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ALL Juniors report to the YWCA, Feb. 28

The school day, for 11th graders, will begin and end at the YWCA Tuesday, Feb. 28 for the free ACT. Please read ACT FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions). NOTE: Pre-administrative paperwork is required this week! The test is NEXT WEEK.

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AP testing sign-up ENDS MONDAY

Students planning to take Advanced Placement exams are asked to get these dates on their calendars:

  • Deadline for AP test sign-up is Monday, Feb. 27, 10:24 a.m.
  • Exams are the first two weeks in May. See FAQs for important details.
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Registration timeline has NEW DATES

In February, current freshman, sophomores and juniors will be preparing to select classes for next school year. Below is the timeline for students and parents. Please take time to discuss choices with family, teachers and your counselor.
● Counselors distribute materials in English classes Thursday, March 2; Friday, March 3.
● Students without an English class should see their counselor.
● Families encouraged to discuss course choices. 
Students meet with counselors — Monday, March 6 - Friday, March 17.

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Blue bag mystery explained by KARE 11

Blue bags on campus trees have been a mystery to some. We invited KARE 11 to spread the word that the trees are premium maples and the bags are collecting sap--an all-in-one lesson in chemistry, ecology and culture taught by Vincent Patton of the All Nation's program. See photos.

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NASA's Robinson: a South High graduate!

South High grad and NASA veteran Alicia Robinson will be the featured guest at a Hidden Figures Screening, Tuesday, Feb. 28, co-sponsored by South High. Robinson also worked for the United Space Alliance and is now an International Training ManagerSee poster.

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Join Ultimate Frisbee!

Parents and students are invited to learn about the South High Ultimate Frisbee Program, which supports Boys - Girls - Varsity - JV teams. No Experience necessary. South High Media Center | 7 p.m. |Tuesday Feb. 28

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Laptop donations needed

Last year, science teacher/tech guru,David Groos supplied classrooms with upgraded computers and top of the line software at virtually no cost! He did it with donated, used laptops If you or your company is interested in donating laptops, please email Mr. Groos. See more!

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Earn HS and college credit at the same time

Two sessions outlining Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) are slated for next week in the South High Media Center. To attend be sure to get passes in the CCC.
 

MCTC PSEO
Namibia Little (D3 Coordinator) and Jasmine Perkins (PSEO Coordinator)
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1:30 pm  

U of M TC PSEO
Andrew Kopelman (PSEO Academic Advisor)
Wednesday, March 1, 1:30 pm
 
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Get need-based scholarships to Concordia

Need-based scholarships are available for Concordia Language Villages summer 2017, youth residential programs. Residential programs are open to students, ages 7-18 of all levels in 14 languages. Deadline: Feb. 24, 2017. Read more.

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Raise awareness about eating disorders

Walk with NEDA, the National Eating Disorders Association, Sunday, Feb. 26 7:30-10 a.m. at the Mall of America. Join in making strides in supporting families, and efforts that champion body diversity. Students and school faculty are key here, as eating disorders are widespread across college campuses. Read flier details.

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Girls Basketball fundraisers

South Girls Basketball Boosters are behind two fundraisers for the team:

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Win $1000 with your Peace Essay

The MN Alliance of Peacemakers is awarding high school juniors and seniors scholarship prizes of $1000, $750 and $500 for winning entries in their annual peace essay contest. Topics & Entry Form | Resource Llst | Peace Literacy Submissions due Feb. 28.

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Know another language? Earn college credit!

Sophomores, juniors and seniors, who can read and write in Spanish, French, German, Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese and/or Russian, can take a test to earn up to four semesters of college credit for free! Test Saturday, March 11 8:30 a.m. – noon. See details.

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Organize Racial Justice Day

Racial Justice Day 2017 is a student-organized conference about equity, with a focus on racial justice. It is an all-day event set for May 17. All students are invited to be on the RJD Committee. We meet Tuesdays, after school, in the media center library.

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Become a teen teacher with YTY!

Youth Teaching Youth prepares students to teach, improve public speaking skills and build resumés in a class running nine weeks Tuesdays and Thursdays. Learn more in the Community Ed office or contact  Heather Borgman OR Lou Powers.

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Audition for the South High NHS Talent Show

Audition for the annual Talent Show hosted by the National Honor Society now until March 9 and take the stage Monday, March 20. You'll compete for fun, for $ prizes and for South High Pride! See details!

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Prom is May 13, prep events in March/April

Juniors and Seniors, prom is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 7:30-11:30 p.m. at the Commons Hotel. Several organizations make prom affordable with low and no-cost dresses and accessories. Note dates. FORMS AVAILABLE FOR GLASS SLIPPER NOW IN ROOM 247A

  • Operation Glass Slipper - March 11-12 at Southdale
  • Fairy Godmother  - April 1 at Jimmy Lee Rec Center, St. Paul
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Ash Farah wins Beat the Odds Scholarship

Annually, the Children’s Defense Fund of Minnesota recognizes students who've achieved academically, overcoming adversity at the same time. This year, South High's Ash Farah has won the honor for his story of courage, determination and hope. It comes with a $5,000 scholarship.

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South students named National Merit Finalists

South's five semi-finalists have now all advanced to the finalist stage for prestigious national merit honorsElla Barnhill, Josiah Ferguson, Elwood Olson, Townesend Nelson and Eliza Roberts are in the finalist pool vying for $2500 scholarshp awards and the honor of Merit Scholar.

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Singing telegrams speak to SHS hearts

Sometimes a song can say best what your heart feels. Each Valentine's Day, our South Singing Tigers deliver! You won't want to miss this!

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