March 22 Announcements


Congratulations to Our Students

Congratulations are in order for two seniors from the Class of 2017 for their selection as Springwood’s nominees for consideration to the AISA All-State Academic Team.  Congratulations to Venu Reddy and Simon He.

Congratulations to both Kari Sims and Johnathan Caldwell on their nominations for Alabama Girls State and Alabama Boys State Leadership conferences this summer at the University of Alabama.


Springwood Alumni Association College Scholarship Award

The Springwood Alumni Association will be awarding a college scholarship ($1,000) in May to a Springwood senior with alumni affiliations who meet the scholarship criteria.  The information about the Alumni Scholarship was given to seniors on March 21, 2017.  This is a reminder that the required application and essay must be turned in to Mr. Owen on or before Monday, April 24 at 3:00 p.m. in order to be considered for this scholarship.  The essay topic is “What a Springwood Education Has Meant to Me.”


Chambers Junior Ambassadors Committee Application

The Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the opening of the application period for any students currently in grades 8-11 who may be interested in serving on the Chamber’s Junior Ambassadors Committee next fall.

CLICK HERE for a scanned copy of the application for all interested students.  Additionally, Mr. Owen has hard copies available to share to those interested students who wish to apply.

This is a great opportunity for students to begin building a high school resume for leadership and community service involvement.  Serving on GVACC Junior Ambassadors will provide a great chance to make friends from other high schools as well as to gain valuable service experience.

Each eligible applicant must complete the questionnaire, contact information, and permission pages in the application packet.  Additionally, all applicants must submit a resume describing the student’s skills, hobbies, interests, honors, and extra-curricular activities.

The chamber has extended the deadline for applications to be submitted to Monday, April 3rd due to our planned spring break activities here at Springwood.  However, it is recommend that any students who wish to apply have their applications submitted to Mr. Owen completed in their entirety by Friday morning at break on March 24th.  Mr. Owen will personally submit all applications submitted to him on Friday morning.  After that deadline, those who wish to still apply will be responsible for delivering their own applications directly to the chamber.

Do not complete the application in pencil.  Only use an ink pen or type it in a word document.

Remember, you can’t get selected by the GVACC committee if you don’t apply.  Best of luck to all of you who are interested and contact Mr. Owen if you need any assistance.


 Class of 2018 Scholarship Opportunities

Class of 2018, we have received scholarship opportunities for two schools in South Carolina that are interested in recruiting students from Springwood.  Presbyterian College and Wofford University are offering scholarships.  Presbyterian College requires students have a 3.5 GPA, be ranked in the top ten of the junior class, and have either a 22 composite on the ACT or an 1100 or more on the SAT.  Wofford University requires students be ranked in the top ten of the junior class, and have either a 28 composite on the ACT or a 1300 on the SAT.  See Mr. Owen to apply.


Springwood’s ‘Outside the Classroom’ Educational Experience

Every other year, Springwood offers a trip for 5th and 6th grade students/parents to travel to historic Washington DC and New York City. Chaperones and students departed on Sunday, March 12 and returned on Thursday, March 16.  The trip included travels to see the Washington Monument, the White House, the Holocaust Museum, Times Square, 911 Museum and so much more.  Everyone also enjoyed “The Lion King” play and SNOW!

What a great fun experience for all.

Spring Break

Spring Break for the 2016-17 school year will begin Monday, March 27 and will end on Friday, March 31.  School will resume on Monday, April 3.  We hope that everyone has a safe and fun Spring Break.


School Calendars

Make sure to check out the school website www.springwoodschool.com, the school blog or your ParentWeb for the latest announcements and calendar of events.


Psalm 105:4….. Look to the Lord and His Strength; seek His face continually.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 20 Announcements

 

 

 

 

 

 


Spring Break

Spring Break for the 2016-17 school year will begin Monday, March 27 and will end on Friday, March 31.  School will resume on Monday, April 3.  We hope that everyone has a safe and fun Spring Break.


Springwood’s Second Mission Trip

Our Dominican Republic Mission Trip last year was most successful and we appreciate those who contributed.  This year our second mission trip will begin on Thursday, March 23 and we will return on Friday, March 30.  We look forward to another wonderful visit this year.  Below see photos from last years ministry.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Blood Drive a Success

Special THANKS to all of you who helped with the blood drive effort on Friday.

The LifeSouth Blood Bank collected 18 pints of blood as of 3pm on Friday and was very pleased with the turnout considering we had so many teams leaving campus for ball games or practices (and this affected potential donors).

