Titan Times Newsletter

Springwater Trail High School - April 2019

Principal's Message

Hello Springwater Community,

This week we kicked off another attendance challenge! The April Attendance Challenge will be similar to the one we held back in January: the grade level with the highest attendance for the month will win bragging rights and free pizza or ice cream (to be chosen by the winning grade level). Please remind your student to come to school each and every day. We want every student to finish out the year strong!

Next Wednesday is ACCESS Wednesday. As you know, these days fall on the Wednesday before the final week of each 6-week grading period. The day provides time for students to get caught up on assignments, retake tests, and includes activities designed by student leadership. The activities strengthen community, break-down barriers between groups of students, reduce anxiety and stress, and contribute to an overall positive school climate.

Synergy StudentVue and ParentVue were significantly upgraded over spring break. If you have trouble logging in or navigating the system, please reach out to our office and they can assist you. In addition to progress report grades, Synergy's gradebook system is a good resource to review with your student while discussing their grades and how they are doing on their assignments. For many classes, Google Classroom is another great tool -- have your student log in and they can show you their assignments and their grades.

As a reminder: we offer after school support Mondays - Thursdays from 2:30pm-3:30pm! Students must sign up in the office by noon if they would like to catch a bus ride home. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to get help with their classes.

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your student’s teachers, the main office, or me by phone or email if you have questions or concerns.

Ryan Blaszak, Principal

World Music Spring Performance

Please join us on Tuesday May 7th at 7pm for our Spring World Music Performance. This is a great opportunity to listen to our wonderful Marimba Band!

Senior Letter

Attention Senior Parents

The Senior letter below was mailed out this week. Please take the time to read it.

Soccer Club is Here

Our soccer club began this week. Practices will be held on Monday's and Wednesday's from 2:45 - 4:00pm. Below is a copy of the schedule.


Yearbooks are running out, so buy one before they're gone! We aren't lying! There are a limited number still available, and you don't want to miss out on such an important keepsake from your senior year. You can purchase yours in the main office or online at jostensyearbooks.com.

Congratulations Elise Shimek

Congratulations to Freshmen student Elise Shimek, who received honorable mention for her art piece "Tired Hollow” at Mt Hood Community College's High School Art Exhibit.

Senior Baby Pictures

It is time to submit baby photos of your senior to be used in a slideshow during graduation! Photos can be submitted digitally to weber18@gresham.k12.or.us, or in person to Crystel Weber or Rylea Payne.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • Please submit 4 - 8 photos.
  • If you are submitting physical photos, please put them in an envelope with your students' name on them so that we can return them to you via your student.
  • Please do not submit photos of photos.
  • If you do not want to turn in a physical copy of a picture, please scan your photos and send them digitally to weber18@gresham.k12.or.us

Attention Fred Meyer Shoppers

Attention Fred Meyer Shoppers!

Springwater Trail High School is enrolled in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program! Please link your Fred Meyer rewards card with our nonprofit number MU443. Fred Meyers will donate a percentage of your purchases every quarter to our program. This will NOT affect your reward points or fuel points. Last quarter we received $57.14, every little bit helps. This program helps pay for transportation to allow our students to attend events in the community. Below is the link to sign up.


Academic Support Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Additional academic support is available at Springwater Trail High School, on Monday's, Tuesday's, Wednesday's, and Thursday's from 2:30pm-3:30pm. This additional time will allow students to utilize school resources such as the library and student computers for homework, studying, reading, etc.

Transportation home at 3:30 is available but students MUST sign up in the office prior to noon to receive a ride home.

Wednesday school is also available every week and we encourage students to utilize this time to meet with their teachers, retake quizzes, and get homework help. Transportation home at 3:30 is available but students MUST sign up in the office prior to noon on Wednesdays to receive a ride home. If you have questions regarding after school support, please call the office at 503.261.4600.

April Student Spotlight

Checking In With Our Graduates