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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When our seniors graduate next spring, each will have had opportunities to engage in hands-on experience as they explore potential career paths through our Career and College Pathways courses. Each will have had an opportunity to earn 12 or more college credits by the end of the 12th grade without leaving the support of their high school environment. Through these experiences and more, it's our goal to ensure our graduates are set to soar.

Read More about Set to soar: Preparing for life after high school
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We've officially welcomed the Class of 2034 to Spring Lake Park Schools. We know the most important things these students will learn in our schools is who they are as a learner, how they learn and where they want to go as they move through their career at SLP and beyond. For this year's Kindergarteners, that learning started at Kinder Camp before the school year began. The goal? To set each student up for K-12 success starting day one.

Read More about Getting ready for first days in K
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While this school year may continue to be impacted by COVID-19, the energy at the beginning of this new year of learning is focused on transitioning out of pandemic. We're off to a strong start as we accelerate learning, provide enrichment, support social and emotion well-being, and build (and re-build) community in our schools.

Read More about Back together, back to school
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Savings returned over the last 10 years to taxpayers through refinancing the school portion of property taxes

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Of our learning spaces have been renovated, built, or remodeled since 2008

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Of earning national recognition for financial reporting

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Of balanced budgets with no budget cuts

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Senior Emma H. smiling in her medical uniform
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For my future, I'm thinking about being a part of the medical field. It is something I've always wanted to be a part of for almost my entire life and I was so thrilled to know Spring Lake Park High School offers many programs that fit my interests and that I could start my journey early on.

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The OEC (Opportunities in Emergency Care) pathway not only helps me prepare for my journey in the medical field, but it also teaches many other great basic life skills as well. From communication to perseverance, kindness, bravery and so much more. The program doesn't just reach you have to save a life, but also how to be a better you. 

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Jeff Ronneberg, Superintendent, smiling in glasses


The halls of our schools have come alive with the sweet sounds of another school year. Students are learning in-person, at school, five days a week. Despite a lingering pandemic, we are committed to safe, in-person learning this year – without disruption.

We’ve welcomed the Class of 2034 through our doors and into their kindergarten experience. We met them at Kinder Camp in August and they came on the first day confident and ready to learn. One day, they will be like this year’s seniors kicking off the last year of their K-12 experience looking forward to the career, college and life that awaits them.

We’ve returned to learn, and we’ve also returned to the fields, courts and theater. Seeing our Panther community reunited to cheer on our students in all their efforts – within and beyond our classrooms – fills us all with energy and optimism for the year. I hope you can make it to a school event soon.

While the last year and half have challenged us as we’ve never been challenged before, it has also inspired us to keep improving and innovating. We’ve found new ways to connect and keep learning thanks to the creativity, determination and resilience of our staff, students and families.

We could not do what we do each day without the support of the community that surrounds our schools. As we prepare the next generation for the world that awaits them, we are grateful for this community and all the ways we rally together to support our children.

This is going to be a great year! Thank you for your continued support of Spring Lake Park Schools.

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Get Involved in Community Education

Community Education aims to inspire new interests and passions and develop skills at every age with a variety of programs. We offer after-school enrichment, high-quality child care, early childhood programs, adult learning and so much more.

For more information, visit the Community Ed. website or call Community Education at 763-600-5050.

Experience Live Theater

Award-winning Spring Lake Park Schools theater is back with an entertaining and polished line-up for the 2021-2022 season. Mark your calendar and join us for live theater. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door for a dollar more. Visit the Theater website to read the descriptions of each show.

2021-2022 performances:

  • Shakespeare in Hollywood (SLPHS Fall Play) - October 29-30, November 5-6
  • The Alibis (Grades 7-8 Fall Play) - November 11-12
  • The Ice Queen (Grades 5-6 Fall Play) - December 2-3
  • Medusa's Tale (One-Act Play Competition) - January 21-22
  • Guys & Dolls JR (Grades 7-8 Spring Musical) - March 3-5
  • Oklahoma! (SLPHS Spring Musical) - April 22-23, April 29-May 1

 

Interested in renting our facilities?

Thanks to the support of our community, we have a variety of state-of-the-art facilities throughout our district in Spring Lake Park, Blaine and Fridley. Our facilities are available for members of the community or businesses and include classrooms, conference rooms, cafeterias, gymnasiums, a pool, theater space and more. Additional information including a photo slideshow of the spaces, the facilities directory, online reservation system and rates are available on the website.

If you have questions or are interested in learning more, please contact us at SLPEventServices@district16.org or Community Education at 763-600-5055. 

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Two students on the first day of school in masks - one is flashing the peace sign

It is beyond amazing to see happy faces back for the 2021-2022 school year! Check out the first day of school photos on our Flickr album.

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Rachel Keenan, a SLPHS junior, won first place for her acrylic painting titled "Letting Go" in the MN-05 Congressional Art Competition. Read the full story.

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We asked several staff to have a convo about what they've learned from last year... what they're proud of, how their creativity has been driven by the challenges and more. 

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At the first football game on September 17, "unsung" heroes such as custodians, nutrition services and nursing staff were honored for their work to keep us safe, healthy and ready to learn and play.

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