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  • 1.17.17

    Do you want to learn to dance and star in an upcoming show? This Saturday Rolling Meadows Orchesis will host a Youth Dance Clinic where you can learn new moves and perform in the Orchesis show on March 4th. Grades 1-8 can attend at RMHS from 5-7:30 pm. The Clinic costs $25 Stop by the front office for flyers and sign up information We will be taking the Cross Country pictures at lunch on Wednesday, Jan. 18th. Please wear your cross country t-shirt that day to school. We will take the each grade level team during each lunch period. Please put it in your assignment notebook and on your calendar! We are happy to announce the top 10 finalists for the geography be - they are.... Attention 8th graders: It's not every day you have a chance to team up with one of your parents in a competition. On Friday, January 27th, there will be a Parent/Student Ping Pong Tournament. Prizes will be awarded. Even if you and your parent are beginners, you can still participate. See Mr. Lendy or Mr. Zimmerman for permission slips. District 25 and Arlington Heights Council of PTAs will join with Arlington Heights Memorial Library for a Technology Fair on Saturday, March 4th, 2017. Students can demonstrate how they use technology in the community or in their everyday lives to the Arlington Heights community. Projects to be presented will be selected by AHML to ensure appropriate space and topic. PLEASE COMPLETE THIS REGISTRATION FORM ON OR BEFORE MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017. Registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/3iQlNt1xUcojHQAJ2

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  • 1.13.17

    Attention 8th graders: It's not every day you have a chance to team up with one of your parents in a competition. On Friday, January 27th, there will be a Parent/Student Ping Pong Tournament. Prizes will be awarded. Even if you and your parent are beginners, you can still participate. See Mr. Lendy or Mr. Zimmerman for permission slips. Ping Pong Club meets today after school. There is no activity bus, so make sure you have a ride home. There will be a full Science Olympiad team meeting Friday after school in Mrs. Dyer's room. Come with everything you need for The invite on Saturday. We will be taking the Cross Country pictures at lunch on Wednesday, Jan. 18th. Please wear your cross country t-shirt that day to school. We will take the each grade level team during each lunch period. Please put it in your assignment notebook and on your calendar! Hey all you 6th and 7th graders, please take a look at some of the amazing artifacts that 8 east students are exhibiting in South's very own Civil Rights Museum! The Museum is housed in Room 214 next to the library and will be available for all periods except for 6th and 8th periods. The students have worked really hard to capture your attention and have you learn something about the struggle for African American civil rights for 150 years!! Attention all Band Students: Make sure to take your instrument home over the three day weekend. Stop by and pick them up before you go home on Friday. Jazz Band students - remember that we are playing for the Science Olympia Invitational THIS SATURDAY. Be here, with your instrument and music between 2 and 2:15pm. Wear red, black, and all your South spirit wear!

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  • 1.12.17

    The 3D printing club will meet today after school in room 132. There will be a full Science Olympiad team meeting Friday after school in Mrs. Dyer's room. Come with everything you need for The invite on Saturday. 7th Grade Science Olympiad team members need to meet with Mrs. Dyer briefly after school on today. All 8th grade Science Olympiad students need to meet with Mrs. Dyer briefly at the beginning of 8th period today. District 25 and Arlington Heights Council of PTAs will join with Arlington Heights Memorial Library for a Technology Fair on Saturday, March 4th, 2017. Students can demonstrate how they use technology in the community or in their everyday lives to the Arlington Heights community. Projects to be presented will be selected by AHML to ensure appropriate space and topic. PLEASE COMPLETE THIS REGISTRATION FORM ON OR BEFORE MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017. Registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/3iQlNt1xUcojHQAJ2 Hey all you 6th and 7th graders, please take a look at some of the amazing artifacts that 8 east students are exhibiting in South's very own Civil Rights Museum! The Museum is housed in Room 214 next to the library and will be available for all periods except for 6th and 8th periods. The students have worked really hard to capture your attention and have you learn something about the struggle for African American civil rights for 150 years! Ping Pong Club meets Friday after school. There is no activity bus, so make sure you have a ride home.

