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February 16, 2019

HEADLINES

Executive Board Summary
Summary from their February 11 meeting; includes 3A, 2A/1A Baseball and Softball playoff allocations.

Event Management and Ticket Report Form
The online forms are easier than ever for schools to use. See link for step by step instructions.

Computation of ADM Task Force
Update from their latest meeting. Some key ideas they would like feedback on are included.

Baseball/Softball Lineup Cards
Baseball and Softball Lineup Cards are now available for purchase.

Spring Rule Book Order Form
Extra rule books available for spring activities.

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NCAA Women's Basketball Portland Regional
March Madness returns to Portland! Buy tickets now for the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight.

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Read the latest in high school prep sports coverage!
Constantly updated with information on Basketball, Wrestling and Swimming.

 

February 7, 2019

HEADLINES

Football Ad Hoc Committee Update
Update from their latest committee meeting.

Band/Orchestra State Championship Registration
Opens tomorrow! Registration closes April 13. Contact KT Emerson with questions.

20% off at all Dick's Sporting Goods (February 16-17)
Take advantage of this 20% off coupon at all Oregon locations.

"We Are #1!" Student Section Video Contest
Are you the best student section in the state? Upload your video for consideration!

SPOTLIGHT

OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State
Deadline to submit winter teams is February 22.

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Subscribe to OSAAtoday
Subscribe to the weekly Round-Up filled with OSAAtoday stories!

 

January 31, 2019

HEADLINES

OSAA Foundation Participation Grant
Apply for a grant (up to $10,000) to support initiatives in your school!

Dance/Drill State Championship Registration
Opens tomorrow! Closes February 8 at 4pm. Contact KT Emerson with questions.

Inclusion Committee Update
Update from their first meeting of the year. Provide feedback to Kris Welch.

2019-20 Calendar
Please note that this calendar is DRAFT until approved on February 11.

SPOTLIGHT

Nominate a team for the Les Schwab Tires Team of the Month
Les Schwab Tires and the OSAA will recognize a Team of the Month for each classification. Each winning varsity team will be chosen based on performance, dedication in the classroom, and service to the community. Each winner will receive a commemorative trophy and $100 donated to the team's program.

Join us for an evening with the Marine Corps Jazz Orchestra
The premier jazz ensemble of the United States Marine Corps will perform February 6 at Mountainside High School and February 7 at West Salem High School.

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OSAA 'taking care of own house' with youth football stand
The association's youth football position statement hopes to bring programs in line with its safety guidelines.

 

January 25, 2019

HEADLINES

Executive Board Agenda
Agenda for their upcoming February 11 meeting.

Title IX Webinar: Focus on Fundraising and Booster Clubs Follow-up
Follow up webinar from October to be held on April 3, 2019. See link to register.

Rankings Committee Update
Update from their first meeting of the year. Provide feedback to Kris Welch.

PROPOSED Winter 2020 Special Districts
Please review and provide feedback to Kelly Foster by February 8.

SPOTLIGHT

Letterman Bags
You've heard of the Letterman jacket, but have you heard about the revolutionary Letterman Bag? Finally a more useful way to showcase your Varsity letter year round! Go to www.lettermanbags.com and choose from over 30 color combinations to match your school! Use the discount code CarryYourPride as checkout.

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News / Coaches Polls / Stories
Make sure to check out OSAAtoday for the latest news, coach polls, and stories.

 

January 17, 2019

HEADLINES

Dear Mom and Dad: Cool it - Op-Ed Column
Verbal abuse blamed for shortage of officials.

Practice Model Reminder
A reminder that a student may not practice or participate in a contest for more than six consecutive days without a rest day.

NFHS National Awards
The NFHS endorses two awards annually. Please see the NFHS Awards on the link provided for the Spirit of Sport Award and Heart of the Arts Award nomination forms.

Discount Ticket Order Form
Now available for winter activities for member schools to purchase.

