What's Happening at Sparkman HS/S9

Monday, September 14-19, 2015

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Monday, September 14

  • Sparkman JV Football @ Bob Jones 7 PM @ Turf Field behind Bob Jones HS
  • SHS VB vs Hartselle(Schedule Below)
  • Takedown Booster Club Meeting- 6:30 PM S9 Auditorium
  • Spanish Honor Society Induction 5:30 Room 147
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Tuesday, September 15

  • FCCLA(Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) Meeting- 8 AM
  • National Honor Society Induction 6 PM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church-(Note Time Correction from 7 PM to 6 PM)
  • Sparkman Cross Country at Randolph CCC Classic- UAH 3 PM
  • Crimson Society Meeting- 8 AM or 3:30 PM Room 219(Toney)
  • Environmental Club Meeting- 8AM Room 231(Maxtion)
  • Sparkman VB V/JV vs Hazel Green and New Hope at SHS 4:30 PM

Wednesday, September 16

  • S9 SGA Meeting- 7:50 AM

Thursday, September 17

  • SHS SGA Meeting- 8 AM or 3:35 PM in Choral Room.
  • S9 FCA and First Priority will begin meeting Thursday, August 13th @ 7:50 am in the Auditorium. See Coach Campbell for details.
  • Girls Soccer Interest Meeting- 3:45 PM SHS Library
  • JROTC Battalion Social- 4 PM Cafeteria
  • Madison County BOE Meeting- 5:15 PM

Friday, September 18

  • FBLA Meeting- 8 AM Library
  • Sparkman Volleyball Varsity at Hartselle Tournament
  • Sparkman Volleyball JV at Huntsville Tournament
  • Sparkman Varsity Football at Huntsville 7 PM

Saturday, September 19

  • SPARKMAN ARTS FESTIVAL- 10 AM- 2 PM at SHS(Gyms, Cafeteria, Parking Lot)
  • Sparkman Volleyball Varsity at Hartselle Tournament
  • Sparkman Volleyball JV at Huntsville Tournament

Get Ready for the Sparkman Arts Festival! SEPT 19!

Visit the Sparkman Arts Festival Facebook Page for more info.
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Homecoming 2015 Information

Please scroll to the "Other Information" section below for information regarding 2015 Sparkman Homecoming. Watch for updates!

Balfour Parent Night

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Rachel's Challenge

Mark your calendar! Rachel's Challenge at Sparkman HS Gym on Sept 24 at 6 PM. Learn more about Rachel's Challenge in this video and at this link: http://www.rachelschallenge.org/bi…/about-rachels-challenge/
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September

  • September 21- Balfour Parent Night(See Flyer)
  • September 21- Sparkman JV Football vs Huntsville 7 PM Senator Stadium
  • September 22-23- Balfour at SHS during lunch
  • September 22- SHS VB at Randolph(Schedule Below)
  • September 24- SHS VB JV Tournament
  • September 24-25- SHS VB at Over the Mountain Tournament Hoover
  • September 24- Homecoming Tailgate and Bon Fire 5:30 PM
  • September 24- Rachel's Challenge 6 PM SHS Gym
  • September 25- Sparkman Football vs Russellville 7 PM HOMECOMING
  • September 26- AP English Prep Session at SHS
  • September 26- Homecoming Dance 8 PM Gym 1
  • September 28- Sparkman JV Football vs Grissom 7 PM Senator Stadium
  • September 28- Post-Secondary Planning Seminar- 4 PM SHS Cafeteria
  • September 28- Sparkman Swim in Scottsboro
  • September 29- SHS VB vs Bob Jones at SHS(Schedule Below)
  • September 30- ASVAB

