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.
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Thank you to our business partners. Your partnership shows your commitment to the students of Southern Garrett High School.
Dairy Queen Grill and Chill, May business partner of the month.
PBIS Seeks Bottled Water and Snack Bag Donations for Field Day
The Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) initiative is seeking donations of cases of bottled water and snack bag-sized chips, pretzels, etc for the end of the year field day incentive to be held in May. Please drop off donations in the main office or contact Janet Cosner in the main office with questions.
Community Listening Sessions Regarding School Facilities
The Strategic Facilities Committee, newly appointed by the Garrett County Board of Education on March 28, 2019, will hold three community listening sessions on May 7, 8, and 9, 2019. The purpose of these sessions is to gather the observations of community members and to listen to their concerns, expectations and suggestions for improving the public school facilities of the county. These sessions will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to meet the members of the Committee directly and for community members to provide valuable input into the strategic facilities planning process, which will deliver recommendations to the Board of Education by November 2019. Since the community listening sessions are critical to the success of the Committee’s work, they will be recorded so that no input, comments or questions are overlooked during the planning process. Each listening session will be preceded by a brief presentation on the overall condition of facilities in Garrett County.
The community listening sessions will be held between 6:30 and 8:30 pm at the following locations:
Tuesday, May 7: Northern Middle School Cafeteria, 371 Pride Parkway, Accident, MD
Wednesday, May 8: Garrett College, Room 111/112 of the Garrett Information Enterprise Center (GIEC) Building, 687 Mosser Road McHenry, MD
Thursday, May 9: Southern Middle School Cafeteria, 605 Harvey Winters Rd., Oakland, MD
Community members are encouraged to attend one of these sessions to share their feedback regarding the public school facilities of the county.
Help is Available
At this time of year with the change in seasons, people are often feeling happier with the increased sunshine, warmer days and longer evenings. But we know that for some people they may believe that they have unsolvable problems and situations that make them very unhappy. They may be angry and blame themselves for difficult situations. They may want to hurt themselves or find a way to make the bad feelings stop and go away. If at times you feel this way, or you know and worry about another student, please go to and tell a trusted adult. There are many adults in your school that want to help if students will talk to them. We want everyone in our school to be safe, so please ask for help if needed.
Seniors who are attending college in the fall should turn in their final transcript order and fee to guidance by May 24.
School Musical--MOMMA MIA--May 9, 10 and 11 starting at 8pm
Class and Activity Fundraisers
ALO Classroom is sponsoring a paint night fundraiser with "A thirst for Art" on Thursday, May 23 in the high school cafeteria from 5:30-8:30pm. This will help fund an end of year field trip. Price is $36 per person and the ALO Classroom will receive $10 from each painting. Tickets can be obtined online at Thirst for Art
The JROTC is holding a car wash on May 11 at Advance Auto in Oakland, MD.from 9:30 am -1:30 pm. Donations accepted.
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.
Cell Phone Policy and Information
SGHS Policy and Guidelines:
-Cell phones and all other electronic devices must be connected to the GCPS network. To connect to the GCPS network, students should use their username (first name.last name) and password (gcps#### where # is their 4 digit lunch pin.)
-Students in possession of a cell phone must comply with Garrett County’s Acceptable Use of Technology Policy.
-Staff may request at any time that students turn off and put away devices. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action and/or revocation of privileges.
-Students must obtain explicit consent from staff and participants before using the camera and video recording applications.
-Any disruption to class or the school environment using a cell phone may result in disciplinary action.
-Students are expected to continue to use the school office to place phone calls.
-Individuals assume full responsibility for their devices, including safety, security, and maintenance.
-Respect others in your area (phone calls should occur in the main office and speakers should be silent).
-Cell phones should ALWAYS remain on silent during the school day.
-Students should be aware of surroundings when moving throughout the halls during class change for safety reason. One earbud out at all times unless directed by staff.