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Daily Announcements for Wednesday – April 12, 2017

posted Apr 12, 2017, 6:08 AM by Linda Marx   [ updated Apr 12, 2017, 6:18 AM ]

Today is DAY 6


April Theme - April’s “T.A.K.E.S.  P.R.I.D.E.” theme is “initiative.”  


Quote of the Day – This week’s quote is from Chris Evert.  Chris Evert said, “You’ve got to take the initiative and play your game…confidence makes the difference.”  Chris says you have to play your game – what is your game?  Take the initiative to find out your strengths and use them to reach your goals.


Visiting Author NewsCaitlin Alifirenka, regional native and co-author of the book I Will Always Write Back, will be visiting South MS today!  Caitlin will be at South to present her story about how her decision in 7th grade English class changed her life, and the life of Martin Ganda, forever.  If you were able to pre-purchase her book online, bring it with you so that she can autograph it.


Music News

  • Choir – There will be NO choir rehearsal this week.
  • Orchestra – Strings lessons for today are as follows:
    • CP2 – Group D
    • CP3 – Group E
    • CP4 – Groups F/I
    • CP8/9 – Group G
    • CP10 – Group H


South Sports News

  • TrackCoach Bech and Coach Storey congratulate the track teams for their effort at yesterday's track meet against Strayer!  We had some great performances by Maddie Angelo in the 800 meter and 200 meter races, as well as Lizzie Bobo in the 800, Jordan Groeber in the long jump, Taryn Reigle at the high jump, and Maya Valletta at the shot put! On the boys’ team we congratulate Owen Gunn in the 800 meter, Jalen Messina in the 75 meter, Noah Rush in the 200 meter, and Dom Morano at the long jump!  Great job everyone!
    • The coaches would also like to let everyone know that there is no track practice today! Have a great weekend and be ready for practice Monday.
  • Softball Congratulations to the varsity girls’ softball team on their win against Pennbrook yesterday!  Mackenzie Owens pitched a shut-out which led South to a 12-0 win.  Olivia Ferraro did a great job behind the plate and Erin Leight hit a nice RBI.  Way to go varsity girls!
    • Practice for today is cancelled.
  • Lacrosse – The girls’ lacrosse team played a great game yesterday against North MS.  The offense worked together non-stop to get the ball in the goal.  Kudos to our defense for perseverance and determination throughout the entire game, and to Ally Johnson for an amazing job defending our goal.  Great game girls!


Green Team/Earth Week News

  • This is just a reminder that all Earth Week projects are due to Mrs. Steward today.  We have some amazing projects on display in the main office hallway so stop and take a look at the creative talents of our students!
  • Earth Week spirit days for next week are as follows:
    • Monday – Lights Out Day – At home and at school, turn off as many lights as possible and use natural sunlight.
    • Tuesday – Wear Animal Print Day (or a shirt with a picture of an animal on it)
    • Wednesday – Wear Green Day
    • Thursday – Towel Drive Day – Bring in clean, used towels to be donated to Pawsability, an animal adoption and rescue center.
    • Friday – Classroom Earth Day activities.


SMYLE News – SMYLE is open to the following homerooms this week:  Mrs. Woodman, Mr. Bach, Mrs. Brittain, Ms. Mattes, Mrs. Grice, Mrs. Hippauf, and Mrs. Mylin.


Reading Olympics News – Reading Olympics participants are reminded that our competition is next Thursday!  T-shirts will be distributed next Tuesday.  Please remember to read over the break.  See Mrs. Brennan if you would like to borrow the questions binder.


LOST – A Fitbit with a navy blue band was lost yesterday.  If you find it, please turn it into the main office.  Thank you!


Dress Code Reminder - Students:  With warmer weather approaching, please be reminded of our dress code rules (refer to page 7 of your agenda rules and guidelines).  We have relaxed our dress code rules regarding ripped jeans and leggings, however, that does not mean specific guidelines do not apply.  Shorts, skirts, and dresses should be no shorter than fingertip length.  Spaghetti straps and halters are not permitted.  Ripped jeans are acceptable, provided the rips are BELOW fingertip length on the thigh.  Rips ABOVE fingertip length require that you have leggings under the jeans.  Gaping holes in jeans are not acceptable.  Leggings are acceptable provided the leggings are reasonably covered by a tunic, dress, skirt, etc.  This guideline is necessary since some leggings are made of extremely thin material and do not provide adequate body coverage.  Non-compliance with this guideline means that the student will need to call home and have appropriate attire delivered before the student may return to class.  We are willing to work together with our students regarding dress code guidelines, but you must work with us as well and use good judgement.  Our teachers and staff would rather not send students to the office for dress code violations, so if you don’t challenge the dress code, we can all focus on more important things; your education.  Thank you!


  • 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.