3.3 Update from Principal Goss

Posted May 19, 2023

Dear Denver South Students and Families,

Our DPS Screening Team is planning to visit South on March 21 – 23 to provide our state mandated health screenings for our 9th graders. This year we will be screening students in all mandated grades (ECE, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th). Students will have the opportunity to receive a vision, hearing and oral health screening.

You must notify your school nurse directly should you wish to REFUSE/OPT OUT of any of the free screenings for your student. 

Nurse Sara Worley can be reached at (720) 423-6102 or sara_worley@dpsk12.net

We would also like to highlight our students and their accomplishments these past few weeks. 

Congratulations to Hayden Ferrandino for winning the DCPA playwriting competition out of 179 students across the state of Colorado.  Her play will be performed at the DCPA playwriting summit.

This past weekend DECA traveled to compete in state competitions. Congrats to Graham Goodson, Sophie Ratana, Ella Draper, and Eva Shapiro for qualifying for nationals. 

For the past 11 years, Denver South has brought in war veterans to share their stories with our students. Click here to read more about the event. 

Parents, please remind your students to bring their charged chromebooks to school everyday. We do not have extras to supply students.

Have a great weekend.

Go Ravens

We are Denver South


Principal Goss

Please check our website for the most current information.

Upcoming Dates
March 10-17 Wish Week
March 16th-19th Spring Musical (Auditorium)

March 21st: Band Concert 7:00 PM (Auditorium)

Counseling Department

On March 16th during seminar, an officer from The Denver Police Department will be visiting South High School with her therapy dog, Shelby to offer students social and emotional support.  Students who have expressed interest will meet with officer Teresa and therapy dog Shelby in the counseling office.  Please contact Stephanie Brazinsky with questions.  

RMACAC Spring College Fair

Free and open to the public, RMACAC fairs connect you with colleges and universities in one convenient location.

The fair will take place on Sunday, March 5, 2023 from 1:00p – 3:30p at Cherokee Trail High School (25901 E Arapahoe Rd, Aurora, CO 80016).  Students can park at either parking lot, but the lower lot by the athletic fields will be on the same level as the fair. 

Students: Register in advance with StriveScan by completing a quick form. After you sign up, StriveScan will send a barcode via text message and email. At the college fair, present your barcode to college representatives to receive more information about that college. The next day, you will receive an email with a report of all of the colleges and representatives you met, along with their contact information and social media profiles.


The DSF Scholarship application is now open! Apply on the DSF website or visit the Future Center for more info! Not sure if you qualify? You must meet the following requirements to receive a scholarship:

๐Ÿ‘‰ Attend a DPS High School for all years you’ve lived in Colorado.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Graduate from a DPS High School with at least a 2.0 GPA.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Demonstrate financial need with a final Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $16,640 or less.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Complete the FAFSA, CASFA, or other financial aid application as required by your college.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Complete any additional financial aid requirements as determined by your collegeโ€™s financial aid office by July 15.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Complete all steps needed to qualify for Colorado in-state tuition or state aid.

The DSF Scholarship Application can be found at https://denverscholarship.org/students-alumni/dsf-scholarship/

Activities at South 

The next jazz band performance is on Tuesday, March 7th at 7:00 pm.  This concert will take place in your living room, car, or wherever you happen to be, because the Denver South Jazz Band will be playing LIVE on 89.3 KUVO radio!  Please tune in to hear a spectacular show!

Design Practicum class and Be A Good Person

The Design Practicum partnered with the local company, Be A Good Person. The entire South staff and student body had the opportunity to vote on the winning design.

Now you can purchase the winning shirt! Buying a shirt will raise money towards a benefit that the students from the class selected for our school. Their goal is to have more outdoor places to sit to enjoy our beautiful campus.

Shirts will be available for pre-order for a limited time only starting March 6th. 

Click here for more information  

Newcomers Stories Through Art

Have you ever wanted to hear our Newcomers’ stories to better understand what they have gone through to adjust to life in the United States? 

A local professional artist, Dona Laurita, has spent the past several months tirelessly interviewing and photographing our students and two of our language interpreters, Malika and Rana Azad, to create this amazing art exhibit. The opening night is March 

11th, and there are many other opportunities to visit. 

Athletics at South 

Link to Purchase Individual Tickets

PTSA Meeting – NEW DATE **Wednesday, March 15th at 6:30pm**

South Career Center, Rm 114A

We will vote in new board members for the 2023-24 school year.  The Counseling Department will also give us an overview of student academic support followed by Q & A.  We hope youโ€™ll meet us on March 15th!!

Ravens Gear School Store

The PTSA would like to officially launch a mobile School Store at South.  Selling Ravens gear is great for our school spirit, it helps continue to support the rebranding of South and it’s fun!  Running a school store is a bit like running a small business.  You have ordering, inventory management, pricing, marketing, sales, volunteer/”employeeโ€ management, operational process, and financials.  It is an amazing opportunity for high school students to see first-hand how to run a business!  They will then be able to share these experiences in college essays or job applications.  We have parent volunteers who will purchase merchandise, but for the store to be successful, we need more parent and student help (especially organizing and selling gear).  If any parent is interested, contact:  Danielle Vitale, PTSA President at dvitale@adobe.com or ptsadenversouth@gmail.com.

Prom & After Prom UPDATE

The date for prom has been set…Saturday, May 6th from 8-11pm.  After Prom will be at Dave & Busters from 11pm-2am.  There will be food, games and lots of fun!

Sign up HERE to receive PTSA weekly emails. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram or our Website.  Questions?  Email us at ptsadenversouth@gmail.com.

Giving Grocery The Denver South Giving Grocery is open to students after school every Thursday in Room 141.  The Giving Grocery provides free groceries, including fresh produce, meat, milk, cereal, and personal care items to South students. No registration is required, and all students are welcome!