"Spring Lake Park Schools have prepared me for my future by creating a safe environment for me to grow while learning class content as well as how to be a better person every day."
We worked to make the final days of high school for the Class of 2020 as meaningful as possible in the middle of a pandemic.
Congratulations, Class of 2020! While virtual graduation does not replace a live ceremony, the video recreates many elements of it. It includes visual and audio recognition of each individual graduate, student speakers and messages to the class.
The ceremony is available here or watch directly on YouTube. Once the video begins playing, click the button in the lower right corner of the video to increase the video size to fullscreen
As graduation events extend into the summer and fall, please continue to share photos and videos of 2020 graduates using the hashtag #SLPGrad2020 on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We celebrate some of the many accomplishments, awards and scholarships achieved by students in the class of 2020. Congratulations to all of our senior award and scholarship recipients!
We had tentatively planned on providing an opportunity to gather for photos in Panther Stadium on Saturday, August 1. We are now canceling this event. Given the persistence of COVID-19 in our communities and social distancing and other guidelines required, we feel we cannot offer this opportunity in a way that ensures safety – and is still fun and enticing for graduates and their friends.
We would welcome a chance to see members of the Class of 2020 together again. We also know we cannot host an event that in any way encourages people to behave in unsafe ways, as positive COVID-19 cases increase in our community. We’ll look for other opportunities to bring the class together again as restrictions are loosened.
Thank you for your continued understanding as we all respond to this ongoing pandemic. We are incredibly proud of you, members of the Class of 2020, and we look forward to checking in with you occasionally as your journey continues. Be safe and be well.
"I'm SLP Panther Proud because I was able to be apart of a school where the teachers and staff became my friends and my biggest supporters. I will never be able to thank them enough for the continued support and advice I've received throughout my time at SLP."
"What makes me Panther Proud is knowing that I am surrounded by so many students who are eager to help their fellow classmates and the surrounding community. Volunteering is a huge thing at SLP, and I am happy that I got to be a part of a class that cares so much about going out of their way to help others."
"The community and culture at Spring Lake Park Schools makes me SLP Panther Proud. The staff and students work together to cultivate a positive atmosphere that allows students to flourish during their time at Spring Lake Park and beyond. The opportunities and experiences that SLP has offered me have opened doors and new possibilities that otherwise I would not have known existed. I am proud to have been able to be a Panther."
"Spring Lake Park Schools has prepared me for the future by teaching me to work towards and pursue what I want in life, and to create my own path."
"The great community we have here and all of the teachers who invest in the lives of their students makes me SLP Panther Proud."
"I am SLP Panther Proud because SLP has given me so many great opportunities to get involved and discover my passions. The amazing support from the staff in this district has helped me become a better person and I know I will be successful because of everything I learned from them."