will provide educational excellence for all.
will utilize technology and data to facilitate a collaborative and engaging learning environment. Our students will become lifelong learners with the critical thinking skills necessary to enter the global 21st century workplace.
We believe we are accountable for the learning and achievement of every student.
We believe in achieving with integrity.
We believe respect for self, others and school creates a safe environment for learning.
We believe collaborative and engaging learning environments promotes student success.
We believe higher-order thinking skills are necessary to develop problem-solving abilities.
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Senior Caps & Gowns
Seniors, is your graduation gown wrinkly? If you would like your gown ironed, Ms. Jackson and her students will press it for you for FREE. Bring your gown and a hanger to her classroom (Room 602) anytime this week.
National Merit Scholarship Finalists/AP Scholar Awards
Congratulations Kaitlyn Boyd and Jessica Hammersla on being named as finalists for the National Merit Scholarship! Both young ladies also earned AP Scholar Awards for 2016.
For parents/guardians and Seniors:
There are two links to 2017 SMHS graduation information: the first is in the Quick Links section on the left-hand side of this page; the second is under the Student tab at the top of the page. Both links will take you to the same information.
Please check back often as new items and announcements concerning graduation are added.
Dear Parents/Guardians and Seniors:
Welcome to the long awaited senior year of your student! This letter will present you with important information for your seniors for the 2016-2017 school year. Additional letters will be mailed throughout the year as more details are finalized.
Our graduation ceremony will take place at Spring Mills High School on Thursday, May 25, at 7:00 P.M. Mandatory practices will be held May 22 – May 24.
Caps and gowns are mandatory for graduation and will be purchased through Jostens. Spring Mills High School’s Jostens representative, Holly Sidwell, will be speaking to our seniors on October 12th and will provide the catalog and order forms.
Girls’ Dress for Graduation:
*Graduation cap, gown and stole
*School appropriate dress or skirt (1-2 inches abovegown) or dark slacks
*Dress shoes: preferably black; no flip flops
Guys’ Dress for Graduation:
*Graduation cap, gown and stole
*White shirt – tie will be provided
*Dark slacks, socks and dress shoes (Preferably black); no flip flops
Spring Mills High School’s Jostens representative, Holly Sidwell, will be speaking to our seniors on October 12th and will also provide the catalog and order forms for announcements.
Senior pictures are not mandatory, but any senior who wishes to have their picture included in the senior collage must have a picture taken by O’Roke. There is no cost for the senior portrait; however you may purchase prints if you would like.
STUDENT SERVICES & GUIDANCE COUNSELING SERVICES
All students at Spring Mills High School are assigned to a guidance counselor, who offers consultation with parents and teachers, personal counseling to students, and assistance to students in tracking progress towards graduation. Twelfth grade students should contact Mrs. Rhoe at: email@example.com
It is our hope that this will be a wonderful learning year for students. Our goal at Spring Mills High School is to see all seniors graduate well-prepared for their next steps in life.
As the year progresses, if you need our assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Marc V. Arvon
Principal, Spring Mills High School
Congratulations to the 2017 Young Writer's Winners!
1st Place: Keyzar Dominguez, Spring Mills High
2nd Place: Jaelyn Wratchford, Spring Mills High
3rd Place: Keana McManus, Spring Mills High
Honorable Mention: Justice Kirby, Musselman High
Tori Bean, Musselman High
Zedediah Maher, Musselman High
Nathaniel Huff, Musselman High
1st Place: Katie Unger, Spring Mills High
2nd Place: Kaitlyn Boyd, Spring Mills High
3rd Place: MaKarie Myers, Spring Mills High
Honorable Mention: Pedro Costaneda, Musselman High
SMHS STEAM Acacemy Expanding - Applications Available
The Spring Mills High School STEAM Academy will enter it's second year with the 2017-2018 school year. With the new school year, a new grade level will be added to the academy. Students who are currently Sophomores (10th grade), and will be Juniors (11th grade) in 2017/2018 may apply for the academy. Students who are Freshmen currently (9th grade), and will be Sophomores (10th grade) in 2017/2018 may also apply for acceptance into the STEAM Academy for the upcoming school year. The same application will be used for both grade levels. Approximately 80 students at each of the two grade levels will be accepted from the applicant pool. Current Freshmen and Sophomore students attended a presentation about the STEAM Academy on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.
Application packets are available in the front office and in the guidance office. They may also be printed from the links below:
Parent Cover Letter (one page): Parent Letter
Student Application Packet (12 pages): Application Packet
**Make sure to complete all parts of the application; incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications are due directly to Mrs. Corder in room 728 no later than Monday, February 27, 2017 by 2:35 pm; applications submitted after that will not be considered. If you are not at school on that date, you must arrange for the application to be dropped off by a parent or guardian. You may also turn in the application earlier than the due date if you know the absence will occur.
The STEAM Academy is the "STEM Academy". We are transitioning and adding the "Arts" to STEM.
If you have questions, please see or email one of the STEAM Academy teachers (Mrs. Hilliard, Mrs. Barker, Mrs. Corder, Mr. Clark), Dr. Marcum, or Mrs. Stegall. Email links are available on the Teachers section of the school website.
SMHS Library Receives $5,000 for Books
The Spring Mills High School Library recently received a $5,000 grant to add books to the library media center's collection for students.
VOYA Unsung Heroes Grant Awarded
Pamela Stegall, SMHS Technology Integration Specialist, has received a $2,000 Voya Unsung Heroes Award. The grant money will be used to further the school's STEAM initiative in the area of robotics. Students throughout the school will have an opportunity to learn to code drones and robots that will be purchased with the grant money.
Martins A+ Bonus Cards
Spring Mills High School is participating in A+ School Rewards, a great fundraising program run through our local MARTIN'S! This is an easy way for you to help our school earn CASH each time you shop at any MARTIN'S Store.
Please help our school and register your BONUSCARD to our SCHOOL 40303.
Here's How You Can Help Beginning September 12/2016:
Visit www.martinsfoods.com/aplus and select register your card, which is located in the red box on the right for customers. Follow the prompts to complete your registration. You will need your 11-digit BonusCard number.
OR...call the A+ Hotline at 1-877-Ask-Aplus (1-877-275-2758), and they can register your card for you! You will need your 11-digit BonusCard number.
OR... EMAIL MRS. FLEMING (firstname.lastname@example.org) YOUR BONUS CARD # AND LAST NAME CONNECTED to THE CARD.
IF you DON'T KNOW YOUR BONUSCARD' NUMBER CALL 1-888-814-4268 OPTION #1
Funding raised through this program will be designated to purchase more books for our library. Please take a moment to register your BONUSCARD today! And don't forget to tell your friends and neighbors to do the same. It could mean the world to our school. Please note you can register your card for up to 2 (two) schools.
Library Media Specialist