Southern Garrett

High School

Welcome to Southern Garrett High School

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, 1st United Bank and Trust, our business partners for October.



Morning Announcements
The school's morning announcements can now be read through the Daily Bulletin option in PowerSchool.

Underclassmen Portrait Information

National Honor Society Meeting Date Change
The next meeting for the NHS is Thursday, october 16 in Mrs. Savage's room.  This meeting date has been changed from previously scheduled. 

Big Bucks Bingo
The senior class is conducting their annual Big Bucks Bingo on November 22 at the Elks Lodge.  Doors open at 11am and games start at 12pm.  Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.  Please contact Shannon Bittinger at SHS if interested in a ticket. 

Unified Tennis Spirit Night
The Unified Tennis team is hosting a spirit night at the Dairy Queen in Oakland on Monday, October 13. Please come and support the team from 5 to 8pm for dinner or dessert. 

College Expo
The annual Mountain Top College Expo will be held on Monday, October 13 in the Garrett College gymnasium from 6-8pm. Juniors and seniors can visit with a variety of different college representatives and learn about the FAFSA when applying to college. 

New School Store

9 to 5 Production
The theatre department is producing Dolly Parton's 9 To 5. Mark your calendars for November 20, 21, and 22. The show starts at 8pm.

Blood Drive
The SHS student council will host a blood drive on Tuesday, October 21 starting at 9am.  Any student or staff member wanting to donate must sign up with Mr. Wolf prior to the drive. 

Haunted Hayride
The theatre department will once again host Broadford Park's Haunted Hayride on October 17, 18, 24 and 25.  Rides are $5 per person and begin at dark.  Enter through the ball field gate.  Ride tickets are sold at the event only.

Scholarship and Financial Aid Information 

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Mr. Maddy and Mr. Lear are challenging the entire student body to raise money for the ALS foundation. Students may collect donations and turn in to their RAMS teacher. The two students who collect the most money will be allowed to pour an bucket of ice water over Mr. Maddy or Mr. Lear at halftime of the Homecoming football game between Northern and Southern. Community donations are also accepted to out-collect our cross-county rival.  See Mrs. Cathell in the main office. 

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 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.

College Representative Visits during RAMS--Interested students are to sign up in Guidance.
-Penn State College, October 16