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African Culture Night THIS WEEK

South High students and staff present African Culture Night, Thursday, March 30, 5-8 p.m.! This special evening includes dinner and features a fashion show, spoken word performances and a listening session to inspire and further shared understanding. All are invited. Please come. See poster!

Spring break, end of third quarter approaching

Thursday, March 30 - End of the 3rd quarter.
Friday, March 31- April 7 - No school, spring break
Monday, April 10 - School resumes, 4th quarter begins

Test out of remedial courses by taking the MCAs NOW

NOTICE FROM THE MN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: MCA scores of current 10th and 11th graders, testing now in the spring of 2017, can be used to test out of remedial courses at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities beginning in 2018-19. Students who opted out of taking the MCAs need only show up to test.  See Ms. McMillen. | Full notice. | Opt-out forms

MCA testing set for April
  • April 17-21 - Reading (10th graders) 
  • April 24-28 - Math (11th graders) | Science (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grades)
    Please note these dates for Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments.


Underclassmen, act fast, register now!

Students in 9th, 10th and 11th grades, if you have not yet met with your counselor to register for next year, please complete course request forms immediately. Find them in our online toolkit and schedule an appointment to meet with your counselor ASAP. Get the courses you want for next year!

Needed: Short-term host families!

We're looking for families to host students from our partner school, Graz International Bilingual School. They are visiting Tuesday, April 25 - Monday May 1! Could you help us out? Host students would be shadowed in classes, and also would be invited to participate in fun activities throughout the week. See details.

Next parent meeting follows Spring Break

Parents United for South High meets Monday, April 10. This date coincides with the first day of the new quarter and the first day of school following Spring Break.

Contribute to Pennies for Patients

The "Pennies for Patients" campaign is in its final stretch at South High. Mr. Nohel, Social Studies teacher, coordinates this campaign. The idea is that "change beats cancer." Classes are filling jars fast. But it's not too late to help your class top all others. Contributions are being accepted through next week! 

Talent Show winners announced!

The National Honor Society extends a special thank you to all who supported this week's annual Talent Show, particularly Mr. Hardy, Connor Snowden, Tommy Fourre and the tech crew, administrators, all who came and our very talented performers! The evening's winners, decided by the audience, are:

Third Place - Kieran, Charlie & Doug's Band
Second Place - Victor Furman Gershwin Piano Performance
First Place - Nasir, Majesty & Sylence Dance Performance! 

District History Day competition, Saturday

Last week, we posted the list of South High student historians advancing to District History Day competition. This week, see their winning project titles, as well! You are also invited to see projects on public display the morning of competition at North High School | 9-11:30 a.m. | Saturday, March 25.

Tour Benefit Concert this Friday!

Our annual Tour Benefit Concert is slated for this Friday, 7 p.m. in the audtiorium. No admission, we only ask you give what you can to help student musicians get on the road and tour St. Louis, Missouri. Treat yourself to the sounds of Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Band, Pop Singers, Varsity Choir, and Wind Ensemble. Also, give Timon Jones and Kieran Hegarty a listen on Jazz 88 promoting the concert!

The inspiration for "Stop Playing"

For those who couldn't attend Friday Seminar, and those who did, speaker George Shannon shares now the inspiration for his talk "Stop Playing" in this video. That message comes through loud and clear as Shannon and students tour Historically Black Colleges and Universities and encounter Dr. Freeman. This is a short, compelling video, please view. The back story.

Whisper Urrutia claims essay win at Storytelling Day

In conjunction with World Story Telling Day, March 21, South senior Whisper Urrutia was asked to recite her prize winning essay, "The Solution." The event, which recognizes that stories tranform education, and contest were both sponsored by the MN Alliance for Peacemakers. Urrutia did South High proud, claiming 2nd place and $750 scholarship prize!

Advanced Placement resources posted

Several AP resources are posted to the South High "Testing" page, found under the "Academics" tab. As students prepare for May AP exams, they are encouraged to review FAQs | Exam Dates | AP Program Guide-English | AP Program Guide-Spanish.

Registration for future freshman: May 2

Save the date. Current 8th graders/future freshmen will register for classes Tuesday, May 2. More information will follow in the coming weeks.

Spring Concert Series underway in May

The Spring Concert Series is happening in May, made extra special by recognizing our graduating seniors! Admission is $5 for adults | $3 for students.

  • Tuesday, May 9 -Jazz Night
  • Thursday, May 11 - Choir Night
  • Tuesday, May 16 - Orchestra Night
  • Friday, May 19 - Band Night 
Register now for the Youth Action Retreat

South students, you're invited to the Youth Action Retreat, Wednesday, April 26, hosted by St. Mary's University. It's free to students in grades 9-12, but limited to 10 participants per school. Registration is open until April 7. Breakfast and lunch are provided. See all details.

Apply to attend MN Youth Institute

"It's your state, your world. How will you help feed it?" That's the question posed to students and the issue to be discussed at the MN Youth Institute May 15. To attend, you must submit an essay with your plan of action by April 15,  See event details.

All parents, celebrate the class of 2017!

June 3rd is also the date of the all night grad party for seniors. To pull it off we need all parents of underclassmen to consider chaperoning and help plan. It's a fun time, please meet with us TONIGHT at the Riverview Cafe, 6:30 p.m. See details.

Don't get towed

Be careful. Parking in the South High lot could be very expensive. Staff, please be sure to hang parking tags. Parents and visitors, please park in visitor stalls or along streets. Students, please do not park in the lot. Owners of unauthorized vehicles risk being towed by "Rapid Recovery." The impound fee is $215.

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