STHS Weekly Reminders

Week of August 8th

NEWS AND NOTES

New Student and Family Building Tours - August 11th and August 18th

Do you have a student that will be new to the high school this Fall? Did they miss the building tours back in the Spring? Is this your first student at the high school? Are they or you a little anxious about being in a new building? Help alleviate that stress by setting up a building tour during the summer! Please note that the tours are for both students and their families. Students and families may select either Thursday, August 11th at 6:00pm or Thursday, August 18th at 6:00pm for a new student building tour. All students and families will hear a brief presentation from the STHS Team in the Auditorium and students will receive their class schedules for the tour. Please contact our Assistant Principals (scott_zgraggen@sdst.org or pierre_larocco@sdst.org) if you are unable to make either of these dates to set up an alternate date and time. Please keep in mind that the staff is on summer building hours from now through Labor Day weekend.

Summer Building Hours

The offices will be open from 7:30am to 4:15pm Monday through Thursday. The district is closed on Fridays through the Labor Day Weekend.

Supply Lists

All students should bring a pen or pencil and paper to write on for the first day of school; Teachers will share a supply list in the first class meeting. In addition, all students should bring their Chromebook and charger to school the first day. Students new to the district should get their Chromebooks by the end of the first week of school.

AP Psychology for the 2022-2023 School Year

If you’ve registered for AP Psychology, please check your student email for an invitation to join your Google classroom. Here you will find a brief summer assignment. If you have any questions or change your schedule over the summer, contact Mrs. Fusarelli by email (ashley_fusarelli@sdst.org). Have a great summer and I look forward to learning with you in the fall!

Art News for Art III, Art IV, and AP Studio Art Students


Mr. Kobasz wants you to read this very important information pertaining to next school year’s Art III, Art IV, and AP Studio Art Classes.

AP Computer Science A Summer Work

The purpose of summer coursework for AP Computer Science A is to give you a head start on what you will need to be successful in the course. Create an account at www.codecademy.com and work through the sections below in the Learn Java course before the start of the school year. Email your CodeCademy profile name (the username with the @ in front of it) to kathleen_whittaker@sdst.org with the subject CSA Summer Work.


Complete each of the following sections:


  • Hello World

  • Variables

  • Object-Oriented Java

  • Conditionals and Control Flow

Summer Reading


Students taking any level of high school English are required to complete a summer reading assignment. Summer reading lists will be sent home with student report cards. These lists and additional note taking materials are also posted here. Parents should review book options with their students to help them choose an appropriate book to read before the start of the 2022-2023 school year. All students enrolled in AP Language and Composition should email Mrs. Ward at Kristin_Ward@sdst.org with any questions. All students enrolled in AP Literature and Composition should email Mrs. McCaslin at Jennifer_McCaslin@sdst.org with any questions.

Summer Math

All students are required to complete a summer math packet prior to the start of class in September. These packets will be assessed during the first week of school. The math packets and additional resources can be found on this Summer Math link. Any questions regarding the packets should be directed to Mr. McCaslin at corey_mccaslin@sdst.org. All students enrolled in AP Calculus AB/BC, AP calculus BC, and Multivariable Calculus, should refer to Mr. Malossini's website for any summer practice assignment. Send Mr Malossini an email if you have any questions at max_malossini@sdst.org. There are no packets for AP Statistics and/or Academic Statistics.

News from the Nurse

The Department of Health of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has directed all students entering 11th Grade to have a physical examination. If your student has already had the required physical examination done by your family physician since July 1,2021, please return the completed physical form to the school nurse, Mrs. Nancy Hopkins. Forms can be emailed or faxed. Email:nancy_hopkins@sdst.org, Nurse fax:215-233-6001.Physical form can be found here.

