Waukesha South Blackshirts
January 12, 2022 Updates and Information
Learning, Growing, Succeeding
Every Person Every Day
I hope everyone had nice holidays. As students return to classes, the first semester is coming to an end soon. The first semester final exams are January 19, 20, and 21. There is a final exam schedule that we will be following those three days, which link here link. The Tuesday before final exams we will be following an 8 period day without homeroom, here is a link to that schedule. With the exams coming up, please encourage your son or daughter to reach out to their teachers if they have questions and encourage them to start studying for their final exams or complete their end of semester projects.
Second semester will be begin on Tuesday, January 25, so before then have your son or daughter double check their schedule to make sure they have a complete schedule. Their schedule should be completed before the second semester begins to ensure they are not missing any class time. If your son or daughter has any questions or concerns about their schedule have them reach out to their counselor.
Lastly, I wanted to share with you that LeRoy Butler will be coming in to talk with all the students on Tuesday, January 25th at 2:00pm. He will be sharing his story and talking about bullying. LeRoy will also be connecting it to our building expectations, Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Kind, and Be on Time.
Below is the contact information for the Assistant Principals and Athletic Director. Next to their names are the letters that represent the students they oversee. Feel free to reach out to them any time. We are all here to support your child both socially, as well as academically. We want all students to succeed!
- Assistant Principal/Academies Administrator (A-I) Maria D'Amato - email@example.com
- Assistant Principal Steve Fisher (J-S) - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Athletic Director/Assistant Principal Dan Schreier (T-Z) - email@example.com
If there is additional information you would like to see in the newsletter, please let me know. I want this to be a helpful and useful newsletter for families.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me anytime. We are proud to be a part of the South High School community, and look forward to continuing to partner with staff, parents/guardians, and students to make South a safe and successful learning environment for all students.
For the most current information please visit our websites:
https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/WAHP (Health Academy)
https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/WEPA (Engineering Academy)
Tutorial on checking grades in Infinite Campus
January and February Calendar
January 17 - No School
January 19, 20, 21 - Final Exams
January 21 - End of First Semester
January 24 - No School
January 25 - Start of Second Semester
February 2 - South Band Pops Concert 7:00pm in the auditorium
February 7 - South Orchestra Pops Concert 7:00pm in the auditorium
February 9 - South Choir Pops Concert -7:00pm
February 11 - HOSA Blood Drive
February 15 - Civics Test for Juniors during Homeroom
February 17 - Early Release - 1:00pm
February 18 - No School
February 23 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Bell Schedule Calendar
Attendance matters. When your child(ren) are well, it is important that they attend school and arrive on time! We have been sharing this message with the students, as well, as it is important for them to be here as well as make to class on time throughout the day. We have shared with them that to be respectful of their peers, staff, and their learning, getting to class on time is important. Being to school on time and class on time is an important habit to develop for life. Employers say one of the top reasons they fire their employees is due to the fact they are arriving late or not showing up at all. Students that are arriving late after lunch are starting to lose their open lunch privilege, as well as receiving lunch detention.
I understand that 89% of the students or more understand this, but I wanted to share this message with families as a way to support the staff on the importance of being at school on time and being to class on time. I used the 89%, as that is currently our attendance rate for all students at South. Our goal is 95% attendance rate by the end of the year. We appreciate all your support.
In an effort to keep attendance records accurate, the School District of Waukesha requires all absences, late arrivals, and early departures be logged in our Safe Arrival reporting system. Please follow these instructions for easy set up and use.
On Monday, January 10th and January 31st, in Freshman-Junior homerooms, students will learn about 2022-2023 Scheduling. View the 2022 Homeroom Scheduling Presentation Here.
Visit our scheduling website for many resources. When you click on the website, there are templates, the course selection guide, and a reference sheet with all classes available. Be sure to review the many resources.
The graphic above is a timeline of our scheduling process. The counselors look forward to meeting with students starting the week of January 31st to enter courses into the system. Changes can be requested through February 11th.
Does your student need academic support?? Carroll University offers tutoring available during study hall. Contact your counselor to get signed up!
The student service team is here to support your child. Below is a caseload breakdown for each of the counselors and the names of the school social worker and school psychologist:
Maricela Deleon- last names A-J
Jodi Callies- last names K-R
Paul Darling- last names S-Z and WEPA
Sara Dood- AVID and WAHP
Laura Reichert - School Social Worker
Lindsey Lemus - School Psychologist
Study Tables in the Library
Study Table Schedule:
Here is also some information about yearbooks and senior pictures for the yearbook.
Yearbook Orders Website - http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A09436100
Yearbook Orders Flyer - https://drive.google.com/file/d/10n9k-ONJe1QdmZcbmyYKklCG-PDtoejc/view?usp=sharing
Athletics and Activities
The winter sports season is in full swing. Our basketball programs, wrestling team, hockey co-op, and boys swim team all have a lot to celebrate already this winter. South is well-represented on our co-op Gymnastics team and Alpine Ski Racing team which have seen a variety of team and individual success. Congratulations to our Cheer Program for qualifying for nationals in Orlando in February. Keep on eye on our social media and goblackshirts.com page to get updates about all of our athletic success this winter.
Many of our clubs and activities are also entering competition season. Congratulations to our South DECA students - four students (Sophia Antholine, Ananya Srinivas, Will McCoy and Zeke Adkins) have qualified for the state tournament. Our Academic Decathlon team qualified for the state tournament after a successful regional competition on Thursday, January 6th and Friday, January 7th. A special shout out to Jenna (Jae) Loeschmann, a 9th grader, won 1st place in her division in the Music category and earned a 2nd place in the Essay division based on her knowledge of the novel The Sea-Wolf. Six business students completed their FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) state assessments this past week and are awaiting their results.
Make sure to save the date for our musical - High School Musical - which runs the first weekend in March. The musical dates and times are Thursday, March 3rd, Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th at 7pm. The last showing is at 2pm on Sunday, March 6th.
Looking Ahead: Spring Sports Start Dates
Monday, March 7th: Track and Field Start Date
Monday, March 14th: Softball Start Date
Monday, March 21st: Baseball and Girls Soccer Start Date
Monday, March 28th: Boys Golf and Boys Tennis Start Date
For information about athletics and activities please visit: www.goblackshirts.com
- Under the "More" tab, there is information about all clubs and activities available at South High School
- "2021-22 Complete Activity Listing with Advisors"
While we are in the middle of winter sports, spring sports are right around the corner. Make sure to keep an eye on important registration dates throughout March. Interested in getting involved or have any questions?
Athletic Director/Assistant Principal
Notes and Reminders
We are continuing to focus on the the expectations below with all our students.
Students are not allowed to use cell phones in the classroom and students are not allowed to be using a backpack in between classes unless they have a backpack pass. Students are also not allowed to have hats and hoods on during class.
In order to maintain an academic environment, parents and students are not allowed to order food for students. This includes, but is not limited to Uber Eats, Grubhub, pizza delivery, etc.
Thank you for your support our these rules and expectations.