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  • 1.11.17

    Calling all Ballers, Sunrise hoops the Thursday morning basketball club is running tomorrow The 2017 SIT Conference is happening at South this year on Feb. 11th. Registration closes on January 20th. Come and learn from tech savvy kids from all around Illinois! Register to attend today at sitconference.org Questions? See Mrs. Smith or Mrs. Baughcum There will be a brief meeting for ALL 8th grade Science Olympiad Team members on Thursday at the beginning of 8th period. 7th Grade Science Olympiad team members need to meet with Mrs. Dyer briefly after school on Thursday.

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  • 1.10.17

    Newspaper club meets every Wednesday after school in Mrs Meehan's room. Come join us as we put together the January edition of the Tweetybird Newspaper. We hope all students will read the newspaper on our South twitter page at the end of every month. Come Join us! DAD Club will meet today in room 331. All are welcome. Hey Star Wars Club members, This Wednesday afterschool, we will be taking our yearbook picture. Please come (even for the first 5 minutes) so we can document our awesome club. Have something else to do? Just come right a 2:45 and we promise to have the picture taken by the time the buses leave. Questions? See Ms. Weiss Ski Club Members, You must meet with Mrs. Barbaric on Tuesday after-school in the Multi-Purpose Room. It will be brief. If you cannot make it, you must see Mrs. Barbaric before or after-school by Thursday. In addition, the bus fee has been determined and will be $15.00. See the Schoology page for more details. Keep wishing for snow!!

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  • 1.9.17

    Come Join us! DAD Club will meet Tuesday in room 331. All are welcome. Hey Star Wars Club members, This Wednesday afterschool, we will be taking our yearbook picture. Please come (even for the first 5 minutes) so we can document our awesome club. Have something else to do? Just come right a 2:45 and we promise to have the picture taken by the time the buses leave. Questions? See Ms. Weiss" Hey South Theatre Techs! Do you love lights and sound? Are you a hair or make-up guru? Do you want to play an important part in putting together a musical production? Then sign up to participate in a backstage or design crew for Seussical the Musical! Pick up a permission slip outside Mrs. Lange's room (232) and fill out the google form in the link provided on the slip! Permission slips and the completed google form are both due by Tuesday, January 10th at 3pm. Assignments will be announced no later than Friday, January 13th. See Mrs. Lange with questions. Do you enjoy video games? Do you enjoys scrapbooking? Do you play a sport? Then you definitely will enjoy the South Geography Bee!!! Bring your background knowledge to our annual bee Tuesday January 10th after school in Room 333. See your social studies teacher for details!

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  • 1.6.17

    For all of you who have included playing more ping-pong as one of you New Year's resolutions, help is on the way. Ping Pong Club meets Friday after school in the MP room. Hey South Theatre Techs! Do you love lights and sound? Are you a hair or make-up guru? Do you want to play an important part in putting together a musical production? Then sign up to participate in a backstage or design crew for Seussical the Musical! Pick up a permission slip outside Mrs. Lange's room (232) and fill out the google form in the link provided on the slip! Permission slips and the completed google form are both due by Tuesday, January 10th at 3pm. Assignments will be announced no later than Friday, January 13th. See Mrs. Lange with questions. Do you enjoy video games? Do you enjoys scrapbooking? Do you play a sport? Then you definitely will enjoy the South Geography Bee!!! Bring your background knowledge to our annual bee Tuesday January 10th after school in Room 333. See your social studies teacher for details! Busy this weekend? If you said “No” consider this - the Annual Art Expo is this Saturday, January 7th. This one-day show will have student artworks on display from South Middle School. Come on down to Forest View Educational Center from 3-6pm. If your work will be on display, you will receive a certificate in homebase this week. Hope to see you there! Minecraft Club this Friday! Come Join us! DAD Club will meet next Tuesday in room 331. All are welcome. 8th Graders that will be attending Prospect High School: the award winning PHS Color Guard will be having a clinic this Saturday, January 7, from noon until 4:00 p.m at PHS. Wear comfortable clothes and footwear. Any questions, see Mrs. L. in our band room. Prior to the Color Guard Clinic, the PHS band will be having a clinic from 10 a.m. -noon. Any questions, see Mrs. L. in the band room

