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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.

12th Annual Pops Concert hits the stage

Expect to be blown away when you hear the SHS Chamber Orchestra, Varsity Choir and Wind Ensemble perform at the 12th Annual Pops Concert, Thursday, Jan. 31, 7 p.m., South High auditorium. Suggested donation: Adults $5 | $3 Students | Free to staff with MPS ID. 

Come, enjoy "A Night Out for South Music"

Tiger parents of every stripe, YOU'RE INVITED to an evening for adults, benefiting students in the South High music program. Reserve Friday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. for an evening featuring wine, a silent auction and games at Squirrel Haus. | See poster.

Voices Film Fest: Your ticket to enlightenment

Screen documentaries produced by SHS students Monday, Feb. 4, 6 p.m. in the SHS auditorium. This cinematic experience will inform and challenge perceptions of issues close to home. Look for the complete line-up of titles and filmmakers in the next Tiger Pride.

Be aware of "honor societies" seeking money

ALERT South High has no affiliation to the "National Society of High School Scholars,which is sending letters to students, seeking money for membership, and using the names of teacher Sheila Willette and South High to imply an association that does not exist. More.

Are school lunches affected by gov't shutdown?

MPS Culinary and Wellness Services says the answer is "no." They also refute news accounts about cuts to the school lunch program on the department's MPS webpage. Families affected by the shutdown are encouraged to apply or reapply for benefits.

URGENT parent volunteers still needed

It's not too late to sign up to help the SHS Social Studies department judge National History Day projects this Monday, Jan. 28. Choose morning or afternoon. Media Center/Library specialist Kristi Main will gladly accept emails through this week to get you on our panel of judges.

Academic Planning Night set for Feb. 5

Join counselors and teachers for information sessions about the 2019-20 school year, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6-7:30 p.m. This is an evening for parents and students in 9th, 10th and 11th grades. | See flyer.

Next steps in the registration process...

After Academic Planning Night, students in grades 9-11 will begin the process of course selection for next school year:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 12 - Auditorium Presentation by Counselors
    Students in grades 9-11 receive course selection paper work.
  • Weeks of Feb. 19-22 | March 4-8 - One-on-one meetings
    Counselors meet with students in the CCC Computer Lab to enter course selections online.
    Meetings occur at time of Language Arts classes.
  • PENDING date confirmation - Counselors will meet with English Language Learners (L1 & L2).
Join the Spanish debate team!

¡Atención tigres de South! Comparte tus habilidades de conversación en español haciendo parte del nuevo grupo de debate. South High Tigers, put your Spanish-speaking skills to work as a member of the Spanish Debate team! PIZZA! Wednesday, Jan. 30, Room 317, 3:15 p.m. | Read more.

Winter conferences set for Feb. 14, 15

Discuss student progress with teachers in the South High commons, Thursday, Feb. 14, 4-8 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 15, 8 a.m. - noon. Save time by bringing a listing of your child's teachers. No appointment necessary. No school, Friday, Feb. 15.

Spirit wear sale days are Thursdays

Beginning Feb. 7, the SHS Foundation will set up shop, selling Tiger apparel FIRST & THIRD THURSDAYS of the month. Credit card or cash transactions welcome. Sorry, no checks.

Winter Ball tickets on sale, Jan. 7-23

NEW! Get permission slips online for the 2019 Winter Ball, set for Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Loring Bar & Restaurant, 6:30-10 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available at lunches. They include price of admission and food.

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