This Is South Pointe

November 22 - November 27

Thanksgiving Break is this week!

Students and Teachers will not have school this Wednesday, Thursday or Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday! We hope our students will enjoy this time away with their families and friends. When we return on Monday, the 29th, we will be in the last 3 weeks of the semester!

"Christmas in November: South Pointe's Poetry Slam"

The Creative Writing 2 Impulse Literary magazine staff and Lit mag advisor Mrs. Dawson would like to thank everyone for your support of "Christmas in November: South Pointe's Poetry Slam". Congratulations to our South Pointe High School Poetry Slam Winners:

3rd Place: Connor Blanks with the poem "Ashes to Ashes"

2nd Place: Keyana Hood with the poem "the endless fight"

1st Place: Jewlius Williams- with the poem "Is This Freedom?"

Each winner will receive a certificate and a cash prize. First Place Winner Jewlius Williams will receive a feature spread in the 2022 edition of the lit mag.
The award-winning lit mag staff is still taking submissions for original student poetry, short stories, art, one-act plays, and photography through Friday, December 10th. Don't delay. Submit today! Again, congrats to all of our poetry slam winners.

Special Thanks to:

-Dr. Weaks & The SPHS Media Center

-The SPHS Pointed Praise Gospel Choir for providing intermission and judging entertainment

-SPHS Teacher Poets & Judges Rock Hill Poet Laureate Angelo Geter &

Ms. Linares, Ms. Martin, Mr. Johnson, & Ms. Thomas

-Rock Hill Poet Laureate Angelo Geter for sharing his spoken word poetry at the slam

-Dr. Valerie Williams & the SPHS Administration, Faculty, & Staff

SPHS School Counselor Updates

Click here to view updates from our School Counseling Department.

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State Agencies Partner on COVID-19 Jingle Campaign

Columbia, S.C. - In an effort to engage students and staff, the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) has partnered with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to launch a statewide jingle competition encouraging K-12 students to channel their creativity for a COVID-19 vaccine campaign.

The jingle campaign, Sing It to Win It, is an extension of the ongoing In It to Win It vaccine campaign. Students are encouraged to record an original 0:15-0:30 tune or jingle promoting the COVID-19 vaccine. Submissions will be reviewed and five finalists will be published to the SCDE and DHEC social media channels for a popular vote.

The winning jingle will be professionally recorded and featured in a statewide radio advertisement in 2022. The winner(s)’ school will also receive $10,000 towards the school’s music program. The runner up will receive $5,000 for their school and the third-place prize is $3,000.

"This innovative jingle campaign is way to get students involved and tap into their creativity," said State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman. "Music has a way of bringing people together and we’re thrilled this program will also invest in school music programs."

Individual students, classes or groups are encouraged to record and submit their jingle either as a group or as individuals to the campaign’s website,

All submissions must be received by January 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

“Our hope is that this contest will be a fun way for South Carolina’s students to express their creativity while also playing a role in our state’s vaccination efforts,” said Dr. Edward Simmer, DHEC Director. “This contest is a win for all parties involved, with the overall goal of protecting our students, teachers, and school faculty through safe, effective COVID-19 vaccinations.”

Judging for the Sing It to Win It contest will take place on the agencies’ social channels, and a winner will be announced on February 11, 2021. For more information, including the contest’s official rules and judging rubric, visit

Class of 2022 Senior Newsletter

Parents of Seniors, please use this link to access updates from the school counselors with important information and scholarship updates.

Writing Scholarship Contests for Students

If your student enjoys writing, they may be able to win one of these contests/scholarships.

NAFEPA Scholarship Application for Seniors (Due December 8th)

Haiku Poetry Contest WAI for high school (Due December 17th)

MLK Essay Contest for Juniors and Seniors (Due December 20th)

Congratulations Varsity Football Team for Making it to the Upper State Championship!

This past Friday, the Varsity Football Team defeated Greenwood to advance to the Upper State Championship (aka - The "Turkey Bowl")

Twitter link for our recap vs Greenwood

Big Shoutout to Coach Holloman for being named Region 3 Coach Of The Year!!

Come out and support our boys on 11/26as we take on Greenville High school for a chance to play for a state title! Kickoff is 7:30

Tickets: $10.00 (scan QR code below to purchase)

*If you are in town this weekend, please come out and support the Varsity Football team!

Save the Dates

Wednesday, November 24: No School - Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, November 25: No School - Thanksgiving Break

Friday, November 26: No School - Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, December 21: First Semester Final Exams

Wednesday, December 22: First Semester Final Exams (students dismissed at the end of 2nd block)

Thursday, December 23 - Tuesday, January 4th: Winter Break (students return Wednesday, January 5th)

Saturday, April 23: Prom 2022