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10/13/19

Good Evening Patriot Families, This is Teresa Faucette calling with this weeks updates and reminders. 

College Application Week begins next week, October 21st and ends October the 25th at 5pm.  Seniors will have the opportunity to have assistance from counselors to fill out applications to the colleges of their choice, create a Common App, apply for scholarships or apply to a college that has waived their application fee for this week only.  All Seniors who have English IV will automatically be signed up to participate.  If you do not have English IV this semester, please stop by student services to sign up.  Parents please encourage your child to participate.

There is a CAP (Career Acceleration Program) Meeting on Monday, Oct. 14 at 6:00 in the Media Center. This is a great hands-on experience for Juniors and Seniors. 

Wednesday, October 16 is a Early Release Day.  Students will be dismissed at 12:15 and must be off campus by 12:45. 

Sports pictures are on October 17.  Please see your coach for order information, time and location. Money is due at the time the pictures are taken.  This is the yearbook picture and there are not makes ups for sports pictures. 

Underclassman yearbook pictures were delivered this past week.  If your student ordered pictures and did not receive them, they should check with their homeroom teacher.  if that person does not have the pictures, please see Ms. Bare in C-1.  Yearbooks are on sale for $70.  The price increases to $90 on November 1.  You can purchase yearbooks online at yearbookforever.com or from Ms. Bare in C-1.  Senior parent ads are due by October 25.  Money, pictures and messages are all due at the time the ad is placed.  You can give the ad to Ms. Bare in C-1 or you can upload the ad and pay for it at yearbookforever.com

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Mon. 10/14--JV & V Soccer home, Golf at Conference Championships
Tue. 10/15--Cross Country away, JV & V Volleyball and JV & V Soccer home
Wed. 10/16--JV & V Soccer away
Thu. 10/17--JV & V Volleyball home
Fri. 10/18--Powder Puff Football

This is all of our announcements.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the office.  Thank you for your continued support and Good Night. 

 

 

10/6/19

Senior Parents--Don't forget the Financial Aid Night on Monday, Oct. 7 at 6 pm in the Media Center.  Herff Jones will be meeting with all Seniors on Thursday at 10:00 to discuss graduation supplies. 

There are only three weeks left in the first nine weeks.  Parents--please make sure that you are frequently checking your student's grades in PowerSchool.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the teacher or administration. 

The High School Options Fair is this coming Saturday from 9-1 at Holly Hill Mall.  Parents and students will be able to explore all the different opportunities your student has in ABSS.  I encourage students in 9-11 grade to attend with their parents; this is a floating event.

Please come out and  support our Patriots this week:
Mon. 10/7--JV & V Soccer away
Tue. 10/8--JV & V Volleyball home, Cross Country away, Tennis in Conference Championship
Wed. 10/9--V Soccer away, JV & V Volleyball home
Thu. 10/10--JV & V Volleyball and JV & V Soccer home, JV Football away
Fri. 10/11--V Football home which is the Hall of Fame Game

Thank you for your continued support and Good Night.  

 


9/29/19

Congratulations to our New Homecoming Queen, Ivy Qualls.   

Progress reports are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 4.  Remember that we do not send progress reports home since you can view your student's grade daily.  Please take time to review them and let us know if you have any questions.  If you would like a printed copy, please contact our office. 

There will be an interest meeting for the Miss Southern Scholarship Pageant on Thursday, October 3rd at 3:30 pm in Student Services.  Any senior girl interested in competing for the title should plan to attend. The meeting will be held in Student Services. 

For Governor's School:
For parents of juniors and sophomores, there will be a district-wide meeting about Governor's School Monday, October 7th at 6 pm in the Professional Library at Central Office. Governor's School is a residential program for academically gifted and talented students held during the summer of 2020.  Juniors can apply in any subject area while Sophomores can only apply in a performing Arts area.  Please contact Mrs. Carter in Student Services if you have questions.

