Students Fundraise for Belize Trip

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A group of Springfield High School students are collecting gently used items to help fundraise a trip to Belize. The traveler’s club is partnering with Goodwill for the fundraiser. It’s collecting anything from clothing to furniture and electronics. The group goes on a trip every two years and for many of these … Continue reading »

Court in Session at Springfield High

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. –    Court was in session Wednesday for more than 100 Springfield High School students. The Oregon Court of Appeals “Traveling Bench” visits schools around the state, trying to give students an opportunity to see court in action. The students, who are all enrolled in Springfield’s Government class, witnessed three genuine cases, where legitimate … Continue reading »

Rotarians Groom High School Students

EUGENE, Ore. — The local rotary club is working to bring younger generations under its wings. Rotarians say Springfield High School, Thurston High School, Sheldon High School and Churchill High School all have groups called interact clubs. Churchill’s advisor says it’s more than just stirring interest in the youth, it’s about instilling a passion in … Continue reading »

Volunteers Ready for Project Community

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — On Saturday, Northwest Community Credit Union hosts its annual volunteering party Project Community. It’s from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, August 3 at nine different locations around Oregon. Three are in Lane County–the Brattain Learning Center, Springfield High School and Relief Nursery in Springfield. The goal of the project is to help … Continue reading »

Springfield Places 3rd at Auto Contest

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield High School’s team placed third at Friday’s 2013 Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills State Finals in Gresham. Justin Johnson and Justin Smith, accompanied by their instructor Mark Simmons, competed against nine teams in a race against the clock to identify intentionally installed “bugs” in identical Ford Focus vehicles. Vale High School won first … Continue reading »

Students Compete in Auto Competition

GRESHAM, Ore. — Two Western Oregon high school teams are competing in the 2013 Ford AAA Auto Skills Contest in Gresham. Team Springfield is Justin Smith, Justin Johnson and Coach Mark Simmons, and Team Siuslaw High is Mike Head and Timothy Jones with Coach Harry Holton. Ten teams will race against the clock to identify … Continue reading »

SHS Collects Prom Dresses, Formal Wear

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield High School is giving away prom dresses, and it’s hosting an event to try on the gowns this Friday. The program got started about four years ago. It’s designed to help students who can’t afford prom wear. Students say it feels good to give back to their peers. “It really helps … Continue reading »

Russell Named Gatorade National POY

Springfield forward Mercedes Russell: WNBA Champion Maya Moore: Springfield head coach Bill Wagner: Courtesy: Fleishman-Hillard Inc. SPRINGFIELD, Ore.– In its 28th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, today announced Mercedes Russell of Springfield High School (Springfield, Ore.) as its 2012-13 Gatorade … Continue reading »

Project Beautifies Springfield School

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The beautification process is under way at Springfield High School. Thursday was phase two of the project that includes repaving some areas and putting in new benches. The Springfield Education Foundation is leading the charge, but some former students are also getting their hands dirty. “School budgets just don’t have this kind … Continue reading »

Students Create Sportsmanship Project

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Civil War is long gone, but students from two local high schools are using the annual game to teach an important lesson. Seniors at Thurston and Springfield are taking part in a program called “Putting the Civil Back in Civil War.” The goal is for older students to teach elementary students … Continue reading »

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