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Southmoore High School PTSA Newsletter

April 28, 2017


PTSA needs your help!  We have been asked to help with hospitality for the Scholarship assembly on Monday, May 8th.  PTSA would like to provide food and drink items for our guests and speakers that afternoon.  If you can donate any of the following, please email or Please let us know what you would like to donate so we don’t get a lot of one item and none of any others.  Donations need to be turned in to the office by 10am, Monday, May 8th.

Small (8 ou.) bottles of water (3 cases)

Veggie tray (1)

Fruit tray (1)

Cheese tray (1)

Assorted cookie tray (2)


Small foam snack plates (75 count)

Thanks in advance!


Do you shop at Marcum’s? If so, give Southmoore a credit every time you shop.  When checking out, ask for a duplicate receipt and place it in the Southmoore mail slot. Marcum’s has provided a large mailbox bin for all the Moore Schools to collect receipts. They give back to the schools a percentage of each receipt.  Southmoore will use their credit for the Spring Campus Beautification project.


Awards Night will be Tuesday, May 9th at 7 PM.  Letters have been sent home to those receiving awards.


LAST CHANCE to order your Southmoore Yearbook. Online orders end April 30. Checks and cash will be accepted in room S110 until May 15. Visit today!!


Congratulations to Darlene Speegle for being Southmoore’s Teacher-of-the-Year and a District Teacher-of-the-Year Finalist!

Congratulations to Hernan Sanchez for being named the ESP of the Year!

According to school board policy a student cannot be absent more than ten (10) days of each semester. School activities, medical treatment, legal/court subpoena, religious holidays, or bereavement are exempt from the 10 day limit. Students should also take note of their tardies.   According to policy - two tardies constitute an absence and will be counted in conjunction with the attendance policy. Southmoore will provide only ONE opportunity for you to recover an absence.   On Saturday May 13th students will be allowed to serve one hour for each class they are over the allotted limit.   This means if a student has 11 unexcused absences, in any hour, that student could serve one hour on Saturday May 13th, to reduce their total to 10 absences. Students exceeding 11 may not receive credit for the first semester and consequently not need to appear on Saturday May 13th.  Students needing to attend Saturday school should enter from the South Concourse and be present before 7:00am with their school Identification.  Students attempting to enter the building after 7:00am and/or without their student identification run the risk of not being admitted.   Questions should be presented to your grade level administrator or attendance secretary in advance.  SHOULD YOUR CONTINUED ABSENCES BE UNVERIFIED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN YOU MAY RECEIVE A TRUANCY CITATION (est. $307).


Southmoore’s newspaper/broadcasting class is now digital! Check out stories and videos about what’s happening in the Southmoore community at


Southmoore Computer Department is in need of old SMART phones.  We are looking to create a classroom set of 3-D Virtual/Augmented Reality Goggles. Donations can be dropped off to Mrs. Meget in room N115 or given to any computer teacher.

Senior Scholarship Assembly, May 8th at 2:15pm in the Auditorium.  Parents are welcome.

Congratulations to the following students for placing in the

Moore District Art Show!

Evan Todd        -          3D II took 1st place

Brooklynn McCain   -  Pre AP Honorable metnion

Madi Echols       -         3D I 3rd place


Now accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year for NASA officers! Please come by Mrs. Jackson’s room N211 to pick up an application. Interviews will take place the week of May 1-5. NASA (Native American Student Association) club focuses on Native American culture awareness and is open to any 9th-12th grade Southmoore student.  NASA participates in cultural activities, community service, and SHS functions throughout the school year.


ATTENTION Seniors:  Please stop by the library and show us your college acceptance letter (or a picture of it on your phone) and we will make you a banner for the “College-Bound SaberCats” wall.  We’ll make a banner for every acceptance letter you receive.



Parents and Students, due to the cost of printing Progress Reports, and in an effort to save money and time in the classroom, we are only going to be printing select dates this year. The dates are listed below when Progress Reports will be POSTED on the Portal.

