What's Happening at Sparkman HS/S9

October 19-24, 2015

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Monday, October 19

  • Sparkman Volleyball(Area Tournament) vs Bob Jones 4 PM at Hazel Green
  • CANCELLED!!! Sparkman Freshmen vs JV game- 6 PM Senator Stadium
  • Senior Class Photo at 8:45 in the gym! DON'T MISS IT! Wear a BLACK shirt!
  • Baseball Tryouts- 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. You will need an up to date physical and a waiver form completed and signed. Anyone interested can see Coach Greer in gym 2 or Coach Futch in room 204.

Tuesday is LAST DAY to order Fruit from Sparkman Band- See Flyer with info Below

Tuesday, October 20

  • FCCLA(Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) Meeting- 8 AM in Mrs. Webster's room
  • S9 Drama Club- meets every Tuesday at 7 AM. See Mrs. Glover for more info.
  • Wrestling Team Interest Meeting- 6PM S9 Auditorium. See Coach Smith for more info or email: zsmith@madison.k12.al.us
  • Last day to order fruit from SHS Band
  • SHS First Priority- 8AM Room 411(Carter)
  • Sparkman CC All Metro Championships- John Hunt Park
  • S9GS Cheerleading practice, 3:30-5:30 in the S9 Gym every Tuesday

Wednesday, October 21

  • S9 SGA Meeting- 7:50 AM
  • Sparkman Basketball V/JV Tryouts- 5 PM Gym 1

Thursday is LAST DAY to order Wreaths from The Crimson Crier- See Flyer with info Below

Thursday, October 22

  • SHS SGA Meeting- 8 AM or 3:35 PM in Choral Room.
  • S9 FCA and First Priority- meets every Thursday, 7:50 AM in S9 Auditorium. See Coach Campbell for details.
  • Sparkman Volleyball- Super Regional
  • Love to debate? Debate Club will have an informational meeting on Oct. 22 in room 121 at 8AM and after school at 3:30PM. See Dominque Satterwhite or Mrs. Hodge for questions. Dues are $20
  • JROTC Chili Dinner Fundraiser
  • Sparkman Cross Country at Athens Bible School Invitational
  • Sparkman Indoor Track Booster Club Meeting- 5:30 PM SHS Cafeteria
  • Sparkman Football vs Grissom 7 PM at Milton Frank Stadium

Friday, October 23

  • Anime Club Meeting- 3:30 PM in Room 136-M(Davis)
  • Today is the deadline to re-order SHS school photos

Saturday, October 24

  • ACT
  • Sparkman Cross County at James Clemens Last Chance Invitational

Announcements:

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  • If you missed out on joining the chemistry club, open enrollment is happening now. Stop by room 121 for more info. This is the last chance to join.


  • There are new announcements on the chemistry club board.


  • If you participated in the last chemistry club lab then you can pick-up your stuff on Wednesday or Thursday from 8-8:15. Stop by if you need a pass.


  • Do you have a background in dance or gymnastics and would like to join a national performing group to showcase your talents? The Sparkman Indoor Drumline will be holding auditions for the 2016 season on November 9th, and has positions available for dancers. Please visit www.sparkmanband.com to fill out an interest form, or contact Mr. Albert directly for more information.

Which do you prefer for the Official Sparkman 'S'?

Sparkman High School is in the process of choosing an "S" that will be the one "S" used by Sparkman High School. Please look at the three choices below and vote for your favorite "S".


Please vote at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GQL82C9
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  • October 27- SHS First Priority
  • October 28- FCCLA Breast Cancer Awareness Walk
  • October 29- Honors Convocation
  • October 29- Sparkman Cross Country 7A Sectionals
  • October 30- Sparkman Varsity Football vs Brewer(Senior Night)
  • October 30- UCA Regional Competition
  • October 30- The basketball program will host MEET THE SENATORS night in the S9 Gym at 5:30. Come meet the teams, watch the 3-point contest and a dunk contest. It's going to be a great season!
  • October 31- UCA Regional Competition
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  • November 2- Takedown Club Meeting- 6:30 PM
  • November 3- SHS First Priority
  • November 4- JROTC Blood Drive
  • November 7- Sparkman Cross Country/Track and Field Pancake Breakfast- SHS Cafeteria 8-10:30 AM
  • November 10- SHS First Priority
  • November 10- Half Day for students
  • November 11- Veterans Day- No School
  • November 12- Progress Reports(SHS/S9)
  • November 17- SHS First Priority
  • November 17- Cross Country Banquet
  • November 19- Sparkman Drama presents "Little Town of Christmas" and book sale in SHS Cafeteria. Event starts at 5 PM, show at 7 PM.
  • November 23-27- Thanksgiving Break- No School
  • December 7- Takedown Club Meeting- 6:30
  • December 8- JROTC Booster Meeting
  • December 10- Winter Band Concert
  • December 12- ACT
  • December 21- Jan 6- Christmas Break
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Tutoring

