What's Happening at Sparkman HS/S9

September 28- Oct 3, 2015

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Monday, September 28

  • Sparkman JV Football vs Grissom 5 PM at Senator Stadium
  • Post-Secondary Planning Seminar- 4 PM SHS Cafeteria
  • Last day to sign up for ACT Workshop. See Mrs. Johnston in Room 132. Cost is $85
  • Sparkman Swim at Scottsboro
  • Writers Club Meeting- 3:30 PM in Room 406. See Mrs. Quaife for more information.
  • Sparkman Historical Society(History Club) Meeting- 3:30 PM. The group will be planning Veterans Day assembly, so come with ideas.
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Tuesday, September 29

  • FCCLA(Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) Meeting- 8 AM in Mrs. Webster's room
  • S9 Drama Club- meets every Tuesday at 7 AM. See Mrs. Glover for more info.
  • SHS VB vs Bob Jones at SHS(Schedule Below)
  • Sparkman Tennis tryouts at the tennis courts at Monrovia Middle school. Tryouts will be from 4:00 to 5:30. If anyone has questions, email Coach Richardson at: erichardson@madison.k12.al.us

Wednesday, September 30

  • S9 SGA Meeting- 7:50 AM
  • ASVAB

Thursday, October 1

  • SHS SGA Meeting- 8 AM or 3:35 PM in Choral Room.
  • S9 FCA and First Priority- meets every Thursday, 7:50 AM in S9 Auditorium. See Coach Campbell for details.
  • Sparkman Tennis tryouts at the tennis courts at Monrovia Middle school. Tryouts will be from 4:00 to 5:30. If anyone has questions, email Coach Richardson at: erichardson@madison.k12.al.us

Friday, October 2

  • Sparkman Varsity Football @ Hazel Green
  • LAST day to register for October ACT(with late fee). Visit ACT.org

Saturday, October 3

  • Sparkman VB JV at James Clemens
  • Sparkman VB V at Hazel Green vs HG and Huntsville
  • SHS JROTC hosts Drill Competition 9 AM- 4PM

Announcements:

ACT Prep Workshop

  • ACT Prep Workshop for October ACT. See Mrs. Johnston in Room 132 for more information and to sign up for the workshop. The cost is $85, due by Sept 28. Only 20 students will be accepted, so sign up now!
  • Please read and complete the Federal Aid Impact form that was sent home with students. This is important to the amount of federal funds we receive for our schools!
  • FBLA Members- Stop by and sign up(on FBLA bulletin board) to work the FAMJAM at MXR on Oct 5:30-7:45 PM.
  • Ensemble Club Interest Meeting- If you play an instrument and are interested in joining this club, stop by Room 123 for more information.
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Fall Break- October 5-9, 2015

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October

  • October 5-9- Fall Break
  • October 5- Sparkman F/JV Football vs Hazel Green
  • October 8- Sparkman Varsity Football vs Buckhorn
  • October 8- Sparkman VB Varsity @ James Clemens
  • October 9- Sparkman VB Blalock Tournament
  • October 10- Sparkman Swim Team Car Wash at O'Reilly's Auto Parts on Wall Triana 10AM-2 PM
  • October 12- Sparkman F/JV Football @ Buckhorn
  • October 12- Sparkman Cross Country 7/8th Grade Comp at Scottsboro
  • October 12- Sparkman VB Varsity vs Madison Academy Senior Night
  • October 12- Takedown Booster Club Meeting- 6:30 PM S9 Auditorium
  • October 13- Sparkman VB at Bob Jones
  • October 13- JROTC Booster Meeting- 6:30 PM
  • October 14- PSAT 8:30 AM SHS
  • October 14- Post-Secondary Planning Seminar 4 PM
  • October 14- Girls Soccer Player/Parent Meeting- 6 PM SHS Cafeteria
  • October 15- Honors Convocation for A and A/B Honor Roll students for 2014-15 6 PM SHS Gym 1
  • October 15- Sparkman VB at Grissom
  • October 15- Report Cards
  • October 16- FBLA Meeting 8 AM
  • October 16- Sparkman Varsity Football vs James Clemens(MS/Youth FB Night)
  • October 16- Robot Jousting Festival at SHS
  • October 19- Sparkman VB- Varsity Area Tournament
  • October 19- Sparkman Freshmen vs JV game
  • October 19- Senior Class Photo! DON'T MISS IT!
  • October 19- Volleyball Area Tournament
  • October 21- FCCLA Breast Cancer Awareness Walk
  • October 22- Sparkman VB Super Regional
  • October 22- Sparkman Varsity Football at Grissom
  • October 22- Chili Dinner- Drill Team and Rifle Team Show
  • October 24- ACT
  • October 24- Sparkman Cross Country at James Clemens Invitational
  • October 29- Sparkman Cross Country 7A Sectionals
  • October 30- Sparkman Varsity Football vs Brewer(Senior Night)
  • October 30- UCA Regional Competition
  • October 31- UCA Regional Competition

2015 Homecoming

King Mason Edwards and Queen Jessie Moore

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November

November 2- Takedown Club Meeting- 6:30 PM

November 4- JROTC Blood Drive

November 7- Sparkman Cross Country/Track and Field Pancake Breakfast- SHS Cafeteria 8-10:30 AM

November 10- Half Day for students

November 11- Veterans Day- No School

November 17- Cross Country Banquet

November 19- Sparkman Drama presents "Little Town of Christmas" and book sale in SHS Cafeteria. Event starts at 5 PM, show at 7 PM.

