SLP Experience is a new 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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Meals served in Spring Lake Park Schools each year

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Offering opportunities for college credit at SLPHS 

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Are registered for at least one 12 by 12 course, most are taking at least two courses

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63 different languages spoken in our students' homes 

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By taking rigorous classes, I am learning what it takes to be successful in college and also how to manage my time properly, which will not only help me in college, but in the real world, too. In my principles of engineering class, the final project involved using the knowledge gathered from the unit to build a solar powered car using hydrogen fuel cells.

Daanish currently has sights set on applying to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities to study computer or data science.

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To our community: The second trimester is wrapped up, and I continue to be so proud of the work our staff have done to develop relationships and support the needs and interests of each of our students. This doesn’t happen in isolation though. The support of parents and families is critical, and we also are continually working with people across our community to prepare students for the future.

One of the most powerful takeaways we can provide as students leave Spring Lake Park Schools is knowledge gained over their K-12 experience about who they are as a learner. Given the pace of change in our world, their ability to keep learning throughout their lives will be critical to their success.

This year, nearly all of our kindergarteners started school with a learner profile. The profile provides information about a student’s strengths, interests and needs as a learner. Teachers, students and families all have input on this profile, which will evolve as students grow. After several years of this work, we can see how profiles can be powerful tools for the learner, their families, and our teachers.

Ideally, high school students have learned a lot about themselves as learners and are applying what they know as they explore future paths. Whatever their plans may be, our intent has been to help them explore their interests through a variety of course options, pathways, and even internships and apprenticeships.

These days, chances are, some postsecondary education will be required for students regardless of the path they choose after high school. Our goal is to provide a head start with opportunities to earn 12 college credits by the end of the 12th grade. There are many paths to 12 by 12 with new options being added each year. Beyond the classroom, athletics and activities continue to provide opportunities for students to find a spark while building relationships with others who have similar interests.

This winter, we saw individuals and teams experience success and represent the Spring Lake Park Schools community with pride. Most importantly, we’ve seen dedication and a focus on excellence – whatever the outcome. Whether you cheer from the stands, sit side by side with your child at the kitchen table, or simply support from a distance, thank you. We’re grateful for your support of our schools and the work we do together to prepare students for their futures.

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Panthers for a Purpose

The Panther Foundation’s annual fundraising event returned this year with a Week of Giving and Panther Party that raised more than $128,000 to support activities and programs benefiting the students of Spring Lake Park Schools. Thank you to all who gave to support SLP Schools!

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Get your tickets to Oklahoma!

Oklahoma! is making its way to the SLPHS Fine Arts Center. With its singing cowboys and rom-com storyline, you won’t want to miss this Western musical adventure embracing hope, determination and the promise of a new land. Get your tickets today.

Performances:

  • Friday, April 22, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 23, 2 p.m
  • Friday, April 29, 7 p.m
  • Saturday, April 30, 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 1, 2 p.m.
     

Career Fair on April 6

Spring Lake Park High School students will participate in a career fair, Wednesday, April 6, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the high school. If you are interested in having a booth at the fair and connecting with students for potential employment, internships, apprenticeships or career exploration opportunities, contact Eric Van Brocklin, evanbr@district16.org or 763-600-5100.

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Northpoint students making bags for a local humane society

Students at Northpoint spread the love with a service project for local animal shelters. They assembled treat and toy bags, fleece blankets and other essentials for furry friends. Giving back to the community is a wonderful deed!

After 30 incredible seasons, head Panther Boys’ Basketball Coach Guzy is set to retire after this season. Guzy was honored at a home game where community members gathered to celebrate his coaching career.

Go for the gold! All Centerview students lined a path to give an official send-off with signs and waves to the USA Women’s Hockey Team as they left for the Winter Olympics from the National Sports Center in Blaine.

Archived SLP Experience Issues

Fall 2021

SLP Experience fall cover 2021

Winter 2021

SLP Experience cover winter 2022

Spring 2022

SLP Experience spring cover 2022
SLP Experience - spring 2022