The 18 pints of blood from March 17 and March 24 collected last October means that Springwood will finish the year with 42 pints of blood collected for LifeSouth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2017-18 Junior Ambassadors Program

The Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the new 2017-18 Jr. Ambassadors. The program is for upcoming 9th-12th graders.  CLICK HERE to read Focusing On The Facts and/or CLICK HERE for the requirements and application.  All applications are due at the Chamber office by Monday, April 3, 2017.

There will be a mandatory Jr. Ambassador kick-off meeting with an overview of the program and a Q & A portion for students & parents on August 22, 2017. All councilors are welcome to attend as well.


School Calendars

Make sure to check out the school website www.springwoodschool.com, the school blog or your ParentWeb for the latest announcements and calendar of events.


Psalm 105:4….. Look to the Lord and His Strength; seek His face continually.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 17 Announcements


Springwood School Blood Drive….TODAY!

LifeSouth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community blood supplier for more than 100 hospitals in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.  They are committed to meeting the blood supply needs of these hospitals by providing the highest quality blood components and services.

LifeSouth is a community blood center, meaning the blood supply collected from our donors directly serves the needs of patients in our community. The blood donated here will stay here for local patient transfusions.

Springwood will host a blood drive on Friday, March 17 in the high school parking lot from 10am-3pm.  Please consider stopping by.  By giving you could save a life.


Interim Images

As part of our vision to prepare individuals for life, Springwood realizes the value of non-traditional learning experiences for students.  For many years, job shadowing, community service, college tours, mini courses, and much more have comprised the Interim Program for Springwood 7th – 12th grade students.  Students and teachers alike enjoy the opportunity to interact beyond the confines of the traditional classroom.  Check out the images of their experiences below.

Seniors job shadowed this week in the fields of their career interests.  Job shadowing is a work experience where students learn about a job by walking through the work day as a shadow to a competent worker. The job shadowing work experience is a temporary, unpaid exposure to the workplace in an occupational area of interest to the student.

Seniors were spread all over Alabama and Georgia during their shadowing experience.  In the past some students have realized what they thought would be their field of choice is not that at all.

The seniors did a great job and enjoyed their time.  We would like to say THANK YOU to those businesses who were a part of our Interim Job Shadowing 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PTO Thank you to Faculty and Staff

The PTO showed a special thank you to the faculty and staff this morning by preparing some goodies.

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2017-18 Junior Ambassadors Program

The Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the new 2017-18 Jr. Ambassadors. The program is for upcoming 9th-12th graders.  CLICK HERE to read Focusing On The Facts and/or CLICK HERE for the requirements and application.  All applications are due at the Chamber office by Monday, April 3, 2017.

There will be a mandatory Jr. Ambassador kick-off meeting with an overview of the program and a Q & A portion for students & parents on August 22, 2017. All councilors are welcome to attend as well.


School Calendars

Make sure to check out the school website www.springwoodschool.com, the school blog or your ParentWeb for the latest announcements and calendar of events.


Psalm 105:4….. Look to the Lord and His Strength; seek His face continually.


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March 15 Announcements


ACT Middle School Festival – March 11, 2017               

Congratulations to all the participants of the Alabama Conference of Theatre Middle School students! On Saturday, March 11th, the St. James School in Montgomery hosted Alabama’s very first Middle School Theatre Festival and Springwood did not disappoint! Lilly Hill received an honorable mention for her monologue as Sally Brown from, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” Emily Jo Matthews and Aubree Brown placed third with their duo scene from “Anne of Green Gables” and James Dorminy and Will Craft placed third with their Abbott and Costello scene, “Who’s On First?”  We are so proud of your hard work!


Interim Images

As part of our vision to prepare individuals for life, Springwood realizes the value of non-traditional learning experiences for students.  For many years, job shadowing, community service, college tours, mini courses, and much more have comprised the Interim Program for Springwood 7th – 12th grade students.  Students and teachers alike enjoy the opportunity to interact beyond the confines of the traditional classroom.  Check out the images of their experiences below.

The Sophomores were involved in various trips.  Students visited  Auburn University where they were taken on a campus wide tour, along with various other activities. Thursday, March 9 sophomores headed to Point University for a campus wide tour.  On Friday, March 10 students traveled to Historic Banning Mills where they  enjoyed the “Screaming Eagle”.  Guinness World Records has determined this the longest and largest zip line canopy tour in the World.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Junior class was involved in various community service projects throughout Georgia and Alabama.  Students visited a nursing home and spent time playing chess, cards, and coloring with residents.  Other students spent time on various projects clipping and cleaning up shrubbery.  While others worked at the CFCP Reuse store.  Great projects for all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


5th and 6th Grade Students in Washington

5th and 6th grade students are in Washington DC and traveling onto New York City.  Despite the weather, students have enjoyed various sites around Washington such as the World War II Memorial, the White House, Washington Monument, inside the US Capitol Rotunda, and the Holocaust Museum.  In addition the students were able to enjoy snow while visiting.  Students and chaperones are on their way to New York this morning.  Brrrrrrr!


