Daily Announcements

32019-2020                                                                   SALINA HIGH SCHOOL SOUTH                                                 March 5, 2020

CRIMESTOPPERS:          309-3820 – Call Crimestoppers if you have any information about a crime or theft.  All calls are confidential. Rewards may be given for information on thefts and other crimes.



Thursday/Green                   Reserved Date for SIT/504/IEP Mtg. as Scheduled – 7:05 a.m.

March 5                              SHS Orchestra Elementary Schools Tour – 7:30 a.m.

                                                ELO:   Academic Passing / Talent Show – Auditorium – 1:55 p.m. /

                                                    FCCLA Club Mtg. – Room 1237 – 2:15 p.m.

                                                Forensics @ Ellsworth – 3:00 p.m.

                                                Peppers Tryouts – Auxiliary Gym – 4 p.m.


Friday, March 6                   In-service/Teacher Work Day

                                                Forensics @ Olathe Northwest – All Day

                                                Forensics @ Moundridge – 3 p.m.

                                                State Bowling – Wichita – Boys 8:25 a.m./Girls 1:15 p.m.


Saturday, March 7               Forensics @ Olathe Northwest & Moundridge – All Day          


Sunday, March 8                 Daylight Saving Time Begins – Set Clocks Ahead 1 Hour


EARLY RELEASE:          Orchestra students will be dismissed at 8 a.m. and be gone the rest of the day for an Elementary Tour.

Dismiss Forensics students at 1:45 to prepare to attend tournament in Ellsworth.

The students who signed up to attend the Talent Show during ELO may be released after you take attendance.  Please allow only these students to pass.


Students: Please check your ELO google classroom and vote for your class citizenship representatives. These awards will be given at the Academic Awards event April 1.


The Salina South JAG-K Program took 2nd, missing first by only one point, at the North Central Kansas Regional Career Development Competition. All competitors placed in the top ten with the following students moving on to state competition. Hannah Mertz-Mapping My Future and Senior Portfolio, Aracely Osorio- Community Business Poster, Mariela Martinez and Evonni Martinez - Project Based Learning. Mariela also was elected for Region 3 President.


Seniors: Please check your email and vote for 5 Prom King candidates and 5 Prom Queen candidates today and Thursday. 

The deadline for voting is 2:40 p.m. today. 


Tryouts for the 2020-2021 Cheer Squad will be March 17-19 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the lower practice gym. You must complete and return all tryout forms by TODAY. You can pick up a tryout packet in the front office, or from Mrs. Lytton in room 1310.


Any Junior interested in a flex schedule for the spring semester of their Senior year can pick up an application in the Counseling Center.  Seniors who are on schedule to graduate in eight semesters may apply no later than TODAY.  All completed applications with student and parental signatures shall be submitted to Mrs. Goodrich and will be reviewed by the administration and the counselor for final approval.


Prom A Rama will be Saturday morning, March 7 from 9-noon at Christ The King Lutheran Church is Salina (south of the Central Mall). Prom A Rama is an event for any high school girl to come choose a prom dress for free.  Simply show a school ID at the door and try on as many colors, styles and designs as you wish. Take home one dress for your special day! A seamstress will be available for small alterations. Some shoes and jewelry will also be available.


SENIORS:  Josten’s representatives will be here March 27 to distribute graduation items during lunch in the Commons. If you have not already done so, please pay your balance to Josten’s before March 27. If you are unable to pick up your items at that time, or still owe a balance on your items, you can pick them up from Mrs. Bennett any time after March 27.


Junior-Senior PROM – April 4, 2020

Non-SHSS Guest Dance forms now available in the main office. Completed forms are due Friday, March 27.

Any student wishing to attend Prom on April 4 and bring a guest who does not attend Salina South must fill out and submit this form to Mrs. Bennett in the Main Office by Friday, March 27. Prom guests must be a junior or senior in high school or no older than 19 years of age.


Junior and Senior Parents Needed!

