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August 21 Announcements

Our theme for this 50th Anniversary school year is from Philippians 4:8.

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LISTEN TO SPRINGWOOD FOOTBALL…LIVE

You can go to wrla1490.com or you can click the link below.

 

 

 

Help us cheer on the Wildcats!!!


SCHOOL YEARBOOK PICTURES

 

 

 

 

K4-6TH GRADE:  Tuesday, August 27

7TH-11TH GRADE:  Wednesday, August 28


FOR SCHOOL INFORMATION/EVENTS

For school information or events, check our our Facebook page, the Blog that is sent our every Monday, Wednesday and Friday or the school website calendar.  These areas have the most updated information.

 

Click image to open the Springwood School Facebook page.

 

 

Go to our school website www.springwoodschool.com.   Scroll to the bottom of the home page.  In the “UPDATES” section, click on “Springwood Blog”.  Once the page opens up, you will see the Subscribe image on the right hand side.  Click “Subscribe Now” and follow the instructions.

 

 

Click image to open the Springwood calendar. The calendar is located on our school website www.springwoodschool.com.

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 General Announcements Comments Off on August 21 Announcements

August 19 Announcements

HAD A GREAT TIME FRIDAY NIGHT A THE EXTRAVAGANZA

Springwood School kicked off its 50th year by beating the heat with ice cream and introducing our cheerleaders and football players.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SPANISH SCAVENGER HUNT

Comienza este viernes por la mañana con un poco de diversión! Mrs. Miller’s Spanish II class had to practice their Spanish speaking skills in order to complete the scavenger hunt Friday morning!

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PARENT/STUDENT GIRLS SOCCER MEETING

 

 

There will be a meeting for parents and female students in grades 6-12 who would like to play soccer.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 20 at 6pm in the FAC.

Please mark your calendars.

 

 


SCHOOL YEARBOOK PICTURES

 

K4-6TH GRADE:  Tuesday, August 27

7TH-11TH GRADE:  Wednesday, August 28


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, August 19th, 2019 General Announcements Comments Off on August 19 Announcements

August 16 Announcements

TIME CHANGE….

The Extravaganza will begin at 8:00pm!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PARENT/STUDENT GIRLS SOCCER MEETING

 

 

There will be a meeting for parents and female students in grades 6-12 who would like to play soccer.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 20 at 6pm in the FAC.

Please mark your calendars.

 

 


BAND MEETING FOR 5TH AND 6TH GRADE PARENTS

 

There will be a Parent/Student Band Meeting for Grades 5 & 6 on September 9 at 4:15pm in the Fine Arts Center. A representative will be there to discuss purchase/lease options for band instruments.

Please mark your calendars.

 

 

 


SCHOOL YEARBOOK PICTURES

 

K4-6TH GRADE:  Tuesday, August 27

7TH-11TH GRADE:  Wednesday, August 28

 


Philippians 4:8

“…keep your thoughts on whatever is right or deserves praise:

things that are true, honorable, pure, or commendable.”

 

Friday, August 16th, 2019 General Announcements Comments Off on August 16 Announcements

August 14 Announcements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


🍦🍦**UPDATE…TIME CHANGE**🍦🍦
The Extravaganza will begin at 8:00pm!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2019 SENIOR RETREAT

TEAMWORK makes the DREAM WORK!! The Class of 2020 spent this past weekend at Camp Pine Eden in Hamilton, Georgia for their Senior Retreat. The seniors spent time bonding, creating goals for this school year, and participating in fun exercises ultimately designed to bring them closer as a class. After the retreat, seniors debriefed their parents on the goals they set for this school year and what legacy they planned on leaving behind.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE
August 13, 2019
Springwood School Announces Mrs. Lisa Ciampi-Sampson as the New Girls Basketball Coach

 

Mrs. Lisa Ciampi-Sampson is a 1991 graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration-Marketing. At Auburn, Lisa was on the women’s basketball team for her father, Coach Joe Ciampi. The Auburn teams she played on reached the final game of the NCAA final four 3 of the 4 years she competed.

Coach Sampson has continued to be involved in the game of basketball through coaching both on the high school level as well as the travel ball circuit. Lisa coached an AAU girl’s team in Birmingham for 5 years starting with the group in the 7th grade through the 11th grade. Eight of the twelve players received college scholarships.

