• Celebrating SPS

    This is our place to give a shout out to students and staff who are doing cool and amazing things. If you know of someone who deserves a shout out, drop us a note!
  • Centennial Math Whizzes Excel in SumDog Contests

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 2/16/2018

    Centennial Elementary placed 6 classes in the top 10 of all competing schools in the most recent Lane County SumDog competition. Nothing like a little healthy competition to make math games even more fun! Nice job, kids. 

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  • THS Girls Wrestling Team Are State Champs

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 2/6/2018

    For the second straight year, the 22-member Thurston girls varsity wrestling team have won the state championship. Ninety-one teams (277 girls) competed at the recent tournament, held at Thurston High. Four girls - seniors Macie Stewart and Mariah Annis, junior Malea Palahniuk, and sophomore Lindsay Burrell - also qualified for the individual girls state championships in Portland Feb. 16-17. (Melea is ranked 12th in the nation in her weight class!) Side note: Girls wrestling will finally become an official OSAA sport next year!

    2018 THS Girls Wrestling Team

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  • Students Qualify for All-State Choir

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 1/16/2018

    Students at three SPS high schools auditioned, and were accepted into, the Oregon Music Educator Association's 130-member All-State Honor Choir this month. The choir performed at the Hult Center on January 14.

    Full choir

    From Springfield High:

    Senior Payton Swartout, sophomore James Fuller and junior Trentor Fleenor.


    From Thurston High:

    Kasey Lightheart and Matthew Hill (both juniors) were accepted into the Oregon All-State Tenor/Bass Choir, and Maggie Westover (sophomore) was accepted into the Oregon Treble Choir.

    From A3:

    Seniors Tayo Anderson and Kyla Ramsey.


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  • MLK Student Winners

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 1/16/2018

    Thank you to all of the students who submitted original work for this year's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.

    The contest was open to all students, K-12. Students were invited to submit an essay, poem, letter, speech, poster, video, photographic display or song in response to this MLK quote: "Let us stand up. Let us be a concerned generation." The writers of the winning speeches were keynote speakers at the celebration at Springfield High School.

    See the full list in the program here.

    The annual Springfield MLK March and Celebration is coordinated by the Springfield Alliance for Equality and Respect (SAfER), Springfield Public Schools, City of Springfield, Willamalane Park and Recreation District and Springfield Education Association.

    MLK Art







    MLK Art 2

    MLK Art 3

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  • Walterville Teacher Receives VFW Award

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 1/15/2018

    Walterville teacher Jonathan Gault recently received a Teacher of the Year award from the local chapter of Veterans of Foreign Wars. Learn more in our YouTube video: https://youtu.be/73wuvVcS298.

    Jonathan Gault

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  • Library Bookmark Contest Winners

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 12/5/2017

    Bookmark winners

    Congratulations to the Springfield Public Library's 2017 Bookmark Contest winners, who were recognized at the Dec. 4 City Council meeting:

    Kindergarten: Gretchen Jack (Maple)
    1st Grade: Penelope Smart (Guy Lee)
    1st Grade: Addi Perrine (Walterville)
    1st Grade: Reiah Huntoon (Douglas Gardens)
    2nd Grade: Olivia Chamberlain (TRDR)
    3rd Grade: Alexander Plascencia (Centennial)
    4th Grade: Megan Walker (Guy Lee)
    4th Grade: Jaylyn Haldeman (TRDR)
    4th Grade: Avarie Cramer (Centennial)
    5th Grade: Amal Aliya Delgado (Page)
    6th Grade:June Smith (Homeschool)
    7th Grade: Madison White (Briggs)
    8th Grade: Evie Smith (Homeschool)
    10th Grade: Simon Lee (Homeschool)
    12th Grade: Jailee Binford (Baker Web Academy)
    Post 12th Grade: Grace Lee

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  • SHS Band Students Accepted into International Band Clinic

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 10/17/2017

    Congratulations to the following SHS students who were recently accepted into the Western International Band Clinic: Hannah Baehler (Senior); Gavin Cline (Junior); Trenton Fleenor (Junior); Dawn Harrison (Junior); and Payton Swartout (Senior).

    The students will travel to Seattle with students from several other countries on November 17 for three days of work with eight college directors, composers, and professional musicians, culminating in a final performance.

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  • Thurston Student is National Merit Semifinalist

    Posted by Springfield Schools on 9/18/2017

    Thurston High senior Ethan Reeder is a semifinalist in this year's National Merit Scholarship program, based on his 2016 PSAT score ranking him in the top 1% of high school seniors who took the test. To become a finalist, semifinalists must submit a scholarship application outlining their participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, honors and awards. From the approximately 16,0000 semifinalists nationwide, about 15,000 are expected to advance to finalist level next spring. Every finalist will compete for one of 2500 National Merit Scholarships of $2500. Way to go, Ethan!

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  • Thurston Student Wins Merit Scholarship

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 6/22/2017

    Thurston High senior Eryn Reeder, a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship program based on her 2015 PSAT scores, received a $2500 National Merit Scholarship from Oregon State University. Eryn is anticipating a possible career in engineering.

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  • Springfield Automotive Students Gifted Tool Kits

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 6/20/2017

    Two Springfield High School Automotive Technology students, Michael Morse and Juan Santiago, were the recipients of new tool boxes courtesy of the Jim & Dianna Murphy Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. The OCF grant, administered by the Springfield Education Foundation, was intended to help students transition to automotive careers. Mike and Juan have been accepted into the Toyota T-Ten Factory Training Program and will start training in the fall at Umpqua Community College. They will alternate between formal training at UCC and "hands-on" training at our local Eugene Kendall Toyota dealership.

    Automotive instructor Mark Simmons also procured matching funds from local area auto shops to allow the scholarship to be awarded annually.

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