Waukesha South High School
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|Waukesha South High School|
|Type||Public high school|
|Location||401 E. Roberta Ave,
Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA
|District||Waukesha School District|
|Colors||Red, White & Black|
|Mascot||Cardinal (Blackie the Blackshirt)|
Waukesha South High School is a high school located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States. It was opened in 1957 as a southern campus to Waukesha High School, then in downtown Waukesha. The downtown campus is now Central Campus Middle School.
Waukesha South is one of three schools whose students participate in C.O.R.E. 2062, a FIRST Robotics Team. The team won the Rookie All Star Award in 2007, the Wisconsin Regional (Milwaukee) in 2008, and the 10,000 Lakes Regional (Minneapolis) in 2010. In 2008, they also won the World Safety Award, the Wisconsin Regional Safety Award, the St. Louis Safety Award, the Entrepreneurship Award, the Website Award, in 2009 they won two Safety Awards, two Quality Awards, and an Animation Award.
The Academic Decathlon team took 3rd place in state competition in 2011 and was 1st among Division 1 schools.
Waukesha South's novice debate team placed seventh at state in 2010 and one of its members won Top Negative Speaker. South also had a Lincoln-Douglas debater qualify individually. The forensics team had all but one member qualify for state in 2011 and all achieved high honors.
In September 2011 South restarted Key Club. It is an avid volunteer group throughout the community with about 50 members. They have helped out with many charity events throughout the community including Apple Harvest Festival, Waukesha Artful Bowls, Minooka Mash, and Salvation Army bell ringing. As the school year progresses Waukesha South Key Club plans on having many more volunteer projects ahead.
South is a member of the Classic 8 Conference for most athletics. South's boys' swim team won the state championship in 2010 and placed second in 2011. The girls' swim team placed third at the state meet in 2009 and second in 2010. Both the boys' and girls' tennis teams were conference champions in the 2009-2010 school year, and the girls' team also won the honor in 2010-2011. The boys' basketball team reached the sectional semifinals in 2011, but fell to Germantown. Its dance team placed seventh at state in 2011.
Waukesha South's sports include:
- Basketball (boys and girls}
- Cross country (boys and girls)
- Dance team
- Diving (boys and girls)
- Gymnastics (co-op team with West and North)
- Ice hockey (boys and girls, co-op teams with North, West and Kettle Moraine (girls)
- Lacrosse (boys and girls, co-op team with West and North)
- Soccer (boys and girls)
- Swimming (boys and girls, co-op teams with CMH (boys) and Mukwonago (girls)
- Tennis (boys and girls)
- Track & field (boys and girls)
- Volleyball (boys and girls)
Waukesha South's Bands, the Waukesha South Blackshirt Bands, include Concert, Wind & Symphonic, Jazz, Marching, and several ensembles. The band curriculum focuses on music performance and music theory. The bands travel to local, domestic, and international venues. Locations have included Switzerland in 1974; New Orleans, Texas, and Florida in 2009; England, California, and Australia in 2011; and China in 2007.
- John Anderson, former Green Bay Packer and one-time sports announcer on Channel 6-Milwaukee, now FOX 6-Milwaukee
- Frank Caliendo, former MADtv star and impressionist
- Will Durst, political satirist and stand-up comic
- Morgan Hamm, Olympic Silver Medalist
- Paul Hamm, Olympic Gold Medalist
- Susan Hawk, TV show contestant on former Survivor: Borneo
- Jim Kerr, Olympic Tokyo 1964 Silver Medalist in modern pentathlon
- Erinn Lobdell, TV show contestant on former Survivor: Tocantins
- Mark Mallman, rock pianist
- Kurt Neumann, Sam Llanas, and Bob Griffin of BoDeans
- Nancy B. Schmitt, historian for Malvern, Pennsylvania
- Waukesha South High School
- Waukesha South Bands History
- Malvern, PA, Historical Commission books