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Last night we hosted 100+ middle school athletes for our first ever Rebel Athletics Night! We shared (and bragged) about our programs as we connected with our future Rebel student-athletes and their families. Shout out to teacher-coaches Ryan Marini, Veronica Marcelo and John Walsh who did a great job presenting on different aspects of their respective programs. We also had presentations from our current student-athletes (Hassan El Amin, Nicole Oberlag, Nate Kingdom) and former Rebel stars who have gone on to compete at the collegiate level (Zach Lindsay (UNC), Kendra Martin (Fresno St), Annie Hurney (Wyoming), Allison Hart (Florida Southern).

Thanks to all our coaches who attended and took the time to meet with our Future Rebels – feedback from parents and community was awesome!

BIG SHOUT OUT to Rich Cole who put together an exciting video which captures our program wowed our guests! (shared below)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TG8CMXTinJ-VPDoPsbm7Ou-jD68s2xT3/view

GO REBELS!

Adam Kelsey
Denver South High School
Assistant Principal | Athletic Director
office: 720.423.6166 | email: adam_kelsey@dpsk12.org
web: http://denversouth.org

1. NEW! South College Fund: Immediate Need! Our Denver South Community Partnership Board is initiating our NEW COLLEGE FUND!
This campaign is the result of:

 Loss in state & federal funds that have helped support students with testing fees (AP & SAT) and college application fees for
students on free/reduced lunch rates

*Please see the link for the brochure:
http://denversouth.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/SoutHighCollegeFund_Brochure2_Proof2-4.pdf

and share with your friends and businesses that may be interested in supporting our South students!
There’s still time for a tax deduction in 2017 OR think about a 2018 donation! GOAL: $20,000!

You may pay cash, check or charge through our treasurer’s office or send checks to South: 1700 E. Louisiana Ave. Denver, 80210
ATTN: Karen Duell

SHOUT OUTS TO THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITY PARTNERS FOR YOUR DONATIONS

• WATERWAY GAS AND CAR WASH : http://www.waterway.com/

• DENVER COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION : www.denvercommunity.coop

• WASH PARK DENTAL CENTER: https://healthprovidersdata.com/hipaa/codes/NPI-1437607942-konstantinos-harogiannis-pllc

***The College Fund Brochure was created by: Hot Creative:

Hot Creative, Gayle Marquez, Owner
www.hot-creative.com/
303-762-7271

SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL – PRESS RELEASE!

Author Helen Thorpe Reunites with Students She Profiled in Newly Released Book, The Newcomers
Immigrant teenagers at South High School recount their experiences adjusting to life in America

Denver – Throughout the entirety of the 2015-16 school year, award-winning and “meticulously observant” (The New Yorker) author Helen Thorpe was a fixture in Edward Williams’ English Language Acquisition class at South High School. She was there to follow the journeys of 22 immigrant and refugee teenagers as they learned English and adjusted to life in America. Wednesday, following the release of her critically acclaimed book, The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom, Thorpe returned to South High School for a panel discussion with Edward Williams and several of the students whose stories she shares.

Check out the link for more details. It was AMAZING!

Author Reunites with Students She Profiled

WOW!  South teachers were recognized for their amazing work with students!
“The annual celebration recognizes teachers and specialized service providers, such as school counselors and nurses, who received the top rating of

Distinguished for growth and performance in the 2016-17 school year.”

Jesse Antuma

Joe Newander

Natalie Blake

Hayley Breden

Jason Brookes

Nick Childers

Rich Cole

Matt Craig

Sean Davis

Frank Deserino

Andrea Griffin

Karmen Kirtley

Charlie Knepper

Kiley Mack

Ryan Marini

Lance McClure

Trish Merewhether

Fernando Pabon

Chris Ritchie

Katie Ryan

Mandy Stringer

Dana VanTilborg

Jodie Skodol, Counselor

 

Please meet us in our school auditorium for a special presentation followed by sport specific breakouts with our coaches and athletes!

ALL attendees will receive FREE tickets to our 7:00 pm Boys’ Varsity Basketball game following the event.  We hope to see all current 7th and 8th graders come with their parents to check out our fantastic athletic program.Rebel Athletics Night (1)

We invite all current 8th graders and their parents to come and visit us at South High School!

When:  Thursday, November 16, 2017

Time:  6:00-8:00 pm.  This is a full agenda of items; not an ‘open house’ format.

Do I need to RSVP?  No!  Just come!  Be ready in our auditorium at 6:00 pm.

 

The PTSA I Am Denver South campaign has reached the $8,700 mark towards our goal.  Last year two more areas that benefitted from the PTSA mini-grants were

Mr. Childers Psychology classes where perception goggles , a subscription to the American Psychological Association and a subscription to Scientific American magazine for the classes were all purchased for $777.99.  In addition, Mrs. Jones was able to purchase three printers and toner for use by all in the library for $582.46.

