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A Message from Principal Boucher, April 1, 2020

Dear High School Parents and Guardians,

We are up and running with extended flexible learning! Thank you for your partnership and patience as we navigate this new learning environment as a whole school community. We are truly in this together.

Monday morning (and a few times since) we had real challenges for students, teachers and parents alike as our learning platforms – used worldwide – experienced technical difficulty. Things have been improving, and we know we will need to continue to be patient and flexible in the coming days. 

A few days in, I’ve heard consistently from teachers how great it is to see their students, and they look forward to connecting with more students as the week goes on. Our staff have worked diligently to transition their classes to this environment, and I have witnessed high levels of creativity and commitment to making this a valuable learning experience for our students.  

Already in these first few days, teachers have created several ways for students to connect with the learning and peers in their courses through video, message boards and daily updates to build positive classroom communities. Staff have used several new tools to try to make the learning come alive in an online platform, and many teachers are creating multiple open “live” sessions for students to check in and connect.

Some tips for students

It doesn’t take long to identify some best practices for the online experience. Here are a few we’ve found in these first few days – and want to pass on to you to reinforce with your students:

  • Be mindful of your physical environment and surroundings when they enter an online environment.
  • Be sure there isn’t loud music playing in the background.
  • Wear headphones or earbuds when in a WebEx.
  • Engage respectfully in class conversations and silence microphone when not talking or contributing to the class discussion.
  • Use chat features/tools when you have a question.
  • Relax if you can’t make a “live” session. These are all being recorded so students can watch later if needed.  

See the Need to Know section of the High School Newsletter for additional information and resources, including:

  • Tutorials for families to familiarize yourself with the tools and platforms we’re using
  • How to access tech support
  • Options for low and no-cost wireless services
  • Resources for social and emotional health during this time
  • Spirit week information for next week’s virtual spirit week

Many of our staff are parents, too, experiencing, as you are, the balancing act as we all work to find a new normal and new routine in these extraordinary times. I want to encourage families, as I have our staff, to create routines and some consistency during these highly irregular times. I hope you all are able to also schedule time to disconnect from online environments and screens to focus on physical and emotional wellbeing. 

This really does feel like the first week of school all over again. We appreciate all of you and your students. It’s our privilege to be a part of their lives, and we’re grateful to continue to be connected as a learning community focused on supporting each other and the learning during this time.

Be well. Together, “We got this!”

With gratitude,
Matthew Boucher
Principal

The Need to Know, April 1, 2020

Virtual Spirit Week, April 6-9

As we’re all stuck at home, we’re joining together for a virtual SLP Spirit Week, April 6-9. Starting Monday, you can be #SLPPantherProud to share your best wacky hairdo or fun hat with our community. Be sure to tag us using the hashtag or email us a photo to communications@district16.org and let's see your school spirit next week!

How to participate:

  1. Snap a photo
  2. Post to social media or email communications@district16.org
  3. On social, be sure to tag us and use the hashtag #SLPPPantherProud

Virtual Spirit Week Themes for Monday, April 6-Thursday, April 9

  • Monday - Wacky Hair/Hat Day
    • Mondays can be tough in general, so roll out of bed and rock your "bedhead" or sport a funky hairdo! Or, wear a hat as simple as your favorite baseball cap or a fun hat.
  • Tuesday - Mismatch Pattern Day
    • Stripes, polka dots, tie-dye, animal prints and any other pattern combination you can think of are welcome.
  • Wednesday - Emoji Day
    • Show us how you're feeling with your favorite emoji. You could hold up a sign or draw a picture to express yourself. This is your chance to get creative!
  • Thursday - Panther Spirit Day
    • Let's see your Panther Pride by wearing any and all Spring Lake Park Schools gear or red, white and blue school colors! 

Share your first week photos

It sure does feel like the first week of school, doesn't it? Every year, we love to see students in their first day of school photos .... so why not the first week of extended flexible learning? Use the first week photo sign here or make your own. Share your first week photos and don't forget to tag us using #SLPPantherProud.

First week photo sign in English

First week photo sign in Spanish 

Technology Toolkit 

In an extended flexible learning environment, students in Spring Lake Park Schools will utilize a variety of technology tools. We put together a toolkit of technology tips and tutorials to help students and families navigate the learning tools needed to be successful in a flexible learning environment. This toolkit includes links to video tutorials, FAQs and informational resources.

View the Technology Toolkit

Wireless Internet Access

Students at Spring Lake Park Schools need consistent access to wireless service in a flexible learning environment. For families who do not currently have consistent wireless access, there are two low and no cost wireless access options available.

