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					                                                                                                                  June 8, 2011


                                                                                                            “Home of the Panthers”




 Panther Pulse
                                                                                                           In This Issue

                                                                                                                Principal’s
 A Publication of Spring Lake Park High School                                                                  Perspective        1

                                                                                                                Dates and Events   2
Principal’s Perspective
Insights from Dr. William Sommers                                                                               Panther Pride    2- 4

                                                                                                                Senior All Night Party
                   Aloha-                                                                                       Information         7

                  I would like to quote Porky Pig from the end of Looney Tunes: “That’s All Folks.” (OK,        Class of 2011
                  many of you may not remember that cartoon). The fact is, there is no end to learning.         Important Info     8
                  The formal school year ends and learning continues either formally or informally. To
                                                                                                                Student Support
                  those parents of 9th – 11th grade students, help keep kids involved in activities, reading,
                                                                                                                Services Info. 5 & 6
                  volunteering, etc, throughout the summer. There is a great deal of research that says
                  the “summer slide”, where just hanging out with no reading or working on projects,            Something to think
keeps students from progressing to their potential. So, keep kids learning.                                     about          7&8

The student behavior at graduation was very good. This was one of the best I have attended. Students          Mr. Reif’s Annual
were respectful, student speeches were meaningful, and the class of 2011 demonstrated “a class with
                                                                                                              Tour                 9
class.” One glitch was the wind blowing over the screen. Our goal was to show the all the student speak-
ers who auditioned, but did not get a chance to give their speeches, to the parents and community. Each
student who tried out had something good to say. Tom Cash, district technology, has posted those speeches on this site
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFBF4gWpQfM. I recommend you visit this site to see these additional speeches
from our students. Graduation also will be played on the cable channel several times if you would like to hear the four
students again.

We have about ten yearbooks left if someone forgot to order one. Please contact Maria Ahrndt at
mahrnd@district16.org if you would like to buy one. For next year’s students, schedules and information from the coun-
seling department will be mailed out later in June. Keep in mind that these schedules are subject to change depending
on new students, students dropping, and we will balance class sizes before the final schedules are complete in August.
Please see the counselor/student services calendar for summer hours in this edition.

I want to recognize a few people who made graduation a success. Guy Quick, Larry Hanson, and the maintenance staff
started with breakfast and worked right up to the last minute making sure the structures were in place. Never forget
that after the event, they continue to work to remove and clean everything; the district technology crew - without their
support graduation would be difficult at best; the Counseling Department led by Don Fineran, the senior counselor. Mr.
Fineran worked constantly keeping students and parents informed about their progress. There are more graduates as a
result of his efforts. Maria Norman was the main organizer. Without her planning and monitoring this event would have
not have been this successful. Without Maria, I wouldn’t have been on time.

Finally, I’d like to recognize the staff of Spring Lake Park High School. What a great turnout! It was very heartening
to see the students and community applaud our staff. Students are why they come to work and to see the results of
their efforts is very important.
Mahalo,
William A. Sommers, PhD
Principal



        Spring Lake Park High School | 1100 81st Ave. NE, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432 | www.springlakeparkschools.org
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             August 30, 2011
                     Back to School
         •       Update family contact information.
                      •   Fill lunch account
                 •    Transportation Questions
                 •    Parent Portal Registration
             •       Health Information Update
             •       Pick up 2011 - 2012 Schedule




