What's Happening at Sparkman HS/S9

Monday, August 17-22, 2015

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Monday, August 17

Happy Monday Sparkman Senators! Let's have a fantastic week!


  • S9 Library's 'The Overdue Brew Café' will open from 7:50 – 8:15 in the concession stand. All funds will support the S9GS Library-Media Center. Cappuccino is $2. Please try to have correct change. There may be limited change for large bills. Cappuccino flavors are: French Vanilla, White Chocolate Caramel, and Hot Chocolate. After purchasing your cappuccino, you will need to go to the cafeteria.

Tuesday, August 18

  • Band Booster Meeting- 6:30 PM SHS Cafeteria
  • Cross Country Booster Meeting- 5:30 PM Room 147
  • Sign-up for chemistry club before or after school this week in room 123. Dues are $15.
  • Environmental Club Meeting- 8AM Room 231. Mrs. Maxtion will have morning passes.
  • Madison County BOE Meeting- 5:15 PM

Wednesday, August 19

  • NHS applications are due TODAY! To apply, you must have a 3.5 cumulative average. Get application from Ms. Nave in room 140.
  • FCCLA meeting- 8 AM in room 151. Dues are $25 and include a t-shirt. Anyone wanting to be an officer should pick up an application.
  • Scream Team will meet in room 148 after school. Dues are $20 and include a t-shirt.
  • S9 Library's 'The Overdue Brew Café' will open from 7:50 – 8:15 in the concession stand. All funds will support the S9GS Library-Media Center. Cappuccino is $2. Please try to have correct change. There may be limited change for large bills. Cappuccino flavors are: French Vanilla, White Chocolate Caramel, and Hot Chocolate. After purchasing your cappuccino, you will need to go to the cafeteria.ate. After purchasing your cappuccino, you will need to go to the cafeteria.
  • Sign-up for chemistry club before or after school next week in room 123. Dues are $15.

Thursday, August 20

  • 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.
  • Progress Reports
  • SHS OPEN HOUSE- 5:30 Gym 1
  • Sign-up for chemistry club before or after school next week in room 123. Dues are $15.
  • Sparkman Service Organization meeting- 8AM room 231. Mrs. Maxtion will have morning passes.
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Friday, August 21

  • SHS FBLA Meeting- 8 AM Library. All students interested are welcome!
  • Spanish Honor Society due today!
  • Sparkman Varsity Football Jamboree vs Johnson 7 PM Senators Stadium
  • Sign-up for SHS Chemistry Club before or after school next week in room 123. Dues are $15.
  • S9 Library's 'The Overdue Brew Café' will open from 7:50 – 8:15 in the concession stand. All funds will support the S9GS Library-Media Center. Cappuccino is $2. Please try to have correct change. There may be limited change for large bills. Cappuccino flavors are: French Vanilla, White Chocolate Caramel, and Hot Chocolate. After purchasing your cappuccino, you will need to go to the cafeteria.
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Saturday, August 22

  • Sparkman Band Car Show- 7 AM at SHS Parking Lot(See Flyer Below)
  • Sparkman Football- Walk for Water at 10 AM at Senator Track(See Flyer Below)
  • Sparkman Cheerleader Golf Tournament(See Flyer Below)
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August

  • August 24- Sparkman JV Football @ James Clemens 7 PM
  • August 24- informational meeting for trip to Costa Rica over spring break, 5 PM or see Mrs. Terry for an information package.
  • August 24- Spanish Club Informational Meeting- 8AM Room 130
  • August 25- Post-Secondary Planning Seminar- 4 PM SHS Cafeteria
  • August 25- Madison County BOE Meeting- 5:15 PM
  • August 28- Sparkman Varsity Football @ Scottsboro 7 PM
  • August 30- 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 3- Madison County BOE Meeting- 5:15 PM
  • September 4- Sparkman Varsity Football @ Gadsden City 7 PM
  • September 5- SHS PeeWee Cheer Clinic
  • September 7- Labor Day- NO SCHOOL
  • September 8- Post-Secondary Planning Seminar- 4 PM SHS Cafeteria
  • 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 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 21- Sparkman JV Football vs Huntsville 7 PM Senator Stadium
  • September 22- National Honor Society Induction 7 PM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church
  • 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

Get Ready for the Sparkman Arts Festival! SEPT 19!

Visit the Sparkman Arts Festival Facebook Page for more info.
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Sparkman 9 Facebook Page

Daily announcements are at this link!

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National Honor Society

  • NHS applications are due AUGSUT 19! To apply, you must have a 3.5 cumulative average. Get application from Ms. Nave in room 140.
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Post-Secondary Planning Seminar

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ACT and SAT Information

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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.

Important Links!



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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

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