January 26, 2023
Hello Warrior Family,
I would like to formally welcome you to the start of second semester. This is a critical time to make sure that you have refined your routines for academic excellence. I always encourage students to have empowering thoughts of change when they enter a new semester. Closing a chapter of your high school journey is a reminder that you are transitioning towards adulthood and your choices matter.
If you had a very successful first semester and achieved your goals that you set, I want to encourage to stay focused. Please continue to enhance your skills and develop strategies to continue your success. If you struggled first semester, I want you to take a moment of self-reflection to hold yourself accountable for the poor choices that impacted your academic performance.
It’s hard to believe that February is right around the corner. I’m looking forward to our next virtual parent meeting on February 7th. Our main focus will be to inform you about the scheduling process and how to take advantage of different opportunities here at Southfield A&T.
Have a wonderful weekend. See you soon.
Parent Reported Absences
Yearbooks are now available for the purchase cost of $70. They can be ordered online at yearbookordercenter.com. The school code is 20632. No extra books will be available for purchase. If you want a yearbook you must order it. Students can also see Mrs. Butler in the O-House Annex (Old Counseling Center) to purchase a yearbook as well. Cash or money order only.
Senior Quotes and Baby Pictures in Yearbook
Attention Seniors! Senior Quotes and Baby pictures are now being accepted through the Google form that was sent to your email. Please pay attention to the deadline of February 17, 2023. The form will be closed on that date.
Senior Updates - Class of 2023
Tentative Prom Date: May 19, 2023 at the Meridian in Farmington
Graduation Date: June 9th at 10:00 am at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre
Senior Dues are $175 payable in room B201 or School Store
Final Payment February 11, 2023
Payments may be made via:
Electronic Payments/Credit Card Payments can be made at the Warriors Den
Senior Dues includes the following:
Customized Cap & Gown
Personalized Lawn Sign
School to Work
School to Work for select students will begin on 01/31/2023. Students assigned to Tuesdays will begin on 01/31/2023. Students assigned to Thursdays will begin on 02/02/2023. School to Work will meet in B-200 from 2:40- 4:00 pm. Parents can pick up students at the front entrance of the building.
Is your student a highly motivated 9th-grader? Wolverine Pathways is hosting two virtual informational sessions to learn more about the Wolverine Pathways program.
The 2023 applications are now open and you are cordially invited to attend a virtual informational session!
The virtual informational session dates are:
- Monday, January 30, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, February 7, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Please RSVP for the session(s) at this link.
Deadline to RSVP: 1/31/2023
The application deadline is February 24th, 2023.
Lawrence Technological University - Summer Camps
February is CTE Month!
Did you know...
- 94.9% of high school students enrolled in a CTE program graduated last year. That’s compared to Michigan’s graduation rate of 80.5%.
- CTE offers students hands-on training that can be applied to real-world, in-demand education, training and career pathways.
Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology offers students state-approved CTE programs in Business Management, Finance, Digital Multimedia, Firefighting/EMT, Culinary Arts, Marketing, and Radio/TV Production. There is also a career-focused education program in Engineering and Robotics. Students wishing to enroll in one of the above programs can use the QR code below to sign up for the 2023-24 school year.
CareerWRITE Essay Contest
- For students in grades 3-12 - CareerWRITE Essay Contest. This is the 2nd year in a row that our Oakland Schools Career Readiness Department is organizing this content. Prizes for winning essays and sponsor teacher!
Registration closes on January 27th for the next session of Saturday School. Please reach out to your student's counselor with any questions.
Oakland Schools Technical Campus
Hello 10th and 11th Graders:
Do you want to get a head start on your career? Do you desire cutting-edge, hands-on learning? Do you want to graduate from high school with industry certifications, on-the-job experiences, business connections and college credits? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the OSTC program might be for you!
If you are interested in applying for OSTC for the 2023-2024 school year, you can apply now at www.ostconline.com and select "apply now" on the homepage. You can also explore the website for more information about all that OSTC has to offer! All applications must be submitted by March 1st!
See the attached flyer for OSTC's After School Program Exploration opportunity! (for 10th graders only) Transportation must be provided by the student. If you are interested in signing up for this Showcase, here are the links to register:
After School Exploration:
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
OSTC is also having an Open House for 10th and 11th grade students:
OSTC Open House
Thursday, January 26, 2023
5:00 PM-7:30 PM
5055 Delemere Street
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Scholastic Art Competition Winners!!
This competition is like the Oscars for high school art and is the longest running and most prestigious creative arts competition in the nation. This portion of the awards was for all of Southeast Michigan and included ALL schools, private and public, in Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne County. The competition has three placements, Gold, Silver and Honorable Mention. It is a huge accomplishment for any student to get accepted, at any level, as the competition is fierce!
Morgan entered a portfolio of 6 pieces centered around the theme of a young extra-terrestrial who lands in a new world titled "New Home" as well as two individual pieces. She received an Honorable Mention for her entire portfolio. She worked in pen and ink.
Raiden entered a portfolio centered on the theme, "Anime Studies: Rapper Transitions" where he used his favorite rappers as inspiration for fictitious anime album covers. He worked in digital art and also received Honorable Mention for his entire portfolio and one of his individual pieces.
Jaylin's digital photography portfolios centered on the themes, "High School Jocks" and "In Da Streets" where he photographed life from a student perspective on these topics.
Warrior Art students have entered the 2023 National Walgreens Expressions Art Challenge. Topics could include; gender identity, social media, cyber bullying, self esteem, dating/relationships, mental health, gun violence, drug abuse, COVID19.
Please vote (one vote per day is allowed) for one of our fantastic students! The top prize is $2,000.00!!!
Angelica Burks - Senior
Camari Edge - Senior
Mikale Farr - Senior
Madison Shelby - Senior
Devin Broadnax - Senior
Marlon Carter - Senior
Meriah Christian - Senior
Kennedi Modock - Junior
M'Kynzi McLendon - Junior
Kendall Clark - Senior
Leela Fox - Sophomore
Reagan Robinson - Junior
Mrs. Dudley's class wrote Free Verse Poems Entitled "Where I'm From". This poem is from Taylor Copeland.
Attending Warrior Sporting Events
For the safety and security of fans attending home sporting events, the following process will be followed:
***All fans will be checked by a handheld
***No School ID/MI Star NO ENTRY!
***NO Ski mask (Shall not be visible at any
***No purses (small handheld clutches
Service Support Link
Please continue to use the service support link below so we can better assist you.
If you have a counseling emergency, someone will contact you as soon as possible.
Service Support Link: https://forms.gle/1FheMqhAemdJwLz46
Social Emotional Learning
Research supports that Social Emotional Learning makes a difference. When there is an intentional focus, a positive impact on academic performance, mental wellness, healthy relationships and more can be observed.
These are 5 myths associated with SEL:
Myth # 1: Social-emotional learning only teaches kids about feelings.
Myth #2: Social-emotional skills aren't as important as “hard skills.”
Myth #3: Kids learn social-emotional skills automatically.
Myth #4: There's only one way to teach SEL.
College and Career Center - Room D201, Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Ms. Danyale Dockery, College Advisor, ext. 108978, email@example.com
Ms. Kathy Williams, Career Development Facilitator, ext. 104332, firstname.lastname@example.org
are eager to help students with their college and career goals. Some of the services they provide are:
College and Majors Research
College Representatives Visits
Career Readiness Advising
Career Focus Education
Career and Technical Education
Pathful Connect and Xello
Field Trips, Job Shadows
Resume Writing and Interviewing