Principal's Parent Update
May 22, 2017
Yesterday afternoon the Class of 2017, their families and friends celebrated Baccalaureate - a wonderful tribute by the Class of 2017 showcasing just what makes Sparta so special to so many. Thank you to all the parents, student ambassadors, faculty, staff and students who contributed to making this such a memorable event.
Today we began final exams. Students will be released early each day this week, with busses running earlier than normal. A grab and go lunch will be available for students as they exit the building. Here is Final Exam Schedule
REmember: NO book-bags are allowed on campus this week. Students may have a small bag for personal items with them, but all other bags will be left in the front office suite for students to retrieve at the end of the school day.
For seniors there are four more days to be aware of -
May 23rd- Senior Awards Night (6:00pm in the gym; seniors should arrive by 5:30 and assemble in the auxiiary gym.
May 24th- Graduation practice and ticket distribution (1:30 at North Springs).
May 25th- Graduation at Georgia State University (1:00) Students must arrive by 11am. Please see the attached FINAL Graduation Day Instructions.
May 30th - Diploma pick up
As we build traditions into the culture at North Springs, one first this year is the Senior Time Capsule. This will be yearly event, with the students contributing to the design of the Time Capsule. The seniors will write letters to themselves in 10 years, talking about their hopes, aspirations and dreams of where they want to be in ten years. Students will drop them into the time capsule during graduation practice, to be retained until their 10-year high school reunion. Time Capsule.jpg
For our rising seniors (current juniors), Senior Portrait and Senior Quote information is now available. Senior Portrait dates are July 5th and 6th, and July 24th and 25th in the Aux gym. Senior Quotes are due on Friday, August 25th. Students will need to make appointments with Legacy Studios. Here is the link to the site to schedule appointments. www.legacystudios.com
North Springs played its spring football game at Lambert HS Friday night and WON! Congratulations players and coaches - what a great foundation to build on for next year!
This year, the Sandy Springs Library Branch is offering free teen library programs designed to supplement and complement their school curriculum. We believe that the library is one of the resources where learning can be enhanced. All programs/activities offered are educational and an enjoyable experience for the summer. The library branch also holding teen digital photo and essay competitions with cash prizes! Deadline to submit entries is August 1st. For details, go to http://www.socialweb.net/Events/214677.lasso; http://www.socialweb.net/Events/214676.lasso. For our Teen Summer Reading Program, participants can win $250, $150, $100 and other prizes by reading or listening to 5 books. Students may count required school reading towards their total number of books read. I am attaching the reading log information which must be submitted to Sandy Springs Library located at 395 Mt. Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 or students may submit their entry online, https://goo.gl/forms/jilnmCCVeiLr6ja23
Fulton County Schools is embarking on a new Strategic Plan that will guide the direction of the district over next 5 years. The district is asking for feedback from all stakeholders regarding the revised mission, vision and plan for our schools. You may review the proposed plan and provide feedback at: http://www.fultonschools.org/en/Pages/StrategicPlan2022.aspx
A useful "Who do I call" resource is available on the school website. This list should be used when you have questions about items related to school, and are not sure who to direct your inquiry to first. Please visit the link at: http://school.fultonschools.org/hs/northsprings/Documents/NSHS%20Where%20to%20Ask-%208-18%20for%20Web%20(002).pdf
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Have a great week and a great summer.
Scott Hanson, Principal
North Springs Charter High School
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