What's Happening at Sparkman HS/S9

October 12 - 17, 2015

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Honors Convocation

Important update!!! The Honors Convocation scheduled for Thursday, Oct 15 will be re-scheduled for another date. Please watch for more information. Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience!
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Monday, October 12

  • Sparkman F/JV Football @ Buckhorn
  • Sparkman Cross Country 7/8th Grade Comp at Scottsboro
  • Sparkman VB Varsity vs Madison Academy- Senior Night
  • Takedown Booster Club Meeting- 6:30 PM S9 Auditorium

Tuesday, October 13

  • 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.
  • Sparkman VB at Bob Jones
  • JROTC Booster Meeting- 6:30 PM SHS Cafeteria
  • Science Olympiad meeting- Monday, Oct 12 8AM or Tuesday, Oct 13 3:30 PM in room 121. See Ms. Hodge if you cannot attend
  • College and Scholarship Seminar- 4 PM in Choral Room. Open to any SHS/S9 student and parents are welcome.
  • Boys 9th Grade Basketball Tryouts
  • Tennis tryouts will be Tuesday October 13 and Thursday October 15 from 4 to 5:15 at the tennis courts by Monrovia Middle School. Contact erichardson@madison.k12.al.us if you have questions.
  • Sparkman Bowling Parent Meeting- Tuesday, Oct 13, 6 PM in the S9 Auditorium. Paperwork must be turned in at this time. Please contact Ms. Coffell at: icoffell@madison.k12.al.us

Wednesday, October 14

  • S9 SGA Meeting- 7:50 AM
  • The student led a cappella group will hold auditions on Wednesday, Oct 14 at 7:45 AM in room 301. Singers and vocal percussionists should try out!
  • PSAT 8:30 AM SHS
  • Post-Secondary Planning Seminar 4 PM
  • Girls Soccer Player/Parent Meeting- 6 PM SHS Cafeteria
  • Basketball Cheer tryouts will be Oct. 14, 15 and 16. All forms and physicals must be completed by then. Tryout information packets are available in the office or at shsbasketballcheer.weebly.com.

Thursday, October 15

  • 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 VB at Grissom
  • Basketball Cheer tryouts will be Oct. 14, 15 and 16. All forms and physicals must be completed by then. Tryout information packets are available in the office or at shsbasketballcheer.weebly.com.
  • Boys Soccer Player/Parent Meeting- 6 PM SHS Cafeteria
  • Report Cards
  • Tennis tryouts will be Tuesday October 13 and Thursday October 15 from 4 to 5:15 at the tennis courts by Monrovia Middle School. Contact erichardson@madison.k12.al.us if you have questions.
  • MCBOE Meeting- 5:15 PM


Honors Convocation will be Thursday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. in Gym 1. All juniors and seniors who made all A’s and B’s or all A’s in every subject attempted in 2014-15 will be honored. If you haven’t received your invitation to this event, see Dr. Clanton.

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Friday, October 16

  • FBLA Meeting 8 AM
  • Sparkman Varsity Football vs James Clemens(MS/Youth FB Night)
  • The Ensemble Club will have its first meeting Friday, Oct 16 at 8 AM in room 121.
  • Robot Jousting Festival at SHS
  • Basketball Cheer tryouts will be Oct. 14, 15 and 16. All forms and physicals must be completed by then. Tryout information packets are available in the office or at shsbasketballcheer.weebly.com.


SENIOR YEARBOOK ADS MONEY DUE TODAY!!! Senior Yearbook Ad money is due on Friday, Oct 16! Please complete the form, attach payment, and turn in to Mrs. Coggins in room 127. Contact Erin Coggins for more information: ecoggins@madison.k12.al.us

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Saturday, October 17

  • Sparkman Cross Country at St. Bernard Oktoberfest Invitational
  • Sparkman Swim at James Clemens Invitational

Announcements:

SENIORS: Group photo will be made Monday, Oct 19 at 8:45 in the gym, so don't miss it! Please dress nicely and wear a BLACK top/shirt.
  • Love to debate? Debate Club will have an informational meeting on Oct. 22 in room 121 at 8AM and after school at 3:30PM. See Dominque Satterwhite or Mrs. Hodge for questions. Dues are $20


  • Chemistry Club Field trip is Thursday, Oct 15. Stop by room 121 for waiver or information. Chemistry Club t-shirts are ready for pick up in room 121.

  • Science Olympiad meeting- Monday, Oct 12 8AM or Tuesday, Oct 13 3:30 PM in room 121. See Ms. Hodge if you cannot attend.


  • Ensemble Club Interest Meeting- If you play an instrument and are interested in joining this club, then attend this meeting: The Ensemble Club will have its first meeting Friday, Oct 16 at 8 AM in room 121.

  • The student led a cappella group will hold auditions on Wednesday, Oct 14 at 7:45 AM in room 301. Singers and vocal percussionists should try out!

  • Basketball Cheer tryouts will be Oct. 14, 15 and 16. All forms and physicals must be completed by then. Tryout information packets are available in the office or at shsbasketballcheer.weebly.com.

