Southwood Academy of the Arts
December 3rd - 7th
December 10- All County auditions after school
December 14- Mall performance during school
December 17- SAA Open House performance
December 18- Robert Anderson performance after school
December 19- School holiday performance
*December 6th RAMS concert starts at 6:30 pm. 8th grade strings students from SAA are asked to play this concert. Rehearsals start at 3:30 pm, or as soon as students can get there after school.
*The strings Winter Concert with band will be held on December 17 at 6 PM at Southwood. Students need to stay after school and rehearse that afternoon for the concert.
Visual Arts Awards
Congratulations to the 8th grade visual art students who participated in a recent exhibit at the Anderson Arts Center! Photos from the exhibit are above, and several Southwood Academy students received awards for their pieces.
3rd place 2D- Lily, Brieyln, Shatara
2nd place 2D- Corrine, Kate, Mark
2nd place 3D- Henley, Azariah, Abby
6th Grade Students Enjoy Book Club
Winter MAP testing
*Romaine lettuce has recently been recalled due to an outbreak of E. Coli. All of the Romaine lettuce has been disposed of, and the Southwood Academy cafeteria will not be serving Romaine lettuce until further notice.
*If students have a negative cafeteria balance, balances need to be paid.
Check out Southwood Academy's State Report Card!
PTO Fundraiser Item Distribution
Athletic Bus Information
In-coming 7th Grade Students Must Have T-DAP Vaccines
Students must get the T-DAP immunization BEFORE they begin the 7th grade! If the office has not received immunization documentation by the first day of school, students will not be able to start school. Please schedule an appointment early; the health department is only providing immunizations a few days a month.
After your student receives the immunization, please get the SC Department of Immunization record and turn it in to Robin Rosa as soon as possible. For more information, please email the Southwood Academy school nurse, Robin Rosa. The parent letter from SC DHEC is below.
Band - Monday
Strings - Tuesday
Visual Art - Wednesday
Dance and Drama - Thursday
Chorus - Friday
eLearning on Inclement Weather Days
The Chill meets every week Thursday morning in the Black Box Theater at 7:30 am.
Wyldlife meets every Tuesday at 7:07 at the Pointe Church in downtown Anderson. Wyldlife has an Instagram for more information. @southwoodwyldife on Instagram.
The newsletter club will meet Tuesday morning at 7:30 in the media center and during 8th grade lunch Thursday.
6th Grade Book Club
6th grade book club will meet in the media center during 6th grade lunch Wednesday! Bring your lunch and bring your book!
Bring in stocking stuffers for local kids in need: socks, lotion, candy, crackers, popcorn, bottled water, chips, and cookies. Please turn in to Paradis' room by Dec. 12. Sign up for the holiday party in Google Classroom.
6th Grade Book Club
Media Center News
The following classes have scheduled visits to the media center this week.
Monday - Scott during 2nd block
Tuesday - Nickles circulation
Wednesday - Mahoney circulation & 6th grade book club meeting during lunch
Thursday - Ross circulation
ACPL Winter Reading Challenge
Read 20 minutes for 25 days!
Register online beginning December 1.
Open to all: Listeners (0-5 years), Readers (6-12 years), Teens(13-18 years), Adults (18+).
3 Step Challenge:
1. Read - 20 minutes a day for 25 days between December 10 and January 7.
3. Complete - Submit all tracking online or turn in completed worksheets by January 9 to be eligible for prize drawings.
Prizes include certificates, toys, Wren Park skating vouchers, pizza party, RedBox ecards, and QT gas cards.
For more information, see Mrs. Spencer!
Feel free to answer a few questions on this holiday survey!
SC Governor's School Information
Anderson 5 Needs Bus Drivers
Each day Anderson School District Five transports nearly 6,000 students via bus to and from our schools. The goal of our transportation services department is to ensure that our students arrive to and from school safely and on time, but we need your help. Due to statewide bus driver shortages, the school district is offering a $500 referral incentive to any person who recommends a bus driver that is successfully employed a minimum of six months with Anderson Five. Our bus drivers earn the highest hourly rate in Anderson County, and max out at the highest rate in the Upstate. They are guaranteed a minimum of 30 hours per week, and they have no mandatory summer hours - but more importantly they play a critical role in our school system. Again, if someone you know is interested in serving their community while at the same time earning great benefits, please contact our office at 864-260-5000 ext. 10287.
Computer Science Education Week is December 3rd-9th
TL Hanna Softball Update
Softball Workouts for the month of December have been moved from TL Hanna to Duckworth. We will begin as close to 4 pm as possible. If you have questions or concerns, please email or call Coach Wesley. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Phone is 864.260.5110 EXT 85105.
Haley - Strings update
Cara - Band update
Anna - Choir update
Asia - Winter Guard news
Nevaeh & Elliott - Holiday survey
Southwood Academy of the Arts
Eric Chamblee, Associate Principal & Instructional Facilitator
Paula Doolittle, Guidance
Joshua Powell, Arts Lead Teacher
Cheri Gilbert, Secretary