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

Cap and gowns distribution is Friday, May 20, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: We will distribute graduation caps and gowns during the school day on Friday, May 20. 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 during their first senior class meeting.

Last Day of School – Thursday, June 9, 2022 – Plan for a senior meeting, graduation rehearsal and iPad turn-in event: On the last day of school, Thursday, June 9, seniors will participate in a graduation rehearsal in the high school gym. Additionally, they will turn in their iPad, case, and official Apple charger. If you don’t know where all of those items currently are, we encourage you to start looking to avoid any fees and ensure a smooth turn-in process.

  • Final senior meeting – 8:15 a.m., Fine Arts Center
  • iPad turn in – 8:45 a.m., Auxiliary Gym
  • Rehearsal – 9:15 a.m., Panther Gym

Senior all night party - June 10: An independent group plans the senior all night party each year. While this is not a high school sponsored activity, we do connect students and parents to information about the party on the graduation hub. The party is Friday, June 10, 6:30 p.m.- 12:30 a.m. at Bowlero in Blaine.

Commencement - June 11: Our in-person commencement ceremony is Saturday, June 11, at noon at Mariucci Arena. We’ll have much more information to share with you as we get closer to the date. Please make sure you have this date and time held on your calendars. Commencement generally lasts around 90 minutes.

Photo opportunity: Graduates and their families will have the opportunity to come to the high school to take graduation photos. We will host these opportunities Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10. 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 a future update. 

Photo submission: We are asking seniors and/or their family members to submit their favorite photos from this school year for a potential graduation slideshow. Photo submissions should be from school events, activities, athletics or any school-related function. Please send photos to communications@district16.org for consideration.

Senior survey - now open: All seniors are asked to complete the senior survey in Naviance. It will open on Decision Day and be available through the end of the school year. This is how students request their FINAL transcript to be sent to their attending college. We ask students complete the survey once they have made their decision on their fall plans. Please encourage your student to complete the survey.​ 

Sign distribution: Free senior yard/window signs were handed out at the Senior Meeting on May 6. If you weren't able to attend and would still like a sign, please pick-up in the front office.

Outstanding School Fees: How to pay through Campus Parent Portal: Seniors are asked to pay any outstanding fees they may have acquired throughout the school year. Fees could range from technology to library books and music fees.  To check and pay for any outstanding fees, log in to Campus Parent Portal and click on “Fees” located in the left-hand black column.

Find these updates and information on senior activities and events at SpringLakeParkSchools.org/Graduation

Career and College

Counselor Assignments for SLPHS Student Groups

9th and 11th grade team counselors 
A-He: Lindsey Redmann, lredma@district16.org
Hi-Pa: Ikran Salat, isalat@district16.org
Pe-Z: Troy Willemssen, twille@district16.org
10th and 12th grade team counselors 
A-He: Nour Ali, sali@district16.org
Hi-Pa:  Justine Malecha, jmalec@district16.org
Pe-Z: Tamiko Montgomery, tmontg@district16.org
Jennifer Blaido 
jblaid@district16.org
Counselor for College and Career Planning
Kadie Chlebeck
kchleb@district16.org
Dean of Students
Athletic and Activity Announcements

Athletics 

Boys’ Basketball: Oliver Major named head boys’ basketball coach 

Spring Lake Park High School is excited to announce Oliver Major as the new head boys’ basketball coach. 

With 22 years of experience as a basketball coach and teacher at Spring Lake Park Schools, Oliver is honored and ready to continue the “Tradition of Success” the Panther boys’ basketball program has exhibited over the years. 

Boys Volleyball

  • May 16 
    • Blaine, SLP                                          
    • 5/5:30 p.m. 
  • *May 18
    • B Team Hosting 2 of 8 others 
    • 5-9 p.m. 

Important Sports Information Links: 


Activities

Congratulations to the following FCCLA officers elected for the 22-23 school year:   

  • President - Evan Jefferson 
  • Vice-President - Whitney Msuya-Lawrence 
  • Secretary - Veronice Morles 
  • Treasurer - Nora Pehl 
  • Reporter - Hawon Park 
  • Historian - Miranda Wojciak 

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 13-24
  • July 11-22
  • August 8-19

Register for Driver's Education

The Need to Know

Student vs. Staff Basketball Game - May 20

The Student vs. Staff Basketball Game is finally making a comeback after two years! The game will take place after school on Friday, May 20. If you wish to play in the game, fill out this form to enter the drawing. 20 students will be chosen at random to play, with a mixture of boys and girls. Please complete the form by Friday, May 13 at 3 p.m


Sophomores and Juniors - provide yearbook theme for next school year

Class of 2023 and 2024. Yearbook needs your input on the what the Design Theme will be for the 2023 yearbook. Believe it or not, we need to decide on a theme the spring before the next book as we get supporting artwork and fonts to produce a unique and memorable theme. 

Juniors, especially if you would like to have input on what your senior yearbook will look like, sign up for SET time on the following dates to participate and brainstorm ideas: 

  • Tuesday, May 17 in room B109  - Yearbook Theme Development

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

Social Workers

Monday's (all day) Tuesday's (afternoons). Provides individual check-ins and small group supports for students. To set up a meeting, Schoology message staff member Erin Bocock or Whitney Fenne (Booth) 

Hope 4 Youth - Delfina

Ages 16-24. By Appointment. Resources available: career force, housing stability for homeless, bus cards, car repair fund. The drop-in site in Anoka offers clothing, warm food, and shower between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. After hours number: 612-849-2561 

Alexandra House - Noah and Danielle

Wednesday's 11:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m. 

Services offered: Domestic violence support, shelters, food, pregnant and parenting youth, employment, health and wellness, outreach workers, and drop-in centers.  

To set up a meeting, send a message to Ms. Fenne (Booth) in Schoology or stop by her office B115 (across from cafeteria).

YMCA - Erin

Mondays from 12-1 p.m. 

Up to age 24. Services covered: Foster care, sexual exploitation, mediation, career services, outreach hotel, gas cards and bus tokens. 

Drop-in services at the NE Minneapolis and Coon Rapids locations. 

To set up a meeting, send a message to Ms. Fenne (Booth) in Schoology or stop by her office B115 (across from cafeteria).