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A Message from Principal Boucher- October 9, 2019

Spring Lake Park High School Families,

I wanted to share a number of special events Spring Lake Park High School and Minnesota colleges and universities have planned for the month of October to celebrate College Knowledge Month. We encourage families to check out the following events and opportunities.

Free college application opportunities

A number of Minnesota colleges and universities are waiving their application fees throughout the month of October. All Minnesota State colleges and universities will waive fees October 28-November 1, 2019. If prompted for a promo code, applicants should use “CKM2019.” Learn more about 2019-2020 free application opportunities at Minnesota Colleges and Universities.

Special events at Spring Lake Park High School

College Application Bootcamp
Tuesdays and Thursdays, SLP time, Upstairs Multipurpose Room

On each Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month of October, students can attend a College Application Bootcamp during SLP time. The Bootcamp will cover creating a college list, completing college applications, requesting transcripts, requesting letters of recommendation, writing your college essay, fee waiver questions and Naviance questions.

FAFSA event
October 15, 6-7 p.m., SLPHS computer lab

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, can be confusing and overwhelming. Come work on your FAFSA application with college professionals, Spanish interpreters will be available to help.


Senior parent presentation
October 15, 4:30 p.m., SLPHS Fine Arts Center

SLPHS counselors will tell families what to expect during their senior year, including important steps, deadlines and ideas to prepare their senior for leaving the nest. Whether college, military or workforce bound, we will cover all that is needed to help you help your senior be successful after high school.
 

MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce
October 15 and 16, outside of SLPHS cafeteria

Members from the MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce will be at SLPHS during family and teacher conferences on October 15 and 16 to share available resources from our business community, including part-time student job opportunities, adult job openings and other career resources. We encourage families to stop by the MetroNorth tables outside of the SLPHS cafeteria to learn more between 4:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15 or 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16.
 

College planning presentation
October 21, 5:30 p.m., SLPHS Fine Arts Center

Are you interested in learning more about the planning process for college? Is your student a first-generation college applicant or do just want to know what has changed since you applied to college? This presentation is for all families and will cover the basics of each year of high school and what students and families can do to best prepare for life after high school.

Wednesday college days

Wednesdays throughout the month of October are College Day. Students and staff are encouraged to wear their college gear.

College and military visits

Representatives from a number of local colleges, universities and military will be at SLPHS during lunch, advisory and SLP time throughout the month of October. Students are encouraged to stop by and talk to representatives to learn more. There will also be three presentations for students to attend throughout the month.

Learn more about College Knowledge Month and the events happening at SLPHS.

Great News - October 9, 2019

Panther Football team wins Homecoming Game 

Congrats to the Panther Football team for winning 48-0 against the North St. Paul Polars on Friday night!

Sock Drive a success

The SLPHS Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter recently hosted a Sock Drive where they collected 128 pairs of socks and $126.83 from high school advisories. The chapter took the collected money to purchase even more socks, resulting in 278 socks that will be sent to the Minnesota Veteran's Home.

Special shout out to ninth grader Mason White for his generous donation. Mason was the winner of two tickets to an upcoming 21 Pilots concert!

Hip Hop meets high school band

Audiences were amazing at the Hip Hop Showcase Concert on Monday night that showcased the High School bands and artists Ashley DuBose, Josh Holmgren, Cameron Kinghorn and the SLO Dance Company! Learn more about the Showcase Concert.

2019-2020 Homecoming Court

Congratulations to Homecoming Queen Nadine Musa and King Simon Tewalt, along with the rest of the Homecoming Court!

2019-2020 Homecoming Court:
-Senior Royalty Queen Nadine Musa and King Simon Tewalt
-Junior Royalty Princess Madi Ngene and Prince Kaleb Skelly
-Sophomore Royalty Princess Gwen Johnson and Prince Ethan Rombach
-Freshmen Royalty Princess Maria Horst and Prince Mikey Say

 
The Need to Know - October 9, 2019

Academic Lettering Ceremony

We will be celebrating our sophomore, junior and senior student academic accomplishments from the 2018-2019 school year. We welcome our students and their families to come to this event.

The ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 10 at 7:15 a.m. in the SLPHS Fine Arts Center. 

A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony in the Panther Gym.
 

Senior Yearbook Deadlines

Head-shots at David Bank Studios for $30.00 or October 23 at SLPHS. Only David Bank photos will be used in the yearbook.

  • Buy a yearbook - October 21-25
  • Baby Ads - December 2nd deadline

Athletic Announcements

Winter Sport Sign up opens on October 1.  Must have a current physical to apply.

After School Weight Room   Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The fee is $25 dollars. Sign up through fee pay online. Questions? See Coach Schlieff.

Student Announcements

Keep an eye out for our student announcements emailed each Monday and Friday for up to the minute information.

View all SLPHS 2019-2020 activities

Upcoming Events - October 9, 2019

Calendar

  • October 10 - Academic Lettering Ceremony - 7:15 a.m. - FAC
  • October 14-October 18 - No students
  • Fall Conferences 
    • October 15 - 4:30-7 p.m. - Cafeteria
    • October 16 - 8-11 a.m. and noon-3 p.m. Classrooms
    • October 21 - 4:30-7 p.m. - Cafeteria
  • October 23 - Final date for head-shots David Banks - SLPHS

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 

  • Iowa State University - Monday, October 21, 10 a.m.
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota - Tuesday, October 22, 9:30 a.m.
  • Hamline University - Wednesday, October 23, 10 a.m.
  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College - Thursday, October 24, 10 a.m.
  • University of Minnesota Duluth - Monday, October 28, 10 a.m.
  • University of Missouri Columbia - Thursday, October 31, 9:30 a.m.
  • St. Cloud State University - Thursday, October 31, 10 a.m.

Military Visits

  • Minnesota Army National Guard 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.,  Mondays 
  • Navy 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • US Army, 11:30 a.m.,Tuesdays
  • Marines 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 
The Need to Know - October 2, 2019

Homecoming Week September 30 - October 4

Dress-Up Days:

  • Thursday: Sports/Jersey Day
  • Friday: Spirit Day

Friday, October 4th:

Tailgate and Parade: Rotunda from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Football Game: Panther Stadium 7 p.m.
Casual Dance: Cafeteria 8-11 p.m.

Academic Lettering Ceremony

We will be celebrating our sophomore, junior and senior student academic accomplishments from the 2018-2019 school year. We welcome our students and their families to come to this event.

The ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 10 at 7:30 a.m. in the SLPHS Fine Arts Center. 

A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony in the Panther Gym.
 

Senior Yearbook Deadlines

Head-shots at David Bank Studios for $30.00 or October 23 at SLPHS. Only David Bank photos will be used in the yearbook.

Buy a yearbook - October 21-25

Baby Ads - December 2nd deadline

Athletic Announcements

Winter Sport Sign up opens on October 1.  Must have a current physical to apply.

After School Weight Room   Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The fee is $25 dollars. Sign up through fee pay online. Questions? See Coach Schlieff.

Student Announcements

Keep an eye out for our student announcements emailed each Monday and Friday for up to the minute information.

View all SLPHS 2019-2020 activities

A Message from Principal Boucher- September 25, 2019

Dear families,

In the coming weeks, you will begin to see more information about the November 5 election. People who live in our school district will see two questions on their ballot. Both ask voters to consider renewing existing levies that fund programs and technologies for our schools.

Renewing these levies does not increase funding and does not increase taxes for taxpayers. By state law, each levy must be renewed to keep funding that is already in place.

I hope you will take a moment to learn more about the levies. Most importantly, please plan to vote on – or before – November 5. Find more levy information on the Spring Lake Park Schools website.

Also, we have been reviewing the dangers of vaping and the use of vape products with students, in advisory this week. I have included a link to resources provided by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) that addresses some of the risks of vaping. I am sharing so you are informed about the current health concerns related to vaping. To view the CDC vaping information, click here.

