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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Caleb Luecke, middle school counselor, interacting with a student in his office

At Spring Lake Park Schools, each student in grades 7-12 meets one-to-one with their counselor for personalized learning at least once each year to talk about and plan for the future. Counselors balance these proactive meetings with support for day-to-day student needs.

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Of balanced budgets for the school district 

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Of earning national recognition for our financial reporting

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In the new trades and construction courses at the high school

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The length of our district from north to south

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I am SLP Panther Proud because I get to choose how I want to learn – I select which classes to take and which clubs to join in order to maximize my opportunities here. As I’ve gone through my own journey at Spring Lake Park High School, I’ve become more sure of myself and more in control of my own education. The staff and administrators have become my mentors and I feel that they really believe in me. 

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Jeff Ronneberg, Superintendent, smiling in glasses

This fall has been so fun. After several years impacted by pandemic, our collective energy – students, staff, families and community – has been directly refocused on learning.

In this issue of SLP Experience, you can learn more about the first days and weeks of school. Our staff have turned our vision to action as they have purposefully taken steps to get to know each student by name, strength, interest and need. No matter the age of the student, the investment our teachers make now in knowing each student and creating a sense of community and belonging in our classrooms, sets the foundations for the learning to come.

Coming into the year, we share a community focus on pandemic recovery. Academic gaps, social development and mental health concerns have been ever present in media reports and are top of mind. Our district staff, principals, and teachers are focused on meeting the needs of each child, further strengthening a full continuum of academic and social, emotional and behavior supports. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to learn more about what we are doing to support student learning and well-being.

Finally, in the spirit of beginnings, you may notice a structure starting to rise from the Spring Lake Park High School parking lot off 81st Ave. This is where students in our new construction trades course are building a single-family home that will move into our community next summer. It’s the latest example of community partnership and how our career and college pathways are preparing students for their futures.

New beginnings don’t just happen. They are often the result of a tremendous amount of work and support. Thank you for your support of our schools and helping make new beginnings, like this school year, possible. I look forward to cheering on our Panthers throughout the year with you!

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The Live on 65 Performance Series is bringing world-class entertainment to the Fine Arts Center of Spring Lake Park High School. Through the generous sponsorship of the Spring Lake Park Lion’s Club, we are pleased to offer tickets that are affordable for the whole family. Purchase tickets online for one or all four of the Live on 65 performances in October 2022, January 2023, April 2023 and May 2023.

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Catch a live theater show 

Award-winning theater returns with an entertaining line-up for the 2022-2023 season. Visit the online ticket office for all of this season’s details and buy tickets for the fall shows:

  • Peter and the Starcatcher (October 28-29, November 4-5)
  • Snowy Off-White and the 8 Little Dudes (December 1-2)
  • Einstein’s Brains (December 9-10)

Saturday Movie Classics

The entire community is invited to watch some of the greatest Hollywood classics on the big screen at the Spring Lake Park High School Fine Arts Center this fall! Doors open at 10:45 a.m., movie starts at 11:00 a.m. Registration is required.

  • October 29: Frankenstein (1931)
  • November 12: The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  • December 3: Swing Time (1936)


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Yay for the first day of the 2022-2023 school year! Students literally ran back into buildings for an exciting start. 


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Thanks to those in the community who came by to “Start Your Engines” with the Panther Foundation and Community Education on September 10. Attendees enjoyed a parking lot display of big trucks, food trucks and automobiles!


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The staff makes it all possible! An abundance of planning kicks off in August before school starts, and then that collective teamwork continues all year long. Some are even hitting major milestones of 20, 30 and even 40 years of service to our schools.


The Panther Stadium with fans and football players

Fans packed Panther Stadium for the homecoming game on Friday, September 30 to show their Panther Pride! The high school held a pep rally to kick off the weekend of fun.


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
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