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  • 1.5.17

    8th Grade girls that will be attending Prospect High School: the award winning PHS Color Guard will be having a clinic this Saturday, January 7, from noon until 4:00 p.m at PHS. Wear comfortable clothes and footwear. Any questions, see Mrs. L. in our band room. For all of you who have included playing more ping-pong as one of you New Year's resolutions, help is on the way. Ping Pong Club meets Friday after school in the MP room. Skiers and Snowboarders, remember our first ski club trip will be after-school on Friday, January 13th to Wilmot. It is very important that you sign-up on the Google form on Schoology AND give Mrs. Barbaric your permission forms and money. This Friday, January 6th, is the absolute deadline for this first trip. Once we know how many will come, Mrs. Barbaric will let you know the bus fees! Hurry and sign-up. See Mrs. Barbaric with any questions. There are permission forms and directions to join the Schoology page in the office and in Mrs. Barbaric's room 345. Did you know South is hosting the Students Involved with Technology conference this year? It's happening on February 11th right here at South! The SIT Conference is for kids interested in presenting a cool tech lesson or share their expertise with other students. Maybe you have a tight Youtube channel and you can offer tips to others on making great videos. Or maybe, you have a really cool Minecraft world you want others to know about. Or, maybe you are an expert coder, or game creator...At this conference, the adults are only around to help the day go smoothly...the kids are in charge of the presentations. There are always great prizes too! Sign up at sitconference.org. Registration closes Jan 20th, 2017. Busy this weekend? If you said “No” consider this - the Annual Art Expo is this Saturday, January 7th. This one-day show will have student artworks on display from South Middle School. Come on down to Forest View Educational Center from 3-6pm. If your work will be on display

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  • 1.4.17

    Calling all Ballers, Sunrise hoops the Thursday morning basketball club is running tomorrow 7th Grade volleyball try outs continue Thursday, January 5th. 8th graders tryouts will start today. The second tryout will be on Friday, January 6th. ALL TRYOUTS WILL BE FROM 3-5:00. Skiers and Snowboarders, remember our first ski club trip will be after-school on Friday, January 13th to Wilmot. It is very important that you sign-up on the Google form on Schoology AND give Mrs. Barbaric your permission forms and money. This Friday, January 6th, is the absolute deadline for this first trip. Once we know how many will come, I can let you know the bus fees! Hurry and sign-up. See Mrs. Barbaric with any questions. There are permission forms and directions to join the Schoology page in the office and in Mrs. Barbaric's room 345. Did you know South is hosting the Students Involved with Technology conference this year? It's happening on February 11th right here at South! The SIT Conference is for kids interested in presenting a cool tech lesson or share their expertise with other students. Maybe you have a tight Youtube channel and you can offer tips to others on making great videos. Or maybe, you have a really cool Minecraft world you want others to know about. Or, maybe you are an expert coder, or game creator...At this conference, the adults are only around to help the day go smoothly...the kids are in charge of the presentations. There are always great prizes too! Sign up at sitconference.org. Registration closes Jan 20th, 2017. Busy this weekend? If you said “No” consider this - the Annual Art Expo is this Saturday, January 7th. This one-day show will have student artworks on display from South Middle School. Come on down to Forest View Educational Center from 3-6pm. If your work will be on display, you will receive a certificate in homebase this week. Hope to see you there! Attention mural clubbers! There will be no mural club this Thursday. We will follow up nex

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  • 1.3.17

    7th Grade volleyball try outs continue Thursday, January 5th. 8th graders tryouts will start Wednesday January 4th. The second tryout will be on Friday, January 6th. You must have a current physical on file by Tuesday, January 3rd in order to tryout. Any questions? See Mr. Alper or Mr. Conway. ALL TRYOUTS WILL BE FROM 3-5:00.

