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, Get-n-Go, our business partners for April.



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

Autumn Glory Court
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce would like to invite students in their junior year of high school to apply for the 2014 Autumn Glory Festival Royalty Court. The Chamber will choose a king and a queen for the Court. Each member of the court will receive an education contribution. Applicationa and application fees are due by Wednesday, April 30, 2014.   Please see Mrs. Cosner in the Main Office for an application.

Tuxedo Rentals
If you're looking for that perfect tuxedo for the prom this year, go to jan Florist in downtown Oakland.  Jan Florist has taken over the tuxedo business from Marvin's.  You can order your flowers an dpick out a tux all at the same time.

After Prom Tickets
Tickets will go on sale next week in the main office! Any student who buys a prepaid ticket for $10 will receive an After Prom t-shirt at the door! Tickets will be sold at the door the night of the party, but will not include a t-shirt. Stop by the school during school hours from 4/14 - 4/17 to purchase your ticket!

Attendance Appeal Letters
Seniors who have missed more than 8 days during the 2nd semester must turn in appeal letters no later than May 9, 2014 to Mrs. Friend in the attendance office.
Underclassmen who have missed more than 8 days during the 2nd semester must turn in appeal letters no later than June 6, 2014 to Mrs. Friend in the attendance office.

Senior Yearbook PDA Ordering
The yearbook staff is accepting orders for senior ads from parents and relatives.  To order a PDA fill out an order form, submit the form with payment and pictures to Ms. Zumpano.

Gifted and Talented
The nomination process for high school students is now open. Parent nomination forms can be downloaded here. Nominations will be accepted until April 30, 2014.  Questions, contact Beverly Sincell in guidance.

Yearbook Ordering
Orders and payments for the 2014 Highlander yearbook, Reflections, is due to Jostens by May 1.  Parents may order yearbooks at or by calling 1-866-282-1516. Questions concerning yearbooks can be directed to Ms. Zumpano at

Summer Internship
Congressman John Delaney is now accepting applications for the 2014 Summer District Office Internship Program in both the Hagerstown and Gaithersburg District Offices.  This program gives students with an interest in Government or a future in public service the opportunity to learn more about how a government operates.  More information is available in Guidance.

Shakespeare's Macbeth will be performed on the SHS stage on April 10-12 starting at 8pm. Admission is $5. The play's dark plot makes it appropriate for ages 12 and up.

Soles 4 Souls Campaign
SHS has teamed up with 1st United Bank in their Soles 4 Souls campaign.  Bring in your unwanted and unused shoes, all sizes and styles--no mold on the shoes, and donate to this cause.  A box for donated shoes is in the main lobby.

Photography and Writing Wanted
The Acorn staff is seeking original photography and writing from students for the school's literary magazine, The Ram Page. Submit items to Mrs. Savage.

Children's Hospital Donations
The Emergency Services Club is taking donations for the patients at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UMPC. Some acceptable items are toys, gift cards, dvds, books, video games, etc.  All donated items must be new and in the original packaging.  Items can be given to Mia Gank or Rachel Bowser.  See these two students with questions concerning the donation guidelines.

Mandatory Senior Meeting
Seniors who are participating in the graduation ceremony must attend a mandatory meeting on Thursday, April 10 during RAMS period.

College Representative Visits--Interested students are to sign up in the Guidance office.
Garrett College--April 14

Maryland Forestry Camp
The Garrett County Forest Conservancy Board in cooperation with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources--Forest Service, Association of Forest Conservancy District Boards, and Allegany College are hosting a week-long program at Hickory Environment Education Center July 20-26, 2014 designed to aquaint college-bound high school students with careers in forestry and natural resources management. The camp is staffed by forestry students from Allegany College and the members of the Maryland Association of Forestry Boards. HIgh School students who have reached age 16 by the first day of NRCC week may choose to earn two college credits (fees required) from Allegany College of Maryland. Further information on the program can be obtained by contacting your guidance office, biology department, Vo-ag department or the Association website,