Students and Parents of Seniors are invited to attend a Financial Aid Night at Southern on Monday, October 7th at 6 pm in the Media Center. A financial aid specialist from Alamance Community College will discuss the financial aid process and answer any questions you may have about financing college.

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Mon. 9/30--Tennis and V Soccer away
Tue. 10/1-- Cross Country away; JV & V Volleyball HOME
Wed. 10/2--Golf away; Tennis HOME for SENIOR NIGHT
Thu. 10/3--JV & V Volleyball away; JV Football HOME
Fri. 10/4--V Football away

Thank you for your continued support and Good Night.

 


9/22/19

This is Homecoming Week!!! We hope everyone will show their school spirit and participate each day.   
Monday is Tourist vs. Bikers;  Tuesday is PJ day;  Wednesday in Camo day;  Thursday is sports jerseys; Friday is Red, White &/or Blue.   
Our Powder Puff game will be on Wednesday at 7pm. The Homecoming Parade will be at 6:15 on Friday starting in the back parking lot and traveling through the middle school and ending up in A-B Parking lot.  Then the football game starts at 7:30 against SW Randolph and our Queen will be crowned during halftime. 

Remember to continue to check your students progress in PowerSchool.  I want to thank everyone for a smooth start to the school year. 

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Mon. 9/23--Golf away; Tennis and JV & V Soccer HOME
Tue. 9/24--Tennis, JV & V Volleyball and Cross Country away
Wed. 9/25--Tennis HOME; JV &V Soccer away
Thu. 9/26--JV & V Volleyball and JV Football away
Fri. 9/27--HOMECOMING--V Football home vs SWR

Thanks for your continued support and Good Night

 


9/15/19

Please make sure that you are regularly monitoring your student's grades on PowerSchool.   This will help ensure that your student is successful. 

Seniors will be attending the College Fair on Monday at Elon University.  They are leaving at 9:00 am.  Parents, you can attend the College Fair tomorrow evening starting at 6:00 pm. 

Wednesday is a Teacher Workday.  Teachers are involved in mandatory professional development. 

Thursday Night is Senior Parent Night at 6:00 pm in the Media Center.  Parents will receive valuable information concerning college applications and financial aid. 

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Mon. 9/16--Tennis and V Soccer HOME; Golf away
Tue. 9/17--Cross Country and Tennis HOME; JV & V Volleyball away
Wed. 9/18--(Teacher Workday) Golf, Tennis, JV & V Volleyball, JV & V Soccer all away
Thu. 9/19--JV & V Volleyball and JV Football HOME
Fri. 9/20--V Football away at Cummings

Thank you for your continued support and Good Night.

 


9/8/19

Senior makeup pictures are on Friday, September 13.  Students received appointments on Friday.  If they did not receive appointments on Friday, they should receive them on Monday.  The sitting fee is $35 and is due when the pictures are made.  The schedule for makeups is posted on the yearbook page of the website, under the student life tab.  This is the last chance to have a senior portrait made for the 2020 yearbook.   Yearbooks are currently on sale and can be purchased online at www.yearbookforever.com.  The cost is $70.  The price increases on November 1 to $90. 

Underclass pictures are also onFriday, September 13.  Order forms have been sent home.  Money is due when pictures are taken.  Morning CTEC students should have their pictures taken before leaving for CTEC.  The photographers will be ready at 7:30.  

As a reminder, we do not send progress reports home.  Please make sure that you are checking PowerSchool to see your students grades.  Friday would be the day that progress reports go home.  If you would like a printed progress report, just call the office and we will get them for you.

Seniors will be attending a college fair at Elon University on Monday, September 16th from 9:30 am until 10:15. Please dress appropriately and follow the school dress code.  We will leave campus at 9:00 am and return around 10:50 am.  Bus assignments will be posted in student services and given to your homeroom teacher as soon as possible.  Parents are also invited to the College Fair on Monday, September 16th at 6pm in the Alumni Gymnasium at Elon University. If you have any questions, please see your counselor in Student Services.

