Winter provided another season of highlights, successes and triumphs for Panther athletics and activities. With seven winter girls’ sports, seven winter boys’ sports and more than 45 student-based interest clubs and co-curricular activities at Spring Lake Park High School, our Panthers made us proud.
There are so many reasons to be #SLPPantherProud!
News alert! Westwood Intermediate and Middle School has a new Panther News Broadcast that is written, filmed and edited by a group of students who are learning new skills, exploring potential career paths and building community at Westwood.
For the first time ever, Spring Lake Park High School theater not only placed at the Section 4AA one-act play finals but took first place. They perform in the State One-Act Play Festival on Thursday, February 9.
Seniors Meeghan Olson and Braden Ripken were nominated for the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Academics, Arts and Athletics Triple “A” award.
Spring Lake Park High School juniors and seniors pitched their business ideas “Shark Tank style” to a panel of judges – gaining valuable insights and feedback from industry experts. Five finalist groups presented before winter break to an audience of peers, teachers, family members and “the sharks.”
The fall brought an abundance of opportunity for students to find connect, belonging and purpose. With 15 girls’ sports, 15 boys’ sports and 47 student-based interest clubs and co-curricular activities, there were many great highlights. Everywhere Panthers went, they made us proud.
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Read what makes our students, staff and families #SLPPantherProud
"I am proud to be a Panther because I can be a role model to help represent Spring Lake Park Schools to others around me. Another reason I am proud is because I am able to be a leader in the community to help the younger kids so they can also be leaders once they get to the same age." - Mason Roloff, Class of 2022
"I have always wanted to work in a school where there was rich diversity. Students come from all over the world here and I wanted to be a part of a place that had the opportunity to learn from the diversity and empower the students within the school." – Justine Hryhorysak, teacher, Park Terrace Elementary
"It’s just an exciting place to learn and grow and be connected"- Heidi Ferris, parent
“Being in the medical field is something I've always wanted to be a part of for almost my entire life and I was so thrilled to know Spring Lake Park offers many programs that fit my interest and could start my journey early on in high school." - Emma Helgerson, Class of 2022
“What I always say about our district is that we ask – Is it good for kids? Many places find the reasons why they can’t do something. We find the reasons why we can. If it’s good for kids, we’ll find a way.” - Will Wackman, Activities and Athletics Director
“It’s not just about academics. When we look at our kids potential and how this district is preparing them, they provided all the tools they need for our students to be good citizens.” Mbeng Bakia-Chick, parent
“I am grateful to have more rigorous classes in high school. Having experience with college classes makes me feel confident about going to college.” - Will Privratsky, Class of 2022
"At SLP, everyone in the community is welcomed. I feel pride in sharing my culture and language here. My role gives me the opportunity to get to know all students, parents and staff. Each person symbolizes a unique piece of the puzzle that makes our community whole." - Kenia Alfaro, Centerview Elementary, Office Paraprofessional
"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
"There are many things that make me Panther Proud. But, for me, the biggest thing is the focus on academics. The amazing teachers at Spring Lake Park High School have given me so much knowledge and I am so grateful for the effort they put in every day to help me grow." - Sanober Hindustani, Class of 2021