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Senior party is on!

Class of 2021, celebrate as a class the day after graduation, June 10, 5:30-10:45 p.m.--travel time included. Parents will host this outdoor event at a secret location with entertainment, food, prizes and fun. Transportation provided! Tickets go on sale soon. More details to come.

Registration is open!

Incoming 9th graders, find the recorded version of our registration tutorials here, in English, Spanish and Somali, plus everything needed to sign up for classes! Submit soon. Schedules will be available at welcome events, before classes begin, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021.

Get college essay help, Thursdays!

The Writers' Room is the place to be, as our partners 826MSP host a series of college essay workshops May 6, 13, 20, after school, 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Google Meet Code: fiw-ahuo-aqs | Flyer

Reclaim credits in summer school

South High Counselors are ready to sign up students to attend one, two or three sessions of summer school, each running two weeks. A distance learning option will be available, too, but space is limited. See details. | Sign up now! The deadline is June 4. First session is June 21.

Free food boxes and Girl Scout cookies?

Yes! Pick up a free box of Girl Scout Cookies, when you get your food box, this week! Food pick-up sites (which include Washburn and Roosevelt) are open 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Flyers in Spanish and Somali.

Contact tracing relies on your best info

When a COVID case is identified in our community, it's our school nurses who track "close contacts." Therefore, it's essential we have current family phone and email information. Report updates via email or call 612.668.4314. Health questions? Call 612.668.4311.

School year to end in June

Tuesday, June 1 - Final full day for seniors.
Wednesday, June 2 - Final class for seniors - Meet 1st hour only, followed by senior send-off.
Friday, June 11 - Final day of classes for grades 9, 10, 11.

Take these AP test steps

Advanced Placement test-takers, please take these essential steps to prepare for AP exams. Some are recommended but some are required and must be completed before exam dates!

Writers' Room hosts final guest of the year

Meet Maria Isa, rapper, songwriter, and teaching artist, in the Writers' Room, Wednesday, May 19, 1:30 p.m. Learn about her connection to the South literary work, "Words Unburden Me," and more, on Google Meet. Code: nus-rdzy-cmu | Flyer

In-person learning, still an option

Distance learners may register as in-person learners, if they do so by May 5 or May 10. Contact attendance clerk Erica Evans to make arrangements. (May 5 registrants begin in-person classes, Monday, May 10; May 10 registrants begin in-person classes May 24.)

Check out library materials

South High librarians remind all students they can check out paper books or download digital books from the school library. Here's how

Spring testing continues

MPS is going forward with spring testing in reading and math for 9th grade students (Measures of Academic Progress). Testing dates at South are set for May 17, 18, 20. Remote testing, for distance learners, can be arranged for May 20. Read more.

Graduation will be at Convention Center

Members of the Class of 2021, choosing to participate in-person, can plan to attend commencement at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Wednesday, June 9, 8 p.m. The ceremony will be livestreamed. Keep current with plans on the Senior Page.

Join new debate team, today

South High debate is forming a team for women and non-binary students to compete in a June tournament, coached by Taylor Love. Your reward could be a valuable college scholarship! Meet Wednesday, May 5, 3 p.m. | Flyer

Young Black authors, get published!

Our Writers' Room partners at 826MSP are seeking stories, illustrations, and photos for the next Young Authors’ Book Project focusing on works from self-identifying Black youth. If published, receive compensation of $50. Submission details | Submission form.

Visit Immigrant Law Center, today

Students are invited to meet virtually with the Immigrant Law Center of MN
Wednesday, May 5, 1-2 p.m. | Immigration 101 | Link | Learn more.
Wednesday, May 12, 1-2 p.m.| Know Your Rights | Link | Learn more.

Get COVID-tested, Fridays

The School Based Clinic is offering FREE COVID testing for students, who have a Clinic Registration/Consent form and Covid-19 Testing Consent form on file.  Forms available here in Spanish and Somali. Once submitted, call 612.668.4333 or text 612.599.3195 for appointments or questions!

MDH shares vaccine fact sheet

The Minnesota Department of Health offers this fact sheet to assure families that teens, 16 and 17 years of age, can only be vaccinated with parental consent, and to provide families and our school community with the "vaccine finder" link.

Immerse yourself in art talks!

The South High Art Dept. and All Nations invite all students to meet Lucie Skjefte, our next featured artist, Tuesday May 11, 1:30 p.m. Upcoming guests include alumnae Casey Grengs and Bree Green. | Google Meet Code: qsy-ftap-mqv | Click links for bios!

Prepare for football season, now

Coach Lossow is calling a May meeting for new and returning Tiger football players. We'll gather online. Sign up at to ensure you get upcoming notices about summer practices and more!

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