Complete your required start of school paperwork online through the SIS Parent Portal.
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This year Special School District has adopted a new process for completing registration paperwork required for new and returning students and their families. This year paperwork for South Technical High School will be submitted online using our Parent Portal through Tyler SIS. If you have not used the Parent Portal before for Special School District or have forgotten your username or password, Parents and Guardians please complete the Parent Portal Access Form at www.southtechnical.org/Portal to receive your username and password.
Step by step directions for Online Registration can be found here. Even if you have completed this paperwork for your sending district (Mehlville, Rockwood, Parkway, etc.) we still need parents to complete this paperwork for Tech. In addition to Online Registration, the Parent Portal allows parents and guardians access to their student’s attendance record, class schedule, school schedule, and lunch balance.
- Online Registration should only take 10-15 minutes to complete.
- Registration does not have to be completed in one sitting. Your progress is saved as you go.
- The Parent Portal works on most internet enabled devices including desktops, laptops, tablets, and Smart Phones.
The web address for the Parent Portal is https://sdm.sisk12.com/ssd360.
South Tech honored students during our annual Tops at Tech Banquet on Thursday, April 27th at Andre’s West in Fenton, Missouri. Each instructor selected one student to represent their major based on their performance, dedication, and enthusiasm. Families joined their students and teachers for the evening event, hosted by principal Jacob Lohse. Award recipients were:
- Electronics & Robotics – Anthony Truong, Lindbergh, Missouri Institute of Science and Technology
- Precision Machining – Caleb Harter, Home School, Western Kentucky University
- Welding – Harrison Dye, Eureka, Missouri Welding Institute
- MAKES – Alex Bird, Webster Groves, Continuing Studies at South Tech
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & GRAPHICS
- Graphic Design – Tristan Kottemann, Affton, St. Louis Community College
- Cisco Networking Academy – Maxxwell Diebold, Maplewood-Richmond Heights, Southeast Missouri State
- Web & Computer Programming – Maxwell Buckel, Oakville, Missouri Institute of Science and Technology
- Carpentry – Barrett Province, Parkway South, St. Louis Community College
- Electrical Trades – Sean Goody, Mehlville, Beginning Career in Field
- HVAC – Ethan Portray, Home School, Ranken Technical College
- General Construction – Connor Lange, Mehlville, Apprenticeship with Hamtil Construction
- Construction Methods & Materials – Thomas Williams, Eureka, Considering Trade Schools and Employment
- Cosmetology – Madison Kuennen, Lindbergh, Continuing Studies at South Tech
- Cosmetology – Allison Lawton, Lindbergh, Fontbonne University
- Culinary Arts – Julie Evers, Lindbergh, St. Louis Community College
- Culinary Arts – Sierra Plummer, Valley Park, St. Louis Community College
- Early Childhood Education – Abby Hobold, Mehlville, Truman State University
MEDICAL & ANIMAL SERVICES
- Dental Sciences – Inna Solomakhina, Marquette, St. Louis Community College
- Health Sciences – Alexandra Heveroh, Oakville, Bradley University
- Health Sciences – Morgan Harter, Home School, Southeast Missouri State
- Pharmacy Sciences – Lakelus Corbin, Kirkwood, St. Louis Community College
- Pre-Professional Health Sciences Academy – MacKenna Morgan, St. Louis Community College and continued work as a PCT at St. Louis Children’s Hospital
- Veterinary Assistant – Joseph Vanlieshout, Oakville, St. Louis Community College
- Veterinary Assistant – Alexis Koch, Mehlville, St. Louis Community College
- Emergency Medical Technician – Chase Rogers, Marquette, University of Southern Florida
- Firefighting – Austin Menning, Oakville, Continuing Studies at South Tech
- Law Enforcement – Ethan Morris, Mehlville, University of Missouri – St. Louis
- Auto Body – Branden Speckman, Parkway South, Plans to open his own business
- Auto Technology – Anthony Howell, Mehlville, Ranken Technical College
- Auto Technology – Eric VonFeldt, Rockwood Summit, State Technical College
- Motorcycle & Small Engine Tech – Brian Rolwes, Marquette, Beginning Career in Field
South Tech also recognized outstanding staff members during the event. Sally DiFani, College and Career counselor and SkillsUSA Co-Lead Sponsor was awarded teacher of the year for the second time since joining our staff. And our new Attendance Secretary, Sarah McManus, earned the staff member of the year award.
North and South Tech students who participate in the Ameren Skilled Craft Education Program recently toured the company’s downtown headquarters. The visit in one of many opportunities these students are given as they learn about exciting and rewarding careers within our local utility industry.
The day at Ameren began with a kick-off chat and breakfast snacks hosted by Vanessa Jones, Ameren’s Manager of Human Resources (HR) Service and Employee Relations, followed by a generous welcome from Ameren President, Michael Moehn.
Students then toured the Emergency Operations Center, an impressive room which houses the full network of power supply in the Ameren service region. The center is used daily to isolate incidents and ensure limited impact to Ameren customers when outages arise. Students also learned about the various ways in which Ameren powers their plants using coal, solar, wind, and hydro energy. Tours continued with a visit to the roof to see 3 types of solar panels with which Ameren tests power supply as a consumer. Because using solar power can be challenging in the Midwest, Ameren uses these panels to gauge effective practices of solar power generation integration. Finally, students visited an Ameren substation near headquarters where they watched a demonstration of the gear and equipment used to keep Ameren workers safe.
During a lunch provided to students, Jim Williams, Senior Director of Power Operations, shared his thoughts on why the program is so important to Ameren and took questions from the students about the job opportunities within the division. Senior HR Services Client Consultant Jessica Godwin said the purpose of the event and talks is to help students see that the utility industry is an interesting and rapidly changing one. She feels the program’s mission is to give students a good feeling about how to go about joining the Ameren workforce. Ms. Godwin assists the Skilled Craft Program along with fellow HR Consultant Curtrena Turner.
The visit concluded with a power line demonstration, a viewing of solar vehicles, a power transmission demonstration by Supervising Engineer Terry Grass, and a Q&A session with Ms. Jones, Gary Weisenborn, Director of Power Operations Technical Training, and Ray Simms, the Skilled Craft Education Program Coordinator.
The Ameren program was launched in 2007 as a partnership between the Power Generation division of Ameren and North and South Technical High Schools. Recognizing the excellent career and technical education (CTE) offerings at Tech and the growing need for skilled craft workers, Ameren mentors groups of students annually in the Electrical Trades, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, Welding, Precision Machining, General Construction, and Carpentry majors to prepare them for potential employment.
The program immerses students into the many professions that make up the labor force of Ameren’s power plants. Students are guided by seasoned pros, get hands on experience with the tools and equipment used daily, are taught interviewing and resume writing skills, and are tutored for the Ameren pre-employment exam. Students are recommended by their CTE instructor to participate in the Ameren program based on superior performance in the classroom. In addition to the tour of Ameren HQ, students will also visit and tour one of Ameren’s power plants later in April.
Since the program began, 56 North and South Technical High School students have been hired by Ameren. The utility company offers generous tuition reimbursement, apprenticeship opportunities, and other opportunities for advancement. Entry-level laborers earn an average of $50,000 per year.
To learn more about the opportunities provided to students at Tech, call 314-989-7400 to reach South Tech and 314-989-7600 to reach North Tech.