Southern Garrett

High School

Welcome to Southern Garrett High School

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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.
The mission of Southern Garrett High School, in partnership with our community, is to provide rigorous instruction within a nurturing environment. We dedicate ourselves to educate and inspire all students to become innovative, adaptive, and caring citizens who can thrive in an ever-changing world.
Daily Morning Announcements
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Business Partners

Thank you to our business partners. Your partnership shows your commitment to the students of Southern Garrett High School.
Gregg's Pharmacy, February business partner of the month.


Join the Southern Garrett Marching Band

Anyone interested in the 2019 Southern Garrett Marching Band, please sign up using the Google Form found at If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Shaw.

Senior Night at the CARC

Seniors interested in participating in "CARC Night" should stop and pick up a pass from Ms. Zumpano. The pass is good anytime during the month of March and will allow the senior access to the pool, weight room and open gym. This opportunity is paid for by the class of 2019 fundraisers.


Parking Information

All fans and students are reminded that they need to park in designated parking spots at Southern High School for athletic events. Parking is not permitted to take place in the drive through area, parallel to the high school. Please be reminded that fire lanes must be kept clear at all times. Please do not park in front of no parking signs, be mindful of barricades, and do not block the alley.
Parking will be monitored by the local sheriff’s office for public safety reasons.
Overflow parking for evening events at Southern will be in the Oak Park Church of the Brethren lot as well as the lot at The Castle, adjacent to the school.
Southern High appreciates everyone's continued support and understanding with our efforts to ensure public safety and provide proper egress from our facility should an emergency occur.

Attendance Initiative

Improving attendance has been a focus for Southern this year. As we launch into 2nd semester students and parents are reminded:
1.Quarterly Incentive--no more than 4 unlawful absences. Next quarterly incentive will be in March and will be an in-school movie.
2. Monthly Raffles--perfect attendance, two days absent or less, growth in attendance.
January--XBox, ITune, Google Play Gift Cards
February--Gift Cards
March--Gift Cards/Prom Tickets
April--Gift Cards/Movie Tickets
3.End of Year Raffle--for students with no more than 5 absences for semester 2
Three winners--IPad
4. End of Year Incentive will be a Field Day and students are eligible if they have no more than 8 days absent during 2nd semester.
5. School-wide Goal for Attendance: 30,000 classes attended! When goal is met, there will be a school wide wrestling match. The better our attendance is in each class the better we will make this goal.

Senior Editions On Sale

Seniors can see Ms. Heather Savage to order their 2019 Senior Edition. The 60+ page, full color senior keepsake is full of photos and memories for only $20. The Senior Edition is created by The Acorn staff each year featuring senior bests, photos and articles featuring senior activities and senior wills. See Ms. Savage before and after school, during period 2 or RAMS period to order a 2019 Senior Edition today.

Senior Edition group photos for athletics, activities and career pathway completers will be held during RAMS on March 26, 27 and 28. A schedule of photo times and groups is forthcoming.


School Plays

To purchase tickets or for more information about school plays,contact Erin White at SHS
Little Shop of Horrors Momma Mia

Mandatory Graduation Meeting for Seniors

There will be a required graduation meeting for seniors during advisory on Thursday, April 11. All seniors are required to attend. Questions, contact Maria Zumpano at the school.

1st Annual Transition Fair

What Does Your Future Hold for You? Transition planning involves thinking about your life during and after high school and developing a long-range plan so You Create Your Own Future.

Garrett County Schools will host its first annual Transition Fair held at the Career Technical Training Center in Accident, Maryland on April 17, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors working toward graduating with a high school diploma are invited to attend. Students will have the opportunity to meet with Local Employers, Agencies, and Colleges as well as visit the GC Workforce Development Programs. In addition, parents will be provided transportation to and from CTTC. There will be informative planning meetings held on March 21 during Enrichment Period at NHS and on March 28 during RAMS Period at SHS. Students invited will be notified and a field trip form and information to share with parents will be sent home. If you have any questions, please contact Denise Hartman, Transition Teacher at 301-334-8900 ext 2112 or Susan Henline at 301-334-7654. Please plan to attend and take one more step in Creating Your Future!!!



Parent Email Groups

In an effort to improve communication between the school and families, the high school has created parent email groups. We now have the ability to send out notifications to families based on a whole school format or by grade level. We are striving to send out SGHS news once a week to parent/guardian email addresses. Please direct any questions or email address updates to the main office.

JROTC Awards Dinner

JROTC will have its award dinner on Thursday, March 28 starting at 6pm in the cafeteria. Dinner for cadets is $10 and adults and guest are $15. Full dress cadet uniform is required. Please RSVP by March 15 to

College Representatives

Seniors wanting to talk with college representatives during RAMS should sign up in guidance.

Garrett County Arts Fair

Arts Fair Save the Date


Oral History Project Seeks Local Vietnam War Veterans

The Vietnam War Oral History project is still seeking names and contact information of local Vietnam veterans. The veterans will be contacted to see if they are interested in participating in an oral history project conducted by Southern High School students that will result in a local history publication, similar to the book produced for our local WWII and Korean War veterans in the past. These previous projects were conducted in conjunction with the Garrett Historical Society as is this one. Interviewing will be conducted this spring. Local veterans would include those who were born in GC, who grew up in GC, or who currently live here. Veterans who call Garrett County home. We are also interested in those who may want to be interviewed from the home front, for example wives, mothers of soldiers and other family members who might have a rich story to tell. Many local Vietnam veterans have been interviewed by students over the past several years resulting in a rich learning experience that goes beyond the classroom. Project coordinators Veteran Jim Glotfelty, Veteran Gene Johnson, and social studies teacher Heather Savage are seeking additional veterans and their stories. In addition, those who did not come home will be remembered in the book. Veteran Gene Johnson has worked diligently to recognize these local men in a recent publication. Anything we could add to his work, which will be included in the oral history book, would be appreciated. Please email/contact Heather Savage at, Mr. Gene Johnson at or Mr. Jim Glotfelty at with names and contact information.


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