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"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."
April 26-28 - FFA State Convention
All 9 teams depart at 12:00 PM on Sunday the 26th and all will compete Monday the 27th. Non state degree recipients will return by 3:00 PM on Monday.
April 27-30 - MCA Testing
Southland Schools will be conducting MCA Testing from April 13-30. Click here to view the schedule.
April 25 - MSHSL Visual Art Contest
MN High School League Visual Art Contest at the Rochester Civic Center. Doors are open to the public at 1:00 p.m.
April 27-29 - 7th Grade to Eagle Bluff
April 28 - 11th Grade ACT Testing
All juniors are required to take the ACT exam from 8:20 AM–12:30 PM. The ACT makeup exam is scheduled for May 12th.
April 30 - AARP Safe Driving Refresher Class
New AARP Safe Driving Refresher Class scheduled for April 30th from 6-10 pm. Register on-line from the Southland District Website or call Cathy Sumner at 440-5068.
May 1 - 4th Quarter Midterm
May 1 - Kindergarten Meet-Your-Teacher Day
Students eligible for kindergarten in the fall are invited to come meet their teachers on Friday, May 1st. Sign-up and times will be discussed at Kindergarten Round-Up on April 9th. Please call the elementary school with any questions.
May 2 - Babysitter Training Class
The Red Cross Babysitter Training Class is scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM in the FACS room. Please call Cathy at 440-5068 to sign up if you haven't received a registration form from Sacred Heart or Southland! Class for anyone 11+ yrs old or turning 11 this summer. $81 checks to Southland Com Ed with registration.
May 2 - Prom
Click here to view the schedule for prom.
May 4 - National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
The National Honor Society Induction Ceremony for new members will be held on Monday, May 4th at 10:30 AM in the auditorium. It is open to the public and will be broadcast on High School Cube.
May 5 - AP Calculus exam
May 7 - Senior/Spring Pictures
Senior pictures with caps and gowns and spring pictures for Grades 6-11 will be on May 7th – starting with seniors at 8:30 AM.
May 7 - Elementary Spring Concert, Grades K, 2, 3
Kindergarten, 2nd and 3rd grades will present a concert on May 7th at 1:30 PM - "Learning in our World."
May 11 - PTO Meeting at 6:30 PM
May 13 - AP Statistics Exam
May 13 - High School Concert at 7:30 PM
Please bring in a non-perishable food item for the concert instead of a free-will offering.
May 14 - Art Show and Taco Feed
The Second Semester Art Show and Rebel Nation Taco Feed will be held on Thursday, May 14th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the American Legion in Adams.
May 15 - Elementary Spring Carnival
The elementary spring carnival will be held on Friday, May 15th from 6:00-9:00 PM. Click here for more information.
May 15 - FFA Banquet/Awards Night at 6:30 PM
May 17 - Baccalaureate Service
Local parishes have scheduled the Baccalaureate Service for Sunday, May 17th at 4:00 PM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Adams.
May 18 - Middle School Concert at 7:30 PM
Please bring in a non-perishable food item for the concert instead of a free-will offering.
May 19 - Senior Class Check Out
May 20 - High School Awards Ceremony
Parents and community members are invited to attend the high school awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 20th at 8:30 AM in the large gym.
May 20 - Senior Boards from 3:30-8:00 PM
May 22 - Commencement Rehearsal
May 24 - Commencement
Commencement will be held at 2:00 PM
May 25 - No School - Memorial Day
June 2 - End of 4th Quarter/2nd Semester
43/86 days; Last Day of School
June 3-July 17 - Southland Act Camps
Who: Grades 1-8 (Grades refer to student's Fall 2015 grade); When: Monday, Wednesday and Friday; Time: 9:00-10:30 AM; Where: Southland High School Room 214; Fee: $ 50.00/Session; Instructor: Madlain Vander
Session I | June 3-15
Session II | June 17-29
Session III | July 6-17
Do you love to play make believe? Let your imagination run wild while developing acting, social and emotional skills. Each day acting games introduce new theatrical concepts to create an imaginary world as a class. Creative Drama engages students by allowing them to play and explore through the limitlessness of their imaginations. Students learn ensemble skills and creative problem-solving while activating the tools of the actor: body, voice and imagination. On the last day of most classes, family and friends are invited to attend a sharing showcasing the class process including favorite exercises, skills learned and student-created stories. Click here to download the registration form. Please sign, detach, and return the form to the school office with your Payment made out to Southland Community Ed. Register early but no later than by May 27, 2015.
