Southern Garrett

High School

Welcome to Southern Garrett High School

Southern Garrett High School, the largest educational facility in predominately rural Garrett County, Maryland, strives to provide students with a variety of educational experiences to meet their individual needs. By providing successful school experiences, we prepare students to become life-long learners. We challenge students to strive for personal excellence and responsible citizenship as they develop intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically.


Thank you, Gregg's Pharmacy, our business partner for January.


JROTC Spaghetti Dinner 
JROTC is holding a take out Spaghetti dinner on Thursday, January 19th. Dinners are $7.00 each in room 4120, through the front door lobby. Purchases help support the Southern Garrett JROTC program throughout the year. To purchase a meal, contact 
CTE Exploration 
During the week of Jan 23rd through the 26th, students will have the opportunity to explore the different career and technical programs offered at Southern High School. During RAMS period, students will be given the chance to visit these classrooms. Students may visit a different area each day or spend multiple days in the same class. In order to participate students must sign up with the teacher they wish to visit the week of Jan 16th through the 20th. The following programs will be offered: Building trades with Mr. Bowser Computer Science and Robotics with Ms. Krisher and Mr. Trautwein Nursing with Ms. Strosnider Auto mechanics with Mr. Powers Machine tool and Manufacturing with Mr. Roth Engineering and Design with Mr. Pyle Biomedical studies with Ms. Marks Culinary Arts with Mr. Scardina Agriculture with Ms. Frantz Engineering software with Mr. Ford Accounting with Ms. Wilson Web Design and Desktop Publishing with Ms. Zumpano Again, students interested in these areas need to sign up with the appropriate teacher by January 20th.
Winterfest Royalty
The town of Oakland is sponsoring a royalty court during the 2017 Winterfest.  There will be a king and queen and winnters will receive a savings bond.  For more information and to apply, download the application. Deadline is February 13. 
School Play Auditions
Auditions for RIPCORD, the spring play, will be held on Thursday, January 26th at 3:30pm on the stage. RIPCORD is a hilarious comedy about two elderly women who make a bet that can only end in disaster. Auditions are open to any student regardless of grade in school or stage experience. See Mrs. White to pick up audition material and sign up for an audition time slot.
Senior Surveys for the Senior Edition were distributed in advisory. Seniors who did not receive a senior survey, please pick one up in the attendance office or from Ms. Heather Savage in room 1231. Results from the survey will appear in the 2017 Senior Edition which will go on sale soon. If you have any questions about the senior wills, please see Ms.Savage for help.
Mrs. White is taking a group on a field trip to see Shakespeare's Hamlet at Garrett College performed by the National Players. This field trip is generously funded by Garrett Lake Arts Festival. If you would like a spot on the trip, which is January 26th, please come see Mrs. White right away. Again, this trip is to see Shakespeare's Hamlet performed at Garrett College. You must be academically eligible and have good attendance to sign up.

Report Card  View SGHS Report Card

Need Service Learning  Looking for places to complete service learning?  Go to the service learning page for more opportunities and locations to earn hours.  

Literary Magazine Seeks Student Submissions The staff of the school literary magazine, The Rampage, is seeking student short stories, artwork, photography and poetry.  Submit completed work to Mrs. Savage, Room 1231, or email

Gift Card and Clothing Sale Stop by Southern Garrett High School to see the hundreds of available restaurant and retail gift cards  for sale. The school receives a profit from the sale of the cards and a 20% discount is being offered on select gift cards for a limited time. Also, the school store is offering 25% off of all Ram clothing and gear for a limited time.  Please stop by the school any day between 9:00-2:00 pm to shop in the school store.

NEW SCHOOL STORE ITEMS:  The school store is now selling RAM braclet's necklaces and keychains. View new items here.  Stop by the main office for more information or to see items in person. 

After School Tutoring After school tutoring is available in the media center from 3:30-5:30 pmTuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week. On Tuesdays, Sara Shaffer tutors social studies. On Wednesdays, science teacher Erin Coffman and math teacher Megan Sgaggero alternate tutoring. English teachers Hollie Wund and Dan Graham alternate tutoring on Thursdays. However, any student can go to tutoring any night for a quiet place to study or use the computers.

Looking for Money for College?  Visit the SHS scholarship/financial page for more information on where to find money for college and to apply for scholarships. 

College Representatives Visiting Southern 
*Interested Seniors Should Sign up in guidance.