Southwood Academy of the Arts

April 8th - April 15th

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We had a great time in Washington DC!

7th Grade Science Frog Dissection

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Golden Harvest Results

The results of the Golden Harvest food drive are in! Calhoun Academy brought in the most (528 pounds of food)! Other schools that brought in over 300 pounds were Westside, Southwood Academy, and Centerville. This food drive will provide the equivalent of about 2,010 meals into our community. Way to go, Southwood and Anderson 5!

Teacher Training for Testing

Teachers, we will have testing technology training Tuesday, April 12th and testing policy training Tuesday, April 19th during grade level planning meetings.

Important Testing Dates

The following is a list of state-wide or school-wide testing dates.

Please do not schedule appointments on these days.

April 26th - SC Ready ELA 1

April 27th - SC Ready ELA 2

April 28th - SC Ready Math

May 11th - Science PASS

May 12th - Social Studies PASS

May 17th - Algebra I EOC

May 18th - English I EOC

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Spring Book Fair

The Online Book Fair is open now and closes Tuesday, April 19th! The school's book fair will be April 11th - 19th. The PTO is sponsoring an after-school shopping event Monday, April 11th 3:00-4:30 pm. This will be a great time to shop the fair with your students. All classes will visit the book fair during ELA classes on the following days: 7th grade - April 12th, 8th grade - April 13th, and 6th grade - April 14th! A link to more information and the online book fair is below.

During this book fair, there will be a table of gently used books available for a quarter to the All for Books box! So bring in your loose change!

2016 ELA & Math After-School Tutoring

Students will be invited to join ELA or math tutoring if they are in need of extra practice or assistance. If you would like your student to be part of after-school tutoring, please contact your student's teacher.

ELA tutoring will be on the following Mondays: April 11th, 18th, and 25th.

Math tutoring will be on the following Thursday: April 14th.

ELA and Math tutoring is 3:15-4:15 pm; prompt pick up is greatly appreciated!

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Choir State Festival in April

Southwood Academy's choral students will be attending the State Festival Thursday, April 14th. Students will depart around 10:00 am and will return by the end of the school day.

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PTO Spring Fling

The PTO needs volunteers for its Spring Fling. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Lagena Fant.

Chick-Fil-A Connect Race April 30th

Want to help our school win $1,000? All we have to do is sign up and run in the Chick-Fil-A Connect Race. The school with the most participation (students, staff, family, or friends) will be awarded $1,000! Southwood's code is southwood! Please visit this site to register. This code will also give you a 10% discount since you will be registering with our school group. The link and the flyer for more information are below! Let's do this!

Carowinds Trip May 19th

Middle School Band, Strings, and Chorus will take a trip to Carowinds on Thursday, May 19th! Please make sure all paperwork and payments have been submitted for this trip.

Southwood Academy of the Arts

Jamie Smith, Principal

Eric Chamblee, Associate Principal & Instructional Facilitator

Paula Doolittle, Guidance

Joshua Powell, Arts Lead Teacher

Cheri Gilbert, Secretary

Newsletter created and compiled by Kristin Spencer. Contact her at for future announcements.