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No school Wednesday-Friday

No school Wednesday, Friday, Oct. 18-20 for parent teacher and state teacher conferences. 
Classes resume Monday, Oct. 23.
Other calendar notes include:

  • Final day of first quarter: Wednesday, Nov. 1.
  • No school: Thursday, Friday, Nov. 2, 3 |  Teacher Prep and record-keeping days.
  • See all "no school days" on the district calendar.
Celebrate Native heritage with South High!

Principal Aponte and the Division of Indian Work invite you to a South High School celebration of Native Culture, with a dinner, Tuesday, Oct. 24 | 5:30 p.m. | Division of Indian Work | 1001 E. Lake St. No presentation, no speech, just a dinner celebrating community! 

Are you a 9th grader? TRIO wants you!

TRIO Upward Bound Vision Quest is looking for 9th graders, who have a desire to go to college! We meet during the school day once a week and in the summer we give students the opportunity to experience college at the University of Minnesota. Interested? Read more.

When do PSAT scores come out?

Students who took the PSAT last week can expect to scores in December. For more information, see page 2 of the PSAT Student Guide. Students who provided their email address on the answer sheet, should receive an email alert. Read more

South debate racks up impressive wins

In the first tournaments of the seaason, the South debate team, coached by Erick Taggart, won three out of five divisions at the University of Minnesota! And, this past weekend, at Humboldt, our SHS students challenged themselves by competing in higher divisions. See more.

Get help on college applications!

College application workshops are taking place in the CCC next week after school. Learn how to take advantage of free applications and ask questions! Oct. 23, 24: Monday & Tuesday - Common App. | Oct, 26, 27: Thursday & Friday - Minnesota State app.

Come to winter sports registration night

Mark calendars! Winter sports registration night is Monday, Oct. 30, 4 p.m. in the Commons! Get those physicals completed, if you don't already have them, so you're ready to join a Tiger team. Details to come!

Sign up for South Nordic Ski team!

Bring your completed athletic forms to the Media Center Monday, Oct. 30 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. to register for the South Nordic Ski Team! Stay for team orientation, meet the coaches, get the schedule, and learn about equipment access! All are invited. No skiing experience necessary!

Sophomore Nick Carter invited to USA cycling camp

Congratulations to South sophomore and mountain biking standout Nick Carter who was invited for a second year in a row to the elite Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs this month by USA Cycling. Nick is the national men's champion in the 15-16 year-old division. 

South runs strong at City Conference Championship

Tigers turned in impressive performances at the Conference Championship: Henry Holcombe 3rd, Noah Adriany 11th, Anna Mulhern 5th, and Josie Fergeson 13th! The Section 6AA Championship race is Wednesday, Oct. 25 | 4 p.m. | Gale Woods Farm, Minnetrista.

South English teacher wins an Ivey!

Bravo! to English teacher and talented thespian Allison Witham, who won an Ivey as an acting member of the stage production "Wit." If you caught a performance last May, you experienced the "emotional impact" for which her cast won the coveted Minneapolis theater award. Read more.| See cast photo.

Experience Sphinx Virtuosi at the Ordway, Oct. 22

See world class Sphinx Virtuosi, a string ensemble, comprised of the nation's top Black and Latino classical string soloists. South students and staff are invited to see them here and experience them at the educational ticket price of $5 | 3 p.m. | Ordway | Sunday, Oct. 22.

South freshman wins MPS Jr Iron Chef!

Freshman Frances Levy, NFL player Greg Coleman, and Anwatin's Miguel Lopez Zurita swept the MPS Jr Iron Chef competition Tuesday night, on a team led by chef Jorge Guzman! Their dish won rights to be on menu of the MPS Food Truck, Super Bowl week! Read more.

Top Chef Jr features son of teacher!

Social Studies teacher Eric Fleming's 13 year-old son Milo makes his national tv debut Friday evening in the premiere of Top Chef Jr.  From a contestant list of 22, Milo made the cut to the 12 featured in the Universal Kids series that runs through January. Read more.

Parent Teacher Conferences: Oct. 17 & 18

Meet with your child's teachers to discuss academic progress:
• Tuesday, Oct. 17 | 4-8 p.m. | Commons | Drop in
• Wednesday, Oct. 18 | 8 a.m. - noon. | Commons | Drop in

  • No appointment necessary! | No requiere cita! | Balan uma baahnid! 
  • Translators available. | Traduccion disponible. | Turjumaano la hell karo.
  • Please check the parent portal to inform discussions and PRINT the list of your child's teachers.
  • If unable to access portal, please come to the office to get a printout. 
  • CONTRIBUTE to the potluck spread and feed a teacher!
Interpreter services at conferences

Spanish-speaking and Somali-speaking staff will be available to families during conferences. The band room will be the reception area for families awaiting an available interpreter. 

Get flu shots at conferences!

Protect yourself and loved ones, avoid sick days and having to catch up on missed school work, by getting a flu shot at conferences! Come to the SHS Health team's vaccine clinic. Just bring insurance cards and complete this online form. Families without insurance, welcome, too! 
Tuesday, Oct. 17 | 4-8 p.m. | Room 142
Wednesday, Oct. 18 | 9-11 a.m.| Room 142 (Note: This is a two-hour window.)

Thank you!

Thank you to families contributing food, time or money to our Tuesday conference dinner! We'll accept dishes all day Tuesday. Here's the plan for that. Please email us with questions. We are gratefully yours, South High Faculty & Staff!

State of the School meeting Tuesday!

Conference night, Tuesday, hear about successes and challenges at South High School when staff and families convene for the Title One State of the School meeting Oct. 17 | 6 p.m. | Conference Room 149. AP Steve Simondet leads this meeting.

Heads up: hit the ATM

SHS students will be selling snacks at conferences to meet fundraising goals. If you'd like to help them out, consider bringing some pocket change : ) Thank you for your support!

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