What's Happening at Sparkman HS/S9

Monday, August 31- September 7, 2015

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Monday, August 31

  • Sparkman JV Football vs Madison Academy 7 PM at Senator Stadium
  • Sparkman Volleyball V/JV vs Grissom 4:30 PM SHS GYM 1
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Tuesday, September 1

  • PROGRESS REPORTS at SHS/S9
  • S9 PHOTO DAY!! SMILE :)
  • Sparkman Volleyball V/JV @ Huntsville vs HHS and James Clemens

Wednesday, September 2

  • Happy Wednesday!!!
  • S9 SGA Meeting- 7:50 AM
  • SHS SGA fees are due by Wednesday, Sept. 2nd. $20. No exceptions! See Mrs. Johnston room 132.

Thursday, September 3

  • 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.
  • S9 Art Club Meeting- after school until 4:20 in Room143
  • Sparkman Juniors and Seniors visit UAH College and Career Fair.
  • Sparkman Volleyball V/JV @ Madison Academy vs MA and Hartselle
  • MCBOE Meeting- 5:15 PM Central Office Auditorium
  • Parents Night at UAH College and Career Fair: 6-8 PM

Friday, September 4

  • Half-Day for students- Staff Professional Development Day
  • Sparkman Varsity Football @ Gadsden City 7 PM
  • Sparkman Volleyball Varsity at Huntsville HS Tournament
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Saturday, September 5

  • Sparkman Volleyball Varsity at Huntsville HS Tournament
  • Sparkman Volleyball JV at Bob Jones
  • SHS Pee Wee Cheer Clinic(See Flyer Below)

Monday, September 7

  • Labor Day- No School
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Announcements for Sept 2


  • The magazine fundraiser for a free prom ticket ends on Sept. 9. You can pick up and return packets to Room 413. (More Info in Flyer below)


  • If you are a junior interested in being on the prom committee, pick up an application outside of room 413. Applications are due Sept. 11


  • Last day to enroll to go to Costa Rica over spring break is Sept. 10. Don’t miss the deadline.

Homecoming 2015 T-Shirts

Sparkman Homecoming Shirts are on sale until Friday, Sept 3! Cost is $10.
  • At SHS: Purchase shirts in room 132.
  • At S9: Purchase from Mrs. Cagle in the morning before school. Please have correct change or check made to SHS.

Straight Outta Sparkman T-Shirts

Straight Outta Sparkman t-shirts will be on sale from Sept 2-16. Estimated delivery is expected to be Sept 25. You may purchase them before school in the cafeteria. All profit will benefit Transition Sevices for Special Needs students. Cost is $15.00.

Scream Team Meeting

Scream team members need to meet in Mrs. Ferguson’s room 138 Tuesday, Sept 8 at 8:15 or 3:30.

Calling all performers!

Auditions for Christmas Show will be at 3:30 on Tuesday, Sept. 8. All are invited to audition in room 147.

SHS Spanish Club

Applications for Spanish Club are due Friday at 8 a.m. in Room 130

SHS Chemistry Club

This is the last week to join chemistry club. All dues due by Friday, Sept 4.

College and Career Fair at UAH- Sept 3

  • Junior and Seniors will go to the UAH College Fair on Thursday, Sept. 3.Be sure to check the rosters for your bus assignment.
  • The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) will host the Madison County College & Career Fair Parents Night on Sept 3, 6-8 PM at the University Fitness Center on the UAH campus. The event will showcase dozens of public and private colleges and universities from across the country.

    More information at this link: http://www.uah.edu/news/campus/uah-to-host-college-fair-parents-night-sept-3

S9 Art Club

Art club will meet Thursday after school until 4:20pm in room 143.

S9 Drama Club

Meetings


  • Every Tuesday
  • 7:00 a.m.
  • See Mrs. Glover for more information.

S9 Beta Club

Anyone who is interested in being a part of Sparkman 9 Beta Club and did not sign up at the Expo should see Mrs. Kiel in room #246. You must have a 92 average from your 8th grade end of year-core classes. Beta Club membership is also based on outstanding character and leadership. The deadline for applying is Tuesday, September 1.

SHS Pee Wee Cheer Clinic- Sept 5

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September

  • September 8- Post-Secondary Planning Seminar- 4 PM SHS Cafeteria
  • September 8- SHS VB vs Mad Co(Schedule Below)
  • September 11- Sparkman Varsity Football vs Bob Jones 7 PM Senator Stadium(Military Appreciation Night)
  • September 12- ACT
  • September 14- Sparkman JV Football @ Bob Jones 7 PM
  • September 14- SHS VB vs Hartselle(Schedule Below)
  • 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- National Honor Society Induction 7 PM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church
  • 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 25- Sparkman Football vs Russellville 7 PM HOMECOMING
  • September 26- AP English Prep Session at SHS
  • September 28- Sparkman JV Football vs Grissom 7 PM Senator Stadium(HOMECOMING)
  • September 28- Post-Secondary Planning Seminar- 4 PM SHS Cafeteria
  • September 29- SHS VB vs Bob Jones at SHS(Schedule Below)

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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Sparkman 9 Facebook Page

Daily announcements are at this link!

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INOW Parent Portal

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.

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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Sparkman Parents: Sept 3, 6-8 PM is ParentS Night at the College and Career Fair at UAH. Make plans to attend this free event! List of schools at this link: http://www.uah.edu/news/campus/uah-to-host-college-fair-parents-night-sept-3

**MCSS Juniors and Seniors will visit on Friday, Sept 4

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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:

https://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=All

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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Congratulations!!

Congratulations to our Sparkman Football teams who have started the season with victories! Keep playing hard Senators!! We Believe in YOU!!!



Sparkman's Hunter Gibson Scored the game-winning touchdown on a 72-yard punt return, and also scored on a 97-yard kick return and a 55-yard run in a 32-30 victory at Scottsboro.


Vote for Hunter for this week's Performance of the Week: http://highschoolsports.al.com/news/article/5937498807763513416/vote-for-the-top-huntsville-region-performance-from-week-2/

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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You CAN make a DIFFERENCE!

Donations to the Walk4Water are still being accepted. Please help Sparkman Football and all the people who walked for fresh water reach their goal! Make your contribution today!

http://www.hhi.org/walk4water/harvest-al-2015

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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:


Aug 31: SHS V/JV vs Grissom at SHS


Sept 1: Sparkman V vs Huntsville at Huntsville HS; JV vs James Clemens at Huntsville

Sept 3: Sparkman V vs Madison Academy at Madison Academy; JV vs Hartselle MA

Sept 5: Sparkman V at Huntsville High Tournament; JV at Bob Jones Tournament

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

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

Congratulations!

First XC meet today at Sharon Johnston Park and the Senators came out to win. In team awards, both the Varsity and JV boys teams brought home first place, while the Varsity girls finished 6th and the JV girls finished 2nd. Medal winners were: Boys Varsity - Seth Graham, Jake Russell, Harrison Miller. Girls Varsity - Hailey Brown, Makayla Tomaino. Boys JV - Austin Ad-Ajali, Omar Myers, Isaiah Vasquez. Girls JV - Mary-Frances Burch (1st place).

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 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.


  • If you took Medical Academy last spring, please pick up your CPR and First Aid cards in room 221.
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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.


http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/section/response/begin?surveyConfigId=429804

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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!!!

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!

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.
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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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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.

Survey Input Needed!

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.
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Meet the SHS Admins

Read the Bios for our new adminstrators

2015-16 Past Issues of the SHS/S9 Newsletter