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Congratulations Ronan O'Shea '15!

Congratulations to Ronan O'Shea '15!  Ronan received the President’s Volunteer Service Award at a ceremony held on April 3, 2014. The Award is signed by President Obama and was presented to Ronan by the Director of the Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System.

The Award acknowledges Ronan’s internship with the Department of Veterans Affairs research program during the Summer of 2013.Ronan was engaged in a research study involving the development and clinical testing of an impedance-controlled modular ankle robot (“anklebot”) invented by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The goal of the VA/MIT collaboration is to improve walking and balance functions in patients (veterans and family members) who have suffered a stroke.


The following link features the study – Ronan is visible in the opening segment, running the software that controls the robot.




High School Leadership Institute (HI-LI) Information

High School Leadership Institute:  July 19 to July 26, 2014 - High School Leadership Institute (High LI) is an annual week long summer leadership development program in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  It is held at the Msgr. O'Dwyer Retreat House in Sparks, Maryland.  Catholic youth, entering grades 10 to 12 in the next school year, have the opportunity to live and pray in community while learning how to be more competent and effective leaders in their parishes and school.   Any student who may be interested in attending, please contact Mrs. Mayer for an interview, which is required, prior to our being able to submit the registration.  Once the Interview is
registrations must be submitted to the Campus Ministry office along with a $100.00 non-refundable deposit payable to ASHS on or before Thursday, April 3, 2014.  Each Parish/School is only permitted to submit 5 registrations for consideration for the 50 available spots.  Questions, please stop by Campus Ministry. 

FIRST Robotics Team competitions

This year our FIRST Robotics team will be competing in two events:

All competitions are open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays. It is a family-friendly event and admission is free, you are welcome and invited to attend. Your support is appreciated.   To learn more about this year’s challenge, Aerial Assist, you can watch the following animation to get a better sense of our competition.  To follow the team's progress, tune in to: on Friday. Scroll down to Greater DC Regional (Fairfax, VA). 

As always, thank you for your support.

Summer Uniform - Starting March 31st

We will be changing to Summer Uniform on Monday, March 31st.

Reminders: The school sweater or vest is optional; no other jackets, sweaters or sweatshirts may be worn.

Please refer to pages 21 & 22 in the student handbook for more details regarding the summer uniform.


Work Permits

The process of applying for a work permit is done online.  The website is; scroll down to the Quick Links section on the Right and click on the link for Minor Work Permit.  Follow the instructions found under the heading “INSTRUCTIONS – MINOR”.

The student prints a hard copy of the Work Permit Application which the student, a parent and the employer all sign.  Then the student completes the online application and receives a “Minor Data Receipt”. Finally the student brings this “Minor Data Receipt” and the original hard copy of the application with the 3 signatures to Guidance.  Guidance acts as an “issuing officer” and can then verify the online information and will print the actual official permit for the student.

Spalding appoints new Boys Varsity Volleyball Coach


Mr. Jeff Parsons ’95, Director of Athletics at Archbishop Spalding High School, announced the appointment of Mr. Tuan Nguyen as  new Head Men’s Volleyball Coach. Mr. Nguyen just completed his third season as the Head Junior Varsity coach at Spalding. Coach Nguyen is a member of the United States Air Force. During his service to our country, Mr. Nguyen has played and coached volleyball in Colorado, California and all over Europe. “We are extremely excited to have Tuan step up and coach, the relationship that he has already created throughout the Spalding Volleyball Community as well as his extensive volleyball experiences will help the program to flourish in the future.” says Mr. Parsons.

Congratulations Spalding!

Spalding was awarded the Safe Sports School Award!

Our school received a Safe Sports School Award, certificate of achievement, and banner to be hung for our community to see from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.  This award recognized our school for its efforts in and maximizing student athlete safety.  We earned a first team designation, the highest possible, for the safety measures we have in place for our student athletes.

Spalding appoints new Boys Varsity Soccer Coach


Mr. Jeff Parsons ’95, Director of Athletics at Archbishop Spalding High School, announced the appointment of Mr. Joachim Walker as  new Head Men’s Soccer Coach. Mr. Walker just completed his fourth year as an assistant coach at Mount St Joseph High School. Coach Walker graduated from George Washington University where he was a member of an Atlantic Ten Championship team as well as a team captain his senior year. Mr. Walker graduated from Mt. St. Joe where he was a two-time captain as well as a member of the 2004 MIAA Championship winning team.  “We are extremely excited to have Joachim join our coaching staff, his accomplishments and the winning tradition that has followed him will carry over to Spalding. His knowledge of the MIAA A Conference as both a player and coach will be vital as the program continues to grow.” says Mr. Parsons.

