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South High School is distinguished for its exemplary academic programs, dynamic theater and music productions, studies in engineering, visual arts and world languages! We embrace all students and are proud of our diversity. 


No school Thursday, Friday

That's a wrap. The first half of the school year is officially over, with one semester completed and one more to go. Following the extended weekend, second semester will begin Monday, Jan. 28.

  • No school - Thursday, Jan. 24 (Teacher record-keeping)
  • No school - Friday, Jan. 25 (Staff professional development)
New semester means new schedules

Students are reminded to come to school early, Monday, Jan. 28 to pick up second semester schedules, available to ALL students in the auditorium. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. | Students may also get schedules online, beginning FRIDAY, Jan. 25.<<<UPDATED!

Get school supplies for a new semester

Gear Up staff and SHS Social Workers invite students who need to replenish school supplies to stop by their tables in the commons during lunches, Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 28 & 29. Available supplies include: spiral notebooks, folders, pens and pencils. 

Juniors, get passes for free ACT workshop

Gear Up invites 11th graders to a special ACT workshop with David Waldherr, president of Cambridge Educational Services, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 6th hour, in the SHS library. Passes available in room 249B and lunchtime in the commons to the first 65 students who claim them.

Sophomores set to take PLAN test

Gear Up is also supporting South High 10th graders by administering the PLAN test Wednesday, Feb. 6. This test familiarizes students with the ACT, which they'll take in 11th grade. Students will test in the morning and resume their regular school day at lunchtime.

ACCESS & MCA testing dates set

ACCESS testing dates for English Language Learners are Jan. 29-Mar. 8.  See flyers in Spanish | Somali | EnglishMinnesota Comprehensive Assessment exams, aka the MCA's, for grades 9-12, will run April 8-May 3. See exam schedules on the testing page.

South takes 1st at Music Listening Contest

Showcasing skills in active listening and critical analysis, the team of Gabe Ferguson, Aria Wanek and Will Danaher claimed 1st place at the regional MN Music Listening Contest. The team's next stop will be state competition, Feb. 1 at Augsburg University!

Let SHS Music give your wardrobe a boost

Get your very own Bo Coultrip-designed t-shirt and support SHS Music at the same time! Prices are $10 and $15 for short or long-sleeved shirts in grey, black or orange. Buy from a music student like Bo. Or contact Ms. Meyers to order. Orders due Tuesday, Feb. 5.

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