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Panther Pride - Class of 2011
Maher Abduselam             Nicholas Cockriel *     Jayda Groess                Jacob Klimek ****◊●
Ottilia Abebrese            Amos Cole               Samantha Grubbs ****◊●      Mallory Klis ****∆
Brandon Acker               Bryant Corrigan *       Haley Halliday *¤           Alicia Koenig *
Matthew Ahlfs               Maxwell Corrigan **◊    Josilia Hallie              Kelly Koenig *
Sheraz Ahmed                Jarquese Cosey          Taylor Hanson ****¤∆●       Ryan Kraber *
Manuel Alarcon *            Morgan Croft **●        Evan Harris                 Denise Kraimer
Rhiannon Ament              Derek Dahl *            David Hasbrouck *           Thomas Ku *
Anthony Anderson            Joshua Dahl *           Ashley Hawkins *            Tia Kvidera **∆
Jenna Anderson              Ralphel Dahl            Mary Hayford                Jessica LaCrosse
Jessica Anderson            Rebecca Dahlen ****◊●   Christine Hedin **          Brittany LaFrance
Jonathan Anderson           Jessica Dalke *         Brice Held *                Dustin Lahr **
Katelyn Anderson            Joshua Davies **        Jennifer Henifin            Margaux Lassegard **◊●
Fadumo Anshuur *            Katrina Davis **◊       Alexander Henke             Liongmayong Lee
Alexis Apanah               Scott Davis ****∆       Nalee Her *●                Nicholas Lemke
Melissa Aune                Shelby Davis *          Riley Hoffner               Linda Lemus
Raj Badola                  Blake DeBoer *          Tyler Holetz                Sydney Lener
Kendra Bahr *¤              Alan Denno ¤            Alex Hommes                 Kaila Levesseur
Elizabeth Bakeman           Jacob Dering *          Linh Hong ***∆              Gregory Lewandowski ****◊●
Desarae Barns               Turquoise Dickenson     Brandon Hoyne               Beth Lewis-Miles ***
Zachary Barstow             Anh Doan **             Shekinah Hudson             Kayla Lindgren
Katelyn Bassett ¤           Zachary DuBay           Tenea Hudson *              Rachel Lindquist
Emily Bauer ****◊●          Torianne Dvorak         Carrie Huelsnitz ****∆●     Justin Little *
Benjamin Beaver **∆         Kaylee Eagleman *       Kelly Huigens               Jovany Lopez
Alexandra Beckman           Megan Eckman ***¤∆      Jesse Hunt                  Julio Lopez
Lukas Belau **              Michael Edgett          Vilayvone Inthirath         Kaitlyn Luedtke **∆
Emily Bell                  Brendon Edwards         John Irwin                  Justin Lynch **∆
Heather Berry **            Lauren Eid              Michael Ives                Carolyn Maki *¤
Christopher Bevers          Trevor Eilers           Melissa Jaskela             Alisha Martin
Bridget Birkholz            Mark Engstrom **◊●      Alyssa Jedlicka *           Dominick Martin
Lindsey Bjorge ****◊●       Alexander Erbe          Nykia Jensen                Traci Martin
Anthony Bodelson ****◊●     Sydney Erickson *       Callan Johnson              Anastacio Martinez-Garcia
Kierah Bogan                Olivia Fahey            Chloe Johnson               Samantha McClanahan ****◊●
Emily Booth *               Tobiloba Fanibi *       Myron Johnson               Sarah McGeough **∆
Malik Borders               Max Faulkner *          Bria Jones **∆●             Carolann Medina **
Cassandra Brackenbury       Sandra Figueroa         Ceriah Juean *              Yared Mekonen
Lucas Breitbach *           Devon Fleck **          Dakota Kahlstorf-Paciorek   Brady Melberg
Michael Bronk               Austin Fleming *        John Kallestad *            Rawan Melhem *
Krista Bryz-Gornia ****◊●   Brittany Forsberg       David Kanani ****◊●         Alex Mercer
Tyler Burda ****◊●          Shawna Fredrickson      Amber Kelly                 Thomas Moe
Fuad Burhan **∆             Taylor Frischmon *      Kirsten Kemen *             Paige Monson
Ariana Caldero *            Griselda Fuentes        Brandi Kemling              Victoria Morrissette
David Cameron               Brandon Gangelhoff      Jamie Kendzora-Forman *     Jordyn Mosser
Meagan Canchola             Christine Ganoza        Benjamin Keute              Issamar Mountain *
Katrina Carpentier **∆●     Nicolas Garcia          Musab Khalif *              Ashley Mozey **
Skylar Cary **∆             Chelsea Georges         Khong Khang                 Monte' Mulroy
Emily Cash                  Merissa Goeman *        Soraia Khosti               Delaney Murphy *
Joseph Casiano              John Gormley **◊●       Melissa Kidd                Courtney Nelson **∆●
Carmen Chirinos *           Natalie Graham          Mariah King                 Jordan Nelson *
Jessica Chlebeck ***∆       Emani Gray              Jonathan Kim ****◊          Michael Nelson
Veronica Choice             Allen Grigor            Hannah Klimek **●           Alexander Nguyen


