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Be in the know about winter advisories

Wintry conditions can impact safety in an instant, and may compel a decision to cancel school and after-school activities. See what's behind the process to declare a snow day or a cold day, and how to be sure your contact information is current.

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PUSH meeting set for Monday, Dec. 12

Plan to attend the Parents United for South High meeting Monday, Dec. 12 in the media center. Refreshments served at 6 p.m., meeting underway at 6:30. Parent Scott Schluter will give a status report on recent efforts to upgrade athletic fields. See recent public posts from:

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Strib examines connection between sports and achievement

Star Tribune reporter, Steve Brandt looked at the numbers crunched by MPS Athletics, pointing to a correlation between sports participation and academic achievement. See the story which includes an interview with South High swim coach, Jeff Sanders.

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Learn more about our athletic field project

The MPS Athletics Department recently applied for a Hennepin County Youth Sports Program grant to help fund the upgrading of the turf on the South High School athletic field. Learn more about the project and its proposed timeline.

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All Nations honors students

South High is pleased to congratulate the 29 students honored by the All Nation's program for their 95-100% attendance records, achieved during the first quarter of the school year. Students were honored at an assembly held just prior to the Thanksgiving break. See the list of honorees.

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Boeing, Boeing on SHS main stage next week
The curtain goes up on the South High theater production of Boeing BoeingThursday, Dec. 8 and Friday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. This classic farce, directed by senior Aaron Vanek, features a free-wheeling bachelor, whose worlds (and the three fiancees he has in each) collide.

 

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Audition for the spring musical!

Clear your calendar, attend all three audition dates Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Dec. 13 - 15 to showcase your singing, acting and dancing talents. Efforts could garner you a starring role in "How to succeed in business without really trying." No experience necessary. Spring performance dates are March 16-18.

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Join the Scuba Club at South!

Learn how to scuba AND explore Marine Biology at the same time! South High teacher Lorene Irons will advise SHS students participating in the MPS Scuba Club. The first meeting is Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Washburn High School Media Center. Contact, Ms. Irons if you can't make it, but want to join! See flier.

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Pop Singers present holiday performances

The in-demand Pop Singers of South High have firmed up their series of community holiday performances and you're invited! The first performance is this Saturday, Dec. 3, 1-1:30 p.m., at Bethany Lutheran Church. See all holiday concerts including the TuesdayDec. 13 South High Holiday Concert.

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Deck your halls, buy our wreaths!

SHS Wrestling is selling pine wreaths with berries and pinecones. Cost: $25. Get them: ● After school in the wrestling room, ●From any wrestler ● After Thanksgiving, at the Y's tree lot at 42nd St./Hiawatha Ave. Make checks payable to "South High Wrestling." See more.

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Apply for a paid internship with ACES

Athletes Committed to Educating Students (ACES) is now accepting applications for paid positions on their youth advisory council. See the job description and apply for this job that promises students valuable leadership experience and the opportunity to make a difference!

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YWCA Midtown to offer Strong Fast Fit program

Strong Fast Fit is gearing up for youth, 7-17! Come to two classes of culturally relevant programming each week to nurturing healthy, lifelong habits.  Classes held Monday and Tuesday, 4:30 - 6 p.m. each week. Field trips, race events, family nights PLUS a yearlong FREE membership to the YWCA is included! See more.

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Tour dates set

Let your friends and family know, prospective SHS students are invited to tour South High. Schedule a visit Wednesday mornings,  8-10 a.m. on slated dates in December, January and on one afternoon in February. See full schedule.

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South bids farewell to Ms. Schuneman

South Due Process Clerk, Jean Schuneman is retiring this week. The last day for Jean, a tiger staffer and parent of two SHS grads, is Friday, Dec. 2. Jean's expertise in special ed compliance issues and her demeanor of patience and calm will be greatly missed. We wish her the best!

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Eighth graders, check us out, Nov. 29

Welcome, Class of 2021! We open our doors to you and your parents Tuesday, Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m. Tour, visit teachers and staff, and learn about our highly regarded arts, academic and extra-curricular programs. Mark your calendars. Visit the High School Request Center.

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South High claims more debate wins!

South debaters continued their winning ways at the Tamar Kaplan Invitational Tournament at Highland Park High.Twenty students competed, winning 20 rounds. Rakeb Max & Huda Gella placed 2nd Friday. Saturday, Rakeb went solo against team duos and placed 3rd! See results.

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South teacher collaboration featured on KARE 11

South Science teacher, Kate Rosok and Engineering teacher, Bill Ruff collaborated to find a better way for junior, Rakeb Max to "see" the moon in her Astronomy class. The solution involved South's state of the art 3D printer, but more importantly, teachers who cared. See the story on KARE11.

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Strib gives ink to South High field needs

​South student athlete Emma Schluter first outlined the state of South High athletic fields to Superintendent Ed Graff, and most recently she has done the same for the Star Tribune's Steve Brandt. Read the story.

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Indian Ed update from Tami Johnson

"We referenced President Obama's Dreams of my Father to draw parallels to the challenges Native students face as they search for their personal and cultural identities, asking "Do we buy into society’s stereotypes and pressure "to be Indian?" "What does it mean to pursue higher ed as Native students?" Read more.

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Not too late to join Nordic Ski team!

The South Nordic Ski Team kicked off its season last week with dry land training but you can still join! We welcome skiers of all levels and experience to learn and enjoy both classic and skate skiing this season. We are using the Teamsnap app to communicate. Learn more

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