Your donations count and make a difference in our classrooms! 

Our goal this year is to raise $50,000 so we can provide more support for more teachers and students!

Checks are made out to the South High PTSA.

Denver South PTSA

Denver South High School

1700 E. Louisiana Ave.

Denver, CO 80210

You can also donate on-line at  www.denversouthptsa.com.

All donations are tax deductible. Once again, we run a short fundraising campaign from Homecoming until the end of 2017 – so please don’t wait too long to donate.  These funds are used to benefit all students at South. We appreciate your help!

There is no school for students on October 26th and October 27th.

These are teacher planning days and students are not to report to school…we will miss them!

 

Our Parent/Teacher Conferences are set for October 25th and Nov. 2nd from 3:30-7:30 pm.

These are not scheduled appointments but drop-in only.  You may choose either date.

We will also have other pertinent information for you, too!  We hope to see you here at South

There is no school on Friday, Nov. 3rd.

South will be hosting many colleges and universities for our Seniors from 9:30-10:30 am.

Seniors have signed up to visit the 50 various offerings!

GO SENIORS!!!!

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THURSDAY, SEPT 14 TH:  BONFIRE:  Snacks and pizza will be offered for purchase

FRIDAY, SEPT. 15TH:  5:00-7:00 pm:  FOOD TRUCKS ON THE FRONT LAWN BEFORE THE GAME.  PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE AND AVOID THE LONG LINES AT THE TICKET BOOTH BY THE FIELD.

GAME:  7:30 PM – GO REBELS!

DANCE: 8:00-11:00 PM: South’s Courtyard: STARRY NIGHT!

Please see the letters from Denver Public Schools

 

South’s Back To School Night is scheduled for Tuesday, August 29th from 5 – 7 pm.

Be in the auditorium promptly at 5:00 to hear introductions and receive directions for the evening.

You will rotate your student’s schedule to meet your student’s teachers and hear about their expectations, curriculum and other important information.

This is a great time to meet other South families, too!

Don’t forget to VOTE for your parent CSC Representative too!  Ballots will be available.  Please vote!

Denver Parks and Recreation will be available for sharing information on the Denver Card for teens.

You can also purchase some South SWAG to get ready for our Homecoming Game on September 15th.

A reminder about College Ready Kick-Off Day on August 21st:

  1. This is mandatory for all students in College Ready (Advanced Placement and Concurrent Enrollment) Courses.
  2. If you are 9th-grade student, you report at 7:45.
  3. If you are a 10th-12th-grade student, you report at 9:00 in the cafeteria.
  4. Sessions will be offered by your teachers multiple times, so if you are enrolled in multiple classes, you will have the expectation of attending TWO sessions.
  5. If you are only enrolled in one College Ready course, you will be dismissed at 11:40.
  6. For questions, contact Marisa Vasquez at 720-423-6017 or email me at marisa_vasquez@dpsk12.org

Thank you and see you on Monday!

Denver South HS

PICTURE DAY IS COMING
Mark your calendar!

Picture Days and Student ID’s: Taken at Registration 8:00-2:00 pm
8/4/2017
8/10/2017
8/11/2017

If your student cannot make those days, we are offering the following:
September 11th: Make-up Day
October 9th: RETAKES only (if you don’t like your picture)

Picture Day ID:

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The easiest way to get school pictures is by ordering at:

Simply paste the Picture Day ID into the field on the website

• No need to send cash or flyer back to school
• Get more background choices online
• Customize your package online with different portrait sheets

Sign Up for our New MyFamily Rewards loyalty program and receive a
Free Hi-Res download with your first order

Please submit your portrait order by 8/12/2017 for free shipping to school

WELCOME REBELS! We are excited for a new year!  Please note the following information

Walk-In Registration Dates:

  • August 4th for our Incoming 9th graders (8:00 am – 2:00 pm)
  • August 10th and 11th  for all remaining grades (8:00 am – 2:00 pm)

Please try to create or recreate (if you have not used it consistently)  your Parent Portal Account to save time in the lines at our walk-in registration. Through your Parent Portal Account, you can ‘verify’ your information which will save you time.  Other forms, such as nurse information, etc. will also be on the Parent Portal Account.

This will be available July 20th  through August 11th.

Student Pictures will also take place for their student ID’s

Once you complete the information, print it off, bring it to registration and get to the finish line faster.  We value our families and their time and hope this helps you complete the registration process much quicker.  See you at the finish line.  Have a great weekend.

