September 26 Announcements


Great Things Going On At Springwood!

New Parent Breakfast

The Springwood PTO would like to invite all new Springwood parents to a “New Parent Breakfast” in the Fine Arts Center at the school on Tuesday, October 4th at 8:00 AMThis will be an opportunity for new parents to meet and get to know the PTO board members and classroom representatives. Several Springwood administrators will also be present and there will be a time for questions and answers. Hope to see all new parents on Oct. 4th.


Robotics Mall Day

 The Robotics team participating on the game field this past Sunday at Auburn Mall. There were 25 teams in our area on the game field.

 

 

 


Homecoming Court and Winner

Congratulations to our Homecoming Queen, Senior Anna Drake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parents: James and Brandi Drake

Sister:  Emily Drake


 Picture Make Up Day

All students that did not have their picture taken for yearbook will need to stop by the FAC lobby on Thursday, September 29 from 7:45am-9am and have their picture made.  Please dress appropriately.


Paws for the Cause Shirts

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and to show our support for those who have fought or are now fighting this battle, we want to show some pink at the Wildcat Stadium for our home game vs Lee Scott on Friday, October 14.  The spirit store has designed a special shirt to show your Wildcat spirit and support the fight against Breast Cancer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will be taking special orders starting today until Friday, September 30.  You can email your order to Letisha Smith at letishabsmith@gmail.com.  T shirts will be $15 (sizes s-m-l-xl-2xl).  For each shirt purchased $5 of the price will be donated towards Breast Cancer research.

LETS GET OUR PAWS FOR CAUSE SHIRTS TODAY!!


 

 

 

 

COLLEGE COUNSELING

 

 

 

College Application Week Information

-Springwood School has committed to participate in college application week from October 31-November 4th.  This will enable our seniors to apply to participating colleges within the state of Alabama free of charge during this week long event.

Great Tool for Obtaining Information About Colleges

-The College Navigator is another great tool for helping both students and their parents get information from more than 7000 colleges across the USA.  Use the following link:  http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/  (You can find out much more about application deadlines, tuition costs, payment options, and required ACT or SAT scores needed).

September Notes

-FREE ACT/SAT/ASVAB-Practice Site:  www.march2success.com (Click “Register” in the top right hand corner of the site to create an account.  This site offers 7 full length ACT practice tests, as well as a guide to college and financial aid.

-Students who volunteer and serve in our community should apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.  State honorees receive $1,000 scholarships and national honorees receive $5,000 awards.  The awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the

National Association of Secondary School Principals, are open to students in grades 5-12 who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service in the past 12 months.

Honors are granted at the local, state and national level. Top honorees earn cash prizes, crystal trophies for their certifying organizations, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. for the program’s annual national recognition events.  DEADLINE for student applications: NOVEMBER 8, 2016

Apply online at http://spirit.prudential.com

Also at www.nassp.org/spirit.

-Coast To Coast College Tour is hosting an informational meeting at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel at 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North in Birmingham, Alabama on Thursday evening, September 29, 2016 from 8 to 10 pm EST.  You can register to attend with your parents at www.coasttocoasttour.org  Colleges represented with Coast To Coast include:  Dartmouth College, Princeton University, Northwestern University, University of California-Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University.

-The J. Craig and Page T. Smith Scholarship Foundation (“Smith Scholarship Foundation”) has new deadlines for application submission.  The application deadline is December 1, 2016.  The proof of FAFSA application is also due by December 1, 2016.  Letters of recommendation are due by January 15, 2017.  Students should apply as soon as possible.  Additional information can be obtained by visiting our website at www.smithscholarships.com.

-2017 Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program.  Scholarships range from $7,000 to $25,000 for deserving students.  Students should have a 2.0 GPA, earn a diploma in May of 2017, demonstrate financial need, and be enrolled in a college program for fall of 2017.  Students can apply online from August 1 through October 25 at scholars.horatioalger.org

-Friday, September 16,2016 is the last regular registration date for the ACT test administration date planned for October 22, 2016.  Late fee registration will close on September 30th.  Sign up at www.actstudent.org

-The 2017 AMEA Scholarship Program is open and we are promoting the program for our seniors. The award winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship.  Once completed, the application must be printed, signed and mailed to the address listed.  See Mr. Owen to pick up applications which can also be found at Member city utility offices and/or city halls.  Scholarship applications are also located on the AMEA web site, www.amea.com, Scholarship Program.  Application deadline is Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.  If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact Pamela Poole, AMEA’s Scholarship Program Coordinator, (334) 387-3504, (800) 239-2632, Ext. 110, or pam@amea.com.  Eligible students must receive their electric power an Alabama Municipal Electric Authority such as the city of Lanett.  Students must be attending either a two or four year college in Alabama.

-Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri will host a prospective student information session on Sunday, October 2nd from 2-3 pm CST at the Birmingham Marriott, 3590 Grandview Parkway, B’ham, AL  For directions, call 205-968-3775.  No reservations are required.  For more information, call 800-638-0700.

-The University of Montevallo will host fall preview days on October 8th and October 29th.  Register for either by the following deadlines:  10/8 by October 5th and 10/29 by October 26th.  www.montevallo.edu/previewday

Also, you can call 800-292-4339 for Montevallo admissions.  Note, students applying at UM with a 23 composite or higher on the ACT are eligible for merit based scholarships.  The University has also introduced a new program for Game Studies and Design as part of their interdisciplinary studies program.

For more information contact admissions@montevallo.edu

-Southern Union Community College, Wadley campus theater invitation for either Thursday, October 20th at 10 am EST or Friday, October 21st at 10 am EST.  Campus visit to see the theater program perform “Young Frankenstein.”  See Mr. Owen to RSVP for a college visit with Dean of Student Development, Secretary, Ms. Alecia Lockwood.

-Judson College is hosting Preview and Scholarship Days on September 17th and November 12th.  It is open to juniors and seniors.  Applicants can participate in academic scholarship testing and fine arts auditions during their visit to Judson to compete for scholarships for 2017-18 school years.  Athletic scholarship tryouts will be held for softball on Nov. 11th and Jan. 21st, for basketball on Sept. 17th and April 1st, and for volleyball on Nov. 11th and Feb. 17th.  Contact admissions@judson.edu or call 800-447-9472

-Music Scholarship auditions at Southern Union Community College, Wadley campus on March 13-14, 2017.  Contact Dr. Trey Rayfield.

-Dance Scholarship auditions at Southern Union Community College, Wadley campus on March 13-14, 2017.  Contact Ms. Sonja Fincher.

-Drama Scholarship auditions at Southern Union Community College, Wadley campus on March 13-14, 2017.  Contact Mr. Michael Williams.

-Tennessee Tech University has announced a new tuition reduction program called Eagle’s Reach.  The program reduces out of state tuition for all non-Tennessee high school graduates that fall within a 250 mile radius of Cookville, TN.  The annual reduction in out of state tuition for all those who qualify is in excess of $11,200 annually.    Call 800-255-8881 or contact admissions@tntech.edu

To learn more, visit:  tntech.edu/eaglesreach

-Mississippi State University is hosting Fall Preview Days on Oct. 10, Oct. 24, and Nov. 11th.  To RSVP, contact visit@msstate.edu or contact admissions.msstate.edu or call 662-325-2224

 

COLLEGE REP VISITS

THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA:  Ms. Lauren Roberts, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from the University of West Georgia will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 1:40pm EST on Thursday, September 29 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY:  Ms. Shelley Kaler, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Jacksonville State University will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am EST on Thursday, October 6 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY-MONTGOMERY:  Mr. Shaw Cornelius, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Auburn University-Montgomery will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am on Thursday, October 13 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

Chattahoochee Valley Community College:  Ms. Amanda Gamble, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from CVCC will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am EST on Thursday, October 20 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY:  Mr. Andrew McGill, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Auburn University will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am on Thursday, October 27 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

SOUTHERN UNION COMMUNITY COLLEGE:  Ms. Robin Brown, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Southern Union Community College will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am on Thursday, November 3 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

TROY UNIVERSITY:  Mr. Brandon Matthews, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Troy University will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am EST on Thursday, November 10 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.


Psalm 105:4….. Look to the Lord and His Strength; seek His face continually.

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September 23 Announcements


Homecoming information and logistics….

Each year, the SGA holds responsibility to decorate the campus for Springwood Homecoming. The faculty are assigned to various groups and all students in Grades 7-12 are provided the opportunity to volunteer as well.

For grades 7-12 school is dismissed at 12:45. Lunch is served on campus but students are allowed to leave following fifth period. The Homecoming setup will be from 1:45 – 3:15 on Friday afternoon. Only those who volunteer remain on campus.

Homecoming Week:  September 19-September 23

Dress-Up Days:
Friday, September 23:  T-Shirt Day – “There’s No Place Like…Homecoming”

Friday, September 23: 
12:45:  7th-12th grade early dismissal

1:45:    Campus Decoration

6:15-7:15:  Cate Cage Dinners sponsored by Railroads

7:30:    Fans please be seated

7:30:    Pre-Game Festivities
-Springwood Pep Band
-Cheerleaders performance
-Kitty Kats/Pee Wee performances
-2016 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction

8:00:    Springwood vs Macon East

Half-Time Festivities
- Presentation of Homecoming Court
-2016 Homecoming Queen Announcement


It’s All About Communication

Wednesday at Sessions we conducted a follow-up test to the school wide student e-mail training that Mrs. Hashimoto and Mrs. Gasaway helped lead over the past two weeks.

Students were encouraged to check their school e-mail accounts daily and to utilize them for their communication with school staff.

