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Great News February 6, 2019

Exciting things happening with the Spring Lake Park High Band

The Cedes Don Bosco Concert Band from Costa Rica performed in an exchange concert with the Symphonic Band last week on Friday. They performed a variety of band works featuring folk music from Costa Rica. Symphonic Band students shared several popular pep band songs with them  - a super fun way to exchange music. View more about the Cedes Bon Bosco and SLPHS band story here.

Professor Betsy McCann from the University of Minnesota came in on Tuesday February 5, 2019 to work with the Wind Ensemble before they perform at the All Conference Festival next week.

SLPHS Boys’ Basketball program raised $2,000 for Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser

The Spring Lake Park Boys’ Basketball program raised more than $2,000 for the annual Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

The team sold t-shirts during SLPHS lunch periods and also collected donations at Coaches vs. Cancer Night during their home game on Monday, February 4, where they won against Osseo High School 70-64.

The Coaches vs. Cancer program, in collaboration with the National Association of Basketball Coaches, has been around for 25 years and has united coaches and fans nationwide to support the American Cancer Society in improving and saving lives from cancer.

Throughout the year, the Coaches vs. Cancer program has various themes and events that high school and college basketball teams can participate in to raise money for the American Cancer Society. At the February 4 game, SLPHS and Osseo head basketball coaches sported suits and sneakers in support of the recent Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Week event.

Upcoming Events - February 6, 2019

Calendar

  • February 6, 2019 - 8th grade Registration Night - 4:30-7 p.m.
  • February 9, 2019 - "Frosty Night" Dance - 7-10 p.m. - High School
  • February 14, 2019 - Winter Conferences - 4:30-7 p.m. - Cafeteria and B building
  • February 15, 2019 - Winter Conferences - 8-11 a.m. and noon-3 p.m. - Classrooms

Spirit Week Dress Up Days

  • Thursday, February 7: Jersey Day
  • Friday, February 8: 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 

Anoka Ramsey Comm College - Tuesday, February 12 at 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lake Superior College (MN) - Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 12:00 p.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 - February 6, 2019

Winter Conferences

February 14, 2019 - 4:30-7 p.m. - Cafeteria and B building
February 15, 2019 - 8-11 a.m. and noon-3 p.m. - Classrooms

Please stop by the Main office if you have questions or need assistance.

SLP Schools continues partnership with InClass Today to reduce absenteeism

We have been working with InClass Today to develop a process to identify and communicate with families of students who are chronically absent from school. Feedback from parents also helped to refine the process.

The first round of absence reports was sent in fall 2018 and we are now ready to send the next round of reports. 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, February 8.

Research by Johns Hopkins University and The University of Chicago has found that chronic absenteeism – missing more than five percent of school days – significantly impacts a student’s academic success.

The purpose of the absence reports is to help parents and guardians keep track of their student’s absences, and help their student stay motivated to reduce future absences. The reports also help to emphasize the importance of attending school on a regular basis. The use of these regular absence reports can significantly reduce student absenteeism. The report is designed to be easy to read by all families.

If you would like to check your child’s attendance at any time, you can do so by logging into Campus Parent PortalOpens a New Window. If you have any questions about your child’s school attendance, feel free to contact your child’s Dean at 763-600-5130.

Winter Spirit Week 

Winter Spirit will take place February 4-8

Thursday: Jersey Day
Friday: Spirit Day

Frosty Night" Dance

The "Frosty Night" Dance will take place on Friday, February 1 from 7-10 p.m. This dance is for SLPHS students only.

Cost is $5 and tickets will be sold during Spirit Week at lunchtime.

The dance will be casual, and we encourage students to match their date or their group of friends they are attending the dance with.

Student Parking Permits must be Renewed

Cars with expired permits, or no permits, will be ticketed beginning Monday, December 10. All parking permits are to be renewed online, then picked up in the security shed before school. Renewal for the Winter Permit is $50, or $100 for the Winter and Spring Permit. Limited Permits, 3 hours or less, are renewed at $20 per trimester. REMINDER: Absolutely no parking in either of the staff lots. If you have any questions, please stop at the security shed before school. Tickets must be purchased online. 

Get Involved - January 23, 2019

Get Involved in Panther Clubs and Activities

Club Highlight: 

Tech Crew

Helping with a variety of events including the theater events.

Learn and create….. set design and build, painting, lighting, lighting programming, sound operation, costume design and build, prop making, video production, marketing theater shows and more.

Advisors - Mr. Julien - rjulie@district16.org

Cost: $50.00-75.00, online registration (HS Fall Play & Musical $50.00, One-Act Play $75.00)

·         Meeting time: Monday 3:15 in the FAC, plus theater shows and events.

The Need to Know - January 23, 2019

Spring Lake Park High School - National Signing Day

February 6, 2019 - 7:30 a.m. - Stadium Suite at Spring Lake Park High School

National Signing Day at Spring Lake Park will allow any student-athlete regardless of division to celebrate their accomplishment with the Spring Lake Park School community. To participate in National Signing Day, the student athlete and/or coach must notify the athletic office of their intend to participate in the event and must provide the following by 02/01/19.

Division I, IAA, II or NAIA:

National Letter Intent from the institution they will be attending in the Fall.

Division III:

Letter from the University/Coach certifying they will have a roster spot in the next calendar year as well as proof of admission to the University.
 

Boys Basketball Program selling Coaches vs. Cancer T-shirts

The SLP Boys' Basketball program is selling t-shirts during all lunch periods today, January 23, to raise funds for their annual Coaches vs Cancer fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. 

