Sparkman High Capitol News

Volume 22/23, May 2023 Issue 10

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Teacher Appreciation Week

We had so much fun celebrating our teachers! Thank you to Sparkman PTO for providing lunch and gift cards and to everyone who assisted with this week. We are thankful to have wonderful teachers at Sparkman High School!

National School Nurse Day

SGA Raises Money for Make-A-Wish Foundation

The SHS Student Government Association (SGA) raised money this year for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and were able to help a Sparkman 8th grader get her wish! Click on the article for more on this story.

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Congratulations to the Sparkman High School Class of 2023! We are so excited to celebrate our senior class at graduation on Tuesday! We're proud of this class and all they have accomplished during their time at SHS and are even more excited about their future! We wish each graduate the very best as they enter the next phase of their lives. GO SENATORS!

SLC Graduates

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Congratulations to our SLC graduates! They participated in a graduation ceremony held in the SHS Auditorium, followed by a celebration in their honor. It was a great day celebrating their accomplishments!

Seniors Celebrated with Military Signing

We are so proud of our SHS seniors who have chosen to serve in the military after graduation! Aliza Wix-Amaya, Matthew Fulcher, Dylan Loshe, and Lilli Judge were recognized last week with a military signing ceremony. Click on the article for more on this story.

Spring Choir Concert

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Congratulations to our choir members on an outstanding performance at the Spring Choir Concert!

Students Place 1st at UAH Competition

Hannah Stovall, Kaspar Jones, Joshua Graham, and Team RAD finished 1st in their division for the Final Review Presentation in the InSPIRESS Competition held at UAH. Congratulations!

ACT 30+ Club Welcomes New Members

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Congratulations to Avery Centamore, Joshua DeFour, and Liam Gore! These students scored a 30 or higher on the ACT and are now proud members of SHS's ACT 30+ Club. This is an outstanding achievement!
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MCBOE Recognizes Staff of The Crimson Crier, Named Top School Newspaper in Alabama

Sparkman High School's newspaper The Crimson Crier was named the top school newspaper in the state! The newspaper staff, along with their teacher Mrs. Erin Coggins, was recognized by the Madison County Board of Education for this outstanding accomplishment. Congratulations!

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Head Coaching Positions Open

Sparkman High School is looking for a Head Baseball Coach, Head Volleyball Coach, and Head Wrestling Coach for 2023-24! Multiple teaching certifications are available. Please send resumes to Mr. Chris Shumaker, Athletic Director, at

Custodian Position Open

Sparkman High School has a position open for a custodian. If interested in this position, please contact Ms. Jennifer Gray, SHS Assistant Principal, at

Early Bird Parking Registration Open for Rising Juniors & Seniors

Early Bird parking registration for 2023-24 is open for rising juniors and seniors only! Sophomore parking will be available at a later date.

1. Click here to complete the application.

2. Click here to upload the required documents.

3. Click here to pay the parking fee on MySchoolFees.

Driver's Ed (Summer Class)

Students interested in taking Driver's Ed during the summer should contact Mrs. Lisa Ivey at The deadline to sign up for this class is May 31, 2023.
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Madison County Schools has launched the NEW MCSS Safe Schools Tip Line. Thanks to the Madison County Sheriff's Office, the phone is answered 24/7. We encourage anyone with information about a possible security challenge for students and staff to call or text.
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Bus Announcements will no longer be sent through Remind App. Bus Announcements will be sent via BBComm email, using the email you provided on your PowerSchool account. Contact Ms. Gray at with questions or concerns.
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Girls Soccer Team Wins State Championship & Makes History

Congratulations to our 7A Girls Soccer STATE CHAMPIONS!! Our Lady Senators made history as the first MCSS soccer team to reach the AHSAA state finals and then the first MCSS soccer team to win a state championship! It was exciting to watch this awesome team make their way through the playoffs and win the championship. Click on the articles for more on this historic season and championship! Way to go, Lady Senators!!

Jayda Davis Named MVP

Junior Jayda Davis was named 7A Playoff MVP! She scored both goals for the Lady Senators in the championship against Auburn. Congratulations, Jayda!

Audrey Edwards Named Hiley Mazda Key Athlete of the Week

Senior goalkeeper Audrey Edwards was recognized by Hiley Mazda as Key Athlete of the Week. Read more about her success this season in the article below. Congratulations, Audrey!
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Girls Soccer Team Recognized for State Championship

Our girls soccer team was recognized at last week's Madison County Board of Education Meeting for their State Championship. Congratulations, Lady Senators!

Coach Tidmore Named Coach of the Year

Coach Sam Tidmore, SHS girls soccer coach, was named the Alabama High School Girls Soccer 6A/7A Coach of the Year! Congratulations, Coach Tidmore!


Area Champions

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Regional Qualifer

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Softball Team Finishes Third in State

Our Lady Senators defeated Huntsville High 17-4 to win the Area Softball Championship and then went undefeated in the Regional Tournament, earning them a trip to the 7A State Championship Softball Tournament in Oxford. This strong team did very well in the state tournament and were just one win away from the championship game, finishing in third place! We are so proud of the way they competed throughout the season and playoffs. Way to go, Lady Senators!


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Bobby Gray Recognized for Two State Championships

Bobby Gray won two gold medals this year! He is the indoor and outdoor STATE CHAMPION in shot put! He was recognized last week by the Madison County Board of Education for his outstanding performance at the AHSAA Track & Field State Championships! Congratulations, Bobby!

Girls Track Team Places 2nd at Sectionals

Our girls track team placed 2nd at the Class 7A Region 4 Sectional Track Meet. Congratulations, Lady Senators!


Clara Tran Selected for North-South All Stars

Clara Tran was chosen to participate in the AHSAA North-South All Star Golf Match! Congratulations, Clara!


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Graduation is on May 23, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. at the VBC.

*Please remember that in order to participate in the graduation ceremony, cap and gowns must be purchased.

Dress Code - Young Men
Black Pants
Black Shoes
White Shirt
Dark Tie

Dress Code - Young Women
Black Dress or Black Slacks
Black Shoes
Absolutely NO FLIP FLOPS


No Cell Phones out
No Noise Makers
No Decorations
No Purses
Only SHS-approved graduation materials can be worn.

Recognition at Graduation
CCR Cords
● ACT Benchmark
● Silver on WorkKeys
● AP Qualifying Score
● Approved Industry Credential
● Enlistment into the Military
● Received a College Credit

ACT Benchmarks

English = 18
Reading = 22
Math = 22
Science = 23

Verifying CCR

ACT, Dual Enrollment, AP Scores- See Ms.
Kasmai in Guidance Office.
Military, Industry Credentials, WorkKeys-
See Ms. Muhammad in the College and Career Center.

Recognition at Graduation
Other recognitions:
Graduating with Honors (90 average)
Top 10% of the graduating class
The John Sparkman Award


It is a state requirement that all seniors fill out
FASFA information.
Portal opens October 1st.
See Ms. Muhammad for details.

ALL transcripts are sent through Parchment
found on SHS website.
Send them directly to Colleges/Armed Forces/NCAA.

Senior Awards Day

May 19, 2023 at 9:00AM
Must stay in touch with Ms. Muhammad.
Check your email every day.

Rights vs. Privileges
Graduating from Sparkman High School is a right.
The Homecoming Dance, Prom, and the Graduation Ceremony are
privileges and can be taken away from individuals due to major
discipline issues.