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Daily Announcements for Wednesday – September 13, 2017

posted Sep 13, 2017, 5:52 AM by Linda Marx   [ updated Sep 13, 2017, 5:52 AM ]


Today is DAY 5


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


Quote of the Day – This week’s quote is from Booker T. Washington.  Booker T. Washington said, “Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.”  Booker T. Washington knew that the key to building relationships was building trust.  When someone gives you a responsibility, fulfill that trust.


Eclipse Glasses – Do you have used eclipse glasses?  Don’t let them go to waste.  Let other people around the world that are not as fortunate as you have the same experience that you had.  On behalf of Astronomers Without Borders, Mrs. Purscell, along with Student Council, are collecting eclipse glasses to ship around the world.  There will be collection boxes outside the office, outside Mrs. Purscell’s room, and one in the 6th grade hallway.  Collections will conclude at the end of the month.


AM Intramural News – Morning intramural activities will begin next week!

  • Tuesday – September 19th – 6th grade intramurals will play dodgeball at 7:00AM (students may be dropped off between 6:30-7:00AM)
  • Wednesday – September 20th – AM street hockey begins.  If you have your own hockey stick you may bring it, if not, hockey sticks will be provided.  Students may be dropped off between 6:30-7:00AM.
  • Thursday – South Fellowship Thursday starts at 7:00AM (students may be dropped off between 6:30-7:00AM).  Students will engage in an uplifting positive message, play a game, and share some fellowship snacks.
  • Friday – 7th & 8th grade intramurals – listen to announcements as to what the activity will be.
  • All students participating in morning activities should be dropped off in the back of the building at the gym entrance and report directly to the gym.  See a wellness teacher if you have any questions about any of these activities.  See you early next week!


Music News -

  • Band News
    • Today’s rehearsal is for 7th & 8th grade band.
    • Jazz Band auditions continue to take place this week.  Any student interested in auditioning for jazz band (grades 6/7/8) should see Mr. Morris to select an audition time.  We especially need to hear from the 6th grade band members!  6th graders are an important part of the Jazz Band here at South.
  • Choir News – Choir rehearsals this week are as follows:
    • Wednesday – Chorale auditions
    • Thursday – Chorale auditions


Drama Club News – Attention students and faculty:  The time has come to think about this year’s musical, but you’ll have to do some work to figure out the title of the show.

  • Listen closely to clue #3:  Students in grades 6,7, and 8 are invited to TAKE A GAMBLE and audition for a spring musical.


Yearbook News – Attention students interested in purchasing a yearbook this year:  Josten’s is running a special!  Order your yearbook online by September 29th with personalization and get 4 free icons!  Watch out for flyers coming your way in homeroom this week.  Oh, and we almost forgot, yearbooks will be in FULL COLOR this year!  That’s right, our first color yearbook!  Yearbooks have been selling out for the past few years, so don’t miss out - order your yearbook today.


Visiting Author News – Author Rob Buyea will be visiting South MS on October 12th to make a presentation to the students in 6th grade.  Mr. Buyea is mostly known for his Mr. Terupt books; Because of Mr. Terupt is the first in this series.  If you are interested in purchasing one of Rob Buyea’s books, you can do so through the pre-sale at South.  Order forms will be distributed in your homeroom.  Mrs. Brennan also has extra copies in the library.  All pre-orders and payments must be received by next Wednesday, September 20th.


Spirit DayFriday, September 22nd will be a green and white spirit day!  This year the 3 homerooms with the highest participation will get first pick with their clubs for the first semester.  So, find your green and white and wear it on Friday the 22nd!


From Mrs. Russo – Mrs. Russo is offering a grief support group for students who are coping with the death of a family member, friend, or other important person.  Information and sign-up forms are available in the guidance office.  Sign up forms should be returned to Mrs. Russo.


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.