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THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE
RAIDERS REACHING OUT
SAT and ACT Registration Dates & Deadlines


Sports Events
10/24/2014
•  @ Tiftarea Panthers  (Football - Varsity)
Time: 7:30 PM
Directions: Tiftarea Academy
10/25/2014
•  State Meet at Darton. AAA Boys Race at 10:20 am  (Cross Country - Varsity Boys')
•  State Meet at Darton. AAA Girls Race at 9:00 am  (Cross Country - Varsity Girls')
•  GISA All-Star Game  (Softball - Varsity)
Time: 2:00 PM
10/28/2014
•  3/4 Grade @ Crisp  (Midget Football)
Time: 6:00 PM
Directions: Crisp Academy
Lady Raiders Softball Record-Breaking Season
The 2014 Softball team had an incredible season.  They won the Region 3AAA championship and finished third in the state...

Citizens Bank Reps Speak to Personal Finance Classes   
The Personal Finance classes at Southland Academy were honored to have representatives from Citizens Bank of Americus come and...
Pictured with Whitney Johnson and Cathy Williams are Landon Henson and Macy Nutt.

Fire Department Clowns Teach Fire Safety   
Southland Academy students were thrilled to host the members of the Americus Fire & Emergency Services.  FTO Whitt,...
Southland Academy second grade teacher, Spring Minick, assists the clowns and Sgt. Westbury as the smoke detector alarm in the Fire Safety Skit.

Southland to Host Veterans Day Celebration   
Southland Academy Lower School Director, Mrs. Laura Kinslow, announces that Southland Academy will host its annual Veterans Day...
Southland Academy Lower School Students Prepare to Host Veterans Day Celebration.

1970s State Championships Celebration   
The 1970’s were very special years in the history of Southland Academy. During those 10 years, the Southland Raiders won...
Pictured are Raiders who returned to campus to enjoy the 1970s State Championships Celebration.)

Dr. H. L. "Tripp" Simpson Press Box and Concession Stand Dedicated   
Southland Academy is proud to announce the dedication of the H. L. “Tripp” Simpson Press Box and Concession Stand....
Pictured is Dr. H. L.

First Graders Learn Fire Safety   
Mrs. Shealy's first grade students participated in Fire Safety Month.   FTO Whitt and several firemen taught the students...
Pictured are students in Mrs. Rachel Shealy`s class.

AR Reward Day   
Mrs. Sharon Underwood's class poses in front of the bouncy slide that students in 1st - 5th grade enjoyed as their AR reward....
Shown are students in Mrs. Sharon Underwood`s class.

CLASS OF 2015 CLASS FAVORITES ANNOUNCED   
  MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEEDZafar Alam and Nevena StojanovicBEST SCHOOL SPIRITPyne Greene and Avery HartWITTIESTCole Varnum...

Third Graders Enjoy "Ag Day"   
Third graders at Southland Academy recently enjoyed a visit to the Sumter County Extension Office for "Ag Day" sponsored by the...
Pictured are Perry Bennett, Mia Mixon, Lacey Williams, Sophia Blankenship, Noah Sheff, and Logan McGlaun.

Cross Country Teams Win Region   
Congratulations to the Varsity Cross Country Teams for winning the Region 3AAA championships on Wednesday.  The girls won...

Art Students Participate in the Scarecrow Contest   
Southland Academy art students took inspiration from a favorite children's book, Where the Wild Things Are, to make scarecrows...
Art Students pictured are Nikki Hatcher, Farrah Sechrist, Ella Hawkins, Trent Rundle, Olivia Perry, Joy Minor, Brooke Benton, Sara Westra, and Andrew McDonald.

Dr. Veilands' Office Staff Visits Third Graders   
Dr. Veilands' Orthodontist staff from Leesburg/Albany recently visited third graders at Southland Academy to discuss the importance...
 Shown with Dr. Veilands` staff are Banks Simmons, Sydney Joiner, and Mia Mixon.

Third Graders Visit the Georgia National Fair   
Third graders from Southland Academy recently enjoyed a field trip to The Georgia National Fair. The students had fun learning...
Pictured in front of the petting zoo are Mary Katherine Saratsiotis, Emily McCorkle,

7th Grade Duke TIP Recipients Announced   
These students qualified for the Duke University Talent Identification Program by scoring at or above the 95th percentile on...
7th Grade Duke TIP Recipients pictured are Tanner Pritchett, Anna Kate Ivey, Will Minick, Gray Torbert, Madeline Jones, and Jake Kennon.

Junior Beta Club Adds New Members   
The Southland Academy Junior Beta Club welcomed thirteen new members for the 2014-2015 school year.  They are Tyler Joyner,...
Pictured are the new Junior Beta Club members for the 2014-15 school year.

