Welcome to Thurston High School!

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Springfield, OR 97478                    Fax 541-744-5029
Attendance Hotline 541-744-5027

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Questions? Please give us a call!

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Graduation Info 2018

Spring Senior Reminders

May/June 2018


  • Important Dates

    Wednesday, May 23rd @ 6:00pm – Scholarship and Award Night
    Friday, May 25th – Community Service Hours Due in Counseling
    Tuesday, May 29th – Friday, June 1st – Graduation Tickets on sale
    Tuesday, June 5th – First day of finals for seniors
    Wednesday, June 6th – Last day of finals/school for seniors



  • Thursday, June 7th


      • Mandatory Graduation Practice at 8:30am in the Main Gym
      • Baccalaureate (optional event) 8:00pm in the THS Main Gym


  • Friday, June 8th


      • Senior Breakfast @ the Eugene Hilton  (tickets required)


  • Fees must be paid by 12:00pm (to get your diploma)
  • Saturday, June 9th (GRADUATION DAY!)


    • Graduation Practice @ 9:00am at the Hult Center
    • Graduation Ceremony at 1:00pm
    • All Night Party at Willamalane Sports Center 9:00pm to 1:30am


  • Graduation Practices


      • Practice #1 – Thursday, June 7th 8:30am-10:30am in the Main Gym
        • You will get cap and gown, stoles & cords after practice
      • Practice #2 – Saturday, June 9th @ 9:00am at the Hult Center
        • Parking is an issue – carpool or get dropped off


  • Baccalaureate (optional event) Thursday, June 7th @ 8:00pm


      • Sponsored by Young Life
      • 8:00pm in the Main Gym (seniors arrive by 7:15pm)
      • No tickets necessary


  • Senior Breakfast – Friday, June 8th 8:00-10:00am


      • Eugene Hilton in Eugene
      • Tickets are on sale now
      • $16.00 per person – may be purchased online or in the Bookkeeper’s Office


  • All Fees must be paid by Friday, June 8th at 12:00noon
  • You will not get your diploma at graduation if you have a balance on your account
  • Graduation Details


    • Graduation Practice at 9:00am – 2 hour practice
    • You WILL NOT have time to go home
    • Bring dress clothes, cap and gown, & lunch or money
    • You need to be in cap/gown at Hult Center at 12:15pm for class photo
    • Ceremony begins at 1:00pm
    • Outside doors open at 12:00noon, Auditorium doors open at 12:15pm for guests
    • Wheelchair access and special seating needs to be pre-arranged through the counseling office



  • Graduation Tickets


      • 6 tickets per family (4 free, 2 @ $10.00 per ticket)
      • On sale May 29th – June 1st (10am-2pm) Theatre Box Office
      • Tickets will be held for students on the bubble for graduation
      • Extra tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 5th ($15 each).  You need to request extra tickets ahead of time in the counseling office.


  • Graduation Dress Code


      • Graduation a formal event
        • Men – shirt & tie, dress shoes or boots
        • Women – dresses, skirts, nice pants & blouse, dress shoes (no flip flops)
        • No decorating caps
        • Worried about cost?  See your counselor!


  • All Night Party-Saturday, June 9th 9:00pm-1:30am @Willamalane Sports Center


      • $40 per ticket – Buy tickets in the Counseling Center


  • Senior Class Officers Reminders


      • Remember to vote for Class Awards that will be announced at Senior Breakfast ASAP!
      • Turn your ballot into the Counseling Center after you have completed it.
      • Please send photos for the Class Slideshow happening at the senior breakfast.  


  • Counselor Reminders


      • Service Honors Diploma (special cord at graduation)
        • 3.0 GPA and 100 hours of Community Service
        • Hours due to counseling office on May 25th


  • Naviance Tasks are DUE now!!!


        • Log on and finish – you will NOT receive your diploma if you don’t get them done
      • Order Final Transcript to be sent to your college at the first grad practice


  • Drugs and Alcohol


    • Use of possession results in a 5 day suspension.  Practice is only 2 days away from graduation. We want everyone to be at graduation!


  • College and Career Center Reminders
  • Financial Aid Award Letters


      • Please bring any awards or scholarships (financial aid award letters) to Ms. Urness in the CCC and get a candy bar!!
      • If you applied to 5 colleges then she needs 5 award letter


  • Students going to LCC next year:


      • Last LCC Placement Test is May 25th and the 29th. Sign up in the CCC.
        • If this date doesn’t work for you, please go to Lane’s website and sign up to take the placement test out at LCC.
      • Go online to LCC’s website and sign up for your mandatory LCC advising session – bring your placement scores, picture ID and transcript to the session.  You can’t sign up for classes until you have your advising session.


  • College List on Naviance:  Be sure to indicate which colleges you have applied to and which college you have decided to attend.  
  • Oregon Promise


    • Deadline June 1st – Need to fill out FAFSA, 2.5 Cumulative GPA, and NO EFC restriction!


  • Class of 2018 – We are so happy for you!!!  Finish Strong!



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Springfield Educator of the Year

Springfield Educator of the Year nominees! (missing Tim Vian) Colts representing and keeping it R.E.A.L.


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Equestrian Team (OHSET)

Members of Thurston’s Equestrian Team competed last weekend in Redmond at the State OHSET meet. Thurston brought home 2 state titles and placed in the top 10 in various other events.
4 team members, Seniors Meagan Duncan, Alison Miller & Kenzie Wagner and Junior Taryne Gormley repeated their title as State Champs in the Canadian Flags event. Alison and Meagan placed 1st place in the Birangle event, while Kenzie Wagner and Brooklyn Burrell placed 10th. Alison placed 2nd in Individual Flags, 3rd in Barrels and 8th in Figure 8. Kenzie placed 6th in Keyhole and 12th in Poles.

Members of your Thurston Equestrian team are headed to the state OHSET meet in Redmond this month (May 10, 11 & 12).
Three seniors, Alyson Miller, Meagan Duncan and Kenzie Wagner will all be competing in individual and team events. While juniors Brooklyn Burrell and Taryne Gormley will compete in team events. Thurston is the defending state and regional champions in the Canadian Flags team event.
These athletes along with team members, sophomore Kaylee Chapman & Olivia Gannon and freshman Josi Artemenko all had a great season competing in three local meets.
If you are interested in joining the Equestrian team or know of any incoming freshman that may be interested, find the team on Facebook, Thurston Colts OHSET, and send a message.

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Senior Meeting

The last mandatory senior meeting will be this Friday, May 11th (early release A day) starting at 8:15 am, in the THS Auditorium.   Seniors are to check in with their 1st period class and then proceed to the auditorium.

This is an important meeting for all seniors, please be there!

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Spring Game Cancelations

4/17 – Boys Varsity Baseball vs Marist HS is cancelled

4/12 – Thursday – JV2 Baseball game cancelled today due to weather

4/5 – Thursday – JV2 Baseball games cancelled due to weather.
4/5 – Boys Varsity Tennis games are cancelled due to weather.
4/5 – Girls Varsity Tennis games are cancelled.
4/5 – Girls JV Softball cancelled

3/22 – Thursday – JV & JV2 games canceled due to weather.
3/22 – Thursday Girls Tennis Canceled due to wet weather.
3/22 – Softball venue has been changed to Sheldon HS today 3/22. Students released at 2:30PM

3/23 – Boys JV & Varsity Lacrosse @ Sisters has been canceled due to weather

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