Daily Announcements


2019-2020                                                                  SALINA HIGH SCHOOL SOUTH                                                   December 4, 2019


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.


ELO: No Passing

Scholars’ Bowl Club – Room 2311 – 2:40 p.m.


Next week is Spirit Week and there will be a pep rally on Friday, December 13

Monday – Flannel

Tuesday – Jerseys

Wednesday – Denim

Thursday – Ugly Sweater

Friday – Upperclassmen: Green and Underclassmen: Gold



Free admission to all South students with a school ID at next Tuesday’s basketball games!

Free hot dogs for the first 100 South students at next Friday’s basketball games!


The Stuco Angel Tree project is beginning today! During ELO today, Student Council members will be bringing around angels.  Each angel has one need listed.  Please purchase the gift listed and return it to room 2308 (with the Angel tag) in a gift bag by Wednesday, December 11th.  Thank you for helping meet the needs of families in our community! 


Renaissance cards have been distributed to ELO classes.  Students receiving GOLD and SILVER cards will have an opportunity to ask for a semester final exam exemptions. Gold card holders receive 2 possible exemptions; Silver card holders receive 1 possible semester final exam exemption. Final exam exemptions are awarded at the discretion of each instructor.  Semester final exam exemption forms are available at Mrs. Bennett’s desk in the main office. The deadline for fully completed, returned forms is Monday, December 9. NO LATE FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED.



Help the SHS Debate and Forensics team to raise funds by donating your used, gently worn, and new shoes! You can bring in        items anytime in November to Ms. Hageman’s room. Your donation not only helps us to raise funding, it also helps develop        micro-businesses in developing nations by providing resources and tools to teach individuals to manage and run a business.


Senior Photos for the Yearbook - The deadline for senior photographs for the yearbook is December 19. Photographs can be turned in as printed pictures, digitally on a CD or jump drive, or emailed to kim.warren@usd305.com. 

PAW-MART - Be sure to stop by Paw-Mart to purchase your Cougar gear for Christmas.  New styles and lots of sizes available.  They are open during ELO Monday through Friday - closed on Wednesdays.


COMMON GROUNDS – The coffee bar is open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. daily. 


STUDENT OF THE WEEKBrock Roets is a senior at South High. His parents are Tony Roets and Lori McCourtney and step-parents are Doug McCourtney and Kaci Roets.  Brock has participated in Robotics and Comic Book Club in freshmen year and has been a school library aide for the past 2 years.  He has worked at the Salina Public Library for about 2 ½ years. Brock has volunteered there every summer after 6th grade until he turned 16, then was offered a job there. Brock says he likes meeting new teachers and students at school and it is fun to talk Star Trek with Mr. Massey. He also appreciates Mrs. Bradbury as she helped him through a tough time.  AV Production with Mr. Bagley is a blast. Brock plans on becoming a mailman, and maybe getting a business degree.  Brock plays guitar and bass guitar.  He also builds computers. 

Lindsay Brown was the Student of the Week on November 25 but we missed getting her info in the Daily Announcements during the short holiday week!  Lindsay is a senior at South High and participates in golf and band.  She was the clarinet section leader in 10th and 11th grades and is Drum Major this year.  She is also treasurer in the National Honor Society.  Lindsay’s favorite class is AP Chemistry because “I love doing labs and my teacher, Mrs. Chamberlain, is amazing!”  Lindsay plans to attend Kansas State University to pursue a degree in medical laboratory science.  Her hobbies include golf, band, cheering on the Wildcats, spending time with friends and playing with her dog.


TEACHER OF THE MONTH: Melanie Hammond is a chemistry and physical science teacher here at South High.  She has taught a total of 19 years, all at South High.  Teaching is actually her second career.  Her first career was as an X-ray technician.  She got to work with students who were training to become techs during that time and she realized that was her true passion. “There’s a lot of joy that comes from showing someone something they don’t already know and watching them master those skills.” Mrs. Hammond is a Student Council sponsor and gets to be involved in a lot of community service projects so one of the things she enjoys most about South High is how generous our students and faculty are anytime we are collecting items for community needs. Mrs. Hammond’s favorite part of teaching is building relationships with her students.  “I hope they know that I care about them as a person even if they’re struggling with the content in my class.”  She would like parents and the community to know that “regardless of the opinion of some, teaching is not an easy job, and it’s not necessarily the best paid profession.  Teachers choose this path because we’re passionate about what we do and we care about your students.”

Recruiters/College Reps

Wednesday, December 11 – US Army

Thursday, December 12 – Air National Guard