Sincerely,
Matthew Boucher
Principal
Spring Lake Park High School

Upcoming Events - September 25, 2019

Calendar

  • September 26 - Senior Panoramic,12th Graders
  • September 30-October 4 - Homecoming week
  • October 7 - HS Showcase Band Concert 7 p.m. - FAC
  • October 8 - Final picture re-take day - Lifetouch
  • October 10 - Academic Lettering Ceremony - 7:30 a.m. - FAC

On the radar:

  • Fall Conferences 
    • October 15 - 4:30-7:00 p.m. - Cafeteria
    • October 16 - 8:00-11:00 a.m. and 12:00-3:00 p.m. Classrooms
    • October 21 - 4:30-7:00 p.m. - Cafeteria
       

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.,  Mondays 
  • Navy 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • US Army, 11:30 a.m.,Tuesdays
  • Marines 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 
The Need to Know - September 25, 2019

Homecoming Week September 30 - October 4

Dress-Up Days:

  • Monday: Sunny and 75 vs. 30 Below
  • Tuesday: Character Day
  • Wednesday: Class Color Day
    • 9th: Pink
    • 10th: Green
    • 11th: Purple
    • 12th: Yellow
    • Staff: White
  • Thursday: Sports/Jersey Day
  • Friday: Spirit Day

Monday, September 30th:

Powderpuff Game: in Panther Stadium from 5:45-6:45
Coronation: Fine Arts Center 7:00

Friday, October 4th:

Tailgate and Parade: Rotunda from 4:30-6:30
Football Game: Panther Stadium 7:00
Casual Dance: Cafeteria 8:00-11:00

Academic Lettering Ceremony

We will be celebrating our sophomore, junior and senior student academic accomplishments from the 2018-2019 school year. We welcome our students and their families to come to this event.

The ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 10 at 7:30 a.m. in the SLPHS Fine Arts Center. 

A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony in the Panther Gym

Student Announcements

Keep an eye out for our student announcements emailed each Monday and Friday for up to the minute information.

View all SLPHS 2019-2020 activities

A Message from Principal Boucher- September 11, 2019

Dear families,

Our families play an important role in helping us maintain a safe and secure learning environment for our students. We have a few reminders as we begin the year: 

  • Arrival and Dismissal: Please drop your child off – Student drop off and pick up is at door #1 (High School Main Entrance). Please keep to the right of the driveway. Parking, idling and double-sided parking is prohibited (emergency vehicles must be able to enter and exit). You may pull into the staff parking lot and wait for your child there. 
     
  • Lunch drop off – If you drop off a lunch for your child, you may do so in the main office. Please communicate with your child that you have dropped lunch off in the main office for them. They will be able to pick their lunch up in the main office during the passing period prior to their lunch period. Main office staff will not call your child to pick up their lunch.
     
  • Early Student Pickup: If you will be picking up a student early, please call ahead at least one hour prior to pick up – this will give the office staff time to locate your child, we use flex areas and students are not always in a classroom.
     
  • Visiting your child at school or attending a meeting during school hours: Please remember to check-in at the main office with your picture ID. Your ID will be scanned into our visitor management system, and you will receive a visitor’s badge.  

We take safety and security very seriously as a foundation for a productive learning experience. Thank you for your partnership.

Sincerely,

Matthew Boucher
Principal
Spring Lake Park High School

The Need to Know - September 11, 2019

Student Services

No more schedule changes

Now that the year is officially underway, the schedule change window has closed. Starting, Thursday, September 5 schedules will only be changed if the request meets the following criteria:

  1. You have an empty spot in your schedule.
  2. You are missing a course that is needed for graduation.
  3. You do not have the correct prerequisite for a course.
  4. You want to increase the rigor of your schedule.

Because we are at capacity in most classes, we will not be rearranging hours, changing teachers, or changing electives for trimester 1. Later this trimester, you will have an opportunity to make changes to your trimester 2 classes. We thank you in advance for your cooperation with our schedule change policy.

Student Clubs and Activities

Yearbook Meeting Wednesday, September 11

"Ice Breaker" meeting after school in room B-140. Expect after school fun and games for as long as you can stay! Bring $2 for pizza and bring your own drink. Snacks and fun for all returning and new yearbook members. 
Yearbook class members are always invited to attend after school meetings.

