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

Senior Panoramic Photo - tomorrow, Friday, October 15

The senior panoramic photo will take place this Friday, October 15 at 10 a.m. at Panther Stadium. Please be on time! Cap and Gown Information for the Class of 2022

Class of 2022 - it’s time to order your cap and gowns for graduation. The order deadline is January 15, 2022. Prices will increase after that date. The cost of the cap and gown is $26 and they will be a keepsake items.

Order at: highschool.herffjones.com or call 866-238-5336 

If ordering online, click on "Graduation Products" and type in "Spring Lake Park Sr. High Sch." Be sure that it is MN as there there is a SLPHS in Michigan.  

Free Senior Head Shot Photos

Senior students have the option to make an appointment at David Banks Studios to get a free yearbook photo taken or in October when David Banks will be on-site October 26. 

University, College and Military

This October, Spring Lake Park High School celebrates the 2021 season of MN Goes To College

SLPHS is continuing to provide great opportunities for students for Minnesota Goes to College Month. The goal of this month is to provide every graduating high school senior with the preparation, opportunity, and support needed to apply to college.

This month-long effort gives students the chance to explore colleges, better understand the planning and application process and participate in many activities to prepare for life after high school. Did you know many postsecondary institutions waive application fees during the month of October? Learn more here.

There are many great opportunities for students to get involved in College Knowledge month, both in-person and virtual.

Upcoming In-person events at the high school:

Upcoming virtual events taking place across the country:

About Rep Visits

Visits are only for 11th and 12th-grade students. Students must sign up the day before the visit. Be sure to get a pass from the Student Services Department on the day of the visit.

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
Upcoming Events

October 

  • Friday, October 15 - Senior Panoramic photo, 10 a.m. Panther Stadium
  • October 18-22 - Fall Break, no school
  • Thursday, October 28 - FAFSA help event, 6-7:30 p.m., SLPHS
  • Tuesday, October 26 - Senior Picture Day - Opportunity for Yearbook Photo
  • Friday, October 29 - HS Fall Play, Shakespeare in Hollywood, 7 p.m., FAC
  • Saturday, October 30 - HS Fall Play, Shakespeare in Hollywood, 7 p.m., FAC

November

  • Friday, November 5 - HS Fall Play, Shakespeare in Hollywood, 7 p.m., FAC
  • Saturday, November 6 - HS Fall Play, Shakespeare in Hollywood, 2 p.m., FAC
  • Monday, November 8 - Picture re-take day
  • November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break, no school
Yearbook Update

Yearbook Link

Your yearbook is online. Make sure to sign up early.

Free Senior Head Shot Photos

Senior students have the option to make an appointment at David Banks Studios to get their yearbook photo taken or in October when David Banks will be on-site October 26. 

Yearbook Meeting information

Mondays and Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. in Room B140 and in the Computer Room B109.

Details for Yearbook meeting:

  • Wanted: Student Photographers of any level! Learn Photojournalism as you earn credit towards your own copy of the yearbook!
  • Wanted: Student Story Tellers. Do you have a knack for writing and wish to pursue some sort of career in journalism, newspaper. magazine or on the air? Then get your start with the Oasis Yearbook and earn credit towards your own copy!
  • Wanted: Artistic Graphic Designers. Do you see yourself designing pages that jump out of the publication and grab attention? Learn the ins and outs of Graphic Design while earning credit towards your own copy of the yearbook!

Yearbook wants your photos!

The “Balfour ImageShare App” is free and can be use to upload images to be considered for use in the yearbook. This will give students and families a chance to upload images that we will review and hopefully use in the yearbook.

Tips to Upload:  All photos should be JPEG or PNG format, Max size 20MB per image. 

From desktop

  • Point your browser to “Images.Balfour.comhttp://Images.Balfour.com” 
  • Enter our project number 207304 
  • Enter your contact info and accept the terms. 
  • Select the phot for upload 
  • Enter information about photo  
  • Submit   

From mobile device: “Image Share” in App Store (IS) 

  • Search for “Balfour Image Share” in your app marketplace  
  • Download the app  
  • Enter your contact info and accept the terms. 
  • Enter our project number 207304 
  • Enter information about photo  
  • Submit   
The Need to Know

Senior Panoramic Photo - tomorrow, Friday, October 15

The senior panoramic photo will take place this Friday, October 15 at 10 a.m. at Panther Stadium. Please be on time! 


School Photo Retake Day

The school photo re-take day has been rescheduled for Monday, November 8.


Update immunizations by November 1

Minnesota School Immunization Laws currently require all students enrolled in school to be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTap/Td/Tdap), polio, measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Hepatitis B, and varicella (chickenpox). One dose of the meningococcal (MCV) vaccine is due in 7th grade, and a booster dose at age 16.

