Sparkman High Capitol News

Volume 18/19, Issue 27, April 2019


2616 Jeff Rd., Harvest, AL 35749

Telephone: (256) 837-0331

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Progress Reports for the 4th Nine Weeks go home Thursday, April 18th.

NO SCHOOL on Friday, April 19th due to it being a Weather Day.

Congratulations to the Sparkman Indoor Percussion. They are the 2019 WGI PSO World Champions!

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It was a great week last week at Sparkman as our students raised money for 15 year old Braxton Townsel who is recovering from cancer. The student body helped grant his wish of traveling to Hawaii! Thank you WAFF 48 News, WHNT News 19 WZDX Huntsville and WAAY-TV for coming out and filming the reveal!!

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Congratulations to our students featured last week for being named into ACT Club 30 for scoring 30 or higher on the ACT!

We want to congratulate Ethan Ellis and Jacob Whitlock on being recipients of the Northrop Grumman scholarship through the National Merit program! Way to go Senators!

See below the Registration Timeline for the 2019-2020 School year

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Great News! PowerSchool online registration for 2019-2020 starts soon! ALL currently enrolled students must register April 22 - May 31, 2019 for continued enrollment in the Madison County School System. In order to register current students, you must have a SNAP code which is being mailed to your home address on April 15. Registration for new students also begins on April 22. New students do not need a code to register. PowerSchool registration information and links are under the Registration tab on all MCSS school websites.

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The Senior Awards Ceremony is May 8th at 2:00 p.m. in Gym One. Seniors, please turn in all scholarship offers you have received to the College and Career Center as soon as possible.

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If your student did not pick up their cap and gown on the scheduled date of April 11th, Herff Jones will be back. A makeup date has not been scheduled at this time, but will soon.


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1. Are tickets required for guests to attend the graduation? Tickets are required to attend graduation. Each student will receive 9 tickets. The tickets are distributed during the graduation rehearsal on May 20. Only students can pickup their tickets. If we have extra tickets they will be left at the ticket booth at the VBC and are typically available for pickup after lunch. Extra tickets are available on the first come first served basis.

2.What time is rehearsal? We have two rehearsals. Graduation rehearsal time: The first graduation rehearsal is May 20 at SHS at 2:00 p.m. The 2nd rehearsal is May 21 at VBC at 7:30 a.m. Graduation is at 2:00 pm on May 21 and students are required to be lined up at 1:00 pm.

3. What is the attire for graduation?

  • Graduation Dress Code is as follows: Black pants, black socks and shoes, white shirt, dark tie for our young men and our young ladies will wear a black dress or black slacks, and black shoes (absolutely NO FLIP FLOPS). Please keep jewelry to a minimum (only small earrings or a watch).

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Dear Parent/Guardian,
In an effort to improve school and system practices, Madison County Schools is conducting a brief parent survey. In order to complete the survey, please go to the link below.

Please be assured your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated.

For those with students in multiple schools, this survey can be completed for each school.

Thank you for your time and attention in helping us improve your child’s school.

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We have implemented the Raptor system at Sparkman High School. This new sign in system will scan your drivers license or other acceptable identification and provide the visitor with a printed badge to wear while on campus. Please make sure to have your ID ready the next time you visit. Thank you Madison County Schools for providing this service to ensure our students and staff are safe!

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Prom guest forms are now available for pickup outside of Mrs. Fitch’s room (407). Forms must be submitted to the front office no later than May 3 in order to receive administrator approval.

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Tryouts for SSO Step Team will be April 22 - 24 from 4 - 6 pm in the cafeteria. Anyone interested in trying out can pick up a packet from Mrs. Maxtion in room 231.

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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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We want to recognize Mrs Coggins who has been selected to participate in the Gilder Lerhman Story of World War II Workshop at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Also, the SHS History Club, Great Wars class and SHS Drama will take part in the Wings Over Courtland event on April 26 and 27. It is open to the public on April 27.

