Blue Devil Bulletin

Grosse Pointe South's Weekly Communication - Mar. 11, 2022


NEW DATE: South Graduation Ceremony will be Wednesday, June 8th, 6:30PM Front Lawn

Rain Date will be Thursday, June 9th, 6:30PM Front Lawn

Secondary Rain Date will be Friday, June 10th, 6:30PM Front Lawn

ArtFest 2022

Grosse Pointe South's Multi Purpose Room

March 16th-19th
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Interact Club Fundraiser for Ukraine

Interact is working with a Ukrainian Church in Detroit to ship supplies to the freedom fighters in Ukraine. Can you help us? The greatest need is medical supplies, including: gauze, bandages, tape, gloves, syringes, burn cream, Tylenol, and saline. Donations can be dropped off to the front office. Thank you!

Social Studies & Student Government Fundraiser for Ukraine

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Please help me in congratulating the Grosse Pointe South Choirs, who went to their first competition in two years this past weekend in Churubusco, Indiana.

The Pointe Singers earned 2nd Runner-Up overall and the South Singers won 3rd Runner-up in the small mixed division against some tough competitors. At the Solo Competition held the same day, our six Grosse Pointe representatives placed in the top 12 out of nearly 30 entries.

Please join us in wishing all the members of South Choir congratulations on their outstanding performances! Vince Matia

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We want to congratulate our National Merit Scholarship Students. In the fall South had 22 Commended Students and 9 Semi-Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. In February we received word that 8 of our 9 Semi-Finalists have become Finalist. That number is unprecedented and we are so proud of our South students for their accomplishments.
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The night of the All Night Party, we will have a slideshow for the seniors comprised of their baby pictures. Please take the time to email a picture of your son/daughter to our slideshow chair Melissa Smith. Deadline for baby picture submission is May 1st.

  1. Email the picture, preferably in .jpg format, to
  2. Name your picture with your child's first and last name (ie. MichaelWholihan.jpg)
  3. In the body of the email, please indicate how your child should be listed in the slideshow. For example, if your child's name is Elizabeth, but she prefers to be called Liz, please indicate that preference.
  4. You will receive an email confirmation that your picture was received.
  5. If you can't scan the picture, take a picture with your phone and email it to Melissa. NO hard copies please!

Class of 2022 Important Information

"Dear Senior Families,

Here are a few general senior announcements and important information regarding Prom!

If you missed out on ordering the Senior Class Homecoming Spirit Photo, there are some available for purchase while supplies last! They are $25 cash or check. Please see Mrs. Petz in the Student Activities office.

In addition, if you still need a white long sleeve senior class shirt, there are some extras in S, M and L! These are $10. See me (Mrs. Pierce) in room 168.

Prom is coming soon! We are excited to host an in person prom this year. It is at Waterview Loft, on May 13, 2022 from 7-11pm. Please note that students must be in school for 4 class periods on Friday, May 13th for 4 class periods. Doors will open at 7pm, with no entry after 8pm. School sponsored dances are subject to the school’s code of conduct, including the dress code and use of illegal substances. Students are subject to random screening from 7-7:30pm and mandatory screening from 7:30 -8 pm. Students may leave the venue starting at 10:30 pm. We are looking forward to this evening of celebration!

Tickets will go on sale on April 25th for $60. Students are able to bring outside guests, as long as the form has been completed and returned to Mrs. Petz in the Student Activities Office. Please stop by the Student Activities Office to pick up a guest pass.

We are also looking for Senior Graduation speeches! This is open to any senior who is interested in delivering a speech at graduation. Must be submitted by March 18th for consideration. Auditions will be after school on March 23rd with a panel - Mrs. Pierce and speech teachers. See me with questions in room 168! Complete this form to apply.

Meg Pierce, Class Advisor
Melissa Petz, Student Activities"


Please use the following Jostens link to order any Graduation merchandise, including cap/gown and extra tassels.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm available in the Student Activities office, room 131 or (313) 432-3518. I will do all that I can to help you!