Students and Parents of Seniors and Tweeners are invited to attend a Senior Parent Night at Southern on Thursday, September 19th starting at 6 pm in the Media Center.  You will hear about the college application process from the Assistant Director of Admissions from UNC-Chapel Hill. We will also discuss how to find scholarships through Naviance and answer any questions you may have about college.

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Mon. 9/9--Tennis, Golf, JV & V Soccer all away
Tue. 9/10--Cross Country, Tennis away, JV & V Volleyball HOME
Wed. 9/11--Tennis, Golf away, V Soccer, JV & V Volleyball HOME
Thu. 9/12--JV Football HOME
Fri. 9/13--V Football away at Eastern Alamance

Thank you for our continued support and Good Night.

 


9/2/19

I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend.  We had a great first week of school.

All schedule changes for the first semester should be completed. I had to make a few changes this weekend and students will receive their updated schedule in homeroom. 

Juniors and Seniors make sure that you are parked in your numbered spot. All parking spaces are numbered.  No one should be parking on campus without a parking pass. 

Yearbooks are on sale for $70. You can purchase yearbooks from Ms. Bare in C-1, or at  www.yearbookforever.com.  There is also a link on the homepage of the website. Checks for yearbooks purchased at school should be made payable to SAHS.

Underclass pictures and senior makeup pictures will be made on Friday, September 13. Order information and appointments will go home this week.  If you did not have a senior picture taken, please see Ms. Bare in C-1 for an appointment. 

Parents, please make sure that you have signed all the required paperwork online.  Per documentation from DPI, the PowerSchool app no longer works with the grade book. Parents should access the Parent Portal using a web browser. You can set a shortcut on the desktop of their phone.  If you have any questions, please contact Laura Lynthacum.

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Tue. 9/3--Tennis away; JV & V Volleyball HOME
Wed. 9/4--Cross Country away; JV Football HOME
Thu. 9/5--Golf, JV & V Volleyball away
Fri. 9/6--Cross Country away, V Football away at Eastern Randolph

Thanks for your continued support and Good Night.

 


 8/25/19

I hope your family had a chance to meet the teachers this afternoon. 

Tomorrow is the First Day of School!!!  We are so excited to get this year started.  Please remember that everyone will report to homeroom first thing in the morning. If there are still schedule issues, we will meet with students tomorrow during the day. Instructions will be given to students during the morning announcements. 

Parents, if you have not already completed all the forms online, please go in and fill them out.  If you need assistance, please call the office. 

Only students that have bought parking passes can drive to school.  Every parking spot is numbered.   

Please do not drop off students before 7:30, students are to remain in the front office courtyard until 7:40 for safety reasons. 

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Mon. 7/26--Varsity Football will finish the game from Friday starting at 7; Tennis HOME
Tue. 7/27---Golf away, JV and V Soccer, JV and V Volleyball, Tennis ALL HOME
Wed. 7/28---Golf, V Volleyball, V Soccer all away
Thu. 7/29---JV and V Volleyball, Tennis both away
Fri. 7/30--V Football HOME vs. Graham

This is all of our announcements.  We look forward to working with your families this year. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office.  Thank you for your continued support and Good Night.


7/18/19

Students, if you did not make it get your schedule changed on your assigned date, you will have an opportunity to request a change on the first day of school.  Freshman schedule changes will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 2-5.  If you just have a hole in the second semester, we can fix that after school starts. 

We will be hosting a New Patriot Orientation on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 6pm in the Media Center.  Any student and their parents/guardians new to Southern is invited to attend. 

Our Open House will be on Sunday, Aug. 25 from 3 to 4:30pm.  This is a floating event where your student can walk their schedule and meet the teachers.  There is no program or bells.  Dr. Barnes and Mr. K will be available to answer questions concerning the buses in the Media Center during this time as well.  We hope to see everyone here.  

