Weekly eNews Update

Spain Park High School 10/25/19

A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,


Today, we started our day with a culmination of our second annual World Heritage Week celebration. We had seven students recite the United States Pledge of Allegiance in their language. A special thanks to these students for sharing their language with us: Louis Held- German, Ellie Carelli- Italian, Khaldoun Faris-Arabic, Wendy Njiru-Swahili, Marisol Rocha- Spanish, Tsubasa Kodama- Japanese, and Trey Helms in English. We are indeed a diverse student body, and we honor each culture represented.


We want to congratulate over 130 of our students who were recognized this past Sunday at our Academic Letter Awards Ceremony. These students have distinguished themselves academically by being in the top ten percent of their class. Additionally, those students who participated in Athletics, Fine Arts, one of our Academies, or 80 hours of Community Service, received the Crossed Swords Award. It was impressive to see the large number of students who not only lettered academically but involved themselves in Spain Park extracurricular activities as well.


Next Friday, November 1, 2019, is our last home football game and Senior Night. We will recognize the senior Football Players, Band members, Colorguard members, Dazzlers, Majorettes, Cheerleaders, and Student Trainers. We look forward to celebrating these students for their years of commitment to Spain Park High School.


Also, looking forward, please make plans to attend our Veterans Day Celebration on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at 6:30 pm in the theater. Mr. Todd Parker, Spain Park High School Government Teacher, and former Teacher of the Year is our guest speaker. We will host a reception immediately after the concert with live music presented by the SPHS Jazz Band, Shades of Blue. We plan to recognize ALL VETERANS who are present and thank them for their service.


Finally, Hoover City Schools’ Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) would like to make our community aware of the Out of the Darkness Alabama Walk will be held at Veterans Park on 11/3/19. This effort raises awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Join our team!

Check-in/Registration Time: 1:00 pm, Walk Begins: 2:30 pm, Walk Ends: 4:00 pm. Click Here for more information.


As always, I am available to hear your feedback on how we can make SPHS a great place to be.


Respectfully,


Peter L. Giangrosso

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Pledge of Allegiance

A special thanks to these students for sharing their languages: Louis Held- German, Ellie Carelli- Italian, Khaldoun Faris-Arabic, Wendy Njiru-Swahili, Marisol Rocha- Spanish, Tsubasa Kodama- Japanese, and Trey Helms in English

World Heritage Week Luncheon

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Enjoy our World Heritage Week Video ~ We are Spain Park!

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Spain Park HOSA /Out of the Darkness Walk thru the years

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SPHS Students recognized for 30(+) on ACT

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Appreciation for those who take care of SPHS students daily

This week our school recognized and thanked our Child Nutrition Workers, Custodians and Bus Drivers for their dedicated service to our students. We have an amazing group at SPHS and they are appreciated every day, but especially this week.
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Ms. Valerie is loved by all!

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Veterans Day Project

Veterans Day Project - Supporting Our Troops!

The SPHS student body will be focused on "doing the packing" for 500 boxes with toiletry articles, food snacks, underclothing, (“incidentals”) and "thank you" notes during class periods on November 6th and 7th. Subsequently, the boxes are to be mailed overseas to our active-duty military men and women by the Support-Our-Soldiers organization, and in time for the holidays.
October through November 1st is scheduled for volunteer contributions. Parents, students, faculty, and all interested, who would like to have a part in this worthwhile and patriotic work, may donate incidentals for packing and give a half-box provision of $10 or a full-box provision of $20. You can donate on My School Fees or send a check payable to SPHS.

Please join us for our Veterans Day Celebration

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First Semester Exam Schedule

The first-semester exam schedule was posted to Google classroom this past week. Please click HERE to view the schedule. You will find detailed information included at the link.

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Shades of Blue Jazz Concert at Danberry Retirement Center

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Scaring is Caring - Students will have an opportunity to wear costumes to school on Thursday, October 31st with the purchase of a $3 bracelet. For every 15 students that dress-up, a water filter system will be purchased and donated to a family in the Dominican Republic, providing access to clean water for approximately 8 years. Costume guidelines can be found at the following site http://tiny.cc/6uw5ez or by emailing First Priority's club sponsor, Mrs. Roe at croe@hoover.k12.al.us


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Special Information for Senior Release students

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Announcements


  • Please notify the nurses if your student has been diagnosed with the flu by a physician. The nurses track the numbers of flu cases each year. You may contact the nurses at blaney@hoover.k12.al.us or (205) 439-1430.
  • Students who need to take make-up pictures may do so on November 6 during JAG. If you have RC3 in the afternoon, you will need to come on Thursday, November 7, during AO. All pictures will be taken in Room 228.

  • SignUps for ESports has been extended to November 1, 2019. Students should visit the Student Blog for details and Signup Form. Parents can click the link below for frequently asked questions about Spain Park ESports. http://bit.ly/spesfaq Visit the Spain Park Athletics Winter Sports Page to see results from last year's season where our League of Legends team won the state championship

  • Now is the time to sign up for ACT Prep Classes with Henson Test Prep. They are offering classes for the upcoming December 14th ACT test date and future 2020 test dates. There are several class options to choose from with the first sessions beginning on November 11th.

    For more information and registration, visit hensontestprep.com. If you have further questions, contact Amy Henson at (205) 862-6004.