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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Service in the Classroom
Southern Garrett High School ninth grade United States History students recently participated in acts of service in the classroom. They donated items for holiday cardmaking and then created original holiday cards to send to local nursing homes and Maryland Veterans Administration Health Centers. Students also collected canned goods for the House of Hope Canned Food Drive conducted by the National Honor Society. This is the 22nd year the drive has been held in the school by the National Honor Society.
JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl
Five JROTC cadets from Southern mustered their talents to compete in round one of the nation wide Army JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB). Entering as an academic team, the cadets were lead by team captain and junior Leilah Nunez.
The competition included questions from the JROTC curriculum, SAT/ACT type questions, and current event knowledge. 25% of the questions came from JROTC, 10% were current events and 65% were of the SAT/ACT style questions.
The benefits of participating in the Academic Bowl include improving SAT/ACT scores; increase interest in college admissions; demonstrated academic strength of the JROTC program; boost esprit de corps, and earn the opportunity to travel to our nation’s capital
The cadets' score of 72% reflects the difficulty of the challenge that dealt particularly with the area of arithmetic. Rounding out the team were freshmen Kassidi Platter, Garrett Owens, Josh Cade, and sophomore Bryson Harvey.
Pictured left to right coach Ralph Sheaffer, team captain Leilah Nunez, Kassidi Platter, Garrett Rounds, Josh Cade, and Bryson Harvey
December Students of the Month
SOUTHERN GARRETT HIGH SCHOOL NAMED STUDENTS OF THE MONTH FOR DECEMBER-- Student of the month recipients for December were recognized by the school administration. Recipients received a Student of the Month certificate and Ram Bucks which can be used at the school for school events. The Student of Month program is sponsored by the Foster D. Bittle Chapter of the National Honor Society and is based on teacher recommendations of students who exhibit a positive attitude, outstanding citizenship, and good work ethic in class. Student of the Month students exemplify the RAMS motto--Respect, Active, Mature and Safe. Additional sponsors of the Student of the Month program are December Ram partner 1st United Bank and Trust.
November RAM Student of the Month
Freshman Jaryn Teets was chosen as Southern Garrett High School's RAM (Random Acts of Maturity) Student of the Month for November. Teets was chosen by her English teacher Ahna Lewis for displaying citizenship in the classroom. The RAM Student of the Month program recognizes students who exemplify the character and behavioral traits that promote Respect, Active, Mature and Safe. The RAM student is awarded a $25 gift card to Uno’s Restaurant and Grill, the sponsor of the RAM Student of the Month program.
FBLA Visits Frostburg State
Southern Garrett HIgh School members of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and their advisors recently visited Frostburg State University's business department. Students took part in Round Robin discussions with professors and students then toured the campus classrooms, dorms, dining hall and library.
Operation Christmas Child
The Foster D. Bittle Chapter of the National Honor Society recently wrapped up their school-wide drive for Operation Christmas Child. Over 50 shoeboxes for boys and girls aged 10-14 were sponsored by individual classrooms, clubs and organizations throughout the school. The shoeboxes will be delivered to a sorting center in December by Honor Society Vice President Katie Catulle and member Holly Buckley.
Southern High School announces that basketball season tickets are on sale now. Boys or Girls Season Tickets can be purchased for $40 each. Fans can also buy a Golden Hoops Ticket to both for $70. Student Season Passes remain on sale for $40 as well. With over 25 home events this winter, students will want to purchase this ticket.
Tickets may be purchased at the SHS Main Office as well as by calling Michelle Davis at 301-616-7785. Tickets will be available at SHS Winter Media Day on November 24.
Boys Season Pass - $40
Girls Season Pass - $40
Golden Hoops (Both) - $70
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