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Daily Announcements for Tuesday – October 10, 2017

posted Oct 10, 2017, 5:42 AM by Linda Marx   [ updated Oct 10, 2017, 7:57 AM ]


Today is DAY 4


September Theme – October’s “T.A.K.E.S. P.R.I.D.E.” theme is “acceptance.”


Quote of the Day – This week’s quote is from J. K. Rowling.  J. K. Rowling said, “Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”  J.K. Rowling is the author of the Harry Potter series.  Her work encouraged the acceptance of others, as seen in the struggle for muggles, to be accepted in the magical world.


Magazine Drive News – We had an incredible first turn in day for our fundraiser, selling over $31,000 worth of orders!  Homeroom captains are distributing ducks today for the orders that were turned in last Wednesday!  They also have a prize sheet so check with them to see if you earned the BINGO party or the VIP Eagles field trip!  Over 80 students will be traveling to the Linc on October 26th!  So far, 9 parents have also earned this reward.  Remember, 25 orders will earn a ticket for your parent and many of you only need a few more orders to reach this goal!  Please let you parents know that they DO NOT need clearances to attend this field trip.  Tomorrow is the 2nd turn-in day for the Magazine/Cookie Dough Fundraiser.  Remember to bring your orders to score lots of prizes and win our challenges.  Ms. Knouse’s homeroom has the greatest participation rate but not by much.  If just one or two more students in your homeroom participate, then your homeroom might have the greatest participation rate and therefor everyone in your HR will earn Skittles.  Good luck and see you tomorrow.


Kindness Kudos – Last week, the following students received Kindness Kudos:

  • Tess McLaughlin               Maryn Drumbore             Nick Sherm                         Noel White
  • Amir Major                         Brianna Bradley                Alexis McDowell               Breanna Polachek
  • Masin Hawley                    Jayden McIntyre              Ella Hill                                  Dominic Santos
  • Bella Polachek                   Frenando Perez-Columna
  • The winner of the weekly drawing is Tess McLaughlin!  Congratulations Tess!  Please report to room #103 during CP11 today to collect your prize!
  • Thank you to each and every one of you, for every one of your acts of kindness makes a difference.  WE are all so proud of the wonderful things you are doing every day to make South such an awesome school!  Look for your name on the Kindness Kudos display in the gym lobby.


Suggestions? – Got ideas on how to help make South a better place?  You can write them down on a piece of paper and place them in the green boxes outside of room #114 or on the cafeteria bulletin board.  You can remain anonymous or you may write your name on it.  Thank you in advance for your suggestions.


Music News -

  • Band News – No band lessons or CP11 rehearsal today.
  • Orchestra News – Strings lessons for today are as follows:
    • CP1 – Group D
    • CP2 – Group E
    • CP3 – Group F
    • CP4 – Group A
    • CP8/9 – Group B
    • CP10 – Group C
    • CP11 – 7th & 8th grade rehearsal in the aud


Girls’ Basketball News – Coach Arnold and Coach McCann invite 7th & 8th grade girls interested in playing basketball for South to attend a mandatory meeting TODAY during CP11 in the cafeteria.


Ski/Snowboard Club News – We will have out 1st ski/snowboard club meeting TODAY during CP11 in the cafeteria.  Any student interested in the ski/snowboard club should plan on attending this informational meeting.  Thank you!


Picture Re-take Day - Tomorrow is picture RETAKE day!  If you were NOT PHOTOGRAPHED on picture day or your picture package is unacceptable, picture retakes will take place tomorrow immediately after AM announcements in the auditorium.  In order for the photographer to retake your picture, you MUST return your original photo package in its entirety.  Present your complete photo package to the photographer when you report for your retake.


Visiting Author News – Any student interested in attending a writing workshop with our visiting author, Rob Buyea, this Thursday during CP10, should see Mrs. Brennan in the library.  NO previous writing pieces are required.


Boxtop$ for Education – Save those Boxtop$!  A new Boxtop$ challenge is on and will run until Friday, October 20th.  Submit all Boxtop$ to your homeroom.  The homeroom with the most Boxtop$ collected will win a prize!  All funds earned will help support our school.  Good luck to all of the homerooms!



  • Attn. Parents/Guardians:  When dropping off/picking up students/forgotten items, PLEASE do not park in the NO PARKING/FIRE ZONE area near the main office entrance.
    • Due to bus traffic and student safety, please park on the street between the hours of 7:00AM – 8:00AM, and 2:00PM – 3:00PM.  Otherwise, you may park in the designated parking spaces in the parking lot.  Thank you!
  • Attn. Parents/Guardians:  When calling in your child’s absence, please remember to call the voice mail line at 215-257-0469 (press 4 or ext. 1008).  Thank you!
  • Attn Students:  ALL students should be entering the building in the morning through the doors near the cafeteria. DO NOT enter through the front doors near the bike rack.
  • Please remind your parents they are not to enter the front lot where the buses drop off between 7:00-8:15AM.  If your parent or guardian is dropping you off between these times, they should let you out at the 5th Street curb.
  • Also, no students should be entering through the front doors before 7:45AM.
  • All Students and staff are reminded - DO NOT open building doors for anyone.  All guests should be directed to enter thru the secure vestibule at the front of the building.