Newsletter

Spring Lake Park High School newsletters for the 2018-2019 school year will be posted below on most Wednesdays throughout the school year. Click through the categories below to read this week's newsletter.

These newsletters will also be sent via email to families on Wednesdays, along with student announcements that will be shared via email on Mondays and Fridays. If you are not receiving these emails, please review your contact information in Campus Parent Portal. If you still do not receive newsletter emails, please contact Spring Lake Park High School at 763-600-5100.

In this week's newsletter...

Upcoming Events - January 16, 2019

Calendar

  • January 21, 2019 - No school, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 28, 2019 - PAC Meeting - 6 p.m. - B205
  • January 28, 2019 - HS Wind Ensemble & 8th grade Band Concert - 7 p.m. - FAC
  • January 28 - February 1, 2019 - Spirit Week
  • January 30, 2019 - New Student Information Night - 6:30 p.m. - FAC

Spirit Week Dress Up Days

  • Monday: Sunglasses Day
  • Tuesday: Groutfit Day
  • Wednesday: College Day
  • Thursday: Jersey Day
  • Friday: Spirit Day

University, College and Military Visits

Be sure to get a pass from the Student Services Department on the day of the visit. Visits are only for 11th and 12th grade students. Students must sign up the day before the visit.

Universities and College Visits 

Minnesota State University-Mankato   January 22, 2019 - 12:00 p.m.
University of Wisconsin - Superior - January 24, 2019 - 10 a.m.

Military Visits

  • Minnesota Army National Guard 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., second Tuesday of the month
  • Navy 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • US Army, 11:30 a.m., fourth Wednesday of every month
  • Marines 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 
The Need to Know - January 16, 2019

Friday's Boys' Basketball game at Park Center High School Information

Going to the boys' basketball game at Park Center High School this Friday, January 18? If so, you must show your ID school badge to get into the game. If you do not show your ID, you will not be able to get into the game. 

  • Ticket sales start at 3:30 p.m.
  • Only students from SLPHS and Park Center are allowed entry to the game
  • All SLPHS students must show their ID to enter. ID's can be shown online or in-person.  

Theatre One-Act Play

SLPHS One-Act Play (MSHSL Competition Team) will perform "Four Baboons Adoring the Sun," on Friday, January 18 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, January 19 at 2 p.m. in the FAC. Tickets can be purchased at the door. 

7th Annual FCCLA Walk Information 

FCCLA is sponsoring their 7th annual walk for better health on Friday, January 25. Students will pay 25 cents or more to get out of their advisory and walk the designated route in the "B" building. Students will be asked to wear a sticker that you can "purchase" from your advisory teacher and wear it in a visual upper part of their body.   
Students must walk there. There should be no gathering of groups along the way. Money collected this year will be donated to pediatric cancer/Love Your Melon.

Winter Spirit Week 

Winter Spirit will take place January 28-February 1

  • Monday: Sunglasses Day
  • Tuesday: Groutfit Day
  • Wednesday: College Day
  • Thursday: Jersey Day
  • Friday: Spirit Day
Get Involved - January 16, 2019

Get Involved in Panther Clubs and Activities

Club Highlight: 

Prom Committee

The Prom Committee is still looking for students interested in helping out for Prom.  Check in with Ms. Brockman in room (B208D). Prom will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Prom Committee - Advisors - Ms. Brockman - abrock@district16.org and Ms. Chlebeck - kchleb@district16.org

  • Cost: No charge
  • Meeting time: TBD
Great News - January 16, 2019

FCCLA Members Advancing to State

Twelve members of the Spring Lake Park High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter advanced to the state competition after competing at the regional FCCLA competition on Friday, January 11.

During the competition, sophomore Shivangi Pandey scored a perfect 100 score during her Illustrated Talk on her future career dreams and goals.

Several other SLPHS competitors scored in the high 90s.

