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South High School

150 Jedwood Place, Valley Stream, NY 11581
School Main Office Phone: (516) 791-0300

Principal: Maureen Henry 
Assistant Principals: Kara Feigenbaum, Jacquelin Allen


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A Message from South's Principal - Maureen Henry

I, along with the South High School community, welcome you to our website.  I encourage you to use it as a resource throughout the school year.  Our building, which encompasses students from grades 7 through 12, focuses on bringing out the very best in each student both academically and through a variety of extra-curricular activities. I urge each student to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities there are to challenge themselves to reach new heights.Nat Character  I am confident that as a school community we can accomplish much together this school year.
South High School is committed to a school environment that promotes personal growth, good citizenship and service to others.  South’s motto “small acts of kindness make a big difference” motivates all of the South community to share their time, talent and energy to provide service to others both here at South and in our community.  Wherever our students are – learning in the classroom, acting on the stage, or playing on the field – they are models of respect for all they come in contact with.  Our caring teachers are dedicated to providing all the help that each of their students requires to reach their potential.

I strongly promote the use of the extra help sessions that are provided on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.  I hope that students and their parents participate in all of the activities whether it be sports, the performing arts, or the special events that happen at South High School throughout the year.  I encourage every student to challenge themselves to accomplish more this year both academically and by participation in community service activities!

I wish each of you a successful and exciting school year!


South High School’s Ricky Vargas Takes Top Art Award

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Valley Stream South High School senior Ricky Vargas is among the top four honorees in the Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at the Heckscher Museum of Art. The prestigious competition received 387 entries from 56 high schools across Suffolk and Nassau Counties. The juried selection narrowed the field down to 84 impressive works currently featured in the Museum. Ricky received the Celebrate Achievement Best in Show Award for his graphite pencil/charcoal drawing, “Restraining Hatred.”

South Supports the Memory Project

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The South High School Chapter of the National Art Honor Society recently participated in The Memory Project. The Memory Project is a non-profit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, and extreme poverty.

The intent of the portraits is to help the children feel valued and important, to know that people care about their well-being, and to act as meaningful pieces of personal history in their future. For the art students, this is meant to be an opportunity to creatively practice kindness and global awareness.
Members of the South Art Honor Society under the direction of advisors Roseann Valletti and Ed Lee, created over 50 portraits for Ukrainian children. The children will be receiving their portrait in the near future and will share with us a video presentation that event.

Thursday, April 27, 2017