What's Happening at Sparkman HS/S9

Monday, August 24-29, 2015

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Monday, August 24

  • Sparkman JV Football @ James Clemens 7 PM
  • Costa Rica Trip Informational meeting- for trip to Costa Rica over spring break, 5 PM or see Mrs. Terry for an information package.
  • Spanish Club Informational Meeting- 8AM Room 130
  • LAST DAY TO ORDER Long Sleeve Sparkman Shirts(See Below)

Tuesday, August 25

  • FCCLA Meeting- 8AM or 3:30 PM
  • Madison County BOE Meeting- Regular Session, 5:15 PM Central Office Auditorium

Wednesday, August 26

  • History Club Interest Meeting- 3:30 PM Room 127 Room 151
  • Post-Secondary Planning Seminar- 4 PM SHS Cafeteria- Show me MONEY! ~ College & scholarships
  • LAST DAY TO ORDER Sparkman Fleece Blankets!!(See Below)

Thursday, August 27

  • SHS SGA Meeting- 8 AM or 3:35 PM in Choral Room. You may still join for $20 which includes as t-shirt.
  • S9 FCA and First Priority will begin meeting Thursday, August 13th @ 7:50 am in the Auditorium. See Coach Campbell for details.

Friday, August 28

  • Sparkman Varsity Football @ Scottsboro 7 PM
  • Sparkman Volleyball(Varsity)- Juanita Bodie Tournament
  • Anime Club- 3:30 PM Room 136M
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Saturday, August 29

  • Sparkman Volleyball(Varsity)- Juanita Bodie Tournament
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August

  • August- Crimson Society Applications are due. If you are interested in joining Crimson Society, pick up an application in Ms. Toney’s room 219. You will also need to sign up for an interview time.
  • August 31- Sparkman JV Football vs Madison Academy 7 PM at Senator Stadium

September

  • September 1- SHS VB at HHS(Schedule Below)
  • September 1- Progress Reports
  • September 3- SHS VB at Madison Academy(Schedule Below)
  • September 3- Madison County BOE Meeting- 5:15 PM
  • September 4- 1/2 Day for students! Professional Development for Faculty
  • September 4- Sparkman Varsity Football @ Gadsden City 7 PM
  • September 4- SHS VB at HHS Tournament
  • September 5- SHS VB at HHS Tournament
  • September 5- SHS PeeWee Cheer Clinic(See Flyer Below for registration)
  • September 7- Labor Day- NO SCHOOL
  • September 8- Post-Secondary Planning Seminar- 4 PM SHS Cafeteria
  • September 8- SHS VB vs Mad Co(Schedule Below)
  • September 10- Progress Reports
  • September 11- Sparkman Varsity Football vs Bob Jones 7 PM Senator Stadium(Military Appreciation Night)
  • September 12- ACT
  • September 14- Sparkman JV Football @ Bob Jones 7 PM
  • September 14- SHS VB vs Hartselle(Schedule Below)
  • September 17- Madison County BOE Meeting- 5:15 PM
  • September 18- FBLA Meeting- 8 AM Library
  • September 18- Sparkman Varsity Football at Huntsville 7 PM
  • September 19- Sparkman Arts Festival(See flyer below)
  • September 19- SHS VB at Hartselle Invitational(Schedule Below)
  • September 21- Balfour Parent Night(See Flyer)
  • September 21- Sparkman JV Football vs Huntsville 7 PM Senator Stadium
  • September 22-23- Balfour at SHS during lunch
  • September 22- National Honor Society Induction 7 PM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church
  • September 22- SHS VB at Randolph(Schedule Below)
  • September 24- SHS VB JV Tournament
  • September 24-25- SHS VB at Over the Mountain Tournament Hoover
  • September 25- Sparkman Football vs Russellville 7 PM HOMECOMING
  • September 26- AP English Prep Session at SHS
  • September 28- Sparkman JV Football vs Grissom 7 PM Senator Stadium(HOMECOMING)
  • September 28- Post-Secondary Planning Seminar- 4 PM SHS Cafeteria
  • September 29- SHS VB vs Bob Jones at SHS(Schedule Below)

SHS Pee Wee Cheer Clinic

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Get Ready for the Sparkman Arts Festival! SEPT 19!

Visit the Sparkman Arts Festival Facebook Page for more info.
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Balfour Parent Night

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Sparkman 9 Facebook Page

Daily announcements are at this link!

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INOW Parent Portal

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.

SHS Tutoring

FREE TUTORING @ SHS by Mr. Maddox & Mrs. Winters in Room 202

M & W – 3:00 -- 4:15 pm

T & Th – 8:00 --8:25 am

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Post-Secondary Planning Seminar

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University of Alabama College of Engineering Open House

The College of Engineering will host an open house on Thursday October 1, 2015. You are invited to join us on campus to explore the rewarding opportunities available within the fields of engineering and computer science. More Info at this link: http://eng.ua.edu/undergraduate/e-day/

Yale Information Session in Nashville

Monday, August 24, 2015 at 07:00 PM

University School of Nashville
2000 Edgehill Ave
Nashville, TN 37212

More Info: https://apps.admissions.yale.edu/events/?id=153e1f18-2fdf-462e-af85-0698aa734c8e

National College Fair- Birmingham

Sunday, September 13, 2015 BJCC in Birmingham

Info and list of colleges that will be on hand at this link:

https://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=All

Interested in Brown, University of Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, or Rice?

