Student Announcements

Spring Lake Park High School publishes daily student announcements during the school year. 

Announcements will also be sent via email to families on Wednesdays. If you are not receiving these emails, please review your contact information in Campus Parent Portal. If you still do not receive newsletter emails, please contact the High School at 763-600-5100.

In today's student announcements...

Senior Class Information

In-person graduation ceremony - Friday, June 11, 7 p.m., Mariucci

We are planning on in-person graduation ceremony for Friday, June 11 at 7 p.m. at Mariucci Arena (University of Minnesota – Twin Cities). Mariucci Arena provided the most guest tickets per graduate following current COVID-19 guidelines. We will have much more information about ticketing, parking and more in future updates. At this point, please simply mark your calendar!

Cap and gown distribution - May 19

We will distribute graduation caps and gowns on Wednesday, May 19. Seniors will be able to pick up and/or purchase their cap and gown and any additional honor cords or tassels they may be eligible for. We will provide more information to our seniors at the senior class meeting next Thursday.

Photo opportunity

As we did last spring, we will once again provide an opportunity for graduates and their families to come to the high school to take graduation photos. We will host these opportunities Thursday, June 10 and Friday, June 11. This includes the option to have a professional photographer take your family photo on the field in Panther Stadium. Families who choose can purchase photos from the photographer. More details, including signup information will be in our next update.  

Prom - May 22

Spring Lake Park High School prom will be Saturday, May 22 at Spring Lake Park High School. Prom will be limited to SLPHS juniors and seniors only (no students from other grades or other schools). We’ll have more information in the coming weeks. For now, simply mark your calendar. 

Prom 2021 - FAQ

Because of strict Covid Protocols, we must follow the guidelines in order to have this event. Thank you in advance for your patience and adaptability. Please note, there are no outside guests allowed at the Grand March or dance. Underclassmen dates will be allowed at the Grand March only.

  1. When is Prom? Prom is Saturday, May 22, 2021
  2. Where is Prom? The Grand March and Dance will both be held at Spring Lake Park High School
  3. What time is Grand March and the Dance? Grand March begins at 7 p.m. and students are invited to arrive at the school and line up at 6:30 p.m. The Dance will begin immediately following Grand March and will end at 10 p.m. 
  4. How much does Prom cost this year? The cost is $10.00 Tickets will be sold at lunch from May 10-21. EFL students can purchase their tickets in the Main Office 
  5. What is Grand March? Grand March is an opportunity for you to strut your stuff with your friends, date, or on your own. Each Grand March participant will be allowed 1 grand march audience member ticket. No additional Grand March audience member tickets will be sold. Participants walking in Grand March do not need a ticket. Grand March will be held outside on the stadium veranda. Families and friends who want to come and watch and take photos will be invited to stand on the field to take photos. Underclassmen dates will be allowed at the Grand March only. No outside guests will be allowed at the Grand March or Dance 
  6. Where will the dance be? The dance will be held in the Staff Parking Lot outside of the high school main entrance (door #1). After Grand March, students will line up on the 1st floor of the B-Building to get checked in to the dance   
  7. Where do students park? Students will park in the student parking lot and enter the school for the Grand March line-up through the Pool Doors
  8. Where do families park who are coming to Grand March?  Families will park in the Able street parking lot and enter the stadium through the Home Gate
  9. What are the Covid protocols we will have to follow? 
    1. Masks are required 
    2. No outside guests will be allowed at the Grand March or Dance 
    3. Underclassmen dates will be allowed at the Grand March only      
    4. Students will check in to a table in a group no larger than 6 people 
    5. Students must limit dancing activities to members of their 6-person group 
    6. Social distancing will be expected 
  10. What happens if it rains? The Grand March will be moved into the main gym and families can watch virtually. The Dance will be canceled if it rains.
University, College and Military

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.

Click here to request a transcript

College and Military Rep Visits: Sign-up in Naviance if you wish to speak to a rep

Stay tuned for upcoming events

Panther Peer Tutors

Our students are still here to support one another. If you are struggling in a core class and would like a peer tutor to help, sign up here. We have students in all grades able to help in all subject areas. With 37 days of school to go, now is the time to seek help.

High School Student Job Board

Did you know that Spring Lake Park High School offers our high school students an opportunity to learn of current openings for their age on our Counseling Office Job board? This board is NOT virtual so stop by and take a check out the posted open Jobs in our community! 

