Welcome to Thurston High School!

333 58th St.
Springfield, OR 97478

Main Office:  541-744-5000
Main Office/Health Office fax: 541-744-5029

Counseling Office: 541-744-5156
Counseling Fax:  541-744-5025
Attendance:  541-744-5027

Online Payments HERE
Sports Registration HERE (opens July 1st)




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Dear Colts and Colt Families,

We are at the end of this wild and crazy year.  The staff at THS want to thank you for being so patient and understanding during this most unprecedented year.  We have all lost so much, yet learned so much at the same time.  We are all looking forward to the fall of 2021 and getting back to a “normal” school year.  If things keep heading in the direction they are, I am confident that we will be opening as usual in September.


The finished production of the 2021 graduation ceremony will be going “live” this evening at 5:00 pm.  If you would like to view it, you can watch it here:

Graduation Video – 2021

Employee of the Year





It is always such a great honor when someone from our Thurston High School gets recognized for the great work they do for kids, families, and staff.  Austin deserves this recognition!  His tireless work ethic and willingness to be at school supporting students and activities does not go unrecognized.  The way Austin is received by students and staff, as well as his ability to connect with students, makes him deserving of this title.  Congratulations Austin, we are proud of you!

A, B, A, B Schedule next week

Just a reminder that next week we have classes Monday – Thursday, with a grading day on Friday.  Last day for grades 9-11 will be Thursday, 6/17.  Finals are Wednesday the 16th and Thursday the 17th.

Summer School (Informational Flyer)

Thurston High School will be offering summer school sessions for credit recovery this July.  These classes are for students to retake classes they failed and to get on-track for graduation.  Up to four classes can be taken for credit (up to 2.0 credits total). Counselors are reaching out to students this week.  If you are interested and think this could help your student, contact the counseling department at 541-744-5156.

Session 1: Classes for Credit

  • July 6th – 15th (no classes on Mon. 7/5, Fri. 7/16)
    • Morning and Afternoon Choices
    • Completing one class is worth 0.5 credit (so you could earn 1.0 credit if you go to a morning and afternoon class)

Session 2: Classes for Credit 

  • July 19th – 29th (no classes on Fridays)
    • Morning and Afternoon Choices
    • Completing one class is worth 0.5 credit (so you could earn 1.0 credit if you go to a morning and afternoon class)

If you attend both sessions and also attend morning and afternoon (4 classes total) you could earn 2.0 credits!

Summer Enrichment Camps in August! Stay tuned for information coming soon! (NOT FOR CREDIT!)

These are just for fun, mark the dates!

  • August 9th – 13th
  • August 16th – 20th


I want to remind you that we are keeping the one-to-one initiative going for 2021-2022. If your student is returning to THS next year, they will keep their chromebooks over the summer. If they are not returning, or you are not comfortable keeping them over the summer, they can return their Chromebook (with their charger) to the library next week. They can check out another one again in the fall.

Textbooks and School Stuff

This is also the time to start looking around for old textbooks, library books, instruments, uniforms, etc.  If you find anything that belongs to THS laying around the house, please have your student return it to the main office or library by June 17th.

Again, thank you for being patient and helping us through this year.  Look for information about next year coming out over the summer.  I will be sending out emails as information comes available during the summer, as well as sending home a letter in August outlining the registration procedures.  Have a great and restful summer.

Go Colts,


Chris Reiersgaard
Interim Principal
Thurston High School

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Graduation Video 2021

Thurston High School is excited to present the graduation video of 2021.  The link will become active 6/11/21 at 5:00 p.m.


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Transcripts 2021

Seniors –

Remember you may need to send your final transcript to your college, miliary, or workplace after you graduate. Please fill out this request form so we know where to send them to.

Class of 2021 Final Transcript Request Form

Amy Stranieri

School Counselor (Last Names S-Z)
Department Chair
Thurston High School
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Friday 5/28 Update

Good Afternoon Colts and Colt Families,

I hope this beautiful Friday finds you all well and ready for a three-day weekend.  This holiday comes at the perfect time for staff here at THS to recharge and get ready for the last three weeks of the year, including graduation next Thursday and Friday.

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!  We are very proud of the 275 seniors who have sacrificed so much in the last 14 months.  This class, along with the Class of 2020, will be remembered as resilient, flexible, and strong.  They are our heroes.

For seniors, today was their last day. There were a mix of emotions today as the seniors said their goodbyes, took pictures with staff and friends, and walked out the gates for the last time as students.


All students should be looking around for items to be returned to Thurston High School.  Textbooks, library books, chromebooks (with their chargers), hotspots, uniforms, etc. can all be returned when they are no longer needed.  Seniors can return their items Tuesday, June 1st in the library if they haven’t done so already.

June Calendar

Below is the June calendar.  Please note that there are classes on Wednesday, June 16th.














Graduation is June 3rd and 4th.  Seniors and Senior parents have received written instructions via email.  An instructional video will be released today to seniors and their families.

Summer School

Thurston High School will host free, in-person summer learning opportunities! These include Classes for Credit (July 6th-15th and July 19th-29th), Enrichment Camps (August 9th-13th and August 16th-20th), and the SAIL Program at University of Oregon (July 26th-30th).

For more complete information, and an opportunity to express interest/RSVP, follow these links: https://tinyurl.com/THSSummerSchool2021https://tinyurl.com/RSVPSummerSchool.

Scholarship and Awards Video

Our Scholarship and Awards Night is again presented in video format.  We are looking forward to being able to celebrate our students’ achievements in person next year.  Thank you to Jordan Magill for putting together this years Scholarship and Awards video.  We appreciate all of Jordan’s behind the scene work here at THS.  The video can be viewed here:

In closing, the end of the school year is near and sometimes sneaks up on students.  Keep nudging your student(s) to be aware of their grades, and what outstanding work needs to be turned in.  Finals for grades 9-11 are Wednesday, June 16th and Thursday, June 17th.  Enjoy the sunny and warm weather this weekend.



Chris Reiersgaard
Interim Principal
Thurston High School
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