Today’s test involved a challenge to all of our high school students to be the first one to respond to a series of questions by submitting their answers electronically to Mr. Owen.

Congratulations to the  first student to respond…  Senior-Ryver Ewing.

 

 

 

 

 

The second student to respond was….8th Grader-Hallie Miller.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The third student to respond was….8th Grader-Courtney Easlick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all.  These students also joined in for our homecoming week dress up days.  This day just happened to be “Super Hero” day.


Robotics Game Day Coming Up

Robotics Mall day

Date:  Sunday, September 25

Time:  2:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Locations:  Auburn Mall.

The Robotics team will be practicing on the game field at 4:00 PM. The robotics team encourages everyone to come out and see the 25 teams in our area practice on the game field.

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured above is an area located in the high school lobby.  The Robotics team utilizes this area for building their robot and practices.


 

 

 

COLLEGE COUNSELING

 

 

 

College Application Week Information

-Springwood School has committed to participate in college application week from October 31-November 4th.  This will enable our seniors to apply to participating colleges within the state of Alabama free of charge during this week long event.

Great Tool for Obtaining Information About Colleges

-The College Navigator is another great tool for helping both students and their parents get information from more than 7000 colleges across the USA.  Use the following link:  http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/  (You can find out much more about application deadlines, tuition costs, payment options, and required ACT or SAT scores needed).

September Notes

-FREE ACT/SAT/ASVAB-Practice Site:  www.march2success.com (Click “Register” in the top right hand corner of the site to create an account.  This site offers 7 full length ACT practice tests, as well as a guide to college and financial aid.

-Students who volunteer and serve in our community should apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.  State honorees receive $1,000 scholarships and national honorees receive $5,000 awards.  The awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the

National Association of Secondary School Principals, are open to students in grades 5-12 who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service in the past 12 months.

Honors are granted at the local, state and national level. Top honorees earn cash prizes, crystal trophies for their certifying organizations, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. for the program’s annual national recognition events.  DEADLINE for student applications: NOVEMBER 8, 2016

Apply online at http://spirit.prudential.com

Also at www.nassp.org/spirit.

-Coast To Coast College Tour is hosting an informational meeting at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel at 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North in Birmingham, Alabama on Thursday evening, September 29, 2016 from 8 to 10 pm EST.  You can register to attend with your parents at www.coasttocoasttour.org  Colleges represented with Coast To Coast include:  Dartmouth College, Princeton University, Northwestern University, University of California-Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University.

-The J. Craig and Page T. Smith Scholarship Foundation (“Smith Scholarship Foundation”) has new deadlines for application submission.  The application deadline is December 1, 2016.  The proof of FAFSA application is also due by December 1, 2016.  Letters of recommendation are due by January 15, 2017.  Students should apply as soon as possible.  Additional information can be obtained by visiting our website at www.smithscholarships.com.

-2017 Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program.  Scholarships range from $7,000 to $25,000 for deserving students.  Students should have a 2.0 GPA, earn a diploma in May of 2017, demonstrate financial need, and be enrolled in a college program for fall of 2017.  Students can apply online from August 1 through October 25 at scholars.horatioalger.org

-Friday, September 16,2016 is the last regular registration date for the ACT test administration date planned for October 22, 2016.  Late fee registration will close on September 30th.  Sign up at www.actstudent.org

-The 2017 AMEA Scholarship Program is open and we are promoting the program for our seniors. The award winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship.  Once completed, the application must be printed, signed and mailed to the address listed.  See Mr. Owen to pick up applications which can also be found at Member city utility offices and/or city halls.  Scholarship applications are also located on the AMEA web site, www.amea.com, Scholarship Program.  Application deadline is Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.  If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact Pamela Poole, AMEA’s Scholarship Program Coordinator, (334) 387-3504, (800) 239-2632, Ext. 110, or pam@amea.com.  Eligible students must receive their electric power an Alabama Municipal Electric Authority such as the city of Lanett.  Students must be attending either a two or four year college in Alabama.

-Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri will host a prospective student information session on Sunday, October 2nd from 2-3 pm CST at the Birmingham Marriott, 3590 Grandview Parkway, B’ham, AL  For directions, call 205-968-3775.  No reservations are required.  For more information, call 800-638-0700.

-The University of Montevallo will host fall preview days on October 8th and October 29th.  Register for either by the following deadlines:  10/8 by October 5th and 10/29 by October 26th.  www.montevallo.edu/previewday

Also, you can call 800-292-4339 for Montevallo admissions.  Note, students applying at UM with a 23 composite or higher on the ACT are eligible for merit based scholarships.  The University has also introduced a new program for Game Studies and Design as part of their interdisciplinary studies program.

For more information contact admissions@montevallo.edu

-Southern Union Community College, Wadley campus theater invitation for either Thursday, October 20th at 10 am EST or Friday, October 21st at 10 am EST.  Campus visit to see the theater program perform “Young Frankenstein.”  See Mr. Owen to RSVP for a college visit with Dean of Student Development, Secretary, Ms. Alecia Lockwood.

-Judson College is hosting Preview and Scholarship Days on September 17th and November 12th.  It is open to juniors and seniors.  Applicants can participate in academic scholarship testing and fine arts auditions during their visit to Judson to compete for scholarships for 2017-18 school years.  Athletic scholarship tryouts will be held for softball on Nov. 11th and Jan. 21st, for basketball on Sept. 17th and April 1st, and for volleyball on Nov. 11th and Feb. 17th.  Contact admissions@judson.edu or call 800-447-9472

-Music Scholarship auditions at Southern Union Community College, Wadley campus on March 13-14, 2017.  Contact Dr. Trey Rayfield.

-Dance Scholarship auditions at Southern Union Community College, Wadley campus on March 13-14, 2017.  Contact Ms. Sonja Fincher.

-Drama Scholarship auditions at Southern Union Community College, Wadley campus on March 13-14, 2017.  Contact Mr. Michael Williams.

-Tennessee Tech University has announced a new tuition reduction program called Eagle’s Reach.  The program reduces out of state tuition for all non-Tennessee high school graduates that fall within a 250 mile radius of Cookville, TN.  The annual reduction in out of state tuition for all those who qualify is in excess of $11,200 annually.    Call 800-255-8881 or contact admissions@tntech.edu

To learn more, visit:  tntech.edu/eaglesreach

-Mississippi State University is hosting Fall Preview Days on Oct. 10, Oct. 24, and Nov. 11th.  To RSVP, contact visit@msstate.edu or contact admissions.msstate.edu or call 662-325-2224

 

COLLEGE REP VISITS

THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA:  Ms. Lauren Roberts, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from the University of West Georgia will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 1:40pm EST on Thursday, September 29 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY:  Ms. Shelley Kaler, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Jacksonville State University will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am EST on Thursday, October 6 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY-MONTGOMERY:  Mr. Shaw Cornelius, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Auburn University-Montgomery will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am on Thursday, October 13 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

Chattahoochee Valley Community College:  Ms. Amanda Gamble, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from CVCC will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am EST on Thursday, October 20 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

TROY UNIVERSITY:  Mr. Brandon Matthews, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Troy University will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am EST on Thursday, November 10 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.


Psalm 105:4….. Look to the Lord and His Strength; seek His face continually.

Friday, September 23rd, 2016 General Announcements Comments Off

September 21 Announcements


Homecoming information and logistics….

Each year, the SGA holds responsibility to decorate the campus for Springwood Homecoming. The faculty are assigned to various groups and all students in Grades 7-12 are provided the opportunity to volunteer as well.

For grades 7-12 school is dismissed at 12:45. Lunch is served on campus but students are allowed to leave following fifth period. The Homecoming setup will be from 1:45 – 3:15 on Friday afternoon. Only those who volunteer remain on campus.

Homecoming Week:  September 19-September 23

Dress-Up Days:
Wednesday, September 21:  Super Hero Day – “The Great and Powerful Oz”
Thursday, September 22:  Animal Day – “Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!”
Friday, September 23:  T-Shirt Day – “There’s No Place Like…Homecoming”

Thursday, September 22:
Cross Country @ Lee-Scott

Pep Rally and Chick-Fil-A Supper Night
Chick-Fil-A Supper Night:  Sandwich, Chips, Dessert and Drink
$6:50 each
Purchase tickets from any SGA Member or in the Front FAC Office
Deadline to order is Monday, September 19

Friday, September 23: 
12:45:  7th-12th grade early dismissal

1:45:    Campus Decoration

6:15-7:15:  Cate Cage Dinners sponsored by Railroads

7:30:    Fans please be seated

7:30:    Pre-Game Festivities
-Springwood Pep Band
-Cheerleaders performance
-Kitty Kats/Pee Wee performances
-2016 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction

8:00:    Springwood vs Macon East

Half-Time Festivities
- Presentation of Homecoming Court
-2016 Homecoming Queen Announcement


 

 

 
COLLEGE COUNSELING

 

 

College Application Week Information

-Springwood School has committed to participate in college application week from October 31-November 4th.  This will enable our seniors to apply to participating colleges within the state of Alabama free of charge during this week long event.

Great Tool for Obtaining Information About Colleges

-The College Navigator is another great tool for helping both students and their parents get information from more than 7000 colleges across the USA.  Use the following link:  http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/  (You can find out much more about application deadlines, tuition costs, payment options, and required ACT or SAT scores needed).

September Notes

-FREE ACT/SAT/ASVAB-Practice Site:  www.march2success.com (Click “Register” in the top right hand corner of the site to create an account.  This site offers 7 full length ACT practice tests, as well as a guide to college and financial aid.

-Students who volunteer and serve in our community should apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.  State honorees receive $1,000 scholarships and national honorees receive $5,000 awards.  The awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the

National Association of Secondary School Principals, are open to students in grades 5-12 who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service in the past 12 months.

