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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Hanna Nur art and trigonometry drawing

“Star Weaver” shows a young woman holding the night sky in her hands. Look closer, and concepts of trigonometry appear. Unit circle, Trig angles, Pythagorean theorem and others. The piece is a final project in senior Hanna Nur’s co-created trigonometry course, in which she’s mastering trigonometry concepts through her passion for art.

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Spring Lake Park Schools haven’t just been busy with learning this year, buildings are back to hosting all kinds of visitors. Families, community and industry partners, education leaders from other school districts, and prospective families are coming by to experience and engage in the Spring Lake Park Schools approach to learning.

Read More about Opening the doors to SLP
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54,793 pounds of fresh produce were served in our schools from September-February this year

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80 percent of this year's 12th graders have taken at least one career and college Pathways course

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40 agencies and outside organizations rent our facilities throughout the year.

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The Panther Foundation has awarded $2.1 million since 2004 to support more than 270 projects in our schools for students. 

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Savan Sant: In the Technology and Business pathways, having access to specialized equipment has really enhanced my learning experience. I soon learned I could take my love of art and apply it to something practical.

Bushra Sumrain: I decided to dig deeper and explore our Health and Human Services pathway. I passed my state certification exam to become a nursing assistant, which has already helped me get my first job in a nursing home.

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To our community: We have been on a journey to know each child by name, strength, interest and need in order to effectively personalize learning. Each year, we take significant steps forward, and each year we identify further steps to deepen our work and its impact. That’s what learning journeys are. Reflection on progress leads to ideas for improvement. Each step brings us closer to more relevant, engaging learning that prepares students for their unique futures.

Co-created courses at the high school are just one more recent example of this work. Any student can choose to co-create a course. A student designs their learning in partnership with a teacher to meet course requirements and explore their passions and/or ideas for career and college. Learn more about co-created courses in this issue and hear directly from students.

Our approach to personalized learning is grounded in each student experiencing a sense of belonging. A group of Westwood students is building community across grade levels through a first-ever Panther News Broadcast. They are gaining skills, exploring potential careers and contributing to a sense of belonging at Westwood. Their ownership and enthusiasm is our vision in action. Check it out.

All of our work is leading to visitors of all kinds wanting to see what is happening at Spring Lake Park Schools. Many have come to see our flexible learning spaces and how space contributes to our personalized learning approach. On the days when it feels hard to recognize our own progress, these outside perspectives help us see how far we’ve come.

We wouldn’t have buildings to showcase or progress to celebrate without the support of this great community. We are grateful for the investments in our schools and our children. We don’t take it for granted as we work each day to prepare our young people for the future.

I hope to see you in our schools soon. Come enjoy a Live on 65 performance. Cheer our Panthers or continue your own learning journey through a Community Education class. The Spring Lake Park Schools journey includes you, and I hope you find a place here to connect and belong.

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Get your tickets to the spring musical, Matilda

The beloved story of Roald Dahl’s Matilda is making its way to Spring Lake Park High School’s Fine Arts Center. Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers – making this one entertaining show for all audiences! Get your tickets today.


  • Friday, April 21, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 22, 2 p.m.
  • Friday, April 28, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 29, 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 30, 2 p.m.
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Thank you from the Panther Foundation

The Panther Foundation’s annual fundraising event, Panthers for a Purpose, held a successful Week of Giving and Panther Party that raised more than $120,000 to support activities and programs benefiting the students of Spring Lake Park Schools. Thank you to all who gave to support the cause!

Two more shows for Live on 65

Don’t miss your chance to catch Live on 65 concerts this April and May! Attendees will enjoy world-class entertainment right here at Spring Lake Park High School’s Fine Arts Center. Through the generous sponsorship of the Spring Lake Park Lion’s Club, tickets are affordable for the whole family.  Tickets are available for purchase online.

2023 Performances (all shows start at 7 p.m.)

  • GARY MAUER | Thursday, April 13
  • COPPER STREET BRASS | Monday, May 15
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Students smiling with their sewing bean bag projects

A kinder class at Woodcrest Spanish Immersion learns to sew bean bags while learning about the letter “C” (coser means to sew in Spanish). The colorful final products show off new skills in coordination and patience!

A group of students performed during Northpoint's Got Talent Competition

Northpoint’s sure got talent! Students were shining on-stage and showing bravery to perform as finalists for their school-wide talent show. Talents included skits, singing, gymnastics, ninja skills, fancy football catches and more. See photos from this event.


Students who performed in the one-act play finals holding the 1st place trophy

For the first time ever, Spring Lake Park High School theater not only placed at the Section 4AA one-act play finals but took first place! As a result, they also moved on to perform in the State One-Act Play Festival. Read the full story.


Westwood math league students smiling with a trophy

Westwood Math League has had a successful season. Students achieved individual and team successes all season long. One team even scored 2nd place for the entire division. Congrats to all participants!

Archived SLP Experience Issues

Winter 2022

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Spring 2022

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