June 18 - Minnesota Twins Summer Rec Trip
Minnesota Twins Summer Rec Trip is Thursday, June 18, 2015, when the Twins host the St. Louis Cardinals! Put it on your calendar - details will be out soon.
August 24th – 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.
National Honor Society
Congratulations to the new National Honor Society members - Kaysie Allen, Allison Bottema, Joseph Goergen, Heather Harvey,
Brady Kiefer, Katelyn Luthe, Colton Mandt, Julia Mullenbach, Tyler Russell, Laura Kiefer,
Lindsey Sheely, Maggie Vlasaty
Ronald McDonald Donations
Southland High School is collecting items for the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester, MN. Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks/months at the hospital to receive treatment for their children. Therefore, families need a place to stay so they may focus all their attention on their sick children. The Ronald McDonald House is a home-away-from home for families so they may stay close to their hospitalized children at little to no cost. The Ronald McDonald House provides home-cooked meals, private bedrooms, and playrooms for children. In addition, some Houses provide recreational activities, non-clinical support services, and sibling support services. The Ronald McDonald House is in need of several items in order to be able to provide care to families. If you would like to make a donation, please see the attached document and bring your donation to Southland High School by Thursday, April 30th. Click here to view the list of items needed.
Romeo and Juliet
Ninth and tenth grade students took a field trip to Park Square Theatre in St. Paul to watch a production of William Shakespeare's, Romeo and Juliet. This was an incredible experience because it related to what they read in class and it allowed the students to see a live production of the play. They enjoyed the experience and many hope to go back to see a different play in the future. Rebel Nation and the Southland Foundation sponsored the trip, so there was no expense to the students. Thank you to both organizations for your support of the Language Arts Department!
National Rube Goldberg Competition
Southland Physics Team placed 9th in the Nation on April 18th when they competed at the National Rube Goldberg Competition held in Milwaukee. They ran their machine against teams from California, Texas, New York and everywhere in between. Great job team!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to scheduling conflicts – senior pictures with caps and gowns and spring pictures for Grades 6-11 will be on May 7th instead of May 5th – starting with seniors at 8:30 AM.
Southland summer School Age Care (SAC) is accepting enrollments. Families that sign up by May 22nd will receive an enrollment discount. The form & handbook is available online or at your child's school. Contact Heidi 437-1413 with questions.
Preschool Grandparents Day
Pre-Order Middle School Yearbooks
Pre-order your 2014-2015 Middle School Yearbook! $18 each, checks made out to Southland Schools. Please bring money to Carol in the office. There are not enough for everyone, so order soon to get one of our great yearbooks commemorating our great year!
April Elementary Rebel Pride Winners
The Southland Elementary students have been working so hard this month! We are focusing on Respectful, Responsible and Safe bus expectations. The winners of the Rebel Pride awards for April are: back row - Khlover Schulz, JoEllen Rice, Cody Sayles middle row - Allana Wagner, Haylea Swenson, Alana Wilde, Gavin Swenson Front row - Lailah Sipple, Tempe Gray, Kennedy Felten
Education Minnesota-Southland Food Drive
A friendly food drive competition between the Southland school buildings will be held April 24th through May 18th. The winning team will be awarded a travelling trophy.
Elementary Making Testing Fun
Southland Elementary's PBIS committee making testing fun! You got this, Southland Elementary. It's all about that test, NO PROBLEM!