Monday, February 10 - Northwest Suburban Conference Music Festival / Flexible Learning day at SLPHS
On February 10, Spring Lake Park High School will be co-hosting with Totino Grace High School for the Northwest Suburban Conference (NWSC) Music Festival. This is an annual event where the bands, orchestras and choirs from each of the NWSC member high schools are brought together at one site for high-level instruction and feedback from national collegiate conductors/clinicians and it culminates with performances by the NWSC All-conference bands, orchestras and choirs. The final performance is our conference musical all-conference event of the year.
The Northwest Suburban Conference Music Festival has been happening for decades and the responsibility of hosting it rotates annually between each member high school in our conference. This year and next year, SLPHS and Totino Grace HS are scheduled to host this event in succession. Since neither school alone has the facilities to host all Bands, Orchestras and Choirs from each of the NWSC member high schools, we are co-hosting the event over the next two years. Spring Lake Park will host all NWSC bands and orchestras, while Totino Grace will host the choirs from each school.
If you are interested in more information about the NWSC Music Festival, including information about the guest collegiate conductors/clinicians our students will learn from, please visit the NSWC Music Festival website.
As a result of the size and scope of this event, Monday, February 10, 2020, will be a flexible learning day for SLPHS students. Students will work from home on February 10 on assignment and learning tasks staff will post on Schoology. Our staff will be available online and via phone to support student learning. High school bus transportation will not be running routes on February 10.
We are, however, offering two college trips/tours on that day to students who sign-up in advance. Each trip combines both a 2-year and a 4-year college tour for the students who opt to attend (either Hamline College and Anoka Tech, or Augsburg College and Century College). The busses for these trips will leave from and return to SLPHS, but students will need to provide their own transportation to and from SLPHS. Lunch will be provided on each of these trips. This is an opt-in experience for all 10th, 11th and 12th graders that are interested. We need a minimum of 20 students to sign up for each tour in order to provide this opportunity. There will be a fee of $5 to help cover the cost of bussing and lunch.
Permission slips are available in the student services office and must be turned in NO LATER than January 24, 2020.