Historically, South has been well-known for low student involvement and lackluster school spirit. This year, however, students have become more connected with school-organized activities. In October, attendance at Homecoming was higher than ever before, following a week of increased engagement in themed activities. Additionally, more than 600 students attended Winter Formal in February, breaking yet another record for the highest student turnout at that dance. Whether it is due to a change in format of the pep assemblies or an increased effort in publicizing spirit weeks, student involvement within the school has grown significantly this year.