Students whose immunizations are not up to date by Monday, November 1 will be excluded from school until their immunizations are current.

If you have questions about whether or not your child is due for immunizations, please contact their healthcare provider. If you are interested in access to low-income options for vaccines, please reach out to Anoka County Public Health at 763-324-4240.


Important message from the health office

If you have one of the following symptoms:  

  • Cough  
  • Shortness of Breath/Difficulty Breathing  
  • Fever (greater than 100.0), or  
  • Loss of Taste and/or Smell  
     
  • Or two of the following symptoms:  
  • Fatigue  
  • Muscle or Body Aches, Headache  
  • Sore Throat  
  • Congestion/Runny Nose  
  • Nausea/Vomiting or  
  • Diarrhea 

You must stay home from school.  

Your parent/guardian must call the health office at 763-600-5104 if you meet the above criteria. 


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

You Matter. Talk to Us. #YouMatterMN 

  • If you, or someone you know, is at risk of suicide call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text MN to 741741 for 24/7 crisis support. 
  • Mental health crisis services are available 24/7 for everyone in Minnesota. If you believe a friend, child, parent, or anyone is thinking about suicide, there is support available to you. For immediate danger call 911. For free and confidential support call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (suicidepreventionlifeline.org) 1-800-273-TALK to receive prevention and crisis resources and best practices for professionals. 
  • Every county in Minnesota provides Mobile Crisis Services for both children and adults that may be experiencing suicidal feelings or mental health crisis. For more information, see the directory for mental health crisis phone numbers in Minnesota by county.
Athletic and Activity Announcements

Athletics

Panther Football at Tartan this Friday, October 15

Click here to get tickets to the Panther Football Game at Tartan Stadium this Friday, October 15.

  • High School Students must show school ID (can be on phone)
  • ALL middle school students MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian in order to enter
  • H.S. students that do not attend either of the competing schools will not be allowed in
  • No re-entry
  • The game is at Tartan Stadium: 838 Greenway Ave. N., Oakdale MN 55128

Join the SLP Dance Team 

  • Winter Tryouts - October 25-27 
  • 3:30 - 6 p.m. in SLPHS Auxiliary Gym 
  • All genders, grades 7-12.  No experience necessary. 
  • Facebook: Spring Lake Park Dance Team 
  • Instagram: springlakeparkdt 

Ticket Prices for Varsity Games

  • $7.00 - Adults 
  • $5.00 - Students in grades 1-8
  • Free - Spring Lake Park High School students (with proper school ID)  
  • Free - Senior citizens 65+ and children in Kindergarten and younger

Winter Athletic Registration is open

  • Winter athletic registration is open. To register for Panther Athletics, click here
  • To find a list of athletics available to students and additional details, click here.

Athletic Physical and Insurance

A current sports physical is required for participation in all middle school and high school sports. Physicals are good for three years. Download a physical form and learn more on the Physical page.

Our district provides options for families to purchase Student Accident Insurance. This program is completely voluntary. Explore a variety of insurance coverage options available for families to consider for their students.

Athletic Fees

There is a flat rate registration fee of $200 per sport with a $500 cap per student, per year. Students can also sign up for Weight Room (after school) for $25 per trimester which takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please note, discounts are available for families on free or reduced lunch programs (see next section). The discounts will auto-populate during the registration process.

Apply for Educational Benefits to qualify for reduced fees

Did you know your student may qualify for reduced athletic participation fees? Families are strongly encouraged to complete Free and Reduced-Priced Meals and Educational Benefits applications in order to qualify. Find the print and online application on the Nutrition Services website. Paper applications are also available in the main office. 


Activities 

Showcase 2021: Made in Minnesota Concert

  • Monday, October 11
  • 7 p.m. 
  • SLPHS Fine Arts Center 

Featuring Parkaires and the SLPHS bands. With Special Guest Diane Miller, music and host of the Local Show on 89.3 The Current. Music arranged by Joshua Holmgren, SLP alum and music producer. 

Diane Miller 
A native of Fargo, Miller took an interest in local hardcore punk shows at a young age. She went on to earn a music degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead and began blogging, documenting her favorite songs and covering her concertgoing experiences. 

Miller also served as editor-in-chief of Fargo’s alt weekly High Plains Reader and worked as the lead talent buyer for the Aquarium, an indie music venue. In 2018, she moved to the Twin Cities where she continued to perform with her hip-hop band D Mills and the Thrills and served as the talent booker for the Minneapolis venue Icehouse. She was awarded the McKnight Fellowship for Musicians in 2020 and was appointed a board member of the Minnesota Music Coalition in 2021. You can now hear her as the host of The Local Show on 89.3 The Current. 

