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...

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

Why attend the college visits? 

  • Never heard of the college that is visiting?  Well, that's ok, they haven't heard of you either. Come down to the Student Service Office and learn if they might be a good fit for you! 
  • College reps that visit our school are the FIRST people to read your application! Make a good impression and that could go a long way towards being admitted. 
  • Can't get on the college campus?  This is the PERFECT time to ask all your questions even if you can't get on the campus for a tour. 

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
  • Friday, September 17 - Pizza on the Plaza for freshmen
  • Thursday, September 30 - Senior Panoramic Picture Taken
  • October 4-8 - Homecoming Week
  • Friday, October 8 - Homecoming Football Game at Panther Stadium 
  • Tuesday, October 12 - Picture Retake Day
  • October 18-22 - Fall Break, no school
  • Tuesday, October 26 - Senior Picture Day - Opportunity for Yearbook Photo
Yearbook Update

Yearbook Link

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

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

Pizza on the Plaza - tonight

Pizza on the Plaza will take place on September 17 at 6 p.m. for all freshmen. Come to the first football game and get some pizza to cheer on our Panther Football Team! 

SET will start the week of September 27

Students will have Support and Extension Time (SET) on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays each week from 8:10-8:40 a.m. (Students will continue to have Panther Pride Time Mondays and Wednesdays each week).

Schedule for Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays – SET schedule

  • 8:10-8:40 a.m. – Support and Extension Time (SET) schedule: Students will use this time to receive academic supports and engage in extended learning opportunities. Students who ride the bus may access extension/support opportunities or have a quiet place to work until their first class begins. Students may also arrive at the start of their first class on these days if they do not need to access extension/support opportunities. Students will sign up each Friday for the following week’s sessions and will attend only those sessions they are signed up for.
  • 8:40 a.m. – Regular 6-period day begins with 50-minute classes.

Schedule for Mondays and Wednesdays – Panther Pride Time schedule

  • 8:10 a.m.–2:55 p.m.: Students will have a regular 6-period day with 50-minute periods and Panther Pride Time between first and second period. This is the schedule we have followed for the start of this school year and it will continue on Mondays and Wednesdays from September 27 through the end of the school year.

Health screening

Please make sure your student is doing a health screening at home before coming to school and stay at home if they are sick or have symptoms. The COVID-19 hub has information about health and safety and information on cases for Anoka County and in our school is updated each Wednesday. We are focused on keeping each student learning at school and are grateful for your partnership.

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month - September 2021

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

Tackle Cancer 2021

The Panther Football program is selling Tackle Cancer Sweatshirts & T-shirts! Pre-order now before they sell out by contacting Julie Comer at jcomer7@outlook.com, 612-242-6600 or  Purchase in the lunchroom.

  • When: Monday, September 20 – Friday, September 24 (Game Night) 
  • Time: 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. 
  • Cost: Sweatshirts $30 and T-Shirts $20  
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL 
  • Note: Limited quantity of Sweatshirts. Only 50 sweatshirts are available. 

Pre-order and get your shirt today before they sell out!  All profits from t-shirt sales and cash donations go to Randy Shaver Tackle Cancer fund. 

Athletic Registration and Schedule

  • 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 at SpringLakeParkSchools.org/benefits. Paper applications are also available in the main office. 

Activities

FCCLA

FCCLA Members who may want to compete in fall National Skill Competitions, please attend the meeting on Monday, Sept. 20 at 3:05 in Culinary Arts Classroom, B108. 

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 Thursdays during Flex Time 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 Time and Location TBD. 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