What's Happening at Sparkman HS/S9

February 15-20, 2016

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Monday, February 15

  • President's Day- No School
  • Sparkman Baseball Varsity vs Walker/Cullman at SHS


LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE FOR MARCH 1 PRIMARY. Register online here: https://www.alabamavotes.gov/olvr/default.aspx

Tuesday, February 16

  • SHS First Priority
  • Sparkman Tennis Girls Varsity @ Buckhorn
  • Sparkman Soccer Girls JV vs Vestavia Hills
  • Sparkman Baseball JV vs Decatur at Sparkman
  • **Class Meetings- 8:30 AM with current Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors to distribute registration information packets. **THIS MEETING MOVED TO WEDNESDAY!
  • Mandatory Football Meeting- 6:30 PM Sparkman Field House- This meeting is MANDATORY for anyone (new and returning) who wants to play Sparkman Senator Football for the 2016-2017 season. All students MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Wednesday, February 17

  • Sparkman Baseball JV vs Hartselle at Sparkman
  • Sparkman Baseball FR vs Buckhorn/Cullman at Grissom
  • **ADDED: Crusade for Cancer Awareness Meeting- 3:30 PM. Bring $20 dues to meeting


**Class Meetings- 8:30 AM with current Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors to distribute registration information packets.

Thursday, February 18

  • Sparkman Wrestling at State Tournament
  • Sparkman Varsity B/G Tennis @ Austin
  • SHS SGA Meeting- 8AM or 3:30 PM
  • Sparkman Soccer Boys JV/V at Bob Jones
  • Parent Meeting for Current S9 Parents - 6 PM Gym 1- Registration Information (rising 10th graders)
  • ** NOTE: This has moved to Monday, Feb 22-- Sparkman Soccer- Fee Collection Meeting 5 PM SHS Cafeteria
  • Sparkman Softball at Huntsville 4:30/6 PM

Friday, February 19

  • Sparkman Boys Basketball vs Oak Mountain at Regional Tournament- Wallace State- 1:30 PM. Tickets $8
  • Sparkman Wrestling at State Tournament
  • FBLA Meeting- 8 AM
  • Sparkman Soccer Girls JV/V at Grissom
  • Sparkman Softball at Hazel Green Tournament- Sportsplex
  • Sparkman Baseball Varsity vs Thompson at Thompson
  • Sparkman Baseball JV vs James Clemens at Sparkman
  • Sparkman Baseball FR vs James Clemens at Grissom



College and Career Coaches will be on campus, in the Library Conference Room, to speak with students, one-on-one, about college and career opportunities. Appointments are being made via Sign Up Genius. There is ONE Spot open for 1:30 PM. Use this link to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/…/30e0b4ba8ac2aa3f94-collegecar…


Parents are welcome to attend, but the student must be present.
Students will use their confirmation as a pass to leave class. Passes will be validated and signed before returning to class. If you cannot keep your appointment, please use the Sign Up Genius link to cancel

Saturday, February 20

  • Sparkman Winter Guard at Bob Jones
  • Sparkman Wrestling at State Tournament
  • Sparkman Softball at Hazel Green Tournament- Sportsplex
  • Sparkman Baseball Varsity vs Hoover/Hartselle at Hoover
  • Sparkman Baseball JV vs Bob Jones at Sparkman
  • Sparkman Baseball FR @ Austin at Grissom
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IMPORTANT 2016-17 REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Students(CURRENT grades 9-11) will meet by class tomorrow(Feb 16) to receive registration packets and information about scheduling and online registration. Parents of CURRENT freshmen are urged to attend the Schedule/Registration Meeting on Thursday, Feb 18 at 6 PM in SHS Gym 1.


*Information for UPCOMING Freshman registration will be announced at a later date.

