Boys Soccer: Anyone interested in trying out for the boys soccer team in the fall, there will be a callout meeting on Wednesday, May 22 in the LGR from 5:30-7:00 PM. If you have any questions please see Coach Sparks in A235.
Summer SAT Prep: The intensive summer SAT Prep courses offered at BHSS are registering now! All registrations are due by Wednesday, June 5th in the bookstore. If interested, stop by A303 or A336 to pick up a brochure.
BHSS Great School's College Success
High School South in Bloomington, IN - US News Best High Schools. Congrats to our teachers and students for earning the 9th highest ranking in the state!
Athletic Physical Examination 5/20/19
Annual athletic pre-participation physical examinations are being offered again this year for all high school student-athletes attending MCCSC High Schools in the upcoming academic year (2019-2020). The physical examinations are scheduled for:
Monday May 20, 2019
Bloomington High School North Gymnasium
BPD Police Academies | City of Bloomington, Indiana
TEEN ACADEMY 2019 Teen Academy: July 15th-19th (Application deadline: June 14, 2019)
This program is designed to introduce teens age 13 - 17 to law enforcement in general and specifically the Bloomington Police Department.
For more information click here: https://bloomington.in.gov/police/citizens-police-academy
Thank you to everyone who made Miracles Happen at Dance Marathon. This type of fundraiser leads to life saving advances in research and practices that is saving lives. As we heard Saturday, without these types of efforts, several of the families we met wouldn’t be here. For everyone that contributed time, effort or a donation—congratulations on helping raise $165,516.01 For the Kids. FTK!
Are you a writer or artist? Have you ever wanted to see your work in print? Write On presents the second annual Scratch Pad, Bloomington South’s literary magazine! If you want your writing included in this year’s issue, submission information is available on the BHSS website. See Mrs. McGinnis in A221 for more information! https://goo.gl/forms/swB0iURCtLbQbXDt1
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.
Day of Hope
Thank you to everyone that showed up or donated to our Dance Marathon Day of Hope! For the 3rd year in a row, we broke the previous year's total. This year we raised $26,410 in one day! FTK
If you haven't created a fundraising page yet, there is still time. Visit:
https://secure2.convio.net/rcf/site/TR/DanceMarathon/DanceMarathons?pg=entry&fr_id=3862 and register for the Marathon as well as begin your fundraising.
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Panther Activity Council
Panther Activity Council is one of the welcoming bodies of South and they help with things such as Panther Preview (Freshman Orientation), Open Houses, and Honor Nights. PAC is currently accepting new members, and the application is open to all current freshman, sophomores, and juniors.
Have you heard the latest news, seen the latest story, received all the updates?
If you follow twitter, be sure to follow BHSS at @bhsspanthers for updates about students and events. Athletic updates can be found @BHSS_Athletics.
Find all athletic updates as well as a live twitter feed by downloading the "Bloomington South Athletics" app in the app store.
Congratulations Scholastic Writing Winners!
This year's Scholastic Writing Contest was a huge success with 15 winning entries and 3 entries heading to the National competition. Congratulations to the following winners:
Elizabeth Allen--Silver Key and Honorable Mention for Science Fiction
Molly Bui--Honorable Mention for Poetry
Raya Haghvardi--Silver Key for Poetry
Hannah Hillers--Honorable Mention for Short Story
Odessa Lyon--Honorable Mention for Poetry
Hannah Odom--Honorable Mention for Poetry
Mathilde Robinson-- Gold Key for Flash Fiction; Gold Key for Science Fiction; Silver Key for Science Fiction; American Voices Scholarship Winner
Josephine Sparks--Gold Key for Poetry; two Silver Keys for Poetry; Silver Key for Flash Fiction
Joy Seo--Silver Key for Flash Fiction
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017-18 Yearbook Distribution
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 email@example.com 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