Honors are granted at the local, state and national level. Top honorees earn cash prizes, crystal trophies for their certifying organizations, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. for the program’s annual national recognition events.  DEADLINE for student applications: NOVEMBER 8, 2016

Apply online at http://spirit.prudential.com

Also at www.nassp.org/spirit.

-Coast To Coast College Tour is hosting an informational meeting at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel at 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North in Birmingham, Alabama on Thursday evening, September 29, 2016 from 8 to 10 pm EST.  You can register to attend with your parents at www.coasttocoasttour.org  Colleges represented with Coast To Coast include:  Dartmouth College, Princeton University, Northwestern University, University of California-Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University.

-The J. Craig and Page T. Smith Scholarship Foundation (“Smith Scholarship Foundation”) has new deadlines for application submission.  The application deadline is December 1, 2016.  The proof of FAFSA application is also due by December 1, 2016.  Letters of recommendation are due by January 15, 2017.  Students should apply as soon as possible.  Additional information can be obtained by visiting our website at www.smithscholarships.com.

-2017 Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program.  Scholarships range from $7,000 to $25,000 for deserving students.  Students should have a 2.0 GPA, earn a diploma in May of 2017, demonstrate financial need, and be enrolled in a college program for fall of 2017.  Students can apply online from August 1 through October 25 at scholars.horatioalger.org

-Friday, September 16,2016 is the last regular registration date for the ACT test administration date planned for October 22, 2016.  Late fee registration will close on September 30th.  Sign up at www.actstudent.org

-The 2017 AMEA Scholarship Program is open and we are promoting the program for our seniors. The award winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship.  Once completed, the application must be printed, signed and mailed to the address listed.  See Mr. Owen to pick up applications which can also be found at Member city utility offices and/or city halls.  Scholarship applications are also located on the AMEA web site, www.amea.com, Scholarship Program.  Application deadline is Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.  If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact Pamela Poole, AMEA’s Scholarship Program Coordinator, (334) 387-3504, (800) 239-2632, Ext. 110, or pam@amea.com.  Eligible students must receive their electric power an Alabama Municipal Electric Authority such as the city of Lanett.  Students must be attending either a two or four year college in Alabama.

-Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri will host a prospective student information session on Sunday, October 2nd from 2-3 pm CST at the Birmingham Marriott, 3590 Grandview Parkway, B’ham, AL  For directions, call 205-968-3775.  No reservations are required.  For more information, call 800-638-0700.

-The University of Montevallo will host fall preview days on October 8th and October 29th.  Register for either by the following deadlines:  10/8 by October 5th and 10/29 by October 26th.  www.montevallo.edu/previewday

Also, you can call 800-292-4339 for Montevallo admissions.  Note, students applying at UM with a 23 composite or higher on the ACT are eligible for merit based scholarships.  The University has also introduced a new program for Game Studies and Design as part of their interdisciplinary studies program.

For more information contact admissions@montevallo.edu

-Southern Union Community College, Wadley campus theater invitation for either Thursday, October 20th at 10 am EST or Friday, October 21st at 10 am EST.  Campus visit to see the theater program perform “Young Frankenstein.”  See Mr. Owen to RSVP for a college visit with Dean of Student Development, Secretary, Ms. Alecia Lockwood.

-Judson College is hosting Preview and Scholarship Days on September 17th and November 12th.  It is open to juniors and seniors.  Applicants can participate in academic scholarship testing and fine arts auditions during their visit to Judson to compete for scholarships for 2017-18 school years.  Athletic scholarship tryouts will be held for softball on Nov. 11th and Jan. 21st, for basketball on Sept. 17th and April 1st, and for volleyball on Nov. 11th and Feb. 17th.  Contact admissions@judson.edu or call 800-447-9472

-Music Scholarship auditions at Southern Union Community College, Wadley campus on March 13-14, 2017.  Contact Dr. Trey Rayfield.

-Dance Scholarship auditions at Southern Union Community College, Wadley campus on March 13-14, 2017.  Contact Ms. Sonja Fincher.

-Drama Scholarship auditions at Southern Union Community College, Wadley campus on March 13-14, 2017.  Contact Mr. Michael Williams.

-Tennessee Tech University has announced a new tuition reduction program called Eagle’s Reach.  The program reduces out of state tuition for all non-Tennessee high school graduates that fall within a 250 mile radius of Cookville, TN.  The annual reduction in out of state tuition for all those who qualify is in excess of $11,200 annually.    Call 800-255-8881 or contact admissions@tntech.edu

To learn more, visit:  tntech.edu/eaglesreach

-Mississippi State University is hosting Fall Preview Days on Oct. 10, Oct. 24, and Nov. 11th.  To RSVP, contact visit@msstate.edu or contact admissions.msstate.edu or call 662-325-2224

 

COLLEGE REP VISITS

LAGRANGE COLLEGE:  Ms. Alexandria Lee, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from the LaGrange College will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 1:40pm EST on Thursday, September 22 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA:  Ms. Lauren Roberts, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from the University of West Georgia will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 1:40pm EST on Thursday, September 29 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY:  Ms. Shelley Kaler, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Jacksonville State University will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am EST on Thursday, October 6 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY-MONTGOMERY:  Mr. Shaw Cornelius, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Auburn University-Montgomery will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am on Thursday, October 13 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

Chattahoochee Valley Community College:  Ms. Amanda Gamble, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from CVCC will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am EST on Thursday, October 20 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

TROY UNIVERSITY:  Mr. Brandon Matthews, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Troy University will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am EST on Thursday, November 10 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.


Psalm 105:4….. Look to the Lord and His Strength; seek His face continually.


Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 General Announcements Comments Off

September 19 Announcements


GREAT THINGS GOING ON AT SPRINGWOOD!

Springwood International Students

Thirteen International high school students are enrolled at Springwood for the 2016-17 school year from eight countries. These students are living with 8 different host families in the area and are wonderful additions to the Springwood student body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seated:

Yeonwoo Kim 11th (South Korea)
MiMi Le 12th (Vietnam)
Ting Ting Tsai 10th (Taiwan)

Back Row:
Jason Cui 10th (China)
Timmy Kwong 10th (Hong Kong)
Caleb Woo 11th (Hong Kong)
Ohm Phiriyawaranan 12th (Thailand)
Edu Rodriguez 12th (Spain)
Wyn You 11th (China)
David Dai 9th (China)
Gus Zheng 10th (China)
Nam Dang 12th (Vietnam)
Duc Nguyen 10th (Vietnam)


7th Grade Hard At Work

 

 

The 7th Grade Civics class began work on their first online research projects this year.  Their assignment is developing Google slide presentations on various types of world governments in our new Technology Lab.

 

 


HOMECOMING WEEK COMING UP! MAKE SURE TO SHOW YOUR SPIRIT ALL WEEK!

September 19-September 23

Dress-Up Days:
Monday, September 19:  Pajama Day – “Put the Knights to sleep”
Tuesday, September 20:  Wacky Clothes Day – “Twister Tuesday”
Wednesday, September 21:  Super Hero Day – “The Great and Powerful Oz”
Thursday, September 22:  Animal Day – “Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!”
Friday, September 23:  T-Shirt Day – “There’s No Place Like…Homecoming”

Monday, September 19: 
Powder Puff Football Game at 7pm

Tuesday, September 20: 
JV Football vs Lee-Scott – 7pm

Thursday, September 22:
Cross Country @ Lee-Scott

Pep Rally and Chick-Fil-A Supper Night

Chick-Fil-A Supper Night:  Sandwich, Chips, Dessert and Drink

$6:50 each

Purchase tickets from any SGA Member or in the Front FAC Office

Deadline to order is Monday, September 19

Friday, September 23: 
Springwood vs Macon East: 8pm

6:15:    Cat Cage Supper begins – Railroads

7:30:    Pre-game Festivities:

All Fans please be seated by 7:30.

Pee Wee and Kitty Cats Perform

Junior Varsity Cheerleaders Perform

Varsity Cheerleaders Perform

7:45:    Hall of Fame Introduction

Halftime Activities:

Presentation of Homecoming Court & 2016 Homecoming Queen Announcement


 

 

COLLEGE COUNSELING

 

 

 

College Application Week Information

-Springwood School has committed to participate in college application week from October 31-November 4th.  This will enable our seniors to apply to participating colleges within the state of Alabama free of charge during this week long event.

Great Tool for Obtaining Information About Colleges

-The College Navigator is another great tool for helping both students and their parents get information from more than 7000 colleges across the USA.  Use the following link:  http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/  (You can find out much more about application deadlines, tuition costs, payment options, and required ACT or SAT scores needed).

September Notes

-FREE ACT/SAT/ASVAB-Practice Site:  www.march2success.com (Click “Register” in the top right hand corner of the site to create an account.  This site offers 7 full length ACT practice tests, as well as a guide to college and financial aid.

-Students who volunteer and serve in our community should apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.  State honorees receive $1,000 scholarships and national honorees receive $5,000 awards.  The awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the

National Association of Secondary School Principals, are open to students in grades 5-12 who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service in the past 12 months.

Honors are granted at the local, state and national level. Top honorees earn cash prizes, crystal trophies for their certifying organizations, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. for the program’s annual national recognition events.  DEADLINE for student applications: NOVEMBER 8, 2016

Apply online at http://spirit.prudential.com

Also at www.nassp.org/spirit.

-Coast To Coast College Tour is hosting an informational meeting at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel at 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North in Birmingham, Alabama on Thursday evening, September 29, 2016 from 8 to 10 pm EST.  You can register to attend with your parents at www.coasttocoasttour.org  Colleges represented with Coast To Coast include:  Dartmouth College, Princeton University, Northwestern University, University of California-Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University.

