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Senior Class Activities
Senior Class Activities is responsible for planning and carrying out the traditional Senior class activities, which include boat bash, class picnic, t-shirt designs, graduation speakers, and future class reunions.

Silver Ribbon Committee
The Silver Ribbon Campaign (SRC) is a student led group that has existed since 2003. Unique to South High, SRC is a support, information and stigma busting group about mental illness. Since everyone is affected by mental illness, the more students know, the more they can help themselves, be sensitive to others and create a community of informed and caring students and staff. The group meets every other week to hear speakers talk about their illnesses, treatments, recovery and hope. Time is always allotted for questions and answers. A social worker advises the group in collaboration with a staff member of NAMI-MN (National Alliance on Mental Illness.) Student leaders self select. As many as 90 students attend meetings and class attendance is excused.

Get hands-on coding experience and exposure to careers in the tech industry.

Southerner Newspaper
The Southerner is a student-run and student-written newspaper that publishes articles that are relevant and entertaining to South High School‟s student population. Any student may participate in the production of the paper by taking the Journalism class as an English elective, or by working for the paper as an extra-curricular activity. Working for the Southerner looks very good on college applications and is an excellent way to explore a career in journalism.

Spoken Word
Share passion for creative expression through writing and performance with peer support and critiques.

Student Council
Student Council is an opportunity for students to be elected to a council position to make school wide decisions. The 50 students elected to the student council are responsible for the planning and decision making process of school dances, food drives, blood drives, etc. This organization promotes leadership, community involvement and academic success.

South High Theater is a diverse, energetic, artistically motivated program that has captured the imaginations of thousands of viewers over the years.  Ours is an educational theater, serving students from all our Small Learning Communities and from all age groups:  freshmen through seniors.  South High Theater traditionally offers seven big productions, making it easily the most prolific school theater in the Twin Cities and one of the busiest theaters of any kind:  amateur or professional.  Offerings include Shakespeare, dramas, original plays, and our famous South High musicals, which attract audiences in the thousands.  South High Theater is lead by a student governing body, and by an Artistic Director and an adult Technical Director, who provide professional artistic leadership, motivation, and inspiration.

TRIO Upward Bound - UMN Duluth
Upward Bound Vision Quest is a college access program funded by the U.S. Department of Education and sponsored by the University of Minnesota Duluth. Upward Bound Vision Quest currently serves 135 students in grades 9 - 12 in Minneapolis and Duluth public schools. Upward Bound Vision Quest is designed to meet the academic and motivational needs of high school students who are from low income families and/or are potentially the first generation of their family to receive a bachelor's degree, and who want to go to college.

TRIO Upward Bound - UMN Twin Cities
An academic and college preparatory program funded by the US Department of Education. The purpose of TRIO UB is to develop the skills and motivation necessary for students to successfully complete high school and to enter and succeed in college. While there are hundreds of TRIO Upward Bound programs across the nation, this specific program is housed at University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). We are currently funded to serve 118 Minneapolis 9-12th graders from Edison Sr. High School, North Senior Academy, Patrick Henry High School, and South High School. TRIO UB at the University of Minnesota has served Minneapolis high school youth and families since 1966.

Ultimate Frisbee
South Squall, fast-paced disc game played on footbal field.

UMOJA, meaning unity, is a student organization comprised of students with African and African American descent. The goal of UMOJA is to promote community involvement, encourage academic success in high school and college, and preserve and transmit knowledge of the African and African American culture. All South High students are welcome to participate.

The word “unidos” means “united” which represents how the students have come together from various places to be united as Latino people. They are a unique group of students because they are all different and at the same time they also share many common customs. As a student organization at South, UNIDOS holds fundraisers, performs community service, attends citywide leadership meetings and conducts a once a month decision making advisory board meeting. The students also perform in an auditorium presentation at the end of the school year. The performance is made up of traditional dances, modern dances, student poetry and art, as well as individual cultural history

Students produce a historical record of the schoolyear and gain experience in contract negotiations, photographer selection, book design, page and picture layouts, ad campaigns, and editorial leadership. It is an opportunity for creative and diligent students to be involved in a creative business enterprise

Youth Participatory Evaluation Committee
We evaluate programs, organizations, and systems designed to serve youth.

Zombie Club
View movies from the genre and discuss merits and progression of zombies in film and popular culture.