Southwood Academy of the Arts

March 18th - 25th

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Spring is here!

Jada H - Cory White Diversity Award Recipient

Jada was recognized as an Anderson County Cory White Diversity Award recipient Thursday, March 17th at the Anderson Civic Center. She was accompanied by her parents, grandmother, Mr. Chamblee, and Mr. Smith. Congratulations, Jada!

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Washington D.C. Trip March 23rd-26th

Students will be leaving from Southwood Academy at 8:00 am on Wednesday, March 23rd! A packing list, an itinerary, Remind 101 instructions, and all sorts of information is listed in the presentation below. We are going to have a great time! Students will return to Southwood Academy around 6:30 pm on Saturday, March 26th!

Teachers, Don't Forget Grades will be due Monday, March 21st!

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6th-8th grade band performed Monday, March 14th

7th Grade Skits 3/14/16

7th Grade Drama Skits

Above you can watch some of the video footage of the 7th grade drama performance on March 14th. Sorry, a few skits are not included because I was laughing, which made the camera shake :)

Arduino in Mrs. McDowell's Class

Spring Break is March 26th - April 3rd!

District-Wide Power Down

There will be a district-wide power down for maintenance during spring break. This means that Anderson 5 devices will not function as usual Sunday, March 27th - Friday, April 1st. Internet access, network access, phones, and email will not function during this time.

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 opens Tuesday, April 5th 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!

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: March 21st, April 4th, April 11th, April 18th, and April 25th.

Math tutoring will be on the following Thursdays: April 7th and April 14th.

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

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Congratulations, Mrs. Small and Family!

Her son, Daschle Grant Small was born March 17th! He is a St. Patrick's Day baby!

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Choir State Festival in April

Southwood Academy's choral students will be attending the State Festival 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

Mark your calendars for the Southwood Academy Spring Fling Saturday, April 23rd 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. More information will be available this spring. 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.