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Welcome to Southwood Elementary 

We, the staff of Southwood Elementary School, in partnership with the community, will provide an environment to enhance growth academically, socially, physically, and emotionally, according to the individual needs of all students. We will measure observable growth in those areas to develop future responsible citizens and to promote the desire for life long learning.


We Believe:

  • A child's education must utilize and involve families and the entire community.
  • Each student can learn and is entitled to a comprehensive, quality education that reflects the expectations and needs of society.
  • Every student should be given opportunities to reach his/her fullest potential in the mastery of skills and content.
  • In fostering an appreciation of diversity and providing a curriculum that affirms diversity.
  • In providing a safe and secure environment for each student and staff member.
  • In providing an equitable curriculum which includes a variety of environments and instructional methods.
  • In evaluating the mastery of essential skills and content through a variety of assessments.
  • A positive attitude of the school community toward learning is a result of pride, respect and responsibility for self, others, and the environment.

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Fathers, Bring-Your-Child-To-School Day

Fathers, Bring-Your-Child-To-School Day”

October 24, 2014

 Dads (or other significant male role model) bring their elementary-aged

children to school.  The school arranges and provides breakfast for the Dads and children.  An assigned, professional athlete gives a short, uplifting message to the Dads.  Dads visit their children’s classrooms if possible.

 

Morning Timeline:

8:15                      Dads and children begin to arrive at school

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 8:15-8:40            Breakfast is served

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8:40                      Official welcome and instructions given by principal

8:45                       Children report to playground

8:50-9:05            Uplifting message

9:05-9:15              Dads are encouraged to visit classrooms



 Professional Athletes and Building Assignments

Bowen                            Corey Alston - New York Jets WR

                              Buster Mathis- Professional Boxer

 

Brookwood                    Reggie Jordan- Los Angeles Lakers G

                                       Vincent Jennings- Professional Boxer

  

Challenger         Mateen Cleaves- Detroit Pistons G

                            Grand Rapids Drive- Detroit Pistons D-League

 

      

Discovery            Aaron Bailey - Indianapolis Colts WR

                              Anthony Kimbrell- CFL QB- Western Michigan

 

 

Endeavor              Reuben Riley - Carolina Panthers OT

 

        

Explorer                Carlton Brewster - Cleveland Browns WR

 

 

Glenwood          Kevin Clemens - Jacksonville Jaguars RB

                            Jordan Shimell- Professional Boxing Champion

 

 

Meadowlawn         Colin Christopher- University of Indiana LB

                                  Terrance Shaw- Grand Rapids Fusion F

 

 

Southwood              Brian Dickey- University of Michigan QB

                                   Pete Trammell- Lansing Capitals G/F

 

 Townline                 Thomas Kelley - Michigan State Spartans G

Student Handbook 2014-15