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Free meals available this summer

This summer, Spring Lake Park Schools is serving free breakfast and lunch meals to all children in the community ages 1-18. Meals will be available in-person at Spring Lake Park High School, Park Terrace Elementary, Woodcrest Spanish Immersion and Westwood Intermediate and Middle School.

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OEC wins top honors at international competition

The Opportunities in Emergency Care (OEC) program at Spring Lake Park High School had two teams place first at the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Houston, Texas. There were more than 12,000 competitors at the event from all over the world.

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Ready, set...5th grade!

The tradition, known as Track & Field Day, brings fourth graders from all four elementary schools together at Panther Stadium for a day of friendly competition and camaraderie. It’s a fun way to support the transition to fifth grade when everyone comes together at Westwood.

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The final bell for 2023-2024 retirees

Spring Lake Park Schools held its annual retirement reception on May 21 to honor and recognize the 8 staff members who retired during the 2023-2024 school year or are retiring at the end of the school year.

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The power of morning meetings

Students in grades preK-6 start each day with a morning meeting to create community in the classroom. Through intentional planning, teachers create a climate of trust, community, respect and engagement, allowing students to feel valued and supported while honing essential life skills.

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How To Make Almost Anything

The 3D Student-designed objects for How To Make Almost Anything, one of the most popular courses at Spring Lake Park High School, are appearing. The Technology, Engineering and Design elective within the Career and College Pathways offerings provides a jumping off point for students to explore careers as they learn.

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Learning . . . to Do

Have you ever taken a test and then promptly forgotten everything about the topic? Studying to get through a test or grade is not uncommon, and while it is reality sometimes, it doesn’t often lead to learning a student is able to apply in life. At the secondary level, competency-based learning is an approach that aims to deliver the grade AND the skills students can authentically apply to real situations.

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From letter sounds to chapter books, caterpillar to butterfly

The journey of the emerging reader is a transformation much like that of caterpillar to butterfly. As news headlines and legislative actions focus on the science of reading, Spring Lake Park Schools is in its third year of implementing new resources aligned with practices to help more butterflies take flight.

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