-The J. Craig and Page T. Smith Scholarship Foundation (“Smith Scholarship Foundation”) has new deadlines for application submission.  The application deadline is December 1, 2016.  The proof of FAFSA application is also due by December 1, 2016.  Letters of recommendation are due by January 15, 2017.  Students should apply as soon as possible.  Additional information can be obtained by visiting our website at www.smithscholarships.com.

-2017 Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program.  Scholarships range from $7,000 to $25,000 for deserving students.  Students should have a 2.0 GPA, earn a diploma in May of 2017, demonstrate financial need, and be enrolled in a college program for fall of 2017.  Students can apply online from August 1 through October 25 at scholars.horatioalger.org

-Friday, September 16,2016 is the last regular registration date for the ACT test administration date planned for October 22, 2016.  Late fee registration will close on September 30th.  Sign up at www.actstudent.org

-The 2017 AMEA Scholarship Program is open and we are promoting the program for our seniors. The award winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship.  Once completed, the application must be printed, signed and mailed to the address listed.  See Mr. Owen to pick up applications which can also be found at Member city utility offices and/or city halls.  Scholarship applications are also located on the AMEA web site, www.amea.com, Scholarship Program.  Application deadline is Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.  If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact Pamela Poole, AMEA’s Scholarship Program Coordinator, (334) 387-3504, (800) 239-2632, Ext. 110, or pam@amea.com.  Eligible students must receive their electric power an Alabama Municipal Electric Authority such as the city of Lanett.  Students must be attending either a two or four year college in Alabama.

-Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri will host a prospective student information session on Sunday, October 2nd from 2-3 pm CST at the Birmingham Marriott, 3590 Grandview Parkway, B’ham, AL  For directions, call 205-968-3775.  No reservations are required.  For more information, call 800-638-0700.

-The University of Montevallo will host fall preview days on October 8th and October 29th.  Register for either by the following deadlines:  10/8 by October 5th and 10/29 by October 26th.  www.montevallo.edu/previewday

Also, you can call 800-292-4339 for Montevallo admissions.  Note, students applying at UM with a 23 composite or higher on the ACT are eligible for merit based scholarships.  The University has also introduced a new program for Game Studies and Design as part of their interdisciplinary studies program.

For more information contact admissions@montevallo.edu

-Southern Union Community College, Wadley campus theater invitation for either Thursday, October 20th at 10 am EST or Friday, October 21st at 10 am EST.  Campus visit to see the theater program perform “Young Frankenstein.”  See Mr. Owen to RSVP for a college visit with Dean of Student Development, Secretary, Ms. Alecia Lockwood.

-Judson College is hosting Preview and Scholarship Days on September 17th and November 12th.  It is open to juniors and seniors.  Applicants can participate in academic scholarship testing and fine arts auditions during their visit to Judson to compete for scholarships for 2017-18 school years.  Athletic scholarship tryouts will be held for softball on Nov. 11th and Jan. 21st, for basketball on Sept. 17th and April 1st, and for volleyball on Nov. 11th and Feb. 17th.  Contact admissions@judson.edu or call 800-447-9472

-Music Scholarship auditions at Southern Union Community College, Wadley campus on March 13-14, 2017.  Contact Dr. Trey Rayfield.

-Dance Scholarship auditions at Southern Union Community College, Wadley campus on March 13-14, 2017.  Contact Ms. Sonja Fincher.

-Drama Scholarship auditions at Southern Union Community College, Wadley campus on March 13-14, 2017.  Contact Mr. Michael Williams.

-Tennessee Tech University has announced a new tuition reduction program called Eagle’s Reach.  The program reduces out of state tuition for all non-Tennessee high school graduates that fall within a 250 mile radius of Cookville, TN.  The annual reduction in out of state tuition for all those who qualify is in excess of $11,200 annually.    Call 800-255-8881 or contact admissions@tntech.edu

To learn more, visit:  tntech.edu/eaglesreach

-Mississippi State University is hosting Fall Preview Days on Oct. 10, Oct. 24, and Nov. 11th.  To RSVP, contact visit@msstate.edu or contact admissions.msstate.edu or call 662-325-2224

 

COLLEGE REP VISITS

LAGRANGE COLLEGE:  Ms. Alexandria Lee, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from the LaGrange College will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 1:40pm EST on Thursday, September 22 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA:  Ms. Lauren Roberts, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from the University of West Georgia will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 1:40pm EST on Thursday, September 29 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY:  Ms. Shelley Kaler, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Jacksonville State University will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am EST on Thursday, October 6 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY-MONTGOMERY:  Mr. Shaw Cornelius, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Auburn University-Montgomery will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am on Thursday, October 13 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

Chattahoochee Valley Community College:  Ms. Amanda Gamble, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from CVCC will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am EST on Thursday, October 20 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.


Psalm 105:4….. Look to the Lord and His Strength; seek His face continually.


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September 16 Announcements


Springwood Work Day on Campus

Saturday, September 17 from 10:00am– 2:00pm, Springwood will have a work day on campus. The focus will be on the former K/P building located on Cherry Drive. Board of Trustees member Steve Tramell will be leading the project as we prepare to have architects and contractors guide us for the building’s re-purposing. We will be removing items from the building to put into storage area until the plan for re-purposing is completed. If possible, workers should bring a dust mask and a ladder. So we can plan the work day effectively if you plan to participate please contact Mr. Tramell at steve@sewingmachine.com

Please come for any part of this time that your schedule allows and we hope to see many Wildcats working together on this day.


GREAT THINGS GOING ON AT SPRINGWOOD!

Great Day at Grandparents Day today!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Junior Ambassador Program

Congratulations to our eleven Springwood School students who were announced earlier this week at selections for the 2016-17 Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Junior Ambassador program.

Special congratulations go out to the following Springwood students that submitted applications for the screening process and were selected for this honor:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venu Reddy, senior
Simon He, senior
McLaine Martin, senior
Nam Dang, senior
Chandlor Champion, senior
Elizabeth McClendon, junior
Ananth Reddy, junior
Chris Coon-Sprout, junior
Madeline Johnson, sophomore
Nathan Clark, sophomore
Mitchum Smith, sophomore

Out of the six area high schools with nominees selected for the GVACC program, only Valley High School had more students than Springwood chosen to be ambassadors with 12 students from VHS selected to Springwood’s eleven.

The first organizational meeting for the new ambassadors is set for October 4th at 5:30 pm EST at the Bradshaw Library Annex directly behind Bradshaw Library.  Parents of new ambassadors are welcome to attend this first organizational meeting and students are required to bring a completed copy of their acceptance letter.


 HOMECOMING WEEK COMING UP! MAKE SURE TO SHOW YOUR SPIRIT ALL WEEK!

September 19-September 23
Dress-Up Days:
  Monday, September 19:  Pajama Day – “Put the Knights to sleep”

Tuesday, September 20:  Wacky Clothes Day – “Twister Tuesday”

Wednesday, September 21:  Super Hero Day – “The Great and Powerful Oz”

Thursday, September 22:  Animal Day – “Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!”

Friday, September 23:  T-Shirt Day – “There’s No Place Like…Homecoming”

Monday, September 19: 
  Powder Puff Football Game at 7pm
Tuesday, September 20: 
  JV Football vs Lee-Scott – 7pm
Thursday, September 22:
  Cross Country @ Lee-Scott

Pep Rally and Chick-Fil-A Supper Night

Chick-Fil-A Supper Night:  Sandwich, Chips, Dessert and Drink$6:50 each

Purchase tickets from any SGA Member or in the Front FAC Office

Deadline to order is Monday, September 19

Friday, September 23: 
  Springwood vs Macon East: 8pm6:15

Cat Cage Supper begins – Railroads7:30

Pre-game Festivities:All Fans please be seated by 7:30.

Pee Wee and Kitty Cats Perform

Junior Varsity Cheerleaders Perform

Varsity Cheerleaders Perform

 

7:45:    Hall of Fame Introduction

 

Halftime Activities:

Presentation of Homecoming Court & 2016 Homecoming Queen Announcement

 


 

 

 

COLLEGE COUNSELING

 

 

 

College Application Week Information

-Springwood School has committed to participate in college application week from October 31-November 4th.  This will enable our seniors to apply to participating colleges within the state of Alabama free of charge during this week long event.

Great Tool for Obtaining Information About Colleges

-The College Navigator is another great tool for helping both students and their parents get information from more than 7000 colleges across the USA.  Use the following link:  http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/  (You can find out much more about application deadlines, tuition costs, payment options, and required ACT or SAT scores needed).

September Notes

-FREE ACT/SAT/ASVAB-Practice Site:  www.march2success.com (Click “Register” in the top right hand corner of the site to create an account.  This site offers 7 full length ACT practice tests, as well as a guide to college and financial aid.

-Students who volunteer and serve in our community should apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.  State honorees receive $1,000 scholarships and national honorees receive $5,000 awards.  The awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the

National Association of Secondary School Principals, are open to students in grades 5-12 who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service in the past 12 months.

Honors are granted at the local, state and national level. Top honorees earn cash prizes, crystal trophies for their certifying organizations, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. for the program’s annual national recognition events.  DEADLINE for student applications: NOVEMBER 8, 2016

Apply online at http://spirit.prudential.com

Also at www.nassp.org/spirit.

-Coast To Coast College Tour is hosting an informational meeting at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel at 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North in Birmingham, Alabama on Thursday evening, September 29, 2016 from 8 to 10 pm EST.  You can register to attend with your parents at www.coasttocoasttour.org  Colleges represented with Coast To Coast include:  Dartmouth College, Princeton University, Northwestern University, University of California-Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University.

