Tiger News
Minneapolis police honor South student for nice save!

When Vinh Holmvig-Johnson rushed to the rescue of a person crossing a busy intersection, Minneapolis Police officers were there to see it all. The South High student jumped into action, realizing that the man in peril was in a wheelchair that had broken down. Read police report.

Parent Teacher conferences next week - Oct. 13, 14

Parents are invited to meet with teachers on a walk-in basis next Tuesday, Oct. 13, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.; and Wednesday, Oct. 14, 8 a.m. - noon. If unable to attend during these times, parents may request meetings with teachers. See information in English, Spanish and Somali.

Green Tigers champion Walk/Bike to School Day

The Green Tigers of South High will be celebrating walkers and bikers, staff member and students alike, THIS Wednesday morning, 7 - 8:30 a.m. Providing a musical backdrop to the event will be South's own Jazz Combo. Read more.

Sixty South students earn AP honors!

South students who took last spring’s Advanced Placement tests performed admirably, with 60 students qualifying for AP honors. Congratulations to the students who earned the AP designations based on high scores and number of exams taken. See full list!

MPS developing school calendar now. Have your say!

MPS is developing the school calendar for the next three years. Families can weigh in on start, end dates and length of breaks with a survey in English, Spanish, Somali and Hmong. Survey closes Oct 22. The board of education will vote on the final calendar in December.

TPT documentary features 2015 South High grad!

2015 South High grad Michael Arnold is featured in the Twin Cities Public television documentary Black Brilliance. Arnold along with four other black high school students talk success, graduation--and the belief gap as it relates to the achievement gap. We give it five stars!!!

State of the School Title I Meeting Set - NEW TIME

Learn about the state of South High School at the upcoming Title I meeting, 5 p.m.,Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. Conference room 149. Please read our letter to families, outlining South's designation as a continuous improvement school in English, Spanish, Somali.

Mad Men move over, South students are in the house!

The BrandLab is continuing its mission of introducing students at South High to careers in advertising. To that end, South's Mass Media Advertising class recently toured the ad agency of Fallon Worldwide. Read more.

National Merit Program names Semifinalists at South

Sophia Breitag-Makeever, Mairead Howley, Isabel Rousmaniere, and Nicholas Jensen have been declared Semifinalists, now vying to become Finalists for National Merit honors. Finalists are named in February. From that field, Merit Scholars are selected April-July. Read more.

National Merit Program confers commendations

South students Arthur Campbell, Anna Kleven, Kaitlyn Mulhern, Laurel Neufeld, and Ethan Schrag have earned commendation honors from the National Merit Scholarship Program. Read more.

South graduate makes political news in Business Insider

Clio Culllson, a 2014 graduate of South High, is being credited by the Business Insider for getting Hillary Clinton to state her views on the Keystone Pipeline. A feat reporters have tried years to accomplish. Cullison is currently a student at Drake University.

ACT testing dates approaching

The ACT (American College Test), required for admittance to many 4-year colleges and universities, can be taken at Dunwoody College, Saturday Oct. 24. Tests are scheduled every other month throughout the school year. Check out upcoming test dates and registration information.

Minneapolis Alpine Ski Team recruiting new members

The Minneapolis Alpine Ski Team (MAST) is inviting students to join its varsity and junior varsity ranks. No experience necessary, but you must have a desire to race in downhill slalom skiing. Informational meetings are scheduled Monday, Oct. 19 at Washburn High.

WCCO features cutting edge class at South

"Building Lives Acquiring Culture and Knowledge" is a class at South High focusing on the experience of black males. For many of the students, it's the first class in which the teacher not only looks like them, but incisively understands their perspective. WCCO story.

Driver's Ed registration open now!

South High Community Education is offering Driver's Ed after school, Oct. 5 - 26. (No classes Oct. 13, 14, 15.) The fee is $125 and students must be at least 15 years old by the time classes are in session. Register online or in person at the Community Education Office. Read more

Baseball boosters make October shopping easy

Selling pumpkins is how the South baseball program raises funds for gear and compensation for assistant coaches. Help them out, if you can. Get your pumpkin at this Friday's football game or over the weekend at Pepper & Fries, East Lake Liquors and Van Cleve Park. See more.

South's Ella Cook and team break swim record!

In a dual meet against Southwest-Edison, the South-Roosevelt-Washburn women's swim team officially broke the 200 Free Relay, pool record in 1:41:78. The team is comprised of South's Ella Cook, Washburn's Maddie Diffenbach, Rachel Anderson, Anika Johnson (Ramsey.)

Super Soccer Saturday TODAY!

Support the Tigers in this classic rivalry against the Lakers! All day, the men's and women's soccer teams of South High and Southwest High square off in 7 matches. The first is at 8 a.m., final game's at 4:30 p.m. South Varsity Choir sings Nat'l Anthem, 1:45 p.m. Game schedule.

New graduation requirements take effect

Last spring, the MPS board of education approved new course requirements for incoming 9th graders; and a new way of counting class credits for all high school students. See how credits are counted; freshmen course requirements; and the graduation overview for all students.

Washington Post Cites South Among Most Challenging

The Washington Post's ranking of most challenging Minnesota high schools places South High 14th on the list. The list identifies schools that have done the best job in persuading average students to take college-level courses and tests. The complete list.  How the list works.

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