September Dates to Remember

6th: First Day of School (Full Day) - Students will follow their Day One schedule

13th: Underclassmen Picture Day

15th: Back to School Night at 6:30pm

19th & 20th: FInal two days that the photographer will be here for senior portraits

21st: Financial Aid Night at 6:30pm

26th: Holiday/No School for Students

30th: Homecoming


SCHOOL COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

Student Schedules and Counselor Meetings for Summer

Student schedules were distributed to all high school students prior to the end of the school year. Students should review their schedules to ensure everything is correct. Please keep in mind that every effort was made to include first choice electives in student schedules. To request an appointment to change your schedule via Zoom, please follow the link for your counselor and sign up for an open time slot. Once you sign up, you will receive a confirmation with a Zoom link. Each counselor’s summer availability is listed below:


Ms. Barbone elizabeth_barbone@sdst.org

Student Last Names: 9th: A-Ga 10th: A-G 11th: A-Et 12th: A-H

Ms. Barbone’s Summer Work Days: Aug. 24th

Ms. Barbone's Appointments, Scheduling Link


Mrs. McDonnell beth_mcdonnell@sdst.org

Student Last Names: 9th: Ge-Mi 10th: H-Oi 11th: Ev-Men 12th: J-Pai

Mrs. McDonnell's Summer Work Days: August 9th

Mrs. McDonnell Appointments, Scheduling Link


Mr. Shearer bill_shearer@sdst.org

Student Last Names: 9th:Mo-Z 10th: P-Z 11th: Mer-Z 12th: Par-Z

Mr. Shearer's Summer Work Days: August 17

Mr. Shearer's Appointments, Scheduling Link

ATHLETIC UPDATE

Fall Sports and PIAA Physicals

The following Sports are offered at Springfield Township High School in the Fall:



  • Competitive Spirit (Cheerleading)

  • Boys Cross Country

  • Girls Cross Country

  • Golf

  • Field Hockey

  • Football

  • Boys Soccer

  • Girls Soccer

  • Girls Tennis

  • Boys Water Polo

  • Girls Water Polo

    Now is a great time to start getting those PIAA Physicals turned in! Most fall sports will begin on August 15th, for practice times and locations, contact the coach! If you are interested in participating in a fall sport, you must complete a new PIAA Physical for the upcoming school year. These physicals must be completed after June 1st, 2022 in order to be used for the 2022-2023 school year. Any physical completed before June 1st, 2022 will not be accepted. Once you have completed your PIAA Physical, please return it to the Athletic Department with attention to Joe Ferraro. PIAA Physicals are due no later than Wednesday, August 3rd. Any physicals that are turned in after August 3rd could result in a delayed start for your student-athlete. For a complete list of our fall sport offerings and coaches contact information please visit our website!

Summer ImPact Testing

ImPact Testing is a computer based test that we use to gather cognitive baseline information on every student athlete. This information is used as a comparative tool if a student athlete is suspected of having sustained a concussion. We require all incoming freshmen and new athletes to complete the baseline test, and require retesting every two years. Athletes that do not have an updated ImPact Baseline will not be permitted to participate until it has been completed.

The following dates are scheduled for student-athletes to take an ImPact Test:

  • Monday, August 8th - 12:00 PM (Football Only)

  • Monday, August 8th - 1:00 PM (All Athletes)

  • Tuesday, August 9th - 12:00 PM (All Athletes)

  • Tuesday, August 9th - 3:00 PM (All Athletes)

  • Wednesday, August 10th - 12:00 PM (All Athletes)

  • Wednesday, August 10th - 4:00 PM (All Athletes)

  • Thursday, August 11th - 4:00 PM (All Athletes)

  • Friday, August 12th - 5:00 PM (All Athletes)

  • Monday. August 15th - 12:30 PM (All Athletes)

  • Tuesday, August 16th - 12:30 PM (All Athletes)

Testing will not occur during practice times during the first week of fall sports. If you are unsure if you need a new ImPact Baseline, please contact our athletic trainer.

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:

  • 9th Grade / JV Assistant Girls Soccer (Fall)
  • Assistant Softball Coach (Spring)

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