GEMS - Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science
The MCCSC and FMCCS will host our third annual Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science (GEMS) conference on Saturday, March 23 and registration is now open! The conference is for girls in grades 5th and 6th in Monroe County. Girls will have the opportunity work with female role models and enjoy the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)!
To register your daughter for GEMS click here. Registration deadline is March 8th.
If you are a female high school student, educator, or have an interest in STEM and would like to volunteer click here.
Stay tuned to www.mccsc.edu/gems
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 7:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Bloomington High School North
Avers East 1/22/19
Join us at Avers East on January 22nd from 5-8pm for a Dine and Donate for Dance Marathon! 20% will be donated for the kids. Mention Bloomington South Dance Marathon.
We invite you to attend "This is America": Civil Rights Then and Now Reflecting on Dr. King's Dream next Monday, January 21st, 2019 from 12:00-1:30 PM in the Indiana University School of Education Atrium.
This is a teen-centered event geared towards middle and high school aged youth and families. During this event, youth will facilitate and engage in conversations using movie clips and music to explore current social issues in relation to Dr. King’s Dream. Youth will participate in thoughtful dialogue and also have an opportunity to write a letter to a relevant entity advocating for their issue. Pizza will be served.
Community Teach-Ins are FREE and open to the public. Due to IUB Program Involving Children (PIC) policy, youth not accompanied by a parent/guardian must complete a release form.
The event is co-sponsored by the IU School of Education, Monroe County Community School Corporation, INSPIRE LLC, City of Bloomington, IU School of Informatics, and IU Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs.
If you would like more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to our very own, science teacher Dr. Kirstin Milks on being selected as the Jacobs Educator by the Indiana University School of Education. Outstanding teachers from across the U.S. who are at the cutting edge of integrating technology to support problem-based and/or inquiry learning classrooms are eligible for this award. Recipients will connect with researchers at the IU School of Education to create short reports that will provide useable research for busy teachers to help them understand best practices.
The purpose of this survey is to find out what Monroe County residents value most about our community, and what they think can be improved. What about our county makes us stay here to live, work and play?
The results of the survey will inform a wider Quality of Place and Workforce Attraction Plan that local organizations will use to apply for grants to further enhance our county, both for current and prospective Monroe County residents.
Be Smart: A conversation about kids, guns, and safety
Bloomington South is joining the MCCSC in the Be Smart Campaign. We will be sharing information and videos from Be Smart to help all of us share in the responsibility of keeping our kids safe! Learn more by clicking on the image below.
BHSS 8th Grade Parent Night
Current 8th Grade Students (Class of 2023), there will be an 8th Grade Parent/Student Scheduling Night on Wednesday, January 30th at 7pm in the Auditorium at BHSS. This evening will give an introduction and overview of Bloomington High School South and the scheduling process. After the presentation, administrators, counselors and department chairpersons will be available for questions.
Download the BHSS Athletic Department App on Your Mobile Device
The App contains schedules, driving directions, school contacts and much more...Stay connected by downloading the App today. Search for “Bloomington South Athletics” or click the links below.
Project Green Challenge
Congratulations to Lara Breithaupt for winning the Project Green Challenge for 2018. Since launching in 2011, PGC has built a movement of young leaders, engaging over 40,000 students directly and tens of millions indirectly on 4,000 campuses, 50 states and 56 countries. Her video is available here: https://buff.ly/2TQKlnH. Lara will be attending a 4-day, educational summit, to interact with and learn from esteemed leaders, present experiences from the 30-day Challenge, and work to create platforms for social action.
Follow the Gothic Staff
The Gothic staff is ramping up its social media presence. Please follow us on Insta @bhssgothic, on Twitter @gothicyearbook, and on FB @ BHSS Gothic Yearbook.
Please log into your Skyward account and verify that all of your information is correctly updated. Any outstanding items will be highlighted in red.
Due to a severe allergy, NO latex materials (including balloons) are allowed inside Bloomington High School South.