Springwood School Blood Drive….FRIDAY

LifeSouth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community blood supplier for more than 100 hospitals in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.  They are committed to meeting the blood supply needs of these hospitals by providing the highest quality blood components and services.

LifeSouth is a community blood center, meaning the blood supply collected from our donors directly serves the needs of patients in our community. The blood donated here will stay here for local patient transfusions.

Springwood will host a blood drive on Friday, March 17 in the high school parking lot from 10am-3pm.  Please consider stopping by.  By giving you could save a life.


2017-18 Junior Ambassadors Program

The Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the new 2017-18 Jr. Ambassadors. The program is for upcoming 9th-12th graders.  CLICK HERE to read Focusing On The Facts and/or CLICK HERE for the requirements and application.  All applications are due at the Chamber office by Monday, April 3, 2017.

There will be a mandatory Jr. Ambassador kick-off meeting with an overview of the program and a Q & A portion for students & parents on August 22, 2017. All councilors are welcome to attend as well.


School Calendars

Make sure to check out the school website www.springwoodschool.com, the school blog or your ParentWeb for the latest announcements and calendar of events.


Psalm 105:4….. Look to the Lord and His Strength; seek His face continually.

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March 13 Announcements


Interim Images

As part of our vision to prepare individuals for life, Springwood realizes the value of non-traditional learning experiences for students.  For many years, job shadowing, community service, college tours, mini courses, and much more have comprised the Interim Program for Springwood 7th – 12th grade students.  Students and teachers alike enjoy the opportunity to interact beyond the confines of the traditional classroom.  Check out the images of their experiences below.

7th Grade departed for their SIFAT (Servants in Faith and Technology) Retreat on Wednesday, March 8 and returned on Friday, March 10.  Students experienced first-hand the difficulty and challenges associated with meeting the basic human needs in developing rural and urban areas in our world today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8th Graders headed to Camp Jekyll during their Interim.  They departed on Wednesday, March 8 at 5:45am and returned on Friday, March 10 around 6pm.   The Camp Jekyll 4H Center included a coastal environment for exploring the outdoor wonders of nature’s classroom. More than 13,000 people have enjoyed this experience since the center began in 1983.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Freshman class were involved in three separate cultural day trips.  Wednesday, March 8 the students traveled to Montgomery for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. On Thursday, March 9 the students visited the Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia.  Finally on Friday, March 10 the freshman class worked on team building on the ropes course at Pine Mountain Adventures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Springwood School Blood Drive

LifeSouth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community blood supplier for more than 100 hospitals in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.  They are committed to meeting the blood supply needs of these hospitals by providing the highest quality blood components and services.

LifeSouth is a community blood center, meaning the blood supply collected from our donors directly serves the needs of patients in our community. The blood donated here will stay here for local patient transfusions.

Springwood will host a blood drive on Friday, March 17 in the high school parking lot from 10am-3pm.  Please consider stopping by.  By giving you could save a life.


2017-18 Junior Ambassadors Program

The Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the new 2017-18 Jr. Ambassadors. The program is for upcoming 9th-12th graders.  CLICK HERE to read Focusing On The Facts and/or CLICK HERE for the requirements and application.  All applications are due at the Chamber office by Monday, April 3, 2017.

There will be a mandatory Jr. Ambassador kick-off meeting with an overview of the program and a Q & A portion for students & parents on August 22, 2017. All councilors are welcome to attend as well.


School Calendars

Make sure to check out the school website www.springwoodschool.com, the school blog or your ParentWeb for the latest announcements and calendar of events.


Psalm 105:4….. Look to the Lord and His Strength; seek His face continually.

 

 

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March 10 Announcements

Scholars Bowl 6th Consecutive  AISA State Championship

The Springwood Scholars Bowl team won their 6th consecutive AISA State Championship Wednesday at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL.

The number one seeded Wildcats were one of eight teams to advance to the state tournament.  Senior captain Venu Reddy was honored as the high individual scorer of the tournament.  Springwood went undefeated in pool play defeating Hooper (485-90), Lee-Scott (500-145), and Patrician (580-130).