Prom is only one month away!  Tricia Cobb is the Volunteer Coordinator for Safe After Prom and is in need of parent volunteers. As you know, Safe after Prom is a community and parent funded and volunteer run event that provides a safe after party from 11:30-2:30 for the students of Salina Central, Salina South and Sacred Heart!  This year Safe After Prom is being held at The Alley this year! BUT... PARENTS, We NEED YOU! It takes over 100 volunteers to make Safe After Prom run! Below is a link to a sign up genius, please go to the link and sign up to either volunteer at the event, make dessert for the event or contribute financially! If you have any questions please feel free to email Tricia @ triciacobb@msn.com

Sign up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C044AA4AA29A2F58-prom


Attention Class of 2020--Check to see if you are a CTE Pathway Completer for recognition at graduation. Login to the Class of 2020 ELO Google Classroom. The link to the list of students is found there. If you think you should be on the list, contact Mrs. Kohn in the Career Center, deb.kohn@usd305.com. Requirements to earn a cord: (As taken from the USD 305 Enrollment Guide): To earn USD 305 Career Pathway recognition at graduation, students must complete a pathway by passing three CTE credits in the pathway, with one of the classes being the application-level course, or earn an industry-recognized certification. Supporting electives are recommended but do not contribute to the three CTE credits. Cords will be available for purchase only after spring break and will be $10 each. 


Sunflower Girls State - American Legion Auxiliary
Sunflower Girls State American Legion Auxiliary will be held at the University of Kansas in Lawrence June 7 to June 12, 2020. Democracy in action is a great thing.  Teaching democracy in action is even better.  ALA Sunflower Girls State is a non-partisan program that teaches young women responsible citizenship and patriotism.  High School students, having completed their junior year, spend an intensive week of studying, working together as self-governing citizens.  They learn how to participate in the functioning of their city, county, and state government in preparation for their future roles as responsible citizens.  Registration fee is $325 per delegate and registration forms are located at 
www.ksgirlsstate.org or with Mrs. Goodrich.  Sponsorships may be available at the local American Legion Auxiliary Unit.  Registration deadline: May 1, 2020.  Email Director Rachel Barnes with any questions: sunflowergirlsstate@gmail.com.


American Legion Boys State of Kansas
The American Legion Boys State of Kansas will be held at Kansas State University in Manhattan from Sunday, May 31 to Friday, June 5, 2020.  Boys State is a practical opportunity to learn leadership skills through role-play civic exercises.  Boys State has given tens of thousands of young Kansans a powerful introduction to civic responsibility.  Boys State strengthens confidence, inspires leadership, builds bonds of friendship and erases prejudice – all in a safe, open and welcoming environment.  Registration fee is $325 per delegate and delegates are encouraged to register online at 
www.ksbstate.org/program-information/apply.  Sponsorships may be available at the local American Legion Auxiliary Unit.  Information packets can be picked up from Mrs. Goodrich.  Registrations received after April 15, 2020 will be accepted as space is available.  Please contact Troy Fowler, director of operations at troy.fowler@ksbstate.org with any questions.

Recruiters/College Reps

Today, March 5 – Washburn University


STUDENT OF THE WEEK:  Courtney McCullough is a junior and the daughter of April and Brian McCullough. She is secretary of FCCLA, Link Leader of two crews, and is on the golf team.  Courtney is a Lutheran Youth District Representative for Kansas and a junior volunteer at Shiloh Ranch Ministries.  Courtney says she loves Mr. Massey’s American Studies class because he makes his class exciting and better understands the world we live in.  Courtney has a dog named Val and has a younger sister named Claire in 8th grade.  Courtney’s parents own Housemaster Home Inspections.


TEACHER OF THE MONTHErnest Ballenger has been a math teacher at South High for 11 years. Mr. Ballenger has always been a big fan of math.  He was either going to become a teacher or an engineer.  His greatest inspiration was his high school English teacher and basketball coach. Mr. Ballenger has enjoyed being able to teach all levels of math while here at South High, while also having the opportunity to coach sports.  The best part of teaching is “when I help students realize that they can be good at math and being a mentor to students.”  Mr. Ballenger would like to thank the parents and the community for the opportunity to work with their children.