The South High Foundation!
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reverberate through our community. As the scientists learn more and new data becomes available, the recommendations (or requirements) for masking and evidence of vaccinaations also evolve. Nonetheless, a new school year will begin in September.
On the News page a photo of the football field which will see action this year again.
The Foundation Board continues to meet via Zoom.
We welcome the new Operations Manager, Jacquie Strebe, as she settles in.
We offer our thanks and best wishes to Tom Klein who served in that role for nearly six years.
The Foundation people now have access to the school building and thus the office on a more routine basis. Operations are falling into a rhythm again.
And we hope for an early end to pandemic and the loss of life it brings.
The South High Foundation has served the staff and students at South High since its incorporation in 1983. We welcome alumni, friends and parents to join us as we look forward to serving the South High Community far into the future.
Here's how it works: We raise money to support current students through a variety of grants to supplement the normal budget received from Minneapolis Public Schools. In addition, the Foundation supports recent graduates through its administration of many scholarships for post-secondary education. And by virtue of performing these activities, the Foundation is able to offer certain benefits to alumni as a by-product.
Briefly, the Foundation depends on two kinds of resources - people and money. Many people provide financial support to the Foundation. Several dozen provide the people-power that makes it all work. And the Foundation needs both the people and the money.
The chances to register and donate are open to anyone who wishes to support South High programs and students. Registration is free and entitles you to receive periodic newsletters. Making a donation is a step higher in terms of commitment - it means offering funds to support the cause, and entitles you to receive the Foundation's annual report. An different variety of commitment is demonstrated by the volunteers stepping up to the Opportunities.
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If you prefer, you can contact the Foundation office with any questions you might have related to the Foundation's operations. The office is staffed part-time. Contact the foundation by phone (612-668-4344) or email at Director@southhighfoundation.org.
The Mission of the Friends of South High Foundation: provide financial assistance and support for programs at South High School that directly enhance the students’ overall high school experience by enriching their academic, cultural and extracurricular experience; and to support and enhance their ability to further their education.