On Friday, December 13th we will be hosting our annual Christmas Concert Preview. This is a great event for our music department to showcase their hard work and talents. We would like to extend the invitation to all grandparents of our freshman students to attend as well. If your child is NOT in band or choir, they will be invited to attend the concert and sit with their grandparent(s). Unfortunately due to the size of the Performing Arts Center and other logistics the invitation cannot be extended to grandparents of ALL students.
To do this we need your help! Please complete the Google form at the link below with the names and addresses of your freshman son or daughter's grandparents by Monday, November 18th.
Invitations will be sent in November, and we look forward to giving them the opportunity to see their grandchildren and visit Spalding on this special day.
The Counseling Office is again offering Youth Mental Health First Aid for parents which teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hr training is the same one taught to ASHS teachers and staff and gives parents the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to their children and help them connect to appropriate care. It is the hope that parents will use Mental Health and First Aid as a tool similar to CPR.
This is an 8-hr certificate class but if both Saturday sessions cannot be attended, the information is free-standing. There will be a cap of 30 participants so register early through this link: https://signup.com/go/evaTiuz. If you have any questions, please email Marcie Gibbons at email@example.com
Additional information about the course can be found in the attached PDF.
WHAT IT COVERS:
Common signs and symptoms of mental illnesses, including:
All sophomores are encouraged to join us on Wednesday, October 16th in the Library Media Center at 5:30 pm to hear from students and teachers about the benefits of the IB Diploma Programme. Any student can participate in IB courses including students enrolled in engineering, music, and art. IB Foreign Language offerings now include Spanish, French, and Latin. Come find out how IB courses will keep you motivated to learn and make a difference in your community!
On October 16, the students in grades 10 and 11 will take the PSAT. They are to arrive at the usual time and are dismissed at 12:00 pm. Students should wear their school uniforms and bring their own calculator as well as a few #2 pencils. The students may bring a water bottle and a snack to have during their 5 minute breaks. Students have received a practice test booklet and are reviewing in Math and English classes. This is considered a mandatory school day.
The College Board has updated the process for registering and paying for AP exams. Instead of registering in March, the College Board has moved up the deadline to October.
In their AP classes, students have already received codes to register for their exams online. Students must register for exams by October 4th. Payment for the exams will be billed through your SMART tuition account in November. Please contact Mr. Hondrum with any questions.
Divorce/Separation Discussion Group - Meetings will begin Monday, September 30th and run through December 16th. The group meets from 2:15 to 3:15 pm in the faculty lounge. If you know of any students that might be interested please contact Marcie Gibbons at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers still needed! College Fair Rep Dinner Help Needed!
The Parents' Association and the College Counseling office serve dinner to the 100+ college reps coming to our school on October 22. We need parents to help with the set-up/serving/clean-up of this catered event. There are several shifts available so you still have time to attend the fair with your student. Please click/copy here https://signup.com/go/HyuMUhT to signup.
The Parents' Association and the Admissions office offer hospitality to over 1200 families visiting ASHS at the Open House on October 27. Parents are needed to help set-up/serve/clean-up this event. For many prospective students, this is their first impression of Spalding. So, if you love to talk about how great Spalding is, this event is for you! Pleas click/copy here https://signup.com/go/fHzTAxO to signup.
Parents' Association Leadership Training Positions
The Parents' Association is one of the ASHS parent groups who work with the Administration to provide event hospitality, student/Admin support and parent education. The PA Board has several positions available to learn the ropes of leading this organization, such as financial, speaker presentations, administrative support and event management. Freshman and Sophomore parents, this is your opportunity to get involved (without having to hover your student!) in the years to come as the current Board graduates out. These are learning/shadowing positions held by working parents so time commitment is always manageable. Email email@example.com for more information.
The Parents' Association has added a link on PowerSchool for parents to find used textbooks (same place as the carpool discussion board). A "bulletin board" has been set up under Parent Resources where you can post a message with your needs. Other parents monitoring the messages, can get back to you if they have the used textbook in question. This bulletin board is unmonitored by the PA or the school and once parents have connected with each other, any transactions are between them. The PA will still hold its Used Textbook/Uniform sales in the summer.
Class of 2023--The school counseling office welcomes ninth graders and their families. Mr. Joseph Atas is the school counselor for the class of 2023. He will be meeting the students in small groups during the first weeks school. Please let him know if your student is having any difficulties academically, socially or emotionally so he can help support them.
School Counseling Assignments-NEW THIS YEAR
Class of 2020-Claire Lamy,Director of School Counseling
Archbishop Spalding’s Fall Session of the SAT/ACT Prep course open!
The Fall 2019 SAT/ACT Class is designed to prepare students for testing dates during the 2019-2020 school year.
The program consists of 10 sessions each designed to increase each student's aptitude, comfort, and knowledge of the SAT exam as well as the ACT exam. Each session is capped at 25 students, which ensures individualized instruction and attention.
Here is a link to the information about the course:
Here is the link for the registration:
SIGN UP QUICKLY! THE CLASSES ARE CAPPED AT 25 STUDENTS!
Don't miss your chance to participate in this year's Cavalier Open Golf Tournament - the one and ONLY golf event to benefit our student athletes. This event WILL sell out. Visit www.archbishopspalding.org/cavalieropen to reserve your spot today!