November 23-27- Thanksgiving Break- No School

December

December 7- Takedown Club Meeting- 6:30

December 8- JROTC Booster Meeting

December 10- Winter Band Concert

December 12- ACT

December 21- Jan 6- Christmas Break

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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

S9 Tutoring

Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Room 134
  • 7:50 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.
  • 3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

S9 Computer Lab Access

Computer Lab 133 is open for student use each morning 7:50 AM- 8:13 AM. See Mrs. Thomas for more information.
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ASVAB on Sept 30

ASVAB will be given on Wednesday, Sept 30. The test is free and all grades are eligible to take the test, especially those interested in the military. Register in College and Career Center.


More Info at this link: http://official-asvab.com

Post-Secondary Planning Seminar

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PSAT

PSAT will be on Wed, Oct 14. Cost is $20, Juniors and Sophomores are encouraged to take this test. Scores earned by juniors can qualify them for the National Merit Scholars Program or the National Merit and National Achievement scholarship. Sophomores, this is good experience! Pay for PSAT before or after school in the College and Career Center.

More Information at these links: More info at these links: http://www.studypoint.com/ed/psat-test/ and https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10

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/
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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

For more information about Sparkman Senators Football

Sparkman Senators Football- Varsity

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Sparkman Senators Football- JV/Freshman

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Sparkman Bowling

Students interested in Sparkman Bowling Team should contact Ms. Coffell at S9 or at this email address: icoffell@mcssk12.org

Sparkman Swim

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Sparkman Cross Country

Sparkman's Cross Country team was so close to sweeping at the Bob Jones Invitational today. Finishing in FIRST PLACE were the Boys Varsity and Junior Varsity teams along with the Girls Junior Varsity team, while the Varsity Girls finished a respectable fourth. FIFTEEN of our runners placed in the top 10 in their divisions. Placing for Varsity Boys were Senior Seth Graham, Junior Jake Russell, Senior Bailey Herfurth and Freshman John David Ray. Top 10 finishers for Varsity Girls were Junior Hailey Brown and Sophomore Makayla Tomaino.



Junior Varsity Boys placers were MMS 7th grader Austin Al-Dijaili, MMS 8th grader Omar Myers, Freshmen Isaiah Vasquez and Adam Thomas and MMS 8th grader Isaac Thomas. Placing for Junior Varsity Girls were Freshman Mary Frances Burch, MMS athletes 8th grader Elisha Jones, 7th grader McKenna Kjelshus and 8th grader Maranna Stevens. Great meet Senators!!

Sparkman Cross Country Photos

Photos are from Bob Jones Invitational

Sparkman Volleyball

Volleyball Schedule:


  • September 29: Sparkman V/JV vs Bob Jones at SHS
  • October 6: Sparkman V @ Hazel Green vs HG and HSV
  • October 8: Sparkman V @ James Clemens
  • October 9: Sparkman V @ Blalock Tournament
  • October 12: Sparkman V vs Madison Academy
  • October 13: Sparkman V @ Bob Jones
  • October 15: Sparkman V @ Grissom
  • October 19: Area Tournament
  • October 22: Super Regional at VBC

Sparkman Tennis

Sparkman Tennis tryouts at the tennis courts at Monrovia Middle school. Tryouts will be from 4:00 to 5:30. If anyone has questions, email Coach Richardson at: erichardson@madison.k12.al.us
Sparkman Senators Volleyball

For more information about Sparkman Volleyball

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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FCCLA

FCCLA(Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) meets every Tuesday morning at 8 AM in Mrs. Webster's room

Sparkman JROTC

Upcoming Events

Booster and JROTC Events

  • October 3, 2015 - SHS JROTC Hosts Drill Competition - 9am to 4pm
  • October 22, 2015 - Chili Dinner - Drill Team and Rifle Team Show
  • February 27, 2015 - Military Ball - VBC
  • April 23, 2016 - SHS JROTC Hosts Drill Competition


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

  • October 12-16, 2015: Cadet Challenge, SHS
  • October 16-18, 2015: Raider Competition - Soddy Daisy High School, Soddy Daisy, TN
  • October 23, 2015: Raider JROTC All-Service TN State Championship, Hendersonville, TN
  • November 2-17, 2015: JROTC Can Food Drive, SHS
  • November 6-7th. 2015: Molena GA Army Raider Nationals Championship, Molena, GA
  • November 11, 2015: Veteran’s Day Parade, Huntsville, AL
  • November 24, 2015: Life South Blood Drive, SHS
  • December 1-11, 2015: JROTC Angel Tree, SHS
  • December 10, 2015: Color Guard/Nutcracker
  • January 18, 2016: Martin Luther King Day Parade, Huntsville, AL


Dates of Upcoming Booster Club Meetings

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 6:30 PM
  • 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 Service Organization

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Sparkman Band

Sparkman Band's Fruit Sale is underway! Order online at this link or see any band member. Sale ends October 23.

Sparkman Umbrellas

Choir is selling these awesome Sparkman Umbrellas. Deadline for orders is Oct 16
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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.

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

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.

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2016-17 MCSS Calendar

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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

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

MUCH MORE as Needed!!!

Sparkman PTO Website

Check out the Sparkman PTO Website!

Pay PTO Membership at My School Fees

Click this button to go to My School Fees Online