A few common Q/As:

- Yes, this is the same navy cap/gown that we've been using for years, so you're welcome to try on your sibling's, neighbors, friend's, or even your parents! I highly recommend a fresh wash in cold water & hang dry or send to the dry cleaners and order a new tassel!

- Jostens is a partner vendor and we have a great relationship with them, so if there's something you need, please ask. We do not make any money from your Jostens purchases, so don't feel inclined to over order. We do not have access to your on-line orders or tracking information, we only have access to merchandise that actually arrives at school.

- Naturally, the website will provide you with the most expensive packages first. Keep scrolling down to the bottom of the page for "additional products" for the most basic Cap/Gown/Tassel package for $40-60

- Keep in mind, pricing will increase closer to graduation date.

- Most merchandise gets drop shipped to GP South later in the school year. Students will be informed as to when to pick up merchandise. Cap/Gown distribution is tentatively scheduled for the final week of school. (more info to come closer to date)

Mrs. Petz / Melissa Ryan-Petz

Student Activities / Instagram: GPSouth_StudentActivities

Grosse Pointe South High School

11 Grosse Pointe Blvd, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

phone: (313) 432-3518

Class of 2022 ~ Senior Lawn Signs

Senior Families, don't forget to order your lawn signs!

- You can order through the K-12 Webstore or you can check your previous invoices to see if you've already paid for one:

Link to log in

Order now! Last date to order is: MARCH 31, 2022

Signs will be delivered in the spring to Mrs. Pierce for pickup.

(Note: photo is not of actual sign , it will look much cooler!)

Mrs. Petz / Melissa Ryan-Petz

Student Activities / Instagram: GPSouth_StudentActivities

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Please click the link below for information from our Counseling Office:


Spring Tryout Information:

Information for spring conditioning is also in the link below

(A Physical and a stamped Gold Card is required to tryout)

The Spring Sports Schedule can be found here.

GPS Athletic Boosters 2022 Scholarship Applications

GPS Athletic Boosters 2022 Scholarship Applications

Each year the Athletic Booster Club designates up to five scholarships to graduating seniors who have demonstrated excellence in athletics, scholarship, leadership, and community service. To be eligible, the student/athlete must plan to continue their education at a public/private college or vocational school. Awards are $1,500 each.

Eligibility Guidelines

  • ​ ​Varsity Letter winner, verified by the Athletic Department
  • Active member of the Varsity Club
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Extracurricular activities, community service, and/or work experience.
  • Applicants must have applied and be attending a public or private college or vocational school in the fall of 2022.

All scholarship payments ar​e​ made payable to the student/parent.

Applications will need to be turned in by e-mail to the Booster Club Scholarship Chairperson, Tony Agosta, no later than

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 by 5:00 pm.

Email address:

Link to application:

Communities United in Diversity meeting Wednesday, 3/16/22

Our next Communities United in Diversity meeting is Wednesday, March 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grosse Pointe South High School.

The topic is "What is classism?" Ginni Winters, Wayne RESA School Culture and Climate Consultant, will again serve as the facilitator for the presentation and discussion.

The meeting will be divided into two sections. The first part will focus on a learning community with Ginni Winters. The second part will be subcommittee work time. Participants who are willing to take an active role on one of the subcommittees (action, learning and communications), are encouraged to stay for the second part of the meeting.

The meeting will take place in Cleminson Hall. Park in the lot off Fisher Road and come through the main entrance, or park in the "S" lot off Grosse Pointe Boulevard and enter through the greenhouse doors.

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Student Activities Book Drive

Please see the flyer and wish list below regarding a Book Drive supporting The Children's Center. New and gently used Children's and Pre-teen book drive going on now through the end of the school year!

- Drop off to South Main Visitors vestibule, Student Activities Office or Book Bin in the main hallway.

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  • Art Fest Mar. 16th-19th
  • Communities United in Diversity March 16th - South
  • Commencement Speech Drafts Due Mar. 18th
  • Commencement Speech Tryouts Mar. 23rd
  • Spring Break Mar. 28th - Apr. 1st