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Spartan Ultimate at the Hopkins Hustle tournament

May 21, 2018
The boys and girls varsity ultimate frisbee teams competed at the Hopkins Hustle tournament on Sat. the 12th and Sun. the 13th. 

Seniors say goodbye as they look ahead

Lifers at SPA have spent their K-12 learning experience at the LS, MS, and US. This year's senior class has 21 lifers.
April 30, 2018
As the Class of 2018 finishes their final week of classes, many seniors reflect on their high school careers, and look ahead to new beginnings.

Engaged learning comes to life on field trips

Junior Bailey Donovan holds worms that she collected for a sample.
March 2, 2018
Out of classroom learning needs to be incorporated into the curriculum for the benefit of class development, and students.

Nordic skiers reflect on previous races before state

Junior Peter Moore after defending his section 3A title in the pursuit race. Moore will race at state on Thursday in Biwabik, MN.
February 14, 2018
Senior Val Hart and junior Peter Moore qualified for the Nordic Skiing state championships, here is a preview of their race.

Nordic team looks to defend titles at sections

Senior Val Hart races to her second consecutive IMAC individual championship. Photo submitted by Becky Moradian
February 6, 2018
The nordic team determines to defend their section titles on Feb. 6.

Recovery essential to injured student athletes

January 7, 2018
There are many injuries, big or small, in high school sports, but what is most important is recovery. Here are student athletes and how they recovered from serious injuries.

Nordic ski team drives to be “swift” on the course

SOCCER OR SKI? In between races, the Nordic Ski team is known to play games as a group: “We like to play ski soccer,” captain Val Hart said, where we just basically play soccer in our ski boots and it’s very amusing.”
December 3, 2017
The Nordic Ski team bonds as a team during the long winter season.

Close knit girls XC team aims to win through laughing and bonding

The Cross Country team comes together in a huddle before the race.
October 29, 2017
Two Girls Cross Country earned a spot at state competition this Saturday at St. Olaf College. The supportive team dynamic is part of what got them there.

Spartan Cross-Country competes hard in conference meet

Senior Flannery Enneking-Norton finishes the race strong for first overall.
October 19, 2017
The Boys and GIrls Cross-country teams competed in the IMAC meet on October 12.

Homecoming kick-off assembly rallies Spartan spirit

Grades took their class colors seriously and a bright rainbow could be seen across the gymnasium.
October 2, 2017
Homecoming 2017 began with the annual kick-off assembly, which included an introduction of the German exchange students and the Spartan Beat led by a brand new spartan.

First ultimate frisbee tournament kicks off Homecoming

Senior Larry Chen gets low and throws the frissbee to a teammate.
October 1, 2017
Seniors Nikolaus Elsaeser and Ezra Cohen host SPA's first ever Ultimate Frisbee tournament.

Sophomore Val Hart volunteers with the Sanneh Foundation

Sophomore Val Hart poses with one of the kids she was volunteering with.
December 28, 2015
Sophomore Val Hart spends her summers volunteering through the Sanneh Foundation, playing with kids and having fun in the sun.
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