Southwood Academy of the Arts

April 29th - May 6th

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Southwood Students De-Stress After Testing

Southwood students can't be "all work and no play" during standardized tests. These are some photos of students de-stressing after testing.
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Yearbook Applications for Rising 8th Graders

Are you currently in the 7th grade and would like to work on the yearbook staff? If so, please read the application information below and then fill in the online Google form. (The link for the online Google form is available in the document below.) For more information, email Mr. Powell.

Friday Students Taped Mr. Smith & Mr. Chamblee to the Wall!

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Important Testing Dates

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

Please do not schedule appointments on these days.

May 11th - Science PASS

May 12th - Social Studies PASS

May 17th - Algebra I EOC

May 18th - English I EOC

Student Chromebooks will need to charge and bring their Chromebooks for these testing days.

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Thank you to Parent Monitors!

Thank you, Parent Monitors! You were so helpful during the SC Ready testing this past week. If you would like to volunteer for our SC PASS testing Wednesday, May 11th or Thursday, May 12th, please contact Ms. Doolittle.

Hanna Athletic News

Before-school and after-school weight training will be canceled Tuesday, May 3rd - Friday, May 6th. The regular weight training schedule will resume Monday, May 9th.

Beta Club News

If you plan to volunteer at the Chick-Fil-A race Saturday:

Confirm with Miss Paradis.

Wear your Beta Club or Southwood shirt. They may have volunteer shirts for you.

Be at Grady's by 7:00 am.

Make sure you have a ride coming to get you by 11 am.

Check to see if you have Miss P's number and she has yours.

TL Hanna Rising 9th Grader Class T-Shirt Competition

It is time once again for the class T-shirt competition for rising Hanna ninth graders. Creative and artistic students need to create a T-shirt design for the class of 2020. All entries are due by Friday, May 6th. Mrs. Monroe will accept designs and registration forms. Each school winner will receive a free T-shirt. The overall winner will receive a free T-shirt, a free game day T-shirt, and $20! The overall winner will be announced on Monday, May 16th during freshman orientation.

For more information, open the contest flyer below.

Band and Orchestra Solo and Ensemble

Band Solo and Ensemble Results are in!

6th grade

Superior Rating - Solos - Tyree E, Madeline H, Jackson C

Superior Rating - Mixed Trio - Garrett D, Tyree E, Madeline H

7th grade

Superior Rating - Mixed Quartet - Sabrina C, Abi D, Ayrika F, Azianna J

Excellent Rating - Saxophone Duet - Ayrika F, Jackie P

Excellent Rating - Mixed Trio - Zane O, Jacob R, Jackie P

8th grade

Superior Rating - Mixed Trio - Nathan A, Ryan M, Amarieon M

Excellent Rating - Mixed Quartet - Corey A, Nathan A, Ryan M, Amarieon M

Orchestra Solo and Ensemble will be at Palmetto High School Friday, April 29 - Saturday, April 30. Below you can see a couple of videos of strings students performing in front of MM Friday!

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!

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Chalk Art Registration is due by Wednesday, May 11th

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.

PTO Volunteer Opportunities

The PTO needs volunteers for its Spring Fling Friday, May 20th. The PTO will be sponsoring a lunch for the students. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Lagena Fant.

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.