SPOTLIGHT

OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State
The forms to submit your winter activities open Friday!

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Cheerleading Round-Up (January 14)
The first full weekend of 2019 is full of intriguing storylines.

 

January 11, 2019

HEADLINES

Fall Reimbursements to be Sent
Checks totaling $291,888 were sent to 211 schools prior to Christmas Break.

Title IX Webinar: Focus on Fundraising and Booster Clubs Follow-up
Follow up webinar from October to be held on April 3, 2019. See link to register.

OSAA Cup - Fall Points Standings
See where your school ranks at the conclusion of the Fall Season in activities and academics. Sponsored by Pacific Office Automation.

Updated Girls Wrestling Districts
Please view and ensure your school is listed.

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Oregon Women Sports Leadership Network Workshop
Registration now open for the OWSLN Workshop on January 26th.

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Subscribe to the weekly Round-Up filled with OSAAtoday stories!

 

January 3, 2019

HEADLINES

Computation of ADM Task Force
Update from their latest meeting along with ideas they'd like feedback on.

Winter Preselection and Participation Forms Open
Deadline for submission is January 18.

Deadline for Adding Games to Basketball Schedules - January 9
Remember that results from contests added to a team's schedule after January 9 vs. any team shall not be included in the rankings. NOTE: Contests not affected by this policy include bracketed contests at tournaments, league tiebreakers, and district/league tournaments.

Football Ad Hoc Committee Update
Update from their December 17 meeting.

SPOTLIGHT

Oregon Sports Hall of Fame - MacTarnahan Scholarship Program
The organization awards up to six $3,000 scholarships.

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Read the latest in high school prep sports coverage!
Constantly updated with information on Basketball, Wrestling and Swimming.

 

December 18, 2018

HEADLINES

Petition to Play Down Task Force
Update from their latest meeting.

Student Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Course
This new course on NFHSLearn.com is provided free of charge.

Charitable Causes Policy
Outlines what is permissible by NFHS rule when it comes to games played for charitable causes.

2019 Oregon Music Hall of Fame College Scholarships
Download the application for scholarships for high school seniors. Deadline is March 1.

SPOTLIGHT

Submit Your Athletic Scholars for a Chance to Attend the Battles Won Academy by Dec. 31!
High school juniors may apply for an all-expenses paid trip to our Nation's Capital this summer with a mentor of their choosing. Click the link to learn more.

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Subscribe to the weekly Round-Up filled with OSAAtoday stories!

 

December 14, 2018

HEADLINES

NFHS National Awards
The NFHS endorses two awards annually. Please see the NFHS Awards on the link provided for the Spirit of Sport Award and Heart of the Arts Award nomination forms.

Guest Coach and Alumni Reminders Memo
Memo is a review of OSAA guest coach guidelines and alumni practicing restrictions.

Board Policy Reminder - Modifications to Address Conflicts with Religious Beliefs
Please notify OSAA by January 15 if you have Winter State Championship participants who may have a possible modification request.

Fall 2019 Schedules
Fall 2019 schedules can now be entered into the website for the 2019-20 school year.

OSAA Office Closure
The OSAA office will be closed December 24, 2018 through January 1, 2019. Happy Holidays!

SPOTLIGHT

OSAA Foundation Participation Grant
Apply for a grant (up to $10,000) to support initiatives in your school!

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News / Coaches Polls / Stories
Make sure to check out OSAAtoday for the latest news, coach polls, and stories.

 

December 7, 2018

HEADLINES

Executive Board Summary
Summary from their December 3 meeting; includes a number of adoptions and first readings.

Cheerleading Registration Form
Registration deadline is January 16 at 4pm.

Winter Preselection and Participation Forms Open
Deadline for submission is January 18.

Basketball Reminders Memo
Reminders for basketball as the season ramps up.

SPOTLIGHT

Basketball Holiday Tournament Brackets
E-mail Kris Welch your holiday tournament brackets so the OSAA Website is up to date over the break.