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  • 12.16.16

    All students please bring down their chromebooks for PE and Health class today. All Health students, please report to the large gym for class this day. Students will not have to dress for class, however, you will need to wear gym shoes for this days activity. If you have any questions please see any of the PE teachers. Stop by the LMC before the winter break to find the best book ever! Also be sure to check your lockers for any overdue books and return today. Keep reading! 7th Grade volleyball try outs continue Thursday, January 5th. 8th graders tryouts will start Wednesday January 4th. The second tryout will be on Friday, January 6th. You must have a current physical on file by Tuesday, January 3rd in order to tryout. Any questions? See Mr. Alper or Mr. Conway. ALL TRYOUTS WILL BE FROM 3-5:00. Ping Pong Club meets today after school in the large gym. Make sure you have a ride home. There is no activity bus. Congratulations to the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Music for Youth and Chorus on your outstanding concerts. Everyone did a great job. All instruments and music must go home tonight! All band lockers will be cleaned over break so you instrument and music needs to go home. Percussion, this includes you. Be sure to practice over winter break. Everyone will have a playing assessment at the end of January. " Wow, can you believe today is the LAST day of Pack the Pantry? Thank you to EVERYONE who brought in food. YOU, yes, YOU made a difference. Give yourselves a pat on the back! ENJOY WINTER BREAK EVERYONE! WOO!

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  • 12.15.16

    All students please bring down their chromebooks for PE and Health class on Friday December 16th. All Health students, please report to the large gym for class this day. Students will not have to dress for class, however, you will need to wear gym shoes for this day's activity. If you have any questions please see any of the PE teachers. Mural Club will be meeting this week Thursday! We're wrapping up the mural design FINALLY! Please meet in the art room right after school. The meeting will be ending promptly at 3:30pm. See you there! Yearbook Club is canceled today! See you after the break! "Congratulations to all the awesome spellers in the South Middle School Spelling Bee! Sadie Doctor won the bee in the 15th round with the word "liberation" Julia Zera came in second and Maddie Zera was the third place winner. All three girls are advancing to the District Bee on January 19th at Thomas. Come cheer them on! Congratulations to the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Music for Youth and Chorus on your outstanding concerts. Everyone did a great job. All instruments and music must go home tonight! All band lockers will be cleaned over break so you instrument and music needs to go home. Percussion, this includes you. Be sure to practice over winter break. Everyone will have a playing assessment at the end of January. Only TWO days left to bring in food for Pack the Pantry. Think about the difference we can make for the Wheeling Township Food Pantry! Plus, your Homebase could win a pizza party! What do you have to lose? We hope everyone is enjoying color day! Tomorrow is…(drumroll)... HOLIDAY SPIRIT DAY! Wear your crazy sweaters, reindeer ears, and whatever else you have to celebrate your favorite holiday!

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  • 12.14.16

    Ok, Cardinals. we are more than halfway done with Pack the Pantry! Thank you SOOO much to all of the people who have already brought in food. If you haven’t, don’t worry, there is still time! Remember that the Homebase that contributes the MOST to Pack the Pantry will win a pizza party. A PIZZA PARTY! Bring in that food, cardinals! Oh, and tomorrow is…. (drumroll)... A BLACKOUT! Wear all black and then head to the game to watch our Cardinals beat the Thomas Timberwolves! Wear clothes from the 60s, 70s, 80s, or whichever decade is your favorite! Mural Club will be meeting this week thursday! We're wrapping up the mural design FINALLY! Please meet in the art room right after school. The meeting will be ending promptly at 3:30pm. See you there! Calling all Ballers, Sunrise hoops the Thursday morning basketball club is running tomorrow Writers and reporters, remember to come to Newspaper Club today for the last meeting of December. We are wrapping up the December edition. We will also be taking our club picture for the yearbook. See you afterschool. Ping Pong Club will meet this Friday after school. Make sure you have a ride home. 6th graders, don't forget to come to the LAST basketball intramurals game for 2016- Today afterschool! Hope to see you there! The 3D printing club will get their yearbook picture taken this Thursday, December 15th after school in room 132. Make sure you come to the meeting to be included in the group shot. StarWars club is postponed until the Wednesday after break. Wear your Star Wars gear that day because we are having our club picture taken! Minecraft Club will not meet this Friday. All students please bring down their chromebooks for PE and Health class on Friday December 16th.

