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Jr. Varsity Tournament

posted Dec 7, 2014, 6:18 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Dec 7, 2014, 6:20 PM ]

The Jr. Varsity Tournament is Nov. 8- 12th at South Haven School.  The Bracket information is attached below.

Dec. 1st News

posted Dec 1, 2014, 8:00 AM by Unknown user

It is Spirit Week at South Haven! We are showing our school spirit with dress up days.  Wednesday is Nerd day, Thursday is Black and Gold Day, and Friday is Pajama Day.  Our South Haven Homecoming is Thursday, Dec. 4th.  The ceremony will begin at 5:00pm.  On Friday, Dec. 5th the PTO will be sponsoring a dance for grades K-4 from 6-8pm.  On Saturday, Dec. 6th the PTO will be sponsoring a dance for grades 5-8 from 5-7 pm.  The admission to the dance is $3.00.  Concessions will be sold.  The Penquin patch will also be open for students to purchase Christmas gifts for family members. The Henderson County JR Varsity Tournament will begin December 8th and will be hosted by South Haven. Bracket information will be available on our website Monday morning, Dec. 8th.

News for Nov. 17th

posted Nov 17, 2014, 1:59 PM by Unknown user

Thank you all for the tremendous number of canned goods you sent to South Haven for our Jr. Beta Club food drive.  We collected 1,194 items.  Mrs. Lynn's 1st grade received 3rd place.  Mrs. Amanda's 6th received 2nd place.  Mrs. Rima's 6th grade received 1st place.  Our Hawks and Lady Hawks will be playing Thur. Nov. 20th @ Bargerton, Mon., Nov. 24th @ Scotts Hill, and Tue., Nov. 25th vs. Westover @ home.  We will be participating in Caps for Cancer on Fri., Nov. 21st.  Students may donate $1.00 and wear a cap to school.  Students will be out of school on Nov. 26th - 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

News for Nov. 10th

posted Nov 10, 2014, 6:14 AM by Unknown user

Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Homecoming Royalty: 4th grade - Marley Scott, 5th grade - Avery Stone, 6th grade - Chloe Blankenship, 7th grade - Brileigh Roach, 8th grade - Jada Cox, Queen - Shayla Phillips.  Don't miss our Hawks in action.  We will playing at South Side on Nov. 13th, at home vs. Bethel Springs on Nov. 17th, and Nov. 18th at Savannah.  Also, go ahead and mark your calendars for Homecoming on Dec. 4th.

Our South Haven Jr. Beta club is sponsoring a canned food drive for families in need during the Thanksgiving Holiday. We appreciate your donations. We will be out of school for Thanksgiving on Nov. 26th - Nov. 28th. The Balfour representative will be delivering class rings on Nov. 20th. Balances will be due on this date.  Our PTO will be sponsoring a dance for PK-4 students on Dec. 5th and 5-8 students on Dec. 6th.  The PTO encourages you to download the Shoparoo App to your smartphone and become a supporter of South Haven Elementary School.

November Calendar

posted Nov 3, 2014, 10:09 AM by Unknown user

View the School Calendar Link to download our November Calendar.

Parent Teacher Conferences

posted Sep 15, 2014, 1:53 PM by Unknown user

Parent Teacher Conferences are this Thursday, September 18 from 1:00 - 7:00 pm.  We hope to see you there!  Students do not have school on the 18th or 19th.

Important Dates

posted Sep 11, 2014, 6:12 AM by Unknown user

  • Students in 7th grade... a deposit of $40.00 is due this Friday, September 12th if you are ordering a class ring.  Checks should be made out to Balfour.

  • Our make up day for school pictures is Wednesday, September 17th.

Smart Card Fundraiser

posted Aug 12, 2014, 4:43 AM by Unknown user

Our Smart Card Fundraiser begins today (8-12-14)!  South Haven students are selling Smart Cards for $15.00.  The smart card is loaded with coupons and discounts for businesses in the Henderson and Madison county area.  Buy one today and help us raise money while you save money!

Open House

posted Aug 8, 2014, 1:43 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Aug 8, 2014, 1:43 PM ]

Our annual open house is scheduled for Monday,  August 11th at 6:00 pm.  We will meet in the New Gym at 6:00 for announcements and introductions, visit classrooms at 6:30, and conclude in the cafeteria for refreshments and a PTO meeting.  We look forward to seeing you there.

S.M.A.R.T. Summer Tips #2 Students Mastering Apps Reading and Technology

posted Jun 30, 2014, 9:26 AM by District Office

S.M.A.R.T.  Summer Tips #2

Students Mastering Apps Reading and Technology

I hope that everyone is having a great relaxing summer!  Hopefully, that first S.M.A.R.T. Tips article provided some relief for parents from hearing, “I’m bored and I don’t have anything to do.”  I’ve come across some more good books and apps that I thought your students would enjoy.


PreK-1st Grade: 3 Little Firefighters and also The Best Vacation Ever by Stuart Murphy, Addie’s Bad Day and Addie Meets Max by Joan Robins, Amelia Bedelia Series by Peggy Parish, All by Myself by Mercer Mayer, Barbara DeRubertis has a great series for the age group called Let’s Read Together and a few of the books in this series are: Bitty Fish, Foxy Fox, Lucky Duck, Suzy Mule, and Tiny Tiger. Lastly, books by Margaret Hillert are always a hit.

