Graduation is Friday!

Graduation events are in full swing this week leading up to the actual ceremony on Friday evening. Please check the “Graduation Information” under Student Links for specific information about each event. We will make the decision as to whether our ceremony will be inside or outside as soon as possible.

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Sad news

Dear SHS families,

I have some sad news to share with you today.  As you may be aware, over the weekend we learned that one of our 9th grade students, Christian Ripley, died from drowning in the Willamette River.  Christian was a friendly and athletic student who played on the SHS football team.  He was outgoing and he loved the outdoors. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Our hearts go out to Christian’s family and friends.

Students were made aware of this news this morning during their 1st period class. Today, we had extra counselors and staff available in the library for anyone who felt they would like more support.  These supports will remain in place throughout the week and as long as students need.

We do not yet know anything about a memorial service, but when we find out that information, we will be sure to share it with everyone.

Below are the links to resources that you may find helpful in helping your student grieve this loss as even if your student did not directly know Christian, we recognize this type of unexpected loss can trigger grief and sadness for all of us.

Today and always, let’s remember that life is precious.  Extend kindness and understanding to others.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Kind regards

José da Silva

Principal Springfield High School


Estimadas familias de SHS,

Tenemos muy triste noticias que compartir hoy. Como tal vez ustedes ya han escuchado, durante el fin de semana, uno de nuestros estudiantes del 9no grado se ahogo en el rio Willamette. Christian era un estudiante amigable y atlético quien jugaba con el equipo de futbol americano de SHS. El era extrovertido y amaba las actividades del aire libre. Todos los que lo conocimos y amamos lo vamos a extrañar muchísimo. Nuestros corazones están con los familiares y amigos de Christian.

Esta información fue compartida con todos nuestros estudiantes durante el primer periodo de la escuela. Hoy tuvimos consejeros adicionales y otro personal de la escuela, en la biblioteca, disponibles para los estudiantes que necesitaban apoyo adicional. Este apoyo va a permanecer en efecto durante la semana y mientras los estudiantes lo necesiten.

Todavía no tenemos información sobre los servicios funerales pero cuando sepamos esta información, nos aseguraremos de compartirla con todos.

En la parte de abajo va a encontrar un vinculo con recursos que usted puede usar para ayudar a su estudiante/s a lidiar con esta perdida aunque su estudiante/s no haya/n conocido personal o directamente a Christian. Reconocemos que este tipo de perdida inesperada puede causar dolor y tristeza para todos.

Hoy y siempre, recordemos que la vida es preciosa. Extendamos amabilidad y comprensión hacia los demás. Por favor comuníquese conmigo su usted tiene alguna pregunta o preocupación.

Saludo cordial,

José da Silva, Director de la Escuela

Springfield High School

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Springfield Theatre Closes 2015-2016 Season!

Congratulations to SHS Advanced Theatre & Acting Ensemble on their successful performances June 3 & 4. Missed the Movie Premiere Night? See this year’s line up on our SHS Theatre Youtube page:

June 8th is our annual Theatre Awards Night at 7:30pm in the SHS Auditorium. Please join us for a recap of the season and distributions of letters and awards earned.

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Spring Choral Concert

Spring Choir Poster 2016

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Scholarships and Awards

Fantastic night at the annual scholarships and awards event. To date, our students have been awarded over $3,000,000.00 in scholarships! Congratulations to our outstanding students!

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Class Elections

Class elections will be held next Tuesday, May 31, and the halls of SHS are awash with posters promoting the candidates! Make sure to vote!

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2016-17 School Year Important Dates

Although the complete calendar is not yet available, here are some of the important dates for next school year.

Important Dates 2016-17

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Congratulations SHS Fine Arts production of “13” on two SOLD OUT Performances!


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Solo Night at SHS

SHS Solo Night FB

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Attendance Recovery

All attendance recovery for semester two of this year must be completed by May 27th for seniors or those planning to transfer.  Otherwise, you have until the end of semester one of 2016-2017.  Attendance recovery may be completed in the library after school, with your teacher, or in the west lecture hall during lunch. Please plan accordingly.

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