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The Rebel Talk can be found at the following businesses:
Little Cedar Church
Sacred Heart Church
St. John's Church
St. John's Church
St. Peter's Church
The Rebel Talk will not be published in July.
August 4-13 - Basketball Camp
James Landherr will be holding a basketball camp for boys entering 4th – 7th grades for his senior project. The camp will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 28th to August 13th at the Southland High School Gym. Camp for 6th and 7th grade will be from 9:00am-10:30am and 4th and 5th grade will be from 10:30am-12:00pm. On August 15th at 9:00 am, there will be a scrimmage to showcase the skills the players have learned. Click here for more information.
August 4 - Senior Seminar Pre-Approval
Tuesday August 4th 5:00-7:00 pm in Mrs. Mortenson’s Room. Please bring typed Task Analysis with you.
August 6 - Concussion Baseline Testing
On August 6th at 12:30 PM, Southland Public Schools along with Mayo Clinic will once again be offering concussion baseline testing, at no cost to you. This year, it is for all student athletes in grades 7-12 who will be going out for a sport. This is the only time this is offered. While it is not required that your student athlete be there, it is highly recommended that they take these tests. These tests will give the healthcare professionals a base line to go by if your student athlete should sustain a concussion and will allow for a quicker recovery time. Please let us know ASAP if your student athlete cannot attend. It will help us with keeping accurate numbers. To make this as easy as possible for everyone involved, the testing will be administered at three different times by sport. Volleyball will test at 12:30 PM; football will test at 2:30 PM; cross county and all other sports participants who were not tested in the other two sessions will test at 4:30 PM. It is important that everyone make every effort to attend the session for which they are scheduled. This year in order to keep everything as current as possible, we are requiring that all papers be signed, turned in and sports fees paid before your student athlete will be allowed to practice. Please plan accordingly.
August 6 - Fall Sports Meeting
Another sports season is almost upon us and that means another sports meeting. The meeting will take place on Thursday, August 6th at 6:00 PM in the big gym. This meeting will be the only informative sports meeting being held this year. That's right - you only have to listen to Mr. Bill one time! This meeting will cover all of the athletic processes and policies at Southland Middle/High School. These policies are in conjunction with the Minnesota State High School League. This is a required meeting for athletes who will be participating in a sport this year and their parents. This meeting is for the purpose of better educating you on how the activities are run and get any questions answered that you may have. There will also be staff here from Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine to extensively cover policy/procedure involving concussions. Our trainer, Jim Williams, will be giving a presentation concerning this at the start of the meeting. The winter and spring sports meetings will still be held, but only with the coaches. They will meet with parents and student athletes on a scheduled set time for each sport. Information will be sent out for those meetings prior to each sports season. We hope for a quality and enjoyable year at Southland Middle/High School.
August 13 - Riverland ITV Registration and Orientation Meeting
Students enrolled in Riverland ITV classes: Freshmen English, Speech, and/or Spanish are required to attend an orientation and registration meeting at 6:30 P.M. in the Media Center Boardroom.
August 17 - Football and Cross Country Pictures
9-12 football and cross country 7-12 pictures will be taken on August 17th at 3:30 PM at the athletic complex.
August 17 - School Board Meeting
August 24 – Early Childhood Fundraiser
The Adams Lions Club is sponsoring a fundraiser for Early Childhood at Pizza Ranch in Austin on August 24th from 4:00 PM to close.
August 25, 26 & 27 - MS/HS Robotics Camp Continuation
Robotics camp will continue on August 25, 26 & 27 from 9:00 AM-3 PM in Mrs. Mortenson's room. Bring a sack lunch. Contact Mrs. Mortenson if you were unable to attend the July camp.
August 28 - Volleyball and Junior High Football Pictures
7-12 volleyball and junior high football pictures will be taken on August 28th at 3:30 PM at the school.
August 31 - Staff Development
August 31 - MS/HS Open House Night
September 1 - Staff Development
September 1 - Elementary Open House Night from 6:00-7:45 PM
September 2 - School Readiness Open House
The School Readiness Open House will be held on September 2nd from 9:00-11:00 AM and 4:00-8:00 PM.
September 3 - ECFE/Play and Learn Open House
The ECFE/Play and Learn Open House will be held on September 3rd from 9:00-11:00 AM and 5:00-7:00 PM.
September 8 - 1st Day of School
September 12 - Rebel Nation Golf Outing
The Rebel Nation Golf Outing is on September 12th at the Cedar River golf course and will also feature a silent auction.
