Weekly eNews Update

Spain Park High School 10/04/19

A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,

As we wrap up a spirited Homecoming week, here are a few items of interest. Our first two mandatory state tests were completed on Tuesday. 98% of our Sophomores and Seniors completed the tests, and makeup tests have been scheduled. Workkeys for Seniors who missed the test and Pre ACT for Sophomorew who missed the test will be Tuesday, October 15th.

Additionally, the optional PSAT for Sophomores and Juniors is next Wednesday, October 16th, only students who have signed up and paid will be testing. This link has valuable information for those who are testing and those who are not testing. In the link, please note the Bus Schedule for October 16th.

We are planning a recognition ceremony for students who have scored a 30 or higher on the ACT. The ceremony will be held at the Spain Park vs. Oak Mountain home football game on 10/18/19. Details about event specifics will be coming soon. We are gathering data on the students who fall into this prestigious category. If your student has scored a 30 or higher on the ACT, please complete this form ACT Recognition Form by 10/14/19. The information collected from this form will be the sole source of information used to organize this ceremony. We will be sending this out to your students through their Google Classroom next week.

On the athletic scene, congratulations to Coach Bowen and the SPHS Volleyball Team for sweeping Mountain Brook Spartans, the number two team in the state. A special congratulations to senior Paris Morris, who reached the 1,000 career kills milestone and senior Jessica Veal, who reached the 1500 career assist milestone. Our girls and boys Cross Country teams traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, for the Frank Horton Invitational and had a great showing. Tonight is our homecoming game versus Thompson High School and at half-time, we will crown the 2019 SPHS Homecoming Queen. Please come out and support the Jags!

We have two of our World Language teachers who have been nominated for the Alabama World Language Association Teacher of the Year. Awardees are selected by each of the respective state language associations. Nominees exemplify excellence in world language education, evidence of promotion of world language teaching and learning, and professional involvement in the AWLA. Congratulations to Mrs. Chrissy Roe, Spanish Teacher, and Mrs. Danelle Cash, French Teacher. Also, congratulations to Mr. Danny Spencer, Algebra I teacher is the SPHS Teacher of the Quarter.

As a reminder to our Seniors, Josten's Campus Recognition will be taking orders for Senior Graduation Announcements on October 10th during the lunch hours. Please contact Campus Recognition at 205-985-0150 for more information or pick up a packet of information at SPHS front desk.

And finally, a special Thank you to Bryan Sheffield, with Sheffield Insurance Agency for his support of our Positive Behavior Intervention Support Program. His generosity has afforded us to reward students for their Positive Behavior.

As always, I am available to hear your feedback on how we can make SPHS a great place to be.


Peter L. Giangrosso




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Volleyball Wins!!! Lady Jags defeated Hewitt and Mountain Brook this week!


SPHS Cross Country Teams

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The Spain Park cross country teams competed in Memphis last weekend against teams from Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana at the Frank Horton Night Invitational.

Varsity girls were led by sophomore Mackenzie Culpepper finishing in 8th place and senior, Holland Lidikay finishing in 10th. Freshman runners, Peyton LeCroy and Anna Lidikay, were in the top 30 and Senior Paige Walls was 42nd to help the girls' team place 4th overall out of a field of over 20 teams with 200 runners.

The JV girls were led by Corrie Parks who finished in 5th place over all and Hunter Grace Fairfax, Madison Oakman and Whitley Hamlett were in the top 25.

The Varsity boys team finished 7th out of 28 teams and were led by senior Max Smith and freshman Keith Warner who finished 25th and 32nd in a field of close to 250 runners.

The JV boys finished 8th out of 20 teams. The JV boys were led by freshman JT Brownlee and Charlie Campbell who finished in 32nd and 48th out of close to 250 runners.


Hoover Belle Information

The Hoover Belles were established as a community service organization in 1980 and are governed by the Hoover Belle Committee. Young ladies are eligible to apply to become a Hoover Belle during their sophomore year in high school and serve a two-year term. If you are interested, please click here for more information. Applications available 10/10 and due no later than 11/14/19. Call Vickie Griffith with any questions- 205-601-8999
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Information for Seniors

Attention Parents of Seniors: Josten's Campus Recognition provided Seniors with the packet of information concerning ordering Senior Graduation Announcements. Please contact Campus Recognition at 205-985-0150 for more information, or pick up a packet at our front desk. Orders will be taken on October 10th during the lunch hours.

World Heritage Week

World Heritage Week
This year we are celebrating Word Heritage Week October 21-25. We would like to invite the families of Spain Park to participate with us! There are several ways our families and students can get involved!
1. We will be doing a display of countries in our library and we would love to represent our students' country of origin throughout the week.
2. We will be having a Food Tasting and we would love for families to join us for this event. This event is FREE but we would love for families to bring a dish (main dish, side dish or dessert) to feed 8-10 people. Bringing a dish is NOT required to attend the event.
3. We will be offering activities for the students throughout the week during their AO time. The events include arts and crafts from various countries, board games from around the world a Foods from Around the World event and an opportunity to learn dances from around the world.
Please help us by filling out the World Heritage Week form below to let us know how you can help us make this Celebration a great event for our school!


  • Come try out to be a part of Spain Park’s Bowling Team
    If you can break 100-You need to tryout. Tryouts are Monday - Wednesday,
    Oct. 7-9, at Oak Mountain Lanes from 4:00 – 5:30
    • Must have a current physical and consent to participate form (forms are on
    SPHS Athletics webpage under the "More" tab)
    • No Cost - Shoes, and balls will be provided
    • Please sign-up in advance with Coach Hobbs – Rm A330

  • We serve healthy, nutritious, and affordable meals in our cafeterias each school day for both breakfast and lunch. Your student may qualify for free or reduced-price meals, but a new application is needed each school year. Please visit the Hoover City Schools website for a link to the online application.

  • Please notify the nurses if your student has been diagnosed with the flu by a physician. The nurses track the numbers of flu cases each year. You may contact the nurses at blaney@hoover.k12.al.us or (205) 439-1430.

Upcoming Events

  • October 9- End of the first nine weeks grading period
  • October 16--PSAT, Report cards mailed home
  • October 21-25- World Heritage Week

Check out the SPHS Athletics calendar for additional opportunities to support our athletics teams.