Tutoring at SHS by Mr. Maddox & Mrs. Winters in Room 202

  • M & W – 3:00 -- 4:15 pm
  • T & Th – 8:00 --8:25 am


Tutoring at S9- Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 134

  • 7:50 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.
  • 3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
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ACT and SAT Information

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Sparkman Senators Football

For more information about Sparkman Senators Football

Sparkman Senators Football- Varsity

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Sparkman Senators Football- JV/Freshman

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Sparkman Tennis

Tennis tryouts will be Tuesday October 13 and Thursday October 15 from 4 to 5:15 at the tennis courts by Monrovia Middle School. Contact erichardson@madison.k12.al.us if you have questions.

Sparkman Bowling


Sparkman Bowling Parent Meeting- Tuesday, Oct 13, 6 PM in the S9 Auditorium. Paperwork must be turned in at this time. Please contact Ms. Coffell at: icoffell@madison.k12.al.us

Students interested in Sparkman Bowling Team should contact Ms. Coffell at S9 or at this email address: icoffell@mcssk12.org

Sparkman Swim

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Sparkman Volleyball

Volleyball Schedule:

  • October 19: Area Tournament at Hazel Green
  • October 22: Super Regional at VBC

Sparkman Basketball

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S9 First Priority, FCA, and Jr. Civilian

Oct 12- 23 S9 FCA, First Priority, and Jr. Civitan are sponsoring a food drive to help start the Harvest House pantry. Items being collected will be Macaroni and Cheese and Granola Bars. More information will be forthcoming.


Learn more about Harvest House at this link: http://www.ourcityonahill.net/ministry-spotlight-the-harvest-house/

FCCLA

FCCLA(Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) meets every Tuesday morning at 8 AM in Mrs. Webster's room

Sparkman JROTC

Upcoming Events

Booster and JROTC Events

  • October 22, 2015 - Chili Dinner Fundraiser - Tickets are on sale. Cost is $5 per person. Join us in the SHS Cafeteria from 6 to 8 pm to enjoy different chili dishes and to see a demonstration of the SHS JROTC Drill and Rifle Teams. To buy a ticket, see any cadet no later than October 13th.
  • February 27, 2015 - Military Ball - VBC
  • April 23, 2016 - SHS JROTC Hosts Drill Competition


Special Teams (Color Guard/Drill/Raider/Rifle) and all JROTC Cadets

  • October 16-18, 2015: Raider Competition - Soddy Daisy High School, Soddy Daisy, TN
  • October 23, 2015: Raider JROTC All-Service TN State Championship, Hendersonville, TN
  • November 2-17, 2015: JROTC Can Food Drive, SHS
  • November 7, 2015: Huntsville High School Drill Competition
  • November 6-7th. 2015: Molena GA Army Raider Nationals Championship, Molena, GA
  • November 11, 2015: Veteran’s Day Parade, Huntsville, AL
  • November 24, 2015: Life South Blood Drive, SHS
  • December 1-11, 2015: JROTC Angel Tree, SHS
  • December 10, 2015: Color Guard/Nutcracker
  • December 12, 2015: State Drill Competition, Montgomery, AL
  • January 18, 2016: Martin Luther King Day Parade, Huntsville, AL


Dates of Upcoming Booster Club Meetings

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 6:30 PM


For more information, go to www.sparkmanjrotc.org

Sparkman Service Organization

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S9 Food Drive

Oct 12- 23 S9 FCA, First Priority, and Jr. Civitan are sponsoring a food drive to help start the Harvest House pantry. Items being collected will be Macaroni and Cheese and Granola Bars. More information will be forthcoming.