September 25 - Homecoming
October 3 - Elementary PTO Breakfast
The annual Elementary PTO Breakfast will feature Chris Cakes. You can check them out at http://www.chriscakes.com/
October 12 - MS/HS Evening Conferences
October 15-16 – No School - EdMN Professional Conference
October 19 - No School - Staff Development
November 5 - End of 1st Quarter - 40 Days
November 6 - No School - Staff Development/Work Time
November 9 - 2nd Quarter Begins
November 19 - Elementary Evening Conferences 3:30-8:00 PM
November 23 - Elementary Evening Conferences 3:30-8:00 PM
November 24 - Elementary Evening Conferences 3:30-8:00 PM
November 25-27 - No School - Thanksgiving Break
December 7 - MS/HS Evening Conferences
December 24–January 1 - No School - Winter Break
January 4 - School Resumes
January 18 - No School - Staff Development
January 22 - End of 2nd Quarter/1st Semester - 44 Days
January 25 - No School - Staff Development/Work Time
January 26 - 3rd Quarter Begins
February 8 - 8th-11th Evening Conferences (Registration)
February 15 - No School - Presidents' Day
March 7 - MS/HS Evening Conferences
March 25-28 - No School - Spring Break
April 1 - End of 3rd Quarter - 46 days; Dismissal at 12:00 PM
April 4 - 4th Quarter Begins
April 14 - Elementary Evening Conferences 3:30-8:00 PM
May 2-4 - 7th Grade Eagle Bluff Trip
May 14 - Prom
The 2016 Southland Prom is scheduled for Saturday, May 14th. It will be held on the Stillwater Boat Cruise and at Dave n Busters. Grand March will be in the auditorium, and then buses will be taken to Stillwater, Maple Grove and home.
May 29 - Commencement at 2:00 PM
May 30 - No School - Memorial Day
June 3 - End of 4th Quarter/2nd Semester - 44/90 Days
June 3 - Last Day of School; Dismissal at Noon
New Student Registration
If you are new to the district, please contact the appropriate school office to register your student(s).
Teach a Community Ed Class
If you are interested in teaching a community education class for the fall/early winter session, please fill out this form and return to Brian Schoen, Community Education Coordinator, at the elementary building by September 4th.
Southland has the following coaching positions open for the upcoming school year. Football - two jr. high positions; volleyball - one jr. high position; girls basketball - one assistant varsity position. Applications are on the school's website. Please send resume to: Bill Feuchtenberger Activities Director, Southland Public Schools, 203 2nd St, Adams, Mn 55909, Phone - 5078-582-3568.
Ticket Takers Needed
Fall sports are just around the corner and ticket takers for both football and volleyball are needed.
Football - Four ticket takers are needed for each game. Ticket takers should be there by 6:00 PM. Dates are as follows: Saturday, August 22; Fridays, September 4, 11 and 25. People are needed to run the chains for the junior high football games. A person is also needed to run the clock for B-squad football games. Dates are as follows: September 1 and 21; October 5 and 12. Games start at 6:00 PM.
Volleyball - Three ticket takers are needed for each contest. Ticket takers need to be there by 4:15 PM. Dates are as follows: September 10, 17, 19 - (need only two for tournament) and September 24; October 1, 13, and 22. Two line judges are also needed. Line judges are paid and need to be there by 5:45 PM. Dates are a follows: September 10,17 and 24, October 1, 13 and 22. Please contact Bill Feuchtenberger if interested.
The Monitor Review has an employment opportunity for a Southland student intern. This is a paid position. The intern will be assigned to cover community and school events. The student must be at least 16 years old and have a valid driver’s license. The position requires excellent written communication skills and an interest in journalism. If interested please contact Ginger Holm at the email link below: email@example.com
Preschool Transportation 2015-16
Southland Schools will now be transporting preschool students morning, midday, and afternoon. This includes Play & Learn (3-4 year olds) and School Readiness (4-5 year olds.) Buses and/or vans will be stopping at: Dexter, Elkton, Rose Creek, Taopi, Freeborn County Co-op (junction of I-90 and Hwy 56), and licensed daycares in Mower County that fall within the Southland District. If you have any questions or would like to sign up for this service, please contact either: Nancy Dvergsten, Early Childhood Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org; (507) 582-3405 Work; (507)440-5928 Cell or Jen Bergene, Transportation Coordinator at email@example.com or (507) 857-1100 Work
A score of 78 on the English test is required before enrollment can be completed for new PSEO students taking the Accuplacer placement test. Contact Mrs. Schmit with questions (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Southland High School 40 Year Reunion
The Southland High School Class of 1975 is planning their 40th reunion. This is the link to follow for more information: http://www.alumniclass.com/southland/reunion-class-of-1975?r=80064
VEX Robotics Competition Participants Needed
Southland Middle/High School is looking for students who want to participate in the VEX Robotics Competition next year-available through grants and generous donations from community. There will be a mini session held in the late summer at Southland-date TBD to get the two teams started. Camp opportunities include Robotics Summer Camp July 19-24 at Bemidji State University for grades 8-12, plus several more. Contact Mrs. Mortenson if interested: email@example.com
"The Southland School District strives to prepare its students to lead fulfilling lives as responsible citizens in today’s society. The learning environment will be inviting, respectful, supportive, inclusive, and flexible for student success. We believe that all learners must become: Inspired learners who are accountable for demonstrating, assessing and directing their present and life-long intellectual growth; Effective communicators who will use verbal, written, artistic and technological forms of communication to give, send and receive information; Productive workers who perform collaboratively and independently to create quality products and services that reflect personal pride and responsibility; Responsible citizens who have a global and multicultural perspective, and who take the initiative for improving the quality of life for self and others; Resourceful thinkers who independently and creatively strive to solve complex problems through reflection, appropriate risk taking, and critical evaluation."