October

  • October 2- Sparkman Varsity Football @ Hazel Green
  • October 3- Sparkman VB JV at James Clemens
  • October 3- Sparkman VB V at Hazel Green vs HG and Huntsville
  • October 3- SHS JROTC hosts Drill Competition 9 AM- 4PM
  • October 5-9- Fall Break
  • October 5- Sparkman F/JV Football vs Hazel Green
  • October 8- Sparkman Varsity Football vs Buckhorn
  • 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- 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- Post-Secondary Planning Seminar 4 PM
  • October 15- Sparkman VB at Grissom
  • October 16- FBLA Meeting 8 AM
  • October 16- Sparkman Varsity Football vs James Clemens(MS/Youth FB Night)
  • October 19- Sparkman VB- Varsity Area Tournament
  • October 19- Sparkman F vs JV game
  • 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 30- Sparkman Varsity Football vs Brewer(Senior Night)
  • October 30- UCA Regional Competition
  • October 31- UCA Regional Competition
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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.
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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- 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

Sparkman Swim gets the season started on Sept 1! Swim FAST Senators!!
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Congratulations!

Congratulations to the Sparkman Swim Team for the awesome victory in the first meet of the season! Sparkman wins in a landslide: Girls go 2-0, defeating Lee 62-14 and Columbia 55-22. Boys also go 2-0, defeating Lee 57-14 and Columbia 61-16. That's a great way to get started Senators!!

Sparkman Cross Country

On Saturday, Sparkman’s Cross Country Team competed in the Chickasaw Trails Invitational, which is the largest meet the team participates in during the season with 100 teams registered. Placing in the JV Boys division were Freshmen John David Ray taking second place, Freshman Shafi Muhammad 14th, and 7th grader Austin Al’Dijaili in 28th. Varsity Boy’s saw Junior Jake Russell placing with a 28th place finish.


A large number of the team set new personal records for the meet. They include Varsity Girls Juniors Hailey Brown, Kirby Brown and Megan Mullins and Varsity Boys Junior Jake Russell; Sophomores Jake Maier and Liam Nelson.


Junior Varsity Boys setting new PRs were Freshmen John David Ray, Riley Edwards, Hayden Miller and Kyler Waters along with 8th graders Ryan Wilson and Isaac Thomas.


Congratulations Senators and Good Luck on Tuesday as you compete in the Randolph School XC Classic at UAH also known as the “Mud Run”. Come out and cheer on your Senators, the meet starts at 3:45 pm on the UAH campus.

Sparkman Volleyball

Volleyball Schedule:


Sept 14: Sparkman V vs Hartselle at Hartselle; JV vs Guntersville at Hartselle

Sept 15: Sparkman V vs Hazel Green at SHS; JV vs New Hope at SHS

Sept 19: Sparkman V at Hartselle Invitational; JV at Huntsville HS Tournament

Sept 22: Sparkman V vs Randolph at Randolph; JV vs Catholic HS at Randolph

Sept 24: Sparkman JV at County Tournament at Madison Co HS

Sept 25-26: Sparkman V at Over the Mountain Tournament at Hoover HS

Sept 29: Sparkman V vs Bob Jones at SHS; JS vs Bob Jones at SHS

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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The Crimson Society

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Sparkman JROTC

Upcoming Events

Booster and JROTC Events

  • September 26, 2015 - Toys for Tots - 9am to 1pm
  • 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

  • September 26, 2015: Color Guard at the Embassy Suites, Huntsville, AL
  • 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

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School Photo Proofs

Students will receive photo proofs Monday, Sept 14 or Tuesday, Sept 15. LAST DAY TO ORDER is SEPT 23!!! Orders received after Sept 23 will assessed at $10 late fee. Payment options and instructions are on the proof envelope.


(Some of the envelopes may have an August due date on them. This is because we held all the proofs until the make up day proofs arrived.)

Homecoming Information- SHS

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Homecoming Information- S9

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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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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!!!

Pay PTO Membership at My School Fees

Click this button to go to My School Fees Online

Sparkman PTO Website

Check out the Sparkman PTO Website!

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Straight Outta Sparkman t-shirts will be on sale from Sept 2-16. Estimated delivery is expected to be Sept 25. Cost is $15 and all profit will benefit Transition Sevices for Special Needs students. You may purchase them at SHS before school in the cafeteria and during lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays OR go to MySchoolFees on the SHS Website(link below), Click Special Education and the shirts are the only item listed. Thanks for your support of this great program!
https://www.madison.k12.al.us/Schools/shs/default.aspx


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