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Southern Garrett

High School

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Slider image 1 of 7. Pictures of Students in Word SGHS
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Slider image 4 of 7. Homecoming court
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Slider image 6 of 7. Autumn Glory King and Queen
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Senior Class 2020

This page is for the class of 2020 students and their families.

Class Leaders:
President--Tad Rodeheaver
Vice President--Brayden Warnick
Treasurer--Andie Ward
Secretary--Haley McCrobie
Historians--Kristen Massey and Madison Prudnick
Class Representatives--
Hailee DeWitt
Caleb Friend
Avery Root
Lillia Rose
Jocelyn Schoch
Madison Sweitzer
Mason Wolf

Receiving Senior Class Information:

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.
If you are interested in receiving information throughout the school year regarding college and scholarship information, and other important senior related news please make sure you email is updated with the main office.
Also, friend and follow Ms. Zumpano on Facebook (Maria Zumpano (Ms. Zumpano))

Important Senior Year Dates:

Senior Parent Meeting--August 21, 7pm in the cafeteria. This is an informational meeting for parents and guardians. As much information about senior year will be distributed and discussed.
Clothing Sales—Orders and Payments Due to Ms. Zumpano by TBD. Orders can be placed through Ms. Zumpano or online. See section below for more information.
Senior Class Meeting for Graduation Supplies and Panoramic Picture--November 14 during Advisory. For more information about this meeting or the panoramic picture, see section below.
Senior Portraits—Go to the yearbook page
Fall Homecoming Week and Dance sponsored by the senior class. For more information about fall homecoming week go to the Fall Homecoming Week and Dance page.
Big Bucks Bingo Fundraiser--Saturday, November 2. This is the senior class main fundraiser. For more information see section below.
Bowling Night--Friday, Saturday or Sunday--in December. Seniors must sign up with Ms. Zumpano
Movie Night--Friday, Saturday or Sunday--in January. Seniors must sign up with Ms. Zumpano
CARC Night--Anytime in March. Seniors must sign up with Ms. Zumpano
Graduation Mandatory Meeting--April 16 during Advisory
Senior Yearbook Ads--Go to the yearbook page for more information.
Prom and After Prom--May 2 and 3. More information about prom and after prom can be found by going to the Prom and After Prom page.
Yearbook Payments--Go to the yearbook page. Yearbooks must be paid for online through Jostens website. No cash or check payments may be collected by the school.
Attendance Appeal Letters due TBD to Mrs. Friend in the Attendance Office.
School Obligations due TBD to Mrs. Cathell in the Main Office.
Senior Trip--TBD. For more information about the senior trip, go to the section above.
Senior Picnic/Parade--After Graduation Practice (if you need a ride to the picnic, see Ms. Zumpano) Permission slip for the picnic must be returned to Ms. Zumpano by May 1.
Senior Awards--TBD, 7pm in the cafeteria. Dress in nice clothes: no jeans, shorts, or sweats.
Graduation--May 30, 2pm--Seniors report by 12:30pm. For more information on graduation, see section below.

Senior Class Clothing Orders:

Please contact Ms. Zumpano with questions. Senior clothing order forms can be picked up from Ms. Zumpano in Room 1252. Seniors also received their order forms during the first week of school
(Download and print both sides)
Order clothing ONLINE at Tees Me T's.
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Senior Panoramic and Graduation Supply Meeting:

November 14 during Advisory period in the Gym, the class panoramic will be taken and Jostens will be here to distribute and discuss graduation supply ordering. Additional information from guidance and concerning the yearbook and seniors ads will be distributed.
All seniors should bring the panoramic form and money on November if they are purchasing the class panoramic picture. Seniors can turn in panoramic orders and money to Ms. Zumpano also. Questions, see Ms. Zumpano.
Parents and guardians can order graduation items by going to Jostens website at or by calling 1-800-Jostens. GRADUATION ORDERS SHOULD BE MADE BEFORE DECEMBER 31

Class Fundraisers:

