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No school, Friday and Monday

Tigers, we're at the halfway point. Thursday marks the end of first semester, followed by no school, Friday, Jan. 17 and Monday, Jan. 20--for teacher record-keeping, and the King holiday. Enjoy the time off. Second semester begins, Tuesday, Jan. 21. 

Come early for new schedules, Tuesday

Second semester schedule pick-up begins at 7:45 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21 in the auditorium. Students without a 1st or 2nd hour class, may pick up schedules in the main office.

Academic Planning Night, Feb. 4

Parents, and underclassmen in grades 9, 10, 11, are invited to campus to go over the 2020-21 course registration process at Academic Planning Night, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 6-7:30 p.m. Translators, Spanish and Somali, will be on hand. | Flyer | Poster

Minnesota Law: Parents get time off

Minnesota law requires employers to grant parents and guardians time off to attend conferences or school activities with timely notice. If needed, you may print this letter to accompany a request for time off, or get it at conferences for verification.| See MN statute.

VOICES film fest set for Jan. 23

Screen the in-depth work of South High student documentarians at the VOICES film festivalThursday, Jan 23, 6-8 p.m. in the South High Auditorium. Nine films that promise to make you think will be featured on an array of social justice topics. Film line-up to come!

Set a reminder for early morning ACT practice test

Juniors, ACT Practice Test #2 is three weeks away. Plan to come to school early, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 7:30 a.m. Testing ends at noon. No sign-up necessary. This is a chance to take a practice test, if you missed the first one, or see how you improved from the last one!

Step UP to make money, get career experience

The Step Up application for summer internships is now open to students who reside in Minneapolis, and will be 14-21 years of age by June 1. See other eligibility requirements at the link above. Applications due Feb. 10. Email Ikram Mohamud with questions, or call 612.455.1553.

Free "ACT for all" set for March

At South High, all 11th graders will take the ACT college entrance exam Tuesday, March 24. Please note, while the test is free, "pre-bubbling" is required and will take place in English classes, or at student's convenience with Ms. McMillen, before test day! | What is pre-bubbling?

Get ready for baseball season, now

Weekly South High Baseball Clinics get underway, Sunday, Jan. 19! Students in grades 3-12 can sign up. Questions? Call booster Joe Lock at 612.702.1791 or connect via email. | Cost is $60. Scholarships are available. | See registration details.

Semester end means books due, early closing

Backpacks, gym bags, and spaces under beds are known hiding places for misplaced textbooks and library books. Please take a quick look, and check your library account to see if you have books due. Also, remember, the library will close a 3:10 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16. 

Sign up for the NHS Talent Show

Share your talents and invite your friends to cheer you on in the South High's Annual Talent Competition, Friday, March 20. Complete the sign-up form, now. This year, our 1st place winner will be awarded $250! Second place is $100 and third is $50.

Take advantage of free ACT prep

Plan for these test prep opportunities through GEAR UP:

  • All juniors are pre-registered and expected to take the ACT Practice Test, Wednesday, Feb 5, 7:30 a.m. – noon.
  • Sign-up opens Feb. 18. for 5-weeks of after-school prep classes, Monday, Feb. 20 - Friday, March 20.
  • Students may use their Cambridge online log-ins, valid until June 2021.
  • ACT book sets are also available, while supplies last, in the GEAR UP office 249B.
  • has a link to free test prep (practice tests, study guides etc.)
Help a Tiger out, get a tiger tee!

Support Tigers who sing, play in the band or orchestra, by buying student-designed tees! Proceeds support the SHS music trip to New Orleans and a plethora of music education experiences along the way. Take a look at t-shirt options.

Register for spring sports

Register for spring sports, Monday, Feb. 24, 6-8 p.m. in the South High commons. Sign up for Adapted Bowling | Adapted Softball | Badminton | Baseball | Golf - Boys & Girls | Lacrosse - Boys & Girls | Softball - Girls | Tennis - Boys | Track & Field. Go Tigers!

Land a $14,000 internship

Genesys Works annually offers high school juniors a chance to win a coveted paid corporate internship during their senior year. It comes with get free tech and job training, college help and career exploration opps. Application due March 6. 

Tigers win Scholastic Art Awards

Congratulations to Senior Audrey Janz, and junior Izzy Spiess, who garnered MN Scholastic Art honors. Janz goes on to national competition after winning 3 Gold Keys. Spiess' self-portrait won honorable mention. The Gold Key exhibit runs Feb. 4-22 at the UMN's Regis West Gallery.

Tour HBCU's over spring break

Are you an African-American female interested in learning about Historically Black Colleges and Universities? Apply to tour several HBCUs on a Spring Break trip sponsored by the MPS Office of Black Male Achievement. Applications available and due in the CCC, Friday, Jan. 21.

It's a new season for SHS dance, theater

Friends of South High Dance and Theater (FOSHDT) invite parents to a meeting Thursday, Jan. 23, 5:30 p.m., in the SHS Skybox, 2nd floor. | See details.

SHS library extends hours to 6 p.m.

On select nights, the library will be open until 6 p.m. for 10th grade History Day students.  Students, are also encouraged to visit the library's website for resources to complete history day projects. Tuesday, Jan. 14 | Wednesday, Jan. 15 | Wednesday, Jan. 22 | Thursday, Jan. 23

Parents, our SHS historians need you

Immerse yourself in history, as a volunteer judge. This year's National History Day theme is Breaking Barriers and, at the moment, we're in need of judges willing to volunteer 8 a.m. -10:15, Tuesday, Jan. 28. Available? Please email Kristi Main or Josh Fisher.

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