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Semester ends; no school Jan. 27-30

● First semester comes to a close Thursday, Jan. 26, followed by a four-day weekend.
● No school: Friday, Jan. 27 Monday, Jan. 30
● First day of second semester will be Tuesday, Jan. 31.

Academic Planning Night set for Feb. 6

CURRENT freshmen, sophomores, juniors and their families are invited to campus to review options and requirements for the 2017-18 school year. Monday, Feb. 6 |  6-7:30 p.m. | Freshmen meet in media center | Sophomores, juniors meet in auditorium. Contact Lauren Lewis.

SHS library extends hours for History Day students

Library doors will stay open until 6 p.m. on the following dates:
●Thursday, Jan. 19 | ●Tuesday, Jan. 24  | ●Wednesday, Jan. 25 | ●Thursday, Jan. 26  | ●Wednesday, Feb. 1  | ●Thursday, Feb. 2 

Three games in one night at South High!
South High v. Fair Downtown | Wednesday, Jan. 18 | Tiger Territory
🏀 Boys JV - 4 p.m.  🏀 Boys Varsity - 5:30 p.m.  🏀 Girls Varsity - 7 p.m.
South gardens awarded $250 grant

With a mini grant from MPS and Community Ed, SHS  gardeners hope to make their next harvest even bigger than last year's. Those efforts put tomatoes, peppers and zucchini on the lunch menu in the Garden to Cafeteria program. Contact Susan Peterson to volunteer!

Viva City Art Show features South Students

Visual Arts teachers Cynthia Berger, Corbin Doty and David Olson are proud to announce 13 of their students will showcase their paintings, ceramics and photographs at the annual Viva City Festival. See their works on display at Mpls. Central Library | Now thru Jan. 29 | 6 - 8 p.m. 

Girls Basketball Auction is live!

Let the bidding start! The online auction is open and ends Tuesday, Jan. 24 for the 2nd Annual South High Girls Basketball Auction. The live auction gets underway Wednesday, the 25th at 4 p.m. when the Tigers take on the Polars.

South named one of elite ExMASS schools

South, one of the 10 schools in the country chosen for the Exploration of Moon and Asteroids by Secondary Students (ExMASS!) program, has a team of astronomy students vying for the chance to present at NASA. See their posted presentation online!

Engineering Summer Program accepting apps

Applications are being accepted now for the Engineering Summer Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and are due Monday, April 3, 2017. This is a fully funded, six-week residential program for current sophomores and juniors, June 17 - July 28. Learn more.

South freshman wins national race!

In a spectacular feat, South freshman Nick Carter won the Cyclocross National race in Hartford, CT Saturday! As CycloCross Magazine reports, ice and snow were no match for Carter! See Nick's after-race interview in which he credits being from Minneosta for his win.

South Girls rack up conference wins

Last night, the South Girls Basketball team kept their undefeated conference streak intact by defeating Patrick Henry 93-18. Check out the nice Strib write-up describing their victory earlier this week over Washburn.

Sign up for Check It Out chess tourney

Check It Out chess tournament play gets underway Saturday, Jan. 21 at Sanford Middle School. Students do not need to be on a team to register. See all details for this free event--lunch included for participants and families! Sign up now.

Win $1000 with your Peace Essay

The MN Alliance of Peacemakers is awarding high school juniors and seniors scholarship prizes of $1000, $750 and $500 for winning entries in their annual peace essay contest. Topics & Entry Form | Resource Llst | Peace Literacy Submissions due Feb. 28.

Gain a History Day advantage with Hullabaloos

History Hullabaloos are student research gatherings at local libraries and your chance to curate the best material with the best resources for your history day project. See what Hullabaloos offer and plan to attend one very soon:

University of Minnesota Wilson Library (West Bank)
Saturday, Jan. 14 | 1-5 p.m.| Event Info | Schedule 

Minneapolis Central Library
Saturday, Jan. 21 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Roseville Public Library
Saturday, Jan. 28 |11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Minneapolis Central Library
Tuesday, Jan. 31 | 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.


SHS Swing Night features incomparable JD Steele

Jazz cats, tiger cats! All cool cats are invited to Swing Night Friday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m. This year South High Music and Dance presents amazing student talent alongside guest artist J.D. Steele. See poster!

Site Council Meeting minutes posted

Minutes of the special Site Council meeting with Superintendent Graff last Thursday are now posted. Find them on the site council page along with meeting dates and list of council members. Among developments, a South High field planning committee was established. Details to come.

Rally at Barnard field boosts spirits

Thanks to Parents United for South High,the South High Foundation and the Site Council for the extraordinary effort put forth to bring together the community in support of South High. Students, boosters and our friends at Finer Foods braved brutal temps to show they cared. See the photos.

South High Family Tours underway

Prospective tigers are encouraged to sign up for a Wednesday Tour of South High. Tell your friends, tell your neighbors! Have them reserve a spot soon. 

  • Jan. 18, 8 – 10 a.m.
  • Jan. 25, 8 – 10 a.m.
  • Feb. 1,  4– 6 p.m. (Evening Tour)
Access SchoolCafé to make lunch payments

Remember, you can use SchoolCaféthe online lunch payment site which replaced PayPams, to pay lunch accounts and to set convenient automatic payments. Cash and check are other options for payment. You may contact Margaret Weaver South High's school lunch coordinator with questions.

Free ACT for South juniors set for Feb. 28

1) All juniors will test Tuesday, Feb. 28  | 8 a.m. | YWCA | SENIORS: see Ms. McMillen to sign up!
2) See Ms. McMillen Feb. 21, 22, 23, after school, for pre-administrative paper work.
3) See updated list of FAQs (4 10, 11) |

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