ACT Testing for all Juniors is next week on 4/19/16! Only Juniors need to report to school that day to take the test. See the schedule, below:
7:50am - 12:20pm ACT Test
Period 5/6 Lunch 12:25-1:15pm
ESO Block 11 1:20-3:35pm
ESO Block 12 3:40-5:55pm
SMHS 50th GOLDEN REUNION CLASS OF 1966
Date: JULY 22-23, 2016
Confirm by: MAY 20, 2016
Please contact: DOLORES VALDEZ
OR mail to: SMHS 50th Reunion - P.O. Box 5748 - Glendale, AZ 85312
Please pass this information on to other classmates from the Class of 1966.
Every Saturday is a SMART Saturday here at SMHS!
The library is open from 8am - 12pm on Saturdays for tutoring or for you to catch up on work. We are here to serve you, hope to see you there!
Congratulations to the State Champion South Mountain Girls Basketball team. The Jaguars beat Window Rock in the semifinals and upset top-seeded Valley Christian in the championship game, 58-55, Saturday evening to win the Division III Title at Glendale’s Gila River Arena. Senior Najiyyah Pack scored 32 points and had 14 rebounds in the 63-47 semifinal win Friday, and paced the Jags with 18 hard-fought points in the finale. South trailed most of the game against 31-1 Valley Christian, but scored 20 points in the fourth quarter, 14 coming from the free throw line, converting 14-16 in that stretch. The Jags made 11 free throws in the final 1:52. Senior Ozarhia Fisher, who was in foul trouble early, played the fourth quarter with four fouls but hit 8 of 9 free throws for the game, and Pack was 7 of 8 from the line. Sophomore Joanna Campbell added 17 points for South. South trailed by 10 in the third quarter, but sophomore Jessia Quintero’s three-point shot gave the Jags their first lead, 45-43 in the fourth quarter.
The Jaguars, who last won a title in 2008, finish with a 24-8 record under Coach Kisha Gwyn. The title is the third championship for South Mountain within the last year. Two weeks ago, the Boys Soccer team won a State Championship, and last spring, the Girls Track and Field team won State.
Congratulations to the South Mountain Boys Soccer team for capturing the Division II State Titlewith a 2-0 victory over Sunnyslope in the Championship match at Campo Verde High School. It was the first AIA soccer title for a Phoenix Union school. Angel Jimenez broke a scoreless tie 13 minutes into the second half with a 30-yard blast, and Bryan Medina added penalty kick goal in the final minutes of the game to seal the victory. The Jaguars went 17-3 this year under second year coach Jose Diaz, including playoff wins over Canyon del Oro, second-seeded Tucson and Yuma Cibola to advance to the title contest.
The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance program has named South Mountain High School as a Mix It Up Model School for its exemplary efforts to foster respect and understanding among its students and throughout its campus during the 2014-15 school year.
Chyna Coleman, Class of 2008, starred in basketball and track at South, but she has just completed her senior year at Jackson State University where she helped take her volleyball team to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history.
In keeping with our commitment to providing a safe school environment and working collaboratively with the communities we serve, we have adopted new policies, regulations and procedures regarding visitors to our schools or to PUHSD-sponsored events held off of PUHSD premises.
Governing Board Policies KFA (Public Conduct on School Property) and KI and Administrative Regulations KI-RA (Visitors to Schools) and KI-RB (Procedures for Visitors Communication or Access Restrictions) describe the conduct the PUHSD requires of a visitor. These requirements are intended to ensure students, employees, and visitors are safe and a visitor does not interfere with the school’s administrative, educational, and operational programs. Copies of KFA, KI, KI-RA, and KI-RB can be found by following this link: www.phoenixunion.org/visitorpolicy
If you have any questions about the policies, regulations or procedures, please contact Dr. Gabriel Trujillo at the Phoenix Union District office at (602) 764-1548.
Mon – Thurs May 31 – June 24; Alhambra
Mon – Thurs May 31 – June 30; Betty Fairfax, Camelback, Carl Hayden, Central, Cesar Chavez, Franklin, North, South Mountain
Mon – Thurs June 06 – June 23; Bioscience,
Mon – Thurs May 23 – June 23; Bostrom
Mon – Thurs May 23 – June 30; Maryvale, Metro Tech, Trevor Browne
ParentVue and StudentVue access is currently unavailable due to technical difficulties. We are working with the vendor to get the systems operational as quickly as possible. This is a high priority for us and we will update you when the systems are accessible again.