There were many shining moments this fall from athletics, co-curricular activities and fine arts. Check out some fall highlights.
What our Staff Say
“Our school community works extremely hard and is very committed to creating the best learning experience for all of our students. I strive to build a positive classroom community that teaches students to feel comfortable being independent learners.”– Lina Mraz, Woodcrest Spanish Immersion, Teacher
“I am #SLPPantherProud when I see the sense of community, wealth of support and passion from all the staff. They show their dedication to education daily and it motivates me to do as much as I can do to uphold that standard.”–Hoang Truong, Northpoint Elementary, Speech Language Pathologist
“At SLP, everyone in the community is welcomed. I feel pride in sharing my culture and language here. My role gives me the opportunity to get to know all students, parents and staff. Each person symbolizes a unique piece of the puzzle that makes our community whole.”– Kenia Alfaro, Centerview Elementary, Office Paraprofessional
“We are always making decisions to move toward creating a learning community that will be successful in today’s and tomorrow’s world. We are pushing students to think more deeply, get engaged in their learning, and create meaningful connections.”– Lindsay Leet, Westwood Intermediate and Middle School, Teacher
“I am #SLPPantherProud to work alongside people that I consider family. It’s beyond amazing that we are able to come together, care for each child and help all students succeed.”– Caridad Ott, Woodcrest Spanish Immersion, Nutrition Services
Julian Christensen and Trevon Holeman started their senior year unsure how to get a job and gain experience within the career path they want to pursue after graduation - mechanics. After understanding and taking advantage of the resources available to them through the Spring Lake Park High School Career and College office, both students now have a part-time job at Heartland Tire.
Each year, the board welcomes student representatives from the high school’s student council to join their board meetings and update members on student life and the SLP experience. This year, the board welcomes seniors Evan Jefferson, Harper Mack, and Onyinyechukwu Udemezue.
Senior Maria Mora-Pena has discovered a passion for medicine and wants to pursue a career in healthcare after she graduates high school next spring. To help her achieve this goal, she has gone deep into the Health and Human Services Pathway at Spring Lake Park High School, taking many courses that align with her emerging interests.
Across Spring Lake Park Schools and across grade levels, among friends and seat mates, in the midst of assignments and instructions and collaboration and conversations, there have been sightings of joy. Joy has been spotted at recess, in the lunchroom, during morning meeting time, in hallway exchanges between students and staff and even during math class.
Last fall, senior Owen Adwan was encouraged to attend an apprenticeship open house for Bühler Group. Now, he is part of a two-year apprenticeship program where he works hands-on, will earn an associate's degree and graduate debt free. Hear from Owen how his time at SLP prepared him for this opportunity.
The 2023-2024 school year has begun for students at Spring Lake Park Schools. The first day photo album captured the energy and excitement, big smiles and a few sweet reunions as a new year of learning got underway.
Spring wrapped up another great season of highlights, successes and triumphs for Panther athletics and activities. With six spring girls’ sports, seven spring boys’ sports and more than 50 student-based interest clubs and co-curricular activities at Spring Lake Park High School, our Panthers made us proud
More than 40 students in the Construction Trades course spent the course of the school year learning through real-world, hands-on experience to build a single-family, two-bedroom and two-bathroom house. The students' work is complete and the house is ready to move into the community to become a home.
Congratulations to our staff members who were honored and recognized at the May 16 retirement event. As a learning community, we gather to recognize their tremendous contributions to our schools and community.