STHS Weekly Reminders

Week of December 5

NEWS AND NOTES

B101 Choir Competition

Early in November, our Concert Choir class and Tri-M Service organization met up in the Chorus Room Studio to record a jazzy rendition of "O Christmas Tree" for the annual B101 Christmas Choir Competition. Senior Kaden Brunner arranged an original score for brass and reeds, senior Gabrielle Greene sang the opening solo, and paraprofessional Josh Williams oversaw students from the Music Production Club as audio engineer. Mr. Puntel and Mr. Gottesman are pleased to announce that the STHS submission was selected as one of three semi-finalists. Our school's victory was announced during the B101 morning show with Jenn Ryan and Bill Tafrow, shortly after 7:00am this morning. On December 7th, after the three finalists' submissions are played on the morning show, voting will open for the competition finalists, with a chance for our school to win $5,000 and a spot on stage with the Philly Pops Holiday program. Our recording will be played on B101 on December 7th at 11:35am and 2:35pm.


VOTING RULES:

Go to www.b101philly.com to vote for your school choir after 7:00am and before 9pm on Wednesday, December 7th. Voters are presented with options to vote for each competing school for that given day. There is no limit to the amount of votes that one individual may cast. The voting site is a bit of a chore to navigate, please reach out to andrew_puntel@sdst.org for more information on the voting process.

Winners will be announced the following morning during the B101.1 Morning Show with Jenn and Bill shortly after 7:00am.


PRIZES:

1ST PLACE: $5,000 cash prize and the opportunity to perform with The Philly Pops on 12/14/22

2ND PLACE: $2,000 cash prize

3RD PLACE: $1,000 cash prize


Thank you for our support!

Foreign Exchange Student

If you are interested in hosting a foreign exchange student, please contact LuAnn McKenna at (luann_mckenna@sdst.org)

Information sheet here.


Sustainability Club

Please join the high school's Sustainability Club on Saturday, December 10th, from 10:00am to 12:00pm for a clothing swap. It will take place in the high school's Steel Gym. Bring clothes in decent condition to swap, and whatever isn't taken home from the event will be donated. Up until then, please bring in clothes for the collection box in the main office. Sustainability Club flyer.

EASTERN Student of the Month

Congratulations to STHS senior, Taylor Schulz, Business and Technology Professional, who has been selected as EASTERN’s December Student of the Month. Way to go Taylor! Click this link to read more about Taylor’s accomplishments.

DECA’s Great News

Pennsylvania DECA Districts Competition was held at St. Joseph's University last week. Of our 32 participants, an amazing 23 advanced to the Pennsylvania State Competition, eight of which earned the top spot in their respective events. The winners are listed below. We are so proud of all of the participants and their advisor, Mr. Del Levin!


Gabe Wells - 2nd Place Principles of Business Management

Siena Bedard - 3rd Place Principles of Business Management

Hannah Brandon - 3rd Place Principles of Finance

Brett Smith - 3rd Place Principles of Hospitality and Tourism

Madeline Lodge - 2nd Place Principles of Marketing

James Kendrick - 2d Place Accounting Applications

Paul Silvius - 3rd Place Accounting Applications

Matt Hay - 1st Place - Automotive Services Marketing

Kaz Kiguchi - 2nd Place - Automotive Services Marketing

Rhett Trejbrowski - 2nd Place - Business Financial Services

Amy Pischke- 3rd Place - Business Financial Services

Jack Sharpe - 1st Place - Business Services Marketing

Zach Kaller - 2nd Place - Entrepreneurship

Ben Luce - 2nd Place - Hotel and Lodging Management

Will Hastings - 1st Place - Human Resources Management

Danny Gendron - 3rd Place - Human Resources Management

Luke Sharpe - 1st Place - Marketing Communication Services

Cody Natali - 2nd Place - Personal Finance

Iona Stum - 1st Place - Restaurant and Food Services Management

Julian Casabon-Aznar - 2nd Place Restaurant and Food Services Management

Dan Starke - 1st Place - Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Maya Pizzica and Sophia Seslow - 1st Place Financial Team Decision Making

Ethan Shore - 2nd Place - Food Marketing Services

Attention Senior Families: Senior Activity Fee and Ad Information

Senior Fees and Ad purchases are now available! Please follow these instructions to purchase no later than March 1, 2023.

  1. Go to www.balfour.com.

  2. Go to the "Shop My School" tab.

  3. Search for "Springfield Township High School: Erdenheim, PA".

  4. Scroll down to "Yearbook Products and Ads".

  5. Type in your student info.

  6. You will be directed to the yearbook packages page.

  7. Hit "Get Started" under the "Senior Activity Fee" package. Senior fees are mandatory.

  8. Optional: Ads are also available for sale under the yearbook packages.

Student Bathroom Use

To curb vandalism, vaping, loitering and students eating in the bathroom, we have recently closed some of our bathrooms. We are also using sign-in/out procedures to raise expectations and increase accountability. We recognize the inconvenience this may cause for students, and will continue to refine and improve our system.


