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 partner for March.


 For more information on scheduling for the 2017-2018 school year go to the  scheduling page 

Pie Delivery Date Changed With the imminent weather approaching, The Pie Shoppe has agreed to push our pie delivery date from tomorr ow to Thursday March 16thduring 4th period.

 Senior Class Bowling Night   Senior class will be sponsoring a bowling night for seniors on Friday, March 17. Seniors wanting to participate in this event should sign up with Ms. Zumpano. 

 NRP Cadet Program Info  Cpl. Berry from Maryland Natural Resources Police will be visiting on March 13 to discuss the NRP cadet program. He will be attending our lunch shifts from 11:15 – 12:45 and he will be available to meet with individual students during RAMS from 1:15 – 1:50 in the guidance office.

Ripcord Presented in March  The spring play RIPCORD will be presented on Southern's stage on March 23-25 at 8pm.  This hilarious comedy stars Micah Friend and Tad Rodeheaver as two old ladies who make a bet that quickly spirals out of control.  Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. 

Southern's Step into Spring Walking Challenge Students, teachers, parents, spouses and siblings are encouraged to walk 60 miles in 60 days from March 20th - May 18th. Teams will consist of 6-10 team members with a unique team name and one team Captain. Participants will receive a Tee shirt and the team with the most miles will receive 25.00 gift cards.Everyone is encouraged to walk at least 60 miles but is also encouraged to walk as many miles as possible. Team forms and individual tracking forms can be picked up in the health room before and after school or during RAMS starting March 13th. Mile totals need to be turned into Mrs. Dee Kennell, School Nurse by May 19th.If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Kennell.

 Report Card  View SGHS Report Card
 Free Jazzercise for Students Lisa Nichols from Jazzercize in Oakland will be coming to the high school during RAMS period on March 23, April 20, May 18 and May 25th as part of the school's wellness initiative. Mrs. Nichols will be offering our students the opportunity to participate in an exercise class on these days during RAMS. Students can sign up in the health room. Students who plan to participate need to wear tennis shoes. Any questions please see Mrs. Kennell, School Nurse.
Parent Conferences  Parent teacher conferences will be held on March 30 from 10am-5:30pm.  All parents and students are encouraged to attend. 
 Mandatory Graduation Meeting There will be a mandatory graduation meeting on Thursday, April 6 during advisory.  Jostens will be distributing graduation supplies and Ms. Zumpano will be reviewing graduation and end of year information and requirements.  All seniors must attend.  

Need Service Learning  Looking for places to complete service learning?  Go to the service learning page for more opportunities and locations to earn hours.  

Oral History Project Seeks Vietnam War Veterans We are currently assembling 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 like we 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.

Although some activity will occur this spring, the bulk of the interviewing will be conducted next school year. 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 homefront, for example wives, mothers of soldiers and other family members who might have a rich story to tell.

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. Their loved ones could be contacted for interviewing or artifacts.

Mr. Johnson and Mr. Jim Glotfelty are also reaching out to veterans and assembling contact info. They are organizing and coordinating the veteran side of the project. We are really excited about this project and appreciate your help. Please email/contact Heather Savage at, Mr. Gene Johnson at or Mr. Jim Glotfelty at with names and contact information.

Literary Magazine Seeks Student Submissions The staff of the school literary magazine, The Rampage, is seeking student short stories, artwork, photography and poetry.  Submit completed work to Mrs. Savage, Room 1231, or email

Gift Card and Clothing Sale Stop by Southern Garrett High School to see the hundreds of available restaurant and retail gift cards  for sale. The school receives a profit from the sale of the cards and a 20% discount is being offered on select gift cards for a limited time. Also, the school store is offering 25% off of all Ram clothing and gear for a limited time.  Please stop by the school any day between 9:00-2:00 pm to shop in the school store.

NEW SCHOOL STORE ITEMS:  The school store is now selling RAM bracelets necklaces and keychains. View new items here.  Stop by the main office for more information or to see items in person. 

After School Tutoring After school tutoring is available in the media center from 3:30-5:30 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week. On Tuesdays, Sara Shaffer tutors social studies. On Wednesdays, science teacher Erin Coffman and math teacher Megan Sgaggero alternate tutoring. English teachers Hollie Wund and Dan Graham alternate tutoring on Thursdays. However, any student can go to tutoring any night for a quiet place to study or use the computers.

 Senior PDA Orders Forms for Parents  Parents, relatives and friends wanting to purcahse a PDA in the 2017 Highlander yearbook can do so by downloading the order form.  Senior PDAs must be paid for and ordered by April 13, 2017. PDA Order Form

Looking for Money for College?  Visit the SHS scholarship/financial page for more information on where to find money for college and to apply for scholarships. 

College Representatives Visiting Southern 
*Interested Seniors Should Sign up in guidance.
-Allegany College, Wednesday, March 17