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School resumes Monday

School is out Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week for conferences and Minnesota Educator Academy (MEA) workshops. Additional release days, Thursday, Nov. 3 and Friday, Nov. 4, will follow the end of the first quarter. Plan ahead by checking all no school days to come.

PSAT registration EXTENDED to Oct. 26

Registration for the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Qualifying Test has been extended to WednesdayOct. 26. Juniors and sophomores, this is your chance for possible scholarships and to prep for tests required for entrance at most colleges. See details.

Winter Sports underway late October!

Alpine and nordic skiing, basketball, cheerleading, dance, gymnastics, hockey,  swimming and wrestling teams are all gearing up for the 2016-17 Winter Season. Connect with the Athletics Department to sign up. See coach contacts and start dates.

Be a host family for a week!

At South HIgh, we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of twenty students from our German partner school, Gymnasium Farsum for a weeklong cultural exchange. We invite you and need you to be a host family Oct. 30 - Nov. 11!  See what's involved.

Sadie Hawkins tickets on sale NOW

Each fall, South High students are transported by bus to a ranch for a night of hayrides, dancing and fun! Get your tickets now through Friday, Oct. 28. First come, first served! Permission slips required. See more.

QQuest conference set for Nov. 1

High School students, who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Allied youth, are invited to gather for the annual QQuest conference, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the University of Minnesota's Coffman Memorial Union. Read more.

Peace Speaker to address South students

South High and the Peace Tigers will host acclaimed speaker Paul Chappell Tuesday, Nov. 1. Chappell, a childhood trauma survivor, struggling student, West Point grad and Iraq vet, now teaches peace literacy across the country  See flier | Letters to Paul from high school students | Video Clip

Study abroad for free!

Know a Tiger who wants to study in Germany, all expenses paid?!  Students of ALL backgrounds are encouraged to apply for the CBYX scholarship!  Learn more.

Order class yearbooks

Get your edition of 2016-17 Tiger memories by going to or by calling 1.877.767.5217.
Book price: $70 | Order deadline: Friday Oct. 28

After-school enrichment at South!

The MN Children's Defense Fund is offering culturally-affirming, academic enrichment after school at South High, Monday - Thursday, 3:15-4:30 p.m. Film club, Lacrosse, College Readiness! Check out the offerings!

Coder Dojo gearing up for 2016-17

Want to learn computer programming? Then Coder Dojo is for you. Free for youth and teens, 11-18, we meet monthly. Our next meeting is Saturday, Oct. 29, 3-4:30 p.m. at the Walker Library. See details.

South biker qualifies for National Cycling camp

On the fast track in his cycling career, South biker Nick Carter has won an invitation from the USA National Cycling team to participate in Talent ID Camp. This is an important step in progressing to US National programs. Camp will be at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado, Oct. 18-23!  See more!

South Cross Country wins Blaine Invitational

South's Mahamed Salad placed first and Henry Holcomb placed third to give South High Boys Varsity Cross Country team the overall win in the Blaine Invitational. The girls team fared well coming in at 5th, boosted by Anna Mulhern's 2nd place win. Congrats, Tigers!

South debate team wins big in first tournament

South High debate is making an ultra impressive showing, getting the season underway by posting 10 wins in their first tournament! Organizers noted the young team of Ben Phi and Eiset Mebrahtu won all their rounds and came in second, making them one of the top teams in the state! See results.

Indian Ed update from Tami Johnson

Students this week got a quick tutorial about the education of American Indian people in the U.S. We began with a focus on the values and teaching styles of traditional (tribal) education, discussed the introduction of missionaries and military-style boarding schools and ultimately the Indian Education Act. Read more.

Update about the South High Book Club

Instead of every week, book club will be meeting every other week. Our next meeting is set for Wednesday, Oct. 12, 3:20 - 4 p.m. No required books. We share a love of reading, titles and yes, food! Learn more.

Check out MPS' Student Learning Resources

MPS has new and improved learning resources for staff, students and families! 
Learn about available resources
Email Deb Snell or Kristi Main or call them at 612.668.4364 for username/password access.

What you need to know, if leaving campus midday

🔹A parent must call 612.668.4314 to arrange student time away from school. 
🔹Students returning to campus midday should check in with the attendance clerk.
🔹Only the attendance clerk can end the record of an absence for that day. See more.

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The Southerner is back in digital print and more

Online and soon to be in print, South High's source of quality, enterprising journalism is now available at The first of four quarterly print issues is due out this fall. Also follow @shsoutherner on Twitter and Facebook.

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