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A Message from Principal Boucher, December 11, 2019

Families of juniors at Spring Lake Park High School

College Planning Kick Off is this Thursday, December 12, 6-8 p.m. Join us for an information-packed evening focused on getting you and your student information you need for college planning. Some topics will be graduation requirements, college entrance requirements, timelines and college application process.

RSVP: On our Sign Up Genius, or, just come to the high school on Thursday at 6 p.m.

I hope to see you Thursday!

Matthew Boucher

Great News, November 20, 2019

SLPHS senior scores 1,000th career point during Basketball Game

Panther student-athletes Gabe Myren and Blake Remme scored their 1,000th point during recent basketball games, making them the eighth and ninth, respectively, Panther boys’ basketball players in school history to reach the 1,000 point milestone.

Myren scored 19 points during the December 3 away game against Fridley high school, impriving his career point total to 1,002 points, moving him to eighth place on the Panther Boys’ Basketball all-time career scoring list and made him the eighth player in school history to score 1,000 points. He is also a four-year starter, two-year captain, two-time Northwest Suburban Conference (NWSC) player as well as the all-time school career steal leader.

Remme reached the 1,000 point milestone at the December 7 game against North St. Paul High School, making him the ninth player in school history to score 1,000 points. Blake is a senior captain, three-year starter, two-time NWSC player and scoring leader for the past two seasons.

Upcoming Events, December 11, 2019
  • Wednesday, December 11 - Varsity Band Concert, 7 p.m., SLPHS Fine Arts Center
  • Monday, December 16 - Choir Concert, 7 p.m., SLPHS Fine Arts Center
  • Monday, December 23-Wednesday, January 1 - No school for students 

Is your student interested in joining SLP Track and Field

All students who would like to participate in track and field in spring 2020 are invited to an information meeting on December 17 in room A120 from 3-3:30 p.m.

The Need to Know, December 11, 2019

Does our school have your most current information?

When school is closed, released early, has a delayed start, or a flexible learning day is called, our automated e-mail, phone, and text alert system is our most effective means of notifying parents and families in the shortest amount of time. In these cases, it is important that we have the most up-to-date parent/guardian contact information (home phone, cell phone, e-mail addresses).

To update your contact information, including phone numbers or email addresses, please log in to Campus Parent Portal and follow these instructions:

  1. Once you are logged in, select “more” on the left-side menu
  2. To update information on any of the following sections you will see an “Update” button that will create an information change request. Once submitted, our enrollment office will review the information and will process the changes. If we have any questions, we will contact you
  3. Click on “Address Information” to update your household phone number. To update address information, you will need to contact our enrollment office at 763-600-5018
  4. Click on “Demographics” to update information on your child. If you have more than one child in the district you can change the active child from the selector on the upper right of the screen
  5. The Demographics screen also allows you to add other people that are related to the child such as grandparents that live in a different household
  6. Click on the “Family Information” tab to update individual phone numbers, email addresses, family member and family relationships to each of your households
  7. Click on the “Health” information tab to review health information and immunization

If you need assistance,  such as help with logging in or if you need to set up your Campus Parent portal account, please contact the Technology Help Desk at 763-600-5555 or email portal@district16.org.

Information from Student Services

The college application deadline is approaching. If you have a January 1 deadline, make sure your student has everything they need to be turned in BEFORE Winter break, teachers and counselors WILL ​NOT be in school over Winter break. They will be unavailable to write and send letters or transcripts during this time, so plan ahead.

Scholarships - this should be your student's #1 priority once they submit their applications! ​Check your colleges first for what scholarships they offer.  Don't forget to complete the FAFSA!

SENIORS: Cap and gown orders are due Monday, December 16 during all lunch periods.

The absolute deadline for any and all products ordered is Monday, January 13. No product can be ordered after that date, late cap and gown orders will have to pay for late fees ($10-$50 depending on late the order is placed).

Upcoming Visits

North Dakota State University    December 13, 10 a.m.

A Message from Principal Boucher, December 4, 2019

Families of juniors at Spring Lake Park High School:

Mark your calendars now and plan to attend College Planning Kick-Off, the evening of Thursday, December 12, 6-8 p.m.

This evening event is specific to junior students and their families. You are invited – and encouraged – to join us for a fast-moving, and highly informative evening focused on getting you and your student information you need for college planning and preparation. We will have sessions on everything from the College Application Process, to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Financial Aid to ACT/SAT planning and prep. We also have guest speakers coming in from multiple colleges to present on a host of topics. Some presentations will also be provided in Spanish. 

We look forward to seeing you at what some junior families have called the most important event of the junior year.

Register for the Junior College Planning event

See you there!

Matthew Boucher
Principal

The Need to Know, December 4, 2019

ABCs of the IEP for Transition-age Students and Their Parents Workshop 

This workshop is for students with IEPs in 8th grade or above and their parents. Participants will learn how to use the IEP to support the transition to adulthood. Participants will also learn how each required part of the IEP can be developed to meet the student’s transition needs.