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February

  • February 21- Online Registration begins(W/Counselors)
  • February 22- Sparkman Tennis Girls V at James Clemens
  • February 22- Sparkman Baseball Varsity vs Cullman/Spain Park at Pullman
  • February 22- Sparkman Baseball JV TBD(Semi/Champion) at Sparkman
  • February 23- Basketball Boys and Girls Varsity Regionals
  • February 23- Sparkman Golf vs Hazel Green
  • February 23- Sparkman Tennis Girls JV at Decatur
  • February 23- First Priority
  • February 23- Sparkman Soccer at Huntsville
  • February 25- Sparkman Tennis Boys Varsity vs Bob Jones
  • February 25- Sparkman Soccer Boys JV/V at Decatur
  • February 25- Sparkman Baseball JV vs Buckhorn at Buckhorn
  • February 26- Sparkman Baseball Varsity vs Vestavia/EBD at Sparkman
  • February 27- Sparkman Soccer Girls V at Hoover
  • February 27- Sparkman Soccer Girls V/JV at Hewitt-Trussville
  • February 27- Sparkman Winter Guard at Summit Hill, TN
  • February 27- JROTC Military Ball at VBC East Hall
  • February 27- Sparkman Baseball Varsity vs TDB at Sparkman
  • February 29- Varsity and JV Cheer Tryouts
  • February 29- Sparkman Tennis Girls JV vs Bob Jones
  • February 29- Sparkman Baseball JV vs Decatur at Sparkman

March

  • March 1- SHS First Priority
  • March 1- Soccer- JV/V Boys vs Austin
  • March 1- Quarterback Club Meeting- 6:30 PM
  • March 2- Soccer JV/V Girls vs Thompson
  • March 3- Soccer V Boys vs JPII at UAH
  • March 3- Basketball at State
  • March 3- Soccer JV Boys/Girls Super Cup
  • March 3- Tennis V Boys/Girls V at Grissom
  • March 4- Soccer JV Boys/Girls Super Cup
  • March 4- Soccer V Girls at River City Shoot Out
  • March 5- Basketball at State
  • March 5- Outdoor Track at Bob Jones Red Coat Invitational
  • March 5- Soccer JV Boys/Girls at Super Cup
  • March 5- Soccer V Girls at River
  • March 5/6- Winter Guard at Marietta, GA
  • March 5- JROTC- SG Majors Association Drill Team at JO Johnson
  • March 7- Takedown Club Meeting
  • March 7- Competition Cheer and JV Tryouts
  • March 7-8 Make-up Registration Days
  • March 8- SHS First Priority
  • March 8- Competition Cheer and JV Tryouts
  • March 8- Tennis V Girls vs Hazel Green
  • March 8- Soccer V/JV Boys at Florence
  • March 8- JROTC Booster Meeting
  • March 9- AP Science Mock Exam
  • March 9- Last Day of Online Registration!
  • March 10- Golf V Girls/Boys vs Huntsville
  • March 10- Soccer Boys/Girls JV/V vs James Clemens
  • March 10- Tennis V Boys at Hazel Green
  • March 10- JROTC Spaghetti Dinner
  • March 10- Outdoor Track JV @ Athens Meet
  • March 10- Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at VBC- More info below!
  • March 11- Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at VBC- More info below!
  • March 12- Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at VBC- More info below!
  • March 12- Winter Guard at Hendersonville, TN
  • March 12- Outdoor Track at Huntsville Panther Invitational
  • March 13- 18- Spring Break
  • March 15- Outdoor Track JV at Albertville
  • March 18- Soccer JV/V Girls at McGill Classic
  • March 18- Outdoor Track at Pullman Classis
  • March 19- Soccer JV/V Girls at McGill Classic
  • March 19- Winter Guard at Belmont University
  • March 21- Tennis V Boys at James Clemens
  • March 21- Dance Team Tryouts
  • March 22- SHS First Priority
  • March 22- Dance Team Tryouts
  • March 22- Soccer JV/V Boys at James Clemens
  • March 23- Golf V Boys/Girls vs James Clemens
  • March 23- Tennis Girls/Boys Madison County Tournament
  • March 23- Dance Team Tryouts
  • March 23- Outdoor Track JV Bob Jones JR HS Meet
  • March 24- Golf V Boys/Girls at Hazel Green Invitational
  • March 24- Report Cards
  • March 24- Tennis Boys/Girls at Madison County Tournament
  • March 24- SHS SGA Meeting
  • March 24- Dance Team Tryouts
  • March 24- Outdoor Track at Deshler Invitational
  • March 25- Tennis Boys/Girls at Madison County Tournament
  • March 25- FBLA Meeting
  • March 25- Dance Team Tryouts
  • March 25- Soccer V Girls vs Buckhorn
  • March 26- Tennis v Boys/Girls at Madison County Tournament
  • March 28- Golf V Boys at Bob Jones Invitational
  • March 29- Tennis V Girls vs Bob Jones
  • March 29- SHS First Priority
  • March 29- Soccer V/JV Boys/Girls vs Hazel Green
  • March 29- Outdoor Track JV North AL JHS Meet
  • March 30- Golf V Boys/Girls vs Huntsville
  • March 31- Golf JV/V Boys & V Girls vs Bob Jones
  • March 31- Soccer JV Boys/Girls & V Girls at Bob Jones
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Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) College Fair
Saturday, February 20, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Financial Aid Workshop @ 10:30 a.m.
Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church
Family Life Center
315 Winchester Road
Huntsville, AL 35811

