What's Happening at Sparkman HS/S9

Monday, September 7-12, 2015

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Order Sparkman Football Programs! Sept 11 is LAST DAY!

Sept 11 is the LAST day to order your Sparkman Football Program! Inside you will find: Photos of ALL football players (Varsity, JV, Freshman), ALL cheerleaders (Varsity, JV, Freshman) and ALL band members. This is a valuable keepsake and a great way to support our Sparkman Senators Football program! Place orders online at the SHS Website-My School Fees(Blue Button)-Football-Program.
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Monday, September 7

  • Labor Day- No School

Tuesday, September 8

  • FCCLA(Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) Meeting- 8 AM
  • Scream Team Meeting- 8:15 AM and 3:30 PM in Room 138(Ferguson)
  • Indian Ed Meeting- 8:30 AM Library
  • Sparkman Swim Team Meet at Alabama A&M at 6 PM vs Columbia and Lee
  • NCAA Clearinghouse Meeting- Informational meeting is for all potential college athletes - regardless of division or level. 2 PM in the Library
  • Drama Auditions for Christmas Show- Open to anyone interested 3:30 PM Room 147
  • Post-Secondary Planning Seminar- 4 PM SHS Cafeteria
  • SHS Volleyball vs Mad Co and Buckhorn at Sparkman!
  • Sparkman Freshman Football at East Limestone 6 PM
  • JROTC Booster Meeting- 6:30 SHS Cafeteria

Wednesday, September 9

  • Happy Wednesday!!!
  • S9 SGA Meeting- 7:50 AM

Thursday, September 10

  • SHS SGA Meeting- 8 AM or 3:35 PM in Choral Room. You may still join for $20 which includes as t-shirt.
  • S9 FCA and First Priority will begin meeting Thursday, August 13th @ 7:50 am in the Auditorium. See Coach Campbell for details.
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Friday, September 11

  • S9 Jr. Civilian Meeting- 7:50 AM S9 Auditorium
  • Sparkman Varsity Football vs Bob Jones 7 PM Senator Stadium(Military Appreciation Night)

Saturday, September 12

  • ACT
  • Sparkman Cross Country at Chickasaw Trails Invitational- Oakville Indian Mounds 8 AM
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  • September 14- Sparkman JV Football @ Bob Jones 7 PM
  • September 14- SHS VB vs Hartselle(Schedule Below)
  • September 14- Takedown Booster Club Meeting- 6:30 PM S9 Auditorium
  • ** NOTE THAT THIS IS A CHANGE OF DATE: September 15- National Honor Society Induction 7 PM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church
  • September 14- Spanish Honor Society Induction 5:30 Room 147
  • September 15- Sparkman Cross Country at Randolph CCC Classic- UAH 3 PM
  • September 15- Crimson Society Meeting- 8 AM or 3:30 PM Room219(Toney)
  • September 17- Madison County BOE Meeting- 5:15 PM
  • September 18- FBLA Meeting- 8 AM Library
  • September 18- Sparkman Varsity Football at Huntsville 7 PM
  • September 19- Sparkman Arts Festival(See flyer below)
  • September 19- SHS VB at Hartselle Invitational(Schedule Below)
  • 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)


  • 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 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

Get Ready for the Sparkman Arts Festival! SEPT 19!

Visit the Sparkman Arts Festival Facebook Page for more info.
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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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Sparkman 9 Facebook Page

Daily announcements are at this link!

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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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Post-Secondary Planning Seminar

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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/

National College Fair- Birmingham

Sunday, September 13, 2015 BJCC in Birmingham

Info and list of colleges that will be on hand at this link:


Interested in Brown, University of Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, or Rice?

Brown University, the University of Chicago, Columbia University, Cornell University and Rice University have traveled together for many years to speak to students and their families about college admissions. We do so because our institutions, at their core, are similar. We all offer students a broad-based liberal arts curriculum, committed to providing every student with a well-rounded education in social science, humanities, mathematics and science. We are all residential colleges; the vast majority of our students live on campus, so much of our students' education takes place outside of the classroom. Lastly, we all practice highly selective admissions; each of our schools seeks not only a class that is strong academically, but a class that is diverse in every way and one with dynamic students who will enrich their campus intellectually, extracurricularly and personally.

More Info: http://exploringeducationalexcellence.org/event_detail.php?id=184

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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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Sparkman Volleyball

Sparkman Senators Volleyball

For more information about Sparkman Volleyball

Volleyball Schedule:

Sept 8: Sparkman V vs Madison Co. at SHS; JV vs Buckhorn at SHS

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 Cross Country


The SHS XC Team continued to shine at this weekend's meet in Florence!

The Varsity Boys finished in 1st place, led by Junior, Seth Graham who finished 1st overall (with 4 individual top 15 finishers!); JV Boys finished 2nd overall, led by 8th grader, Austin Al-Dijaili (also with 4 individual top 15 finishers!); and 9th Grader, Mary-Frances Burch, led the JV Girls team with a strong 4th place finish!


Follow Sparkman Track on Facebook for updates: https://www.facebook.com/track.sparkmanhigh?fref=ts

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.

Bowling Team

Anyone interested in the Sparkman Bowling Team please contact Ms. Coffell in room 252 or at: icoffell@mcssk12.org
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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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  • 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.
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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.



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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Sign Up for SHS and S9 Listserv at this Link

Get emailed updates from S9 and SHS by signing up to our Listserv.

Meet the SHS Admins

Read the Bios for our new adminstrators

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Sparkman Car Window Stickers $2

We have a few Sparkman Senators Window Stickers left for purchase. You may purchase these for $2 each that the Sparkman Open House on August 20 or contact Sparkman PTO at SparkmanHighPTO@gmail.com

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!

Sparkman PTO Financial Information for 2014-15 and 2015-16 is posted on the Sparkman PTO Website. Please contact Aleta Stender at SparkmanHighPTO@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.
Pay PTO Membership at My School Fees

Click this button to go to My School Fees Online

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S9 Spirit Items: Package and Individual Prices

S9 Sparkman Spirit Items are available to purchase at the following prices:
Cinch Bag- $6
Sparkman T-shirt- $10
Sparkman Flash Drive- $10
Sparkman Lanyard- $6
Sparkman Flash Drive and Lanyard- $15

You may also rent S9 lockers for $5
Please see Ms. East or Mrs. Holderman in the S9 office to purchase items

Sparkman 9 Spirit Packs will be available at Back to School Expo on July 30.
#1- ($35) T-shirt, cinch bag, lanyard with flash drive, and locker
#2- ($15) T-shirt and locker
#3- ($15) Lanyard with flash drive and locker
#4- ($12) Cinch bag and locker
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