-The J. Craig and Page T. Smith Scholarship Foundation (“Smith Scholarship Foundation”) has new deadlines for application submission.  The application deadline is December 1, 2016.  The proof of FAFSA application is also due by December 1, 2016.  Letters of recommendation are due by January 15, 2017.  Students should apply as soon as possible.  Additional information can be obtained by visiting our website at www.smithscholarships.com.

-2017 Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program.  Scholarships range from $7,000 to $25,000 for deserving students.  Students should have a 2.0 GPA, earn a diploma in May of 2017, demonstrate financial need, and be enrolled in a college program for fall of 2017.  Students can apply online from August 1 through October 25 at scholars.horatioalger.org

-Friday, September 16,2016 is the last regular registration date for the ACT test administration date planned for October 22, 2016.  Late fee registration will close on September 30th.  Sign up at www.actstudent.org

-The 2017 AMEA Scholarship Program is open and we are promoting the program for our seniors. The award winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship.  Once completed, the application must be printed, signed and mailed to the address listed.  See Mr. Owen to pick up applications which can also be found at Member city utility offices and/or city halls.  Scholarship applications are also located on the AMEA web site, www.amea.com, Scholarship Program.  Application deadline is Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.  If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact Pamela Poole, AMEA’s Scholarship Program Coordinator, (334) 387-3504, (800) 239-2632, Ext. 110, or pam@amea.com.  Eligible students must receive their electric power an Alabama Municipal Electric Authority such as the city of Lanett.  Students must be attending either a two or four year college in Alabama.

-Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri will host a prospective student information session on Sunday, October 2nd from 2-3 pm CST at the Birmingham Marriott, 3590 Grandview Parkway, B’ham, AL  For directions, call 205-968-3775.  No reservations are required.  For more information, call 800-638-0700.

-The University of Montevallo will host fall preview days on October 8th and October 29th.  Register for either by the following deadlines:  10/8 by October 5th and 10/29 by October 26th.  www.montevallo.edu/previewday

Also, you can call 800-292-4339 for Montevallo admissions.  Note, students applying at UM with a 23 composite or higher on the ACT are eligible for merit based scholarships.  The University has also introduced a new program for Game Studies and Design as part of their interdisciplinary studies program.

For more information contact admissions@montevallo.edu

-Southern Union Community College, Wadley campus theater invitation for either Thursday, October 20th at 10 am EST or Friday, October 21st at 10 am EST.  Campus visit to see the theater program perform “Young Frankenstein.”  See Mr. Owen to RSVP for a college visit with Dean of Student Development, Secretary, Ms. Alecia Lockwood.

-Judson College is hosting Preview and Scholarship Days on September 17th and November 12th.  It is open to juniors and seniors.  Applicants can participate in academic scholarship testing and fine arts auditions during their visit to Judson to compete for scholarships for 2017-18 school years.  Athletic scholarship tryouts will be held for softball on Nov. 11th and Jan. 21st, for basketball on Sept. 17th and April 1st, and for volleyball on Nov. 11th and Feb. 17th.  Contact admissions@judson.edu or call 800-447-9472

-Music Scholarship auditions at Southern Union Community College, Wadley campus on March 13-14, 2017.  Contact Dr. Trey Rayfield.

-Dance Scholarship auditions at Southern Union Community College, Wadley campus on March 13-14, 2017.  Contact Ms. Sonja Fincher.

-Drama Scholarship auditions at Southern Union Community College, Wadley campus on March 13-14, 2017.  Contact Mr. Michael Williams.

-Tennessee Tech University has announced a new tuition reduction program called Eagle’s Reach.  The program reduces out of state tuition for all non-Tennessee high school graduates that fall within a 250 mile radius of Cookville, TN.  The annual reduction in out of state tuition for all those who qualify is in excess of $11,200 annually.    Call 800-255-8881 or contact admissions@tntech.edu

To learn more, visit:  tntech.edu/eaglesreach

-Mississippi State University is hosting Fall Preview Days on Oct. 10, Oct. 24, and Nov. 11th.  To RSVP, contact visit@msstate.edu or contact admissions.msstate.edu or call 662-325-2224

COLLEGE REP VISITS

LAGRANGE COLLEGE:  Ms. Alexandria Lee, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from the LaGrange College will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 1:40pm EST on Thursday, September 22 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA:  Ms. Lauren Roberts, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from the University of West Georgia will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 1:40pm EST on Thursday, September 29 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY:  Ms. Shelley Kaler, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Jacksonville State University will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am EST on Thursday, October 6 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY-MONTGOMERY:  Mr. Shaw Cornelius, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Auburn University-Montgomery will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am on Thursday, October 13 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

Chattahoochee Valley Community College:  Ms. Amanda Gamble, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from CVCC will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am EST on Thursday, October 20 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.


Psalm 105:4….. Look to the Lord and His Strength; seek His face continually.


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September 14 Announcements

 


Headmaster’s Message

Every other year Springwood offers a trip for 5th and 6th graders and ‘their adults’ to travel to Washington DC and New York City for five days of great learning and adventure. Our travel partner for the trip is WorldStrides and they do a great job coordinating. The upcoming trip is scheduled for March 12-16, 2017.

On Thursday evening, September 15 at 6:30 we will conduct a meeting in the FAC for those who are interested in learning more about the trip.


Grandparents Day Invitation and Schedule

Friday morning, September 16 is Grandparent’s Day at Springwood.  K4-6th grade will present the annual Grandparent’s Day program beginning at 10:45. At the conclusion of the program, school for those students will be dismissed (approximate time will be 11:30). The after-school program will operate as normal until 6:00pm.

CLICK HERE for Grandparents Day Invitation

On the same day, due to the varsity football game at Bessemer, we will also dismiss early Grades 7-12. This dismissal will occur at the end of 5th period (12:47). No lunch will be served. The LaGrange bus route will leave after high school dismissal.


Springwood Work Day on Campus

Saturday, September 17 from 10:00am– 2:00pm, Springwood will have a work day on campus. The focus will be on the former K/P building located on Cherry Drive. Board of Trustees member Steve Tramell will be leading the project as we prepare to have architects and contractors guide us for the building’s re-purposing. We will be removing items from the building to put into storage area until the plan for re-purposing is completed. If possible, workers should bring a dust mask and a ladder. So we can plan the work day effectively if you plan to participate please contact Mr. Tramell at steve@sewingmachine.com

Please come for any part of this time that your schedule allows and we hope to see many Wildcats working together on this day.


NOTICE…

There are several items available at the school that may help a church, school, or business. Items include chairs, tables, file cabinets, bulletin boards, a piano and Christmas lights. If anyone in the Springwood families aware of someone that has a need for items like these please contact the school office to see them by this weekend.


 GREAT THINGS GOING ON AT SPRINGWOOD!

 HOMECOMING WEEK COMING UP! MAKE SURE TO SHOW YOUR SPIRIT ALL WEEK!

September 19-September 23
Dress-Up Days:
  Monday, September 19:  Pajama Day – “Put the Knights to sleep”

Tuesday, September 20:  Wacky Clothes Day – “Twister Tuesday”

Wednesday, September 21:  Super Hero Day – “The Great and Powerful Oz”

Thursday, September 22:  Animal Day – “Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!”

Friday, September 23:  T-Shirt Day – “There’s No Place Like…Homecoming”

Monday, September 19: 
  Powder Puff Football Game at 7pm
Tuesday, September 20: 
  JV Football vs Lee-Scott – 7pm
Thursday, September 22:
  Cross Country @ Lee-Scott

Pep Rally and Chick-Fil-A Supper Night
Chick-Fil-A Supper Night:  Sandwich, Chips, Dessert and Drink
$6:50 each
Purchase tickets from any SGA Member or in the Front FAC Office
Deadline to order is Monday, September 19
Supper is from 5-7 and Pep Rally is at 7

Friday, September 23: 
  Springwood vs Macon East: 8pm

6:15: Cat Cage Supper begins – Railroads

7:30: Pre-game Festivities:
All Fans please be seated by 7:30.
Pee Wee and Kitty Cats Perform
Junior Varsity Cheerleaders Perform
Varsity Cheerleaders Perform

7:45:    Hall of Fame Introduction

Halftime Activities:
Presentation of Homecoming Court & 2016 Homecoming Queen Announcement

 


 

 

 

COLLEGE COUNSELING

 

 

Act Information

-Deadlines for college entrance testing are rapidly approaching.  Please use the following link to create an ACT account if you have not done so to register for an upcoming ACT administration.  The table inserted lists upcoming ACT test dates and their registration deadlines without late fees.  (www.act.org)

Additionally, we have free material here in the HS commons to help you prep for the ACT for you to use.

·                     ACT DEADLINE TO REGISTER ·                     ACT FALL TEST DATES
·                     August 5th ·                     September 10
·                     September 22nd ·                     October 22
·                     November 4th ·                     December 10

  https://services.actstudent.org/OA_HTML/actibeCAcdLogin.jsp

SAT Information

-The deadlines for the SAT for fall administration are as follows:

·         SAT DEADLINE TO REGISTER ·         SAT FALL TEST DATES
·         September 1st ·         October 1st
·         October 7th ·          November 5th
·         November 3rd ·         December 3rd

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register      (Use this site to register for the SAT).

FAFSA Information

-The 2017-18 FAFSA will officially open on October 1, 2016.  It will require all senior student’s parents to use their 2015 tax return information.  It will include a section for change in income possibilities.  This is a major change from the FAFSA process we were all accustomed to using.

