Julian Christensen and Trevon Holeman started their senior year unsure how to get a job and gain experience within the career path they want to pursue after graduation - mechanics. After understanding and taking advantage of the resources available to them through the Spring Lake Park High School Career and College office, both students now have a part-time job at Heartland Tire.
There are so many reasons to be #SLPPantherProud!
Each year, the board welcomes student representatives from the high school’s student council to join their board meetings and update members on student life and the SLP experience. This year, the board welcomes seniors Evan Jefferson, Harper Mack, and Onyinyechukwu Udemezue.
Senior Maria Mora-Pena has discovered a passion for medicine and wants to pursue a career in healthcare after she graduates high school next spring. To help her achieve this goal, she has gone deep into the Health and Human Services Pathway at Spring Lake Park High School, taking many courses that align with her emerging interests.
Across Spring Lake Park Schools and across grade levels, among friends and seat mates, in the midst of assignments and instructions and collaboration and conversations, there have been sightings of joy. Joy has been spotted at recess, in the lunchroom, during morning meeting time, in hallway exchanges between students and staff and even during math class.
Last fall, senior Owen Adwan was encouraged to attend an apprenticeship open house for Bühler Group. Now, he is part of a two-year apprenticeship program where he works hands-on, will earn an associate's degree and graduate debt free. Hear from Owen how his time at SLP prepared him for this opportunity.
The 2023-2024 school year has begun for students at Spring Lake Park Schools. The first day photo album captured the energy and excitement, big smiles and a few sweet reunions as a new year of learning got underway.
Read what makes our students, staff and families #SLPPantherProud
"I’m proud to be a Panther because of all the opportunities the school offers. Because of the Pathway programs, I was able to find my passion for medicine. Not to mention all the great staff that have helped me accomplish my academic goals and pushed me to be a better person/student." Betiel Teklemariam, Class of 2023
“Across SLP, everyone in the community is welcomed. I feel pride in sharing my culture and language here. Each person symbolizes a unique piece of the puzzle that makes our community whole.” Kenia Alfaro, Office Paraprofessional
“Lighthouse is a place that redefined what public school and learning looked like to us as parents; a place for students with unique qualities and challenges can come to grow and learn and decide who they want to be in this world.” - Jessica Wallerstedt, Lighthouse parent
Student Anthony Philavanh fostered a natural interest in technology through pathways classes at Spring Lake Park High School. "I think the technology pathway is so broad. There are so many different things that you could use it for. Cyber security...IT...software engineering. It all ties into computer science because you have to understand the principles of how each thing works. No matter what major I might choose in college, it all ties together." Anthony Philavanh, junior
"I am #SLPPantherProud when I see the sense of community, wealth of support and passion from all the staff. They show their dedication to education daily and it motivates me.” Hoang Truong, Speech Language Pathologist
"It’s just an exciting place to learn and grow and be connected"- Heidi Ferris, parent
"I am SLP Panther Proud because of the amazing teachers who helped me on my academic journey and the opportunities given to students to customize their high school experience." Maria Horst, Class of 2023
"To have a strong sense of community, that community needs to be filled with individuals with great character. I’ve always been proud to say I’m a teacher and a coach at SLP, because I know what stands behind it.” Andy Stephenson, Social Studies and Football Coach
"Teachers have a great awareness of each student and how they learn. They will challenge students at every turn. Challenge them to learn and challenge them to think." - Michael Dempsey, parent
"I am SLP Panther Proud because this school has given me amazing opportunities. At SLP, I've been able to start my own club (Women for Change), and create a community around me, as well as help others by sharing my experiences." Ridwaan Osman, SLPHS junior
I am #SLPPantherProud to work alongside people that I consider family. It’s beyond amazing that we are able to come together, care for each child and help all students succeed.” Caridad Ott, Nutrition Services
"I am proud to represent Spring Lake Park High School. The school's mission and values have influenced me to seek opportunities to engage and contribute." Ethan Vue, SLPHS junior