 On Line Verification:            http://schoolchoice.dpsk12.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/OLV_2017_Flyer_Combined_Final.pdf

 Parent Portal: http://myportal.dpsk12.org

If you cannot make the dates set above, please come into South beginning August 14th between 8:00-2:00 to register your student. We look forward to seeing all of you soon!

In addition we have been charged with meeting the goal of 100% of our families filling out Free and Reduced lunch forms to assure that everyone has the opportunity for the benefits that the district provides, so we ask that all families fill out their free and reduced lunch form even if you believe you do not need it.  Thank you for helping Denver South reach this goal.

Are you an incoming 9th grade Rebel?  Sign up for our 9th Grade Academy to be held Monday, August 7th through Friday, August 11th.  The NGA is half days (8:00 am – noon).  Ninth graders will hear more about South and meet new friends!  We highly recommend it.  Please send in the attached registration form.  We look forward to seeing you here at South!

I am excited to announce we have secured Overland Park golf course as our host for the upcoming fundraising event.
The event will take place August 04th 2017 with a 7:30 shotgun start.
The cost is $85 per player and includes golf, cart, lunch, and prizes.
All proceeds will go to the South High Golf Program.

Individuals or teams can register by emailing me at denversouthgolf@gmail.com

For those wish to participate but unable to attend, donations can be made by contacting me at the address above. Monetary and event prize donations are always deeply appreciated.

Thank you!
See you on the 4th.
GO REBELS GOLF

Kyle McGee,PGA , South Golf Coach

Please feel free to forward this to any interested parties.

Congratulations Seniors! We wish you the best in your future endeavors.
Your class has:
1. A state swimming champion and All American
2. Approximately $6.5 million in scholarships
3. You have the most college signees in school history
4. Your Girls’ Soccer team held the highest GPA among high schools in the state
5. You are the most inclusive class with the growth of our Unified Sports Program
6. Your track athletes broke DPS records and qualified for nationals
7. You were the recipients of THREE Boettcher Scholarships – the most of any high school in the state
8. You are DPS League champions in cross country, track, football and cheer
9. You raised our graduation rate by 11%
10. You have the highest Advanced Placement scores in school history

YOU ROCK! Please see Ms. Hanson’s commencement address attached

CONGRATULATIONS to our Girls’ Soccer team as they finish up the year with glory AND have the record for holding the highest GPA in the state – GO REBELS!

8th Grade ID camp
All female 8th graders welcome
Saturday May 20th 9:00-12:30pm
South High School turf
Cost: $5 (fundraiser goes towards girls’ soccer)
Email: denversouthgirlssoccer@gmail.com to register!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2017!

SENIOR FINALS: May 15 & May 16

SENIOR CHECKOUT, REHEARSAL & BBQ: May 18

SENIORS REPORT TO THE AUDITORIUM at 11:30 and receive their cap and gown after the rehearsal

SENIOR AWARDS CEREMONY: May 25th 6:00-7:30 pm
(An invite will be sent to parents of those students receiving an award)

GRADUATION REHEARSAL AT DU: May 30th: 1:00-3:00 pm

CLASS OF 2017 GRADUATION: JUNE 2nd, 12:00 NOON AT DU’S RITCHIE CENTER Seniors please be at DU by 11:00 a.m.

PARENTS: Please remind your students to check and see if they owe any fines/fees. Seniors cannot‘walk’ during graduation if they are not paid.

GRADUATION TICKETS: Each Senior will receive TEN FREE tickets for the graduation ceremony at Senior check out.
If more than ten guests attend, you must purchase a ticket ($5.00 each) from our treasurer after Senior check out. We will begin selling tickets on May 10th.

SHUTTLE BUSES will run from South’s West parking lot starting at 10:30 a.m. and will shuttle families to DU for the ceremony, and will shuttle you back afterwards.

This is open too the community.
When: Friday, April 21st
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Come and celebrate our diversity with us as we celebrate our students who come from 60 different countries.
Students come from across the street and across the globe!

WASHINGTON, DC

Andrea Griffin, Malik Fletcher and our Black Student Alliance Club went to Washington DC to visit several Smithsonian museums but in particular the new and only
African-American History Museum! Great learning; lots of fun!
Thanks to our very own PTSA for helping to fund this trip!

AND

ITALY:

“Mrs. Stringer and Mr. Craig had the opportunity to take 16 South students (partnered with a group from Rangeview High School) on a 10 day tour of the highlights of Italy. Students travelled to Venice, Verona, Florence, Rome, Pompei, Sorrento, and the Isle of Capri.
It was the experience of a lifetime filled with beauty, learning, adventure, and fun. Ciao!”

Congratulations to Fatima Daak and Sordum Deeya for their hard work in earning the Daniels’ Fund Scholarship!
Our students are amazing…again!
http://www.danielsfund.org/scholarships/