She is currently the president of the Auburn Raptors basketball organization where she manages 11 teams, both boys and girls. Lisa is married to Kirk Sampson and proud parents of Hayes (10th grade) and Jake (9th grade).

Springwood Athletic Director, John Gartmen, enthusiastically said, “We are very excited to have Lisa Ciampi-Sampson leading the girls basketball program at Springwood School. She brings a wealth of experience and is a highly respected coach.”

Springwood Head of School, Lowrie McCown said, “We are thrilled to have Coach Sampson become the next leg in the rich tradition of basketball excellence in our women’s program. To have such qualified and experienced basketball leadership for our girls is such a windfall to the continued whole-life development of our student athletes.”


PRESS RELEASE
Springwood School welcomes Dylan and Kristen Moore as International House Parents

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Springwood welcomes Dylan and Kristen Moore as new House Parents at the Springwood International House.
Dylan Moore holds a Bachelors of Arts in Music from Point University and is pursuing his Masters of Arts in Theology online at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is married to his wife of three years, Kristen Moore. Kristen recently graduated from Point University where she obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Biblical Studies with a minor in Counseling.
While at Point University, Dylan was the first drum major of Point’s Marching band and then served as visual staff for Point’s marching band. He previously has served as a worship and music leader at a local church before taking on this role of House Parent. While at Point University, Kristen served as the Marching Skyhawk’s Drum Major as well as on visual staff. Kristen also served as the student director of Signature voices. Some of Dylan’s favorite hobbies are playing guitar/singing, painting, and reading. In Kristen’s spare time she enjoys playing the flute, singing, reading and cooking.
Mrs. Ann Hixon, Director of the International Student Program at Springwood School said “We are excited to have Dylan and Kristen Moore as House Parents in the Springwood International House. House Parents have an integral role in our program and become like family members to the students who are living far away from their own families in their home countries. This year we have residential students from China, South Korea, Vietnam, and the United Kingdom. I believe the Moores will work diligently to create a structured, caring, family-like atmosphere for our international residential students and we are very happy to have them serving as House Parents.”
Dylan commented “I have felt a calling towards this position and we are fully committed to ensuring that the students have a safe and enriching educational experience at Springwood School. Kristen added, “We are excited to pour into the lives of Springwood School’s international students!”


Philippians 4:8

“…keep your thoughts on whatever is right or deserves praise:

things that are true, honorable, pure, or commendable.”

 

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 General Announcements Comments Off on August 14 Announcements

August 12 Announcements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


JOIN US FOR THE KICK-OFF EXTRAVAGANZA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


NEW FACULTY AND STAFF AT SPRINGWOOD 

Springwood welcomes our new faculty and staff members; Lowrie McCown, Don and Valery Jackson, Dylan and Kristen Moore, and Ty Galliher. Mr. McCown is Springwood’s new Head of School and will be leading Springwood in it’s 50th year of education. Don Jackson will be teaching math and Dr. Valery Jackson will be teaching English. Dylan and Kristen Moore are the new Residential House Parentsand Ty Galliher the resident coordinator at Springwood International . We are so excited to have them at Springwood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SGA BACK TO SCHOOL 50TH ANNIVERSARY SHIRTS

You can ALWAYS use another t-shirt! Order this 50th Year Back To School T-shirt TODAY!
💥Checks payable to Springwood School 💥

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Philippians 4:8

“…keep your thoughts on whatever is right or deserves praise:

things that are true, honorable, pure, or commendable.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, August 12th, 2019 General Announcements Comments Off on August 12 Announcements

July 30 Announcements

WE NEED YOUR MEMORABILIA…..

Calling all you Springwood graduates-We would love to borrow any memorabilia from your days at Springwood. We want to have some of these items displayed for Open House on Tuesday, August 6. Bring anything you are willing to loan to us; we will take good care and return all items to you. Please spread this around to all your friends. Please share!

Check out Mrs. Ward in her 1970 Springwood Cheer Uniform.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


50th ANNIVERSARY BACK TO SCHOOL SHIRTS….ORDER NOW

 

 

Get your 50th Anniversary Shirts now!