Picture Books for 2nd and 3rd Grade: The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss, Cats are Like That by Martha Westin, Bear’s New Friend by Karma Wilson, Chester by Syd Hoff; Martha Rustad has a series Pebble Books-Ocean Life that is good.  One of the books is called Dolphin. Abe Lincoln’s Hart by Martha Brenner,  Aliens for Breakfast by Jonathan Etra, A Day in the Life of a Doctor by Mary Bowman-Kruhm, Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel.

Chapter Books for 2nd and 3rd Grade: Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko, Clues in the Woods by Peggy Parish, Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis Sachar, Fourth Grade Rats by Jerry Spinelli, Junie B. Jones Series by Barbara Parks, A-Z Mysteries Series by Ron Roy, How To Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell.

Nonfiction Books: Time for Kids: Storms by Leslie Dickstein, The Everything Kid’s Science Experiment Book by Tim Robinson, The Planets in Our Solar System by Franklin M. Branley, Kids Books about Dogs Series by Tina Tyler, Snakes by Kay de Silva, Volcanoes! Mountains of Fire by Eric Arnold, Time for Kids: Butterflies

Chapter Books for 4th Grade Up: Crackback by John Coy, The Haunting Hour and The Haunting Hour by R.L. Stine, and Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar.  I have started reading two different series this summer. I have read the first two books in each of these series, but these two books in the series are great.  The first series is called Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon.  Book One is called inVincible.  This series is for the students who enjoy werewolves, shape shifters, and vampires.  The second series is written by the Hunger Games author, Suzanne Collins and is called The Underland Chronicles, with Book One being named, Gregor The Overlander.  If you liked the Hunger Games, you will probably enjoy this storyline as well.  This series has lots of action in an underground country.  Suzanne Collins has utilized personification in developing her characters, because most of the characters are bats and rats, with a few human characters.  I had a blast reading it and can’t wait to buy it for the library.

Nonficiton: Mary Pope Osborne has several interesting nonfiction books in her Magic Tree House collection.  A few of them are: Pirates, American Revolution, Polar Bears and the Arctic, Ancient Greece and the Olympics, Dog Heroes, Pilgrims; How Do You Burp In Space by Susan Goodman, George Washington’s Teeth by Deborah Chandra, George Washington by David West, Joseph Banks by Heidi Moore.

Apps (These can be found in the Apple store)

PreK through 2nd Grade:

Lazoo: Let’s Color is a free app for kids that like to draw and color.

KidsCraft costs $1.99 is an app that allows kids experiment and give your lots of great creative ideas to make.

MarcoPolo Ocean is a free science app that allows kids to explore from the shoreline all the way down to the sea floor, and create things as well.  It sounds like a fun app.


3rd Grade Up:

MyHistro is a free app that lets the kids explore various timelines and also create their own.

National Parks is a free app that allows kids to explore the National Parks through pictures and maps.

Math Planet is a new free app that is getting great reviews.  The kids have enjoyed practicing their math skills in a game format.

Brainbean is free app that helps kids to build creative confidence, test working memory, use your imagination, and boost problem solving skills.

Science 360 for iPad is a free app that provides access to fun science and engineering images and video from around the world and a news feed that features new discoveries.

Operation Math:Code Squad is an app that costs $2.99.  It helps students to master problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division through a spy game.


LitPick is a website that provides free electronic books to students in grades 4-12. Students take on the role of a book critic, reading books, developing and posting reviews anonymously on the LitPick site where other students can read them. Members can also participate in the LitPick threaded discussion forum with authors, publishers, publicists, and parents who are interested in learning about YA literature. You have to create a free account. (copied from the ALA.org webpage)

iCivics Order in the court. Hail to the chief! Roll call…yea or nay… iCivics is game, activity and resource filled Web site, founded by Justice, Sandra Day O’Conner to help young people of all ages learn about branches of government, citizenship, separation of powers, media influences on government, the budget, and the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Games can be accessed by topic or playing time. In addition to games and webquests, iCivics provides lesson plans with supporting resources for teachers. Grades 3-12. (copied from the ALA.org webpage)

Wonderopolis is a whimsical, fun website providing "Wonders of the Day" such as "Do Rabbits Have Good Eyesight?" to "When is Technology Old?" A vocabulary list provides a learning base for each lesson. Related questions will spark students' curiosity and motivate them to learn more about the topic. The "Wonderize It" tool lets teachers customize a lesson based on a daily "Wonder" question. The engaging informational text can be used to address Common Core Standards in reading while incorporating related images and videos. Grades K - 12. (copied from the ALA.org webpage)

Youngzine is a child-centered website that provides articles, images, and videos about world news, science and technology, society and arts, movies, and books. School-age children are encouraged to respond to the content and may submit articles, short stories and book reviews. All content is reviewed by Youngzine’s editors and updated every two weeks. Grades K-8. (copied from the ALA.org webpage)


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