Southern Garrett High School, the largest educational facility in predominately rural Garrett County, Maryland, strives to provide students with a variety of educational experiences to meet their individual needs. By providing successful school experiences, we prepare students to become life-long learners. We challenge students to strive for personal excellence and responsible citizenship as they develop intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically.
Thank you to Winner's Circle, our business partners for January.
Report Cards Sent Home Report cards will be sent home with students on Wednesday, February 4th
ACORN Looking for Student Work Are you an aspiring artist? a secret poet ? or a developing photographer? This is your chance to have your work recognized! The Acorn staff is looking for original student artwork, photography and writing for the upcoming school literary magazine to be published in the spring. Please see Ms. Savage in room 1231 if you are interested or if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing your work in print!
Bowling Night for Seniors If you would like to attend the Senior Bowling night on Sunday March 1, please sign up with Ms. Bittinger by February 11. You must have meet your fundraising obligation to participate. Please also see Ms. Bittinger with questions.
College Representative Visits during RAMS--Interested students are to sign up in Guidance.
College Goal Maryland Need Money for college? A free event to help students and families complete the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be held on February 5 (snow date--February 12) from 6-9pm at Garrett College. Go to http://www.collegegoalsundaymd.org/ for a list of forms and financial records you should bring to the event. For more information go to the website or contact Cissy Van Sickle at 301-387-3083.
After School Tutoring After school tutoring will be offered in the Media Center every Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. A math or English teacher will be available for tutoring each night.
Winter Homecoming Student Council is hosting Winter Homecoming with a Sweeetheart Themed dance on Saturday, February 14th from 8:00 pm until 11:00 pm in the high school cafetorium.
Tickets for the Winter Homecoming Sweetheart Dance will be on sale in Mr. Wolf's room during RAMS period from February 9th through February 13th. Advance tickets are $8 each or $12 per couple. Tickets at the door will be $10 each or $14 per couple.
All out of school guests must be approved by administration byWednesday, February 11th. Approval forms are available in the rack in the Main Office Lobby.
The Homecoming Court will be introduced before the Boys Varsity Basketball game on February 13th.
Winter Homecoming Spirit Week Student Council will host the 2015 winter sports homcoming spirit week from February 9 to February 13. Spirit Week will be conducted during the week prior to the dance, with the following daily themes:
Monday - Pajama Day
Tuesday - Twin Day
Wednesday - Color War (Seniors = Red, Juniors = Orange, Sophomores = Blue, Freshmen = Green)
?Thursday - Black Out Day
Friday - Spirit Day (Wear your Southern Rams Apparel)?
*Remember that all spirit week outfits must conform to the Southern High School Dress Code.
Snow Make Up Days Announced As of January 14, schools have been closed 7 days because of inclement weather. At the Garrett County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, January 13, the Board decided to use March 30, 31, April 1, and 2 as make up days. Originally scheduled to be a Spring break, but designated as make up days if needed, the days will now be used as make up days as part of the 7 missed.
The Board also voted to apply to MSDE for a waiver request to use Monday, April 6, as a possible make up day. Even if MSDE approves the waiver request, the Garrett County Board of Education voted to use April 6 as a make-up day only if the school system reaches a total number of snow days exceeding 10 days by February 13.
Scheduling Information Scheduling for the 2015-2016 school year will be held from February 12 to February 27. Information concerning class requirements, graduation requirements and how to pick classes are on the students and parent page.
Head Lice Precaution It is extremely important for you to check your child’s head on a regular basis. Visit the centers for disease control webpage for more information http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/ . You can also contact your child’s school nurse with questions.
The best way to prevent transmission of head lice:
*Do not to share combs, brushes, hair ornaments, hats, caps, scarves, headsets, or any personal headgear.
*Do not try on other people’s hats (even in department stores).
*Hang coats separately - placing hats and scarves inside coat/jacket sleeves.
*Clean or disinfect shared headgear (i.e., helmets) with Lysol® or rubbing alcohol before being used.
*Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. Washing hands correctly is the most important thing you can do to stay healthy.
*Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
*Avoid close contact such as kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people that are sick.
*Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue or shirt sleeve, not your hands.
*Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys, doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.
*Stay home when you are sick and keep sick children home from school if they are ill.
News coverage concerning Entroviris D68 and Ebola is very confusing. Follow the links to the Garrett County Health Department website and the Centers for Disease Control for more information.
National Honor Society to Celebrate 50th Anniversary The members of the Foster D. Bittle Chapter of the National Honor Society at Southern Garrett High School are pleased to announce the 50th Anniversary of the school's chapter during the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. In celebration of this event, a reunion of any past chapter members will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2 pm in the cafetorium during the chapter's annual induction ceremony of new members. Current members are requesting any past Foster D. Bittle Chapter members and their families, advisors, school principals and retired staff to contact advisor Heather Savage at firstname.lastname@example.org with their contact information and years of affiliation with the school's chapter. The chapter is collecting artifacts, pictures, memorabilia and memories over the next school year for the event. Ms. Savage and the current members look forward to hearing from you and sharing in the celebration of 50 years of student success at Southern High School.