Mr. Peterson's Commercial Art students worked with the rest of the high school art department to showcase class projects in a new way.
Once the graphics were completed, the Commercial Art students teamed with Mrs. Crawford’s Web Programming classes to create a new web site, southeastpolkart.com.
Both classes used productive group work strategies to complete this “real-world” project. This learning experience provided students with an applied learning situation and further development of 21st Century Workplace Skills. It was an outstanding opportunity for all students involved.
HS Orientation Dates
Aug. 8 - freshman and all students new to SEP - orientation/open house (8:00am-2:00pm)
Aug. 8 - freshman Jump Start Orientation (1:30pm-3:00pm - advance registration requested)
Aug. 9 - sophomores, juniors, seniors (8:00am-3:00pm)
Aug. 10 - sophomores, juniors, seniors (8:00am-3:00pm)
Lifetouch Photo Flyer (click here)
District online registration opened May 16th (ALL families must register online each year). If you have not completed online registration, please do so immediately. The online registration link is located in your Inbox when you log on to the Infinite Campus Portal. Fee payments can be made online through RamMall.
Freshmen - August 8
Welcome to Southeast Polk High School! We are excited to work with our new students and to partner with you as parents. In preparation of the coming school year, we are extending a personal invitation for you to attend our freshman orientation opportunities on August 8.
There will be two distinct options for freshman orientation. The first option is a designed as an open house opportunity. Students and parents are welcome to come to the high school any time between the hours of 8:00am and 2:00pm to tour the facility, have your student ID/yearbook picture taken, complete online registration, pay fees, and meet with a counselor or school nurse if necessary. The open house format is designed for you to spend as much time as necessary for you to feel comfortable with the transition to high school. The second opportunity is our Jump Start Orientation. The Jump Start Orientation is designed as a more intensive orientation for students and families that feel they would benefit from a more structured orientation process. The Jump Start Orientation is scheduled for August 3, 1:30pm-3:30pm. We recognize that not all families will be able to attend on this date. If this is the case for your family, you may visit the high school facility during the regular office hours of 8:00am-3:00pm on any weekday in August, and tour the facility independently. You can complete the online registration process, pay fees, and view your class schedule at any time by logging on to your Infinite Campus portal account .
The Freshman Jump Start Orientation is designed for small groups of both students and parents/guardians. Students will attend mini sessions with counselors and staff to learn more about academic support services, counseling services, available resources, and take a guided tour the facility. Parents/guardians will spend time with counselors and administrators to ask questions and learn more about how we can partner together to help support students during their high school career.
If you plan to attend the Jump Start Orientation, we ask that you complete this online form in advance. This form will help us identify how many people plan to attend in order to best prepare for you. We ask that you arrive at Southeast Polk High School by 1:30pm to have your student ID/yearbook picture taken in the commons and then meet with us in the auditorium by 2:00pm. The orientation program will end at approximately 3:00pm.
Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors - August 9 and 10
This open house orientation is designed as a drop-in format. You may spend as much time as you feel is necessary to ask questions and tour the building. Counselors will be available in their office.
Student schedules are now available online through the Infinite Campus Portal. Please print a copy of your student schedule and bring it with you to orientation in August. If you are unable to attend the August orientation, you are invited to bring your student schedule and take a self-guided tour of the high school between the hours of M-F during the month of August. The first day of school will be . Student pictures will be taken during the August orientation dates and will again be available the first day of school. The student ID picture is the same school picture that is available for purchase and will also be used in our yearbook.
We look forward to meeting with you on August 8. If you have questions, need additional information, or need assistance, you may contact Assistant Principal Glenn Dietzenbach at 515-967-6631 ext. 2006 or by email at email@example.com.
12/10 & 12/11 - Registration materials will be distributed to 9th grade students in Career Seminar.
12/17 & 12/18 - HS counselors will meet with 9th grade students in Career Seminar to enter course requests into Infinite Campus.
Current 10th Grade Students
2/1 - Registration materials will be distributed and a presentation will be given by HS counselors to 10th grade students in the auditorium during 7th period.
2/3 - HS counselors will meet with 10th grade students in English II classes to answer questions.
2/5 - Course request forms for 10th grade students are turned in to English II teachers during class.
2/9, 2/11, & 2/12 - HS counselors will meet with 10th grade students in English II to enter course requests into Infinite Campus.
2/1- 2/9 - 11th grade students may set up individual meetings with HS counselors to receive assistance with course selection.
2/5 - Course request forms for 11th grade students are turned in to their adviser during advisement.
2/10 - HS counselors will enter course requests for 11th grade students into Infinite Campus.
Current 8th Grade Students
2/4 & 2/5 - Registration materials will be distributed and a presentation will be given by HS counselors to 8th grade students in the JH auditorium.
2/9 - 8th Grade parent night ( for students with last names A-K, for students with last names L-Z)
2/17 - 8th grade registration sheets due.
2/25 - HS counselors meet with 8th grade students to enter course requests.
2016 Graduates & Current High School Students: Please note that your official transcript for the 2015-2016 school year will not be available until approximately the middle-late June. Any transcript requests submitted/received by . . . read more
Students from the Southeast Polk High School theater department will perform an excerpt from their Fall 2015 production of THE ADDAMS FAMILY and participate in a collaborative inter-school medley led by a guest Broadway music . . . read more
The Ram Plan, an attendance incentive for high school students, is determined on a course by course basis, and students may opt out of TWO semester finals in which they have met the Ram Plan qualifications. In order to opt out of . . . read more
Congratulations to junior Shawn Cooney (left) and senior Devon Cruz (right) who won1st place gold medals in their contests at the 2016 state SkillsUSA contest last Thursday and Friday. Shawn is state champ in Criminal Justice and . . . read more
Southeast Polk High School Graduate Information 2015-2016 Important Dates: ● Senior Meeting: Monday, May 9th, 2016 ○ 4th hour (10:26 a.m.) – HS Auditorium Scholarship Night: Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 . . . read more
Earlier this week, several members of the Southeast Polk FFA chapter attended the 88th annual Iowa FFA Convention accompanied by their agricultural education instructor and FFA adviser, Mr. Matthew Eddy. The convention was held at Hilton . . . read more
Congratulations to Dyllan Johnson, Nathan Fischer, & Carter Wolf for winning 1st place at the Iowa Wild Nation # STEM competition! They devised a large device that simulates and measures the . . . read more
Congratulations to the Southeast Polk RhythAMetteS for their National Championship titles this weekend. The team won the following titles: 1st in jazz, 1st in hip hop, 2nd in kick, 2nd in open, and 2nd in pom! . . . read more
Twenty six of our students participated and thirteen placed in the top three places. . . . read more
On Saturday, March 12, 2016, four Southeast Polk FFA members were awarded the Academic Achievement Award at the South Central District FFA Convention held at Graceland University. The minimum qualifications for the award to graduating . . . read more
Southeast Polk senior Ryan McClelland is a Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program! The last time SEP has had a finalist was in 2008! We are so proud of Ryan on his hard work and dedication to his education. To . . . read more
Southeast Polk Receives $2,000 Grant for Drone Acquisition The Grant was provided by Farm Credit Services of America Working Here Fund for agriculture education initiatives January 25, 2016 – Southeast Polk . . . read more
Did you miss the book for your graduation year?
Yearbooks from past years are available for purchase at the Central Education Office. They are $25 each and check or cash payment is accepted. The following yearbooks are personalized and have been paid for unless otherwise noted. . . . read more