In the final championship match, the Wildcats defeated Bayside from Daphne, AL (465-215) to claim the state title. The win should give the Wildcats a high seed at the ASCA State Tournament in Birmingham, AL on April 7th.  Team members are Venu Reddy (captain), Kari Sims, Anica Choi, Simon He, and Ananth Reddy.

Mr. Warren Nolen, Springwoods History and Economics teacher, has been a huge part of the students’ success.  He works with students almost every day honing their skills.  Thank you Mr. Nolen for your dedication to our students.

Congratulations to all!

 


Interim Ends Today…What was it all about?

As part of our vision to prepare individuals for life, Springwood realizes the value of non-traditional learning experiences for students.  For many years, job shadowing, community service, college tours, mini courses, and much more have comprised the Interim Program for Springwood 7th – 12th grade students.  Students and teachers alike enjoy the opportunity to interact beyond the confines of the traditional classroom.  Please see below what our students are involved in this year beginning Wednesday, March 8-Friday, March 10.

7th Grade will depart for their SIFAT (Servants in Faith and Technology) Retreat on Wednesday, March 8 and will return Friday, March 10.  Students will experience first-hand the difficulty and challenges associated with meeting the basic human needs in developing rural and urban areas in our world today.

8th Graders head to Camp Jekyll.  They will depart on Wednesday, March 8 at 5:45am and will return on Friday, March 10 around 6pm.   The Camp Jekyll 4H Center includes a coastal environment for exploring the outdoor wonders of nature’s classroom. More than 13,000 people have enjoyed this experience since the center began in 1983.

The Freshman class will be involved in three separate cultural day trips.  Wednesday, March 8 the students will travel to Montgomery for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. On Thursday, March 9 the students will visit the Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia.  Finally on Friday, March 10 the freshman class will work on team building on the ropes course at Pine Mountain Adventures.

The Sophomores will be involved in various trips.  Student will visit Auburn University where they will be taken on a campus wide tour, along with various other activities. Thursday, March 9 sophomores will head to Point University for a campus wide tour.  On Friday, March 10 students will then travel to Historic Banning Mills where they will enjoy the “Screaming Eagle”.  Guinness World Records has determined this the longest and largest zip line canopy tour in the World.

The Junior class will be involved in various community service projects throughout Georgia and Alabama.

The Seniors will job shadow in the fields of their career interests.


Outside the Classroom Educational Experience

Springwood offers another ‘outside the classroom’ educational experience!

Every other year, Springwood offers a trip for students and parents to travel to historic Washington DC and New York City. Chaperones and students will depart on Sunday, March 12 and return Thursday, March 16.

Students will have a fun filled, educational schedule. I am sure we will have some great photos to share with you when they return.


2017-18 Junior Ambassadors Program

The Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the new 2017-18 Jr. Ambassadors. The program is for upcoming 9th-12th graders.  CLICK HERE to read Focusing On The Facts and/or CLICK HERE for the requirements and application.  All applications are due at the Chamber office by Monday, April 3, 2017.

There will be a mandatory Jr. Ambassador kick-off meeting with an overview of the program and a Q & A portion for students & parents on August 22, 2017. All councilors are welcome to attend as well.


School Calendars

Make sure to check out the school website www.springwoodschool.com, the school blog or your ParentWeb for the latest announcements and calendar of events.


Psalm 105:4….. Look to the Lord and His Strength; seek His face continually.

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March 8 Announcements


Interim begins TODAY…What is Interim?

As part of our vision to prepare individuals for life, Springwood realizes the value of non-traditional learning experiences for students.  For many years, job shadowing, community service, college tours, mini courses, and much more have comprised the Interim Program for Springwood 7th – 12th grade students.  Students and teachers alike enjoy the opportunity to interact beyond the confines of the traditional classroom.  Please see below what our students are involved in this year beginning Wednesday, March 8-Friday, March 10.

7th Grade will depart for their SIFAT (Servants in Faith and Technology) Retreat on Wednesday, March 8 and will return Friday, March 10.  Students will experience first-hand the difficulty and challenges associated with meeting the basic human needs in developing rural and urban areas in our world today.

8th Graders head to Camp Jekyll.  They will depart on Wednesday, March 8 at 5:45am and will return on Friday, March 10 around 6pm.   The Camp Jekyll 4H Center includes a coastal environment for exploring the outdoor wonders of nature’s classroom. More than 13,000 people have enjoyed this experience since the center began in 1983.