Junior Beta Club Selects 2014-15 Officers   
The Junior Beta Club officers for 2014-2015 are George Wall - President, Sydney Payne - Vice President, Alec Tan - Secretary,...
2014-15 Junior Beta Club Officers

Middle School Girls Win Cross Country Meet   
The Middle School Girls' XC team won the region meet Wednesday.  The meet was held at Darton College in Albany and was hosted...

2014-15 Student Government Association Election Results   
Congratulations to the following students who will serve on SGA this year: Chris Shattles Shelby Carson Morgan Youngdale,...

Mrs. Charlene Pennymon Visits the RaidersCrossfit Group   
Southland Academy students welcomed standout runner and community advocate, Charlene Pennymon, to the campus as the guest speaker...
 Mrs. Charlene Pennymon, wearing Boston Marathon Medal, stands with the youngest division of Southland Academy`s cross country team.  Students are 5th graders who attended the RaidersCrossfit September meeting where Mrs. Pennymon was the guest speaker.

Missoula Children's Theatre Visits Southland Academy   
Southland Academy and Missoula’s Children’s Theatre recently presented an original musical adaptation of Rapunzel....
Pictured are John Henry Crisp, Emma Worsley, Ansley Weldon, Elizabeth Law, Corley Kennedy, Alana Blankenship, Sam Pinnell, and T.J. Bowden.

A "Hair Raising" Experience   
Pictured are two third graders who were members from the "Hair Raising" chorus that performed recently for the Lower School...
Pictured are third graders Mary Katherine Saratsiotis and Mimi Blaine.

Buy Your Southland Raider Club 30/30 Gun Raffle Tickets!   
The Southland Raider Club is sponsoring a fundraiser- 30 Guns in 30 Days. All proceeds go to support Southland Athletics.  Tickets...

A "Mystery Reader" Shows Up!!   
Recently Mrs. Angie Jones' kindergarten class at Southland Academy was surprised when a "mystery reader" showed up! The...
Pictured are Sherry Hargrove and her grandson Jase Peterson

David Murphy Wins Gold   
Local swimming sensation, David Murphy, capped off a phenomenal long course swim season. The Americus Blue Tide/Southland Academy...

Terri Jones 3rd Grade Has Special Reader   
Mrs. Beverly Waddell, Kate Pritchett's grandmother, was a special guest reader recently in Mrs. Jones' third grade class at Southland...
Pictured is Mrs. Waddell entertaining Terri Jones 3rd grade class

Mrs. Bice's 4K Has Special Reader   
Surprising the Southland Academy K4 students in Mrs. Bice's class, Mrs. Martha Ann Fennessy visited the class and read Little...
Pictured are Mrs. Fennessy and her grandson

Guest Speaker Robert Parks Visits Personal Finance Classes   
The Personal Finance classes at Southland were honored to have Edward Jones Representative Mr. Robert Parks as a guest speaker....
Pictured are John Wojnar, Robert Parks, and Shelby Carson

3rd Graders Recognize Patriot's Day   
Third grade students from Mrs. Terri Jones' class at Southland Academy recognized Patriot's Day by writing narratives about why...
Shown with their Patriot’s Day narratives are Landry Hart, Noah

Southland Remembers 9-11   
Southland Academy's high school chorus, drum line, and 6th graders recently participated in a remembrance program for September...

Southland Academy's 2014 Homecoming Court   
(Front) Senior Representatives Avery Hart, Sara Westra, Kaitlin Brown, Kendall Crew; (Back) Freshman Representatives Kathleen...
Southland`s 2014 Homecoming Court

PTO Donation Helps Purchase Promethean Boards   
Southland Academy Headmaster, Ty Kinslow, is proud to accept the kind donations of the PTO.  Due to the fundraising efforts...
PTO Helps Purchase Promethean Boards

Southland Cheerleaders Accept the Challenge   
The Southland Academy cheerleaders accepted the ALS challenge and donated $225 to ALS. The cheerleaders delighted in challenging...
Shown are some of the Raider football team members “soaking” the cheerleaders.

Please Remember to Support Our Annual Fund. No Matter the Size of Your Donation, We NEED Your Contribution.   
HOW WILL CONTRIBUTIONS BE USED? Please join us in supporting the Southland Academy Annual Fund Drive. The 2012-13 Southland...
Use PayPal to Make Your Contribution Anytime.

MAGAZINE SALE WINNER   
Lacey Williams was the winner of the drawing for sending out 10 or more emails before Monday, August 25 during the Magazine sale. ...
Pictured are Magazine Sale Helper Anne Marie Minor and Lacey Williams.

GSW Women's Soccer Team Reads to Lower School   
Students at Southland Academy received a big treat! Thanks to Coach Tracy Muncy, who is Southland's Soccer Coach and an assistant...
Pictured are GSW Women`s Soccer Team Members and Second Grade Students.