Southwood Academy of the Arts

February 17th - 21st

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Check out our Students' Spirit!

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Here's Some Teacher Spirit!

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8th Grade Lunar Lander Project

Southwood Academy Talent Showcase

Auditions: Feb. 20th 4-5:30 pm in the Cafeteria

Performance: March 5th at 6 pm in the Performing Arts Center

Admission: Adults $5 Students $3 5 and under free

-Open to all middle school students

-Any talent, does not have to be art major

-Routines may not exceed 2 and a half minutes

-Groups may not be larger than 5 members

-Top 20 routines will be selected and must pay $5 entry fee

-Winning routine will win a $25 gift card

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8th Grade Field Trip to Camp Greenville

8th Grade will be attending Camp Greenville April 20th-22nd. The cost of the trip is $175.00. This includes lodging, bus travel, all meals and a wide range of activities. We are encouraging every student to attend if they are able. This will be a great opportunity for students to step out of their comfort zone and challenge themselves with fun activities in nature. For more information, contact Mr. Maeger. Trip information and the field trip permission form are below.

First deposit of $75.00 is due Monday, February 24th

Final payment of $100.00 is due Monday, March 30th

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Valentines are a Hit

The students enjoyed purchasing and receiving Valentines at school Friday! Thank you to the Student Government students and the STRIVE class for making this possible.

Spring Dance

SAA Student Government will be sponsoring the spring dance on Friday, February 21st from 3:15 until 4:30 pm. Admission is free. Concessions will be sold for $1 each. Students will be picked up from their regular dismissal zones.

Flu Reminder from Nurse Rosa

Flu season is here!

If your child has the following symptoms, please keep your child at home:

  • Fever of 100 degrees fahrenheit or higher with cough and/or sore throat.

  • Body aches

  • Chills

  • Headache

  • Runny nose/congestion


  • Fever greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit

Please remember that your child will not be allowed to return to school until they are fever free WITHOUT use of fever reducing medications for 24 hours. You may send either a handwritten note or a doctor’s excuse upon their return.

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Order a Yearbook

If you did not order a yearbook during registration, you may order one using this link. If you have questions, contact Mr. Powell or a yearbook staff member.
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SAA's Yearbook Wants to Include Your Photos

Use the ReplayIt App to upload pictures of what your student does outside of school. What does he/she participate in? What has he/she accomplished? Where has he/she gone?

Download the ReplayIt app from Google Play or the App Store, add Southwood Academy as the school, and upload your pictures to the ReplayIt app! For more information, use the link below.

Read 3 & Review 3 Luncheon

Students who participated in Read 3 & Review 3 will receive invitations to the luncheon very soon. The luncheon will be Tuesday, February 25th during the lunch periods. Students will get a pizza lunch with some extra treats! Students will get to vote for their favorite, pick out a few prizes, and see a sneak peek of next year's nominee list. Thank you to all of the students who participated!

Media Center Schedule

The Media Center is a busy place! If you aren't sure when your class is visiting, take a peek at the schedule below.

Monday, Feb. 17th - Teacher PD day - no school

Tuesday, Feb. 18th - Chess club, Newsletter club, Nickles circulation

Wednesday, Feb. 19th - Paradis argument presentation, 10:45-11:15 Scott

Thursday, Feb. 20th - Mundy circulation, Newsletter club lunch

Friday, Feb. 21st - Ross circulation, Media center luncheon invitations

Smile and Say Cheese!

This week, current newsletter staff members and all media center assistants will have their photos taken for the yearbook Thursday, February 20th!

Volleyball Interest Meeting for 8th Graders

There will be a brief meeting for 8th grade girls interested in playing volleyball Tuesday, February 18th during 7th & 8th grade lunch.

No School for Students on Monday, February 17th! Teacher PD Day!

2019-2020 District Calendar

The 2019-2020 district calendar is out! Feel free to print your own copy from the newsletter using the link below.

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.