Congratulations TJ Morgan!

Our very own Athletic Trainer, TJ Morgan was  awarded The Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association Athletic Trainer Service Award and the National Athletic Trainers' Association Athletic Trainer Service Award!

The MAATA Athletic Trainer Service Award is a prestigious honor recognizes qualified MAATA members for their exceptional service and unique contributions to the athletic training profession. This is a district award, which reflects dedication to the Association and the field of athletic training on the district level, state and local level.


The National Athletic Trainers’ Association Athletic Trainer Service Award

The Athletic Trainer Service award is a national level award that recognizes NATA members for their contributions to the athletic training profession as a volunteer at the local and state levels. ATSA recipients have been involved in professional associations, community organizations, grassroots public relations efforts and service as a volunteer athletic trainer. 

Ongoing Service Opportunity

Sarah’s House Dinner (Outreach Service): We are in need of groups to sponsor dinners the first Sunday of each month at Sarah’s House, a transitional housing facility for families who are homeless, located in Fort Meade. The group will be responsible for preparing and serving dinner. Groups should consist of at least 1-2 adult volunteers and 4-7 student volunteers. Preparation typically begins at 4:00 pm and groups finish at 6:00 pm. For details, please contact Mrs. Sharon Dols at 

Trouble with Haiku?

The new Google/Haiku accounts were emailed over the summer.  Please note, this is different than your Netclassroom/Netcommunity account (there was an error in the letter sent to incoming freshmen/transfer students).  This year parents also have their own access code.  With that access code, they can create their account by going to If you did not receive your Google/Haiku login information or parent invite code, please contact your homeroom teacher and they can provide that for you.

Register your Target Red Card


TARGET RED Card Take Charge of Education Program

TARGET will donate 1% of your purchases on your TARGET REDcard simply by registering our school!

Simply link to the TARGET Take Charge of Registration site:

Under “Find a School”  select our school (We are listed as “SPALDING HIGH SCHOOL" in Severn, MD) 

Or use our school ID: 7858

That’s all there is too it!  Every time you use your TARGET REDCard, TARGET will donate 1% of your purchase amount to our school.

Child and Youth Protection Policies and Procedures


Click here to read information regarding the Archdiocese’s Child and Youth Protection policies and procedures. 

SchoolMessenger - Be sure to update your information

Is your contact information up-to-date in SchoolMessenger - our emergency notification system?  Please click here to see how to sign up and customize your settings.

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Engineering Scolarship -- AACC (Due April 4th)
If you plan to attend AACC in the fall and are interested in ENGINEERING, AACC has a Scholarship available for you.  The deadline is THIS FRIDAY, April 4th.  Stop by Guidance to pick up the information ASAP.
Anne Arundel Community College -- 3 Events for Seniors

Anne Arundel Community College will be holding 3 Events for Seniors at ASHS: 

  • April 3 (9:00 am) - Information Session (Sign Up on Naviance, under College Visits)
  • April 14 (1:00 pm) - Placement testing (if necessary)
  • May 14 (beginning at 8:30 am) - Personal Registration Day (appointment times will be assigned)

If you have any questions, please see Guidance.

Important Senior Information!

Please click here to access important information about Graduation and other Upcoming Senior Events.

Service Hours Graduation Requirement

A reminder that all Seniors need to reach 60 hours of community service by January 22, 2014 & a 1-page reflection about their community service work. For the graduation service requirement of 60 community service hours, 25 of those community service hours must be Outreach hours, serving populations that are often underserved or marginalized by the greater society. If students do not follow the rules/deadlines, they will be placed on an ineligible list & may miss senior events & extra-curricular activities including sports, clubs, drama/musicals, etc.Questions, please contact Sharon Dols at

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Juniors in café homeroom going on Retreat this Friday, your permission forms are past due. Please hand in your permission form to Campus Ministry prior to the second bell on Tuesday morning. If you have misplaced your form, you can download a new one on Campus Ministry's Haiku page under Forms & Applications.


Members of the Junior class are reminded to activate their Naviance accounts.  If you no longer have your password, please contact Mrs. Mathis in the Guidance Office at ext. 244 or by email ( .

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Service Hours Requirement

Campus Ministry staff discussed the service hours graduation requirement in all Freshman homeroom classes last December as well as distributed service hours record forms. Class of 2017 students will not have community service hours due in Campus Ministry until September of Sophomore year, but may begin submitting hours at any time. All service information and the service hour record forms can be found on Haiku under Campus Ministry - Service. In addition, paper copies of the service form and a listing of sample outreach service opportunities are located on the table outside the Campus Ministry. Contact Sharon Dols at with any questions.


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Severn, MD 21144
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