News and Notes
NEWS AND NOTES
Important Note for Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2020
As we enter the final stages of the first semester, it is time to start planning for some end-of-the-year important details for your graduating senior. As part of the 2020 Retina Yearbook "In Focus", we are requesting that all seniors complete the attached "Senior Activity Form" and submit by the assigned due date of Tuesday, January 28th. In addition to completing the form, we are also requesting that a select baby picture (as noted in the form) be included with the form submission. The Retina Yearbook Staff is working hard to ensure that the Senior section of the yearbook reflects all of the wonderful contributions your graduate has made to our school community, and we value your help in ensuring that the deadline is adhered to in order for proper processing of the information to occur. Thank you in advance for your support. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Eric Gershman, Retina Yearbook Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Senior Info Sheet 2020
Please be aware that your students’ current teachers will be having conversations with them regarding course selection for next year. This will help students make a more educated decision about coursework for the coming year. Please reach out to your students’ teachers, counselors or the curriculum guide (found on the website) if you have any questions.
For your planning purposes, please make a note of the following:
Monday, January 27th: Full Day of School/Day 2
Tuesday, January 28th: Full Day of School/Day 1
Final Exam Schedule
Wednesday, January 29th:
7:45am to 9:15am English;
9:35am to 11:05am Social Studies;
Dismissal at 11:10am.
Thursday, January 30th:
7:45am to 9:15am Science;
9:35am to 11:05am Math;
Dismissal at 11:10am.
Friday, January 31st:
7:45am to 9:15am World Language;
9:35am to 11:05am Make Up Finals;
Dismissal at 11:10am.
Note: Students only need to show up to school if they are taking a final exam and during that final exam time. Students taking the bus but are required to be present for the second final exam and/or students waiting for the bus after their first final will be directed to the library for quiet study time. Students may leave if they have their own transportation. Breakfast will be served on final exam days.
Leadership Award Scholarship
In partnership with WCAU-TV NBC10, Widener University launched the High School Leadership Awards program in 2011 to identify regional high school students who embody the university’s commitment to develop and inspire leaders who affect positive change. The program recognizes local high school students for their outstanding civic contributions, leadership, and commitment to their communities. This year, STHS’s award winner is STHS Junior Nina I. There is the opportunity for a scholarship and access to student leadership opportunities if she chooses to attend Widener University.
Black History Month Celebrations
Voices of Excellence is hosting their annual Black History Month Brunch on Saturday, February 1st. The cost is just ten dollars and children under twelve attend for free. Tickets will be sold at the door. The brunch will be held from 12:00pm to 2:00pm in the cafeteria with plenty of food and drinks. All proceeds benefit the VOE Class of 2020. We look forward to seeing you there.
The Multicultural Parents Association welcomes families and friends to come together for a Black History Month Celebration on Thursday, February 27th, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Springfield Township Public Library. The program promises to be educational and entertaining with performances from student groups, coupled with impactful presentations. Please see the attached flyer for more details. Black History Month
Girls’ Lacrosse Preseason Meeting
On Tuesday, February 25th, there will be a girls’ lacrosse preseason meeting at 6:30pm in the Team Meeting Room. This meeting is for all parents of girls interested in trying out for the lacrosse team. They will review tryout evaluations and the potential for cuts. Players are also welcome to attend. It is extremely important you attend if your daughter is interested in trying out for the team!
Attention Sophomores, Juniors & their Parents and Guardians
Eastern Center for The Arts and Technology Open House
Sunday, March 1st
1:00pm to 3:30pm
3075 Terwood Rd, Willow Grove, PA 19090
This is a great opportunity for parents of high school students to see how EASTERN can give students a competitive edge in college or in a specialized career program. At the Open House, parents and students will learn how EASTERN students can earn college credits while still in high school through dual enrollment and articulation agreements and enjoy learning in a hands-on setting. EASTERN’s half-day career programs for 11th and 12th grade students include: Allied Health, Automotive Technology, Business and Technology Professional, Collision Repair Technology, Commercial Art, Construction Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Electrical Technology, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Networking and Cybersecurity, Protective Services, Veterinary Science, and Welding Technology.
Eastern Center for Arts and Technology Visit
10th and 11th graders interested in attending Eastern Center for Arts and Technology next year should plan to attend the trip to Eastern on February 26th during C and D blocks. Eastern will have a new program next year - Robotics and Automated Technology. This is a two-year program where students will learn to design and build robotic devices and diagnose and repair state-of-the-art automated equipment. Students will perform activities and obtain knowledge in areas such as electronics, robotics, mechanical systems, fluid power systems, programmable logic controllers, and control systems. One-year seniors will be considered if space is available. This program is recommended for students with a strong math background. Return permission slips to guidance by February 7th. Extra permission slips are available in the Guidance Office.
Extracurricular Attendance Policy
We would just like to send a reminder about our attendance policy for athletics. In order to participate in extracurricular athletics:
- A student must be present one half of the school day with a valid excuse OR
- A student must not miss more than 90 minutes of the day unexcused OR
- A student must have prior absence approval from the principal, or designated administrator, in an extenuating circumstance.
Furthermore, if a student is chronically or excessively late or absent from school, the principal, or designated administrator, shall evaluate each situation and determine the student’s eligibility to participate in any extracurricular activity. We remind you that developing good habits will help create better student athletes.
Please stay up-to-date on the latest schedules for the winter season by visiting our Schedules Website. Game times are subject to change daily so make sure you are checking the website frequently. Please note Winter Track and Swimming Schedules have not yet been updated. As soon as we receive that information, we will update the site.
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:
- Assistant Boys Tennis Coach (Spring)
- Assistant Baseball Coach (Spring)
- Assistant Boys Soccer Coach (Fall)
Upcoming Home Games
Tuesday, 1/28 - Swim vs. Wissahickon - 3:30pm
Tuesday, 1/28 - Boys Basketball vs. Hatboro-Horsham - 7:00pm
Wednesday, 1/29 - Wrestling vs. Cheltenham - 7:00pm
Thursday, 1/30 - Swim vs. Lower Moreland - 3:30pm
Thursday, 1/31 - Boys Basketball vs. Upper Moreland - 7:00pm
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