View Wireless Internet Access options

Technology Support 

The SLP Tech Department is here to support students and families during extended flexible learning.

If you need technology support, email techsupport@district16.org. Make sure to include your name, contact information and a brief description of your request. If you are unable to email, call 763-600-5555 and leave a message.

Meal Services

Spring Lake Park Schools is continuing to provide students with free meals during the school closure. We will be distributing free meals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at six locations throughout the community. On Mondays and Wednesdays, families will receive two-days’ worth of meals. On Fridays, families will receive a standard day of meals plus additional snacks for the weekend.

View Meal Service Locations and Times

Six daily questions for social and emotional health

Our team cares about our students’ and families’ success in this uncharted situation for all of us. Our school experts in social, emotional and behavioral health encourage you to check-in with yourself during this unusual time and make your well-being a priority.

As we are all in a “stay-at-home” environment, here are six daily questions to ask yourself:

  1. What am I grateful for today? In times of stress it’s understandable to become worried and zoomed in on the negative around us. Cultivating a daily gratitude practice can refocus us, even in the most difficult times.  What are you grateful for today?  Take two minutes to create a list and think about ways to add to it throughout your day.  Consider using the online journal, Thnx4.
  2. Who am I checking in on, or connecting with, today? “Social distancing” has been reframed by some to more accurately mean “social solidarity” during this time of “physical distancing.” Don’t isolate from family and friends during this difficult time. Reach out to others with Facetime, texting or even write an old-fashioned letter to stay connected when we need it the most.
  3. What expectations of “normal” am I letting go of today? During this time of daily change and possible numbness, reflect on what’s truly important right now.  It’s okay to not have the perfectly cleaned house or to have answered all the emails in your inbox, but to just make sure everyone in your house has felt loved.  The faster we let go of the expectations of “normal,” the faster we adapt.
  4. How am I getting outside today? Nature can be powerful in improving our mood and affecting our nervous systems. Can you get outside everyday - even to just sit in the sun for 10 minutes? If you can’t leave your house, can you sit by an open window and breathe the fresh air?
  5. How am I moving my body today? Stress can take a toll on our body so the more we get out of our heads and into our body, the more grounded we can feel.  Find 10 minutes to go for a walk or create a little workout routine that you can do in your house (or even in your chair). 
  6. What beauty am I cultivating, creating, or inviting today? A natural antidote to the despair we might be feeling is to focus on adding to the beauty around us. Life is different and may be a little scary right now, but there’s beauty around us and life is still worth fighting for. So, let’s write about our lives, draw our dreams, sing our sorrows, plant gardens, cook for our neighbors, and create culture to survive this difficult time wherever and however we can.

Please continue to check here for the latest COVID-19 information.

A Message from Principal Boucher, March 25, 2020

Spring Lake Park High School Families:

I want to start by thanking you for your patience and partnership during this unprecedented time. Our staff have been working hard to get ready to start our extended flexible learning with students this coming Monday, March 30. We certainly miss having contact with your student, and we are committed to working with you to keep the learning moving forward.

As we resume school on Monday, we want you to know we do not expect you to be your child’s teacher. Your child may need some help setting things up as we get up and running, but we know this is not your only job or responsibility during this time. We want to partner with you and help our students keep learning. 

Our high school teachers are posting videos and messages within Schoology for your student. Between now and Monday, please encourage your student to log on, check them out and respond that they have received the message. We want to know that our students are ready to learn, and that includes things like having consistent internet access.

What to expect on Monday

  • On extended flexible learning days, your child will continue the learning that was taking place face-to-face. We are continuing the learning aligned to our learning outcomes and using many of the same resources we’d be using if students were here face-to-face.
  • Teachers will provide an update on the daily learning expectations each day by 8 a.m. on the course Schoology page. 
  • Your child will have scheduled “live” interactions with each of their teachers at least once a week. The schedule of these “live” interactions will be posted daily by teachers within Schoology.
  • If students miss their “live” time, these interactions will be recorded so students can view at a different time.
  • Teachers will also be providing an opportunity for students to collaborate with their peers and will be available to answer questions. More information is going to be coming directly from your child’s teacher(s) on Friday, March 27, 2020.
  • We use a positive attendance model where attendance is determined based on evidence of student engagement and work completion. If there is no evidence, the student is marked absent on Friday for that class. 