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Washington schools join OSAA? Board tables vote
The Executive Board will wait until February to consider allowing five 1A-sized schools to join the Big Sky League.

 

November 29, 2018

HEADLINES

Student Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Course
This new course on NFHSLearn.com is provided free of charge.

Deadline for Adding Games to Basketball Schedules - December 19
Remember that results from contests added to a team's schedule after December 19 vs. a team more than one classification away shall not be included in the rankings. NOTE: contests at tournaments are not affected by this policy.

Update Winter Coaches
Please update the information on the OSAA website so we can communicate with your school personnel throughout the winter.

Winter Sports Varsity Team Rosters
New policy mandates varsity team sport rosters to be uploaded into the OSAA website.

SPOTLIGHT

Nominate a team for the Les Schwab Tires Team of the Month
Les Schwab Tires and the OSAA will recognize a Team of the Month for each classification. Each winning varsity team will be chosen based on performance, dedication in the classroom, and service to the community. Each winner will receive a commemorative trophy and $100 donated to the team's program.

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Contribute to OSAAtoday!
This is an exciting opportunity for students to contribute as writers and photographers. Contact Jerry Ulmer if interested!

 

November 21, 2018

HEADLINES

Event Management and Ticket Report Form
The online forms are easier than ever for schools to use. See link for step by step instructions.

Basketball Pep Band Reminders
This document addresses OSAA policies relating to basketball pep bands.

OSAA Foundation Participation Grant
Apply for a grant (up to $10,000) to support initiatives in your school!

#MyReasonWhy Posters
Get your NFHS #MyReasonWhy Posters by December 31.

SPOTLIGHT

Emergency Action Plan (EAP) Reminder
Reminder that EAP's are required of member school. We recommend the free program - Anyone Can Save a Life.

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All-female soccer officiating crew signals opportunity
The first all-female championship crew in 22 years sends a hopeful message for women to get involved in high school officiating.

 

November 15, 2018

HEADLINES

Executive Board December 3 Agenda
Agenda of the next Executive Board meeting has been posted.

Guest Coach and Alumni Reminders Memo
Memo is a review of OSAA guest coach guidelines and alumni practicing restrictions.

Proposed 2019 Fall Districts
These districts are PROPOSED. Send feedback to OSAA prior to November 21.

Computation of ADM Task Force
Update from their initial meeting. Next meeting is scheduled for December 10.

SPOTLIGHT

Happy Thanksgiving!
On behalf of the entire OSAA Staff, thank you for all that you do for the students throughout our state. We wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving - Peter Weber

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Centennial Stories: Relentless Tiffeny Milbrett, Olympic hero
The soccer all-time great made her mark first at Hillsboro High School before collegiate and international stardom

 

November 8, 2018

HEADLINES

Become a Sports Official
Get back in the game and be part of the sport you love; become a sports official.

Winter Plans Now Posted
Planbooks for the winter activities (Cheerleading, Swimming, Wrestling, Basketball and Dance/Drill) are now available.

Winter Sports Varsity Team Schedules and Rosters due November 28
Along with winter schedules and rosters, schools need to update school/coach information.

NFHS National Awards
The NFHS endorses two awards annually. Please see the NFHS Awards on the link provided for the Spirit of Sport Award and Heart of the Arts Award.

SPOTLIGHT

Letterman Bags
You've heard of the Letterman jacket, but have you heard about the revolutionary Letterman Bag? Finally a more useful way to showcase your Varsity letter year round! Go to www.lettermanbags.com and choose from over 30 color combinations to match your school! Use the discount code CarryYourPride as checkout.

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Centennial Stories: The evolution of volleyball in Oregon
The sport looks a lot different than when the first OSAA state tournament was conducted in 1974.

 

November 1, 2018

HEADLINES

New AD Workshop
We encourage new AD's to take advantage of this opportunity.

