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It's Tiger homecoming week!

Friday night football against Washburn will be followed by Saturday night fever in the school gym, this weekend. Be sure to buy dance tickets week days, at lunches. No tickets will be sold at the door.  Here are all the important details!

Parent Night is Thursday!

Experience your child's school day at night! Come to Parent Night, Thursday, Sept. 19--an event for anyone who "parents" a South High Tiger. Meet 5:30 in the auditorium for the Principal's Welcome. If you miss it, catch Principal Stringer at the end of the night! See full program.

Experience Argentina with South High

Right before Parent Night, learn about South High's Southern hemisphere adventure to Argentina and future travel to Spain, Thursday, Sept. 19, 5 p.m. in room 317 or email Profe. Willette. Students and families welcome. The enrollment deadline is Sept. 30.

SHS travel club sets sights on Ecuador

Learn about another SHS world travel excursion Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6 p.m. in room 258. Seasoned travelers and SHS teachers Ms. Lanik and Ms. Haug, led SHS students on a tour of East Asia this past summer. Next stop: Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, June 2020! 

SHS to host welcome back Pow Wow

South High School is hosting the MPS Welcome Back to School Pow Wow, Friday, Sept. 27. Festivities begin with a meal 4:30 p.m. in the Commons. Grand Entry is set for 5:30 on the field. See details, including how to claim vendor spots and drum registration, on event poster

Get legal help at South High

South's social work team is proud to partner again with the Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid Immigration Law Project in hosting monthly legal clinics for students and families. Students may make an appointment with their Social Worker for Thursday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Register for the PSAT

Beginning, Monday, September 23, 10th graders may join 11th graders in registering for the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, set for Wednesday, Oct. 30, at South High. Read FAQs | Registration closes Wednesday, Oct. 23.

Free PSAT study guides available

Get a sampling of test questions and learn more about the National Merit Scholarship program in PSAT study guides, available in counseling offices, 247 A & B, or get them in the testing office, located in the media center/library. 

Gear Up to offer FREE ACT practice tests

Juniors, thanks to Gear Up, you're set to take two ACT practice tests, for free! No registration required. Just show up to the auditorium, Tuesday, Oct. 8, or Wednesday, Feb. 5.  Time TBA. Two weeks after the test, you'll get a detailed score report.

Coming, free ACT prep sessions

Stay tuned. Following each ACT practice test, Gear Up will host ACT practice sessions, taught by South teachers, after school. Details to come!

MDE test dates set

The Minnesota Department of Education has set all test dates for the year. Visit our testing page to see dates and to access the opt-out form.

Call if you can, text if you can't

See a fight or something not right on the bus or train? Metro Transit says "Call (911) if you can. Text, if you can't." If a call puts your safety at risk, text 612.900.0411. Either way, note the 3-character LRV # inside every train or bus and say/type "Metro Transit Police needed!" 

Sign up now for Driver's Ed. in November

Driver's Ed. sessions fill up fast. South's September session is full. But applications for the November session will be available, Thursday evening, at Parent Night. Meet new South Comm. Ed. Coordinator Maile Siemon and East African Outreach Coordinator Ahmed A. Yusuf.

Sadies set for Friday, Oct. 11

Save the date! The annual Sadie Hawkins Dance is set for Friday, Oct. 11. Buy tickets as early as next week, during all lunches. Tickets and signed permission slips reserve your seat on the bus to Bunker Park Stables for dancing and bon fires. No date required, bring your friends!

Site Council meets Sept. 26

Site Council, the policy-making body for South High, will wrap 2018-19 business, and recruit for formal 2019-20 membership. Whether you're a parent, student or community member, join us, Thursday, Sept. 26, 4 p.m. in conference room 149.

PUSH celebrates Latino Family Involvement

This week marks the start of Latino Heritage month. At South High, the Oct. 12 Parents United for South High (PUSH) meeting will be devoted to highlighting Latino Family Involvement in our school. The meeting will be a Saturday, 9-11 a.m. gathering. More information to come!

Sign up for Parent Academy!

Get up to speed on the best way to support your child, and partner with South High! Sessions are available throughout the city, and South High will host a session, meeting five Mondays, Oct. 28 through Dec. 2, with lessons in English, Spanish, and Somali. Learn more.

Meet the girls basketball's coach

South High Athletics invites players and families to meet the new head coach of the girls' basketball program, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 5 p.m. in the Commons. Announcement and formal introduction will be made at this meet and greet.

School Based Clinic celebrated in Oregonian

The Pulitzer-prize winning Oregonian newspaper dispatched a photographer to South to illustrate their series on how Minneapolis leads mental health supports for young people via school based clinics, and SBC's culturally-sensitive acuity in their approach. Bravo to our SBC!

The SHS Math Center needs you

Be a student math tutor! You don't have to be an A+ math student. If you like helping others and have desire to strengthen your own math skills, you'll be an inspiring tutor! Speak Spanish or Somali? That's a huge plus! Also, earn math practicum credits! Interested? Contact: Ms. Zobott.

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