FCCLA members advancing to state and their projects:

Ninth grade:

  • Madison Cole - Career Investigation, career about Anesthesiologist
  • Mercedes Lohrke and Lesley Ruiz - Life Event Planning, planning a trip to San Francisco

10th Grade:

  • Leen Alijabari - Fashion Design, designed clothes about teenagers and their emotions 
  • Shivangi Pandey - Illustrated talk on her Career Path (100 points)
  • Supriya Patel - Career Investigation, Dermatologist (99 points)
  • Bryson Rea - Recycle and Redesign, designed and made a survival shelter for the homeless
  • Cassidy Auld - Chapter Service Portfolio (97 points)

11th Grade:

  • Emma Wajda - See What We've Done, a display and speech about the FCCLA Food Drive
  • Nadine Musa - Everyday Equations Math Test (only missed three questions). Also competed and won the talent competition

12th Grade

  • Ananda Patel - Leadership Journey
  • Ikram Salah - Illustrated Talk on First Aid for Children

The FCCLA state competition will take place at the end of March.

 

Community Education - January 16, 2018

Featured Class: Great Minnesota Hot Dishes

The Minnesota hot dish (elsewhere called a casserole) is one-dish supper (or side dish) baked in your oven using a single piece of cookware. We will: use fresh ingredients (no canned soups) and do easy preparation for a family meal or make impressive elegant company fare for friends or crowd-pleasing recipes for pot luck. Many of these hot dishes can be made ahead, chilled then baked, and there is minimal dish-washing! You Betcha!

Register today for Great Minnesota Hot Dishes

Find other adult and youth community education classes here 

District Information - January 16, 2018

SLP Enrollment Information Sessions 

Spring Lake Park Schools will be hosting information sessions for the 2019-2020 school year. Here is more information for each building:

It's time to enroll for the 2019-2020 school year! Check out our schools and programs at the following events.

  • Preschool Information Night
    • Woodcrest Spanish Immersion, Tuesday, January 22, 5-7:30 p.m.
    • District Services Center, Thursday, January 24, 4:30-6 p.m.
    • Park Terrace Elementary, Thursday, January 24, 5:30-7 p.m.
    • Northpoint Elementary, Tuesday, January 29, 5:39-7 p.m.
    • Centerview Elementary, Thursday, January 31, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Information and Enrollment Sessions
    • Woodcrest Spanish Immersion, Tuesday, January 22
    • Park Terrace Elementary, Thursday, January 24
    • Northpoint Elementary, Tuesday, January 29
    • Centerview Elementary, Thursday, January 31
  • Westwood Intermediate and Middle School Information Nights
    • Tuesday, February 12, grades 4-5, 6-7 p.m.
    • Tuesday, February 12, grades 6-7 7-8 p.m.
  • Spring Lake Park High School Information Nights
    • Wednesday, January 30 - Explore SLPHS Information Nights for prospective students not currently enrolled at Westwood
    • Wednesday, February 6 - 8th Grade Registration Night and Opportunity Fair, for families and students currently enrolled at Westwood. 

15th Annual Panther Foundation Gala Tickets are now on sale

The Panther Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on making a difference for the students of Spring Lake Park Schools. The board is made up of district parents and community members and is entirely funded through contributions and special projects. Each year the Panther Foundation hosts a gala, which is their largest fundraiser of the year and features a silent auction, live auction, games and entertainment.

Tickets will sell quickly, purchase your gala tickets today

Gala Sponsorship spots are still available, click here to learn more and sign-up

Panther Playtime Preschool to be hosted by SLPHS students

Do you have a 3, 4- or 5-year old who likes to play games and participate in fun activities? If so, register them today for the free Panther Playtime Preschool, hosted by SLPHS students taking Early Childhood classes!

Panther Playtime Preschool will take place for eight days, beginning Tuesday, February 5 from 8:10-9:45 a.m. at SLPHS.

Click here to learn more and to register today 

Student Meal Balance Notifications Starting Wednesday, January 16

This fall, Nutrition Services transitioned meal payment processing to Campus Parent Portal Food Service. Starting this Wednesday, January 16, families will again begin to receive student account balance messages.

On Wednesday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m., families whose student’s meal account balance is negative $5 and below will receive an email and text message including the balance and a reminder to add funds for each student. These messages will be sent every Wednesday for each student whose account is negative $5 and below.

Learn more about student meal balance notifications here