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Congratulations to the May Students of the Month


Alexandria Carothers is the South Haven High School student of the month for May. Alexandria is the daughter of Greg Carothers and Melissa Carothers. Alexandria’s teachers report ts a quiet leader who chooses to lead by example. Alex is a young lady who not only maintains a high GPA but balances her school activities along with working at Wendy's. She recently worked, saved, and was able to fund a trip for herself to Africa to work for her church in a mission placement. Alexandria’s teachers see her as a young person who has a heart that is compassionate and empathetic towards others who are less fortunate than herself. In her spare time Alexandria likes to babysit.


Jacee Theurer is the South Haven Junior High student of the month for May. Jacee is the daughter of Matt and Lea Theurer and a seventh grader at SHJHS. Jacee’s teachers report that she consistently works hard in class, exhibits excellent behavior and has a positive attitude. In her spare time Jacee likes to work with her steers for 4-H.

Congratulations to our May South Haven Students of the Month!


South Haven Schools Celebrate Law Day

To celebrate Law Day on Monday, May 6, two speakers who deal with the law every day presented to South Haven students. Deputy Sumner County Attorney Elizabeth Oliver presented to students in grades K-5 about different aspects of the law and how it affects them. She spoke to K-2 as a group. She discussed traffic laws, curfew laws, property laws and gun laws. Her talk put these topics in terms that were age appropriate for the students. 

For the 3-5 students, Ms. Oliver did a mock trial using Goldie Locks and the Three Bears. Students acted out the roles of Judge, Baliff, Prosecutor, Defense Attorney, Goldie Locks and each of the three bears using a pre-written script. The remaining students made up the jury. After testimony and much deliberation, the jury found Goldie Locks not guilty of using bad manners when she entered the three bears house and ate the porridge. 

Martin Peck, Attorney from Wellington spoke to the junior and senior high students for Law Day. He gave a very informational presentation regarding freedom of speech for students as it pertains to things that can be said by students in school opposed to things that can be said outside of school. Thank you Ms. Oliver and Mr. Peck for sharing your knowledge with us!

The Cardinal Way

Cardinal Way Expectation Matrix


Over four years ago the high school staff developed the Cardinal Way, a set of behavior expectations for our students.  The Cardinal Way was founded around Character, Accountability, Rigor, Dedication and Spirit… CARDS! The Cardinal Way is now used preK-12.

This year the staff have relooked at the Cardinal Way and have updated the expectation matrix (see website).  We also looked at how we can reward the many students we have that follow the Cardinal Way every day and truly represent our school and community in a positive way.


What is the Rewards system?  Students will receive tickets when they are observed to follow or go above and beyond the expectations stated in the Cardinal Way expectation matrix.  Students will be able to exchange these tickets for small prizes each week.  The students came up with many of the ideas for the prizes (including, but not limited to, pencils, homework pass, get to the front of the lunch line, movie ticket, basketball time, free entry to school event, and comfy cushion to use in class).  We are establishing a Cardinal Way shop where items ‘for sale’ will have different ticket values. Students may choose to save their tickets and enter into a drawing at the end of each month for a basket of goodies or a gift card. 


In addition to tickets, staff will have postcards that they can complete and mail or send home with students to share with you the positive behaviors your student is showing in school.


How can you help?  Talk to your students about their behaviors in school, and the importance of appropriate behaviors.  Volunteer to help with our Cardinal Way shop on a Friday.  Help us with reward items to ‘sell’ in the shop.  If you see a student showing these behavior characteristics, or going above and beyond please let Mr Pittman know so we can give you a ticket or postcard to present to that student.


Just a reminder...

Students may bring an empty bottle, empty tumbler, or empty travel mug to school, then fill the bottle, tumbler or mug AFTER arriving at school.  Drinks opened before entering the building are not allowed in school.

Materials for class.

I have had several questions about which materials are required for JH/HS classes.   The following is a list of required items:

Text book
AR book
Calculator (math classes)
Paper or Notebook
Pencil or Pen
Technology (chromebook/laptop/ipad or equivalent)
Eraser (art class)
Students should have these items in class in order not to be counted as "Tardy - missing materials".   Teachers will address missing homework and / or assignments directly with the student as per their classroom policies.