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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The Rebel Talk will not be published in July and August.
June 25-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 per session; Instructor: Madlain Vander. Session II | June 17-29; Session III | July 6-17
July 14 - Senior Seminar Pre-Approval
Tuesday July 14th 9:00-11:00 am in Mrs. Mortenson’s Room. Please bring typed Task Analysis with you.
July 20 - School Board Meeting
July 28-August 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 and to download the registration form.
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 2:00 PM, Southland Public Schools along with Mayo Clinic will once again be offering concussion baseline testing. This year, it is for all student athletes who will be going out for a sport next year in grades 7-12. 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. There is no cost involved.
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.
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
Southland Public Schools in Adams, MN is accepting applications for a full time HR/Payroll position. Click here to view the job description. Experience with HR and payroll functions is preferred but we will train. The starting date will be as soon as possible. This is a shared position with the LeRoy-Ostrander Public Schools and employed person will work two days a week in LeRoy. Competitive salary, mileage and benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should send a letter of interest, personal resume, and letters of reference to: Jeff Sampson, Superintendent, Southland Public Schools, 203 2nd St. NW, Adams, MN 55909, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This position will be open until filled.
State Track Results
Both Dominiq Bouska and McKenzie Kirtz placed 7th in the State Track Meet this past weekend. Dominiq Bouska placed 7th in the discus and McKenzie placed 7th in the mile breaking her school record with a time of 5:10.11. McKenzie also broke her school record in the 800. Congratulations to both of them for an outstanding performance!
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 CoOp (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 email@example.com; (507) 582-3405 Work; (507)440-5928 Cell or Jen Bergene, Transportation Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com)
Field Day & Awards Day
Click here to view pictures from the Elementary Field Day and Awards Day.
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
Southland High School is accepting applications for a full-time permanent language arts teacher starting with the 2015-2016 school year. Applicants must possess or be able to obtain the appropriate teaching license. To apply please send a completed Southland application for certified staff, found on the district website: www.isd500.k12.mn.us, letter of interest, resume, 3 current letters of recommendation and teaching credentials to Keith Fleming, Principal, Southland High School, 203 2nd St. N.W. Adams, MN 55909.
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
"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."