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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Spring Lake Park Schools has implemented a science specialist learning model at grades K-6. There is a new curricular resource for science at grades K-8, and new science competencies are guiding science learning. The goal is to support deep thinking and doing science, relate it to real life and ignite interest and engagement in science.

Read More about Encouraging Emerging Scientists
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Our custodians work 1,520 hours in schools each week

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47 courses offer college credit
(12x12 )at spring Lake Park High school 

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A 4th grader will have 20,160 minutes of direct reading instruction during the school Year 

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12 years of balanced budget in the District 

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Career and College Pathways at Spring Lake Park High School provides a safe environment where I can learn from my mistakes, grow from my teacher’s experiences and my own experiences in the program. After going through the Emergency Medical Technicians course, I got trained as a medical professional and learned about various diseases, illnesses, accidents, treatments, and protocols that will one day help me save lives.


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To our community: It’s great to live in Minnesota, especially when you are in first grade science learning about snow. Yes, our first graders are learning about snow, outside, and how it is part of a seasonal pattern, radial symmetry in snowflakes, and making connections between math and science. They are living in a real-life laboratory!

First graders studying snow is just one example coming from our refreshed approach to elementary science learning. This year, we’ve implemented an elementary science specialist model, as well as a new core resource. I hope you’ll take a moment to learn more about how we’re supporting emerging scientists.

At all grade levels, whether the subject is science or something else, we provide students a comprehensive continuum of supports. In recent years, we’ve strengthened supports for academic, social, emotional and behavioral growth and development. While our supports have often extended to families, this year, we’re focusing more than ever on families.

Support for student learning doesn’t just happen at school; it starts at home. We’re focused this year on supporting families with child development and parenting support, health care and wellness and meeting basic needs. We continue to layer in supports, often working with partners, to strengthen families and ultimately student success.

Athletics and activities are always important for student growth. While the winter season is well underway, we are still celebrating fall’s Panther highlights. From the pool to the court to our activity spaces and the outdoors, our Panthers had a great season of learning, improving and connecting. Check out some of the accomplishments of our teams and student groups. 

As we enter mid-winter in Minnesota, I hope your plans bring you to our schools. Pickleball and Saturday walking club offer winter activity. Community Education courses offer new skills and connections. Theater, athletics and other performances offer entertainment. I hope there is something that interests you, and we see you here.

Thank you, as always, for your tremendous support of our students and our schools.

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Opportunities for the Community - winter 2024

Panther Puzzlemania Jigsaw competition

Calling all puzzle enthusiasts! Rally your squad of up to four members and immerse yourselves in the ultimate puzzle showdown. The challenge: conquer a 500-piece puzzle at warp speed. Top teams in each division will claim victory and fantastic prizes. February 10, 2024, competition begins at 10 a.m., Spring Lake Park High School Great Hall, $40 per team. Sign up online.

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Save the date: Panthers for a Purpose

Week of Giving: February 18-24, 2024: Participate in an online silent auction, dine-to-donate opportunities at local restaurant partners and Panther Pride activities all week long!

Party: Saturday, February 24, 2024 (tickets on sale Jan. 3): Join us at Bunker Hills Event Center in Coon Rapids. Guests will enjoy a Live Auction, Giving Moment Program and musical entertainment - Dueling Pianos by Rock It Man Entertainment.

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Don’t miss a night of music or laughter at your home for local, live performances. Next up for “Live on 65” is comedian C. Willi Myles, February 8. Then, enjoy the Westwood Middle School musical “Oliver Jr.”, February 29, March 1 and March 2. Explore the schedule and purchase tickets online.

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Undefeated! The 8th grade Panther Blue Football Team ranked number one out of 40 regional teams. This accomplishment is a tribute to each player’s ability to work together and support each of their teammates on the field and at school.

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Movers prepared the student-built house in the high school parking lot for its journey to its new lot. Overnight, it rolled through the quiet streets to be placed on its new foundation. The lot is now clear for this year’s Construction Trades students to build another.

Preschoolers connecting with community helpers

Our preschoolers are having a blast learning about community helpers! Fire Fighter Jeff showed students the fire truck and rescue tools. Officer Chlebeck showed students the police car and talked to them about his duties. 

Two SLPHS student land part-time jobs with Heartland Tires

Seniors Julian and Trevon used resources from the SLPHS Career and College office to land part-time jobs at Heartland Tire, gaining real-world, hands-on experience that will set them up for success after graduation in the spring. 

Archived SLP Experience Issues

Winter 2024

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Fall 2023

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