ACT and SAT Information

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ACT Workshop to prep for April ACT. Space is limited and it will fill up quickly. Please see Mrs. Johnston in 132. Cost is $85.

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Sparkman Softball

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Sparkman Softball Website

Click this button for Sparkman Softball Information!

Sparkman Baseball

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Sparkman Baseball Website

Click this button for Sparkman Baseball Information!

Sparkman Golf

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Sparkman Tennis

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Sparkman Wrestling

Congratulations to Sparkman Wrestlers Cameron Harbin, Chris Leatherman, and Stone Clark for qualifying for the State Tournament! State Tournament is Feb 18-20!


‪#‎SparkmanPride‬ ‪#‎WeAreSparkman‬

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Sparkman Track

Members of the Sparkman Track and Field Team give back to the community braving the freezing temperatures to volunteer at the Hug A Cub 5K at Endeavor Elementary School. Awesome job Senators!!!

Sparkman Cheerleading- Freshman

Tryouts will be held on Wednesday, March 30th and Friday, April 1st, 4:00-5:30 in the S9GS gym. Please wear a white tshirt, black shorts, and cheer shoes (if you have them). Make sure your hair is pulled up into a ponytail. You must have the following in order to try out: physical (dated after March of 2016), copy of birth certificate, tryout packet, third quarter report card (all grades must be C or above in order to qualify) and two teacher recommendations. All forms can be found in the tryout packet.


More Info: https://www.madison.k12.al.us/Schools/s9gs/extracurricular/cheerleaders/default.aspx

Sparkman Freshman Cheerleading Tryout Packet

Click Here for Freshman Tryout Packet

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Sparkman Band

Have some Hockey fun and support Sparkman Band! Band members are selling Huntsville Havoc hockey tickets as a fundraiser to earn money to support band operations. General Admission tickets for Friday, February 26- Huntsville Havoc vs. Fayetteville Fireants game at the Von Braun Center are $10 each. See any band member to purchase
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Like to write, do social media, make videos, be in the know, and have fun doing it? See Mrs. Coggins (Room 127) about joining newspaper and yearbook for next year.

Key Club

Key Club is collecting new and gently used jeans for the Teens for Jeans drive. Our school can earn money if we collect the most jeans. So clean out your closet and bring in those old jeans. The collection will take place the entire month of February. Donate in the boxes in the lunchroom or take them to Mrs. Graves room 209.

Spanish Honor Society

Congratulations to these new inductees into the Spanish Honor Society! Way to go Senators!

Savannah Katy Bullard
Ashlyn Dakota Gaylord
Beverly Leona Venson


Sparkman Theatre

Sparkman Theater presents: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at VBC Playhouse. Get your tickets now!! Go to www.sparkmantheatre.com to purchase your tickets!

