September 13, 2017

South Portland High School

Daily Announcements

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

White A Day

Detention with Bradford/Guidance Office

Late Night with Ms. Major/303



Add/Drop ends on Thursday, Sept. 14th. Students needing to make a schedule change should see their Guidance Counselor ASAP!

2018 Headlight Yearbook Sale

Discount yearbook order forms are available on the counter in the main office and will be accepted until September 29 and includes free icons if a student has their name engraved on the cover of their book.   Students paying by cash or check (payable to SPHS) should return their order form and payment to the main office.  Individuals wishing to order their yearbook paying with credit card should go to  Be sure to print your receipt if you order your yearbook online.

 Seniors have until September 30 to submit their senior yearbook information form and their senior portrait (and optional baby or childhood photo) for the yearbook.  Photos should be labeled with your name and placed into the yearbook box located on the counter in the main office.  More specific details regarding senior photos are found at the yearbook website –

Blunt Youth Radio Project

 Is seeking teens to join our year-round, free journalism and media production program!  There will be an open house for interested teens and their parents. Visitors will see high school aged producers host and engineer a live talk show. Check it out on Monday, September 25, 7:00-8:30 pm at our studio at WMPG on the USM Portland Campus! The station address is 92 Bedford Street.

Senior Internships

Seniors who have submitted application forms to participate in our Senior Internship program should be checking their school email accounts for a message from Mrs. Ferrante to learn when you have been scheduled for your initial interview.



A representative from Early College for ME will be in the South Portland High School Guidance Office on Monday, September 18. Please see Mrs. King at your earliest convenience to schedule a 15 minute appointment. .


MONDAY  (9/18/17)

9:00 AM – Wheaton College

11:00 AM – Emmanuel College

TUESDAY  (9/19/17)

8:30 AM – Bentley University

9:00 AM – Stonehill College

10:45 AM – University of New Hampshire

1:00 PM – United States Navy

THURSDAY (9/21/17)

9:00 AM – Gordon College

10:00 AM – Saint Michael’s College

FRIDAY (9/22/17)

10:30 AM – John Hopkins University

11:00 AM – Eckerd College

1:00 PM – Emerson College

MONDAY (9/25/17)

10:15 AM – Roanoke College

11:00 AM – University of Rochester

1:30 PM – Smith College

TUESDAY (9/26/17)

NOTE: A complete list of of upcoming college visits may be found on the SPHS Guidance website/calendar.


AES Engineering Scholarship ($500) is due October 6, 2017. Additional information may be found at


Intramurals:  The weight room will open for the new school year starting after school from 2:35-4 p.m. with Mr. Greer.  This is for all students and staff to come down and get your strong on.

Maker Meetup: come make with us! First meeting Monday 9/18 in room 246, the STEAM Studio.

DRAMA CLUB FUNDRAISER: 9/18 Mexican Monday!  SPHS Drama Club is having a fundraiser at Chipotle by the Maine Mall on Monday, 9/18 from 5-9. Mention that you are there for the Drama Club and Chipotle will give us 50% of the proceeds!

After School Book Club:  If any student is interested in joining an after- school book club, please see Mr. Brough over the next few days.

The Civil Rights Team will meet for the first time on Monday 09/18 after school in room 325. Current members are especially encouraged to attend (and bring a friend!) and new members are always welcome.

Outing Club:  There will be an introductory meeting for the SPHS Outing Club on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 2:30 in room 301.  If you like to get outside, you’ll love it!

Spanish Club The Spanish Club meeting will now take place on THURSDAY right after school in room 355 (Sra. Esten’s room.)

INTERACT    The Interact meeting scheduled for Tuesday will now be today, right after school in the Lecture Hall. See Ms. Major in room 303 if you can’t make it to pick up paperwork.


The 2017 South Portland High School Marching Band will kick off the season this Saturday, September 16th at Westbrook High School beginning at 6:00 p.m.   Come cheer on the 11 time Award Winning Gold Medal Marching Band who will be playing selections from Has Zimmer, including “The Dark Knight,” “Gladiator,” “Driving Miss Daisy,” “Madagascar,,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and “The Lion King.” 


Auditions forms for the SPHS Musical are now available in the Chorus room and Main office.

These forms must be filled out and signed by your parent/guardian in order to audition.

Please see MS. Snow to arrange a rehearsal time prior to the auditions.

Any questions please see Mr. York,   RM 177 outside the auditorium.


Red Riots Pride window decals are on sale in the athletic office for $2.00.  Show your SP Pride and pick one up today.

Job Opportunities

Piper Shores is hiring part time diet aides and servers.  Early evenings and weekends, flexible hours and daytime shifts are available. Please see the Job Posting board in the guidance office for more information.

South Portland Nursing Home is accepting applications for a House Aide.  Responsibilities include transporting residents to the dining rooms, helping to serve dinner and cleaning the dining rooms.  Hours are 5PM to 7PM.  Please see the Job Posting board in Guidance for contact information.

Sears at the Maine Mall is hiring associates in Home Improvement, Mattresses, Home Appliances, Cashiers, and Apparel & Backroom. Open interviews will be held on September 9th.  Please see the Job Posting board in Guidance for more information.

DOCKS SEAFOOD is looking to hire staff to bus tables. The hours are part-time evenings and weekends. You must be 15 years of age or older. Starting pay is $9.00 per hour. If you are interested, please stop into DOCKS to complete an application.

Cross Insurance Arena: is currently looking for individuals to join our Food and Beverage team. You must be 16 or older to apply.  FMI on how to apply please see the Job Board in The Guidance Office.

Sitter needed for 10-year-old for two hours after school, three days a week:  Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 3:30-5:30 pm.  See Mrs. Sawyer in the Guidance Office for more information.

Moe’s BBQ is hiring for front counter and kitchen help.  $11/hour minimum.  Please see the Guidance Job Posting board for contact information.