Discovery Museum has been at the South School this week providing a series of science workshops for each grade. Here are pictures of the second grade presentation on solids, liquids, and gasses. Students used water, liquid nitrogen, and dry ice to learn about melting, freezing, evaporation, condensation, and even sublimation.
Elementary students have been taking part in fire safety assemblies at their schools. Thanks to Stoughton firefighter Jack Hussey from the Stoughton Fire Department for speaking to South School students!
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. David Fisher, retired South Elementary School principal, on November 5, 2022 at the age of 77. Dr. Fisher was the principal at the South School for 30 years until his retirement in 2004. As his obituary notes, during that time he helped guide the education and support the families of 5,000 children. After his retirement, he served on the Stoughton School Committee. He also helped establish an annual fundraiser for the food pantries in Stoughton. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and former South School colleagues and students. Dr. Fisher's obituary can be found here: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/bostonglobe/name/david-fisher-obituary?id=37013554.
The South School Sharks recently recognized the October S.H.A.R.K. Students of the Month. These students (pictured here) have consistently displayed the South School S.H.A.R.K. principles of being safe, hard working, accountable, respectful, and kind. Congratulations!
Take a look at some pictures from the South School's Walk to School Day! Great day for a walk!
The South School Sharks recognized the September S.H.A.R.K. Students of the Month at a special assembly. These students (pictured here) have consistently displayed the South School S.H.A.R.K. principles of being safe, hard working, accountable, respectful, and kind. Congratulations!
Third graders in Mrs. Johnson's class at the South School recently presented their "digital brown bag autobiographies." Students uploaded photos of five things that were special to them (people, pets, places, hobbies, favorite items, etc.) to share with their classmates so they could learn a little bit more about each other during the first month of school.
South School Kindergarten students had a great first day and are enjoying the start of the school year!
Second grade students in Mrs. DeMayo's class at the South School were given a challenge on the first day of school. They had to work together in small groups and stack cups to form a pyramid...but there was a twist - the cups spelled out a special message and had to be placed in a certain order. Take a look at the photos to see how each group did!
Here are some South School second graders enjoying outdoor recess on the first day of school! The weather was perfect outside!
Great to see some of our newest Sharks at the South School's Kindergarten Meet & Greet event!
Pictures from "High Five Friday" at the South School with Detective Barrett from the Stoughton Police Department!
South School students and staff recently gathered to watch a group of lucky students pie Principal Jake Dore and teachers Stephen Curley and Kevin Birnstill! This "pie in the face" event was a reward for the South meeting its Fun Run fundraising goal. More photos are posted here: https://www.facebook.com/752923291385797/posts/5449755198369226/
“Every-bunny” has an opinion and second graders at the South School shared theirs by letting us know if these objects were bunnies or donuts. Here are a couple of examples of what students thought on both sides of the debate…
Third graders at the South School are taking part in science enrichment activities with Drs. Bless and Pearl of Science & Engineering Education Development (SEED, Inc.). Here are photos of students learning about the life cycle of mealworms.
Here is a look at a recent band practice at the South School!
Here is a look at some nice artwork on display at the South School! Mrs. Anello's 2nd grade artists at the South recently learned about the Lunar New Year/Chinese New Year. Since 2022 is the Year of the Tiger, the students created a symmetrical tiger by folding a piece of white paper in half and drew "half" of the animal with oil pastel on one side of the paper. They folded the paper and rubbed the back of the paper so the oil pastel transferred to the other side creating a symmetrical image. Then students added some color with liquid watercolor paints. Finally, the students brainstormed about goals they had for this year and wrote those words around their tigers, with many choosing South School S.H.A.R.K. values - safe, hardworking, accountable, respectful, and kind.
Here is a picture of South School principal Jake Dore reading to preschool students at the Jones Early Childhood Center! In celebration of Read Across America, the Jones Early Childhood Center had special guest readers visit classrooms on March 1 and March 2.
The South School celebrated Read Across America Day on March 2 with a "Leaders are Readers" event where many SPS administrators/staff and community members visited classrooms and read to students throughout the day! Just some of the special guest readers are pictured here - Superintendent Raab; Deputy Superintendent Ford; School Committee Chair Sandra Groppi; SHS Principal Julie Miller; Officers Covino, Owens, Bonda and DeCelle from the Stoughton Police Department; SPD Deputy Chief Brian Holmes; former Gibbons School principal/South School Council member Lynne Jardin; Stoughton Public Library Children’s Librarian Amy Dean; South School Council Members Marguerite Mitchell and Melissa Lynch; South School PTO President Lori Jacques; SPS Media Relations Manager Jeffrey Pickette.
Here is the calendar for next school year (2022-2023): https://5il.co/16dgu