Class fundraisers are used to help with class activities:
  • fall homecoming
  • bowling night
  • movie night
  • CARC night
  • end of year picnic
  • graduation ceremony
  • charity donation
  • school donation (after prom, stage curtains, window screens, cafetreia/stage wireless microphone etc.)
  • senior trip
*****We need EVERYONE to participate!*****

BIG BUCKS BINGO........November 2 starting at 12noon at the Oakland Elks. Cost is $25, $30 at the door. Doors open at 10am. There will also be tips, auction/raffle and food. To purchase a ticket, see any senior or contact Maria Zumpano at 301-337-9447 Each senior will be given 2 tickets to sell. Extra tickets are available.

Senior Class Trip:

Information about the senior trip will be discussed in early fall and voted by the senior class.

Qualifications for attending the senior trip:
  • passing all classes
  • no obligations
  • acceptable attendance and behavior
  • completed service learning
  • fundraiser expectation met
  • on track for graduation
Senior Trip Flyer Information and Prices

Senior Edition

For more information concerning senior edition go to the newspaper page.

Senior Yearbook and School Picture Information

For more information concerning the senior yearbook and school pictures go to the yearbook page.
Baby Pictures: The yearbook staff needs a baby picture from every senior. Pictures can be from the age of 6 months to 5 years old. Pictures can be emailed to Ms. Zumpano at or pictures can be dropped off to Ms. Zumpano at the school. Printed pictures will be returned.
Senior Pictures: Seniors should stop and see Ms. Zumpano to pick out their pictures. The yearbook staff needs a formal and casual pose for the yearbook. The formal pose is also for the hallway composite. Pictures are also used in the senior presentation shown the evening of senior awards.

Graduation Information

Parents and guardians can order graduation items by going to Jostens website at or by calling 1-800-Jostens. GRADUATION ORDERS SHOULD BE MADE BEFORE DECEMBER 31.
Garrett County Public Schools announces that both high schools will conduct graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020 on Saturday, May 30, at the CARC (Community Aquatic and Recreational Center) on the campus of Garrett College. Southern High School’s graduation ceremony will be held at 2pm.
**Family and friends attending the 2020 graduation ceremony at the CARC should arrive early.
The CARC doors will be closed at 1:50 to prepare for the ceremony processional. Doors will then be opened once all seniors are seated for the ceremony.**
PARKING INFORMATION for Graduation (Click on the Picture for a Larger View)
GRADUATION PICTURES--LifeTouch will be photograph the graduation ceremony. To access the pictures go Then sign up by selecting and finding your event.
GRADUATION VIDEO--The graduation ceremony will be video recorded and copies will be available at a cost of $10. Payment should be made at the end of the ceremony at designated areas.

GRADUATION DRESS CODE FOR GRADUATES--Dress code form must be turned in to Ms. Zumpano.
Boys: Dark dress slacks, dark socks and dark dress/casual shoes (no athletic or running shoes, no work boots), shirt and tie, red cap and gown. Dark means—black, brown, or blue.

Girls: Any color dress or skirt/top, white, nude, silver or black dress/casual shoes (no athletic or running shoes, no flip flops). Sandals are allowed but they must secure behind the ankle.

Nothing extra should be hung, pinned or attached in any way to either the cap or gown OTHER THAN academic cords, medals and stoles received at senior or athletic awards.

Do Not decorate the top of your cap.

The cap should be placed on the head so that the mortarboard is level. Caps are never worn on the back of the head tilted upward. The front of the cap is indicated on the inside of the crown. The tassel is worn on the right side of the mortarboard. After the diplomas have been awarded and at the rehearsed signal, the tassels will be shifted to the left side of the cap. WRITE YOUR NAME IN YOUR CAP!

**********Questions about dress can be addressed to Ms. Zumpano BEFORE May 30**********

ARRIVAL TIME--Seniors should arrive at the CARC by 12:30am. Sign in with Guidance Counselors. Make sure you have followed dress code as outlined in your graduation handbook and discussed in the senior meeting in April. Dress code information is also listed above. Have your picture taken in your cap/gown.