The Freshman class will be involved in three separate cultural day trips.  Wednesday, March 8 the students will travel to Montgomery for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. On Thursday, March 9 the students will visit the Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia.  Finally on Friday, March 10 the freshman class will work on team building on the ropes course at Pine Mountain Adventures.

The Sophomores will be involved in various trips.  Student will visit Auburn University where they will be taken on a campus wide tour, along with various other activities. Thursday, March 9 sophomores will head to Point University for a campus wide tour.  On Friday, March 10 students will then travel to Historic Banning Mills where they will enjoy the “Screaming Eagle”.  Guinness World Records has determined this the longest and largest zip line canopy tour in the World.

The Junior class will be involved in various community service projects throughout Georgia and Alabama.

The Seniors will job shadow in the fields of their career interests.


Message from Robbye and Galen Smith – Educatius International Coordinators:

Springwood and Educatius are working together to bring new international students to Springwood for the fall of 2017. We appreciate the ongoing hospitality of the Springwood students and families towards our international students. We hear constantly from the international students what a friendly atmosphere they encounter at Springwood each day.

Over the past several years, our wonderful host families have provided daily experiences allowing our international students to become a part of our American culture. If your family would like to learn more about becoming a host family, please contact Educatius International host family coordinators, Robbye (706-773-5900) or Galen (706-773-5903) Smith immediately.

Host families receive a monthly stipend of $300 per student.  Students have their own insurance and come with their own spending money. Additionally, we need vetted homes that are willing to allow students to spend a weekend or two with them throughout the school year when host families need respite care.

We hope you will consider opening your hearts and homes to these students next year. We will have several of our international students returning to Springwood for the next school year as well as new students arriving in August!


2017-18 Junior Ambassadors Program

The Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the new 2017-18 Jr. Ambassadors. The program is for upcoming 9th-12th graders.  CLICK HERE to read Focusing On The Facts and/or CLICK HERE for the requirements and application.  All applications are due at the Chamber office by Monday, April 3, 2017.

There will be a mandatory Jr. Ambassador kick-off meeting with an overview of the program and a Q & A portion for students & parents on August 22, 2017. All councilors are welcome to attend as well.


School Calendars

Make sure to check out the school website www.springwoodschool.com, the school blog or your ParentWeb for the latest announcements and calendar of events.


Psalm 105:4….. Look to the Lord and His Strength; seek His face continually.


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March 6 Announcements

Attention: All Male Seniors

If you are 18 years old, you must register with the Selective Service. The mistake most of you make is that registering with the Selective Service is not for you. By not registering, you are at risk of not being eligible for college loans and grants, job training, employment, and U.S. citizenship for immigrants. Registration is quick, easy, and it’s the law. You can either register with Selective Service on-line at www.sss.gov or any post office.


Interim Week begins on Wednesday…What is Interim?

As part of our vision to prepare individuals for life, Springwood realizes the value of non-traditional learning experiences for students.  For many years, job shadowing, community service, college tours, mini courses, and much more have comprised the Interim Program for Springwood 7th – 12th grade students.  Students and teachers alike enjoy the opportunity to interact beyond the confines of the traditional classroom.  Please see below what our students are involved in this year beginning Wednesday, March 8-Friday, March 10.

7th Grade will depart for their SIFAT (Servants in Faith and Technology) Retreat on Wednesday, March 8 and will return Friday, March 10.  Students will experience first-hand the difficulty and challenges associated with meeting the basic human needs in developing rural and urban areas in our world today.

8th Graders head to Camp Jekyll.  They will depart on Wednesday, March 8 at 5:45am and will return on Friday, March 10 around 6pm.   The Camp Jekyll 4H Center includes a coastal environment for exploring the outdoor wonders of nature’s classroom. More than 13,000 people have enjoyed this experience since the center began in 1983.

The Freshman class will be involved in three separate cultural day trips.  Wednesday, March 8 the students will travel to Montgomery for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. On Thursday, March 9 the students will visit the Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia.  Finally on Friday, March 10 the freshman class will work on team building on the ropes course at Pine Mountain Adventures.

The Sophomores will be involved in various trips.  Student will visit Auburn University where they will be taken on a campus wide tour, along with various other activities.     Thursday, March 9 sophomores will head to Point University for a campus wide tour.  On Friday, March 10 students will then head to Historic Banning Mills where they will enjoy the “Screaming Eagle”.  Guinness World Records has determined this the longest and largest zip line canopy tour in the World.

The Junior class will be involved in various community service projects throughout Georgia and Alabama.

The Seniors will job shadow in the fields of their career interests.