Junior Class Fundraiser

Just in time for holiday gift giving! The Class of 2024 is running a Pals Socks fundraiser from now until December 9th. These fun mismatched socks are perfect for Crazy Socks and Rock Your Socks Days or just to add a little pizzazz to any day. All orders are delivered directly to your home and will arrive before the Winter Holidays. Use this link to order.


Interact

Interact Club would like to thank everyone who donated socks. 205 pairs of socks were donated to Mitzvah Circle and will be distributed to people in need!

SCHOOL COUNSELING NEWS

Spartan Kindness Holiday Holiday Donation Drive

We will be collecting donations to support families who would benefit from assistance during the holiday season. We are inviting people to make donations through this EEHSP Website Link . These resources will be used to purchase gift cards for families. If you'd prefer, you can give gift cards directly to your school social worker. Good options are: Target, Walmart, Amazon. The deadline to contribute is December 14th. Please let us know if you would like to suggest a family who would benefit from some support this holiday season!

Important Information for Students Taking an AP Course

Thank you for “Joining” your AP courses. By taking this step you have ensured that an AP exam will be ordered for you. There is no fee for AP Exams this year, as the school district will cover the cost for all exams. So, you are all set for the May 2023 exam! Please use this link to view the AP Policies and Procedures. Please contact Mr. Bill Shearer, STHS AP Coordinator, with any questions (bill_shearer@sdst.org)

PSAT Results

PSAT scores will be available to students on Monday, December 5th. To retrieve scores students will need to sign into their College Board account or create an account Use this link to access the account sign in/create account page. If students experience account issues, please call the College Board PSAT helpline at 866-433-7728. The link below, will take you to a page where you will find information that will explain the PSAT score report. There is also a video at the bottom of the page with additional information. Understanding Your PSAT Score Report


Next Steps:
Practice for the SAT using Khan Academy (Free on College Board website)
Register for the SAT- Test Dates in Spring 2023: March, May, and June
Please feel free to contact your counselor with any questions.

The PA Southeast Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center

This group is hosting a free virtual health career exploration program. It is open to all high school students in Pennsylvania. Once a month now through April info sessions will be offered and focus on different topics. Students will learn about a variety of health care careers and participate in hands-on learning activities, such as suturing. Students can register anytime and for one or all sessions. Registration is open at https://www.paahecsearch.org/

SpeakUp! - Parenting Adult Coffee Series

SpeakUp! hosts a series of free Parenting Adult Coffees throughout the school year. Morning sessions are held in-person at the SpeakUp! office and evening sessions are held virtually on Zoom. These gatherings are designed to dive deeper into topics where more guidance and support is needed and requested by our parenting adult participants. All are welcome! Register Here

American Legion Essay Contest Grades 9th-12th

The American Legion Post #248 of Glenside invites all high school students to submit an essay for their three school essay contest (Springfield, Abington and Upper Dublin). Students can find more information and the prompt on the Google Classroom for their grade. The last three years STHS students have won awards! Please let Ms. Barbone in the Guidance Office know if you have any questions and plan to submit an essay. Essay submissions are due to Ms. Barbone by Monday December 19th, please be sure to follow all directions. 1st prize $100.00, 2nd prize $75.00 3rd prize $50.00 The first prize winning essay will be sent on to the next level.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities- College Tour

Montgomery County OIC hosts an annual Spring Break HBCU College Tour for high school students seeking higher education upon graduation. This 4-5 day tour provides an all-inclusive tour to historically black colleges and universities in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama. While attending the college tour, students stay overnight in various cities and our dedicated team of chaperones guide them through their college tour and selection process. Many students conclude the tour with scholarships and acceptance to the various schools. Click here for more info and to register.

Eastern Center for Arts and Technology Assembly

All 10th graders will attend an assembly on Thursday 12/8 in the auditorium during the 1st half of Lunch and Learn, 10:43-11:30. Representatives from Eastern Center for Arts and Technology will give a brief overview of their programs offered to 11th and 12th graders.

ATHLETIC UPDATE

SUPPORT THE GIRLS & BOYS BASKETBALL TEAMS

Please consider supporting the Girls & Boys HS Basketball Teams while getting some holiday gifts. Click on this link.

UPCOMING CONTESTS

Friday, 12/2 - Girls Basketball vs. Jenkintown - 5:00pm (Oreland Lions Tournament)

Friday, 12/2 - Boys Basketball vs. Jenkintown - 8:00pm (Oreland Lions Tournament)

Friday, 12/2 - Swimming @ Hatboro Horsham - 5:00pm

Saturday, 12/3 - Girls Basketball vs. TBD - 2:00pm or 5:00pm (Oreland Lions Tournament)

Saturday, 12/3 - Boys Basketball vs. TBD - 3:30pm or 6:30pm (Oreland Lions Tournament)

Saturday, 12/3 - Boys & Girls Indoor Track @ Ursinus - 9:00am

Friday, 12/9 - Girls Basketball vs. William Tennent - JV at 5:30; Varsity at 7:00

Friday, 12/9 - Boys Basketball @ William Tennent - JV at 5:30; Varsity at 7:00

Saturday, 12/10 - Indoor Track @ Ursinus - 9:00am

Saturday, 12/10 - Wrestling @ Springside Chestnut Hill Academy - 10:00am


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 Boys Tennis Coach (Spring)

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