Deadline is Friday, August 16

Cost: $18

 

CLICK HERE for order form

 

 


IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

Tuesday, August 6

Orientation and Open House:  K4-6th Grade:  5:30pm-7:00pm        7th-12th Grades:  7:00pm-8:30pm

Wednesday, August 7

Prayer Walk 9:00am-10:00am

Thursday, August 8: 

First Day of School

Senior/Parent Walk 7:45am-8:45am

Friday, August 9-Saturday, August 10

Senior Retreat


NEW SCHOOL YEAR PACKET COMING SOON

The new school year information packet will be in the mail soon.  It will also be emailed.  Keep a look out for it.



Philippians 4:8

…keep your thoughts on whatever is right or deserves praise:

things that are true, honorable, pure, or commendable.”

 

 

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 General Announcements Comments Off on July 30 Announcements

July 23 Announcements

AISA ANNOUNCES SPRINGWOOD SCHOOL
AS AISA’S CLASS 2A PRESIDENT’S AWARD WINNER
FOR 2018-2019

Montgomery, AL – The Alabama Independent School Association is pleased to announce that Springwood School is the recipient of the AISA President’s Award for the 2018-2019 school year. The President’s Award was established by the AISA for the specific purpose of recognizing member schools that achieve academic excellence during the school year and it is awarded to only one school per academic classification, which are based on student enrollment.

The criteria for winning the AISA President’s Award includes achievement in all areas of school excellence such as: academic achievement, professional development, extra-curricular involvement, school improvement and other activities that celebrate excellence in education. In addition, this award also serves as a symbol of recognition to the individuals who have given unselfishly of their time to serve as President to the Alabama Independent School Association.

The AISA has been steadfast in its efforts since 1970 to maintain an organization of independently operated non-public schools that are rich in diversity, committed to academic excellence, and deeply concerned about the growth and development of students. The association’s goal is to provide quality educational services and programs that ultimately serve to enrich the educational experiences of the students within its member schools.

Springwood Head of School, Mr. Lowrie McCown stated, “Springwood School enters its 50th year being recognized as a top independent school in Alabama by winning the President’s award for the 4th time in the past five years. This award is a testament to the commitment to high performance of our faculty and students!”


50th ANNIVERSARY BACK TO SCHOOL SHIRTS….ORDER NOW

 

 

Get your 50th Anniversary Shirts now!

Deadline is Friday, August 16

Cost: $18

 

CLICK HERE for order form

 

 


IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

Tuesday, August 6

Orientation and Open House:  K4-6th Grade:  5:30pm-7:00pm        7th-12th Grades:  7:00-8:30pm

Wednesday, August 7

Prayer Walk 9:00am-10:00am

Thursday, August 8: 

First Day of School

Senior/Parent Walk 7:45am-8:45am

Friday, August 9-Saturday, August 10

Senior Retreat


 

 

 

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July 16 Blog

CVEF NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENT

The Chattahoochee Valley Educational Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to introduce Springwood School’s new Head of School, Lowrie McCown. At the conclusion of a thorough search process, Mr. McCown was unanimously voted as the next Head of School, effective July 8, 2019.


When the Transition Team embarked on this search in the spring, it was determined that the ideal candidate must possess a strong knowledge of educational best practices for a K-12 independent school while also being a proven leader who has the skills to unite diverse groups of teachers, coaches, students, and parents. In addition, the Transition Team was searching for a candidate who exhibited strong Christian values and showed a passion for preparing students to be lifelong learners. The Board is confident that a leader of this caliber has been found in Mr. McCown.


Mr. McCown’s most recent educational experience includes seven years as the Associate Head of School in one of Atlanta’s most respected independent schools, King’s Ridge Christian School (KRCS). KRCS, co-founded by former Braves player John Smoltz, is an academically focused private school that grew from 620 to 850 students under the leadership of Mr. McCown. His experience in an independent school setting, with an emphasis on academic excellence and extra-curricular enrichment, is a perfect match with Springwood’s mission.
Tom Oswalt, CVEF Board Chair, states “Springwood has a reputation as being an academically strong institution with students ranking well above the national ACT averages. The Board is eager for Mr. McCown to continue to strengthen our mission as a college preparatory school providing a quality education in a nurturing environment, focusing on mind, body, and spirit.”


Prior to KRCS, Mr. McCown was the International Executive Director and Senior Vice President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He was involved in launching the first international division of the FCA and founded the training program 360 Sports, which has trained over 10,000 leaders from 60 different countries. Mr. McCown’s teaching methods and leadership style have afforded him opportunities to lecture at schools, universities, and conferences across the globe.