After school tutoring
After school tutoring in the library on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3-4. Everyone is welcome!
Online Registration - Calls and Email Update
Parents if you haven't already, please login to Family access and complete your students online registration. Attached are some instructions for completing the MCCSC online registration. These online forms will allow you to update your Emergency Medical Authorization forms, second family information, etc.
Please complete ASAP.
In a situation that you need immidiate help, call (812) 330-7714 extension 0 and the office can answer questions.
**We have sent multiple emails and calls regarding Online Registration. If you haven't received them and are unsure if you completed these forms please login in Family Access and complete ASAP.
MCCSC Parents and Guardians,
It is a pleasure to serve your student in the Monroe County Community School Corporation. We understand that in order for students to be successful in school, they must receive the proper daily nutrition. We strive to meet the nutritional needs of our students each and every day.
Please note that the 2017-2018 free/reduced lunch application grace window will be expiring soon. If your child obtained free/reduced lunch assistance during the 2017-2018 school year they will need to reapply for the 2018-2019 school year.
WHO CAN GET FREE OR REDUCED PRICE MEALS?
All children in households receiving benefits from SNAP (Food Stamps) or TANF, are eligible for free meals.
Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals.
Children participating in their school’s Head Start program are eligible for free meals.
Children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant are eligible for free meals.
Children may receive free or reduced price meals if your household’s income is within the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Your children may qualify for free or reduced price meals if your household income falls at or below the limits on this chart.
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MCCSC Food Services Department
Wanted: Gently Used T-Shirts
The Textiles & Fashions class is mass producing a community service tote bag project this trimester and we need gently used t-shirt donations! If you have been fall cleaning and have t-shirts that you don’t wear anymore (any size/any color), please bring them to B208 and Mrs. Galyan will gladly accept them!
2018-2019 yearbooks are now available for sale! Yearbooks are currently $50 apiece, the cheapest they will be this entire school year. Order your yearbook at www.yearbookordercenter.com or call 866-287-3096. Our school order number is 3496. If purchasing a yearbook with check or money order, make payable to BHSS Gothic. Cash will be accepted, but BHSS will not be held liable for undelivered monies to school. Checks, money orders, and cash will need an accompanying completed form (which can be picked up at the front desk) and can be turned in to Yearbook Adviser Ms. Crespo in room 122. Questions? Email Ms. Crespo: email@example.com.
2017-18 Yearbook Distrubution
Yearbook staff distributed 2017-2018 yearbooks to your SRT classrooms. Yearbooks will not be available to pick up after school or in Ms. Crespo's classroom this year, so please make sure that you go to your SRT if you would like to receive your yearbook! Seniors who graduated in May of 2018, pick up yearbooks at the bookstore. Please contact Ms. Crespo at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
If your student needs to leave during the school day for an appointment, please call one hour ahead.
Dial 330-7714 & push 2 to reach the attendance office voicemail box. Leave us a message with your name, student's name, what time they need to leave, and a good phone number where we can reach you.
Day of Hope
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Day of Hope. With your help, we were able to raise $22,915.94 for the kids at Riley!!! FTK!!!
Thank you to everyone who made our 12th Riley Dance Marathon the best yet. Wonderful families sharing great stories, so many generous donations from local restaurants and businesses and as always, so much FTK! Donating $157,508.68 for the year is a great testament to the commitment all our kids and community make to the importance of Riley.
Bloomington South on Facebook
Bloomington South is now officially running our Facebook page. Check in at https://www.facebook.com/bloomingtonhighschoolsouth/
South Students Featured at All American HS Film Festival
Congrats to Robbie Gonyea and Lucas Coniaris, & their award winning video "Andy's Ghost". NY here we come!
In a world beset with "alternative facts" it can be hard to find the truth. That's where The Optimist comes in. Check out our print edition where all stories are focused on the theme of fact or fiction. And don't forget to visit our website at bloomingtonsouthoptimist.org