Co-ops for Winter Activities
If you are anticipating in co-oping an activity this winter, please confirm you've completed the online forms. (View Team Pages)

Winter Rule Book Order Form
Extra rule books available for winter activities.

Fall Results - OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State
See where your fall teams placed overall and in their respective classifications!

SPOTLIGHT

20% off at all Dick's Sporting Goods (November 10-11)
Take advantage of this 20% off coupon at all Oregon locations.

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Follow Post Season Coverage
Make sure to follow OSAAtoday for the latest in playoff coverage.

 

October 25, 2018

HEADLINES

Event Management and Ticket Report Form
The online forms are easier than ever for schools to use. See link for step by step instructions.

BIA Supply Order
Form has been updated and reposted. Supply Orders will shipped after October 29.

Student Activity Advisory Committee Minutes
Minutes from their October 16 meeting.

Nominate a team for the Les Schwab Tires Team of the Month
Les Schwab Tires and the OSAA will recognize a Team of the Month for each classification. Each winning varsity team will be chosen based on performance, dedication in the classroom, and service to the community. Each winner will receive a commemorative trophy and $100 donated to the team's program.

SPOTLIGHT

Krossover, the Official Video Breakdown and Analytics Provider of the OSAA
Krossover is a film breakdown and analytics platform similar to other platforms like Hudl, but with more features and additional benefits. We've chosen to partner with Krossover due to their expanded feature set across major sports: Football, Basketball, Soccer, and Volleyball. As OSAA members, all coaches and athletic directors are eligible for free unlimited film storage as well as full-service film breakdowns. Click the link to get started today and to see how Krossover can help you this season with your film storage and breakdown needs!

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Final Coaches Polls Released
As the season wraps up, check out the final coaches polls provided by OSAAtoday.

 

October 18, 2018

HEADLINES

Delegate Assembly Summary
Summary from October 15 meeting. Includes a number of adopted revisions.

Oregon Wrestling Weight Monitoring Program
Memo's addressing first contest date requirements and reminders for the 2018-19 season have been posted. Athletic Directors and Head Coaches should review this information prior to the first practice date.

Title IX Resources and Webinar
Many Title IX resources are available including a link to our most recent webinar focused on fundraising and booster clubs.

Winter Rule Book Order Form
Extra rule books available for winter activities.

SPOTLIGHT

October in Oregon is Fire Prevention Month!
This is a time when fire service across the state joins forces to spread the word about fire safety. This year's theme from the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), is "Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere." The Office of State Fire Marshal asks that Oregon schools consider increasing their fire safety lessons and resources to their students throughout the month.

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Contribute to OSAAtoday!
This is an exciting opportunity for students to contribute as writers and photographers. Contact Jerry Ulmer if interested!

 

October 11, 2018

HEADLINES

Computation of ADM
Enrollment figures with ADM adjustments from the 17-18 year.

Oregon Girls Sports Leadership Summit
November 17 from 9am-3:30pm at Oregon Episcopal School. Register today!

Nominate a team for the Les Schwab Tires Team of the Month
Les Schwab Tires and the OSAA will recognize a Team of the Month for each classification. Each winning varsity team will be chosen based on performance, dedication in the classroom, and service to the community. Each winner will receive a commemorative trophy and $100 donated to the team's program.

Discount Ticket Order Form
Now available for fall activities for member schools to purchase.

SPOTLIGHT

Download the OSAA Live app!
Stay connected to your team with the new OSAA Live mobile app. OSAA Live features the scores, schedules and rankings for all teams and leagues across Oregon. Search OSAA Live in the App Store or on Google Play to download today.

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Centennial Stories
Oregon small-school football's favorite sons.

 

October 5, 2018

HEADLINES

Preselection, Participation and Fall Academic All-State
These forms are due this week! (October 5 deadline)

SAT/ACT Testing Memo
Remember some SAT and ACT testing dates conflict with State Championships.