T-shirts will cost $10 each, with all proceeds going to our local chapter of the American Cancer Society. Cash donations will also be accepted during lunches.

There will be a final time to donate funds at halftime of the annual Coaches vs Cancer Game, which will be next Tuesday, January 29, at the SLP vs Osseo game at 7 p.m.
 

Yearbook Sale this Thursday and Friday

One last "At School Yearbook Sale" will take place during lunch this Thursday, January 24 and Friday, January 25. This will be your last time to save money and guarantee a yearbook is reserved for you on delivery day the last week in May. After February 1, books will be sold on line only for $90 until our contracted print number is sold out!

Your final savings here at school will be $80 cash or check made payable to “SLPHS Yearbook."
A limited number is available to pre-order. Once that number is gone, they are gone!!!
Last year there were about 60 people who wanted the yearbook after they were sold out…order now!!!

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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.

Upcoming FCCLA meeting 

There is a FCCLA this Thursday, January 24 at 3:05 p.m.
 

Upcoming Talent Show Information 

Want to show off your talents? The SLPHS Talent Show will be held on Friday, February 8.  
Audition forms can be picked up in the choir room from Ms. Phelps. The deadline to apply is this Friday, January 25. Auditions will be held on January 30 and 31 and are open to any current SLPHS student. Please talk to Ms. Phelps if you have any questions!
 

Winter Spirit Week 

Winter Spirit will take place January 28-February 1

  • Monday: Groutfit Day (grey outfit)

  • Tuesday: Sunglasses/Sunny and 75 Day

  • Wednesday: Blast from the Past 

  • Thursday: Jersey Day

  • Friday: Spirit Day

Women for Change

Women for Change is hosting a poetry slam on January 28 from 3-4 p.m. We are looking for performers! You can perform an original piece or someone else’s piece relating to feminism/women empowerment. If you have questions or want to perform please email philsan2000@gmail.com by January 25.
 

Powerpuff Volleyball Game

The upcoming Powerpuff Volleyball Game will take place on Wednesday, January 30 from 8-9 p.m. Senior and Junior boys who wish to play in the volleyball game can sign up outside of Mrs. Wackman's room.
 

"Frosty Night" Dance

The "Frosty Night" Dance will take place on Friday, February 1 from 7-10 p.m. This dance is for SLPHS students only.

Cost is $5 and tickets will be sold during Spirit Week at lunchtime.

The dance will be casual, and we encourage students to match their date or their group of friends they are attending the dance with.
 

Student Parking Permits must be Renewed

Cars with expired permits, or no permits, will be ticketed beginning Monday, December 10. All parking permits are to be renewed online, then picked up in the security shed before school. Renewal for the Winter Permit is $50, or $100 for the Winter and Spring Permit. Limited Permits, 3 hours or less, are renewed at $20 per trimester. REMINDER: Absolutely no parking in either of the staff lots. If you have any questions, please stop at the security shed before school. Tickets must be purchased online. 

Upcoming Events - January 23, 2019

Calendar

  • 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
  • January 30, 2019 - Powerbuff Volleyball Game - 8:00-9:00 p.m.
  • February 1, 2019 - "Frosty Night" Dance - 7-10 p.m. - High School
  • February 4, 2019 - Jazz Concert, Jazz One and Jazz Two - 7:00 p.m. - FAC

Spirit Week Dress Up Days

  • Monday: Groutfit Day
  • Tuesday: Sunglasses Day
  • Wednesday: Blast from the Past (dress like a year or decade from the past)
  • 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 

University of Wisconsin - Superior - January 24, 2019 - 10:00 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. 
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.

 

Get Involved - January 9, 2019

Get Involved in Panther Clubs and Activities

Club Highlight: 

Prom Committee

Anyone interested in the Prom Committee there will be a meeting this Friday, January 11, at 3 p.m. in Mrs Brockman's 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
The Need to Know - January 9, 2019

Upcoming Testing Schedule

January:

  • January 9
    • Minnesota Student Survey, Grade 9 and Grade 11
  • January 29-31
    • ACCESS (EL assessment), All students identified as EL

February:

  • February 1-25 - AP Testing Registration
  • February 5-7-
    • ACCESS (EL assessment), All students identified as EL
  • February 11-12
    • ACCESS (EL assessment), All students identified as EL
  • February 13 
    • NAEP, Select group of seniors
  • February 19-21 
    • ACCESS (EL assessment), All students identified as EL

March

  • March 6
    • NAEP make up, Select group of seniors
  • March 26 - 28
    • MCA Science, Biology Students

April

  • April 2
    • ACT Plus Writing, All of 11th grade
  • April 17
    • MCA Reading and Math, Grade 10 and Grade 11
  • April 24
    • ACT Plus Writing Make-up, Grade 11

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.

Upcoming Events - January 9, 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 30, 2019 - New Student Information Night - 6:30 p.m. - FAC
     

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 

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. 
Get Involved - January 3, 2019

Get Involved in Panther Clubs and Activities

Club Highlight: 

Panther Mentors - Mentors work with freshmen and students new to the high school to ease their transition to the school and to promote their success.

  • Advisors - Kelsey Jacobson - kjacob@district16.org, Rachel Taran - rtaran@district16.org, Katrina Balzer - kbalze@district16.org
  • Cost: No charge
  • Meeting time: Tuesdays, during SLP time