See the Need to Know section for additional information you may need before – or as - school resumes on Monday. This includes:

  • Tutorials for families to familiarize yourself with the tools and platforms we’ll be using. Your student has already been using many of these technologies in class.
  • Information for families who need low and no-cost wireless services
  • Meal distribution for families who need meals for their children while school buildings are closed.

On Monday, we’ll be doing school in a new way for many of us. Students should plan to log into their course Schoology pages on Monday starting at 8 a.m. We intend to treat Monday like it is the first day of school. We will learn together as we go, and we ask for your patience and support. 

We will continue to send out parent communications/newsletters each week to keep you informed. Thank you, as always, for your support and understanding. Together, we build futures.

Matthew Boucher
Principal
Spring Lake Park High School

The Need to Know, March 25, 2020

Technology Toolkit 

In an extended flexible learning environment, students in Spring Lake Park Schools will utilize a variety of technology tools. We put together a toolkit of technology tips and tutorials to help students and families navigate the learning tools needed to be successful in a flexible learning environment. This toolkit includes links to video tutorials, FAQs and informational resources.

View the Technology Toolkit 

Wireless Internet Access

Students at Spring Lake Park Schools need consistent access to wireless service in a flexible learning environment. For families who do not currently have consistent wireless access, there are two low and no cost wireless access options available.

View Wireless Internet Access options

Technology Support

The SLP Tech Department is here to support students and families during extended flexible learning.

If you need technology support, email techsupport@district16.org. Make sure to include your name, contact information and a brief description of your request. If you are unable to email, call 763-600-5555 and leave a message.

Meal Services

Spring Lake Park Schools is continuing to provide students with free meals during the school closure. We will be distributing free meals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at six locations throughout the community. On Mondays and Wednesdays, families will receive two-days’ worth of meals. On Fridays, families will receive a standard day of meals plus additional snacks for the weekend.

View Meal Service Locations and Times 

Some tips for social and emotional health

Our team cares about our students’ and families’ success in this uncharted situation for all of us. Our school experts in social, emotional and behavioral health have picked their top five ideas for creating normalcy in a non-normal situation:

  • Keep routines in place. Consistency and structure are calming during times of stress. Setting and sticking to a regular schedule can help calm fears, manage stress and keep the peace while everyone is at home together. Keeping normal sleep, eating, reading and homework schedules helps create stability.
  • Remember breaks and exercise. Working regular breaks and movement into your schedule helps with balance. Taking a walk or bike ride or doing yoga are all great ways to let kids burn off energy and make sure everyone is staying active.
  • Limit COVID-19 news intake. Staying informed is important, but for many people it’s a good idea to limit consumption of news and social media that has the potential to feed anxiety and that of kids.
  • Stay in touch virtually. Keep your support network strong, even when you’re only able to call or text friends and family. Socializing plays an important role in regulating your mood and helping you stay grounded. The same is true for children.
  • Make plans. In the face of events that are scary and largely out of our control, it’s important to be proactive about what you can control. Making plans helps people visualize the near future.

Please continue to check here for the latest COVID-19 information.

A Message from Principal Boucher, March 4, 2020

End of Trimester This Week, Upcoming Dates to Track

Spring Lake Park High School Families:

We’re in the middle of wrapping up all the activities of our second trimester and looking ahead to the final trimester of the year. Here are several dates to keep in mind.

  • March 5 (tomorrow) – End of trimester 
  • March 6-16 – No school for spring break and teacher workshop and grading days
  • March 17 – Start of 3rd trimester
  • March 24 – ACT testing day for juniors only. This will be a flexible learning day for 9th, 10th and 12thgrade students.
  • April 1 – MCA science test. This will be a late start day for 11th and 12th grade students.

As we head into spring break, we have a chance to take a breath and prepare for a new beginning with our final trimester of the year. Have a fantastic break!

Sincerely,

Matthew Boucher
Principal

Upcoming Events, March 4, 2020

Upcoming Military and College visits:

  • Air Force - March 19, 11 a.m.
  • Army - March 23, 11 a.m
  • St. Cloud State University - April 6, 10 a.m.
  • University of Northern Iowa - April 23 10 a.m.

