• 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!
  • THS Equestrians Repeat State Titles

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 5/15/2018
    Congratulations to the Thurston High equestrian team! Four OHSET team members - seniors Meagan Duncan, Alison Miller and Kenzie Wagner and junior Taryne Gormley - repeated their titles as state champs in the Canadian Flags event at May's state meet in Redmond. Alison and Meagan also took 1st place in the Birangle event.
    THS equestrians
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  • Spelling Contest WInners

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 4/26/2018

    Congratulations to our top spellers, winners of this year's district-wide spelling contest! Elementary: The top speller was Theot Campbell from Maple Elementary (pictured on the left). Peyton Reed came in second place. Middle School: Brayden Mitchell (on the right) of Hamlin took first. Lydia Schellenberg of Agnes Stewart was second. All will go on to the county contest on May 16.

    spelling winners


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  • TMS's Brandi Starck Named Middle School Principal of the Year

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 4/26/2018

    Congratulations to Thurston Middle School Principal Brandi Starck, who has been named Oregon Middle School Prinicipal of the Year by the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators. Way to go, Brandi! Read more at http://bit.ly/StarckPOY.

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  • SHS Tuba Player to Represent US in Australia

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 4/26/2018

    Congratulations to Springfield High tuba player Trenton Fleenor, who has been invited to the Pacific Honors Ensemble Program (PHEP) in Australia this fall.

    Fleener, who will be competing for SHS at state, will be working under preeminent national and international conductors and clinicians as part of the program.

    <Watch the KMTR story>

    Trenton Fleenor

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  • Springfield's Rain Barrel Contest

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 4/18/2018

    The City of Springfield's Rain Barrell contest involved about 325 4th-graders at Maple, Douglas Gardens, Ridgeview, Riverbend and Walterville elementaries. The winners were honored at a City Council meeting, and the winning barrels will be on display in City Hall through Earth Day. The barrels will go back to interested schools for rainwater harvesting projects. Very cool!

    1st place: Group from Mrs. LaMar’s class, Riverbend Elementary– Aubrie Fhy, Kaylee Izazaga, Evelyn Ceja, Aryonna Barrow, Vanessa Martinez, Laney Lister, Wyatt Hillsberry, Amya Gulovsen

    Mrs. LaMar's class

    2nd place: Group from Ms. Grant’s class, Riverbend Elementary – Aimelia Maisch, Gavin Alston, Levi Watkins, Alicia Landeros, Kassidy Hadden, Quentin Lewis

    Ms. Grant's class

    3rd place: Group from Mrs. Moore’s class, Maple Elementary – Andy Gomez-Morales, Audriana Fletes, Brynn Weimer, Giselle Guiterrez, Shawn O’Rourke, Lucy Roger

    Mrs. Moore's class

    Please see our Flickr album for photos and videos of the winning barrels!

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  • 2018 Brain Bowl

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 4/13/2018

    Agnes Stewart, Briggs, Hamlin and Thurston middle schools competed in the district's 24th annual Brain Bowl on April 12, answering questions based on curriculum they have studied.

    Although the Briggs 7th- and 8th-graders both won their rounds, Agnes Stewart, whose team won the 6th-grade round, took the overall title for the day with the most total points. Congratulations to all the participants!

    ASMS Wins Overall

    6th Grade (ASMS): Logan Martin, Alex DeLeon, Amanda Arch, Emily Waddell, Destiny Allen, Aya Warner

    ASMS 6th-grade winners

    7th Grade (Briggs): Lauren Bell, Carly Bramhall, Kyran McCowan, Ari Mattox, Damian Rivera

    Briggs winning 7th-graders

    8th Grade (Briggs): Aidan Boals, Shyann Kephart, Madelyn Nover, Trevor Patterson, Corben Short

    <pBriggs winnings 8th-graders

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  • THS Wind Ensemble Heading to State

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 3/20/2018

    Congratulations to the Thurston Wind Ensemble for winning the OMEA district 12 championships at South Eugene High School. The band was awarded the highest score out of all 5A and 6A bands. The group also won the OSAA league championship in Medford the following week, for an automatic berth at this year’s state contest.



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  • Rdigeview Team Takes 2nd in Rubik's Competition

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 2/27/2018

    Ridgeview's Rubik Resolvers A team of students from Larry Walker's 4th-grade Ridgeview class took second place in the team 3 x 3 event at the Rubik's Cube Competition in Eugene. Congratulations to Eli Concepcion, Katie Dotson, Kolbi Hampton-Knights, Michael Lavender, Caleb Mannier, Jon Torres and Carlos Torres. Caleb also competed in the solo competition, coming in 8th among elementary students with a solve time of 1 minute 21 seconds.

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  • Centennial Green Team

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 2/27/2018

    Recycle Bowl Congratulations to Centennial's Green Team, led by Bradley Barnhart, who won the Food Scrap Collection portion of the national Recycle Bowl competition, besting more than 1,000 other competing schools. Read more here about Centennial's Green Team activities.


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  • Willamette Valley Honor Band

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 2/27/2018

    Congratulations to this year's Willamette Valley Honor Band participants! Students must receive recommendations from their school director to participate.

    From SHS: Hannah Baehler, Clarinet; Josh Bradley, Tuba; Gavin Cline, Trumpet; Lydia Dapkus, Bass Clarinet; Hailey Donaworth, T. Sax; Trenton Fleenor, Tuba; Charles Graves, Percussion; Darrel Harrison, Percussion; Dawn Harrison, Clarinet; Liliana Hernandez, Flute; Hailee Johnson, Trumpet; Isaac Means, Horn; Emilio Ochoa, Flute / A. Sax; Raymie Slover, Baritone B.C.; Payton Swartout, Flute; Noah Tornell, Trombone; Audrey Valdez, Flute; Neil Weiss, Percussion

    From THS: Shyenne Bates, Bari Sax; Wesley Coleman, A. Sax; Kyle Coleman, Flute; Bailie Hampton, Horn; Maya Hampton, Clarinet; Yohnue Hunt, Flute/Picc.; Jamison McGillivray, Trombone; Connor McKay, Trumpet; Kalie O Leary-Taylor, T. Sax; Raegann Phelps, Flute; Raegann Phelps, Flute; Adael Scatena, Flute; Tabitha Stroup, T. Sax; Sabrina Stroup, Flute

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