First Leo Meeting 

The first Leo meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 11 from 3-4 p.m. in the cafeteria. All students are welcome to attend and find out about the Leo Community Service program.

FCCLA Meeting

An FCCLA will take place on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 3:05 p.m. in the Culinary Arts/Foods Room B-108. All students are welcome. Snacks will be provided. Questions about FCCLA, please see Miss Henry, the advisor.

Latino club 

Latino club will meet on Mondays and Thursdays in room B106 from 3-4 p.m. to learn about the culture. 

View all SLPHS 2019-2020 activities

Upcoming Events - September 11, 2019

Calendar

  • September 23 - Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) - 6 p.m. - B205
  • September 26 - Senior Panoramic,12th Graders
  • October 7 - HS Showcase Band Concert 7 p.m. - FAC
  • October 8 - Final picture re-take day - Lifetouch
     

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.,  Mondays 
  • Navy 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • US Army, 11:30 a.m.,Tuesdays
  • Marines 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Upcoming Events - May 29, 2019

Calendar

  • May 30 - Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band Concert, call time 6 p.m., 7 p.m./FAC
  • May 31 - Senior Practice 10 a.m. - Panther Gym 
  • June 3 - Choir Concert  - 7 p.m./FAC
  • June 6 - Last Day of School
  • June 7 - Commencement - 7:15 p.m. - Panther Stadium

Class of 2019 Important Dates and Deadlines

May 22, 2019 - Awards Night - FAC - 7 p.m.
May 31, 2019 - Senior Graduation Practice - Panther Gym -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 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 29, 2019

Attention Class of 2019 - Important Information

Graduation Practice - Friday, May 31, 2019  - Note time change:

This Friday, May 31, seniors and advisors are to report directly to the Panther Gym for their graduation walkthrough at the start of Advisory at 10 a.m. Students will formally practice their graduation walkthrough in preparation for June 7. We expect that this meeting will last up to 45 minutes.

Students may purchase their gold tassels and cords and pay outstanding student Campus fees.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

On June 6, all seniors are to report to the FAC at 8:10 a.m. for a final graduation walkthrough/senior meeting. Upon completion of the graduation walkthrough seniors will turn in their iPads. After iPad turn-ins, seniors will be released from Spring Lake Park High School to complete two electronic end of year surveys that they may complete independently.

Senior students who need to remain on site to complete required courses may do so.

Friday June 7th - Graduation night:

Seniors must report in formal graduation attire to the Auxiliary Gym for graduation no later than 6:30 p.m. on June 7th.

* Herff Jones gowns must be returned no later than 9:00 p.m. on June 7, 2019.  After 9:00 p.m. the student will be charged $30.00 for the cost of the gown.

Please see attached for the list of Frequently Asked Questions.

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.

Great News - May 29, 2019

29th Annual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony

Spring Lake Park High School hosted its 29th annual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 22 to honor our seniors of the Class of 2019.

Throughout the evening, more than 80 seniors, almost 25 percent of the graduating class, were presented with more than $55,000 in scholarships. These scholarships help students who are pursuing further education at four-year colleges, two-year colleges, technical colleges and trade schools.

Academic awards and student achievement awards were also presented to deserving seniors. 43 seniors were presented with academic letters and an additional 19 were recognized for earning an academic letter in each of their four years.

Read more about the Annual Scholarships and Awards Ceremony

SLPHS adapted bowlers roll into the state tournament

Three Spring Lake Park High School adapted bowlers recently participated in the State Adapted Bowling Tournament at Bowlero in Brooklyn Park.

In the ASD boys’ singles division, junior Immanuel Reynolds (pictured below) received 10th place and a medal for being in the top 10. In the girls’ ASD division, sophomore Libby Chlebeck received 16th place. In the girls’ singles cognitively-impaired division, junior Maddie Stroman received 29th place. Also, on the team this year were seniors Will Johnson and Alex Xiong, junior Sean Riley and freshmen Mayah McDowell and Alex Pham.

Read more about the adapted bowlers state tournament

Adapted bowling team photo