Sparkman High Capitol News

Volume 18/19, Issue 13, December 2018


2616 Jeff Rd., Harvest, AL 35749

Telephone: (256) 837-0331

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We are beyond excited to accept the Blue Ribbon School award this past week on behalf of our outstanding students, faculty and staff!

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We want to congratulate, Sparkman English Teacher, Ashley Fitch on becoming a Nationally Board Certified Teacher! This is a huge accomplishment and we are very proud of her!

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Mrs. Kimbrell’s AP Biology and CP chemistry classes got to tour HudsonAlpha as well as complete a lab where students were able to detect genetically modified foods. Students were able to use science technologies such as micro-pipettes, centrifuges, PCRs, and gel electrophoresis.

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December 5th - Class Ring Orders during 3rd block in the cafeteria

December 13th - Makeup time for Cap/Gown Orders during 3rd block in the cafeteria

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Parking decals are available to purchase for all Juniors and Seniors for $20. You may pay for your decal using MySchool fees or you can pay with cash or check.

Sophomores may turn in required paperwork and will be placed on the waiting list.

Paperwork you will need to bring:

  • a copy of your receipt
  • a copy of your Driver’s license
  • a copy of your proof of insurance
  • a completed parking application

Myschool fees - Please make sure you enter your student’s name in the space when checking out. If you are purchasing decals for more than one student please to complete a separate transaction for each student

Parking Application-

Decals will be assigned and distributed after the first week of school. Decals cannot be transferred to another student or vehicle.

Remember, you will not be issued a decal if you have any outstanding fees (course fees, textbook fines, etc).

MySchool Fees - Online Payment System to pay for Fees

Directions for accessing and paying on MySchool Fees:
  • Go to
  • Select “Resources”
  • Select “MySchoolFees”
  • Select “Category”
  • Pick “Course” and add to Cart (Repeat as needed)
  • Once all categories have been selected, hit “Checkout” button and follow instructions for payment. (Do not check use billing information to create a account)
  • Click on who will “own Public Fees” and designate if the funds are for the same recipient or several recipients
  • If funds are for the same recipient, identify the recipient by typing in the recipient’s name.
  • If funds are for several recipients, identify the recipient by typing in the recipient’s name for each category.
  • Submit and continue.
  • Follow instructions to checkout
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Mrs. Hodgens, our librarian, has worked hard in trying to bring in new books for the students to read this school year. We would love if you would consider making a donation to our library. You can make a donation via the button below.
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Upcoming Dates for Sparkman High


August 1 - First Day of School

August 6 - Swim Team Meeting at 5:30 p.m. in Media Center

August 8 - Mississippi State College Recruiter 12:30 p.m. in College & Career Center

August 9 - Open House 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

August 9 - Sparkman Band Preview Show at 7:30 p.m.

August 10 - Last Day to make Schedule Requests

August 14 - JROTC Booster Meeting 6:30 p.m. in Cafeteria

August 15 - School and Badge Picture Day 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

August 20 - Super Citizen Kickoff 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Gym 1

August 21 - Band Boosters Meeting at 7:00 p.m Cafeteria

August 23 - Medical Academy Intern Parent meeting 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 221

August 24 - Football: Sparkman at Athens (Jamboree) at 7:00 P.M.

August 30 - Progress Reports go home

August 30 - Madison County College and Career Fair - UAH

August 31 - Football: Sparkman at Hazel Green High School at 7:00 P.M.


September 3 - No School - Labor Day

September 4 - No School - Staff Development Day for teachers

September 7 - Football: Sparkman at Gadsden City High School at 7:00 P.M.

September 11 - JROTC Booster Meeting 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Cafeteria

September 14 - Football: Sparkman vs. Grissom - Home game at 7:00 P.M.

September 19 - Make Day for School and Badge Picture Day

September 21 - Football: Sparkman at Huntsville High School at 7:00 P.M.

September 24 -28 - Homecoming Week

September 28 - Pep Rally

September 28 - Sparkman vs. Buckhorn (Homecoming) 7:00 P.M.


October 2 - Pre-ACT for 10th grade

October 2 - WorkKeys for 12th grade

October 2 - E-Learning Day for 11th grade

October 5 - Football: Sparkman at Austin High School at 7:00 P.M.

October 8 - 12: Fall Break

October 12 - Football: Sparkman vs. Bob Jones - Home Game at 7:00 P.M.

October 16 - Makeup Day for WorkKeys and PreACT

October 18 - Report Cards for 1st nine weeks go home

October 19 - Pep Rally

October 19 - Football: Sparkman vs. James Clemens at Madison City Stadium at 7:00 P.M.

October 24 - PSAT - 10th & 11th graders that registered to take it

October 26 - Football: Sparkman vs. Florence - Home game at 7:00 P.M. SENIOR NIGHT

October 29: Cap/Gown Information Meeting - Seniors (Gym 1 - 9:15 am)


November 2 - Senior Group photo - 8:30 am - Gym 1

November 2: Cap/Gown Orders - Seniors (During Lunch)

November 12 - Veteran's Day - School Closed

November 15 - AB Honor Roll program 9:00 am Seniors 10:30 am Juniors in Gym 1

November 13 - Progress Reports go Home

November 19-23: Thanksgiving Break

November 28: Class ring Information Meeting - Juniors (Gym 1 - 9:15 am)

November 28: Make-up Cap/Gown Orders - Seniors (During Lunch)


December 5: Class ring Orders - 3rd Block in cafeteria

December 6: Calhoun Community College - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm - College and Career Center

December 13: Cap/Gown Orders makeup time - 3rd block in cafeteria

December 14 (Students-Full Day): 3B and 4B Midterm Exams

December 17 (Students-Full Day): 1A and 2A Midterm Exams

December 18 (Students-Half Day): 1B and 2B Midterm Exams

1st and 2nd Block Final Exams

December 19 (Students-Half Day): 3A and 4A Midterm Exams

3rd and 4th Block Final Exams

December 20 - Jan 4: Winter Break

Sparkman Swim Team

Congratulations to Jayme Simmer for finishing 9th place in the 200 meter freestyle and 6th place in the 500 meter freestyle at the State Swim Championships in Auburn this weekend!

Sparkman Soccer

Congrats to Sydney DeGurse on signing with Motlow State Soccer!

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Sparkman Basketball

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Thursday nights are Sparkman Spirit Night at Texas Roadhouse!

Visit Texas Roadhouse at the the corner of Jeff Road and Hwy 72 on Thursday nights and mention Sparkman High School and 10% of your check total will go to our Athletic Department!
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