Cardinal Connection

March 2022

Letter from the Principal

Greetings SPHS Parents and Caregivers,

Thank you for all of your support for our Black History activities and events. March is Women’s History Month. During the month of March, we would like to highlight and honor all of the women’s contributions to events in history and contemporary society. As we quickly move through this school year, I am truly ready for more consistent Spring weather and longer daylight time.

Our winter sports and activities season has seen many celebrations! Our students have been working very hard along with our coaches and advisors to create opportunities to be proud of. I want to congratulate all of our teams and clubs on an outstanding winter season. It is definitely an exciting time to be a Cardinal!

Starting on Tuesday, March 1st, the revised attendance policy for our scholars will be implemented. No longer will scholars be marked absent after 15 minutes of missed class time. Please continue to encourage your scholars to attend their classes on time and be ready to engage in their learning.

Our Junior students will take the ACT assessment on March 8th at the high school. Please remember that on March 8th only Juniors should report to the high school; Sophomores and Seniors will have no school on this day. Juniors should arrive by 7:30 am with fully charged chrome books.

On Tuesday, March 15th, the SPHS Diverse Parent Group meeting will be held at SPHS LMC at 6:30 pm. An agenda and reminder will be sent out closer to the date.

As we approach Spring, Daylight Saving Time is on Sunday, March 13th, The end of the third quarter is on Thursday, March 17th and Spring Break begins on March 21st ending on March 27th.

Looking ahead - The Forward and Aspire exams will be given to all Sophomores on Tuesday, April 12th. Only Sophomores will report to school on this day; Juniors and Seniors will have no school on this day. These are excellent predictors for how students will perform on the ACT as Juniors. We remind students to take these assessments seriously.

As we finish up the third quarter and head into the final stretch of the year, I want to remind our scholars and families to finish the year strong. Scholars should remain focused and concentrate on their academics, even as the weather starts to get warmer. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact any of our school staff.

Best regards

Renee Coleman


SPHS is a commUNITY on the RISE!

Attention Juniors- Class of 2023

Planning ahead

Senior photos will be due November 1, 2022

Senior Ads will be due December 1, 2022

Submission information will be available starting in late summer

Please contact Mr. Davis with any questions at

Not sure who to contact with your questions

Click the box above to help guide you to the right person

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Academic Award System

Academic Awards Night is Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 7:00 pm

AP Testing Update

  • AP Testing is May 2-6 and May 9-13. If there are any conflicts with these days please reach out to Meghan Bosonetta at immediately.

  • Testing dates and times:

  • Any student that wants to cancel an exam can do so until March 15th and get a partial refund. No refunds will be given after March 15th.

  • Teachers are planning Review Sessions. I will be sending out a full list to you next week. You can also check the Advanced Placement tab under the High School website.

  • Students must attend a Pre-Administration session during their advisory. These will be held April 19-21.

Families with Rural Stops

If your child will not be riding the bus and the bus stops at your driveway with no other students assigned to that stop, please notify Kobussen at 825-8700, option 1, no later than 6:30 a.m. This avoids driving to locations if there are no students to pick up.

Please make sure your child is visible to the driver when waiting for the bus.

Bus Pick-up Times

Please remind your child to be ready and waiting at the bus stop at least 5 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time. This ensures your child doesn’t miss the bus if the route is running slightly ahead of schedule. Any time within 5 minutes is considered “on time.”

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Bus Tags

Please remember you need to have your bus tag with you in order to ride the bus to/from school. You can take a picture of your tag with your phone and show it to the bus driver or stop in the main office to see Mrs. Yunen if you need a new tag. Thank you

Bus Reminders

Waiting for the Bus

As cold and snowy weather is upon us, here are a few reminders when students are waiting for

the bus in the morning. Students should:

● be waiting at the bus stop at least 5 minutes before the scheduled arrival time.

● be dressed appropriately for waiting in cold weather. This includes jackets, hats,

gloves/mittens, and scarves.

● stay out of the road and others’ yards. Wait on the sidewalk or close to the curb if there

aren’t sidewalks.

● wait to cross the road until the driver signals and the bus comes to a complete stop

before attempting to board.

No Eating On The Bus

Please remember there is absolutely no eating allowed on district buses. Students may have

life-threatening food allergies that could be affected by others eating on the bus. If your child

does not get a chance to eat breakfast at home, please make sure he/she knows to wait until

they arrive at school. If your child is given a snack or treat at the end of the day, we ask that they

eat it before leaving school or wait until they get home.

If you have any questions or concerns about this information, or school bus safety, please

contact Kobussen at 825-8700, ext 5509.

Wisconsin Business World

Summer Camp!

Become the next generation of Wisconsin business leaders!

Don’t miss an opportunity to build your college resume, make new friends, learn successful networking tactics and build a business from the ground up! You’re invited to attend Wisconsin Business World’s Summer Camp!

This program is an immersive four-day, three night experience held on Wisconsin University and college campuses. It is designed to challenge students to innovate and lead as they create, build and run a business from the ground up. We’ll enhance your knowledge of business principles and the economy and we’ll improve your financial literacy through dynamic speakers, manufacturing tours and hands-on activities.

In addition to educational opportunities and career exploration, we’ll also be teaching effective strategies for networking, strong communications skills and problem solving skills that set all students up for success in the future.


Take a peek at our program schedule and what to bring! For questions about our summer camp program or how to register, please contact the Business World Program Senior Director, Michelle Grajkowki at or 608-661-6904. Please see Wisconsin Business World's Summer Camp Brochure and Poster below.

Summer Camp Brochure

Summer Camp Poster

About Wisconsin Business World:

Wisconsin Business World is committed to reach, inspire and engage students from every corner of the state and to teach them the importance of business, entrepreneurship and the free market through virtual and in-person events, all while informing them of economic opportunities in their own communities. Wisconsin Business World is a proud program of WMC Foundation.

Math League

There are 4 opportunities each year for students to participate in fun and challenging math contests, through the Madison Area Mathematics League(MAML). This series of meets are hosted by the Madison high schools and always occurs on a Wednesday after school. The contests are open to any student who has an interest and are filled using the first-come-first-served policy. Sample contests, sign-up information, and permission forms can be found in the Math League Google Classroom (join code: ls7swir). All announcements will be posted through Google Classroom.

This year’s competition dates are Oct. 27, Dec. 1, Feb. 9, and Mar. 16. The first two dates will be “virtual at home school”. That is, we will submit online but participate together from our own high school. Watch Google Classroom for details as the competition nears. Please feel free to contact Ms. Bethany Konz at with any questions.

College Fair- For Dane county students

March 7, 2022 at La Follette High School 6-8pm

Virtual College Fair for HBCU

April 30, 2022 from 1-3pm EST