                                                                                                       Page 3
Panther Pride—Graduates 2011 - Continued

Jennifer Nguyen ****◊      Samuel Schwab            Dylan VanDriel                               rigor” coursework - Gold
                                                                                                 Tassel and Gold Cord
Oanh Nguyen                MaryJo Scribner          Armone Vang
Caitlyn Nolte              Jenna Seery ****◊        Kathy Vang **∆                           ●   National Honor Society –
Nicole Norgaard *●         Nathan Sill *            Sammatha Vang                                White Cord
Nicholas Novack-Perhus     Corey Simmer             Shiyeng Vang *
                                                                                             ◊   President’s Award for Educa-
Braedon Novak *            Anita Sinha ****◊●       Steven Vang                                  tional Excellence
Jasmin Nurmi               Emma Skimland            Travis Velde
                                                                                             ∆   President’s Award for Educa-
Nima Odowa ****◊●          Amanda Smith             Cruz Velez                                   tional Achievement
Justin Okerstrom           Chante Smith             Christina Vorasane
Caitlynn Olson             Connor Smith ■           Travis Vradenburg                        ¤   Certified Nursing Assistant –
                                                                                                 Registered
Mitchell Opdahl *■         Lorenzo Smith            Kelsey Walczak **¤◊●
Jorge Orellana             Taylor Smith             Kathryn Waska *                          ■   Nationally Registered Emer-
                                                                                                 gency Medical Technician
Nabeel Osman *             Terrell Smith            Iman Wazwaz
Hilary Palmer ****◊●       Trevor Smith             Andrew Welch
Sathyashiva Persaud *      Bethany Snyder           Lena Welte *
Christina Pi *             Rajaa Sougdali           Natalie West
Sara Piekarski             Shane Sowder             Mariah Wika ****◊●
Samantha Pieper            Britney Stafford *       Kyle Willette *
Alina Podolyanchuk         Flavius Stanici          Krysta Williams ****∆●
Anthony Polillo            Brandon Stellmach **     Martenaze Williamson
Rialda Prutina             Kayla Stevenson **●      Rayonna Winfield
Jonathan Quarberg *        Kelly Stifter ****◊●     Barrett Winrick ****◊●
Ernesto Quevedo Baltazar   Heather Stoning          Jacob Wolfe *
Josue Quintero             Eric Stramer
                                                    Jasmine Wolterstorff
Senida Rahic               Dzenita Subasic
                                                    Brecken Wurm
Victoria Raihle **∆        Omar Sugule
Jesse Ramstorf             Coleton Sunderland *
                                                    Weifan Xiao ***∆
Zachary Randall            Sarah Swanson ***◊●      Christian Yang
Jorde Ranum ****∆●         Kourtney Swetland        Katrina Yang **∆
Lauren Rau                 Leah Sylvester ****◊●    Lotua Joshua Yang
Jesse Reemtsma             Rachel Szurek ****◊●
                                                    Urji Yusuf **∆
Chelsea Reinartz *         Tien Tang **◊●
Amanda Reinhart ****◊      William Teetzel *
                                                    Jordan Zacharias
Roy Rendon-Alarcon         Vongdara Tep             Tyler Zahuranec
Steven Rethwill *          Maxwell Tesch *          Robert Zelenak *
Cesar Reyes                William Thao             Yumeng Zhang
Miguel Reynoso             Jacquelyn Tigue
                                                    Jeffrey Zuniga
Tyler Richards *●          David Tomlinson
Devion Richardson          Andrew Tortora *
Jersi Rickenbach           Dyon Tran                *        Honors Graduate
                                                             3.0 - 3.399 GPA – Gold
Zora Robertson             Nhi Tran *
                                                             Tassel
Aleyshia Ruberg            Jordan Trapp **●
                                                    **       High Honors Graduate
Yesenia Rubio              Briana Trowbridge
                                                             3.4 - 3.699 GPA – Gold
Jessica Salwei *           Quentin Tschofen ****◊            Tassel
Edgar Sanchez-Martinez     Alona Tueffel
                                                    ***      Highest Honors Graduate 3.7
Jeremiah Sandstrom         Nicholas Turbitt                  or greater GPA – Gold Tassel
David Savage *             Elizabeth Twedt
                                                    ****     Highest Honors Graduate
Molly Schleeter **         William Ullrich                   with Academic Distinction
Jillian Schmid **∆●        Taylor Vacca ****∆                3.7 or Greater GPA and also
                                                             completed 33 credits of “high
Alyssia Schmidt            Brittany Vance
2010-2011 Year Book

