October 5, 2017

South Portland High School

Daily Announcements

Thursday, October 5, 2017


White A Day

No Detention Today

Parent Teacher Conferences




Congratulations SPHS Math Team on a fantastic third place finish at yesterday’s meet with 214 points.  The team scored a perfect round in Arithmetic with “*” Operations and we saw outstanding performances from our 7 returning members as well as our 11 newcomers.  Anyone still interested in joining can see Mrs. Drake in Room 322.  Great start to the season!

Senior Yearbook Superlatives

Senior homebase advisors are reminded to share the website link and QR code with their seniors during today’s homebase.  Seniors will have until Tuesday, October 10, to cast their ballot.

Homecoming Dance Tickets

Homecoming Dance tickets will be on sale Before and After School Today. Today is your last day to buy tickets.  No Tickets will be sold at the door.


Win a digital camera during National Yearbook Week

Jostens is running a sweepstakes during National Yearbook Week (October 2-6).   When someone buys a yearbook online, he or she will be automatically entered to win one of five Canon Digital This sweepstakes will run through October 13.  (Order by going to www.jostens.com)

Flu Clinic is scheduled for October 13, 2017 at SPHS.   

Per CDC Recommendations, only the flu shot will be available and NO nasal spray flu vaccine will be offered.

If you would like your child to receive the flu vaccine at school, the completed permission form needs to be returned by Tuesday, October 10th. If you do not fill out this permission form completely, your child will not be given the vaccine at the school clinic.

Permission forms and Vaccine Information Sheets are located in the Nurse Office and also at https://sites.google.com/site/sphsnurse/home/flu-clinic


October 10

1:00 – Curry College

1:45 – Hofstra University

 October 12

6:00-7:00 – South Portland High School College Night (SPHS Lecture Hall)

 October 13

9:00 – Wentworth Institute of Technology

9:30 – Boston University

 October 16

1:00 – Bryant University


Congratulations to these Spanish Club officers:

President – Jack Vose-Gimbal

Chief Fundraising Officer – Sophie Chase

Chief Communications Officer – Paige Fleming

Members, new and old, please remember to sign up in 355 for our Oct. 12 bakesale.  Also, we will be having our Día de los muertos fiesta on Wed., Nov. 1 after school.

AMNESTY MEETING TODAY @230 in Room 168. All are welcome

THE SUSTAINABILITY TEAM will meet TODAY in room 171 at 7:35. All are welcome.


Job Opportunities

There are multiple opportunities to apply for a part time job. Please check the Jobs Board in the Guidance office.


ICE HOCKEY :Any girls interested in play ice hockey this winter should plan on attending an organization meeting at Cape HS on Wednesday, October 11 at 6:30 pm. 

SPIRIT WEEK! October 2-5

HOW TO WIN  (By Class)

Scavenger Hunt (1st=40 points, 2nd=30 points, 3rd=20 points, 4th=10 points)

Lists will be available on Thursday, September 28 in the main and guidance offices. 

Grades 11th and 12th should bring the actual items to Mrs. Helmke in the A.P.’s office and grades 9th and 10th to Mrs. King in the Guidance Office.

All items must be turned in to the A.P.’s office or guidance by Wednesday, October 4 at 2:00 p.m.

Food Drive (1st=60 points, 2nd=45 points, 3rd=30 points, 4th=15 points)

Every donated item that is on the “list” will receive three points.  All other items will receive one point. (The list is printed on the back) Only 50 ramen noodle packages will be accepted per grade level. All donations are to be delivered to their class advisors room by Wednesday, October 4 at 2:00 p.m. We will come around and count on Wednesday afternoon. Once the items are counted, it is up to the class to get the items to showcase under the stairs after the counting on Wednesday.

Thursday:       Red and White

Sheet poster (1st=40 points, 2nd=30 points, 3rd=20 points, 4th=10 points)

Each class will decorate a sheet poster (queen sized sheet) that will be displayed in the main stairwell. Posters need to be to be put up by Monday, October 2nd. Posters will be judged on creativity, artistic value, and school spirit on Tuesday, October 3rd. The opposing team (Sanford Spartans) should somehow be incorporated into the theme.  Please see the attached scoring guide for the sheet posters.

Most Wanted Food Drive Items

Mac & Cheese

Chicken Noodle Soup

Canned Fruit

Vegetable Soup

Granola Bars

Jams and Jellies

Tuna Fish

Spaghetti Sauce

Peanut Butter



Teen Center will be open this Friday, Oct. 6 (In-Service Day) from 12:30 – 6:00pm. This is also our First Friday Pizza night, and Otto’s is donating pizza for the kids!


Attention! It’s time for the Homecoming Dance!  This is a very exciting time and we want to make sure students are clear about the expectations at the dance.

Having and attending the Homecoming Dance is a Privilege.  Students, staff, and administration have been working together to make this a safe and fun dance for all!  Any use of illegal substances will definitely not be tolerated.

The dance will be from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.  Students attending the dance MUST have completed a contract committing to being substance free and demonstrating appropriate behavior at the dance.  As was done with previous dances, parents will be notified for anyone who leaves the dance before 9:00 and admittance after 8:00 will not be allowed without prior arrangements being made with the Assistant Principals.  Students not adhering to the rules of the dance may be asked to leave and attendance at future dances will be in jeopardy.

Behavior at this dance will be part of the decision making process for any other dance that may be held this year.  Remember- no future dances are guaranteed, and students have to keep proving that they’re mature and responsible enough to have them.

Today(Wednesday)  is the last day guest forms will be accepted.