South Lake Newsletter - Feb. 7, 2020


Hello Sharks,

This week is National School Counseling Week! We are so fortunate to have three amazing Counselors at South Lake to support our students, staff, and community. We appreciate you Ms. Watkins, Ms. Holcomb, and Mrs. Alexander.

Mile Challenge is on Tuesday…please donate today! ALL monies go directly to supporting your student’s experience here at South Lake. See the amazing prizes our PTSA will be raffling off to those that donate. Mile Challenge Prizes 2020.pdf To donate, go to the PTSA Webstore or see the letter for more info at Mile Challenge 2020.pdf.

Lastly, South Lake has also launched their Instagram account...follow our Instagram page southlakemiddleschool and stay connected to our school activities and happenings on campus!

Thank you and have a great weekend…go Sharks!

Belinda Averill



Parent Engagement

Tuesday Talk – Navigating Divorce for Parents and Students

Ms. Holcomb and Ms. Watkins, South Lake Counselors, will be leading a conversation with parents and students about parenting post-divorce and discussing effective coping strategies. Please join her on Tuesday, February 11th at 7:45am in room 701. See this flyer for information

Tuesday Talk - Managing Stress and Wellness

Come and learn about common stressors amongst teens and how to support your student’s stress with Mrs. Kelly Alexander, South Lake’s Wellness Specialist. She will be presenting at South Lake on Tuesday, February 25th at 6pm in the MPR. See this flyer for information


Health Information Night

Our Health teachers will be providing an overview of the upcoming Health course for 7th graders on Thursday, February 13th. You will also have the opportunity to preview the material and ask questions. The presentation will be in the MPR, from 6-7:30pm. Please see the letter provided digitally during registration for more details 2019 Health Parent-Guardian Notification 7th Gr.pdf .

English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

ELAC is meeting February 26th at 2:45pm in room 302. We will be discussing the upcoming High School Placement exams, discuss updates from DELAC, and the value of using a growth mindset as an English Learner. All parents, guardians, community members and students enrolled in English Learner Programs are invited to attend.

After School Tutoring

Reminder that the Joy Club from WHS is continuing their free tutoring at South Lake every Wednesday after school. Tutoring will take place in the Media Center from 2:45pm – 3:30pm every Wednesday. Ms. Watkins, Counselor, will be there to assist as well.


Upcoming Dates

February 11th - Mile Challenge

February 11th - Tuesday Talks

February 11th – 14th – Talent Show Auditions

February 13th – Health Parent Night

February 17th – President’s Day (No School)