Brown University, the University of Chicago, Columbia University, Cornell University and Rice University have traveled together for many years to speak to students and their families about college admissions. We do so because our institutions, at their core, are similar. We all offer students a broad-based liberal arts curriculum, committed to providing every student with a well-rounded education in social science, humanities, mathematics and science. We are all residential colleges; the vast majority of our students live on campus, so much of our students' education takes place outside of the classroom. Lastly, we all practice highly selective admissions; each of our schools seeks not only a class that is strong academically, but a class that is diverse in every way and one with dynamic students who will enrich their campus intellectually, extracurricularly and personally.


More Info: http://exploringeducationalexcellence.org/event_detail.php?id=184

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The Smith Foundation Scholarship

The Smith Scholarship Foundation is designed to fund college scholarships for deserving students throughout Alabama. The foundation was created by Mignon C. Smith in honor of her parents. Her father, J. Craig Smith, was President and CEO of Avondale Mills, that was a hallmark of the textile industry. Mr. Smith was an innovative leader who put employee scholarships in place and privately funded the education of several employees' children. Now, by having established The J. Craig and Page T. Smith Scholarship Foundation, his daughter is continuing the family tradition of encouraging and inspiring others to learn. More info: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/24546-Smith-Scholarship-Foundation

ACT and SAT Information

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Important Links!



Follow Dr. Clanton on Twitter for latest College and Career Info!

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Sparkman Senators Football- Varsity

Sparkman Senators Football

For more information about Sparkman Senators Football

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Sparkman Senators Football- JV/Freshman

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Sparkman Swim

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Sparkman Volleyball

Volleyball Schedule:


August 28-29: SHS V Juanita Bodie Tournament at Hoover HS

Aug 31: SHS V/JV vs Grissom at SHS


Sept 1: Sparkman V vs Huntsville at Huntsville HS; JV vs James Clemens at Huntsville

Sept 3: Sparkman V vs Madison Academy at Madison Academy; JV vs Hartselle MA

Sept 5: Sparkman V at Huntsville High Tournament; JV at Bob Jones Tournament

Sept 8: Sparkman V vs Madison Co. at SHS; JV vs Buckhorn at SHS

Sept 14: Sparkman V vs Hartselle at Hartselle; JV vs Guntersville at Hartselle

Sept 15: Sparkman V vs Hazel Green at SHS; JV vs New Hope at SHS

Sept 19: Sparkman V at Hartselle Invitational; JV at Huntsville HS Tournament

Sept 22: Sparkman V vs Randolph at Randolph; JV vs Catholic HS at Randolph

Sept 24: Sparkman JV at County Tournament at Madison Co HS

Sept 25-26: Sparkman V at Over the Mountain Tournament at Hoover HS

Sept 29: Sparkman V vs Bob Jones at SHS; JS vs Bob Jones at SHS

Sparkman Senators Volleyball

For more information about Sparkman Volleyball

Back by popular demand....Sparkman Volleyball is selling the long-sleeve shirts with Sparkman Senators across the back, that were sold last year. Deadline for payment and order is Aug 24. Order form and information in this flyer! Please see a Volleyball player or contact Lynn Mayes mayes.lynn@gmail.com with questions.

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Sparkman Wrestling

Sparkman Shopping Bags

Sparkman Wrestling is selling large Sparkman Shopping Bags for $3 each. Please see any Wrestling Team member or email SparkmanHighPTO@gmail.com if you would like to purchase bags.
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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.


  • If you took Medical Academy last spring, please pick up your CPR and First Aid cards in room 221.
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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

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Pre-order your Sparkman Senators Fleece Blanket $20

50 x 60 black fleece with Sparkman Logo in corner: $20 each pre-pay only. You may send check(SHSPTO) or cash in a sealed envelope addressed to Sparkman PTO to the SHS or S9 office. You may also pay online at My School Fees on the SHS website. Look for PTO heading, then blanket. Please include in the comments section: your name, student's name, an email and telephone number.


Last day to order is August 26!

Contact Sparkman PTO with questions: SparkmanHighPTO@gmail.com

Sparkman Car Window Stickers $2

We have a few Sparkman Senators Window Stickers left for purchase. You may purchase these for $2 each that the Sparkman Open House on August 20 or contact Sparkman PTO at SparkmanHighPTO@gmail.com

Join Sparkman PTO

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

Purchase microwave ovens for S9 students and teachers to use in cafeteria

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

Pay PTO Membership/Order Blankets at My School Fees

Click this button to go to My School Fees Online

Sparkman PTO Website

Check out the Sparkman PTO Website!

Sparkman PTO Financial Information for 2014-15 and 2015-16 is posted on the Sparkman PTO Website. Please contact Aleta Stender at SparkmanHighPTO@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.
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S9 Spirit Items: Package and Individual Prices

S9 Sparkman Spirit Items are available to purchase at the following prices:
Cinch Bag- $6
Sparkman T-shirt- $10
Sparkman Flash Drive- $10
Sparkman Lanyard- $6
Sparkman Flash Drive and Lanyard- $15

You may also rent S9 lockers for $5
Please see Ms. East or Mrs. Holderman in the S9 office to purchase items


Sparkman 9 Spirit Packs will be available at Back to School Expo on July 30.
#1- ($35) T-shirt, cinch bag, lanyard with flash drive, and locker
#2- ($15) T-shirt and locker
#3- ($15) Lanyard with flash drive and locker
#4- ($12) Cinch bag and locker
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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.

Survey Input Needed!

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.
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Meet the SHS Admins

Read the Bios for our new adminstrators

2015-16 Past Issues of the SHS/S9 Newsletter