March Events

  • Wednesday, March 4 - HS Varsity Band Concert, Fine Arts Center, 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 4- Boys Basketball Section 5AAAA game, Panther Gym, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 5- End of Trimester 2
  • March 6-16 - Spring Break, no school
  • Tuesday, March 24 - ACT+ Writing exam, grade 11

April Events

  • Wednesday, April 1 - MCA Science Testing
  • Tuesday, April 7 - ACT+ Writing Makeup Exam, grade 11
  • Friday, April 10 - No School
  • Monday, April 13 - No School
  • Wednesday, April 15 - MCA Math Testing and MCA Reading Testing, grade 11
  • Friday, April 17 - HS spring musical, "Seussical," Fine Arts Center, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 18 - HS spring musical, "Seussical," Fine Arts Center, 2 p.m.
  • Friday, April 24 - HS spring musical, "Seussical," Fine Arts Center, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 25 - HS spring musical, "Seussical," Fine Arts Center, 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 26 - HS spring musical, "Seussical," Fine Arts Center, 2 p.m.

May Events

  • Saturday, May 2 - Prom
  • Monday, May 4 - AP Exam: Government and Politics, 8 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 5 - AP Exam: Calculus AB/BC, 8 a.m. and AP Exam: Human Geography, noon
  • Wednesday, May 6 - AP Exam: English Lit and Comp, 8 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 7 - AP Exam: Chemistry, 8 a.m. and AP Exam: Physics 1- Algebra Based, noon
  • Friday, May 8 - AP Exam: U.S. History, 8 a.m. and AP Exam: Studio Art, noon
  • Monday, May 11 - AP Exam: Biology, 8 a.m. 
  • Monday, May 11 - HS Jazz Concert, Fine Arts Center 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 12 - AP Exam: Spanish Language, 8 a.m. and AP Exam: Psychology, noon
  • Wednesday, May 12 - AP Exam: English Language & Comp, 8 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 12 - National Honor Society Induction, Fine Arts Center, 7 p.m,
  • Thursday, May 12 - AP Exam: World History, 8 a.m.
  • Friday, May 13 - AP Exam: Computer Science Principles, 8 a.m. and AP Exam: Statistics, noon
  • Tuesday, May 19 - Cap and Gown Distribution for graduating seniors, 10:30 a.m-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 20 - Senior Awards Night, Fine Arts Center, 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 26 - HS Varsity Band Concert, Fine Arts Center, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 28 - HS Wind and Symphonic Band Concert, Fine Arts Center, 7 p.m.

June Events

  • Monday, June 1 - HS Choir Concert, Fine Arts Center, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, June 5 
    • Last day of school,
    • End of Trimester 3
    • High School Graduation, Panther Stadium, 7:15 p.m.
    • Senior All-Night Party, 10 p.m.-5 a.m. at Bowlero 
Great News, March 4, 2020

We are pleased to report that SLP OEC won all the top awards at Saturdays’ State EMS Competition. 36 teams from around the state and six high school EMS training programs competed.

Most Professional Team: 

  • Sophia Anderson, SLP (HOSA International EMT champion 6.19 as well)
  • Brianna Case, Centennial
  • Emily Kells, Centennial
  • Emma Jansen, SLP

Most Academic Team:

  • Joe Caswell, SLP
  • Sophie Hanson, Irondale
  • Abigail Theisen, SLP
  • Emma White, Irondale

First Place

  • Sophia Anderson, SLP (HOSA International EMT champion 6.19 as well)
  • Brianna Case, Centennial
  • Emily Kells, Centennial
  • Emma Jansen, SLP

Second Place

  • Quyncee Chanthanavong, SLP
  • Adam Higley, Mounds View
  • Chris Sanchez, SLP
  • Tyson Ziniel, Mounds View

Third Place

  • Julia Cook, Mounds View
  • Kayleigh Hallen, Centennial
  • Meghan Justin, Mounds View
  • Camryn Warner, Mounds View

It had been three years since we had won state, so this was a big day for our students. We also had teams place 5th, 6th, and 9th. Congratulations to all! 

Student Math Achievement

Spring Lake Park Junior Bryce Leik earned a qualifying score on the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) exam and will advance to take the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME). This series of competitions is designed to identify the top math students in the country who then go on to compete at the International Math Olympiad. Bryce will take the second-round test in mid-March - Best of Luck!!

The Need to Know, March 4, 2020

Families of Seniors: Sign up for real-time help completing the FAFSA

Are you interested in getting some real-time help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid? Please indicate your interest in working with financial aid experts on your application at a live event: Thursday, March 26, 2020, C Building Computer Lab, 8-9:30 a.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. Sign up now.

Cap and Gown for Graduation

Have you ordered your senior's cap and gown? All students who are participating in the Graduation Ceremony on Friday, June 5 will need to wear a cap and gown. Order forms can be found in the main office or order online at Herff Jones. Don't delay on ordering, expediting a rush order closer to graduation will increase the cost.

