Weekly Communication 11.5

Posted November 8, 2021

Update from Principal Thomas

Dear Denver South Students and Families,

We hope you are all doing well. Denver Health School-Based Clinic is proud to offer the Pfizer COVID vaccine right here on the South campus.  Vaccines for 5-11 year olds were approved by the CDC on Nov 2nd.  Denver Health will be hosting a vaccination clinic on November 18th from 4:00 – 7pm and December 9th from 4:00 – 7pm here at South HS (More information to follow.) Here’s a link to find other sites to get your child vaccinated:  https://covid19.colorado.gov/kids-vaccines 

If you are interested in DPS students receiving COVID-19 testing or vaccination for 12-18 year olds, please call the Denver Health Pediatric Clinic at South to schedule an appointment 720-423-6260. As COVID numbers start to rise around the state, protecting our community is our priority. 

We will need a new crossing guard starting December 1st. If you or anyone you know is interested in working with our South community, please apply. This position is essential to the safety of our students. Please see the flyer below for information on how to apply. 

It’s an exciting time here at South,  not only inside the classroom, but also outside.  Please check out some examples below of our Ravens excelling in athletics and activities. 

You can access current and past communications, as well as other important information on our website

Have an excellent weekend!

Go Ravens!

We are Denver South!


Bobby Thomas

Principal, South High School

Upcoming Dates for 2021-2022 School Year: 

November 11- I Am Denver South Campaign (6p @Space Annex

November 15th Winter Sports Begin

November 16 8th Grade Showcase Night (previously 11/11)

November 22nd – 26th Fall Break

New This Week!

South High Student Theater proudly presents the film noir thriller D.O.A. next weekend. 

Performances are November 4, 5 and 6 at 7p.m. in the South High Auditorium. 

All tickets are $10 and go on sale at 6pm. Tickets are limited to the first 150 individuals and are on a first come, first serve basis. Once we reach 150 guests, there will be no one else admitted, per COVID-19 safety protocols. 

*Safety protocols require audience members to remain masked at all times, and to sit socially distanced from other patrons who are not in their party.* Our students are thrilled to be performing live theater again, and want everyone to be safe.

Join us for this fast-paced and exciting play in which a poisoned man races against the clock to solve his own murder before he dies!


We will need a new crossing guard starting December 1st. If you or anyone you know is interested in working with our South community, please apply. This position is essential to the safety of our students.

Click here for English Flyer 

Click here for Spanish Flyer



CONGRATS to our Ravens Performance Cheer Squad for winning the League Championship last night in All Girl Cheer! Our Game day Squad took 3rd overall! Way to bring it back home ravens! We are proud of you!



Our Volleyball squad has had an EPIC regular season boasting a 19-4 record overall! Easily one of the best volleyball seasons in our school’s history.  This success has earned us the opportunity to host a 5A Regional as the #12 overall seed in the 5A classification.  Come out and support Ravens Volleyball IN OUR HOUSE as we host #13 Fossil Ridge and #25 Rock Canyon this Saturday, November 6th! First 50 students get in for free!

11:00am #1 Denver South (12) v. #3 Rock Canyon (25)

1:00pm #2 Fossil Ridge  (13) v. #3 Rock Canyon

3:00pm #1 Denver South  v. #2 Fossil Ridge


CHSAA Regional Tournament Prices:

The first 50 students get in for free!

General Admission $9.00 

Students and Senior Citizen $8.00

*DPS Athletics stickers are not accepted for CHSAA events 

Online Ticket Spicket info: 5A Regional Online Tickets

*All tickets for this event will be purchased online – the link will be updated on this sheet and sent to teams – spectators can also access the link at the door

NFHS Live Stream: All tournament games will be live streamed   www.nfhsnetwork.com


Ravens Football has also had an amazing run this season with an 8-2 record overall.  We lost a tough final regular season game last Friday which changed our playoff picture a bit, but the good news is we earned the #17 seed in the 4A playoffs and will face off against #16 Mesa Ridge HS at C.A. Foster Stadium in CO Springs. We are familiar with Mesa as they were our first opponent of the season and this will undoubtedly be a GREAT game.  Come down to the Springs and support Ravens Football tomorrow night at 7pm!  


Last week our gymnastics team competed at Regionals and this year we have six gymnasts who have qualified for the 4A State Championships!  

Please congratulate: Taeyonna Johnson, Sarah Kubik,  Jhonte’ Noble, Gabriella O’Clair, Dahlia Gietka, and Kalista Mick

Our gymnasts will compete in Prelims tomorrow and hopefully earn their way to compete in Finals on Saturday at Thornton HS! 

Results from last week’s State Competitions

Boys Tennis 

A historic season for Boys Tennis as they captured our first DPS League Title since 1955!  They continued their great play into the 4A Regional Tournament bringing home hardware as a 4A Regional Runner up.  Jack Hale was a Regional Champion at #3 Singles as well as Gavin Fortney and Hank Leonard at #3 Doubles.  Then on to the 4A State Championships in Pueblo where we once again showed we belong amongst the top teams in the State placing 8th overall!  Rafa Wieland finished 3rd overall at #1 Singles and Gavin/Hank were 4th at #3 doubles – watch out for this squad next year too! 

