STHS Weekly Reminders

Week of August 15th

NEWS AND NOTES

New Student and Family Building Tour - August 18th

We were thrilled with the turnout last evening where we had the opportunity to welcome many of our new students and their families! If you missed the tour on August 11th, we are offering another opportunity next Thursday, August 18th. Do you have a student that will be new to the high school this Fall? Did they miss the building tours back in the Spring? Is this your first student at the high school? Are they or you a little anxious about being in a new building? Help alleviate that stress by setting up a building tour during the summer! Please note that the tour is for both students and their families. All students and families will take a building tour and students will receive their class schedules so they can see where their classrooms are located in the building. Please contact our Assistant Principals (scott_zgraggen@sdst.org or pierre_larocco@sdst.org) if you are unable to attend a tour on the scheduled dates and will arrange an alternative time.

Summer Building Hours - Just a few more weeks!

The offices will be open from 7:30am to 4:15pm Monday through Thursday. The district is closed on Fridays through the Labor Day Weekend.

Chromebook Updates

We will offer rising Freshmen the opportunity to pick up their new Chromebooks in the Main Office area during the week of August 22 to 25, from 8:00am to 1:00pm. Students will need to bring in their current Chromebook AND charger in order to exchange. Any student who cannot exchange during that week will have to exchange during the first week of school. Chromebooks and chargers for the 10th to 12th grade students who are new to the district will be distributed during building tours and/or the first day of school.

Supply Lists

All students should bring a pen or pencil and paper to write on for the first day of school; Teachers will share a supply list in the first class meeting.

Free Backpacks

The Montgomery County Early Learning Resource Center is distributing free backpacks to families in need. Please review the attached flyers for additional details. Supplies are limited. Mochilas gratis Free backpacks

School Information Portal

The Back to School Gateway is now open and ready for your information. Back to School Gateway allows you to quickly and easily review and update your student's information for the 2022-2023 school year, including transportation, health services, and emergency contact information. Please take a moment to visit Back to School Gateway at this LINK. ALL families need to complete this process. If you have any difficulty logging in or questions, email studentservices@sdst.org.

AP Psychology for the 2022-2023 School Year

If you’ve registered for AP Psychology, please check your student email for an invitation to join your Google classroom. Here you will find a brief summer assignment. If you have any questions or change your schedule over the summer, contact Mrs. Fusarelli by email (ashley_fusarelli@sdst.org). Have a great summer and I look forward to learning with you in the fall!

Art News for Art III, Art IV, and AP Studio Art Students


Mr. Kobasz wants you to read this very important information pertaining to next school year’s Art III, Art IV, and AP Studio Art Classes.

AP Computer Science A Summer Work

The purpose of summer coursework for AP Computer Science A is to give you a head start on what you will need to be successful in the course. Create an account at www.codecademy.com and work through the sections below in the Learn Java course before the start of the school year. Email your CodeCademy profile name (the username with the @ in front of it) to kathleen_whittaker@sdst.org with the subject CSA Summer Work.


Complete each of the following sections:


  • Hello World

  • Variables

  • Object-Oriented Java

  • Conditionals and Control Flow

Summer Reading


Students taking any level of high school English are required to complete a summer reading assignment. Summer reading lists will be sent home with student report cards. These lists and additional note taking materials are also posted here. Parents should review book options with their students to help them choose an appropriate book to read before the start of the 2022-2023 school year. All students enrolled in AP Language and Composition should email Mrs. Ward at Kristin_Ward@sdst.org with any questions. All students enrolled in AP Literature and Composition should email Mrs. McCaslin at Jennifer_McCaslin@sdst.org with any questions.

Summer Math

All students are required to complete a summer math packet prior to the start of class in September. These packets will be assessed during the first week of school. The math packets and additional resources can be found on this Summer Math link. Any questions regarding the packets should be directed to Mr. McCaslin at corey_mccaslin@sdst.org. All students enrolled in AP Calculus AB/BC, AP calculus BC, and Multivariable Calculus, should refer to Mr. Malossini's website for any summer practice assignment. Send Mr Malossini an email if you have any questions at max_malossini@sdst.org. There are no packets for AP Statistics and/or Academic Statistics.

News from the Nurse

The Department of Health of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has directed all students entering 11th Grade to have a physical examination. If your student has already had the required physical examination done by your family physician since July 1,2021, please return the completed physical form to the school nurse, Mrs. Nancy Hopkins. Forms can be emailed or faxed. Email:nancy_hopkins@sdst.org, Nurse fax:215-233-6001.Physical form can be found here.

September Dates to Remember

6th: First Day of School (Full Day) - Students will follow their Day One schedule

7th: First Day of School at EASTERN

13th: Underclassmen Picture Day

15th: Back to School Night at 6:30pm

19th & 20th: FInal two days that the photographer will be here for senior portraits

21st: Financial Aid Night at 6:30pm

26th: Holiday/No School for Students

30th: Homecoming

UPCOMING EVENTS

Back to School Picnic

Please join the Multicultural Parents Association (MPA) for their annual Back-to-School picnic on Sunday, September 18th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Cisco Park. All families are welcomed and encouraged to attend. For more information and to RSVP to the event, visit the following link.

