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, First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union, our Business Partner of the Month for November.


The Addams Family
There will be ONE in-school performance of THE ADDAMS FAMILY with a limited amount of tickets being sold. Students must buy a ticket from a member of The Addams family cast. Tickets are sold on a first-come first served basis. There are only 200 tickets out there for ALL GRADES. The show is Friday, December 11 during RAMS and 4th period. Again -- tickets may ONLY be purchased from a cast member for $5. The last day to buy a ticket is FRIDAY, but they will SELL OUT by then -- so find a member of the cast and get your ticket today!
 Public shows will be at 8pm on December 10,11, and 12. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Canned Food Drive for the House of Hope
We want your cans! The National Honor Society is conducting its annual canned food drive for the House of Hope. The 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 Monday, November 30, students should bring their cans to the main lobby where a National Honor Society student will be waiting to collect non-perishable items. The canned food drive ends on Friday, December 11.
Baked Goods Fundraiser
Need some baked items for the holidays?  The Business Department is selling baked goods (cookies, cinnamon buns, brownies, and gingerbread cookies) from Taste and See Bakery.  Items will be delivered on Wednesday, December 16.  All funds will be used for the New York City trip in April, 2016.  Please see a business student or contact Athena Wilson at the high school; 301-334-9447, for more information.
Student orders for baked items from Taste & See Bakery should be turned in to Mrs. Wilson by this Friday, December 4.  Your paper has a due date of December 8, but please turn in your orders by this Friday. 
NYC Trip Second Payment
SECOND PAYMENT for the NYC trip is now due for business students going on the New York City trip! Students going on the trip need to get their payment into Mrs. Wilson by Friday, December 4. 
Tutoring is now available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Go to the tutoring page for more information and details. 
Senior Picture Make Up Day
Senior portrait make up day will be held on Tuesday, December 1 in the auxiliary gym behind the curtain. For more information on senior pictures, please go to the yearbook page.  
Underclassmen Picture Make Up Day
Underclassmen picture make up day will be held on Thursday, December 3 in the auxiliary gym behind the curtain.  For more information on underclassmen pictures, please go to the yearbook page
Fall Sports Awards Ceremony
The Southern High Fall Sports Awards Ceremony will be held on December 6th at 6pm in the Southern High School cafeteria. All fall athletes and their families are invited to attend. The Southern High Fall Sports Ceremony is sponsored by Southern Garrett Athletic Association
Acorn Looking for Student Work
Are you an aspiring artist? a secret poet? or a developing photographer?  This is your chance to have your work recognized.  the Acorn staff is looking for original student artwork, photography and writing for the upcoming school literary magazine to be published in the spring.  Please see Mrs. Savage in room 1231 if you are interested or if you have any questions.  
The Acorn is also looking for original editorial or political cartoons created by students and letters to the editor to be featured in the next two editions of the school newspaper.  Students that are interested should see Mrs. Savage. 
Athlete Forms NOW ONLINE
Southern HS athletics now has a new way for parents to fill out athlete forms.  Through software from Rank One Sports, parents and athletes can now fill out all the forms necessary for participation by using the online method of submission.

Go to: then select "Electronic Participation Forms".  Fill out the forms and click submit. Questions, contact Matt Redinger at 
Attention Hunters
Join the school newspaper's Biggest Buck Challenge!  The school newspaper staff is looking for photos of student hunters with the biggest buck they have killed from last season or during this season. Newspaper staff members will choose the picture of the student with their biggest buck to appear in the fall/winter edition of the school newspaper.  Hunters will be contacted by staff members to share their experiences of their hunt for the Biggest Buck!  Please turn in photos to Mrs. Savage in room 1231 or you can email her at
Big Bucks Bingo
The senior class will hold it's annual Big Bucks Bingo on December 5 at the Elks Lodge in Oakland, MD. Doors open at 11:30 and games will begin at 1pm. Advanced tickets are $25.  Tickets at the door are $30. Please see any member of the senior class or contact Shannon Bittinger to purchase a ticket. 
Seniors are reminded to turn in tickets and money to Mrs. Bittinger by November 20.  Any unsold tickets must also be turned into Mrs. Bittinger by November 20. 
College Representatives Visit Southern
Seniors wanting to meet with representatives should sign up in guidance.  
-Garrett College, December 7
School Store Open
The Southern High school store is up and running with shirts, sweats, blankets and stadium seats. Located in the main lobby of the school, we offer over a dozen t-shirt designs to choose from. Our clothing sizes range from small through  3X and we are stocked with lots of school supplies, as well.  Stop and shop at the school store any week day from 8:00-3:30.
Student Council Yankee Candle Fundraiser
Help support the Southern High School Student Council by purchasing Yankee Candle items online. Use thegroup number:  990087926 and 40% of the purchase will go directly to the Student Council. Here's how it works: Go to In the Start shopping box, type the group number 990087926 and start shopping! Online ordering continues throughout the school year. You can order candles for each season and holiday throughout the year.