December 5, 2017

South Portland High School

Daily Announcements

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

White A Day

Detention with Ms. Drake/322



The Riot Rack

The Riot Rack is a great resource for all SPHS students.  The Riot Rack provides clothing, toiletries, and food for any student who needs it.  If you are a student in need or if you have a friend who may need to access the Riot Rack, please talk to any adult in the building.  All teachers have keys to get into the Riot Rack and will find a time to take you or your friend. 

If you want to make a donation to the Riot Rack you can do so by bringing items into the main office or to Mrs. Helmke.  Some of the items that are currently needed include:

– Leggings for girls

– Long sleeve t shirts for boys

– Cereal

– Ramen Noodles

– White rice

– Bread

– Milk & eggs (we do have a refrigerator!)

– Mac N Cheese (Kraft or Annies are the brands that go, for some reason others do not.)


Band Concert




Featuring a variety of pieces including a medley of Hans Zimmer film scores that include the “Dark Knight”, “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Madagascar”.



Navy Visit

The United States Navy will be in the Guidance Office to meet with interested students on Monday, December 11 at 11:00 AM. Please sign-up in the Guidance Office.



The Guidance Office is currently scheduling appointments for Senior Application Review Days. This is a great opportunity for students applying to University of Maine Orono, University of Maine Farmington and/or University of Southern Maine to meet with an admission counselor and go through the admissions process at the high school. Interested students should register to participate in the Guidance Office. Please see your guidance counselor with any questions.  The upcoming dates are as follows:

December 7 – UMaine Orono

December 8 – UMaine Farmington

December 14 – University of Southern Maine

Pirates of Penzance

Tickets for our winter production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE will go on sale online on Saturday November 25th at

The box office at the school will open in early January.

Performances will be January 26, 27, 28 and Feb 2, 3, 4 2018

Tickets hold steady at $15 for Adults and $10 for Students and Seniors 60+



 Math Team: Meet #3 will be held HERE at SPHS this Wednesday.  Please meet in the cafeteria at 2:30.  Good luck Math Team!!

Poetry Out Loud

Join the annual SPHS Poetry Out Loud recitation contest. Find two poems on the POL website and learn them by heart. Prelims:  TODAY  at 2:30 in Room 204. School-wide final: Tuesday, December 12th at 2:45 in the Lecture Hall. See Ms. Graff in Room 204 to sign up, the first step on your way to DC and a $20,000 cash prize!

Sunday River Ski Program

See Mr. Devlin in room 349(top floor, original building) for paperwork to sign up for Sunday River Skiing and Riding at an unbeatable price.  Registration forms and payments are due no later than Thursday. 12/7.


If you’ve ever wanted to learn hip hop, here’s your chance!  A professional hip hop instructor from Portland Youth Dance will hold after-school dance lessons in the auditorium lobby on the following Tuesday afternoons TODAY, 12/12, 12/19.  Classes will be held from 2:45-3:45, and are free and open to any and all students.  See Ms.  Zembsch (room 224) or Ms. Keeler (room 207) to sign up.

Anime:Thursday 12/7 at 2:30pm in room 159 Anime Club will take their club picture.

Maker Meeting: Monday 12/11 Maker Meet up will meet at 2:30 to finish cups/mugs in room 246. All members please attend the start of the meeting for the club picture.

The Yearbook staff will meet today – Tuesday – in room 325 with Mrs. Gay.

The Civil Rights Team will meet this coming Monday, 12/11, to discuss holiday party plans and select dates for Diversity Week. All are welcome, but current members are especially requested to attend.


The Class of 2020 is hosting an OTTO Pizza Fundraiser TONIGHT from 5:00- 9:00pm at the Cottage Road location in South Portland. A percentage of the sales from dine-in, take-out, delivery, or gift card purchases will go directly back to the sophomore class.


Two rings have been turned into the main office,  both of them are gold.  If you have recently lost your ring, see Mrs. Brenner in the Main office.