Cross Country 

We ran with a passion this season and peaked at the right time! After a season of ups and downs with 1st place finishes at a number of meets during the season yet a somewhat disappointing finish at the league championships – both our boys and girls squads crushed it at their 4A Regional and qualified for State!  We hadn’t qualified both teams for the State Championship races in many, many years and they took advantage of the opportunity as they both placed higher than their seed with the Boys finishing at 15th and the Girls 16th overall!! Well done XC! 

Boys Soccer 

Although the boys had a disappointing result in their 5A Playoff game, losing to Rampart 3-0…they had an AMAZING season finishing with a 12-4 record overall.  We had not qualified for the State Playoffs for a number of years and the fact that we hosted a 1st round game is a great accomplishment.  This year’s young, talented squad has their sights set on even more success on the pitch next year and beyond!  

This has been an unprecedented Fall Season for Ravens Athletics and we’re not done yet! Please congratulate our student-athletes and coaches they are making us all PROUD to be Ravens! 


Rocket Launch!

The rocket club would like to extend an invitation to our rocket launch to anyone who would like to join us. Our Rocket Lab team will be going for a national  high school altitude record of over 30,000 ft. 

If you would like to join us for the launch we will be meeting around 11am at the Pawnee National Grasslands Northern Rocketry Club North site.

Come cheer us on as we attempt to set a national record! 

Mountain Bike Team

The South Mountain Bike team had a busy fall with competitions in Frisco, Eagle and Granby Ranch with a finale in Durango for the High School Colorado Cycling League State Championships. Way to go Ravens! Check out photos here!


ASCENT is a fifth year high school program that allows students to attend college full-time for one year after high school for free. Students attend a participating technical-, community-, or 4 year-college the year following graduation from high school.  To qualify, students must earn 12 college credits prior to graduating from high school.  We will host an ASCENT Info Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 18th during Seminar in the Future Center.  To attend, sign up at the link below.

More info – https://collegeandcareer.dpsk12.org/ascent/

Student sign up to attend Nov. 18 Info Meeting during Seminar: https://forms.gle/EkJD57fsTyT8aW1w5 

USC Bovard Flyer

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Giving Grocery

Giving Grocery is looking for Denver south parent volunteers to help out. Please reach out to abrahm5@msn.com if you are interested in volunteering. 


I AM DENVER SOUTH (IADS) CAMPAIGN! www.denversouthptsa.com

Join us for our Annual IADS Community Event for Parents, Friends, Faculty and Neighbors next Thursday!

Thursday, November 11 at 6pm

Space Annex, 95 South Cherokee Street, Denver, CO  80223 

Attend: Register for the FREE event (dinner provided from our friends at Little India):

Donate: a bottle of wine for the wine pull, drop off a bottle of $25+ bottle of wine at 818 S. Josephine 

Contribute:  Host a Buy-A-Share experience.  Examples of Buy-A-Share experiences: a Kentucky Derby party at your home, cruiser bike progressive dinner,  or hike with a teacher for a day.  To submit your idea please use this link:  Sign Up Here

These funds will continue to support teachers through up to $30,000 in individual mini-grants to support the school and every student through direct support of more than $30,000 to the four A’s (Academics, Arts, Athletics and Activities).  In addition, we are embarking on building a new community center this summer. – Ravens Landing!   See renderings and make your donation here:  https://www.denversouthptsa.com/fundraising

Recurring Information

Free RTD Passes for Denver Public School Students!

Youth between the ages of 13 – 18 who attend Denver Public Schools (DPS) and have a MY Denver Card can sign up for On MY Way! This is a youth transportation program provided by Denver’s Office of Children’s Affairs in which students can receive monthly RTD passes through their phones from October 1 – December 31, 2021.

Age: 13 – 18
Attending School: Denver Public Schools
Other: Must have a MY Denver Card (visit https://denvergov.org/mydenvercard) and a smartphone to access the mobile tickets.

1. Have your DPS student email* address ready.
2. Register here for On MY Way! (use DPS email).
3. Download RTD’s Mobile Ticket App and create an account (use DPS email).

* Participants must use their own DPS email address (i.e., siblings cannot use the same email).

Once your account is reviewed, monthly passes will be pushed to your RTD Mobile Ticket Wallet.


FOR QUESTIONS: mikhail.vafeades@denvergov.org

HBCU Virtual College Fair!  

November 17th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Are you interested in attending a Historically Black College or University?

Junior and Senior students and families can register for the virtual college fair here by November 15th.

Seniors: did you know you can apply to HBCUs for FREE?  See your Counselor for the code to apply using the Common Black College Application.  

Click here to view the flyer 

Gloves, Mittens, and Scarves Drive 

We are having a Gloves, Mittens, and Scarves Drive on Saturday, November 13th at Ellipse Park to benefit Denver South Giving Grocery. Click here to view the flyer!

Giving Grocery

If you and your family need extra groceries for the week, The Giving Grocery provides free groceries to South Families. For More information click here!