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

Commencement is Saturday, June 11 at noon (12 p.m.) at Mariucci Arena:

We anticipate the ceremony will last 90 minutes (or less). Last year, we were at Mariucci and we had great feedback on the experience. We are glad to have this option as we’ve outgrown our ability to host graduation on our campus – both with outdoor and indoor options.

Career and College

Earning College Credits in High School 

This month, counselors will help you learn all the ways you can begin earning college credits during high school…and earn them for free! Join either in-person or virtually on any one of the following dates to learn more and ask questions.

  1. Wednesday, January 19 - 11:25 a.m. during A lunch in the FAC (click here to join virtually)
  2. Tuesday, January 25 - 3 p.m. in Kenneth Hall (click here to join virtually)

Wallin Scholarship

The Wallin Scholarship is a prestigious award that only qualified students can receive. The 4-year scholarship is worth $16,000 over four years and is something you should consider applying for if you meet the following criteria:

  1. Graduating senior (Class of 2022) from a partner school (Please note, SLPHS is a partner school)
  2. Minimum 3.0 GPA (unweighted)
  3. Demonstrated financial need 
  4. Enrolled in fall 2022 in an accredited, 4-year, public or private (not-for-profit) institution in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, or any Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the nation

Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a college-prep and support program only offered to students at member schools in the 9th-12th grade. Students who qualify are offered 1-to-1 tutoring two times a week, weekend college exploration events, a summer prep program to keep them engaged and much more! To qualify, students must:

  1. Be a first-generation college student (neither parent nor a parent that you live with, has completed a four-year bachelor's degree) and/or

  2. Come from a family that reports modest income (this year's tax information is required with your application and UB staff will determine eligibility)

If you would like to learn more, our Upward Bound representative will be here Wednesday, January 12 at 9:05 a.m. to meet students and help answer questions. Message Ms. Blaido for a pass if they are interested.


Panther Peer Tutors

Panther peer tutors are up and running for the second trimester! We have open tutors waiting to help students in a variety of subject areas. If your student needs support and would like to try Panther Peer Tutors out, please have them complete this form.


College and Military Visits 

College and Military Reps are visiting SLPHS once again. Log into Naviance or Schoology to see all the upcoming visits. We have in-person and virtual visits available for students. Are you looking forward to seeing someone in particular? Just request a visit to Ms. Blaido and she will work on setting it up.

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

January

  • January 19, 20, 26: Online information registration sessions for 9-11 students and families. See Need to Know for more details.
  • January 24-26 - Auditions for the Talent Show, after-school in the choir room
  • Friday, January 21 - One Act Play, "Medusa's Tale," FAC at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 22 - One Act Play, "Medusa's Tale," FAC at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 25 - In-person information and registration session for grades 9-11 students and families. See Nee to Know for more details. 
  • Monday, January 31 - Registration opens for the 2022-2023 school year

February

  • Friday, January 28 - "One World Cultural Festival," 4:50-7 p.m., SLPHS
  • Friday, February 11 - Talent Show at the FAC
  • Wednesday, February 23 - Registration closes for the 2022-2023 school year
Athletic and Activity Announcements

Athletics

Important Sport Information Links: 

National Letters of Intent Signing Day  

On February 2, SLPHS will have a national signing day for any Division 1, 1AA, II, or NAIA Student-Athletes who are signing National Letters of Intent.  Any student who wishes to be a part of this signing day should stop by the Athletic Office before Jan 28th to sign-up


Activities 

Knowledge Bowl

Placed 2nd and 3rd out of 27 teams on Thursday, January 13 at the Metro regions for High School Knowledge Bowl

Prom Committee

Will meet Tuesday, January 25 in Conference room A in the main office during SET time.  

 

Club Meeting 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
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

Podcasting 101: 

Learn how to create your own podcast to share with friends, family and the world! In addition to learning the steps to produce a podcast, students will also meet professional podcasters and receive acting and vocal lessons from a professional Hollywood actor. This class takes place on Saturdays from January 22 to March 5. Sign up for Podcasting 101.