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College & Career Calendar

April 25, 2019

1st, 2nd, and 4th Periods

Kuder as a Collegiate and Scholarship Tool

SHS College and Career Center (CCC-Room 117)

Students must have a Teacher Pre-Approved Pass to attend

May 8, 2019

2:00 p.m.

Senior Awards Day

Gym I

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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


Jan 3 - Final Exam Make-up day for 1st Semester Exams

Jan 17 - Club Photo Day

Jan 21 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 23 - Herff Jones Cap/Gown and Class Ring payment day - Cafeteria - 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Jan 29 - Perfect Attendance Breakfast - Cafeteria - 9:30 am to 10:00 am

Jan 30 - JROTC Award Ceremony - 9:00 am to 11:00 AM - Cafeteria


Feb 2 - AP Chemistry Saturday Study Session - 8am -12pm - Cafeteria and Media Center

Feb 5 - Progress Reports sent home

Feb 10 - Harlem Wizards Game - 2pm to 4pm - Gym 1

Feb 13 - Herff Jones Payment Day for Cap/Gown & Class ring - Cafeteria - 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Feb 18 - No School - President's Day

Feb 20 - ACT Exam for 11th graders


Mar 2 - AP Biology Saturday Study Session - Buckhorn HS

Mar 9 - AP Physics 1 & 2 Study session - 7:45am - 12:30 pm - Media Center

Mar 14 - Report Cards sent home

Mar 18 - Mar 22 - Spring Break - No School

Mar 27 - FINAL payment day for Herff Jones Cap/Gown/Class Ring - Cafeteria - 11:30 am - 2 pm


Apr 18 - Progress reports sent home

Apr 20 - Easter Egg Drop - Senator Stadium

Apr 27 - AP Physics 1 Saturday Study Session - 7:45am to 12:30 pm - Hazel Green HS

Apr 27 - AP Physics 2 Saturday Study Session - 7:45 am to 12:30 pm - Media Center


May 4 - AP Biology Saturday Study Session - Media Center

May 8 - Senior Awards Program - 2:00 p.m. Gym 1

May 11 - Prom

May 14 - Senator Learning Community Graduation - 1:00 p.m. - Gym 1

May 21 - Graduation - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Von Braun Center

May 22 - Last Day for Students

May 29 - Report Cards

Sparkman parents and athletes, mark your calendars. Athletic Physicals will be given on May 6th, 2019, 5:30pm-7:00pm. Please make plans to attend. Click the link below for more details

Sparkman Bowling

Congratulations to Nicole Gilbert on winning the Pepsi State Bowling Championships today! Also congratulations to Cole Arsenault and Emily Lindsey for placing 3rd!

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Sparkman Baseball

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Sparkman Softball

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Sparkman Boys Soccer

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Sparkman Girls Soccer

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Sparkman Track and Field

The Senators Varsity Track and Field team competed Saturday at the Bob Jones Invitational at Bob Jones High School. The Girls team finished 7th of 17 teams while the Boys finished 3rd of 14 teams, placing THIRD for a combined team finish. The third place finish didn’t begin to show how great the team did, athletes earned 48 NEW PERSONAL RECORDS (PRs) during the event!
Winning GOLD medals were Adam Thomas (400m) and Adam Depew (High Jump). Taking SILVER were Raven Hall (Discus) and Jon Keiser (Javelin). BRONZE medal winners were Kaylyn Hardrick (Discus and Shot Put), Marcel White (300m Hurdles), Kyler Waters (Long Jump), Brody Wallace (Pole Vault) and Jon Keiser (Discus).
Earning points for the Girls were Janae Hilliard (4th 100m, 7th 200m), Rasia Graves (5th 100m, 4th 200m), Amanda Davis (6th 200m), Baily Wallace (8th 800m), Aiyana Seay (8th Discus) and Madison Glass (5th Javelin). Scoring points for the Boys were Dell Pettus (6th 100m), Johny Holloway (8th 100m), Adam Thomas (5th 200m), Omar Myers (4th 800m, 8th 1600m), Kyler Waters (6th 100m Hurdles), Marcel White (7th 110m Hurdles, 6th Triple Jump), James Palmer (8th Triple Jump), Jimmy Moore (5th Pole Vault), Terrant Young (7th Discus), Nick McNeal (6th Discus, 7th Javelin), Jay Zayas (8th Javelin) Michael Poe (4th Shot Put) and the 4x400m Relay Team finishing 4th.
Congratulations on another great meet Senators. Complete results:
100 Meter Dash
Janae Hilliard - 4th
Rasia Graves - 5th – new PR
Amanda Davis - 10th – new PR
Dyani Peters - 24th – new PR
Shalyn Croone - 28th – new PR
Claire Bennett - 50th – new PR