  • October 22, 2015 - Chili Dinner Fundraiser for Sparkman JROTC - Tickets are on sale now. Cost is $5 per person. Join us in the SHS Cafeteria from 6 to 8 pm to enjoy different chili dishes and to see a demonstration of the SHS JROTC Drill and Rifle Teams. To buy a ticket, see any cadet no later than October 13th. Contact Sparkman JROTC Boosters for more info: shs.jrotc.boosters@gmail.com

Which do you prefer for the Official Sparkman 'S'?

Sparkman High School is in the process of choosing an "S" that will be the one "S" used by Sparkman High School. Please look at the three choices below and vote for your favorite "S".


Please vote at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GQL82C9
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  • October 19- Sparkman VB- Varsity Area Tournament
  • October 19- Sparkman Freshmen vs JV game
  • October 19- Senior Class Photo! DON'T MISS IT! Wear a BLACK shirt! 8:45 AM
  • October 19- Volleyball Area Tournament
  • October 20- Last day to order fruit from SHS Band
  • October 20- SHS First Priority
  • October 20- Sparkman CC All Metro Championships
  • October 22- Debate Club Meeting
  • October 22- Indoor Tack Information Meeting- 5:30 PM SHS Cafeteria
  • October 21- FCCLA Breast Cancer Awareness Walk
  • October 21- Boys Basketball Tryouts- JV/V
  • October 22- JROTC Chili Supper at SHS 6-8 PM
  • 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 27- SHS First Priority
  • 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
  • November 2- Takedown Club Meeting- 6:30 PM
  • November 3- SHS First Priority
  • November 4- JROTC Blood Drive
  • November 7- Sparkman Cross Country/Track and Field Pancake Breakfast- SHS Cafeteria 8-10:30 AM
  • November 10- SHS First Priority
  • November 10- Half Day for students
  • November 11- Veterans Day- No School
  • November 17- SHS First Priority
  • 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 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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Tutoring

Tutoring at SHS by Mr. Maddox & Mrs. Winters in Room 202

  • M & W – 3:00 -- 4:15 pm
  • T & Th – 8:00 --8:25 am


Tutoring at S9- Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 134

  • 7:50 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.
  • 3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
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College and Scholarship Information 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

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 Tennis

Tennis tryouts will be Tuesday October 13 and Thursday October 15 from 4 to 5:15 at the tennis courts by Monrovia Middle School. Contact erichardson@madison.k12.al.us if you have questions.

Sparkman Bowling


Sparkman Bowling Parent Meeting- Tuesday, Oct 13, 6 PM in the S9 Auditorium. Paperwork must be turned in at this time. Please contact Ms. Coffell at: icoffell@madison.k12.al.us

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 Volleyball

Volleyball Schedule:


  • October 12: Sparkman V vs Madison Academy- SENIOR NIGHT!
  • October 13: Sparkman V @ Bob Jones
  • October 15: Sparkman V @ Grissom
  • October 19: Area Tournament
  • October 22: Super Regional at VBC

Sparkman Basketball

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S9 First Priority, FCA, and Jr. Civilian

Oct 12- 23 S9 FCA, First Priority, and Jr. Civitan are sponsoring a food drive to help start the Harvest House pantry. Items being collected will be Macaroni and Cheese and Granola Bars. More information will be forthcoming.


Learn more about Harvest House at this link: http://www.ourcityonahill.net/ministry-spotlight-the-harvest-house/

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 22, 2015 - Chili Dinner Fundraiser - Tickets are on sale. Cost is $5 per person. Join us in the SHS Cafeteria from 6 to 8 pm to enjoy different chili dishes and to see a demonstration of the SHS JROTC Drill and Rifle Teams. To buy a ticket, see any cadet no later than October 13th.
  • 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 7, 2015: Huntsville High School Drill Competition
  • 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
  • December 12, 2015: State Drill Competition, Montgomery, AL
  • January 18, 2016: Martin Luther King Day Parade, Huntsville, AL


Dates of Upcoming Booster Club Meetings

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 6:30 PM
  • 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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S9 Food Drive

Oct 12- 23 S9 FCA, First Priority, and Jr. Civitan are sponsoring a food drive to help start the Harvest House pantry. Items being collected will be Macaroni and Cheese and Granola Bars. More information will be forthcoming.

Learn more about Harvest House at this link: http://www.ourcityonahill.net/ministry-spotlight-the-harvest-house/

GSA

GSA will host a book drive starting today. Donations of gently used hardcover young adult novels are welcomed. Paperback and genre books will be accepted, but are not preferred. Donation boxes are set up inside the library and on the cafeteria stage.
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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 20.

Sparkman Umbrellas

Choir is selling these awesome Sparkman Umbrellas. Deadline for orders is Oct 16
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Congratulations to our Sparkman students who won awards at the 2015 Rocket City Lit Fest:
9th-10th Grade Division – Poetry
1st Place: Emma Kirkland, Sparkman High School
2nd Place: Emma Richards, Sparkman High School
3rd Place: Sydney Goggans, Sparkman High School



11th-12th Grade Division – Poetry
2nd Place: Cecil Coffey, Sparkman High School


Sparkman students also got the opportunity to meet Homer Hickam!

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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.

2015-16 MCSS Calendar

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2016-17 MCSS 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.

Sparkman PTO Membership

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

GET CONNECTED!

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