A special board meeting will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2016, in the Southland MS/HS Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. This meeting will include a Facility Task Force presentation.
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On Wednesday, April 20, two Southland students competed in the Region 10 Work Skills Challenge Day in Austin, MN. The students competed against 30 other high school students from Austin, Albert Lea, Northfield in three areas: filling out a job application, completing a mock interview, and general work knowledge. The event also connected students with agencies and services in the area that could be beneficial to them now or throughout their lives. Winston Gruenhagen (left) took second place in Applications and Southland was named Overall Champion. Bradly Johnson (center) and Work-based Learning Coordinator Heather Schutte (right) are holding the plaques awarded to Southland, which will be on display at Southland High School in the trophy case. Nice work on a job well done!
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
May 29 - Commencement at 2:00 PM
May 30 - No School - Memorial Day
June 2 - Middle School Awards/Track and Field Day
The middle school awards program will be held from 8:30-9:30 AM on June 2nd. Track and Field Day will start at 10:00 AM. Rain date for both is June 1st.
June 2 - Finance Committee Meeting
A Finance Committee meeting will be held on June 2, 2016 in the Southland MS/HS Media Center Conference Room at 5:00 p.m. Click here to view the agenda.
June 2 - Special Board Meeting
A special school board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 2 in the Southland MS/HS Media Center Conference Room at 6:00 p.m. Click here to view the agenda.
June 3 - End of 4th Quarter/2nd Semester - 44/90 Days
June 3 - Last Day of School; Dismissal at Noon
June 6-24 - Southland ACT Camp
Who: Grades 1-8 (student’s fall 2016 grade)
When: 3 weeks on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Dates: June 6,8,10,13,15,17, 20,22,24
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Where: Southland High School Class Room (Tbd) and Auditorium
Instructor: Madlain Vander & Assistants
Family & Friend Public Presentation on Saturday, June 24 at 6 PM
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. This year, the camp will include music and dance as well. Students learn ensemble skills and creative problem-solving while activating the tools of the actor: body, voice and imagination. On the last day family and friends are invited to attend a Sharing showcasing including scenes from musicals/ or “Goldilocks and the Three Scares.”-musical. Click here to download registration form and to view further details.
June 7 - SRDT Dance Camp
SRDT Dance Camp to be held on Tuesday June 7th from 12:30 – 5:30 PM at the Southland High School Gymnasium. Registration will begin at 12:15 PM. Performances by dancers will begin at 5:30 PM. This camp is for students going into grades 1 – 8. Cost is $30 per participant. Register by Monday May 23rd. All proceeds will go towards a home dance competition to be held Friday, January 6, 2017. Participants will be coached by members of the Southland Rebel Dance Team. Participants will learn dance skills, one dance, participate in fun games, as well as receive a t-shirt and a snack. Contact Julia Mullenbach at email@example.com or 507-438-7739 for more information.
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. Registration deadline is Friday, May 20th. Click here to view the details.
August 29-30 - 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
Child Development II Unit
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.
Prom CD's Have Arrived
The Prom 2016 CD’s are in! Stop and see Mrs. Mortenson-remember if you purchased a ticket you automatically receive one. Thanks to Kari Kuehneman Photography for the phenomenal representation of the celebration! Also, if you need a quicker turn around, reminder that last week the photography link was shared on Southland Facebook page.
SRDT Dance Camp
There is still time to register for the Southland Rebel Dance Team Dance Camp! Tuesday June 7th from 12:30-5:30 students entering grades 1-8 will learn a fun dance, practice some skills, and participate in fun games! Cost is $30 and includes a snack and a t-shirt.
The last day to register to be guaranteed a t-shirt is Friday May 27th. Contact Julia Mullenbach (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Katie McIntyre (email@example.com) with questions. Registration forms are at the Middle/High School office, the Elementary office or by clicking on this link. Completed forms can be returned to the MS/HS or Elementary offices.
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.
Elementary Students of the Month
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 Recreation Program
T- Ball & Pee Wee
Southland Community Ed. will be sponsoring the Summer Recreation Program this year with the help of donations from our communities. Jim Stratton will direct the program and drive the bus that will allow all children to participate. Click here to view further details and download the registration form.
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.
Garage Sale Donations
Next Step Transition is now accepting your gentle used items for the annual garage sale fundraiser. Click here to view more details.
Robotics camps have been announced for this summer. Please check them out at: http://mnceme.mnsu.edu/stem-outreach/registration/. If your child attends a camp, please let Mrs. Mortenson know so she may follow up with them regarding the fun they had. In addition to the STEM camps offered from MNSU, Southland MS/HS will again be hosting an in-house camp sometime this summer. Details to be announced later.