Monday, August 26 is the First Day of School!!!

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Mon. 7/19---Tennis HOME, Golf & Soccer is away
Wed. 7/21---Golf, Tennis & V Soccer all away
Fri. 7/23---V Football HOME vs. Western Alamance
Sat. 7/24---V Volleyball away

This is all of our announcements.  I look forward to working with your family this year!  It's gonna be a great year.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office.  Thank you for your continued support and Good Night

 

 

 


 

 

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Class of 2020!! 

If you missed your senior pictures, there are three options for makeup pictures. 

Option #1   Eastern Alamance High School
Thursday, August 8 or Monday, August 12 from 10-1 or from 2-4pm. 

Option #2   Western Alamance High School
Wednesday, July 31, August 13 or August 14 from 10-1 or 2-4. 

Your last opportunity is makeup day at Southern on Friday, September 13.

These dates will allow you to get the full senior portrait package.  You still need your $35 sitting fee and you need to identify that you are a Southern Alamance student so the yearbook shot comes to SHS.  This is the yearbook shot only and the sitting fee is $35.  Please be sure to have your senior portrait taken so you are included in the yearbook.  Remember that only portraits taken by the school photographer are used in the yearbook class sections. If you have any questions, please contact the office. 

 


2019 Fall Class Schedules

(July 8, 2019) Good Evening Patriot Families, This is Teresa Faucette calling with some information concerning schedules.  I know that everyone can view their schedules but they are probably not correct.  There is a lot of work to be done in balancing course numbers, moving courses to different blocks and making sure everyone is in the right course.  PowerSchool has been down since June 27 and the district has not given permission for us to start making any changes.  Please DO NOT call, text or email about schedule changes until August.  I will be sending out a ConnectEd call on when we will meet with students for possible schedule changes. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work on the master schedule.  

If you have registered for ACC courses and have your confirmed registration sheet, we do need a copy of that ASAP so that we can adjust your schedule when it becomes live. 

We will be offering Criminal Justice classes again this school year in partnership with Alamance Community College. These classes are taught on Southern's campus and tuition and books are paid for by our school district.  If students take the class both semesters they have the opportunity to earn a certificate in Criminal Justice Technology. Any rising junior or senior interested in signing up for Criminal Justice should email Ms. Davis in Student Services. Her email address is kimberlys_davis@abss.k12.nc.us.   

This is a reminder that Summer School starts next week on Tuesday, July 16th. If your student returned a summer school form they are registered.  Summer School is 8:30am-2:30pm. (Lunch will be served.) Students that miss more than 2 days of summer school WILL be dropped. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office.  Thanks for your continued support and Good Night.

 

(July 8, 2019) Good evening, this is an important message for all Alamance-Burlington Schools parents...  ABSS is pleased to introduce a new online student enrollment process for the 2019-2020 school year. The online process will eliminate all of the paper forms that parents usually receive to fill out at back to school time. Instead, parents can use any device with internet connectivity such as a cellphone, tablet, laptop or computer to complete the online forms. This week, parents will receive an email with easy instructions on how to get started--you can go ahead and complete the process before school begins.

If you don’t have internet access at home, you can visit the ABSS Central Administrative Office at 1712 Vaughn Road in Burlington during regular office hours or any branch of the Alamance County Public Libraries this summer to use a computer to complete the enrollment process. Or, call your child’s school to schedule time to use a computer there.

Please check your email this week for instructions and go ahead and complete the online forms now before school begins. We hope your family is enjoying a great summer. Thank you.


 

summ_office_hrs Summer office hours are from 7:30-5:00 Monday-Thursday.

The office will be closed the week of July 1. The office will be open again on Monday, July 8. Follow this link for summer counseling office hours. 

I hope everyone has a safe and restful summer. Stay Cool and Good Night.

  

 

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