Senior All Night Party

The SLP 2020 Senior All-Night Party (SANP) will be at Bowlero immediately following the graduation ceremony on June 5, 2020 from 10 p.m.- 5 a.m. Students are locked-in for the night with unlimited bowling, laser tag, arcade games, pizza/pasta/wings buffet and breakfast buffet, as well as SANP favorites – the casino, salon, old time photos, caricatures, and a hilarious hypnotist performance. There are many exciting things to do in this festive, music-filled, party atmosphere. Transportation will be provided from the High School and students will not be allowed to drive themselves (per Bowlero policy).

Cost

  • $85 before May 15
  • $100 after May 15

Registration

You can download the registration form and return it with payment to the High School office or by mail (see the form for the address).

A Message from Principal Boucher, February 26, 2020

Spring Lake Park High School Families:

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been reminded as a community of the issues and topics our students manage as they grow into their adult lives. On the more extreme side, they experienced the loss of a peer. And every day, they juggle academics and activities, testing pressures, friend and social media dynamics and all the other realities of modern high school life.

I want to make sure our families are aware of supports available at school every day for students:

  • Teachers have had training to recognize when students may be struggling and how to connect students with additional support they may need.
  • Counselors and a school psychologist are available every day at our high school. Students do not need an appointment – ever – to access time or help from our counseling staff. Students can simply come to Student Services or may be referred by a teacher or other staff member.
  • Social workers are available for student support each day as well, and also support families in accessing additional community supports, through Lee Carlson Center or other appropriate resources.
  • Our school has what we call a pit crew, comprised of staff with expertise in student social, mental and emotional health. Teachers – or any staff in the building – can refer a student need to the pit crew, who work together to determine the next steps for support. The pit crew helps streamline the process and helps support coordinated communication and maximize resources for families.
  • For students who need therapeutic services, we have a partnership with Lee Carlson to provide onsite therapy to students. The Lee Carlson Center is an organization that provides affordable mental health and well-being services for families, children, youth and adults in the community.

Outside of school, there are community resources available to families. While we shared these last week, we want to make sure you are aware of what is available:

  • First Call for Help, a 24/7 information and referral for a variety of helping services – 211
  • Anoka County Crisis Intervention Resource – 763-755-3801
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center - Emergency Information Mental Health/Chemical Dependency - 6126726600
  • Crisis text line – Text NAMI to 741-741
  • If you or someone you know is in crisis, you can always call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained crisis counselor.

We share a common goal together for student health, success and wellbeing.

The end of the trimester nears on March 5. There is no school March 6-16, returning on Tuesday, March 17. Very quickly, we pivot to testing season. We’ll be providing more information on testing, including the ACT (scheduled for March 24, for Juniors only, flexible learning day for all other grades) in the coming weeks.

Find additional need to know and nice to know information in this week's news.

Thank you for your ongoing partnership and support for student health and success. Here at the high school, we continue to be grateful to be a part of such a caring and compassionate SLP community.

Sincerely,

Matthew Boucher
Principal

Upcoming Events, February 26, 2020

Spring Athletics and Activities Registration

To register for spring athletics and activities, we ask that you return paperwork and complete registration during the remaining drop-by registration event at the high school. This is a temporary process for spring registration as we work through some technical issues with our online system for registration and fees.

Spring Registration Event

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 
4:30-6 p.m.
Spring Lake Park High School Rotunda

Spanish interpreters will be available at the event.

What You Will Need

  1. Completed Minnesota State High School League eligibility formWe will have forms on site for you to complete or you can print and complete the form and bring it with you.
  2. A current sports physical on file for any sports. Physicals are good for three years. Learn more or download the form on the Physicals page.
  3. Payment for the activity or athletics fee. You can pay with cash, check or credit card at the registration events. For more information on fees, visit the Fees page.
  4. Verification letter for free and reduced lunch, if you are requesting a reduced activity fee. Learn more about free and reduced activity fee.

If you have questions, please contact Noreen Johnson at 763-600-5149 or njohns@district16.org.

Great News, February 26, 2020

Great news and happenings at SLPHS this week

Audrey Benderski, 10th grader, was invited to perform at the Minnesota Music Educators Intercollegiate Band as a soloist.  The piece she will perform was written by Finnish composer, Marja Ikonen, and directed by Dr. Melanie Brooks, director of the Winona State University Bands.

Quyncee Chanthanavong became the second 17-year old to earn his National EMT certification.

