Cardinal Connection

May 2022

Letter from the Principal

Greetings SPHS Scholars, Family, and Friends,

It is hard to believe in four weeks the 2021 – 2022 school year will end. As we near the end, SPHS staff is pushing hard for our scholars to finish the 4th quarter strong. With that being said, we need the support and encouragement from our families to help them get across the finish line successfully. This is especially true as the weather continues to warm up and students are tempted by the warmer days. Attendance has been a key focus this year and we want to continue that expectation.

Here are the following events occurring this month:

  • On Wednesday, May 4th, Sun Prairie High School is hosting Senior Scholarship Night in SPHS PAC from 6 – 8 pm. Senior scholars should arrive at 5:40 pm. Seniors receiving a scholarship at this event were previously notified.

  • On Wednesday, May 11th, the Sun Prairie AVID Class of 2022 is hosting their Senior Celebration at 6:00 pm in the SPHS Performing Arts Center.

  • SPHS Prom is on Saturday, May 14th at the Monona Terrace from 8 – 11 pm. Tickets are $35 for each attendee. Any guest should have a form completed by May 6th if they plan on attending Prom. Answers to any questions or concerns about Prom can be found in the “FAQ about Prom” listed on our school/district website.

  • The last day for Seniors is Wednesday, May 25th at 11:35 am. Seniors are expected to have turned in all school-related materials and completed all necessary coursework before this date.

  • The last day for Sophomores and Juniors is Thursday, May 26th at 11:35 am. Scholars are required to keep their chrome books for the next school year.

  • SPHS Graduation is on Friday, May 27th at the Kohl Center in Madison, WI. The ceremony is from 5 – 7 pm. The door opens at 4 pm for guests and we are requesting for all graduates to be there by 4:45 pm.

  • For families looking for Summer School information here are those details”


Session Dates: June 13 - July 14, 2022

(No School on Monday, July 4, & Tuesday July 5, 2022)

Classes are held Monday through Thursday

Other information:

  • Monday through Thursday

  • No School on Fridays

  • No School on Mon, July 4 & Tues, July 5, 2022

    • 18 days total of attendance

    • Student Day - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm daily (may be adjusted slightly)

    • Breakfast and Lunch served at all sites

As always, thank you for your support and for being a great partner as we navigate the end of the 2021-2022 school year. I look forward to celebrating with our students and with you in the coming weeks and months.

Have a safe and healthy May/June and, as always, please do not hesitate to contact our school staff with any questions.


Renee Coleman


Attention Juniors- Class of 2023

Planning ahead

All senior portraits are due by November 1, 2022.

More information and specific details will be forthcoming. If you have any questions or concerns in the meanwhile, please contact Betsy Butler at (608) 834-6855 for Sun Prairie WEST; or Amanda Davis at (608) 834-6743 for Sun Prairie EAST.

Purchasing Senior Ads:

To purchase a senior recognition ad, your submission of your Grad Ad is due by December 1, 2022.

More information will be forthcoming. Again, if you have any questions or concerns in the meanwhile, please contact Betsy Butler at (608) 834-6855; or Amanda Davis at (608) 834-6743.

Information about Purchasing a 2022 Yearbook: Go to

The order has been placed for the 2022 Cardinal Yearbook. We do have limited copies of the 2022 yearbook that still can be purchased online (the company will shut off ordering when we hit our pre-ordered anticipated final number). Available at

Any questions can be directed to Betsy Butler at 608-834-6855 or

PAST Yearbooks Available for Sale:

Limited numbers of past yearbooks are available for sale as we are cleaning out our storage for the move to two high schools. All extra copies will be discarded soon.

All past purchased copies not picked up by May 1 will be discarded (except for the years 2019-2021). Students in the class of 2021 who purchased but did not pick up yearbooks are asked to do so as soon as possible. Those books are available at the front desk.

For all other books of interest (2020 and prior), please contact Betsy Butler (608-834-6855) with your interest in past yearbooks. We have extra copies dating back to the seventies.
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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.