Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year!



Welcome to kindergarten at South Hill Elementary School! I am Mrs. Kathy Reese, and I am in my 28th year of teaching. I received my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from East Carolina University and my graduate degree in Literacy and Culture from Longwood University. 


Beginning kindergarten is a very important milestone for you and your child. The word kindergarten means “a garden of children”. The kindergarten program is designed to help your child grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Your child will participate in activities that utilize a variety of materials in a child-centered environment. An effective program provides the foundation needed for lifelong learning.


The start of a school year holds the promise of new discovery and learning. I look forward to working with you and your child throughout the year. By working together, we can help your child achieve his/her full potential.