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Parent Meeting observes Black History

South High is extending observance of Black History month with a breakfast meeting, this Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m.. Students are encouraged to accompany their parents for song and stories from members of the grammy-winning Sounds of Blackness! Read on for examples of how Black History is part of our curriculum, not just in February, but year-round.

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Language Arts examines historical trauma

Teachers Hodge, Guindon and Blum gave students space to create a stage set as backdrop for recitation of scenes from Fences, the renowned book, depicting the story of an African-American garbage collector and ex-convict who once had a promising future in baseball. See more.

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Science research evolving with inclusive practices

Forensics and Biology teacher Melinda Bennett introduced to students the work of research biologist Charles Rotimi from the National Institute of Health. They also learned how the inclusion of African-Americans in DNA studies is impacting discoveries about effects of slavery.

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Sculpture classes draw inspiration from Walker, Wiley

Central to Megan Knutson's Mural and Sculpture art classes: Kara Walker's work demonstrating power of silhouette to tell a story; and Kehinde Wiley's use of pattern as metaphor, in his Barack Obama art piece, referenced for final productions. | See photos.

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Music focuses on composers of color

Band studens have been studying and performing music solely by composers of color. One of the composers, Anthony Green, held a clinic, spanning several weeks with SHS Band, Choir, and Orchestra classe in the fall. A wall in the band room is dedicated to these composers.

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Tyler Moroles '09 to speak at graduation

Esteemed alum Tyler Moroles says he's proud to mark the decade since his own graduation from South High, by accepting his alma mater's invite to address to the class of 2019, June, 1 at the UMN. Fun fact: Twin sister, Julia Moroles '09, is also a proud, accomplished South High graduate!

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Tiger junior takes stage at capitol

Shout out to SHS junior Tiger Worku who spoke at the Capitol in support of the MN goal to be 100% carbon free by 2025. Tiger was one of two youth representatives from MN Can't Wait, speaking at the March 13, Clean Energy and Climate Action Day rally.

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Ashby named to national WWII network

Congratulations to Social Studies teacher Macy Ashby, whose application, essay and teaching plan stood out in a nationwide search for educators to attend the Friends of the Nat'l World War II Memorial Teachers Network in D.C. this summer!

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