Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Extermination of The Smell

On January 23rd, the Stink of Springwater plagued our school, causing the fire department to be called, and the school to be evacuated. So what's the smell this time? For weeks, a horrible stench has permeated the hall just before the classrooms, and finally something has been done.

Leadership students Cecilia Dalby (pictured right) and Foster Hayes were tasked with the horrible, daunting task of cleaning out the fridge. ¨We opened up a styrofoam box, and these curly fries were absolutely covered in mold. You couldn't even see the fries themselves,¨ says Foster, wiping the freezer down with a vinegar soaked rag. The fries in mention had been left for so long that they had grown their own ecosystem.

What's the lesson here? Please don't forget your food in the fridge.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

What Just Happened at Springwater?

Many students have been left confused as today, March 14th, every student was held back for 10 minutes after the end of second period with no explanation whatsoever. No danger has been reported from any outside sources, so what the heck just happened?

Well, the real reason is a little less sinister than what you might think - privacy.

An anonymous student experienced a medical emergency near the end of second period, and the paramedics were promptly called in to deal with the situation. No more details have been released, however you can rest assured that the student in question is going to be alright, home and safe, so don't worry, Titans.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Hey Students! It's time to vote for the Best Of's! Take the online survey! You've got until April 13th. 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Val-o-Grams

Senior, Angela; Writing a thoughtful message to a friend. 
Leadership students have been working on Valentine's Day grams. Val-o-Grams will be sold during lunch for 50 cents each. You can buy one up until February 14th.  Leadership students will deliver them to Springwater students on Valentine's Day. So don't forget to purchase a thoughtful Val-o-Gram for your friends or loved ones! 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Canned Food Drive Success!


Student throwing pie at staff.
The annual Canned food drive took place before winter break. Although the school was closed due to extreme weather reports. The weather did not stop the spirit of giving to Springwater Trail students. Over the course of two weeks we were able to collect over 300 donations of a mixture of cans and clothing. Students were able to feed eight families in desperate needs of a holiday dinner. Springwater students were happy to provide that for those families in need. Little did the staff know that they were in for a treat.. As promised for the class that would bring in the most donations; leadership arranged a pie throwing contest! At the end of the day it was nice to give even though Springwater students didn’t expect anything in return. It’s the season of giving not receiving. It was an exciting afternoon!

Stinky School

on January 23th, confusion arose early morning as students and staff were greeted by an unpleasant stage odor. Around 7:06 the principal Ryan Blaszak, had speculations that the smell could be a possible gas leak. In little to know time head secretary, Kim made an announcement over the intercom. Students were asked to evacuate the building as soon as possible and bring all their belongings along with them. Students were asked to wait outside the building as the principal got a hold of Northwest Natural.
Students gathered in curiosity until further notice.
While school busses started arriving, more and more students began to grow in curiosity on what the smell could be. I interviewed one student sophomore, Student Acuna, who thought the smell could have been some sort of prank caused by students. “I think it’s a stink bomb, an old middle school classic prank.” I also interviewed Social Studies teacher, Mike Lurie on safety procedures. “I’m glad that we’re outside right now, I believe you have to arrow in the side of caution.”
Principal Blaszak, came outside to give an announcement to alarmed students. In his announcement he talked about the possible odor and the school’s district next step to resolve the situation. Students were told informed that Hogan Cedars elementary, the school next door kind-heartedly offered to let us stay in their gymnasium.
Principle Blaszak later decided the best decision was to send students home since the odor was still unknown. Around 9:30 students were loaded onto the busses. The following days after, school went back to normal. Staff will remain aware for any future changes in the air quality.

Friday, January 27, 2017

The Garden Club, is it there

Wait there is a Garden Club

You're hearing this right there is a garden club. For those who don't know The Garden Club isn't new it was was started about four years ago by Ex STHS English, and Environmental Science teacher Mr. Kramer. The "club"  would eventually be called The Children Of Gaia. It also wasn't really a club, you didn't have to sign up or anything you just had to say you were going to Children Of Gaia on the Wednesday School form. The Children Of Gaia made different types of food, and also helped take care of the school garden. Except Mr. Kramer left STHS at the end of the school year in 2016. But good news one of the teachers in the portables outside Mathias Mantel has taken over and now runs The Garden Club. In an email he was asked what they did at the garden club and he responded with "explore the world of horticultural and culinary possibilities." From the sound of it not much has changed and since it's there why not go to the Garden Club it's there for everyone and if you don't like it you don't have to go back but give it chance before you decide not to go.