Foundation for Soccer Program Begins

As we announced in January, Springwood is in the beginning stages of building a soccer program. Coach Roberto Carrizosa agreed to help us this spring with  the foundational work for the program at Springwood. Coach Carrizosa has competed in soccer at the collegiate and semi-professional level.

This past weekend students played against Fort Dale and won with a score of 5-1.  What a great way to begin the season!  WAY TO GO WILDCATS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tennis Off to a Great Start

The Springwood Tennis Team played hard on Saturday and it payed off.  Students Nam Dang and Caleb Doo

won their doubles in straight sets 6-3 and 6-1.  Brady Spradlin and McLane Martin won their doubles in a pro set tie breaker 9-8.  Other tennis team members played great games as well.  Spring is here!  Congratulations Wildcats!


Springwood School Blood Drive

LifeSouth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community blood supplier for more than 100 hospitals in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.  They are committed to meeting the blood supply needs of these hospitals by providing the highest quality blood components and services.

LifeSouth is a community blood center, meaning the blood supply collected from our donors directly serves the needs of patients in our community. The blood donated here will stay here for local patient transfusions.

Springwood will host a blood drive on Friday, March 17 in the high school parking lot from 10am-3pm.  Please consider stopping by.  By giving you could save a life.


Message from Robbye and Galen Smith – Educatius International Coordinators:

Springwood and Educatius are working together to bring new international students to Springwood for the fall of 2017. We appreciate the ongoing hospitality of the Springwood students and families towards our international students. We hear constantly from the international students what a friendly atmosphere they encounter at Springwood each day.

Over the past several years, our wonderful host families have provided daily experiences allowing our international students to become a part of our American culture. If your family would like to learn more about becoming a host family, please contact Educatius International host family coordinators, Robbye (706-773-5900) or Galen (706-773-5903) Smith immediately.

Host families receive a monthly stipend of $300 per student.  Students have their own insurance and come with their own spending money. Additionally, we need vetted homes that are willing to allow students to spend a weekend or two with them throughout the school year when host families need respite care.

We hope you will consider opening your hearts and homes to these students next year. We will have several of our international students returning to Springwood for the next school year as well as new students arriving in August!


2017-18 Junior Ambassadors Program

The Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the new 2017-18 Jr. Ambassadors. The program is for upcoming 9th-12th graders.  CLICK HERE to read Focusing On The Facts and/or CLICK HERE for the requirements and application.  All applications are due at the Chamber office by Monday, April 3, 2017.

There will be a mandatory Jr. Ambassador kick-off meeting with an overview of the program and a Q & A portion for students & parents on August 22, 2017. All councilors are welcome to attend as well.


School Calendars

Make sure to check out the school website www.springwoodschool.com, the school blog or your ParentWeb for the latest announcements and calendar of events.


Psalm 105:4….. Look to the Lord and His Strength; seek His face continually.

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March 3 Announcements

Message from the Headmaster

February was a quick month with 19 days of school. Our winter sports season ended at the beginning of the month with the Lady Wildcats making a 4th consecutive trip to the Final Four and the month ended with nine of our outstanding Band students participating in the AISA Honor Band program last week. Our spring sports began as well as preparation for the Spring musical “Seussical.” In the middle of the month, we enjoyed celebrating Dale and Bianca Freeman Day as part of the Annual National Honor Society induction. Spelling bees, science fairs, all-star games, and field trips were all sandwiched in the month also.

March promises to be even quicker month as we have 18 days of school. Several terrific opportunities will be provided including our High School Interim Experience, the AISA State Scholar’s Bowl tournament (Springwood’s Scholar’s seek their 6th straight title), biennial Washington DC/New York City trip, and the second annual mission trip to the Dominican Republic.

Of course, each day we know learning is taking place inside each classroom as well as through the multiple extra-curricular activities. Academically, we will conclude the third quarter on Friday, March 17.

Almost half of our families took advantage of the discount offered through February for 2017-18 enrollment. If you’ve not registered for next year please do so quickly. We are now in open enrollment and inquiries from new families are increasing. Springwood International is developing further with the construction of the on-campus residential facility (former K/P building). This will be another step in our journey to increase our distinctiveness and diversity at Springwood.

As you can see, it’s busy but very exciting as we continue to see Springwood grow and develop. Thank you for being a part of our school. Oh…and when we get to the end of the month…Let’s all enjoy SPRING BREAK!! We Are…Springwood!


What is Interim?