College Application Week Information

-Springwood School has committed to participate in college application week from October 31-November 4th.  This will enable our seniors to apply to participating colleges within the state of Alabama free of charge during this week long event.

Great Tool for Obtaining Information About Colleges

-The College Navigator is another great tool for helping both students and their parents get information from more than 7000 colleges across the USA.  Use the following link:  http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/  (You can find out much more about application deadlines, tuition costs, payment options, and required ACT or SAT scores needed).

September Notes

-FREE ACT/SAT/ASVAB-Practice Site:  www.march2success.com (Click “Register” in the top right hand corner of the site to create an account.  This site offers 7 full length ACT practice tests, as well as a guide to college and financial aid.

-Students who volunteer and serve in our community should apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.  State honorees receive $1,000 scholarships and national honorees receive $5,000 awards.  The awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the

National Association of Secondary School Principals, are open to students in grades 5-12 who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service in the past 12 months.

Honors are granted at the local, state and national level. Top honorees earn cash prizes, crystal trophies for their certifying organizations, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. for the program’s annual national recognition events.  DEADLINE for student applications: NOVEMBER 8, 2016

Apply online at http://spirit.prudential.com

Also at www.nassp.org/spirit.

-Coast To Coast College Tour is hosting an informational meeting at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel at 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North in Birmingham, Alabama on Thursday evening, September 29, 2016 from 8 to 10 pm EST.  You can register to attend with your parents at www.coasttocoasttour.org  Colleges represented with Coast To Coast include:  Dartmouth College, Princeton University, Northwestern University, University of California-Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University.

-The J. Craig and Page T. Smith Scholarship Foundation (“Smith Scholarship Foundation”) has new deadlines for application submission.  The application deadline is December 1, 2016.  The proof of FAFSA application is also due by December 1, 2016.  Letters of recommendation are due by January 15, 2017.  Students should apply as soon as possible.  Additional information can be obtained by visiting our website at www.smithscholarships.com.

-2017 Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program.  Scholarships range from $7,000 to $25,000 for deserving students.  Students should have a 2.0 GPA, earn a diploma in May of 2017, demonstrate financial need, and be enrolled in a college program for fall of 2017.  Students can apply online from August 1 through October 25 at scholars.horatioalger.org

-Friday, September 16,2016 is the last regular registration date for the ACT test administration date planned for October 22, 2016.  Late fee registration will close on September 30th.  Sign up at www.actstudent.org

-The 2017 AMEA Scholarship Program is open and we are promoting the program for our seniors. The award winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship.  Once completed, the application must be printed, signed and mailed to the address listed.  See Mr. Owen to pick up applications which can also be found at Member city utility offices and/or city halls.  Scholarship applications are also located on the AMEA web site, www.amea.com, Scholarship Program.  Application deadline is Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.  If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact Pamela Poole, AMEA’s Scholarship Program Coordinator, (334) 387-3504, (800) 239-2632, Ext. 110, or pam@amea.com.  Eligible students must receive their electric power an Alabama Municipal Electric Authority such as the city of Lanett.  Students must be attending either a two or four year college in Alabama.

-Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri will host a prospective student information session on Sunday, October 2nd from 2-3 pm CST at the Birmingham Marriott, 3590 Grandview Parkway, B’ham, AL  For directions, call 205-968-3775.  No reservations are required.  For more information, call 800-638-0700.

-The University of Montevallo will host fall preview days on October 8th and October 29th.  Register for either by the following deadlines:  10/8 by October 5th and 10/29 by October 26th.  www.montevallo.edu/previewday

Also, you can call 800-292-4339 for Montevallo admissions.  Note, students applying at UM with a 23 composite or higher on the ACT are eligible for merit based scholarships.  The University has also introduced a new program for Game Studies and Design as part of their interdisciplinary studies program.

For more information contact admissions@montevallo.edu

-Southern Union Community College, Wadley campus theater invitation for either Thursday, October 20th at 10 am EST or Friday, October 21st at 10 am EST.  Campus visit to see the theater program perform “Young Frankenstein.”  See Mr. Owen to RSVP for a college visit with Dean of Student Development, Secretary, Ms. Alecia Lockwood.

-Judson College is hosting Preview and Scholarship Days on September 17th and November 12th.  It is open to juniors and seniors.  Applicants can participate in academic scholarship testing and fine arts auditions during their visit to Judson to compete for scholarships for 2017-18 school years.  Athletic scholarship tryouts will be held for softball on Nov. 11th and Jan. 21st, for basketball on Sept. 17th and April 1st, and for volleyball on Nov. 11th and Feb. 17th.  Contact admissions@judson.edu or call 800-447-9472

-Music Scholarship auditions at Southern Union Community College, Wadley campus on March 13-14, 2017.  Contact Dr. Trey Rayfield.

-Dance Scholarship auditions at Southern Union Community College, Wadley campus on March 13-14, 2017.  Contact Ms. Sonja Fincher.

-Drama Scholarship auditions at Southern Union Community College, Wadley campus on March 13-14, 2017.  Contact Mr. Michael Williams.

-Tennessee Tech University has announced a new tuition reduction program called Eagle’s Reach.  The program reduces out of state tuition for all non-Tennessee high school graduates that fall within a 250 mile radius of Cookville, TN.  The annual reduction in out of state tuition for all those who qualify is in excess of $11,200 annually.    Call 800-255-8881 or contact admissions@tntech.edu

To learn more, visit:  tntech.edu/eaglesreach

-Mississippi State University is hosting Fall Preview Days on Oct. 10, Oct. 24, and Nov. 11th.  To RSVP, contact visit@msstate.edu or contact admissions.msstate.edu or call 662-325-2224

COLLEGE REP VISITS

TROY UNIVERSITY:  Mr. Brandon Matthews, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Troy University will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am EST on Thursday, September 15 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

LAGRANGE COLLEGE:  Ms. Alexandria Lee, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from the LaGrange College will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 1:40pm EST on Thursday, September 22 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA:  Ms. Lauren Roberts, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from the University of West Georgia will visit Springwood campus to meet with Tur seniors at 1:40pm EST on Thursday, September 29 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY:  Ms. Shelley Kaler, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Jacksonville State University will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am EST on Thursday, October 6 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY-MONTGOMERY:  Mr. Shaw Cornelius, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Auburn University-Montgomery will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am on Thursday, October 13 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

Chattahoochee Valley Community College:  Ms. Amanda Gamble, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from CVCC will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am EST on Thursday, October 20 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.


Psalm 105:4….. Look to the Lord and His Strength; seek His face continually.


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September 12 Announcements


Congratulations to Springwood School….

for receiving a “$5,000 Customer Voting Grant” from The Charter Foundation last week! Thank you Springwood families, who are Charter Bank customers, for voting for Springwood! We were selected, along with Sav-a-Life and the Interfaith Food Closet, as organizations in Chambers County to receive grants this year. Springwood appreciated the voting opportunity that Charter Bank gave to us last summer and we thank our Springwood supporters for their votes.  Pictured are Mr. Johnson and Mrs. Hixon receiving the grant from our friends at Charter Bank last week.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Herff Jones Orders Are Due Tuesday, September 13

Juniors and seniors met with Herff Jones on Tuesday, August 30 during 7th period.  Order forms went home and are due back on Tuesday, October 13.  Herff Jones will be on campus from 2:30pm-5pm on Tuesday, October 13.  Please join us to assist your child in making decisions.  All seniors whether ordering or not will need complete the height and weight section on the order form and turn those in to Mrs. Hashimoto.


Springwood Work Day on Campus

Saturday, September 17 from 10:00am– 2:00pm, Springwood will have a work day on campus. The focus will be on the former K/P building located on Cherry Drive. Board of Trustees member Steve Tramell will be leading the project as we prepare to have architects and contractors guide us for the building’s re-purposing. We will be removing items from the building to put into storage area until the plan for re-purposing is completed. If possible, workers should bring a dust mask and a ladder. So we can plan the work day effectively if you plan to participate please contact Mr. Tramell at steve@sewingmachine.com

Please come for any part of this time that your schedule allows and we hope to see many Wildcats working together on this day.


Grandparents Day Invitation and Schedule

Friday morning, September 16 is Grandparent’s Day at Springwood.  K4-6th grade will present the annual Grandparent’s Day program beginning at 10:45. At the conclusion of the program, school for those students will be dismissed (approximate time will be 11:30). The after-school program will operate as normal until 6:00pm.

CLICK HERE for Grandparents Day Invitation

On the same day, due to the varsity football game at Bessemer, we will also dismiss early Grades 7-12. This dismissal will occur at the end of 5th period (12:47). No lunch will be served. The LaGrange bus route will leave after high school dismissal.


GREAT THINGS GOING ON AT SPRINGWOOD!

Yearbook Pictures Begin Tomorrow

Grades K4-6 will be on Tuesday, September 13

Grades 7-11 will be on Wednesday, September 14

MAKE SURE TO DRESS FOR THE PHOTO!


Spirit Store T-Shirts

 

 

The Spirit has some new T-shirts designs.  Show your school spirit by purchasing one today.  CLICK HERE for the order form.

 

 


HOMECOMING WEEK COMING UP!

September 19-September 23

Thursday, September 22:  Pep Rally and Chick-Fil-A Supper Night

            Chick-Fil-A Supper Night:  Sandwich, Chips, Dessert and Drink

            $6:50 each

            Purchase tickets from any SGA Member or in the Front FAC Office

            Deadline to order is Monday, September 19

 Friday, September 23:  Springwood vs Macon East: 8pm


 

 

 

COLLEGE COUNSELING

 

 

 

-Deadlines for college entrance testing are rapidly approaching.  Please use the following link to create an ACT account if you have not done so to register for an upcoming ACT administration.  The table inserted lists upcoming ACT test dates and their registration deadlines without late fees.  (www.act.org)

Additionally, we have free materials here in the HS commons to help you prep for the ACT for you to use.