Show dates:

  • Thursday, March 10th - 7:00 pm
  • Friday, March 11th - 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 12th - 2:00 & 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 13th - 2:00 pm



Ticket Prices:
Premier Seating: Risers 2-3, Rows B-E- $25
All Others:

  • Adult Seating- $20
  • Senior, Student, or Children- $10
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Sparkman Winter Guard

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Sparkman Band

Congratulations to these talented Sparkman Senators who performed in the District 1 Honor Band on Saturday evening. Way to go Senators!!
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Sparkman JROTC

Sparkman High School JROTC


Upcoming Events

Booster and JROTC Events

  • February 27, 2015 - Military Ball – VBC, East Hall

  • April 22, 2016 - Org Day

  • April 30, 2016 - SHS JROTC Hosts Drill Competition

  • May 4, 2016 – Senior Recognition Day, SHS Cafeteria


Special Teams (Color Guard/Drill/Raider/Rifle) and all JROTC Cadets

  • March 5, 2016: SG Majors Association Drill Team at JO Johnson

  • April 8-10, 2016: Army Nationals - Drill Team, Kentucky

  • April 7, 2016: Rifle Team, Championship, Anniston, AL


Dates of Upcoming Booster Club Meetings

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 6:30 PM

  • Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 6:30 PM

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 6:30 PM

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 6:30 PM


For more information, go to www.sparkmanjrotc.org

Sparkman Silhouette

Sparkman's literary magazine, Silhouette, is now accepting submissions of original poetry, short stories, art, and photography. See Mrs. Quaife for more information. Email submissions to sparkmansilhouette@yahoo.com by Feb. 16.

Sparkman Service Organization

Sparkman Service Organization is selling black history t-shirts. See Mrs. Maxtion or a club member to purchase.
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Abi Kunkle: Poetry Out Loud- STATE WINNER

CONGRATULATIONS to Sparkman's Abi Kunkle who won FIRST PLACE in the Alabama State Finals of the National Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest! AWESOME JOB ABI!! ‪#‎SparkmanPride‬ ‪#‎PoetryOutLoud‬

Sparkman Soccer

Sparkman Varsity Boys Soccer clinched the championship in a 1-0 victory of Pelham High School in the Lakeshore Shootout Tournament. Congratulations to Stephen Sallas who was our MVP of the tournament and Anthony Crute who was our alternate MVP. Way to go Senators!!

Sparkman Varsity Cheer Team wins National Championship!

Back to Back Wins!

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Sparkman JV wins 2nd place at Nationals!

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Sparkman Track at State!

Congratulations to sophomore Lauryn Hall. She is the 1st Indoor Track & Field All-State recipient in Sparkman High School history. Hall placed 3rd in the 7A AHSAA Indoor Track & Field State Championships 60 meter dash with a time of 7.81. This is the fastest time in school history. Great job Lauryn! Go Senators!!

1st place Kayla Williams (signed w/ Mississippi State), 2nd place Brittley Humphrey (signed w/ LSU), 3rd place Lauryn Hall.

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Sparkman Dance Team wins 1st at State!!

Sparkman Dance wins 1st place at STATE! Way to go Senators!!!
Check out this great interview by The Crimson Crier.
http://www.schooltube.com/video/1992aaeb783c467fb276/Dance
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Sparkman Winter Guard

Congratulations to Winter Guard Regional Finalists!

Girls Bowling Wins State Championship! GO SENATORS!!

In case you missed it! Sparkman's Girls Bowling team won the inaugural State Championship in Bowling this past weekend. Sending a Big Shout Out to Coach Coffell for her outstanding work, taking both Boys and Girls Teams to State! Way to go Senators!!!
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Boys Bowling places 2nd at State! Way to go!!

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An Awesome Basketball Story!

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Sparkman PROM

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MCSS Calendars

2015-16 Madison County Schools Calendar

Click on the link for the CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR Calendar

2016-17 Madison County Schools Calendar

Click on the link for 2016-17 School Calendar

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PTO Leaders Wanted!

Want to get involved at SHS and S9? Here are a few reasons why it's a great idea!

  • Meet teachers, admins, students, and other parents. Get to know our Sparkman Family!
  • Help plan PTO events at SHS and S9 such as receptions, lunches, meetings, etc.
  • Help build communication and Sparkman Spirit in the schools and community.
  • Learn about the daily workings of SHS, S9, and the Madison Co School System.
  • Support our students and teachers.

GET CONNECTED!

See daily updates, photos, announcements, and much more on the Sparkman High School Facebook Page!