The workshop will take place on Thursday, December 12 from 6-8 p.m. at the District Services Center, 1415 81st Ave NE Spring Lake Park, MN 55432

Register for the Workshop. Or can also leave register by leaving a voicemail at 952-838-9000. If an ASL interpreter is needed, call 952-838-1338 with a 48 hours notice.

Check out the ABCs of the IEP for Transition-age students and their parent's flyer.

Spring Lake Park High School Policies and Procedures

As we begin Tri 2 of our school year, it is nice to remind and update parents and students on school policies and procedures.

At SLPHS, the end of the school day is 2:55 p.m. All students need to be picked up from school no later than 4 p.m. 

Trimester student parking permits need to be renewed if you didn't purchase a full year parking permit. Students can either purchase online or go to the Parking Shed during the hours of 6:30-7:30 a.m.

A student may not leave campus for lunch or have food delivered by a delivery service.

If your student has questions about their Tri 2 schedule, have them stop by Student Services.

Junior College Planning Kick-Off event

Junior students and families- mark your calendars now and plan to attend College Planning Kick-Off, the evening of Thursday, December 12, 6-8 p.m.

This evening event is specific to junior students and their families. You are invited – and encouraged – to join us for a fast-moving, and highly informative evening focused on getting you and your student information you need for college planning and preparation.

Register for the Junior College Planning event

Great News, November 20, 2019

SLPHS senior scores 1,000th career point during Basketball Game

Spring Lake Park High School senior Gabe Myren scored his 1,000th point during the December 3 away game against Fridley High School where the Panthers won 99-71. Myren also recently signed his letter of intent at the National Signing Day event to contintue his academic and basketball career at the Minnesota State University, Moorhead.

The Need to Know, November 20, 2019

Coca and Cram event tomorrow, November 21

SLPHS students are invited to attend the Coca and Cram session to get help with finals this Thursday, November 21 from 5-7 p.m. in the cafe. 

End of Trimester 1

The last day of our first Trimester is Tuesday, November 26. All student homework should be completed. If the class is only for Tri 1, be sure to turn in materials and books to the classroom teacher.

Student Parking Permits

If your student purchased a fall trimester student parking permit, the permits are only valid until November 30. 2nd trimester permits can be purchase in the Parking Shed from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Cars without current permits will be ticketed. 

DECA collecting items for SLP families in need

This week, November 18-22, DECA is collecting for SLP families in need. The winning 4th hour will receive a catered lunch. The following items are needed:

Bed and Bath Complete Sheet Sets, Blankets, Pillows, Towels and Washcloths · Toothbrushes and Toothpaste · Toilet Paper · Hairbrushes · Feminine Products · Deodorant · Shampoo/Conditioner · Body Wash · Plates/Bowls · Pots/Pans · Kitchen Utensils · Cooking Utensils · Laundry Detergent · Dish Soap · Large Totes Bags

Thank you in advance for your generous donations!

Absenteeism reports coming to mailboxes, partnership leads to greater attendance

Last fall, Spring Lake Park Schools partnered with InClass Today, an organization that has proven success in reducing chronic absenteeism. That partnership, as well as the partnership with staff and parents, has led to greater attendance district-wide. Students in grades 6-12 who have missed school – either excused or unexcused – for more than five percent of school days since the start of the school year will receive an absence report in the mail. The next round of reports will be sent beginning Friday, November 29. Learn more about the absenteeism reports and the partnerships.

Great News, November 20, 2019

SLPHS students hear from German Musicians

German musicians Eddi Hüneke and Tobi Hebbelmann held a special concert at Spring Lake Park High School for students taking German courses around the Twin Cities.

Spring Lake Park Schools students welcomed the musicians by decorating the Fine Arts Center with hundreds of personalized posters, flags and other items and all students had a blast singing along. Wunderbar!

Upcoming Events, November 20, 2019

November and December Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, November 27-Monday, December 2 - No school for students 
  • Monday, December 9 - Wind and Symphonic Band Concert, 7 p.m., SLPHS Fine Arts Center
  • Wednesday, December 11 - Varsity Band Concert, 7 p.m., SLPHS Fine Arts Center
  • Monday, December 16 - Choir Concert, 7 p.m., SLPHS Fine Arts Center
  • Monday, December 23-Wednesday, January 1 - No school for students 

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile is coming on Friday

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile is coming to SLPHS this Friday, November 22 from 8-1 p.m.

Anyone who is at least 17 years old, weighs 110 pounds, considered to be in good health and has not donated in the last 56 days is eligible to donate blood. Signed permission slips are needed for 16 years old. Students who have not had a chance to sign up, should see Mrs. Wackman's room B-203.

This event is sponsored by the Student Council along wit the American Red Cross. A full list of donation criteria

College and Military Visits

Upcoming Military Visit:

  • Air Force: November 21, in the Cafeteria during lunch.

