|Welcome to Southwood Elementary! We are looking forward to a great year in 2014-2015. These are exciting and challenging times for our school. We are adding a new grade level to our building and will house Kindergarten through 6th grade. The administration and staff has been working diligently to provide the best possible, up-to-date education for our students and prepare them for the years ahead. Southwood has a great tradition of success and our expectations continue to grow. You will notice a few staffing changes for this year with the addition of the 6th grade. This will also be my 1st year at Southwood as well. I’m a big believer that you can accomplish anything in life when you have the right “Attitude and Effort”. We intend to assist students in achieving a strong desire for learning and in the development of self-worth. To accomplish these goals we make specific demands of our students. These are what we call the “Knight Way”: Respect, Responsibility, and Safety. Students are expected to conduct themselves the “Knight Way” at all times.
Southwood is YOUR school and its success is largely determined by the amount of pride, dedication, and interest you take in your school. I also believe in family and we are asking everyone to be a part of our school family. Parents play a vital part in the educational process of their sons or daughters and you are needed. Their success relies heavily upon parental/guardian support and contact. To assist us, we ask the cooperation of parents in promoting the expression of positive educational attitudes at home-realizing that what is learned and practiced at home is carried over into the school setting and can be invaluable in our working with young students. There are also times that we could use parental volunteers to help us out. Through our combined efforts, we trust that ALL students will experience a successful and rewarding school year. It is our goal that students will leave our building with the essential skills to be successful at their next educational experience. We want them to learn and grow everyday, and achieve the “Knight Way”.
Thank you, in advance, for all you do and will do to contribute to the success of our school and our students. The staff is excited for a wonderful school year with many great educational experiences. Feel free to stop by and say Hi and meet all of our wonderful staff. I look forward to seeing you soon! -Chris Kuhn