SLP Experience is a print and electronic publication produced several times each year that offers a look into life at Spring Lake Park Schools across school buildings and grade levels. Watch for the bigger stories of Panther pride and purpose in your email and home mail.

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This year, Opportunities in Emergency Care students volunteered 4,000 hours outside the classroom

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Last summer, Nutrition Services served 15,000 free meals

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67 youth camps and clinics are happening over the summer at SLP

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More than $83,000 worth of scholarships provided by the community to graduates

Nicholas Mulder - senior spotlight
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I am proud to be Panther because of those I interact with on a daily basis. Truly there is a unique culture at Spring Lake Park High School and I am honored to have been part of it. 

In the fall, Nicholas plans to attend the University of Minnesota Duluth and pursue a dual major in Chemical and Mechanical Engineering.


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To our community: The Class of 2024 has crossed the stage, diplomas in hand. They embark now on their next steps beyond Spring Lake Park Schools. That’s our goal – across the preschool to grade 12 experience –preparing our graduates for this moment and beyond. We don’t just check the box on graduation requirements, we want each graduate to have a plan and be prepared for their next steps.

Nothing is more important for the graduates in the Class of 2024 than leaving our schools knowing themselves as learners. As adults in the workforce and world, one thing is certain; they will need to continue to learn – whatever path they choose.

We are unique in that we have expanded embedded college opportunities while also developing career pathways with deep levels of community and industry partnership and support. The result is creative, varied opportunities for students to explore potential career and college paths throughout their experience in our schools. Enthusiasm at a recent visit from the Commissioner of Education suggests we’re on the right track. He was the latest in a string of visitors we’ve welcomed to our schools this year to see and observe our approach to learning.

Since 2010, we’ve been on this journey toward personalized learning. Each year, we’ve taken deliberate steps toward the vision. While we still have more work to do, we can also see the progress we’ve made. It’s been fun, throughout this year, to share that with educators, architects, legislators, government officials and others from Minnesota and across the country.

We couldn’t make the progress we are without community engagement and support. Our community partners help bring math and science learning to life with local garden planting. Our community partners help support authentic learning experiences in business, technology, construction and more. It’s our community that fills the stands to cheer our Panthers.

As we close out one school year and look ahead to the next, we do so with deep gratitude for our community. Thank you for continuing to invest in the future through the support of our schools and the SLP experience.

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Live on 65: 2024-2025 Season

Mark your calendars for a new season of world-class entertainment in the North Metro. Tickets for the next season of Live on 65 are now available for purchase. Buy for all shows and save. Visit online or call 763-600-5050.

  • Wednesday, October 2 - After Hours Big Band
  • Wednesday, December 4 - Kat Perkins: North Country Christmas
  • Wednesday, March 19 - Ring of Kerry
  • Monday, May 12 - The Piano Men Timeless Hits of Billy Joel with Jim Witter
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Scholarship Support Thanks!

Spring Lake Park High School seniors were awarded more than $83,000 in scholarships thanks to the support of many individuals and organizations in our community. Financially assisting our graduates makes it possible for them to pursue further education at 4-year colleges, 2-year colleges, technical colleges and trade schools. If you'd like to become a scholarship donor, please contact Spring Lake Park High School's Student Support Services Office at 763-600-5130.

Summer Family Fun

Check out some summer fun for the whole family.

  • July 7 - Summer Bird Walk - Rice Creek: Join Naturalist Kyle Te Poel for a morning walk in this creekside woodland.
  • July 13 - Build-a-Bird Feeder Parent/Child Workshop: Learn woodworking and tool-use skills as you enhance the backyard for the birds.
  • July 19 - Wolves, Bears, Raptors and More! Family Adventure to the Wildlife Science Center: Encounter wolves, bears, mountain lions, coyotes, foxes, tortoises, raccoons, and more.
  • August 17 - Summer Bird Walk - Coon Rapids Dam: Nearly 100 species are on record at this location for the month of August.
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Students smiling holding personalized diploma cards

When SLP graduates walk across the stage at commencement, they are handed a diploma book cover. It wasn’t until they made it back to their seats that they opened it to find a surprise handwritten note from a 4th grader!

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It’s always a special day when the graduating class is gifted their yard signs thanks to the support of the Panther Foundation! A show of school pride and celebrating end of the school year accomplishments!

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As a learning community, we recognize and honor this year’s retirees. We thank them for their tremendous contributions to our students and wish them well in retirement!

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4th graders doing a relay during Track & Field day

An SLP favorite tradition: 4th Grade Track & Field Day! All elementaries join together at Panther Stadium for a day of fun before they reunite at Westwood as fifth graders.

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Archived SLP Experience Issues

Summer 2024

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Spring 2024

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