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Welcome back, Tigers!

To prepare families for the new year, a Back-to-School print edition of Tiger Pride was mailed to South High families. For your convenience, it's also available here!

School starts Monday!

Tigers, start setting those alarms! School begins Monday, August. 28 with the regular class day running 8:20 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. However, any student unable to pick up their schedule Friday, should arrive early Monday to pick it up. Welcome back!

Orientation & Schedule pick up, Friday!

Freshman orientation sessions and upperclassmen schedule pick up, Friday, Aug. 28, will take place in rooms with counselors, as assigned according to last name: (A-Car)  Ms. Gaulke, Auditorium | (Cas –Ha)  Ms. Clark, Media Ctr.  | (He-Ma) Ms. Lewis, Band Rm.  | (Mc-Ri) - Mr. Dilla, Choir Rm.  | (Ro-Z) Ms. Abuqalbeen, Rm. 234

8-10 a.m. Freshmen Orientation (Report first to audtorium)
10 a.m.    Sophomore Schedule Pick up (Report to assigned rooms)
11 a.m.    Junior Schedule Pick up
Noon       Senior Schedule Pick up
1 p.m.      All students

What if I can't be there Friday?

Students unable to make Friday welcome events, may pick up schedules at school early Monday, OR print from the parent portal over the weekend! 

Protocol for schedule concerns

After Friday, if you see something on your schedule that doesn't look right, please take a look at the protocol for Schedule Concerns. Counselors will take care of specific concerns in person during the first week of classes, meeting with students on designated days. They will be unable to to accept phone calls or answer email during this time. Thank you for your understanding.

Experience your high schooler's day!

The South High Open House, Thursday, Sept. 14, is a wonderful opportunity to Meet Principal Aponte 5:30 p.m. | Visit info tables - 6 p.m. | and Attend classes6:30-8 p.m. run through the 7-period school day. Bring a copy your child's schedule, print from the portal, or use this handy schedule template to write it down! Arrive at your convenience, this is where we'll be.

Parents Right to Know info posted

Notices regarding pesticide/herbicide schedules, radio frequency and lead levels have been updated under the parent tab for the 2017-18 school year.

Super Soccer Saturday is Sept. 9

Super Soccer Saturday is just a few weeks away! Come witness this classic rivalry in wihich the Gallant Tigers of South High take on the Southwest Lakers in six game day matchups––five at South High's Barnard Field and one at Roosevelt. Here's the lineup! | Share our poster.

Become a Music Booster!

Music Boosters are folks just like you! They love and support music education and opportunities to showcase outstanding student musicianship at South High. Join us at our first meeting of the year: Thursday, Aug. 24 | 6:30 - 7:45 pm | South High Band Room | Contact: Laurie Meyers

NEW: 2017-18 Music Calendar

The music calendar has been REVISED with a concert added Nov. 10, and the fall Jazz Concert set now for Nov. 13. See the updated calendar and mark dates! Remember, auditions for Pop Singers and Jazz Ensemble kick off Tuesday, Sept. 12, and the annual Music Firewood Sale is Saturday, Sept. 23

Calendar updates for Aug./Sept.

August, 25 - Freshmen Orientation & Upperclassmen Schedule Pick Up
8 a.m. - Freshmen & Parents | 10 a.m. - Sophomores | 11 a.m.  - Juniors | Noon - Seniors

  • Thursday, Aug. 24 - Music Booster Meeting
  • Friday, Aug. 25 - Freshmen Orientation | Schedule Pick Up
  • Monday, Aug. 28 - School begins
  • Friday, Sept. 1 - Eid al-Adha (Submit absence request form at orientation or first week of school.)
  • Monday, Sept. 4 - No School, Labor Day
  • Tuesday, Sept. 5 - Picture Day
  • Saturday, Sept. 9 - Super Soccer Saturday
  • Tuesday, Sept. 12 - Music auditions - Pop Singers, Jazz Ensemble
  • Thursay, Sept. 14 - Parent Open House
  • Saturday, Sept. 23 - Music Firewood Sale
Summer homework

AP Biology - Summer reading & activity find
AP Lit & Comp - Select two books from reading lists.
AP Language - Newly added - lower half 
AP Spanish - Read a novel in Spanish and complete a written review. 

Leadership change in South High Athletics

MPS Athletic Director Trent Tucker has announced that South Athletic Director Brett McNeal will be taking over AD duties at Edison High School effective July 1, 2017. Current Edison Athletic Director Amy Cardarelle will assume the AD post here at South on the same date. Cardarelle was named the South High Athletic Director in February of 2015 and served out that year, but was reassigned the following fall to Edison.

AP Luseni named MPS Principal

Minneapolis Public Schools has announced that Assistant Principal Michael Luseni has been named Principal of Heritage Academy effective July 1, 2017. Heritage is a 6-12, Science and Technology school. Luseni came to Minneapolis South High in 2015 leading the charge in strategies promoting Positive School Wide Engagement and guiding best practices in approaches to Special Education. MPS Announcement | Letter to Families

Kick off the soccer season, Thursday

Tiger parents, coaches and soccer players are all invited to our annual kick off of the 2017-18 soccer season this Thursday at South! 
Aug. 17 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Auditorium

Summer transcript requests

The South High Counseling office is closed for the summer. Final transcripts have been sent to colleges indicated on the survey seniors completed prior to graduation. If you are finishing requirements during summer, Richard Palmquist, counseling clerk, will honor transcripts requests when he returns August 14. For immediate assistance, please contact MPS Student Accounting at 612.668.0029.


If you'll be a high school student this fall, the YMCA will give you a FREE membership this summer! That means free hoops, free pool time, free workouts and free exercise classes. Go to any Y to sign up, bring id (school id, or schedule, or report card) and an adult to sign for you. Or, have your guardian sign the form at home and bring it in. It's easy. Get all the details!

Get free meals this summer

Students 18 years old and younger can get free meals all summer long and they can use their Metro Transit Summer Go To Pass to get there! To find summer meal locations near you:  

  • TEXT ‘Food’ to 877-877
  • CALL 1-866-3-hungry (486479)
  • VISIT 
Ride metro transit all summer for just $25!

High school students can get unlimited bus and train rides June 1-September 5 with a $25 summer go-to pass. Ride between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily,  Purchase with credit card at Metro Transit. To pay with cash, call 612-373-3333 for pay locations or view at the link provided. Get to your summer job, classes, program and activities with the ease of public transport!

Help water, weed the South High gardens

Science teacher and master gardener Susan Peterson is accepting volunteer help to water the gardens this summer. If you're interested, feel free to reply to the newsletter email with a time and day you would like to come. We'll get you on the calendar!

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