200 Meter Dash
Rasia Graves - 4th – new PR
Amanda Davis - 6th – new PR
Janae Hilliard - 7th – new PR
MacKenzie Thompson –20th – new PR
Shalyn Croone - 22nd – new PR
Dyani Peters - 23rd
Claire Bennett - 43rd – new PR
Nylaa Fuller - 47th

400 Meter Dash
Dyani Peters - 12th

800 Meter Run
Baily Wallace - 8th – new PR
Elisha Jones - 16th

1600 Meter Run
Olivia Stout - 12th – new PR
Baily Wallace - 15th
Elisha Jones - 17th

Raven Hall - 2nd – new PR
Kaylyn Hardrick - 3rd
Aiyana Seay - 8th
Madison Glass - 21st

Madison Glass - 5th – new PR

Shot Put
Kaylyn Hardrick - 3rd
Raven Hall - 10th

100 Meter Dash
Dell Pettus - 6th
Johny Holloway - 8th – new PR
Adam Thomas - 13th – new PR
Davon Debose - 18th – new PR
Chance McClendon - 25th
Darien Brooks - 28th
Ja'Montae Spencer - 35th
Terrell Young - 42nd – new PR
Abraham James - 43rd – new PR
William Noble - 55th – new PR
Dalin Godwin - 57th – new PR
Drew Duckworth - 60th – new PR
Bryson Nance - 63rd

200 Meter Dash
Adam Thomas - 5th
Joseph Fortson - 12th – new PR
Davon Debose - 15th
Johny Holloway - 17th
Ja'Montae Spencer - 19th – new PR
Chance McClendon - 21st – new PR
William Noble - 49th – new PR
Bryson Nance - 56th

400 Meter Dash
Adam Thomas - 1st – new PR
Cody Mackay - 25th – new PR
Terrell Young - 28th – new PR

800 Meter Run
Omar Myers - 4th – new PR
Archie Scott - 19th – new PR
Jacob Soler - 21st – new PR
Lee Smira - 24th

1600 Meter Run
Omar Myers - 8th – new PR
Lee Smira - 15th – new PR
Archie Scott - 20th – new PR
Cooper Smitherman - 40th – new PR

110 Meter Hurdles
Kyler Waters - 6th
Marcel White - 7th

300 Meter Hurdles
Marcel White - 3rd
Adam Depew - 11th

4X400 Meter Relay
Relay Team - 4th

High Jump
Adam Depew - 1st – new PR

Long Jump
Kyler Waters - 3rd – new PR
James Palmer - 11th
Marcel White - 13th

Triple Jump
Marcel White - 6th – new PR
James Palmer - 8th

Pole Vault
Brody Wallace - 3rd
Jimmy Moore - 5th

Jon Keiser - 3rd
Terrant Young - 4th
Nick McNeal - 6th
Jay Zayas - 10th
Isaiah Cangelosi - 15th
Michael Poe - 19th – new PR
Jake Petrasewsky - 27th – new PR

Jon Keiser - 2nd – new PR
Nick McNeal - 7th
Jay Zayas - 8th
Michael Poe - 16th
Jake Petrasewsky - 25th – new PR

Shot Put
Michael Poe - 4th – new PR
Jon Keiser - 14th
Jay Zayas - 18th – new PR
Terrant Young - 26th
Isaiah Cangelosi - 32nd
Jake Petrasewsky - 44th – new PR

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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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