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Site Council Update: Principal Search

Site Council convened and formally established the ad hoc "Principal Selection Process Committee." Meeting minutes outline where we are. Next steps: Impending release of a stakeholder survey; and Site Council's formation of an interview team.

Nominations open for Principal Interview Team

We're looking for representation, that best reflects our makeup of students, parents, teachers, staff and community members, to vet and help select the next leader of South High. Nominate yourself or someone else to serve on the Principal Interview Team by Monday, April 29.

FREE ACT test is a week away!

Next week, Wednesday, April 24, all South juniors, and some seniors, will report to the South High gym at 7:30 a.m. to sit for the ACT college entrance exam. Read important reminders about what students need to do this week, as well as test day!

ACT dismissal

After the ACT exam, testing students will be dismissed for the day. Students may resume afternoon schedules, but need to check-in with Attendance Clerk, Erica Evans to have their attendance recorded. Expected end time is 1 p.m.; 2:30 p.m., if testing with accommodations.

NEW More AP Review Sessions scheduled

Just added, to teacher-led study sessions for Advanced Placement exams, an April 20Saturday, Calculus Review, 9-1 p.m. with Mr. Krasean. See all sessions.

Do you know where your AP test is?

Find out here! The Advanced Placement test schedule has been updated with locations.

View report cards online

NEW Log into the portal. Look to the left navigation bar, and click the tab, "Report Card." This will bring up the online view of the same quarterly grade reports that are mailed home.

NHS inducts new members

National Honor Society, tonight, will induct a new cohort of sophomores and juniors into the ranks of students recognized for academic excellence, outstanding character, leadership and exceptional community service. Ceremony: Thursday, April 18, 6-8 p.m, SHS auditorium.

Student ID required for lunch

Beginning Monday, April 22, students must present student ID to be scanned for daily lunch payments. The keypad will no longer be an option. To get a new or replacement ID, before the change takes effect, see Melissa Butler TOMORROW in room 103.

NEW college credit courses at South High

Current 10th and 11th graders, save time, save money by signing up now for concurrent enrollment courses taught at South High, by South High faculty, for high school and FREE college credit through MCTC. Learn more.

Welcome future Tigers to campus!

Share your Tiger Pride with incoming 9th graders, who are registering for high school classes, Thursday night, April 25--a perfect time for teams, clubs and departments to connect and recruit. Reserve a table now. Here's how

Be South High's next Citywide rep

Current 9th and 10th graders are encouraged to apply to represent South High on the Citywide Student Advisory Board. See details. | Print application or, get an application in the main office. Submit by Friday, April 26.

Prom tickets on sale this week

South High's "Land of 10,000 Lights" Prom is Saturday, April 27, and tickets are on sale now. First, however, juniors and seniors should make sure paperwork in order. Also, act sooner rather than later to get the best price!

  • To buy tickets, pick up prom contracts in the main office, the commons or in Mr. Johnson's room, 310.
  • Read carefully; get parent signature and sign-offs.
  • Bring completed contracts to ticket tables Wednesday, Thursday or Friday of this week, or next.
  • Ticket prices this week: April 17 - $45  | April 18, 19 - $50
  • Ticket prices next week: April 24, 25, 26 - $55 
  • ​Questions? Contact Mr. Johnson in room 310. | Sales during lunches ONLY.
Be a host family for ONE week!

South High needs just 10 more host families for visiting Austrian students, April 25-May 2. If you're interested in opening your home to this cultural experience, please contact German language teacher Arthur French

Race to Justice Day: Call for submissions

Students, submit your proposal now to lead a workshop at South High's Race to Justice Day--a day devoted to student-led workshops and presentations at South High. Proposals due Wednesday, April 24. Event day is Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

Pancake Breakfast around the corner

Have a delicious Pancake Breakfast with your Tiger family, Sunday, April 28, 8-11 a.m. This long-standing tradition hosted by the South High Foundation is the highlight of spring. Don't miss it! Want to help?  Contact Barb Smith Novotny ('83) at

Get free dental care, on campus!

Operation Grace is parking their Dental Bus at South High, four straight days in May to give students FREE dental care. To get an appointment, May 13-16, complete this form, and be sure to get a parent's signature. Contact Health teacher Jennifer Lucke with questions.

Site Council launches search process

At the Tuesday, April 9 meeting of the Site Council and Parent Council, MPS representatives explained the principal search process. Next: Site Council meets to finalize the stakeholder survey, Monday, April 15, 6:30 p.m., in the Media Center/Library. All stakeholders invited!

Donate your time, save South High money!

The more volunteer test proctors who come to us from our parent and neighborhood community, the more money South High can save by not hiring additional staff for test days. Willing to help? We'd be grateful! See available times. Training at your convenience via video.

Gear Up news for juniors and parents

Gear Up has free ACT prep books for 11th graders. Pick up in the Gear Up office.
Parents who missed Junior Planning Night are invited to view the online presentation "Understanding the College Essay."

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