Learn more about Harvest House at this link: http://www.ourcityonahill.net/ministry-spotlight-the-harvest-house/

GSA

GSA will host a book drive starting today. Donations of gently used hardcover young adult novels are welcomed. Paperback and genre books will be accepted, but are not preferred. Donation boxes are set up inside the library and on the cafeteria stage.
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Sparkman Band

Sparkman Band's Fruit Sale is underway! Order online at this link or see any band member. Sale ends October 20.
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Rocket City LitFest Winners

Congratulations to our Sparkman students who won awards at the 2015 Rocket City Lit Fest:
9th-10th Grade Division – Poetry
1st Place: Emma Kirkland, Sparkman High School
2nd Place: Emma Richards, Sparkman High School
3rd Place: Sydney Goggans, Sparkman High School



11th-12th Grade Division – Poetry
2nd Place: Cecil Coffey, Sparkman High School


Sparkman students also got the opportunity to meet Homer Hickam!

Sparkman Band- Grand Champs!

Congratulations to SHS Competition Band for a Superior rating at the first competition of the year. The band received Best in Class- Drum Majors, Best in Class- Percussion, Sarah Arnold- Solo Award, Large Division Champs, and the Challenge Cup. As Grand Champs 3 years in a row, Sparkman got to bring that trophy(take a look at that trophy!!) back home to keep forever!

Photo: Shuttleman Photo @shuttlemanphoto

Sparkman Track

Sparkman Cross Country Update: On Saturday the Senator’s Cross Country team competed in the St. Bernard’s Oktoberfest Invitational in Cullman. Though the course was the same as in the past, the race directors reversed the direction putting tougher hills towards the end of the race. But that didn’t stop many of our runners from shaving up to three minutes off their times from last year. The Varsity Boys team finished an amazing third out of 18 teams to bring home another trophy. Placing in the 5K event were Seniors Seth Graham (8th), Bailey Herfurth (22nd) and Junior Jake Russell (9th). Setting PRs for the distance were Sophomores Jake Maier and Chris Meininger. The Varsity Girl placers were Junior Hailey Brown (19th) and Sophomore Makayla Tomaino (23rd), both girls cutting about two minutes off their time from last year. The Junior Varsity Boys finished fourth out of eight teams. Placing in the 2 mile event where Freshmen Kyler Waters (13th) and Hanif Muhammad (20th), who set a Personal Record for the distance. Junior Varsity Girls finished fifth out of eight teams with two runners placing, Freshman Mary Frances Burch (4th) and MMS 8th grader Elisha Jones (9th). The team is looking forward to the final meets of season leading up to State Qualifying. Come out Tuesday afternoon to John Hunt Park to cheer on the team, first race is at 3:00.
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  • The online Free/Reduced meal application for the 2015-2016 school year is now available on the Madison County Schools web page at: https://mealapps.madison.k12.al.us/lfserver/frapplication. If you feel you qualify, we encourage you to complete the application on line. If you complete an application on line, you will not need to complete a paper application when returning to school this August.


  • The 2016 Senator Yearbook is on sale now. The cost is $80. You can order at My School Fees (link on SHS homepage) or in Room 127 before of after school.

Please take this Survey for us!

In an effort to improve system practices, the Madison County Board of Education is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. In order to complete the survey, please go to: http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/7969146 . Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.


http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/section/response/begin?surveyConfigId=429804

INOW

The INOW parent portal is now open. For security reasons there are new credentials that must be used to log on. Here are the steps to access the site:

1. Go to this link: https://inow-madisonco.asc.edu/informationnow
2. Use these credentials when prompted:
a. User Name: mcsparent
b. Password: ilovemyschool
3. Once successfully logging in to this site, use your INOW user ID and password previously used or distributed by the school.

2015-16 MCSS Calendar

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2016-17 MCSS Calendar

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PTO Leaders Wanted!

Want to get involved at SHS and S9? Here are a few reasons why it's a great idea!

  • Meet teachers, admins, students, and other parents. Get to know our Sparkman Family!
  • Help plan PTO events at SHS and S9 such as receptions, lunches, meetings, etc.
  • Help build communication and Sparkman Spirit in the schools and community.
  • Learn about the daily workings of SHS, S9, and the Madison Co School System.
  • Support our students and teachers.

Sparkman PTO Membership

The easiest fund-raiser ever! PTO membership is our only fundraiser of the year and we use the funds to do the following:


Host receptions and events for SHS and S9

Supply water and snacks to our Junior Class on ACT day in April

Support SHS and S9 students, clubs, and teachers financially

Christmas and Faculty/Staff Appreciation luncheons

MUCH MORE as Needed!!!

Sparkman PTO Website

Check out the Sparkman PTO Website!

Pay PTO Membership at My School Fees

Click this button to go to My School Fees Online

GET CONNECTED!

See daily updates, photos, announcements, and much more on the Sparkman High School Facebook Page!