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May 29 - Drama Field Trip
Student drama participants have been invited to attend the classic hit Broadway musical "Peter Pan" at Minneapolis Children's Theatre. Students will bring lunches and eat during Intermission in the lobby. Times are:
8:00 AM Depart Adams School Office
8:10 AM Pick up Rose Creek Elementary School
10:00 AM Arrive at Minneapolis Children's Theatre
10:30 AM Act I Peter Pan
11:30 AM INTERMISSION à Lunch in Lobby
11:45 AM Act II Peter Pan
1 PM Depart back
2:50 PM Drop off Rose Creek Elementary
3:00 PM Return to Adams
June 1 - Middle School Awards Ceremony
Parents and community members are welcome to attend the middle school awards ceremony on Monday, June 1st at 8:30 AM in the gymnasium.
June 2 - Last Day of School
School dismissed at noon.
June 17-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 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 June 2, 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.
August 31 - Staff Development
September 1 - Staff Development
September 1 - Elementary Back to School Night
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 15-16 – No School
Education Minnesota Professional Conference
October 19 - No School
Staff Development Day
November 5 - End of 1st Quarter/ 40 Days
November 6 - No School
Staff Development/Work Day
November 9 - 2nd Quarter Begins
November 25-27 - No School
December 24–January 1 - No School
January 18 - No School
Staff Development Day
January 22 - End of Quarter 2/44 Days
January 26 - 3rd Quarter Begins
February 15 - No School
March 25-28 - No School
April 1 - Students Dismissed at Noon
End of 3rd Quarter/46 days
April 4 - 4th Quarter Begins
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 30 - No School
June 3 - Students Dismissed at Noon
End of Quarter 4/44 Days
Notice-Middle School Awards Ceremony
The Middle School Awards Ceremony has been rescheduled to Monday, June 1st at 8:30 AM in the gymnasium. Parents and community members are welcome to attend.
May Rebel Pride Winners
If you missed the 2015 Southland Commencement, you can still watch the event at http://thecube.com/event/509743
Prom Photo CDs
The 2015 Prom Photo CDs are in and wonderful. If you attended the prom, please pick up your CD from Mrs. Mortenson.
Middle School Yearbooks
Middle School Yearbooks are in; if you have not purchased one yet – we do have some extra’s – Bring $18 to Carol in the office to get your yearbook.
High School Yearbooks
If you are still wanting to purchase a 2015 high school yearbook, there are only 9 remaining - first come, first served. Any yearbooks remaining at the end of the school year will be returned to Jostens.
National Honor Society Officers Congratulations to next year's NHS officers: President - Miranda Merten, Vice President - Sydney Bendtsen, Secretary - Olivia Gray, Treasurer - Maggie Vlasaty.
Speed and Agility Registration
If you received a Speed and Agility registration packet, there may be a misprint about the time each session will be offered. The correct times for this summer’s Speed and Agility camp are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 7:00-8:30 AM and 4:00-5:30 PM. The original sheets listed the morning session as PM. Any questions, talk to Mr. Hobbs or Mr. Galle.
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. Head girls basketball and other coaching opportunities are also available. 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. Application Deadline is May 29, 2015.
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
Southland summer School Age Care (SAC) is accepting enrollments. The form & handbook is available online or at your child's school. Contact Heidi 437-1413 with questions.
"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."