Upcoming College Visits:

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth                     Thursday, November 21, 10 a.m.
  • North Hennepin Community College              Friday, November 22, 10 a.m.
  • North Dakota State College of Science           Monday, November 25, 10 a.m.

ALL students need to sign up for college visits in Naviance. If they have questions, they can see their counselor for help. 

Upcoming Events, November 21, 2019

Career Expo

Student Services and our Pathway program will be hosting a Career Expo tomorrow, Thursday, November 22 in the Kenneth Hall gym from 11:30-1p.m. 

This Expo is presented by Metro North Area Chamber of Commerce and will feature local trades/manufacturers. Students can stop by during their lunch period.

Cocoa and Cram

All students in grades 9-12 are invited to attend Cocoa and Cram Thursday, November 22 in the cafeteria from 5-7p.m. There will be free hot cocoa and National Honor Society tutors to assist you with your preparations for final exams. NHS will also sell pizza.

Upcoming College and Military Visits

  • North Hennepin Community College in Downstairs Multi Purpose room on Friday, November 22 from 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m. The presentation is on General College and durning 2nd hour. There will be a Spanish presentation from 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Students will need to have pass from Student Services to attend.
  • Air Force - A representative from the Air Force will be in the cafeteria during lunch on Thursday, November 21.
  • University of Minnesota, Duluth                      Thursday, November 21 10 a.m.
     
  • North Hennepin Community College               Friday, November 22, 10 a.m.
  • North Dakota State College of Science            Monday,November 25 10 a.m.
A Message from Principal Boucher, November 14, 2019

Spring Lake Park High School Parents/Guardians and Senior students,

Graduation may sound far away, but June will be here before you know it. Every student must wear a cap and gown to participate in the ceremony. The first deadline for ordering your Cap and Gown is Wednesday, November 20. A representative from Herff Jones will be in the cafeteria during lunches to take orders. Online ordering is now available. After November 20, prices will increase by $10. 

Thank you,

Mathew Boucher,
Principal 

Great News, November 14, 2019

Four student-athletes participate in National Signing Day

We are #SLPPantherProud of student-athletes Keely Johnson, Gabe Myren, Madie Pich and Alexie Stephani for committing to play their sport at the collegiate level at the Signing Day event on Wednesday, November 13.

  • Keely Johnston- Girls Soccer- Minnesota State University, Moorhead (DII)
  • Gabe Myren- Boys Basketball- Minnesota State University, Moorhead (DII)
  • Madie Pich- Softball- St. Cloud State (DII)
  • Alexie Stephani- Girls Soccer and Track- Viterbo Univeristy, WI (NAIA)

Read more: http://bit.ly/2NOT48U

The Need to Know, November 14, 2019

Panther Curling Parent Information Night

Time/Date: 6-7 p.m. on Monday, November 18

Location: Four Seasons Curling Club in Fogerty Arena, 9250 Lincoln St NE, Blaine, MN 

Who: Any SLP Student in grades 7-12 may join. No prior experience necessary!

What: Curling is an Olympic sport! The sport of curling consists of four team members working together in different ways to accurately place curling rocks or “stones” on a sheet of ice 150 feet long. All team members are constantly involved whether you are “throwing,” “sweeping,” or “skipping.” The play is usually not fast-paced, and there is always an opportunity to socialize and have a great time on or off the ice.

​We will have bussing for students after school to the curling club.

Cost: $130 - This includes 1st week Learn to Curl session, 12 weeks of instruction/gameplay, all equipment needed to curl will be provided to use, end of season high school curling tournament, bussing to the arena, coaching staff, and snacks and beverages each week.

Register for Curling Club today.

Career Development Month Comes to SLP

What do you want to do when you grow up? That question gets more and more real for our high school students each day, and it’s one we are actively trying to help them answer.

During November, at Spring Lake Park High School, students will have an opportunity to explore different career paths with several student-focused events planned to help students begin to discover what they are passionate about.

Know a high school student? Encourage them to attend events this month. Check out Career Development events here.

Upcoming Events, November 14, 2019

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile is coming on Friday

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile is coming to SLPHS this Friday, November 22 from 8-1 p.m.

Anyone who is at least 17 years old, weighs 110 pounds, considered to be in good health and has not donated in the last 56 days is eligible to donate blood. Signed permission slips are needed for 16 years old. Students who have not had a chance to sign up, should see Mrs. Wackman's room B-203.

This event is sponsored by the Student Council along wit the American Red Cross. A full list of donation criteria

College and Military Visits

Army National Guard: November 14, during SLP time in the Upper Multi-Purpose room.

Air Force: November 21, in the Cafeteria during lunch.

Upcoming College Visits:

  • Northern Michigan University                         Thursday, November 14, 10 a.m.
  • University of Minnesota, Duluth                     Thursday, November 21, 10 a.m.
  • North Hennepin Community College              Friday, November 22, 10 a.m.
  • North Dakota State College of Science           Monday, November 25, 10 a.m.

ALL students need to sign up for college visits in Naviance. If they have questions, they can see their counselor for help.