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 HS Soccer Team Shows Exemplary Sportsmanship

Congratulations to Valley Stream South High School’s Boys Varsity Soccer Team for receiving the Nassau County Sportsmanship Award from the Nassau County Soccer Coaches Association!

South’s Magazine Makes Positive Impression

For the fourth consecutive year, South High School’s literary art magazine, Trials of Society, was awarded a rating of Excellent from the National Council of Teachers of English. The publication also earned a second place ranking from the American Scholastic Press Association.  

South’s Literary Magazine Club meets under the direction of teacher Lorene Bossong. Participants learn all about magazine publishing, from editing to layout design.  The publication is comprised of students’ written pieces as well as artwork.

South High School Artist Ricky Vargas Awarded

Vargas Awarded
Valley Stream South High School senior Ricky Vargas is one of only three  talented Long Island students to earn a Juror’s Award in the Advanced Visions 13: High School Artists of Excellence competition. He will be formally honored by the LIU Post Art Department at an awards ceremony on Jan. 25.

The Advanced Visions 13: High School Artists of Excellence exhibit is currently being showcased in the Student Art League Gallery at LIU Post through Jan. 25. It features the work of high school students enrolled in advanced art programs. The Juror’s Award is presented for outstanding artistic achievement in the areas of development of concept, method and form.  

Ricky’s winning graphite piece is titled, “Restraining Hatred.” He has earned numerous achievements in the arts throughout his high school years, including an Award of Excellence in the Art League of Long Island’s Go APE event, selection to the Heckscher Museum’s “Long Island’s Best” Exhibit, a second place award in the Congressional High School Art Competition and a first place award in the Port Washington Art Guild.

Saturday, February 25, 2017