Tiger News
School starts Monday!

Welcome, Tigers! Classes begin Monday, Aug. 29. If you're unable to attend THURSDAY welcome events, you should come to the auditorium early Monday for your schedule. NOTE: School-printed schedules will be the most accurate! Please do not rely on the portal for finalized updates.

Freshman orientation underway THURSDAY MORNING

Welcome, Class of 2020! We eagerly await your arrival the MORNING of Thursday Aug. 25. Sessions for parents and students are on tap. Meet with our Link Crew, learn what's in store for you as proud and gallant South High Tigers!

Upperclassmen schedule pick-up is THURSDAY AFTERNOON

The AFTERNOON of Thursday, Aug. 25 is reserved for 10th, 11th and 12th graders. Come to campus, get schedules, bus cards, IDs, and more at designated times below. A 3-4 p.m. window is open for students with early afternoon time conflicts.

  • Sophomores - Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Juniors - 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Seniors -  2 to 3 p.m. 
  • All upperclassmen - 3 to 4 p.m.
Student Handbook must be read online

This year the Student Handbook is only available online. Students and parents should review it and turn in the "Handbook Acknowledgement" form at the start of school. For future reference, the handbook is also posted in the "Student" section of this website.

Missing school forms? Download here!

Welcome packets were mailed with various forms for review, completion and signatures. If you're missing any, they are availalbe here for download. Welcome Letter | Emergency Card | Health Info | Media Release | Bus Letter | Military Release | Behavior | Title I CompactSenior Info | Senior Picture

Register now for CPEO at South High

The Connecting Parents to Educational Opportunities program is at South High this fall. These parent engagement sessions are designed to inform parents in ways that enhance student success. We'll meet Tuesdays (eight), Sept. 6 - Oct. 25, 6-8:30 p.m. Register with Sharon White.

PSEO students may make schedule changes NOW

Juniors and seniors in the Post Secondary Enrollment Options program may need to adjust schedules to accommodate PSEO classes. Please schedule an appointment with your counselor now. 

White House honors South math teacher

South math teacher Morgan Fierst has been named MN winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching and the recipient of $10K from the National Science Foundation! Fierst and South math teacher Stephanie Woldum were both named MN finalists.

School supply list for Aug. 29

School starts Monday, Aug. 29 and on that day students are expected to bring a spiral or composition notebook, a pocket folder and a writing utensil (pencil or pen). Teachers will give students a list of specific items they should have for individual classes.

Parents, join PUSH!

Parents United for South High invites YOU to our first meeting of the year, Monday, Sept. 12, 6:30-8 p.m. in the media center. Together we will do amazing things. Learn more.

South High School reunions set

It's reunion season, with 11 SHS gatherings planned August through November. See the complete list of reunions for the Class of 2006 and other class years going back to 1951!

Gear up for fall athletics

The fall athletics season gets underway Monday, August 15. Fees are $70 for football; $60 for other sports. See fall sports contacts. |  Download forms here.

Sign up NOW for girls fastpitch softball

Club 612, a high-quality, fastpitch softball program for Minneapolis girls, is inviting players of all skill levels to join now. The deadline is Monday, July 25. See flier and info sheet. Direct questions to Greg Berg, Club 612 President and Washburn Varsity Coach.

Get to your summer adventure!

South students, Ride Metro Transit at an affordable rate and get to summer destinations with a summer pass. Not quite sure what you're doing this summer? Check out the possibilities!

Order graduation DVDs for free!

Video of the commencement ceremony for the South High Class of 2016 is available on DVD. DVDs are freeOrder yours here! Direct questions to MPS Communications at 612.668.0230.

South named one of elite ExMASS schools

South High is one of the 10 schools in the country chosen to be a part of the Exploration of Moon and Asteroids by Secondary Students (ExMASS!) program. Students will compete for the chance to present at NASA. Read more.

Green Tigers upgrade recycling with $9K grant

The efforts of South Green Tigers' Sophia Manolis and Isabel Strebe will soon make the cafeteria commons a model of environmental efficiency! With a $9,000 grant from Hennepin County, stations for compost, waste and recycling will be installed over the summer. Read more.

Gardening efforts underway in big way

An amazing transformation has been taking place on the east side of South High. Here, students, staff and friends have dedicated themselves to seeing the South gardens flourish! See all that's happened in words and pictures and read how South students will reap the benefits!

South goes "state of the art" with 3D Printer

An upgrade for the Engineering department has made South High the only school in the state with a Stratasys Fortus 400 MC Printer. This is a 3D printer for advanced prototyping projects. Teacher Jesse Sirovy calls it a once in a lifetime acquisition. Read more.

South High player "Miracle Kid" profiled in Strib

In case you missed it, the Star Tribune profiled South High School freshman and intrepid athlete Mia Gerold, who is thriving six years after a brain tumor diagnosis.

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