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  • 12.13.16

    DAY TWO of Pack the Pantry, Cardinals! Remember that if you bring in just TWO items each day this week - we will reach our goal! Isn’t wearing pajamas to school awesome? Tomorrow is….. (drumroll).... SPORTS DAY! Wear your favorite jersey to support your favorite team or player! There will be a Digital Arts and Design Club meeting Today Dec. 13th after school room 331. All are welcome. Mural Club will be meeting this week thursday! We're wrapping up the mural design FINALLY! Please meet in the art room right after school. The meeting will be ending promptly at 3:30pm. See you there! If you purchased either House Arrest or Rhyme Schemer, be sure to bring it to the Holt assembly today to have it autographed. When you leave the assembly, come to the stage and give the book to either Ms. Lueken or Ms DeSalvo. We will have the author sign it and give back to you on Wednesday. Congratulations to the Science Olympiad team for their strong showing at the Marie Murphy Invite last Saturday. There will be a brief team meeting after school today in Mrs. Dyer's room. Girls Volleyball Tryouts - 8th grade tryouts will start Wednesday January 4th. The second tryout will be on Friday, January 6th. You must have a current physical on file by Tuesday, January 3rd in order to tryout. Any questions? See Mr. Alper or Mr. Conway. ALL TRYOUTS WILL BE FROM 3-5:00. The 3D printing club will get their yearbook picture taken this Thursday, December 15th after school in room 132. Make sure you come to the meeting to be included in the group shot. StarWars club is postponed until the Wednesday after break. Wear your Star Wars gear that day because we are having our club picture taken! Join South’s Ski Club! If you are interested, we will meet after-school TODAY in room 345 to share information about the trips and how to join. If you cannot make this meeting, please visit Mrs. Barbaric in room 345 to pick-up the information. All levels are welcome!Minecraft Club will not meet this Frid

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  • 12.12.16

    Attention all Student Council members! Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, December 13th at 7:20 in Ms. Hacker's room. We will take our yearbook photo, so even if you're an alternate, please be there! CARDINALS! Today is the FIRST day of Pack the Pantry! Don’t forget to bring in non-perishable food items to Homebase this week. We hope you are all looking super crazy in your wacky clothes today! Tomorrow is…. (drumroll)... PAJAMA DAY! You can literally roll out of bed and come to school. Don’t forget your slippers! Girls Volleyball Tryouts - 8th grade tryouts will start Wednesday January 4th. The second tryout will be on Friday, January 6th. You must have a current physical on file by Tuesday, January 3rd in order to tryout. Any questions? See Mr. Alper or Mr. Conway. ALL TRYOUTS WILL BE FROM 3-5:00. The 3D printing club will get their yearbook picture taken this Thursday, December 15th after school in room 132. Make sure you come to the meeting to be included in the group shot. Starwars club is postponed until the Wednesday after break. Wear your Star Wars gear that day because we are having our club picture taken! Now that we have seen our first snowfall, it is time to consider going skiing or snowboarding. That is easy if you join South’s Ski Club! If you are interested, we will meet after-school on December 13th in room 345 to share information about the trips and how to join. If you cannot make this meeting, please visit Mrs. Barbaric in room 345 to pick-up the information. This is your chance to show-off your double-daffy if you are a pro or learn the proper way to fall down if you are a beginner. All levels are welcome!

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