·                     ACT DEADLINE TO REGISTER ·                     ACT FALL TEST DATES
·                     August 5th ·                     September 10
·                     September 22nd ·                     October 22
·                     November 4th ·                     December 10

  https://services.actstudent.org/OA_HTML/actibeCAcdLogin.jsp

-The 2017-18 FAFSA will officially open on October 1, 2016.  It will require all senior student’s parents to use their 2015 tax return information.  It will include a section for change in income possibilities.  This is a major change from the FAFSA process we were all accustomed to using.

-Springwood School has committed to participate in college application week from October 31-November 4th.  This will enable our seniors to apply to participating colleges within the state of Alabama free of charge during this week long event.

-The College Navigator is another great tool for helping both students and their parents get information from more than 7000 colleges across the USA.  Use the following link:  http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/  (You can find out much more about application deadlines, tuition costs, payment options, and required ACT or SAT scores needed).

-The deadlines for the SAT for fall administration are as follows:

·         SAT DEADLINE TO REGISTER ·         SAT FALL TEST DATES
·         September 1st ·         October 1st
·         October 7th ·          November 5th
·         November 3rd ·         December 3rd

 https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register      (Use this site to register for the SAT).

COLLEGE REP VISITS

TROY UNIVERSITY:  Mr. Brandon Matthews, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Troy University will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am EST on Thursday, September 15 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

LAGRANGE COLLEGE:  Ms. Alexandria Lee, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from the LaGrange College will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 1:40pm EST on Thursday, September 22 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA:  Ms. Lauren Roberts, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from the University of West Georgia will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 1:40pm EST on Thursday, September 29 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY:  Ms. Shelley Kaler, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Jacksonville State University will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am EST on Thursday, October 6 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY-MONTGOMERY:  Mr. Shaw Cornelius, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Auburn University-Montgomery will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am on Thursday, October 13 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

Chattahoochee Valley Community College:  Ms. Amanda Gamble, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from CVCC will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am EST on Thursday, October 20 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

 


Psalm 105:4….. Look to the Lord and His Strength; seek His face continually.

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September 9 Announcements


Herff Jones Orders Are Due Tuesday, September 13

Herff Jones is a leader in high school and college achievement products and graduation accessories that convert memorable events into moments of a lifetime.

Senior Class:  Senior grad gear, graduation announcements, caps and gowns.  Herff Jones has a large selection and something for everyone. Senior grad gear is yours as soon as you place your order and pay your deposit.  There is no waiting on those items. You can choose the school’s exclusive announcement or can design a personalized one on line.  Herff Jones has all the little extras to go with your announcements.  Caps and gowns are included in your tuition.  All you have to do is complete the height and weight section on the order forms.

Junior Class Rings:  Herff Jones has the latest trends in class rings and has a style for everyone. Whether you’re looking for bold and daring, a statement piece or traditional, they have what you need.  Prices start at $100, so there is a ring for every budget.

Juniors and Seniors met with Herff Jones on Tuesday, August 30 during 7th period.  Order forms went home on that date and are due back on Tuesday, October 13.  All Seniors whether ordering or not will need complete the height and weight section on the order form and turn those in to Mrs. Hashimoto.


Springwood Work Day on Campus

Saturday, September 17 from 10:00am– 2:00pm, Springwood will have a work day on campus. The focus will be on the former K/P building located on Cherry Drive. Board of Trustees member Steve Tramell will be leading the project as we prepare to have architects and contractors guide us for the building’s re-purposing. We will be removing items from the building to put into storage area until the plan for re-purposing is completed. If possible, workers should bring a dust mask and a ladder. So we can plan the work day effectively if you plan to participate please contact Mr. Tramell at steve@sewingmachine.com

Please come for any part of this time that your schedule allows and we hope to see many Wildcats working together on this day.


Update to September schedule…..

Friday morning, September 16 is Grandparent’s Day at Springwood.  K4-6th grade will present the annual Grandparent’s Day program beginning at 10:45. At the conclusion of the program, school for those students will be dismissed (approximate time will be 11:30). The after-school program will operate as normal until 6:00pm.

On the same day, due to the varsity football game at Bessemer, we will also dismiss early Grades 7-12. This dismissal will occur at the end of 5th period (12:47). No lunch will be served. The LaGrange bus route will leave after high school dismissal.


GREAT THINNGS GOING ON AT SPRINGWOOD!

 Yearbook Pictures Next Week

Grades K4-6 will be on Tuesday, September 13

Grades 7-11 will be on Wednesday, September 14

MAKE SURE TO DRESS FOR THE PHOTO!


UP TO DATE INFORMATION IS ON PARENTSWEB

Please make sure to check your ParentsWeb, as we add announcements every day.  Progress Reports will be loaded to ParentsWeb by Monday evening.


Pep Rally TODAY!

It’s a BLACKOUT…..wear your black.   Festivities begin at 2:20!


 The Cat Cage Vendor is…..

Chucks BBQ!

Dinner will be served at the normal Cat Cage location, which is on the scoreboard side.

Serving will begin at 6:45 pm eastern time.


 Spirit Store T-Shirts

 

 

The Spirit has some new T-shirts designs.  Show your school spirit by purchasing one today.  CLICK HERE for the order form.

 

 


Football on Air!

 All of our varsity Wildcat football games will be broadcast live thanks to WTRP and our sponsors.  Please click the link below for the play by play action.

http://cent2.serverhostingcenter.com:2199/start/ukqyaeim

Here is another link you can use for Springwood. This is the tune in link for computers. The same company that provides the iphone and android apps provides this service.

http://tunein.com/radio/Springwood-High-Wildcats-s275433/


“There’s no place like HOMECOMING” – DEADLINE TO ORDER IS TODAY!

 

 

 

The Homecoming shirt design has been finalized.  Colors have been chosen.  The rest is up to you…..make sure to get your 2016 Homecoming shirt order in.  The deadline is Friday, September 9.  CLICK HERE for shirt order form.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 COLLEGE COUNSELING

 

 

 

-Deadlines for college entrance testing are rapidly approaching.  Please use the following link to create an ACT account if you have not done so to register for an upcoming ACT administration.  The table inserted lists upcoming ACT test dates and their registration deadlines without late fees.  (www.act.org)

Additionally, we have free materials here in the HS commons to help you prep for the ACT for you to use.

·                     ACT DEADLINE TO REGISTER ·                     ACT FALL TEST DATES
·                     August 5th ·                     September 10
·                     September 22nd ·                     October 22
·                     November 4th ·                     December 10

  https://services.actstudent.org/OA_HTML/actibeCAcdLogin.jsp

-The 2017-18 FAFSA will officially open on October 1, 2016.  It will require all senior student’s parents to use their 2015 tax return information.  It will include a section for change in income possibilities.  This is a major change from the FAFSA process we were all accustomed to using.

-Springwood School has committed to participate in college application week from October 31-November 4th.  This will enable our seniors to apply to participating colleges within the state of Alabama free of charge during this week long event.

-The College Navigator is another great tool for helping both students and their parents get information from more than 7000 colleges across the USA.  Use the following link:  http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/  (You can find out much more about application deadlines, tuition costs, payment options, and required ACT or SAT scores needed).

-The deadlines for the SAT for fall administration are as follows:

·         SAT DEADLINE TO REGISTER ·         SAT FALL TEST DATES
·         September 1st ·         October 1st
·         October 7th ·          November 5th
·         November 3rd ·         December 3rd

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register      (Use this site to register for the SAT).

 

COLLEGE REP VISITS

TROY UNIVERSITY:  Mr. Brandon Matthews, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Troy University will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am EST on Thursday, September 15 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

LAGRANGE COLLEGE:  Ms. Alexandria Lee, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from the LaGrange College will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 1:40pm EST on Thursday, September 22 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA:  Ms. Lauren Roberts, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from the University of West Georgia will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 1:40pm EST on Thursday, September 29 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY:  Ms. Shelley Kaler, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Jacksonville State University will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am EST on Thursday, October 6 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY-MONTGOMERY:  Mr. Shaw Cornelius, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Auburn University-Montgomery will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am on Thursday, October 13 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

Chattahoochee Valley Community College:  Ms. Amanda Gamble, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from CVCC will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am EST on Thursday, October 20 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.


Psalm 105:4….. Look to the Lord and His Strength; seek His face continually.

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September 7 Announcements


Headmaster’s Message for September

With 10% of the school year now complete, we are establishing good routines and structure throughout the school. We’ve successfully transitioned into the renovated buildings and classrooms. Students have responded with positive attitudes and eagerness to learn. Enrollment has increased at Springwood again this year as we now have over 300 students. We are approaching the highest enrollment at the school in the past decade. Wildcat spirit is high!

We look forward to a great month of September. Here’s a list of dates to mark on your calendar:

Thursday, September 8 – Sessions for Grades 7-12 we will host the Omega Strength Team

Monday, September 12 – Progress Reports

Tuesday – Wednesday, September 13-14 -  School Pictures

Friday, September 16 – Grandparents Day for Grades K4-6. The program will begin at 10:45am and grandparents will visit classrooms following.

Saturday, September 17 – Springwood Work Day (see separate note)

Monday – Friday, September 19-23 – Homecoming Spirit Week “There’s No Place Like Homecoming”

Thank you to all of our families for your commitment and support as we’ve started this year. We look forward to serving to help our students accomplish much. Have a great month.

