Sprayberry High School PTSA

35th Annual Arts & Crafts Show: This weekend!

Make sure to support PTSA’s 35th Annual Arts & Crafts Show this weekend! It funds senior scholarships, teacher grants, and programs throughout our school. Over 190 vendors are participating. There will be food trucks, concessions (benefiting SHS Girls Basketball), raffles, and more! Reminder: No strollers are permitted in the show but stroller parking will be available outside.

Mark your calendar:
Saturday, 11/18/17, 9am-5pm (pictures with Santa from 11am-3pm for $5 donation; bring your own phone or camera)
Sunday, 11/19/17, 10am-4pm

Volunteer at the Arts & Crafts Show!

Student Volunteers

Students, earn community service hours while you help SHS PTSA! We’ll provide documentation of the time you volunteer at the show.

We have shifts available on Friday, November 17th after school to assist with setup. We’ll feed you dinner that night, so come out to help!

We also have multiple shifts available on Saturday, November 18th (9am-5pm) and Sunday, November 19th (10am-4pm).

Find signup sheets outside the doors of the following classrooms:
Ms. Beemon, Social Studies
Ms. Brown. Science
Mr. Brune, English
Mr. Hefflinger, Science
Ms. Lancee, Social Studies
Ms. Magana, English
Ms. Magnus, English
Ms. Palen, Art
Mr. Pekkanen, Science
Ms. Wright, English
Lt. Commander Wonders, ROTC
Any questions? Email us!

Parent Volunteers

Parents, we need your help too! Can you spare an hour? Two? Do you want to help all day? We have options for any schedule.
Check out our Sign Up Genius for opportunities from Friday, November 17th (morning/afternoon/evening) through Sunday, November 19th (shifts available throughout the weekend).
Go HERE to review the shifts and sign up!
We have a great time during the show and look forward to your help!

Why Sprayberry? So many reasons!

Are you an 8th Grade Parent who was unable to attend our Discover Sprayberry Town Halls earlier this month? Why should you choose SHS? There are many reasons including a dedicated staff, wonderful student body, as well as academic, athletic, fine arts, community service and other opportunities for all. Here are some additional reasons that may surprise you:
* SHS Biology students outscored EVERY magnet school in the proficient and distinguished levels of the EOC.
* SHS American Lit and U.S. History students outscored 5 of the6 magnet schools in the proficient and distinguished levels of the EOC.
* SHS Geometry students outscored 4 of 6 magnet schools in the proficient and distinguished levels on the EOC.
* Sprayberry’s CCRPI Progress scores are higher than all 6 magnet schools.
You can find more of what was shared during the presentation at our website (Why Sprayberry under Recent News Items): http://www.cobbk12.org/sprayberry/

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PTSA Scholarships – Seniors, Plan Ahead!

Did you know the SHS PTSA awarded $10,000 in scholarships to our students last year? It’s true and we’re doing it again this year! Please note, the senior MUST be a member of SHS to apply. It only costs $5 and you can join at this Friday’s football game VS. Lassiter, join at Open House later this month, join online, or fill out our form and drop it off at the front office. Some things that may surprise you:
– Our scholarships are essay-based and have no GPA requirements
– All seniors who are PTSA members are eligible to apply including those participating in MOWR.
– There are no restrictions on how you can use the money. The student can use it to pay tuition at a technical school, community college, 4-year college, for books, meal plans, equipment such as computers and more.
– Our essay questions are judged by an outside panel who do not know our students or any information about their GPA, class rank, etc.
– One of our scholarships is community-service based. If you have completed 125 hours of community service and are a PTSA member you are eligible to apply!
Please keep all of this in mind and encourage your senior to join PTSA and apply for the scholarships later this school year. We’ll announce the application period in this newsletter, on our website, and through the SHS Counseling Office and morning announcements. There’s no excuse, every senior should apply!

Sprayberry Accolades!

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Sprayberry is proud to once again be included in the Washington Post’s list of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools.” The rankings are computed through an index formula that calculates the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. This year, only 12 percent of the approximately 22,000 U.S. public high schools were placed on this national list.

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65th Anniversary Alumni Outreach

SHS Administration is excited to hear that many former students have begun to hear from our new partners at Publishing Concepts! As many of you are aware, our 65th anniversary is coming up, and we are working on updating contact info for as many of our alumni as we can. If you should receive a card like the one pictured here, please rest assured that the company is working on our behalf to help with the creation of our very first ALUMNI DIRECTORY.  You don’t have to purchase a directory in order to be included, so we hope you’ll take the time to let us know the best way for all of your classmates to get in touch with you.  We’ll be sending more information on the 65th Anniversary celebration soon, so be on the lookout! If you’ve not yet received a card, you can contact them directly at 1-800-488-7413. Thank you!