Next progress report for 2016-2017 school year: May 12


Transcripts are available in the registrar’s office. You may purchase them or have them submitted electronically to Oklahoma Colleges. They are a legal document and do require you to sign a release. If you are applying for an out of state college, you must purchase a hard copy ($.25 each). We cannot submit an electronic copy to out of state schools. Even if you sign a release at that school and they tell you they will request one, you must still come to the Registrar’s office and sign up.

Football will begin selling their SaberCards next week

The following students competed at State Vocal Solo/Ensemble Contest held last Friday at OBU.  They represented Southmoore extremely well.

Superior Ratings

Harmony Dewees, Gianna Cregnolini, Destiny Barnett, Noah Nichols, Daniel Stoops, Sarah Townley, Sara Benab, Hunter Bowers, Rachel Ryker, Sam Cox, Presley Chandler, Men’s duet #2 (Tim Keith & Sam Cox), Mixed Duets #7 (Destiny Barnett/Collin Higgins), #6 (Sara Benab/Calvin Ryan), #1 (Harmony Dewees/Noah Nichols) and #3 (Presley Chandler/Sam Cox); Women’s Duet #1 (Harmony Dewees/Presley Chandler); Chamber mixed, men’s, & women’s large ensembles, Women’s Chorale large ensemble and  Concert men’s medium ensemble.

Excellent Ratings

Collin Higgins, Allison Erhardt, Taylor Worsham, Women’s duets #4 (Rachel Ryker/Isabell Aldana) and #2 (Courtney Bohanon/Ellie Bledsoe), Women’s Trios #1 & 2 and the Concert mixed large ensemble.



Donations needed for the Senior Picnic.  If you can donate individual packages of chips or cookies, please bring to the SHS main office before May 16.  Your help is greatly appreciated!!!



Crest with Torch and LeavesSouthmoore

Senior Class 2017Informational Letter

As the 2017 graduating class from Southmoore High School, you have a great amount of responsibility and honor.  Not only will you be participating in “once-in-a-lifetime” activities, but you will also be building upon the standard by which all future Senior Classes will be measured.  There will be several Senior activities that will make memories to last your lifetime. We want you to participate in as many activities as you can.  You have worked many years for this moment, so please remember to use good judgment at all times.  Any inappropriate behavior could jeopardize you getting to graduate.  We hope that all Seniors will do their part to continue the finest traditions as the leaders of Southmoore SaberCats.


Dress Code

Please be aware that inappropriate dress at any of the activities will result in you not being allowed to participate in that activity and NO refunds will be given.  Senior dress at all senior events must comply with all dress codes and school rules as set forth in the Student Handbook as well as this handout.  If you question your attire for an upcoming event, you should ask a principal or a Senior Class Sponsor before the event takes place. 



If you have any questions concerning senior activities, contact the Senior Principal or one of the Senior Sponsors.

Julia Black (

Senior Principal – Main office

Bill Garner (

Room S204

Whitney Green (

Room S209

David Hanneman ( Room S205


All Senior activities are official school activities.  Any student in violation of law or school policy can be suspended and/or turned over to the police, may face possible legal charges, and will have his/her diploma held pending disciplinary action.  Violations include, but are not limited to: alcohol, drugs, fireworks, etc.  Students who attempt to disrupt graduation will have their diplomas held and be subject to school discipline.  As stated in your student handbook, no student lacking more than one unit of credit will be allowed to go through commencement exercises.


Tickets for all Senior activities require a cash purchaseChecks will not be accepted.  All deadlines will be strictly followed.  A photo ID is required for admission into the Senior activities and Prom.


Scholarship Assembly

Monday, May 8, 2017 during 6th hour

Southmoore Auditorium

This is an assembly honoring those students who have received scholarships.  All students receiving scholarships should attend as well as their parents and friends who would like to honor them.  It is important that you inform your counselor if you have received a scholarship and plan to attend.


Awards Night

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Southmoore Auditorium

This is an evening honoring those students who have received academic awards.  All students receiving awards should attend as well as their parents and friends who would like to honor them.   


Senior Picnic

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11:15 AM at Southmoore.

Senior Picnic is one of the last chances for the seniors to get together in a casual atmosphere.  Yearbooks will be distributed at this time!  PTSA will serve a free hamburger meal!



Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Crossroads Church (8901 S. Shields Blvd OKC) 

Baccalaureate is an optional service asking for blessings upon our graduating seniors.   It is conducted by the Moore Ministerial Alliance.  You wear your graduation gown for Baccalaureate.  You do not wear the cap or other regalia.  Gentlemen are required to wear a dress shirt, dress pants and a tie.  Ladies are required to wear a dress and the white collar provided with their gown.  All students must wear dress shoes.  No backless shoes will be allowed.


Graduation Practices


SEATS WILL BE ASSIGNED FOR GRADUATION AT PRACTICE. You must attend the practices if you plan to participate in the commencement ceremonies.   Both Baccalaureate and Graduation are optional, but if you choose to participate, you must attend the practices.  Any exceptions require administrative approval.


Graduation Practice #1

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 9:30 AM

Moore H. S. Gym

Parking is limited and you are encouraged to carpool.

Senior Breakfast

Friday, May 26, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

First Baptist Church Moore - 301 NE 27th Street, Moore


COST: To be announced (CASH ONLY)  Tickets will be on sale May 16 – 18 before school and at lunch in the Cafeteria Commons.

The dress code for Senior Breakfast will be announced when you purchase your tickets.  Students failing to meet dress code will not be admitted and no refund will be given.  Senior Breakfast is for members of the Southmoore Senior Class ONLY. Parents, underclassmen and students from other schools may not attend.

Graduation Practice #2

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Moore H. S. Gym

Parking is limited and you are encouraged to carpool.


Senior Final Exams

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 – Hours 1, 3, 5

Thursday, May 25, 2017 – Hours 2, 4, 6

Hour 0 - Optional to teacher




Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM @ Cox Convention Center


Seniors are to be in place no later than 8:15 AM with their cap and gown. 


Name Announcement - A piece of paper will be provided at graduation for you to write your name on.  Write your name the way you would like it pronounced as you cross the stage to receive your diploma cover.  Inappropriate names or language on your name card will result in you receiving the diploma cover without your name having been read.  Remember, you have worked many years for this moment.  Do not do anything to embarrass your family or jeopardize this public recognition of your effort.

Dress - Gentlemen are required to wear a dress shirt, dress pants and a tie.  Ladies are required to wear a dress.  All students must wear dress shoes.  No sandals, flip-flops, backless shoes or tennis shoes will be allowed.  Ladies must have the white collar provided with the gown attached to the gown before graduation in order to participate.  You are to wear the cap that goes with the gown.  The tassel should be worn on the right side of the cap.  No other items may be attached to the cap.  You may want to bring bobby pins to secure your cap.  Only school approved regalia may be worn on the gown.  Students failing to meet dress code will not be allowed to participate.

Diplomas & Grade Pick-Up

Diplomas and Report Cards will be available at Southmoore beginning on TBAOnly the Senior or his/her parents may pick up the diploma.  All fines, charges, and obligations must have been paid before the diploma will be awarded.

Seniors may sign up for a transcript when they pick up their diploma (transcripts must be pre-paid @ 25 cents per copy).  Transcripts may be picked up starting the TBA.


Students:  Have questions about life after high school?  Sign up to see your Career Specialists in the Counseling Center!


From the Counseling Center:

Small Group Counseling is available for all students 9th -12th grade. Coping with Emotions, Managing Stress & Anxiety, Creating Confidence, and Grief. Contact Mrs. Katherine Papera or your student’s individual counselor if you have any questions or would like a consent form.

Peer Tutoring available on Tuesday and Thursday’s in the library. Students eat lunch for the first 15 minutes then come to the library for help. Students need to sign up in the counseling center before they show up. Students bring the work they need help with on the day of tutoring. Tutoring can be set up for additional days if needed. Contact Mrs. Katherine Papera for more details.

A Food Pantry at SHS is available to assist students who need additional assistance meeting nutritional needs over the weekend.

Contact your student’s individual counselor for more details.



Southmoore High School Basic Info

Southmoore High School

2901 South Santa Fe

Moore OK 73160

Main Phone # (405) 735-4900; Fax # (405) 735-4992