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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Class of 2023 grads at Roy Wilkins Auditorium

The Class of 2023 has received their diplomas. Kindergarteners are officially first graders and summer break has officially begun. It's time to reflect on the year and the work Spring Lake Park Schools continued to advance aligned to the district’s vision and strategic plan. Read more about 2022-2023 initiatives and accomplishments.

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Senior students smiling in front of the house they built in the SLPHS parking lot

More than 40 students in the Construction Trades course spent the course of the school year learning through real-world, hands-on experience to build a single-family, two-bedroom and two-bathroom house. The students' work is complete and the house is ready to move into the community to become a home. 

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Over 125 OEC students earned certifications this year to work in the medical field

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7 STEM camps, 11 art camps and 26 athletic camps and clinics will be enjoyed by students this summer

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412 students graduated in the Spring Lake Park High School Class of 2023

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Over $72,000 worth of scholarships provided by the community to graduates.

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Junior Anthony Philavanh smiling
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As a little kid, I was always watching YouTube videos and playing games – basically learning how the internet works. It’s equal parts complicated and intriguing, which is why computer science is a good fit for me. I chose the Technology, Engineering & Design pathway because of the many different things that I could use it for. Cyber security...IT... software engineering. It all ties into computer science and a major I might explore in college.


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Jeff Ronneberg, Superintendent, smiling in glasses at graduation

To our community: The Class of 2023 stepped across the Roy Wilkins stage June 9. This is the highlight of each school year for me, getting to witness a sea of graduates – 412 strong this year – celebrate this life milestone surrounded by their families and the Spring Lake Park Schools staff who walked this journey with them. It is so gratifying to know that the colleagues I have the honor to work with have helped them discover who they are and prepared them for what’s ahead.

We will all be cheering this year’s graduates on as they take their next steps. Each graduate brings a unique story and future path. This is a class with varied interests, a diversity of experiences and backgrounds and so many exciting plans for the future. I invite you to get to know a few of them a little better in our feature on the Class of 2023.

We are committed to preparing students for all kinds of future paths. Our Career and College Pathways are second to none and growing. A visible symbol of this building for the future was the house 40 students in the Technology, Engineering and Design pathway built in the high school parking lot. Construction is now complete. Take a minute to learn more about the project and take a video tour.

Each year, we report on our progress through projects such as Career and College Pathways in our annual District Operational Plan. You can always find more about the steps we are taking to create engaged and enthusiastic learners, responsibly use our resources and strengthen community connections on our website under Discover, Our Strategic Plan.

Much like the house our students built this year, the construction of this school year is complete. Spring athletics and activities have wound down and Panthers everywhere are catching their breath. As we step into summer, we are hard at work preparing for next year.

We’ll kick off a new year September 5. In the meantime, I hope to see you at a summer event or activity soon.

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Live on 65: 2023-2024 Season

It’s an entertaining and diverse line-up for the next season of Live on 65! Presale tickets are available now so you can buy for all the shows early and save. Visit online or call 763-600-5050.

  • Friday, October 6: 7,000 Miles to Broadway 
  • Thursday, December 7: After Hours Big Band (Holiday Show) 
  • Thursday, February 8: C. Willi Myles Comedy 
  • Monday, May 13: B2WINS Duo Concert
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Local Scholarship Support

Spring Lake Park High School seniors were awarded more than $72,000 in scholarships thanks to the support of many individuals and organizations in our community. Financially assisting our graduates makes it possible for them to pursue further education at 4-year colleges, 2-year colleges, technical colleges and trade schools. If you’d like to become a scholarship donor, please contact Spring Lake Park High School’s Student Support Services at 763-600-5130.

“Start your Engines” Free Outdoor Community Event

Saturday, September 16, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Spring Lake Park High School Parking Lot

Everyone is invited to this family/community event featuring a variety of exhibits with engines – think big trucks, automobiles and recreational vehicles. Lunch from featured food trucks is available for purchase. We are accepting charitable bike donations for “Bike4Kids” at this event. A big thank you to the Panther Foundation and SLP Community Education for their co-sponsorship of this event.

“Start Your Engines” is for all ages, free to attend, and no registration is required - just show up and enjoy the kick-off to the 2023-2024 school year!

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Students smiling on field trips

Springtime means field trips! There’s nothing more exciting on a sunny morning than a school bus waiting with its door open, a bag lunch, and hours with friends on a learning adventure ahead. Read the full story.

Two seniors holding their Class of 2023 signs and smiling

It’s always a special day when the Class of 2023 is gifted their yard signs thanks to the support of the Panther Foundation! A show of school pride and celebrating end of the school year accomplishments! View the Class of 2023 yard sign photo album.


A group of 2023 retirees smiling

As a learning community, we recognize and honor this year’s retirees. We thank them for their tremendous contributions to our students and wish them well in retirement! Read the full story

4th graders running during track and field day

An SLP favorite tradition: 4th Grade Track & Field Day! Students from all elementaries join together at Panther Stadium for a day of fun before they convene at Westwood as fifth graders.

Archived SLP Experience Issues

Summer 2023

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Spring 2023

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2022-2023 school year

2021-2022 school year