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.


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Winter Operations in Garrett County--Closings, Delays include 3 hour delays, Making Decisions
Parents and students should read the above document from the Garrett County BOE. It is important information that every parent and student should know about the winter operations of the school system. 

3 Hour Early Dismissal Schedule
The Garrett County Board of Education released a statement concerning winter operations information that can be found above. Included in the statement is the possibility for a 3 hour delayed opening of schools. The schedule for a 3-Hour Delay at Southern HIgh School follows:
Period 1---11:25-12:45
(Lunch 1 is at 11:40, Lunch 2 is at 12:15 and both are out of period 1.)
Period 2---12:50-1:35
Period 3---1:40-2:25
Period 4---2:30-3:15
RAMS period will not occur on delayed opening days. 

Canned Food Drive
We want your cans!!!!

The National Honor Society is conducting its annual canned food drive for the House of Hope. Our school-wide goal this year is to collect over 1000 cans for our local food pantry. The first period class that collects the most nonperishable items will win a donut and juice breakfast!

Starting next Monday December 1st, bring your cans to the main lobby where a National Honor Society student will be waiting to collect your cans and start your first period on the road to a donut breakfast!

The canned food drive ends on Friday, December 12th so start gathering your cans now!

Financial Aid Workshop
A financial aid workshop will be offered Monday, December 8 at 7pm in the media center for seniors and their parents. Financial Aid Directors from Frostburg State and Garrett College will explain item by item how to complete the FAFSA form as well as answer questions about financial aid.  Seniors planning to attend any school after graduation are encouraged to attend. 

College Representative Visits during RAMS--Interested students are to sign up in Guidance.

The annual RAM Rumble will be held on Tuesday, December 23.  The schedule is as follows:
8:25-8:35 Period 1 for attendance
8:35-8:45 Dismissal to the RAM Rumble
8:45-10:30 RAM RUMBLE Events
10:30-10:35 Dismissal to Period 3
10:40-12:15 Period 3 and Lunch

Ram Rumble Event Descriptions

Class Colors for the RAM Rumble:

Class Clothing 
Interested in purchasing class clothing?  Order here.  Proceeds benefit the Prom

Blind Skier Guide Meeting
Are you a skier?  Would you like to help others and earn service learning hours?  If so, come to the blind skier guide meeting during advisory on Thursday, December 11 in room 1191.  You will learn about this program that helps students from Maryland School for the Blind ski at the Wisp in January and February.  Papers will be handed out and will need to be returned to participate in this program. Questions, see Mrs. Law in room 1189. 

Senior Movie Night
There will be a Senior Movie Night on Friday, December 12th at 7pm until 11pm in the cafeteria. Bring your lawn chair or bean bag and enjoy movies, popcorn, and candy. Come make memories with your senior class. Everything is free!!!!!

2015 Highlander Yearbook
The 2015 Highlander yearbook, "Capture the Moment" is now on sale.  Parents and/or guardians can enroll in the early incentive program Jostens is offering Southern students.  Go to the SHS Yearbook page for more information.  

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 . 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. 
Staying Healthy!
To help avoid getting or spreading diseases such as Influenza, Enterovirus (ED-D68), and other illness, follow these simple tips from the Center for Disease Control (CDC):

*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.

Scholarship and Financial Aid 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 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.