FCC Changes to Wireless Microphones
From the NFHS - Upcoming FCC bandwidth changes could affect your wireless microphone system.

Fall Championships Information Posted
Information for Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer and Football are now posted.

SPOTLIGHT

Download the OSAA Live app!
Stay connected to your team with the new OSAA Live mobile app. OSAA Live features the scores, schedules and rankings for all teams and leagues across Oregon. Search OSAA Live in the App Store or on Google Play to download today.

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Latest Coaches Polls Available
Checkout the latest coaches polls that are posted for all fall activities.

 

September 27, 2018

HEADLINES

Delegate Assembly Agenda and Caucus Items
Agenda and Caucus Items for their first meeting of the year.

Officials Fee Review Committee
The final recommendation will go to the Delegate Assembly on October 15.

"We Are #1!" Student Section Video Contest
Are you the best student section in the state? Upload your video for consideration!

Oregon Girls Sports Leadership Summit
November 17 from 9am-3:30pm at Oregon Episcopal School. Register today!

SPOTLIGHT

OSAA and Krossover Announce Technology Partnership
Krossover will be the Official Video Breakdown and Analytics Provider for the association. Krossover will bring unmatched game-film analysis and comprehensive statistical analysis for our athletic directors, coaches and students. Learn more during tomorrow's webinar at 1pm.

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OSAA Foundation meeting needs for students, schools
Bolstered by donations from Nike and Adidas, the Foundation distributes clothing and gear across the state.

 

September 20, 2018

HEADLINES

Rankings Cutoff Date Approaching
Any game entered into the system after September 26 will not be counted in the rankings.

Wilson Basketball Customization
Customize your Wilson Evolution with your school colors and logo.

League Meetings
If your league is interested in receiving an OSAA update at one of your upcoming meetings, please contact.

Out-of-State Contests
Please update your out-of-state opponent's records regularly.

SPOTLIGHT

Nominate a team for the Les Schwab Tires Team of the Month
Les Schwab Tires and the OSAA will recognize a Team of the Month for each classification. Each winning varsity team will be chosen based on performance, dedication in the classroom, and service to the community. Each winner will receive a commemorative trophy and $100 donated to the team's program.

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Burnt River six-man football team an entirely foreign affair
The first-year Bulls have only six players on their roster, all of them exchange students.

 

September 13, 2018

HEADLINES

Executive Board September 10 Summary
Includes actions taken by the Executive Board at their first meeting.

Administrative Assistants Workshop - September 26
A workshop for building relationships and to get administrative specialists and secretaries aware of all the things the OSAA can offer towards making their jobs a little bit easier.

Board Policy Reminder - Modifications to Address Conflicts with Religious Beliefs
Please notify OSAA by October 1 if you have Fall State Championship participants who may have a possible modification request.

Enter Game Results by 10pm
Please report all scores by 10pm the day of the contest. For volleyball, please do not enter any pool play matches/results.

Title IX Webinar - Fundraising and Booster Clubs
October 10, 2018 at 10am. The focus will be on Title IX compliance with athletics and activities fundraising and booster clubs.

SPOTLIGHT

OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State
The forms to submit your fall activities are now open.

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OSAA Centennial Story
How Oregon high schools got their nicknames.

 

September 6, 2018

HEADLINES

Update Varsity Head Coaches by September 12!
We will be sending varsity head coaches a digial version to their NFHS Rule Book next week to the e-mail address in our database.

Fall Preselection and Participation Forms
These forms are due to the OSAA website by October 5.

Associate Member School Update
If you have students participating from Associate Members, their school must be listed prior to participation.

Centennial Toolkit
Check out our Centennial Toolkit to follow along in your school and community.

SPOTLIGHT

OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State
The forms to submit your fall activities are now open.

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Contribute to OSAAtoday!
This is an exciting opportunity for students to contribute as writers and photographers. Contact Jerry Ulmer if interested!