Sincerely,  

Rick Johnson

Headmaster


Springwood Work Day on Campus

Saturday, September 17 from 10:00am– 2:00pm, Springwood will have a work day on campus. The focus will be on the former K/P building located on Cherry Drive. Board of Trustees member Steve Tramell will be leading the project as we prepare to have architects and contractors guide us for the building’s re-purposing. We will be removing items from the building to put into storage area until the plan for re-purposing is completed. If possible, workers should bring a dust mask and a ladder. So we can plan the work day effectively if you plan to participate please contact Mr. Tramell at steve@sewingmachine.com

Please come for any part of this time that your schedule allows and we hope to see many Wildcats working together on this day.


Update to September schedule…..

Friday morning, September 16 is Grandparent’s Day at Springwood.  K4-6th grade will present the annual Grandparent’s Day program beginning at 10:45. At the conclusion of the program, school for those students will be dismissed (approximate time will be 11:30). The after-school program will operate as normal until 6:00pm.

On the same day, due to the varsity football game at Bessemer, we will also dismiss early Grades 7-12. This dismissal will occur at the end of 5th period (12:47). No lunch will be served. The LaGrange bus route will leave after high school dismissal.


GREAT THINNGS GOING ON AT SPRINGWOOD!

 UP TO DATE INFORMATION IS ON PARENTSWEB

Please make sure to check your ParentsWeb, as we add announcements every day.


Mrs. Spears Art Blog is back….

If you have not had the opportunity to check out Mrs. Spears Art Blog, please take time to do so.  It’s a brand new year and she already has so many great things going on.  We have a talented art teacher who does a wonderful job of instructing and inspiring Springwood students.  All year you will be able to view beautiful artwork displayed on her blog.

Click the link:  http://springwoodschoolart.blogspot.com/


 Pep Rally FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

 It’s a BLACKOUT…..begins at 2:20!


Spirit Store T-Shirts

 

The Spirit has some new T-shirts designs.  Show your school spirit by purchasing one today.  CLICK HERE for the order form.

 

 


Football on Air!

 

 

 

 

All of our varsity Wildcat football games will be broadcast live thanks to WTRP and our sponsors.  Please click the link below for the play by play action.

http://cent2.serverhostingcenter.com:2199/start/ukqyaeim

Here is another link you can use for Springwood. This is the tune in link for computers. The same company that provides the iphone and android apps provides this service.

http://tunein.com/radio/Springwood-High-Wildcats-s275433/


 “There’s no place like HOMECOMING”

 

 

 

The Homecoming shirt design has been finalized.  Colors have been chosen.  The rest is up to you…..make sure to get your 2016 Homecoming shirt order in.  The deadline is Friday, September 9.  CLICK HERE for shirt order form.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 COLLEGE COUNSELING

 

 

 

 

-Deadlines for college entrance testing are rapidly approaching.  Please use the following link to create an ACT account if you have not done so to register for an upcoming ACT administration.  The table inserted lists upcoming ACT test dates and their registration deadlines without late fees.  (www.act.org)

Additionally, we have free materials here in the HS commons to help you prep for the ACT for you to use.

·                     ACT DEADLINE TO REGISTER ·                     ACT FALL TEST DATES
·                     August 5th ·                     September 10
·                     September 22nd ·                     October 22
·                     November 4th ·                     December 10

https://services.actstudent.org/OA_HTML/actibeCAcdLogin.jsp

-The 2017-18 FAFSA will officially open on October 1, 2016.  It will require all senior student’s parents to use their 2015 tax return information.  It will include a section for change in income possibilities.  This is a major change from the FAFSA process we were all accustomed to using.

-Springwood School has committed to participate in college application week from October 31-November 4th.  This will enable our seniors to apply to participating colleges within the state of Alabama free of charge during this week long event.

-The College Navigator is another great tool for helping both students and their parents get information from more than 7000 colleges across the USA.  Use the following link:  http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/  (You can find out much more about application deadlines, tuition costs, payment options, and required ACT or SAT scores needed).

-The deadlines for the SAT for fall administration are as follows:

·         SAT DEADLINE TO REGISTER ·         SAT FALL TEST DATES
·         September 1st ·         October 1st
·         October 7th ·          November 5th
·         November 3rd ·         December 3rd

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register      (Use this site to register for the SAT).

COLLEGE REP VISITS

TROY UNIVERSITY:  Mr. Brandon Matthews, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Troy University will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am EST on Thursday, September 15 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

LAGRANGE COLLEGE:  Ms. Alexandria Lee, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from the LaGrange College will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 1:40pm EST on Thursday, September 22 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA:  Ms. Lauren Roberts, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from the University of West Georgia will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 1:40pm EST on Thursday, September 29 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY:  Ms. Shelley Kaler, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Jacksonville State University will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am EST on Thursday, October 6 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY-MONTGOMERY:  Mr. Shaw Cornelius, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Auburn University-Montgomery will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am on Thursday, October 13 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

CHATTAHOOCHEE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE:  Ms. Amanda Gamble, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from CVCC will visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am EST on Thursday, October 20 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.


Psalm 105:4….. Look to the Lord and His Strength; seek His face continually.


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September 2 Announcements


Update to September schedule…..

Friday morning, September 16 is Grandparent’s Day at Springwood.  K4-6th grade will present the annual Grandparent’s Day program beginning at 10:45. At the conclusion of the program, school for those students will be dismissed (approximate time will be 11:30). The after-school program will operate as normal until 6:00pm.

On the same day, due to the varsity football game at Bessemer, we will also dismiss early Grades 7-12. This dismissal will occur at the end of 5th period (12:47). No lunch will be served. The LaGrange bus route will leave after high school dismissal.


Monday Labor Day Observance

There will be no school on Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day. Please have an enjoyable and safe weekend.


GREAT THINGS GOING ON AT SPRINGWOOD!

AND THE HOMECOMING REPS ARE….

 9th grade

Carley Partridge

10th Grade

Mary Parks Ferguson

Brady Parton

11th Grade

Curry Hoats

Lillie Hoats

Kitty Key

12th Grade

Anna Drake

Natalie Langley

Caroline Linch

Langley Matthews


 Pep Rally TODAY!

 Springwood’s first pep rally of the 2016-17 year today in the gym beginning at 2:20pm.


Spirit Store Open

 

The Spirit Store will be open at Wildcat Stadium on Friday night! Stop by the red tent and check out our new merchandise.

 

 

 


Football Game Tonight

Springwood Wildcats vs Evangel at 8pm

Football on Air!

 

 

 

 

All of our varsity Wildcat football games will be broadcast live thanks to WTRP and our sponsors.  Please click the link below for the play by play action.

http://cent2.serverhostingcenter.com:2199/start/ukqyaeim

Here is another link you can use for Springwood. This is the tune in link for computers. The same company that provides the iphone and android apps provides this service.

http://tunein.com/radio/Springwood-High-Wildcats-s275433/


 2016-17 Class Officers

Class of 2016:

President:  Peyton Meigs

Vice President:  McLane Martin

Secretary:  Noah West

Treasurer:  Beck Terry

Class of 2017:

President:  Kyle Campbell

Vice President:  Tatum Smith

Secretary:  Amaya Battle

Treasurer:  Zach Guy

Congratulations to all of our Class Officers!


“There’s no place like HOMECOMING”

 

 

The Homecoming shirt design has been finalized.  Colors have been chosen.  The rest is up to you…..make sure to get your 2016 Homecoming shirt order in.  The deadline is Friday, September 9.  CLICK HERE for shirt order form.

 

 

 


 

 

 

COLLEGE COUNSELING

 

 

 

 

 

-Deadlines for college entrance testing are rapidly approaching.  Please use the following link to create an ACT account if you have not done so to register for an upcoming ACT administration.  The table inserted lists upcoming ACT test dates and their registration deadlines without late fees.  (www.act.org)

Additionally, we have free materials here in the HS commons to help you prep for the ACT for you to use.

·                     ACT DEADLINE TO REGISTER ·                     ACT FALL TEST DATES
·                     August 5th ·                     September 10
·                     September 22nd ·                     October 22
·                     November 4th ·                     December 10

  https://services.actstudent.org/OA_HTML/actibeCAcdLogin.jsp

-The 2017-18 FAFSA will officially open on October 1, 2016.  It will require all senior student’s parents to use their 2015 tax return information.  It will include a section for change in income possibilities.  This is a major change from the FAFSA process we were all accustomed to using.

-Springwood School has committed to participate in college application week from October 31-November 4th.  This will enable our seniors to apply to participating colleges within the state of Alabama free of charge during this week long event.

-The College Navigator is another great tool for helping both students and their parents get information from more than 7000 colleges across the USA.  Use the following link:  http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/  (You can find out much more about application deadlines, tuition costs, payment options, and required ACT or SAT scores needed).

-The deadlines for the SAT for fall administration are as follows:

·         SAT DEADLINE TO REGISTER ·         SAT FALL TEST DATES
·         September 1st ·         October 1st
·         October 7th ·          November 5th
·         November 3rd ·         December 3rd

 https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register      (Use this site to register for the SAT).

 

COLLEGE REP VISITS

TROY UNIVERSITY:  Mr. Brandon Matthews, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Troy University visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am EST on Thursday, September 15 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY:  Ms. Shelley Kaler, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Jacksonville State University visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am EST on Thursday, October 6 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY-MONTGOMERY:  Mr. Shaw Cornelius, who serves as our area admissions recruiter from Auburn University-Montgomery visit Springwood campus to meet with our seniors at 11:20am on Thursday, October 13 in the High School building in Mr. Nolen’s classroom.


Psalm 105:4….. Look to the Lord and His Strength; seek His face continually.

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