If you are 9th-11th grader, you can get a year book. We only have 10 books left.


See Mrs. S.Johnson or Mrs. M. Ahrndt in room B144 or B145. (ext. 5634 or ext. 5136)


Student Support Services


                                As of Wednesday July 20
                                    open Wednesdays only
                                8:00 - 11:30 and 12:30 - 3:30


                                also open Monday - Friday
                                        August 22 - 25


                   due to limited number of counselors available -
                          APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED




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       Summer in the Park 2011


Summer School registration information and form is
now online at http://www.springlakeparkschools.org/
files/schools/la/2011_summer_in_the_park.pdf


Any student who has failed a class and needs to make
it up, or who wants to take a summer school class,
please complete the form and return it to your high
school counselor as soon as possible. Space is limited!


If you or your student are unsure of which credits
need to be taken in summer school, please contact
your student's counselor at 763-785-5547 or email:


9th grade: Ms. Magid Hart, bhart@district16.org
10th grade: Mr. Elhardt, celhar@district16.org
11th grade: Ms. Corneil-Smith, jcorne1@district16.org
12th grade: Mr. Fineran, dfiner@district16.org




MN Office of Higher Education


The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is pleased to announce the 2011 Summer Academic Enrichment Program.
This program is made possible by the Federal College Access Challenge Grant and it will provide stipends on a first
come, first-serve basis to cover all or a portion of the direct cost for eligible students in grades 3-11 to attend eligible
2011 summer academic enrichment programs. A flyer about the program is attached at the end of this email. At the
website below you will find information on the program, a link to the listing of eligible programs, and a link to the
student application.

http://www.getreadyforcollege.org/summerenrichment/

Please get the word out and help students plan early to participate in activities that will strengthen their academic
portfolio.

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      Senior All-Night Party - June 4, 2011 - News & Announcements

                                            Thank you!



The Senior Class of 2011 would like to thank the following for their generosity and support for the Senior
All Night Party. The party would not be possible without them. Please thank them when you visit their es-
tablishment.

 Hasling Insurance Agency                               Paul’s BarberShop
 Norma Velde                                            Wild Mountain
 David Banks Studio                                     Two Stooges Sports Bar & Grill
 Spring Lake Park Lumber                                Ham Lake Lanes
 Spring Lake Park Chiropractors                         Perkins
 Tropics Indoor Water Park – Shoreview                   North Country Barber & Stylist - Chris
 Minnesota Zoo                                          Buffalo Wild Wings - Northtown
 Old Log Theater                                        Cub Foods - Christopher Parker
 Ichibans Japanese Steakhouse                            City of Blaine
 Brightwood Golf Course                                 Lorenze Bus Service
 Kate Haven Golf Course                                 Bethel University
 Daves Sports Shop                                      Fridley American Legion
 Dairy Queen                                            Friendly Chevrolet
 Pickle Park                                            Christopher & Catherine Moran
 Jodie & Rod Luedtke                                    Terri and Mike Gormley
 Taco Bell                                               Sue & George Walters
 John's Auto Parts                                       Keith & Norma Lee Velde
 Kurt Manufacturing                                       Cathy Palmer
 Perfect 10 Car Wash                                     Eddingtons
 Anchor Bank                                             Lincoln Pawn
 Bob's Produce                                           Brenk Brothers Inc
 Jeff Thayer Ins Agency                                  Northpoint PTO
 St. Catherines                                          Goofy Golf of Spring Lake Park
 Minnesota Vikings                                       Broadway Pizza
 Park Tavern                                             Blaine Jaycees
 3rd Lair Skateboard Park                                Bakers Square
 Bed Bath & Beyond                                       Water Park of America
 St. Paul Saints                                         Costco
 Salon Mystique                                           Old Chicago
 Menards                                                  Subway - 106th & University
  Sams Club                                               Nelsons Cheese y & Deli
 Minnesota Twins                                           Caribou
 Walters Recycling                                        Borders Foods - Jeff & Carol Williams
 Best Buy – Northtown                                     Allina Hospitals
 SLPHS Parent Advisory Committee
   