 

August 30, 2018

HEADLINES

Executive Board Meeting Agenda
Items include a number of proposed rule and article changes.

Fall Sports Varsity Team Rosters
New policy mandates varsity team sport rosters to be uploaded into the OSAA website.

Social Media Handles
Insert your social media handles for your school and for individual programs!

Prepare for the SAT/ACT thru EKnowledge
Take advantage of significant discounts as an OSAA member school.

SPOTLIGHT

Nominate a student for the Wendy's Athlete of the Week
Each week throughout the school year, Wendy's and the OSAA will recognize varsity athletes that exhibited an outstanding performance during the previous week.

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Kim Hill, Oregon's only volleyball Olympian
From 2A Portland Christian to among the best in the world, Kim Hill continues to defy the odds.

 

August 23, 2018

HEADLINES

Heat Index and Air Quality
As temperatures stay hot and fires continue to burn, please reference this page to check if practices need to be modified in your area.

2018-19 OSAA Internship Posted
Open to high school junior or seniors and college students. Deadline September 7.

Spirit Safety Certification List
Confirm your coaches completed the Spirit Safety Certification.

Fall Plans, Brackets and Districts are Posted
Information for Football, Soccer, Cross Country and Volleyball are now available.

SPOTLIGHT

2018 Moda Scholarship Winners
Moda Health congratulates Kellen Shelley (Grant Union) and Hadley Brooksby (Oakland) for winning these awards.

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Decline in officials continues as associations look for answers
The number of high school sports officials in Oregon has dropped 18 percent in the last eight years.

 

August 16, 2018

HEADLINES

Cooperative Sponsorship Reminder
Make sure all co-op forms are submitted and the co-op shows on your team page prior to August 23.

Fall Sports Varsity Team Schedules and Rosters due August 23
Along with fall schedules and rosters, schools need to update school/coach information.

Initial BIA Assessor Training Workshop Registration
Any person who wishes to assess wrestlers minimum wrestling weight will need to complete an online assessor profile form and attend an initial training workshop on Sunday, October 14 from 9am-1pm at the OSAA Office in Wilsonville.

Fall Team Sport Memos
Memos for Football, Soccer and Volleyball are now posted.

SPOTLIGHT

Order 2018-19 NFHS Rule Books
Each school gets one free rule book per activity, order additional ones here.

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OSAA to launch OSAAtoday this fall
Original Oregon high school activity content to appear on OSAA website.

 

August 9, 2018

HEADLINES

OSAA Welcomes New Title Sponsor
The OSAA is excited to announce that OnPoint Community Credit Union will be the title sponsor of the OSAA State Championships.

Heat Index and Air Quality
As temperatures stay hot and fires continue to burn, please reference this page to check if practices need to be modified in your area.

Update Staff and Contacts
Please update your coaches staff contact information for the OSAA to communicate throughout the year.

Administrative Assistants Workshop - Sept. 26
A workshop for building relationships and to get administrative specialists and secretaries aware of all the things the OSAA can offer towards making their jobs a little bit easier.

SPOTLIGHT

OACA Coaches Symposium - THIS SATURDAY
Designed for all coaches to attend. $10 registration fee and will be held at Wilsonville High School. Walkups accepted.

 

August 2, 2018

HEADLINES

Executive Board July 25 Summary
Includes action items voted on by the Board at their Summer Workshop.

Fall Administrator Workshops - NEXT WEEK
Sign up today to register for a required workshops. Need to change what you already signed up for? Simply re-register!

Home School Testing Reminder
Home school students must have taken the annual test on or before August 15 in order to participate in OSAA activities during the following school year.

Spirit Safety Course Available Tuesday
Spirit Safety Certification for Cheerleading and Dance/Drill coaches is now 100% online.

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20% off at all Dick's Sporting Goods (August 11-12)
Take advantage of this 20% off coupon at all Oregon locations.