Spain Park Weekly eNews

Spain Park High School 01/31/2020

A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, February 6, 2020, for Curriculum Night. Current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders will begin at 5:30 pm in the Competition Gym with the Curriculum Fair, at 6:20 a Course Selection Information meeting will be in the Theater, and we will end with Advance Level/AP Information in the cafeteria at 7:10. This is a very important evening giving you access to our counselors, teachers, and administrators, as your student begins course selection for the 2020/2021 School Year. Our counselors will be meeting with each class on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, during the JAG period to start the course selection process (course selection sheets & four-year plans, rubrics, etc.) and individually through February. Please work closely with our counselors so we can guide your students in making the right decisions as mid-year course changes are difficult. Senior Parents, you are almost done! Josten’s will be taking orders for Cap and Gown on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, during the lunch hours.

During the year, we may face challenges and situations that raise concerns about the well being of your student. I want you to know that we take the concerns seriously and will do our due diligence to resolve those matters in the best interest of our students and our school. The safety of our students has always been and will always be our top priority. I encourage you to continue to work with the faculty, staff, and administration to help us keep Spain Park High School a safe place for all of our students to learn and enjoy high school life.

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


Peter L. Giangrosso


Welcome to the Class of 2024

This week our Counseling Department engaged with current 8th graders from Berry Middle School.
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"Rhapsody In Blue" competed in the 12th Annual Capital City Classic at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center Saturday against show choirs in their division from Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida. They were awarded 1st Place and all caption awards of Best Show Design, Best Vocal Performance, Best Visual Performance, and Best Solo In a Show (Andrew Ritchey).

Be sure to catch "Rhapsody In Blue"'s final local performance tonight, Friday at 6:00 pm (HCS Show Choir Showcase), in the SPHS auditorium.

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Talent Show Results

15 acts were selected for the 2020 Spain Park High School Talent Show. The Top Five acts performed Wednesday during JAG. Congratulations to 3rd Place winners Water Juice, 2nd Place Jaylon Newton, and 1st Place Austin Orr.
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Miss Spain Park 2020

This past weekend, Miss Spain Park 2020 was crowned at our senior pageant. Please congratulate all our winners.

People's Choice Winner-Rachel Morris
Miss Congeniality-Katelyn Wheat
Miss Photogenic-Josie Edwards
4th Runner Up-Olivia Stark
3rd Runner Up-Kaddyja Jallow
2nd Runner Up-Josie Edwards
1st Runner Up-Erin Halla
And your Miss Spain Park 2020 is Christina Smarrelli

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Curriculum Night Information

Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors--It will soon be time to select your courses for the next school year. Curriculum Night will be held on Thursday, February 6th. Be sure to check Google classroom for additional information.

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Black History Month Celebration

There are many special events planned for Spain Park students throughout the month of February in celebration of Black History Month. If you would like to visit on February 5, 2020, to view the Negro Southern League Museum display and hear the speakers, please check-in at the front desk.
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RC3 Open House

Riverchase Career Connection Center is hosting an Open House for parents and students interested in attending.

When: February 11, 2020, at RC3 from 6-7:30 pm

We will have 2 information sessions beginning at 6:00 pm and 6:45 pm

Families will be able to tour the facility and academy lead teachers will be available

to answer questions.

We hope to see you there!

Be a part of Kindness Week

Pink Shirt Day is coming up on February 26th! You can order your t-shirts through MySchoolFees starting the week of Jan. 20th. Both short sleeve and long sleeve options are available. Pink Shirt Day is part of Kindness Week, aiming to prevent bullying by spreading kindness throughout our school and community. All orders must be made by Tuesday, Feb. 4th. #BeKind #pinkoutSPHS


Hoover Public Library partners with Hoover City Schools

We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with the Hoover Public Library. In addition to the amazing ebook and audiobook collection, your child has access provided by Hoover City Schools, students at the schools piloting the partnership--Hoover High, Spain Park, Berry, and Simmons--now have access to many of the Hoover Public Library ebooks and audiobooks! All of these resources can be accessed via Sora, an app that can be used on a phone, tablet, or Chromebook. Please see this handout for specific directions on how to access Sora. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Uts, School Librarian. Happy Reading!

