Monday, May 20, 2019

Semester Tests

Good Evening

This is High School Principal Steve Morford reminding all parents and students that semester tests will be given at the high school beginning Tuesday, May 28th and will conclude on Thursday, May 30th. The make-up test date will be Friday, May 31st

Semester tests are an important part of the educational process. Please remind your son or daughter to be fully prepared for each class’s semester test. Please refer to the high school website for the complete semester test schedule. Students with excessive absences are required to pass semester tests in order to receive credit.

Also – All students will check in their laptop computers Thursday, May 30th from 11:15 to 1:00 PM. Please again refer to the high school webpage for further information. There are no assigned times this year. The last week of school information is fully explained on the high school website by clicking on the Laptop Information link on the left hand side, then click on End of Year Laptop collection. If you have any questions, please call the high school office at 717-1212.

And finally, for any students interested in, or needing to take summer school credit recovery classes, a meeting will be held in the SHS Library on Thursday, May 30th at 2:00 pm or Friday, May 31st at 8:00 am.


Thank You for a successful school year. Please have a relaxing & enjoyable summer break.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Freshman Transition

Good Morning

Reminder to 8th grade Parents. On Monday, May 20th Spearfish High School will host a Transition Day for all 8th grade students who will be members of the Freshman Class beginning in August of 2019. 8th grade students will report to the High School Auditorium at 1:30 for a brief orientation as well being introduced to their Guidance Counselor and assigned Spartan Time Advisor. The Advisors will then take the students to their classroom for a general question and answer period. Student mentors will also be available at this time. A quick tour of the high school will take place showing students the location of several essential areas of importance throughout the high school. The 8th grade students will report back to the Middle school somewhere around 3:10 PM. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend this event with your 8th grade student. Parental tips on surviving the freshman year will also be discussed. (link below) We are hoping this activity will help ease your students move into the high school next fall. Please call 717-1212 with any questions you may have.


Thank You


Steve Morford – Principal, Spearfish High School

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Senior Honors Night

Good evening Senior Parents

Senior Honors night will be held on Tuesday, May 14th, at 6:30 PM in the High School Auditorium. 
All students and their parents, siblings, grandparents and family members are invited and encouraged to attend. Please contact the Spearfish High School Counseling Office as soon as possible with any and all scholarships your senior has received. We would like to honor each senior by announcing all scholarships that evening. Please let us know the scholarships you have received by stopping by the Counseling Office or sending an email to counseling secretary Renee Schenk at

rschenk@spearfish.k12.sd.us Hope to see you all on Tuesday, May 14th at 6:30 PM.