As part of our vision to prepare individuals for life, Springwood realizes the value of non-traditional learning experiences for students.  For many years, job shadowing, community service, college tours, mini courses, and much more have comprised the Interim Program for Springwood 7th – 12th grade students.  Students and teachers alike enjoy the opportunity to interact beyond the confines of the traditional classroom.  Please see below what our students are involved in this year beginning Wednesday, March 8-Friday, March 10.

7th Grade will depart for their SIFAT (Servants in Faith and Technology) Retreat on Wednesday, March 8 and will return Friday, March 10.  Students will experience first-hand the difficulty and challenges associated with meeting the basic human needs in developing rural and urban areas in our world today.

8th Graders head to Camp Jekyll.  They will depart on Wednesday, March 8 at 5:45am and will return on Friday, March 10 around 6pm.   The Camp Jekyll 4H Center includes a coastal environment for exploring the outdoor wonders of nature’s classroom. More than 13,000 people have enjoyed this experience since the center began in 1983.

The Freshman class will be involved in three separate cultural day trips.  Wednesday, March 8 the students will travel to Montgomery for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. On Thursday, March 9 the students will visit the Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia.  Finally on Friday, March 10 the freshman class will work on team building on the ropes course at Pine Mountain Adventures.

The Sophomores will be involved in various trips.  Student will visit Auburn University where they will be taken on a campus wide tour, along with various other activities.     Thursday, March 9 sophomores will head to Point University for a campus wide tour.  On Friday, March 10 students will then head to Historic Banning Mills where they will enjoy the “Screaming Eagle”.  Guinness World Records has determined this the longest and largest zip line canopy tour in the World.

The Junior class will be involved in various community service projects throughout Georgia and Alabama.

The Seniors will job shadow in the fields of their career interests.


Springwood School Blood Drive

LifeSouth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community blood supplier for more than 100 hospitals in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.  They are committed to meeting the blood supply needs of these hospitals by providing the highest quality blood components and services.

LifeSouth is a community blood center, meaning the blood supply collected from our donors directly serves the needs of patients in our community. The blood donated here will stay here for local patient transfusions.

Springwood will host a blood drive on Friday, March 17 in the high school parking lot from 10am-3pm.  Please consider stopping by.  By giving you could save a life. 


Message from Robbye and Galen Smith – Educatius International Coordinators:

Springwood and Educatius are working together to bring new international students to Springwood for the fall of 2017. We appreciate the ongoing hospitality of the Springwood students and families towards our international students. We hear constantly from the international students what a friendly atmosphere they encounter at Springwood each day.

Over the past several years, our wonderful host families have provided daily experiences allowing our international students to become a part of our American culture. If your family would like to learn more about becoming a host family, please contact Educatius International host family coordinators, Robbye (706-773-5900) or Galen (706-773-5903) Smith immediately.

Host families receive a monthly stipend of $300 per student.  Students have their own insurance and come with their own spending money. Additionally, we need vetted homes that are willing to allow students to spend a weekend or two with them throughout the school year when host families need respite care.

We hope you will consider opening your hearts and homes to these students next year. We will have several of our international students returning to Springwood for the next school year as well as new students arriving in August!


2017-18 Junior Ambassadors Program

The Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the new 2017-18 Jr. Ambassadors. The program is for upcoming 9th-12th graders.  CLICK HERE to read Focusing On The Facts and/or CLICK HERE for the requirements and application.  All applications are due at the Chamber office by Monday, April 3, 2017.

There will be a mandatory Jr. Ambassador kick-off meeting with an overview of the program and a Q & A portion for students & parents on August 22, 2017. All councilors are welcome to attend as well.


School Calendars

Make sure to check out the school website www.springwoodschool.com, the school blog or your ParentWeb for the latest announcements and calendar of events.


Important college scholarship notes for all of our seniors:

SENIORS DON’T MISS OUT….many of the final scholarship deadlines will be March 1.  Make sure you are working on your back up plans. 

-LaGrange College – RSVP for Preview Day by March 13.  LaGrange College has set a new Preview Day for March on Saturday, March 18th.

Connect with people who know the college best, from award-winning faculty to our accomplished alumni. Learn about the many unique opportunities that LaGrange College has to offer—opportunities to serve, lead, and truly maximize your potential.  To RSVP – Phone us at (800) 593-2885, visit lagrange.edu/preview.

-The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has invited our Springwood high school students to attend one of their national college fairs being hosted in Georgia this spring.  This National College Fair is free and will be hosted on Sunday, March 19th, 2017 from 12:30 pm to 4 pm EST at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park, Georgia.  You can register to attend at www.nacacfairs.org/ncfstudentregistration

By registering in advance you can share your contact information with your schools of choice and avoid long lines for onsite registration.