Congrats to SLP Swim and Dive Coach, Greg Kugler for being named the Section 5AA Coach of the Year!

The Wrestling CO-OP finished strong this past season.The team won its first section team match in 8 years and qualified four wrestlers for the state tourney. In addition to the four qualifiers we had seven more wrestlers win medals at sections. It was a great effort by everyone involved.

  • SLP’s Section Champion-Marvin Lamin
  • Chris Curtis, 4th place
  • Eric Bratsch. 4th Place
  • Romer Puch. 4th Place
  • Austin Miller, 5th Place

 

The Need to Know, February 26, 2020

Stay Connected

Spring Lake Park Schools publishes news and information on a weekly basis throughout the school year. Teachers also use several tools to track progress, assignments, attendance, grades and more. Access District and School communication.

Online Access to Student Information

Campus Parent Portal - Families can use it to view information about your student’s class schedules, attendance, end of trimester grades, transportation and transcripts. Families can also update contact information, such as email addresses and phone numbers.

Schoology - Schoology is a learning management system used in classrooms on a daily basis. Parents can view classroom and course updates, assignments, grades on assignments and tests, and communication from individual teachers. 

If you need your parent username, contact our Technology department at 763-600-5555, or Michelle Johnson at mjohn2@district16.org

Great News, February 20, 2020

He's 17 and Just Became a Certified EMT

Brendan Abrahamson just passed all his tests to become the first 17-year-old in the Opportunities in Emergency Care program to become a certified EMT. "If I can do it, anyone can," he says. Learn more about Brendan's journey.

Our Speech Team placed 2nd at Forest Lake High School on Saturday, February 15

The following students placed in their categories.

  • Creative: Philsan Isaak 3rd, Paige Lier 4thSana Wazwaz 1st
  • Discussion: Hayat Muse Honorable Mention
  • Drama: Champion Josh Archibong
  • Original Oratory: Reece Wenholz 5thSana Wazwaz Honorable Mention
  • Poetry: Reece Wenholz 2nd
  • Program Oral Interpretation: Philsan Isaak Honorable Mention 
  • Prose: Kailez Campbell Honorable Mention

Nordic Ski Awards:

  • Spirit Award: Jack Peterson
  • Most Improved: Samantha Solboe, Art Duncan
  • Rookie of the year: Cohen Janes, Donna Larson
  • MVP: Autumn VanDenTop, Milo Keyes

Congratulations to all the skiers on a great season.

A Message from Principal Boucher, February 20 , 2020

Preparing for the end of the trimester

Spring Lake Park High School Families:

We’re just a few weeks away from the end of our second trimester. The last day of the trimester is Thursday, March 5. Over the next few weeks, our focus is on finishing strong. Please encourage your student to be using SLP time to get any extra help they may need or to extend their learning. This time is purposefully built into the day for student support. 

While we finish this trimester, we also are still working with students to finalize their registration for next year. In this morning’s advisory for 9th, 10th and 11th grade students, advisors checked in with students on their plans and selections for next year as we work to get every student registered. 

Finally, thanks to parents and family members who made it to conferences last week. We appreciate the chance to connect and talk about how things are going and work together to support student success. If you weren’t able to make it, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the teacher with whom you’d like to connect.  

Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Matthew Boucher
Principal

Upcoming Events, February 20, 2020

February Events

  • Monday, February 24 - HS Choir Concert, Fine Arts Center, 7 p.m.

March Events

  • Monday, March 2 - HS Wind and Symphonic Band Concert, Fine Arts Center, 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 4 - HS Varsity Band Concert, Fine Arts Center, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 5- End of Trimester 2
  • March 6-16 - Spring Break, no school
  • Tuesday, March 24 - ACT+ Writing exam, grade 11

April Events

  • Wednesday, April 1 - MCA Science Testing
  • Tuesday, April 7 - ACT+ Writing Makeup Exam, grade 11
  • Friday, April 10 - No School
  • Monday, April 13 - No School
  • Wednesday, April 15 - MCA Math Testing and MCA Reading Testing, grade 11
  • Friday, April 17 - HS spring musical, "Seussical," Fine Arts Center, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 18 - HS spring musical, "Seussical," Fine Arts Center, 2 p.m.
  • Friday, April 24 - HS spring musical, "Seussical," Fine Arts Center, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 25 - HS spring musical, "Seussical," Fine Arts Center, 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 26 - HS spring musical, "Seussical," Fine Arts Center, 2 p.m.