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...

Great News - May 15, 2019

For the fourth straight year, Spring Lake Park High School Among State’s Best in National High School Rankings

Spring Lake Park High School (SLPHS) has been ranked 74thout of 853 Minnesota high schools in the 2019 “Best High Schools” list by U.S. News and World Report magazine.

For the fourth straight year, SLPHS was honored and ranked in the top 25 percent of more than 17,000 eligible high schools from across the country. U.S. News revamped their 2019 ranking methodology and schools are no longer being categorized as gold, silver and bronze, as they were in the past.

Read more the SLPHS being among state's best in National High School Rankings.

SLP Nutrition Services recipe featured on Eggs in Schools website

The Spring Lake Park Schools Nutrition Services Team’s Rancho Breakfast Taco recipe was selected to be featured on the Eggs in Schools website and was shared with other K-12 school nutrition teams through the Eggs in Schools 5 Days, 5 Ways™ program.

Through the 5 Days, 5 Ways™ program, this all-day taco recipe was line-tested and student-approved. This program shares egg product menus that are easy to add variety to, customize and that can be used in multiple ways across a menu cycle.

Read more about the nutrition services accomplishment.

Three SLPHS students win two German video awards

Three Spring Lake Park High School seniors enrolled in a German 4/University of Minnesota College in the Schools (CIS) Intermediate German 1004 course won two awards in this year’s CIS video competition.

The three team members, Edgar Gonzales-Reyes, Ammar-Uddin Shakir and James Eichstaedt won Technical Merit, and the Best Overall Video award (der Publikumspreis) for their goofy take on the movie Lethal Weapon. Watch the winning video here.

Read more about the SLPHS students winning German video awards.

Upcoming Events - May 15, 2019

Calendar

  • May 15 - NHS Induction - 7 p.m. - FAC
  • May 22 - Awards Night - 7 p.m. - FAC
  • May 28 - Varsity Band Concert, call time 6 p.m., 7 p.m./FAC
  • May 30 - Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band Concert, call time 6 p.m., 7 p.m./FAC 
  • June 3 - Choir Concert  - 7 p.m./FAC

MCA Testing Schedule

May

  • May 6-17
    • AP testing, Students who register 
  • May 28
    • Spring MAP assessments, Bridge and EL courses
  • May 29
    • Accuplacer test, 11th grade students

Please contact Katrina Sayler at 763-600-5118 with any questions.

Class of 2019 Important Dates and Deadlines


May 15, 2019 - NHS Induction - FAC - 7 p.m.
May 20, 2019 - Cords and Tassels go on sale - Main office - during Advisory/SLP time
May 22, 2019 - Awards Night - FAC - 7 p.m.
May 31, 2019 - Senior Graduation Practice - FAC - 8:10 a.m. (This is required)
June 3, 2019 - Choir Concert - FAC - 7 p.m.
June 7, 2019 - Graduation - Stadium- 7:15 p.m.

*Note - any Cap and Gown orders after May 1, 2019 the price will increase to $40.00 and are not guaranteed for delivery.

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 

Check back later
 

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 - May 15, 2019

Attention Class of 2019

If you ordered a cap and gown or specialty items, please stop by the Main Office before school, during advisory or after school to pick these items up.

If you qualify for a gold tassel or a gold cord, they will go on sale beginning on May 20, 2019 in the main office.

Medication Pick-up Information

Please be aware that all medications stored in the health office will be sent home with students during the last few days of school. If you would like other accommodations to be made, please contact  Emma Olson, RN at 763.600.5104

Metro Transit's Summer Student Pass

Metro Transit’s Summer Student Pass is BACK!

The price is the same as last year - for $29, students who are enrolled at your location in 9-12th grade for the 2019-2020 school year can purchase a Summer Student Pass. This also includes seniors who will be graduating this year (class of 2019). These students will get unlimited rides on city buses and light rail trains from June 1-September 3 from 5 a.m.-10 p.m. 

Please contact Metro Transit for more information on summer student passes.

Free High School Sports Physicals

Is your high school student-athlete in need of a sports physical so they are eligible to play next school year?

Twin Cities Orthopedics is again hosting free sports physicals on July 15, 16 and 18 from 5-8 p.m. at nine locations throughout the metro. This is a great way for students to get their Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) qualifying sports physical completed. Registration begins Monday, June 3. Learn more about the free high school sports physicals.

Spring Lake Park High School AFS Program is looking for host parents

Click here to learn more about hosting an AFS student.

Community Education - May 15, 2019

Vote to win a refurbished basketball court in Madsen Park

The Madsen Park basketball court in Fridley was selected as a finalist for a chance to win a refurbished basketball court by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Our Courts Our Future program. Madsen Park is up against courts in St. Paul and Richfield. You can vote once per day until May 24! It is quick and easy to vote-just go online to and scroll down to the Twin Cities court section.

End-of-Year Panther Store Celebration Sale

The Panther Store is holding an End-of-Year Celebration sale until June 6, 2019 at the SLPHS Panther Store and online. This is the best time of the year to stock up on your SLP Pride Gear! There will be a 20 percent discount off of everything in store and online. Extended store hours available. Learn more about the Panther Store sale.

It's time to sign-up for summer child care and camps and clinics!

Looking for summer activities for your student?

Spring Lake Park Schools Community Education is offering sports camps and clinics, child care, driver's education and more! Learn more about summer opportunities here.

District Information - May 15, 2019

It’s time to collect student iPads

As the 2018-2019 school year nears the end, it is time for students to turn in their district-owned iPads. Students should backup their devices by following the directions here. All devices will need to be wiped, or erased, and all accounts logged out including Find my iPad and Apple ID before turning in devices. Students will receive information on this process at school.

Students will turn in their devices starting Friday, May 31. Learn more about the upcoming iPad collection.

You’re Invited: Native American End of the Year Celebration

Spring Lake Park Schools' Native American students and families are invited to the End of the Year Native American Family Celebration on Thursday, May 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the SLPHS Stadium Suite. 

Learn more about the Native American End of the Year Celebration 

Important changes to Campus Portal App

Spring Lake Park Schools uses Infinite Campus Parent Portal to provide online access to secure and timely information about class schedules, attendance, report cards and transcripts. Infinite Campus recently released an important change that will affect portal users and that families may need to take action on.

On Sunday, June 30, 2019 the Campus Portal app will be removed and replaced with two mobile apps: Campus Parent and Campus Student. To download the new app, search for “Campus Parent” in the App Store or Google Play. When accessing Campus Portal on the web, the user experience will change very little and families will use the same URL and username and password to access their accounts. 

Learn more about the Campus Mobile App Update