Home and School Partnership Meeting

The first meeting of the Springfield Township Secondary Home and School Partnership (STSHSP) is scheduled for Monday, September 19th at 7:00pm. All are welcome. A link to register for the meeting will be sent in the weeks prior. They will also be present at the STHS Back to School Night on Thursday, September 15th. An STSHSP membership form will be sent to the school community after the start of school. Your involvement is essential to the success of the organization. To learn more about STSHSP visit the website at https://www.stshsp.org/. Email sdstshsp@gmail.com with questions or join them on Facebook at Springfield Township Secondary HSP. In addition, they communicate weekly via the STHS weekly eblasts. Thanks HSP for your support of STHS!

SCHOOL COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

Student Schedules and Counselor Meetings for Summer

Student schedules were distributed to all high school students prior to the end of the school year. Students should review their schedules to ensure everything is correct. Please keep in mind that every effort was made to include first choice electives in student schedules. To request an appointment to change your schedule via Zoom, please follow the link for your counselor and sign up for an open time slot. Once you sign up, you will receive a confirmation with a Zoom link. Each counselor’s summer availability is listed below:


Ms. Barbone elizabeth_barbone@sdst.org

Student Last Names: 9th: A-Ga 10th: A-G 11th: A-Et 12th: A-H

Ms. Barbone’s Summer Work Days: Aug. 24th

Ms. Barbone's Appointments, Scheduling Link


Mrs. McDonnell beth_mcdonnell@sdst.org

Student Last Names: 9th: Ge-Mi 10th: H-Oi 11th: Ev-Men 12th: J-Pai


Mr. Shearer bill_shearer@sdst.org

Student Last Names: 9th:Mo-Z 10th: P-Z 11th: Mer-Z 12th: Par-Z

Summer Days: August 17

Mr. Shearer's Appointments, Scheduling Link

ATHLETIC UPDATE

Kedar M. jumps to All-American status at the AAU Junior Olympic Games

STHS incoming 9th grader, Kedar M. received his first All-American status in track and field on Monday, August 1st at the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Greensboro, NC at North Carolina A&T University where over 13,000 athletes from around the nation qualify in the top of their region to compete in their respective events. Kedar finished eighth in the 14 year-old boys Pole Vault event by jumping 9’6”. Along with this honor, Kedar jumped to a new personal record and came home with a medal for his accomplishment!

Congratulations Kedar!

Online Ticketing

Skip the lines, online ticketing is here! Springfield Township High School is making the transition to digital ticketing starting with the 2022 Football Season. In order to attend a Spartan Football Game, spectators must purchase a ticket online, available on our school website, prior to the game. Spectators will have the option to print their tickets or bring the digital copy with them on their smartphone. Our ticketing staff will be able to scan your ticket at the gate, allowing you faster access to our contests!

Fall Sports and PIAA Physicals

The following Sports are offered at Springfield Township High School in the Fall:


  • Competitive Spirit (Cheerleading)

  • Boys Cross Country

  • Girls Cross Country

  • Golf

  • Field Hockey

  • Football

  • Boys Soccer

  • Girls Soccer

  • Girls Tennis

  • Boys Water Polo

  • Girls Water Polo


PIAA Physicals will not be accepted for the Fall season after September 2nd. If you haven’t turned in an updated PIAA Physical, do so as soon as possible. Student-athletes are not permitted to participate in any team activities without an updated physical. Once you have completed your PIAA Physical, please return it to the Athletic Department with attention to Joe Ferraro. For a complete list of our athletic offerings and coaches contact information please visit our website!

Summer ImPact Testing - REMEMBER YOUR CHROMEBOOK!

ImPact Testing is a computer based test that we use to gather cognitive baseline information on every student athlete. This information is used as a comparative tool if a student athlete is suspected of having sustained a concussion. We require all incoming freshmen and new athletes to complete the baseline test, and require retesting every two years. Athletes that do not have an updated ImPact Baseline will not be permitted to participate until it has been completed.


The following dates are scheduled for student-athletes to take an ImPact Test (Please remember to bring your Chromebook to testing):

  • Friday, August 12th - 5:00 PM (All Athletes)

  • Monday. August 15th - 12:30 PM (All Athletes)

  • Tuesday, August 16th - 12:30 PM (All Athletes)


Testing will not occur during practice times during the first week of fall sports.
If you were unable to attend any of the ImPact Testing sessions, you must make an appointment with our Athletic Trainer. If you are unsure if you need a new ImPact Baseline, please contact our athletic trainer.

We need your help!

Springfield Township High School is currently seeking qualified coaches! If you are interested in coaching at the high school, please visit our website to apply now.


We are currently looking for the following coaches:


  • Assistant/Head JV Girls Soccer (Fall)
  • 9th Grade / JV Assistant Girls Soccer (Fall)
  • Head Unified Bocce Coach (Winter)
  • Assistant Baseball Coach (Spring)
  • Assistant Softball Coach (Spring)

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