Dr. Jim Donovan, Education Department Chair at Point University, states, “I congratulate the Board of Springwood School for the selection of Mr. Lowrie McCown as the new Head of School. I have known Lowrie for the last 9 years and have seen the result of his superlative leadership at King’s Ridge Christian School. I am excited about not only the future of Springwood but for the possible enhanced partnership with Point and our students.”


Lowrie and his wife Randi have four grown children: Taylor, Nathan, Hannah, and Zach. The McCowns are blessed to have two daughters-in-law, Caitlyn and Kellie, and one son-in-law, Cody, who have added seven grandchildren to their family in the last 5 years.
Mr. McCown will be joining Springwood School as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary this coming school year. Springwood sits on a beautifully wooded 47-acre campus with six instructional buildings, a large football field, modern baseball and softball fields, and a recently renovated gymnasium. Its location near the state line in Lanett, Alabama allows Springwood to serve students from several surrounding communities in both Alabama and Georgia. In addition, Springwood has recently added an International Residential Program. More information can be found at www.springwoodschool.com .


Mr. McCown will be working with the current Head of School, Mr. Rick Johnson, during the summer to ensure a smooth transition into the next school year. Springwood has enjoyed a rich heritage of strong leadership and is pleased to welcome Mr. McCown to this legacy of blessing the future generation of leaders.


SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS

 

 

 

School supply Lists are on the school website.  Click on the image for a shortcut.

 

See you soon!

 

 


LOOKING FOR HOST FAMILIES

Educatius is looking for host homes for International students arriving for school at Springwood in August. Educatius has added a Host Family Placement Bonus of $500 payable the first month. Contact Robbye Smith, local coordinator to find out more information. The Educatius students pay their own expenses and host families earn a monthly stipend.

Robbye Smith: robbye.educatius@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SPRINGWOOD FACEBOOK PAGE

Make sure to check out our Facebook page.  Lots of interesting news.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 General Announcements Comments Off on July 16 Blog

June 25 Summer Blog

DON’T FORGET YOUR SUMMER READING

 

 

 

 

Summer reading is on the school website under Academics!

 

 


SPRINGWOOD CONTINUES TO BUZZ DURING THE SUMMER

SOFTBALL CAMP

High fives and big smiles were seen at last week’s summer softball camp, taught by Head Softball Coach Galen Smith🥎🥎

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BASEBALL CAMP

Just a few pictures from last week’s summer baseball camp, taught by Head Baseball Coach David Strickland!⚾️⚾️

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


HAPPY SUMMER…SEE YOU SOON!

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 General Announcements Comments Off on June 25 Summer Blog

June 18 Summer Blog

HEADMASTER’S MESSAGE

Overall, we had a very busy but productive finish to our school year. We trust the summer has started well for each one of our Springwood families.

The CVEF Board of Trustees was involved in a planning retreat in early June. Additionally, our faculty and administrative team had productive post-planning days. We continue to work through the details of concluding the 2018-19 year but also the excitement of preparing for a great year in 2019-20…the 50th year of Springwood School. We are always striving to improve the school and I believe this will occur again.

Our campus remains busy as teams are working out for the fall season and, this week, the baseball and softball camps are being conducted. Additionally, we’ve already had two other camps. Next week, the Springwood cheer teams will be traveling to Troy University for their summer camp. We also will host the Challenger Soccer camp.

We remain at a good pace with enrollment. Please share within your circle of influence the good news about Springwood. It is still important to remember to promote our school. Many of you use Facebook and other social media platforms… please share information from the official Springwood School facebook page. We hear often from many, that Springwood is the best kept secret in the area…let’s change that this year! Please check the website for summer reading information and be looking for back-to-school packets in mid-July.

Wherever your summer travels take you…please be safe.


SUMMER READING

 

 

 

 

Summer reading is on the school website under Academics!

 

 


A LOT OF ON CAMPUS ACTIVITIES THIS SUMMER

Some camps have completed for the summer.  We’ve had lots of fun!

ART AND THEATRE SUMMER CAMP

BASEBALL SUMMER CAMP

BASKETBALL SUMMER CAMP

BRITISH SOCCER SUMMER CAMP

CHALLENGER INTERNATIONAL SOCCER SUMMER CAMP

CHEER SUMMER CLINIC (Rising 1st-6th Girls)

FOOTBALL SUMMER CAMP

SOFTBALL SUMMER CAMP


 

 

 

 

 

 

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