A list of participating colleges can be accessed on the host website at htttp://bit.ly/NCFExhibitors

- https://www.scholarships.com/college-search/list-of-colleges-universities/Alabama-Colleges/Scholarships-Grants-and-Student-Loans/

Alabama Colleges & Universities Scholarships, Grants & Student Loans


Psalm 105:4….. Look to the Lord and His Strength; seek His face continually.

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March 1 Announcements

Message from Robbye and Galen Smith – Educatius International Coordinators:

Springwood and Educatius are working together to bring new international students to Springwood for the fall of 2017. We appreciate the ongoing hospitality of the Springwood students and families towards our international students. We hear constantly from the international students what a friendly atmosphere they encounter at Springwood each day.

Over the past several years, our wonderful host families have provided daily experiences allowing our international students to become a part of our American culture. If your family would like to learn more about becoming a host family, please contact Educatius International host family coordinators, Robbye (706-773-5900) or Galen (706-773-5903) Smith immediately.

Host families receive a monthly stipend of $300 per student.  Students have their own insurance and come with their own spending money. Additionally, we need vetted homes that are willing to allow students to spend a weekend or two with them throughout the school year when host families need respite care.

We hope you will consider opening your hearts and homes to these students next year. We will have several of our international students returning to Springwood for the next school year as well as new students arriving in August!


Cheerleading Tryout – Student Must Be Enrolled

As a reminder cheerleaders who will be trying out this week will need to be enrolled by Thursday, March 2.

Practice will be held Monday-Thursday and tryouts will be on Friday.  Work hard and do your best!


2017-18 Junior Ambassadors Program

The Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the new 2017-18 Jr. Ambassadors. The program is for upcoming 9th-12th graders.  CLICK HERE to read Focusing On The Facts and/or CLICK HERE for the requirements and application.  All applications are due at the Chamber office by Monday, April 3, 2017.

There will be a mandatory Jr. Ambassador kick-off meeting with an overview of the program and a Q & A portion for students & parents on August 22, 2017. All councilors are welcome to attend as well.


School Calendars

Make sure to check out the school website www.springwoodschool.com, the school blog or your ParentWeb for the latest announcements and calendar of events.


Important college scholarship notes for all of our seniors:

SENIORS DON’T MISS OUT….many of the final scholarship deadlines will be March 1.  Make sure you are working on your back up plans. 

-CVCC is sharing this friendly reminder that their Scholarship Application is now available on the CVCC website. Students are encouraged to apply for any, and all of the scholarships that they qualify for. The deadline for this application is March 1, 2017. If they cannot locate or remember their CVCC student ID they can use their SSN in place.  https://external.cv.edu/forms/finaid/schapp.asp

Our local CVCC recruiter Mrs. Amanda Gamble also wants our Springwood students to apply for and accept a scholarship, even if they don’t think they are coming to CVCC. Their plans may change over the summer and if they do decide to attend CVCC, they will have a scholarship to pay for all tuition and fees for two years of education on our campus.  If you have any questions please forward them to Amanda Gamble with CVCC and she will be happy to assist you.

Amanda Gamble with CVCC –  p: (334) 291-4998 | f: (334) 214-4839 | e: amanda.gamble@cv.edu

PS – The CVCC Pirates Preview Day is on February 24th from 10 am to 1 pm EST.  RSVP with Amanda Gamble to preregister to attend.

-LaGrange College – RSVP for Preview Day by March 13.  LaGrange College has set a new Preview Day for March on Saturday, March 18th.

Connect with people who know the college best, from award-winning faculty to our accomplished alumni. Learn about the many unique opportunities that LaGrange College has to offer—opportunities to serve, lead, and truly maximize your potential.  To RSVP – Phone us at (800) 593-2885, visit lagrange.edu/preview.

-The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has invited our Springwood high school students to attend one of their national college fairs being hosted in Georgia this spring.  This National College Fair is free and will be hosted on Sunday, March 19th, 2017 from 12:30 pm to 4 pm EST at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park, Georgia.  You can register to attend at www.nacacfairs.org/ncfstudentregistration

By registering in advance you can share your contact information with your schools of choice and avoid long lines for onsite registration.

A list of participating colleges can be accessed on the host website at htttp://bit.ly/NCFExhibitors

- https://www.scholarships.com/college-search/list-of-colleges-universities/Alabama-Colleges/Scholarships-Grants-and-Student-Loans/

Alabama Colleges & Universities Scholarships, Grants & Student Loans


Psalm 105:4….. Look to the Lord and His Strength; seek His face continually.

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