Spring Lake Park High School
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OCTOBER 26, 2023 - NEWSLETTER
While our students were away last week, we had productive and engaging collaboration and professional learning as a staff. Then, we enjoyed connecting with families for conferencing conversations. I always appreciate connections with families that reinforce and extend student learning. Thanks to those who participated!
Our goal is to connect more frequently and our next opportunity for conferences will be on Wednesday, November 15, 3:30-6 p.m. I will include more information on signing up for these conferences in upcoming newsletters. In addition, our teachers will be sending out information on office hours available for families to connect with them directly.
For or the Halloween enthusiasts out there, please remember that we do not celebrate Halloween in school. Please encourage your student to leave costume, props and other Halloween-related items at home. We do not allow anything that disrupts or distracts from learning. As always, thank you for your support.
One school, one community, #SLPPantherProud!
Next Possip Pulse Check: Coming Oct. 26
This year, we're sending monthly text messages and emails with a few simple questions asking for feedback on your experience with school. You will receive these messages from Possip, an organization we have partnered with to learn your needs. The next pulse check is tomorrow, Thursday, October 26. Make sure to reply to the brief survey and help keep us updated on your experience. Your responses remain confidential if you choose and you can choose to reply in your preferred language. Thank you!
Support during challenging times
As tragic and violent events in Israel and Gaza fill our our news and social media feeds, many in our community may be experiencing a variety of emotions and responses. In our schools, we have a full continuum of supports available to help students navigate challenges including those related to this international conflict.
In addition to support available at school, the National Association of School Psychologists has published a helpful resource for families and educators: Supporting Youth Affected by the Violence in Israel and Gaza. You may find this resource helpful for guiding age-appropriate conversations with your child about these current events.
As you talk with your children, please remind them there are many people at school ready to help them each day. Students are encouraged to talk with a teacher, counselor, social worker, principal or other school staff at any time. Parents and guardians are encouraged to be in contact with our main office for requests for support or questions.
- Friday, October 27 - SLPHS Fall Play - "Letters to Sala," 7 p.m., FAC
- Saturday, October 28 - SLPHS Fall Play - "Letters to Sala," 7 p.m., FAC
- Friday, November 3 - SLPHS Fall Play - "Letters to Sala," 7 p.m., FAC
- Saturday, November 4 - SLPHS Fall Play - "Letters to Sala," 2 p.m., FAC
- Monday, November 6 - Grupo de Padres Hispanohablantes de SLP reunión, Woodcrest Spanish Immersion, 5-6:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 7 - Last Chance for Senior Yearbook Photo, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., FAC
- Wednesday, November 8 - Last Chance for Lifetouch yearbook photo or picture retake
- Thursday, November 9 - Native American Parent Advisory Committee event, Woodcrest Spanish Immersion School (in the Piña Room), 5:30-6:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 15 - SLPHS evening conferences, 3:30-6 p.m.
- Monday, November 20 - Grupo de Padres Hispanohablantes de SLP reunión, Woodcrest Spanish Immersion, 5-6:30 p.m.
- Thursday, November 23-Friday, November 24 – No school, Thanksgiving Break
- Thursday, November 30 – End of Tri 1
Student Apprenticeship Open House Opportunity
Bühler is hosting an Apprenticeship Open House for students and parents who would like to learn more about its Apprenticeship Program on Thursday, November 16 from 4:30-6 p.m. in Plymouth, MN. Bühler Group is a company with ties to food and mobility. They manufacture equipment for food production and parts for vehicles.
About Bühler's Apprenticeship Program: Bühler offers a 3-year Mechatronics (mechanical and electrical) and a 2-year Business program. This program is a great opportunity for students to earn a college degree, get paid to attend classes, work hands-on and graduate debt free! Students earn will earn an associate's degree and a valuable career, paid for by Buhler! Learn more about Bühler and its Apprenticeship Program.
Students interested in attending the open house should reach out to Eric Van Brocklin, SLPHS Career Pathways Lead, email@example.com.
The house is on the move!
Last week, house movers prepared the student-built house in the high school parking lot for its two mile journey to its permanent lot. Overnight, it rolled through the quiet streets and is now ready to be placed on its new foundation. The parking lot is now clear for this year's Construction Trades students to build another.
Preparation for a career in healthcare
Senior Maria Mora-Pena has discovered a passion for medicine and wants to pursue a career in healthcare after she graduates high school next spring. To help her achieve this goal, she has gone deep into the Health and Human Services Pathway at Spring Lake Park High School, taking many courses that align with her emerging interests.
Through her courses, after-school activities and in working as an Emergency Medical Responder at school events, Maria is gaining real experience and developing the skills needed for her future.
We recently caught up with Maria to learn more about her experiences at Spring Lake Park High School and how they have prepared her for her future.
Section 6AAAAA Football Semi-Finals
On Saturday, October 28, the Panther Football team will take on Monticello in the Section 6AAAAA Semi-Finals at the Panther Stadium at 1 p.m. Everyone will need to have a purchased ticket, including Spring Lake Park students. Click to purchase tickets or scan QR code. We hope to see you there to cheer on our Panthers!
- $10.00- Adults
- $5.00 - Students and Seniors
Donate to the Panther Thrift Shop
Have Panther gear you are no longer wearing in your home. Donate it to the Panther Thrift Shop and get a coupon to use in the Panther Store for future purchase! Gently used Panther gear with the current SLP logo will be re-sold at thrifty prices to students, staff and families at the Winter Market in December. Contact the team at PantherStore@district16.org for drop off information and to get your coupon. Note we will be unable to accept previous SLP logo gear. We will accept sport and school specific gear with the current SLP Branding. Question, please contact us at CommEd@district16.org or 763-600-5050.
Opening weekend for "Letters to Sala"
It's showtime for "Letters to Sala!" This play tells a remarkable story of a young girl’s survival during wartime Germany. Sala Kirschner kept her secret for over fifty years, concealing her painful history in a box full of letters. See the show in the Spring Lake Park High School Fine Arts Center on Friday, October 27, 7 p.m.; Saturday, October 28, 7 p.m.; Friday, November 3, 7 p.m.; or. Saturday, November 4, 2 p.m. Purchase tickets today.
Check out a sneak peek:
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