Counselor Assignments for SLPHS Student Groups

Troy Willemssen twille@district16.org Teams 9A and 10A
Ikran Salat 
isalat@district16.org
Teams 9B and 10B
Lindsey Redmann lredma@district16.org Teams 9C and 10C
Julie Turchioe
jturch@district16.org
11th and 12th graders with last names A-He
Justine Malecha
jmalec@district16.org
11th and 12th graders with last names Hi-Pa
Tamiko Montgomery
tmontg@district16.org
11th and 12th graders with last names Pe-Z
Jennifer Blaido 
jblaid@district16.org
Counselor for College and Career Planning
Kadie Chlebeck
kchleb@district16.org
Dean of Students
Athletic and Activity Announcements

Athletics

Summer Camps and Clinics Registration Now Open

Find your SPARK this summer with Community Education! Choose SLP Community Education for your summer activities this year. Try a new sport or activity, strengthen your skills, meet new friends and make the most of your summer!  Students will find their SPARK in our exciting summer camps and clinics. These programs are offered in partnership with our Spring Lake Park High School Coaches and Advisors. Camps are offered for kindergarten - grade 12 students. Register now!

Signing Day

Congrats to the following students who signed their National Letters of Intent to play their sport at the collegiate level next year! 

  • Heather Sager- St. Olaf (Hockey)
  • Grace Zellmer- UW- River Falls (Soccer)
  • Maya Dempsey- Hamline (Soccer)
  • Mary Fetter- Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (Soccer)
  • Emma Potratz- St. Thomas (Track and Field)
  • Liz Bradley- Lander University (Golf)
  • Anna Johnson- Augsburg (Lacrosse)
  • Jack Leifker- UW-River Falls (Basketball)
  • Jack Wellen- Bethel (Golf)
  • Max Paaverud- UW- River Falls (Football)
  • Rayan Hassen- Northern Michigan (Soccer)

Latest Athletic Results

  • Girls’ Golf: SLPHS girls golf placed 4th in the Irondale Invitational tournament out of 12 teams at Fox Hollow Golf Course. Liz Bradley took 2nd place in the tournament shooting a round of 84. 

  • Softball- SLP 8, Park Center 2

  • Baseball: Spring Lake Park 8, Park Center 4 

NWSC Sports Schedule and events

Be sure to check the schedule often as there can be numerous changes of dates, times or locations.

Activities

Lori Henry named American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences 2021 Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Lori Henry, Spring Lake Park High School teacher of Family & Consumer Sciences who has been named the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences 2021 Teacher of the Year! The national award recognizes her work to help students develop real-world skills on their path to career and life success.

“I was totally surprised. I had no inkling,” says Lori. “It completely caught me off guard and it’s a huge honor to represent Family and Consumer Sciences.”

Lori will officially receive her award during the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences’ national conference in June. From there, she anticipates being a strong voice for Family and Consumer Sciences and the life skills she teaches that help students prepare for successful careers and lives. Read more about Lori's amazing accomplishment.

Community Education Department

Driver's Education

Spring Lake Park Schools Community Education offers teen driver’s education in cooperation with Safeway Driving School. Safeway Driving School has been graduating teen drivers in the Twin Cities area for over 40 years and their instructors are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.   

The State of Minnesota requires that driver’s education distance learning be conducted in a face-to-face platform, which requires that students have a video camera and audio capabilities on their devices. Safeway has chosen a secure Zoom platform to conduct the class.  Safeway’s only focus is creating safe, responsible teen drivers. Classroom and behind-the-wheel lessons emphasize defensive driving techniques tailored for the inexperienced teen driver while targeting to influence the invincible teen attitude.   

Full Course Fee of $370 is broken into three payments: 

$220 due at registration time, $150 ($75 on the first lesson and $75 on the second lesson); checks made payable to Safeway Driving School or call Safeway before behind-the-wheel to pay by credit card   

The next class sessions are: 

  • June 14-25
  • July 12-21
  • August 2-13

Register for Driver's Education

The Need to Know

COVID-19 testing available for students grades 6-12

COVID-19 testing will be available to students in grades 6-12 through school every two weeks through the end of the year. If students/families want their student to get a COVID test through school, students can pick up a testing kit from the school health office on Friday, May 7 and return it to the health office on Monday, May 10. Results are available within 24-48 hours of the test being returned.

Experience free live entertainment for the entire family

Spend a relaxing evening at Lakeside Lions Park enjoying live music from our SLPHS Jazz Ensembles and the After Hours Big Band on Monday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m.

In addition to music, The Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Organization will be providing food for purchase, with all proceeds going to benefit veterans and their families.

So grab a lawn chair, gather your family and friends and join us for some good music, good food and good company on a lovely summer night by the lake! Check out the flyer for more details.

Last chance to order a 2020-2021 yearbook

Please note that the Oasis 2021 Yearbook will be going offline after May 15. There are 60 books still available to pre-order. Order your yearbook here. Click on “Balfour.” 