SPHS Job Fair

Attention Hoover Area Businesses and Partners:
If you are interested in promoting your business and obtaining applications from our students, please join us for our Spain Park Job Fair, April 8, 2020, from 12:55-2:00 pm.
Our event is intended to help Spain Park students become aware of job/career options as well as to apply for current open positions. For more information or to sign up, please visit the link.

Interested in Co-Op next year? Available to Juniors & Seniors

Attention all 10/11 graders! If you are interested in Co-Op next year please pre-enroll now! Paperwork is available in the Guidance Dept., Mrs. Bertella's office, and online. Please visit here for more information. Click on "How to Apply" for the steps to ensure your spot in Co-Op for next year


Junior/Senior Information

JUNIOR Parents and Students

An email has been sent to eligible junior students and their parents or guardians notifying them about their eligibility to apply to SPHS's chapter of the National Honor Society. Eligible students have also been invited to join the Google Classroom where more directions, documents, and deadlines can be found. Mandatory parent meetings are Monday, February 10 at 6:00 pm or Wednesday, February 12 at 8:00 am in the Library.

Attention Seniors! Battle of the Sexes will be Feb 5th during Jag in the Competition Gym. Purchase your t-shirt this week during your lunch or from any Senior Class Officer for $10. The t-shirt is your ticket in! You can sign up to participate in the events in your English, History, or Mrs. Bennett's room 111. You don't want to miss this!

Senior Ad Deadline is Approaching!

The final deadline to purchase your senior ad for the 2020 yearbook is February 14! Don't miss this chance to pay tribute to your graduate in a very special way. If you have questions, please email Ms. Rodgers at

PROM is April 24, 2020

Attention Juniors and Seniors! This year's prom will be on Friday, April 24th. The event is at the Finley Center from 8 pm until 11 pm. You won't want to miss it! Go ahead and purchase your prom ticket on the MySchoolFees website.
Please note: Ticket prices will increase as we get closer to the event date! Don't wait!


Summer Plans?

Information for Summer School 2020

All summer school classes will start on June 8th during the summer of 2020. Here are some notes regarding specific summer school courses:

Credit Recovery classes will be June 8th-26th (8:00 AM - 1:00 PM).

Credit Enhancement courses are as follows:

*Government/Economics will be June 8th-26th (8:00 AM - 1:00 PM).

*Driver’s Education - There will no longer be two sessions. The required class time will be June 8th-12th (8:00 AM - 1:00 PM). Students will sign up with the Driver’s Ed teachers to establish driving times at some point in June or July. Students are required to have a learner’s permit before they are able to drive (Note: for a student with a July birthday, one can take the class portion in June and sign up to drive for their assigned times in July). Driver’s Education is a Pass/Fail course.

*Health - There will no longer be two sessions. The course will start on June 8th. Students will need to be at SPHS on June 8th to get information related to the course. The course is virtual, so further attendance is not necessary or required. Students will complete assignments on Google Classroom and the course must be completed by July 10th.

***More information will be available after Spring Break. Signups will start in May 2020.



Students: tonight we will be selling raffle tickets for $1 in a chance to participate in a shoot off during half time of the varsity girls & varsity boys basketball game vs Hoover. The winner will receive a gift card! Come out & support your Jags!!

Students attending the Sadie Hawkins dance need to bring their student ID. If you purchased tickets online, please print those and have them ready when you walk in the door.

Now is the time to sign up for ACT Prep with Henson Test Prep. They have an upcoming class specifically for the March 10th, in-school ACT test. This class begins on Sunday, February 23rd, and will fill quickly so please register now. For more information and registration, visit If you have further questions, contact Amy Henson at (205) 862-6004.