News and Notes

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    NEWS AND NOTES

     

    Back to School Night
    Our first Back to School Night will be held on Thursday, September 19th. This is a night where parents/guardians will get an opportunity to follow their students’ schedule, meet teachers, and hear about general expectations. The evening will begin promptly at 6:30pm sharp in the auditorium. 

    National Merit Semifinalist 
    STHS Senior, Sophia N., has been named as a Semifinalist in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Competition.  Based on the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), Sophia is one of approximately 16,000 semifinalists nationwide. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next Spring.  We congratulate Sophia on this wonderful accomplishment.  

    Hall of Fame - Nomination Form
    The Hall of Fame nomination form is open and we have begun accepting nominations for next year’s Hall of Fame Ceremony. The Mission of the Hall of Fame is to preserve the history of Springfield Township High School and honor the legacy of our outstanding alumni and staff members.  Please take the time to nominate a notable alumni or staff member. Hall of Fame Nomination Form  

    A+ School Rewards Program 
    If you shop at Giant food stores, you can help us earn cash rewards.  Simply register your Giant Bonus Card with our school identification number.  It is that simple! Read the easy to follow instructions attached. Thanks so much for supporting our students! A+ Giant Rewards in English  A+ Giant Rewards en Espanol

    Spartan Gear 
    Spartans! It’s time to show your Spartan Pride, feel free to shop around on our online store. The store will be open until September 24th. Happy shopping! 

    PTA
    Please consider joining the School District of Springfield Township PTA (SDSTPTA) that supports the Middle School and High School!  You can register online via the website or by printing the attached membership form. Members of the SDSTPTA will also be present at the Back to School Nights and will be able to process membership dues. Please feel free to email questions to sdstpta@gmail.com. We are looking forward to having a vibrant and engaging PTA. Please become a member and attend our meetings which will be held the third Wednesday of every month. The more members the stronger the community! All money raised supports the Middle and High school students. Thank you for your support. Our first PTA meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 16th from 7:00pm to 8:30 in Middle School Library. 

    Chromebook Update
    At this point all 9th, 11th and 12th Grade students should have received a new Chromebook.  10th Graders will continue to use the new Chromebooks they received last year. If your student did not receive one yet, please have them contact Dr. Zgraggen (scott_zgraggen@sdst.org) at the High School.

    Activities Fair - Get Involved!
    This year’s Activities Fair will take place on September 20th in the cafeteria and during all lunches.  Students who are involved in at least one club, activity, or sport are generally more engaged at school. 

    Below are a list of clubs and activities that are currently offered STHS:

    • Student Council
    • A Cappella Club
    • Academic Team
    • Anime
    • Audio/ Video Club
    • Book Club
    • Chorus
    • Class Officers
    • Chief Science Officers
    • Interact
    • International Affairs Club
    • Mock Trial
    • National Art Honor Society
    • Spartan Culture Club
    • Relay for Life
    • Retina
    • Robotics Team
    • Set Design
    • Stage Crew
    • STHS Bands
    • Strategic Game Club
    • Thespians
    • The Chronicle Newspaper
    • Voices of Excellence
    • World Language Club
    • Youth and Government
    • Spartan Steppers
    • Students for Equity and Acceptance

    UPCOMING EVENTS


    Eastern Parents Night   
    On September 16th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm all parents/guardians of EASTERN students are invited to meet their student’s instructor at Eastern Center for Arts & Technology, learn valuable information on how to access the student information system Parent Portal, and discuss your child’s course and opportunities available to them for this school year.

    Community Meeting
    You are invited to attend a Community Meeting which will review the possible uses of the Enfield School property and fields. This meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 18th at 6:30pm, in the STHS Freeze Lobby. 

    Dine and Donate for Field Hockey
    Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support our STHS Field Hockey Team. Just stop in to Halligan’s on Wednesday, September 18th between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. Be sure to tell your cashier you’re supporting Springfield’s Field Hockey Team. Thanks for your support and we hope to see you there!

    Dates to Remember
    9/19/19:  Back to School Night
    9/20/19:  Activities Fair
    9/23-26/19: Senior Portraits
    9/24/19: Financial Aid Night
    9/27/19: Homecoming Football Game
    9/28/19: Homecoming Dance
    9/30/19: No school for students in observance of Rosh Hashanah

     

    GUIDANCE NEWS 

    Attention Seniors and Parents/Guardians of Seniors
    Financial Aid Night
    Tuesday, September 24th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
    LGI
    Fran McKeown from The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency will be guiding us through the financial aid process and answering your questions. This is an essential meeting for parents who have never been through this process before. Please RSVP by September 23rd to Mrs. Kane at tara_kane@sdst.org  or (215) 233-6030 ext. 2006.

    College Fair
    The Philadelphia Architecture + Design College Fair is free and open to the public. Students and parents/guardians will have the opportunity to meet with and learn about programs in architecture and other built environment disciplines. Over 45 colleges and universities will be in attendance.

    When: October 19th from 10:00am to 2:00pm
    Where: Temple University- Tyler School of Art & Architecture, Architecture Building
    2001 N 13th Street Philadelphia PA, 19122 

    Attention Parents/Guardians of Juniors
    Junior Parent Coffee
    Friday, October 25th at 7:30am
    Springfield Township High School, LGI
    Please join the STHS School Counselors for coffee as they take parents/guardians, step-by-step, through the college search and application process as well as give an overview of the financial aid process. Registration forms for this event will be mailed to parents/guardians of juniors in early October. 

    ATHLETIC UPDATE  

    Fall Schedules
    Please stay up-to-date on the latest schedules for the fall season by visiting our Schedules Website. Game times are subject to change daily so make sure you are checking the website frequently.

    Coaching Vacancies
    We need your help! If you, or someone you know, is interested in coaching at Springfield Township High School visit our employment opportunities webpage and apply now! The current coaching openings include the following:

    • Diving Coach (Winter)
    • Head Softball Coach (Spring)
    • Assistant Softball Coach (Spring)
    • Assistant Boys Tennis Coach (Spring)

    Upcoming Home Athletic Contests
    9/16- Field Hockey vs. Upper Moreland - 3:30pm
    9/17 - Girls Soccer vs. Upper Moreland - 3:30pm
    9/17 - Water Polo vs. North Penn - 3:30pm
    9/17 - Girls Tennis vs. Abington - 3:30pm
    9/18 - Girls Soccer vs. St. Huberts - 3:30pm
    9/19 - Boys Soccer vs. Cheltenham - 3:30pm
    9/20 - Field Hockey vs. Upper Dublin - 3:30pm 

    Preparing for Winter and Spring Sports
    Spartans, it’s never too early to start preparing for the winter and spring season. Visit our coaches webpage and contact the coach if you are interested in joining a winter or spring sport. The coaches can add you to any distribution list that they have so that you can stay up-to-date with all pertinent details. As always, every athlete needs a valid PIAA Physical on file with the athletic department. If you participated in a fall sport you only need to complete Sections 7 and 8 of the PIAA Physical. 

    ImPact Testing 
    The ImPact test is a computer based test that we use to gather baseline information on every student athlete. This information is used as a comparative tool if a student athlete is suspected of having sustained a concussion. If you are unsure if you need to take the ImPact test, contact our Athletic Trainer, Jae Clark at jae_clark@sdst.org.    

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