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Daily Announcements for Wednesday – October 11, 2017

posted Oct 11, 2017, 6:24 AM by Linda Marx   [ updated Oct 11, 2017, 6:24 AM ]


Today is DAY 5

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.”  There are many examples of acceptance between different groups and species in the Harry Potter series.  Can you think of one?

Magazine Drive News – Today is our 2nd turn-in day of the Magazine & Cookie Dough Fundraiser!  Please give all your orders to your homeroom captain during AM homeroom.  Homeroom captains, please bring your yellow envelopes to Mrs. Hippauf’s room during AM homeroom.  Prizes will be distributed tomorrow.  If you have any last minute orders, Mrs. Hippauf will still accept orders through Friday, 10/13 and these orders will count toward the prize chart!


Picture Re-take Day - Today is picture RETAKE day!  If you were NOT PHOTOGRAPHED on picture day or your picture package is unacceptable, and you signed up for picture retakes, please report to the auditorium after these announcements for your picture retakes.


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 – Today’s lessons are for 6th grade band:
    • CP1 – Clarinets & Trumpets
    • CP2 – Percussion
    • CP10 – Flutes & Alto Saxes
    • CP11 – 7th & 8th grade band rehearsal
  • Orchestra News – Strings lessons for today are as follows:
    • CP1 – Group I
    • CP2 – Group J
    • CP3 – Group K
    • CP4 – Group G
    • CP10 – Group H
    • CP11 – 6th grade rehearsal in the aud


SMYLE News – SMYLE is open to the following homerooms this week:  Mrs. DeAcetis, Mrs. Plumley, Miss Knouse, Mrs. Bishop, Mrs. Mylin, and Mrs. Grice.


South Sports News

  • Football players are dismissed at 2:35PM today for their home game.
  • Cheerleaders are dismissed at 2:45PM today for the home football game.  Be sure to come out and support the team!


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


Reading Olympics News – Any student interested in participating in Reading Olympics this year should sign up with your Language Arts or English teacher this week.  You may also sign up in the library with Mrs. Brennan.  A meeting will be held next week for all interested students.

Prized Pumpkin Fundraiser - Hey South!  Grab your loose change and dollar bills to vote on your favorite pumpkin.  Starting Monday in the cafeteria, pumpkins will be displayed for you to vote on.  All pumpkins will be painted and designed by South staff members.  To vote, just place your money into the jars.  The pumpkin that earns the most money will be crowned the winner!  All money collected will be given to the Red Cross for Natural Disaster Relief.


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.