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The animal science class recently went to a local horse farm for a field trip. Students have been studying horse breeds, colors, care and disease prevention. At the Duane Hill farm they were able to interact with the horses and learn about tack and hoof care. They also learned about basic training techniques and foal management.
The Child Development II Class did a unit on Child Abuse and foster care. Class member Tiffany Rose suggested we earn money for The Hayward Children’s home. The class held bake sales during child abuse prevention month and collected $184.00. Stacy Rupe and Cheryl Moret from the Home came and talked to the class. The class decided to suggest the home use the money for outdoor recreational equipment.
The Rebel Talk can be found at the following businesses:
American Legion, Corky's, Heimer Foods, Little Cedar Church, Sacred Heart Church,
Elevator, Jim's Mobile, Lake Geo, Methodist Church, Twisted Scissors
St. John's Church, The Port
Joe's Garage, St. John's Church
Brenda's Market, UFS Bank
June 28; July 12, 26; August 9, 23 - Summer Library
June 30 - Southland Band Camp
Southland Community Education will be offering a band camp this summer for students entering 6th – 8th grade. This is a camp that teaches band skills that kids will use in band in the years to come. We will be playing songs and practicing them while developing knowledge of the pieces. Then, there will be a mini concert where they will perform the songs they have learned. Bring your instrument to this one day class that will be held in the high school auditorium. Click here for registration form and further details.
July 18 - School Board Meeting
The Southland School Board will meet on July 18th.
July 21 - Sports Physicals
Sports Physicals will take place at the Adams Clinic on July 21, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.
July 28 - Senior Project Pre-Approval
Senior project pre-approval will be held on Thursday, July 28th from 3:00 - 7:00 PM. If students lost their pre-approval packet, they may print off another one from the senior seminar page on the school website. Students must come with their task analysis typed and signed by parents.
August 3 - Concussion Base Testing
On August 3rd at 2 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/Cross Country will test at 2:00 PM. Football will test at 3:00 PM. All other sports participants who were not tested in the other two sessions will test at 4:00 PM. It is important that everyone make every effort to attend the session they are scheduled for.
August 3 - Fall Sports Meeting
The Fall Sports Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 3rd, at 6:00 PM.
August 11 - Community Education Twins Trip
Southland Community Education is sponsoring a family trip to Target Field to see the Minnesota Twins play the Houston Astros. on Thursday, August 11th.
August 29-September 1 - Staff Development
September 6 - 1st Day of School
October 20-21 - MEA Break
October 24 - No School/Consortium Staff Development
November 10 - End of Quarter 1/45 Days
November 11- Staff Development/Work Day
November 14 - 2nd Quarter Begins
November 23-25 - No School/Thanksgiving Break
December 23 - January 2 - No School/Winter Break
January 16 - No School/Consortium Staff Development
January 26 - End of Quarter 2/43 Days
January 27 - Staff Development/Work Day
January 30 - 3rd Quarter Begins
February 20 - No School/Presidents Day
March 9-11 - The Musical "Oliver"
March 31 - End of Quarter 3/44 Days/Students dismiss at noon
April 3 - 4th Quarter Begins
April 14-17 - Spring Break
May 1-3 - 7th Grade to Eagle Bluff
May 6 - Prom 2017
Prom 2017 will be held on Saturday, May 6th with the dinner/dance at Sacred Heart.
May 29 - No School/Memorial Day
June 2 - End of Quarter 4/42 Days; Students dismiss at noon
Facility Task Force Information
The purpose of the Facility Task Force was to provide the School Board with feedback and recommendations for consideration regarding deferred maintenance items, space and use programming a long-range facility plan. Click here to view the task force findings.
Summer Book Club
A group of next year's 3rd and 4th grade students from Southland are participating in a summer book club. Students read a book and then meet to discuss.The first meeting was held at the Mensink home with Kelsey Mensink and Kayla Nelsen facilitating the discussion. The book club was created because several parents were struggling to get their kids to read over the summer and were concerned about them losing momentum. There are currently 11 students in the book club. - Photo courtesy of Michelle Nelsen.
Southland Early Childhood Program is looking to hire a full-time teacher to begin in the fall of the 2016-2017 school year. Applicants must hold a valid Minnesota teaching license with an Early Childhood endorsement or be eligible for a variance. If you are interested in applying, please send a letter of interest, resume, district teaching application (found on our website at http://www.isd500.k12.mn.us/employment.html ), transcripts, copy of teaching license, and three current letters of recommendations to Brian Schoen, Elementary/Early Childhood Principal, Southland Elementary, 2011st Street NE, Rose Creek, MN 55970. Application Deadline: June 29, 2016.
VEX Robotics Teams
Applications are available for the VEX Robotics MS and HS teams for 2016-17 and are due on June 15th. All current 5th -11th graders are welcome to apply. A meeting will be held on Wednesday for those students interested, but just in case the students miss it, you may click here to view the information and application. Please touch base with your student to see if they are interested. Once applications are received, the teams will be selected and camp schedule will be determined.
Literacy Tutor–Minnesota Reading Corps position available. Would you love to help children grow their reading or math skills, succeed in school and get extra support? If your answer is yes, you can be trained to serve as a tutor with Minnesota Reading Corps at Southland Elementary School. Click here for more information.
Rebel Nation Board
Rebel Nation is looking for some new faces to join the board. Chairman, Paul Kuehneman, will be stepping down as he has accepted a new position with Jennie-O in Willmar. We also have a couple members who will be transitioning off the board in the next year. Rebel Nation has donated over $265,000 over the last 8 years to Southland Academics, Arts and Athletics programs, so we need some help in keeping this very worthwhile program going. Please contact Jeff Hobbs at firstname.lastname@example.org or Wendy Landherr at email@example.com if you are interested in joining the board. We meet a couple times a year to discuss monetary requests from the staff, plan the sponsorship drive and fall golf outing. Other fundraising ideas are always welcome! Visit our Facebook page, Rebel Nation, if you are unfamiliar with what we do.
Summer Pool Busing
There will be busing available from Rose Creek to the Adams Pool this summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 14–July 28th. The bus will pick up students in Rose Creek at 12:50 PM and return to Rose Creek at 3:10 PM. Click here for registration form.