Intro to Dungeons and Dragons: 

Join professional Dungeon Master, Chase, of BadWolf Adventure Studios as he guides you into the world of Dungeons & Dragons. You will learn the basic rules, create a character, and begin your first quest. Includes a custom 3D-printed D20 (20-sided die). The class takes place on Friday, January 14. Sign up for Intro to Dungeons and Dragons.

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: 

  • February 8-28 (no class on February 21)
  • March 22-April 6

Register for Driver's Education

Yearbook Update

Yearbook Meeting information

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


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 “http://Images.Balfour.com” 
  • Enter our project number 207304 
  • Enter your contact info and accept the terms. 
  • Select the photo 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

Singing Telegram Day – As part of our SLP SNOW DAYS celebration, we will be selling singing telegrams

You can buy a singing telegram for a friend or a special someone and they will have it delivered to them in one of their classes by a group of singers on Wednesday, February 2!  

There are two ways you can participate in the Singing Telegram Day:

  1. Deliver Singing Telegrams - Put a group of 2 – 8 students together, find 30 seconds of a popular love or friendship song and work up an act!  Delivering singing telegrams is open to anyone in the school. You will need to grab a pink sheet from the office OR from Ms. Phelps's door, fill it out and give it to Ms. Phelps. You will also need to sing your song for her, after school on one of the following days: Monday, January 24, Tuesday, January 25 or Wednesday, January 26.  
  2. Purchase a Singing Telegram for a friend or special someone - It will be anonymous and they will need to figure out who it is from! Singing Telegrams will be on sale in the lunchroom on Tuesday, January 25, Wednesday, January 26 and Thursday, January 27 for $2.00. 

Face masks required

Face masks are now required for all students and staff within our school building. This includes all events, activities and anyone riding the bus.


9th-11th grade students: Registration timelines for the 2022-2023 school year

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year is almost here. Spring Lake Park High School students in 9th, 10th and 11th grade will register for 2022-2023 beginning at the end of the month.

As we prepare for the opening of course registration, please be aware of and mark your calendar for important timelines and events happening over the next few months.

Steps and Timelines

  • Between now and January 31: Students will update their 4-year plan in Naviance.

  • January 17: Registration materials, including an interactive course catalog, will be available on the website at SpringLakeParkSchools.org/HSregistration

  • January 17-31: Students will learn about course offerings at school during Panther Time.

  • January 19, 20, 26: Online information sessions for families. Online and in-person sessions will be the same.

  • January 25: In-person information session for families at Spring Lake Park High School at 6 p.m. This will cover the same content as the online sessions.

  • January 31: Registration opens. Students officially register in Campus.

  • February 23: Registration closes.

  • May and August 2022: Confirmation of next year’s course selections will be sent to homes in the month of May and final course schedules will be provided in August.


SLPHS Talent Show Information

The Spring Lake Park High School Talent Show will be held on Friday, February 11! The talent show is open to anyone who is a student at SLPHS. We are excited to showcase and celebrate all the talents and skills that students have!  

  • Auditions for the talent show will be held on Monday, January 24, Tuesday, January 25 and Wednesday, January 26 after school in the choir room.  
  • To get an audition time, please pick up a form from the main office OR from Ms. Phelps's office door, fill it out and return it to Ms. Phelps by Wednesday, January 19. 

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

Alexandra House 

Alexandra House Youth Services Advocate, Danielle Dorsey, will be here at SLPHS most Mondays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Student Services conference room throughout this school year. To schedule an appointment, email Whitney (Fenne) Booth at wfenne@mypanthers.org or send her a Schoology message.

YMCA

Youth Advocate, Chase Brenke, will be here on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month in the Student Services conference room throughout the school year. He can help with many community resources. To schedule an appointment, email Whitney (Fenne) Booth at wfenne@mypanthers.org or send her a Schoology message.