Southwood Academy of the Arts

May 6th - May 13th

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Spring Choir Concert

The spring choir concert was Thursday, May 5th at Anderson University. The high school chamber choir and the middle school choir performed. Above is a photo of Southwood Academy's middle school choir.

Brooklyn and Sara Warm Up for the Dance Recital

Spring Dance Recital

The Spring Dance Recital will be Friday, May 6th at 6:30 pm in the Calhoun Academy of the Arts auditorium. Dress rehearsal for the recital will be Thursday, May 5th 4:30-6:30 pm. Tickets are $5, $2 for students with IDs, and children 3 and under are free.

Mrs. Cloninger's 4th Period Made Channel One News

Channel One News has been highlighting teachers and their classes for Teacher Appreciation Week. Mrs. Cloninger's 4th period students made today's newscast (May 6th). If you would like to see it, the link for Channel One News is below!

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.

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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6th grade SS and ELA Friday Activities

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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.

Beta Club News

If you plan to volunteer for the Anderson School of Dance's events:

Sign up forms are on the Beta Club Google Classroom!

Wear your Beta Club or Southwood shirt.

ASD Rehearsal is Wednesday, May 11th 4:30-8:00 or whenever your room is empty.

ASD Recital is Thursday, May 12th & Friday, May 13th 6:30-9:00.


If you plan to volunteer for Stamp Out Hunger:

Miss Mahoney gave you an information sheet.

Wear your Beta Club or Southwood shirt.

Be at your post at 4:00 pm. Some will work at AIM, and some will work at the Post Office.

We may be done around 7:00 pm, but it may finish earlier.

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Chick-Fil- A Connector Race

Last weekend's Chick-Fil-A Connector Race was lots of fun for Beta Club volunteers and student / faculty runners! Taylor Grace, Avery, Amanda, Maddie, Jillian, Michael, Eve, Emily, Megan, Molly, Hunter, Aden, Patricia, Corey, Claire, Miss Paradis, and Mrs. Spencer volunteered for the event. Breelyn, Kiley, Austin, Scott, and Mr. Burdette ran in it. Scott came in 4th for the 5k, and Austin came in 2nd for the 5k. Way to go, Southwood Academy!

Westside Cheer Practice and Parent Meeting

The 2016-2017 Westside Varsity and JV Cheerleaders will have a practice on Tuesday, May 10th at 4 pm in the upstairs of the gym, and a parent meeting will be in the AV room at 5:30.

Orchestra Solo and Ensemble

Orchestra Solo and Ensemble Results are in!

Excellent rating - Trio - Emily H, Hannah W, Zoe A

Excellent rating - Duet - Lilli T, Quinton M

Excellent rating - Solo- Jared S

Superior rating - Solo- Hannah W

Superior rating - Solo- Ashley W (perfect score)

Superior rating - Solo- Patricia M

Superior rating - Solo- Lukas B

Superior rating - Solo- Lilli T

Superior rating - Solo Quinton M (perfect score)

Superior rating - Duet- Ashley W, Hannah W

Superior rating - Duet- Ashley W, Lilli T

Superior rating - Quartet- Emily T, Cassidy B, Emma C, Maddie C

Superior rating - Solo- Caleb B

Superior rating - Duet - Caleb B, Austin C

Superior rating - Duet - Carly W, Austin C

Superior rating - Solo - Carly W

Superior rating - Solo - Shamere R

Superior rating - Solo - Jada H

Superior rating - Duet - Bella p, Tori L

Superior rating - Solo - Robert C

Superior rating - Duet - Bella P, Bella T

Superior rating - Duet - Elisa V, Gabi L

Superior rating - Trio - Evan W, Max R, Robert C

Superior rating - Duet - Evan W, Robert C

Superior rating - Duet - Jolesiah B, Hannah A

Superior rating - Solo - Jolesiah B

Way to go, Southwood Academy strings students!

Spring Middle School Orchestra Concert

The spring middle school orchestra concert will be Tuesday, May 24th at 6:30 pm in the Southwood Academy cafeteria. There will be a BBQ dinner before the concert. Order forms for the dinner are available in the main office.
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Chalk Art Registration is due Wednesday, May 11th!

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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.

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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 kristinspencer@anderson5.net for future announcements.