 All the parents and family that have volunteered of their time and skills.
                                                                            8. Cherish your health:
 Something To Think About                                                               If it is good, preserve it.
                                                                                        If it is unstable, improve it.
                                                                                        If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
 "Research is the transformation of money into knowledge.
 Innovation is the transformation of knowledge into money.                  9. Don't take guilt trips.
                                                                                     Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county, to a for-
           Geoff Nicholson, former 3M VP                                    eign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.


                                                                            10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportu-
Questions To Ponder                                                         nity.
                                                                                        And if you don't send this to at least four people - who
                                                                            cares?
Thoughts to Ponder:                                                         But do share this with someone.
1.        Can the term money be thought of as student learning?
2.        What is the research that supports our experience?                "Love all, trust a few. Do wrong to none". --William Shakespeare
3.        What is the research that challenges our experience?              --------------------
4.        What innovation is turning knowledge into student learning?       An Old Farmer's Advice:

Story
                                                                            * Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
HOW TO STAY YOUNG

                                                                            * Keep skunks and bankers and lawyers at a distance.
1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and
height.
                                                                            * Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
          Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay them.

                                                                            * A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
2. Keep only cheerful friends.
          The grouches pull you down.(keep this In mind if you are one
of those grouches;)                                                         * Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.


3. Keep learning:                                                           * Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.

           Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever.
Never let the brain get idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And   * Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.
the devil's name is Alzheimer's!

                                                                            * Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
4. Enjoy the simple things.

                                                                            * It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
         And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots
and Lots of time with HIM/HER.                                              * You cannot unsay a cruel word.


6. The tears happen:                                                        * Every path has a few puddles.

          Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us
our entire life, is our self. LIVE while you are alive.                     * When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.


7. Surround yourself with what you love:                                    * The best sermons are lived, not preached.
         Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies,
whatever. Your home is your refuge.
                                                                            * Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen
                                                                            anyway.



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 June 8, 2011
                                                                              Mr. Reif’s Annual Tour
* Don't judge folks by their relatives.


* Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
                                                                           Every year since 1993, English teacher R. K. Reif has led
                                                                           groups of S.L.P. students and adults on exciting tours of far-off
* Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think           continents. Over 500 people have enriched their lives through
back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.
                                                                           their cultural experiences in Europe, Japan, New Zealand and
                                                                           Australia.
* Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none.
                                                                           In June 2012, Mr. Reif's annual tour will take him and his en-
* Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.                 tourage on a three-week tour of six European countries -- Eng-
                                                                           land, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, and Germany. There
                                                                           is still room for more, but the enrollment period will end on
* If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.
                                                                           April 30, 2011. This tour is open to students in grades 9 - 12,
                                                                           their friends and family, interested adults, and S.L.P. alums.
* Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
                                                                           There will be one more informational/registration meet-
* The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with,         ing: Tuesday, April 26th @ 6:30 P.M. Enter the high school
watches you from the mirror every mornin'.                                 building through Door 29, and head upstairs to Mr. Reif's class-
                                                                           room: Room C-275.
* Always drink upstream from the herd.
                                                                           If interested, contact Mr. Reif at 763.795.5115 or via e-mail:
                                                                           rreif@district16.org. Students can pick up brochures and flyers
* Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes              outside Room C-275 anytime!
from bad judgment.


* Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it
back in.


* If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try or-
derin' somebody else's dog around.


* Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave
the rest to a higher power.




                                                                                         Last Years Tour in Sydney Australia




 Check out the High School
 Stories on the District Website:

 http://www.springlakeparkschools.org/



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