AP Testing - 

AP Testing is taking place over the next few weeks at SLPHS. Students must be on time.  

  • Friday, May 7 - Chemistry, 8 a.m., Kenneth Hall Gym
  • Monday, May 10 - World History, 7:40 a.m., Kenneth Hall Multi-Purpose Room
  • Tuesday, May 11 - Psychology, 11:34 a.m., Kenneth Hall Multi-Purpose Room
  • Wednesday, May 12 - English Language & Composition, 7:40 a.m., Kenneth Hall Multi-Purpose Room
  • Friday, May 14 - Biology, 7:40 a.m., Fine Arts Center

Important AP Testing Information:

  • Students should get a good night's sleep the night before and a have hearty healthy breakfast. 
  • Students should bring a healthy snack and water.  
  • They should dress in layers, as it could be cool or warm in the testing room. 
  • Students that arrive after students are seated in the testing room will not be able to test. They will then have to have a personal computer at home and test later at home. (Chromebooks are not testing compatible and will not work for testing at home) 
  • Students taking a Noon Exam are going to be reporting to their testing site at 11:20 or 11:30 a.m. 
  • Students testing at noon will need to eat lunch at 10:54 a.m.
  • Students who test in the AM will go to lunch right from testing, if they missed their lunch or to class eat with their class if they have a later lunch. 
  • If their test requires a calculator, they need to bring that. We will have pencils, Kleenex, and other testing items for them. 

Prom 2021 - FAQ

Because of strict Covid Protocols, we must follow the guidelines to have this event. Thank you in advance for your patience and adaptability. Please note, there are no outside guests allowed at the Grand March or dance. Underclassmen dates will be allowed at the Grand March only.

  1. When is Prom? Prom is Saturday, May 22, 2021
  2. Where is Prom? The Grand March and Dance will both be held at Spring Lake Park High School
  3. What time is Grand March and the Dance? Grand March begins at 7 p.m. and students are invited to arrive at the school and line up at 6:30 p.m. The Dance will begin immediately following Grand March and will end at 10 p.m. 
  4. How much does Prom cost this year? The cost is $10.00 Tickets will be sold at lunch from May 10-21. EFL students can purchase their tickets in the Main Office 
  5. What is Grand March? Grand March is an opportunity for you to strut your stuff with your friends, date, or on your own. Each Grand March participant will be allowed 1 grand march audience member ticket. No additional Grand March audience member tickets will be sold. Participants walking in Grand March do not need a ticket. Grand March will be held outside on the stadium veranda. Families and friends who want to come and watch and take photos will be invited to stand on the field to take photos. Underclassmen dates will be allowed at the Grand March only. No outside guests will be allowed at the Grand March or Dance 
  6. Where will the dance be? The dance will be held in the Staff Parking Lot outside of the high school main entrance (door #1). After Grand March, students will line up on the 1st floor of the B-Building to get checked in to the dance   
  7. Where do students park? Students will park in the student parking lot and enter the school for the Grand March line-up through the Pool Doors
  8. Where do families park who are coming to Grand March?  Families will park in the Able street parking lot and enter the stadium through the Home Gate
  9. What are the Covid protocols we will have to follow? 
    1. Masks are required 
    2. No outside guests will be allowed at the Grand March or Dance 
    3. Underclassmen dates will be allowed at the Grand March only      
    4. Students will check in to a table in a group no larger than 6 people 
    5. Students must limit dancing activities to members of their 6-person group 
    6. Social distancing will be expected 
  10. What happens if it rains? The Grand March will be moved into the main gym and families can watch virtually. The Dance will be canceled if it rains.

Summer Leadership Camp Sign-up

If you're a 9-11th grade student looking to develop you leadership skills, you don't want to miss this summer leadership camp opportunity. 

When: June 14-17
Where: SLPHS
Who: 9-11th grade students
Cost: Before May 21 = $50. After May 21 = $75

Leadership camp is an intensive, four-day experience that will change how you view your role in our school and community. You’ll be on a first-name basis with staff, you get free treats, our speakers will inspire you and it’s fun! You won’t regret your decision to attend this camp! Sign up today!

See Mr. Meier (C122) or Ms. Brockman (B200D) if you have any questions.

Student Mental Health Information: Important Numbers

  • Crisis Text Line (TXT4LIFE): Text MN to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 
  • National Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-442-4673 
  • The Trevor Project: LGBTQ+ 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678 
  • Alexandra House: 763-780-2330 
  • Local Shelter/Minnesota Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1-866-223-1111 

Please contact Whitney Booth with further questions at wfenne@district16.org