Joshua Holmgren 
Joshua Holmgren is a multi-instrumentalist music performer, writer, arranger, manager, and producer.  Currently performing/musical directing with artist Dessa as well as artist Velvet Negroni. 

When not performing, Joshua writes/produces music for TV and commercial use.  As of 2019, Joshua has been arranging and producing concerts for high school band, focusing on arranging styles of music that are underrepresented currently in high school music repertoire. 

Activity Information 

Club Advisor Fee Meeting Dates and Times
Anime Club     Janna Todd No  Fee      Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month in Room C208
Art Club Maria Ahrndt No Fee Tuesdays from 3-3:45 p.m. in room B106
Black Student Union

Matt Meier

Tamiko Montgomery

No Fee Time and Location TBD
Bowling Club  Josh Hodney $60 Club will meet at Bowlero in Blaine on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-5:30  p.m. Matches will take place on Thursdays from 4-5:30 p.m. Register through the Community Education Department.
Clay Target Team Bill Zimmerman Approx. $200 The next season takes place March-June. For more information, email springlakeparkclaytarget@gmail.com
DECA Sarah Welken $75 During SET Time on the 1st and 3rd
Thursday of every month in Room A116. Register online
FCCLA Lori Henry $25 Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month in Room A108 at 3:05 p.m. Register online
Figure Skating     Off-Campus location. Time and place TBD
Fishing Team Brent Payne $100 The season will start June 2021.
Game Club - Competitive Kyle Greene No Fee Tuesdays from 3-5 p.m. in the OEC Flex Space
GSA - Gender/Sexuality Alliance Janna Todd No Fee Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month in Room C208
Knowledge Bowl

Melanie Tuve

Breena Bloome

$75 Tuesdays and Fridays at 3 p.m. in the Upstairs Multipurpose Room/Stadium Suite. Register online.
Latino Club Maria Ahrndt No Fee Mondays from 3-4 p.m. in B106. The first meeting is on September 20
Leo Club Whitney Booth No Fee Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. in the cafeteria
Math Club Mike Hilst $75 Mondays and Thursdays from 3:05-4:15 p.m. in Room C-104. Season is September 24-March. Register Online.
OEC: Medical Instruction/club 

HOSA: State & National Competition 

Bill Neiss

Jenny Neiss

John Linstrom

Fee varies

Skills Labs/Club meetings take place after school

Media Mission Trip meetings start in January

State/National meetings take place on Thursdays during Panther Time in Room B131

Panther Mentors

Kelsey Rathmanner

Brenna Bloome

Andra Gulenchyn

Victoria Erickson

No Fee Meetings take place before and after school every other Tuesday in the Fine  Arts Center. The first meeting is on September 14. Please note, this group is selected through an application process. 
Prom Committee

Katie Long

Noreen Johnson

No Fee January-May. Date and Time TBD
One Act Play - theater

Ryan Julien

Kevin Dutcher

$75 Meetings will take place in the Fine Arts Center (FAC). Register Online.
Robotics 

Karen Kutz

Kyle Green

$75 Tuesdays during SET time and Thursdays
after school from 3-4:30 p.m. Register Online.
Science Olympiad

Sara Crofton 

Erin Hartse

$75 Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. in B124. The season runs October 26 through the end of Trimester 2
SLP-FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) Aminta Geisler No Fee Off Campus Meetings on Sundays from 6:30-7:45 p.m.. Not just for athletes- all are welcome
Speech Club

Jalene Rosengren

Andra Gulenchyn

$75 Tuesday-Friday of each week from 3-4:30 p.m. in B200 and pods. Register Online.
Student Council (Elected)

Beth Wackman

Jamie Ramirez

No Fee Fridays at 7:30 a.m. in Room C202
Tech Crew Ryan Julien $50 for each fall and winter season Each day during the season in the Fine Arts Center (FAC). Register Online.
Theater

Kevin Dutcher

Ryan Julien

$75 Each day during the season in the Fine Arts Center (FAC). Register Online.
Ultimate Frisbee Chris Lammers $65 Activity will take place at Green Sky Ultimate. Season is April 1-June 15
Weight Training 

Bill Neiss

John Stewart

$25 per trimester  After school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:15-4:45 p.m. Register Online.
Women for Change Brenna Bloome No Fee Mondays from 3-4:15 p.m. in Room B130
World Cultures  Janelle Todd No Fee Mondays at 3 p.m. in Room C211
Yearbook Staff (Oasis) Shelly Johnson No Fee Mondays and Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. in Room B140 and in the Computer Room - B109
Volleyball Club (Boys only)

Shelly Johnson

Ka Vang

$200 for competition and registration Open Gym practices start the second week of January on Mondays. The season starts in March. 

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: 

  • September 13-28
  • October 4-26 (no class the week of October 18)

Register for Driver's Education