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7th Grade Theater Majors will have an Improv Show in the Black Box Theater on Tuesday, September 27 and Wednesday, September 28 at 4 pm and 6:30 pm.
Tickets are on sale now for The Phantom of the Opera presented by SOA vocal, orchestra, and dance majors from October 27 - 30. Click here to purchase yours today:
Congrats to our Middle School Band and their teacher, Mrs. Reed! These wonderful musicians will give their first performance of the year this Thursday, September 22 at 6:30 pm in the Rose Maree Myers Theater. Don't miss this!
Please be reminded that this Friday, September 23 is an Early Release Day; school will dismiss at 1:30 pm.
If your child is a student athlete playing for another school, please fill out this short form. Thank you! https://forms.gle/zR9QnSAbXeqzyLSs8
We had special guests drop in on some of our Fine Arts majors on Friday, and they were inspired by what our teachers and students do on a typical day…. 6th grade theatre students writing and acting their Greek performance which also coincides with what they are learning in social studies. 6th grade band showing songs they can play after playing their assigned instrument for the FIRST TIME one month ago. Piano students playing mind blowing pieces as they prepare for their first concert. 6th grade strings running gorgeous scales and plucking a new song. High School strings practicing Phantom as we walk out. Vocal was on a retreat performing, and mentoring another vocal program in Myrtle Beach. 9th grade creative writers were on a field trip at an assisted living home interviewing residents to write their next story. AND, our Applause Staff hosting and treating our entire campus to the magic of US Poet Laureate, Billy Collins and his inspiring poetry. SOA is a place that holds immense inspiration on a daily basis. We have so much gratitude for this beautiful community! Thank you parents, family and friends, for all you do to support and encourage our SOA family.
What are you doing tonight? If you don’t have plans, we invite you to experience America’s favorite poet, Billy Collins. Tickets were sold out, BUT, our theater seat installation is complete and we are open for Performance Arts business! That means we have more tickets. Thank you to the SOA Applause team and Dr. Cusatis for making this event happen!
6:30 PM | ROSE MAREE MYERS THEATER
Reserve your free tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/billy-collins-poetry-reading-book-signing-tickets-411203830727?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Renowned US Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, will give a poetry reading followed by a book-signing on Thursday, September 15 at 6:30 pm in the Academic Magnet High School Lecture Hall. While this event - sponsored by our Applause newspaper - is free, space is very limited. Be sure to use this link as soon as possible to reserve tickets:
Billy Collins Poetry Reading & Book Signing Two-term United States Poet Laureate Billy Collins will read from his work. A book signing will follow.
A college financial aid and scholarship night for SOA seniors is scheduled for Wednesday, September 14 at 6:30 pm in the Academic Magnet High School Lecture Hall. Don't miss this!
High School band majors have two fall concerts coming up! Here are the details:
A final reminder that High School Open House will be tonight (Tuesday, September 6) at 6 pm, and Middle School Open House will be Thursday, September 8 at 6 pm. Parents can meet with their child’s art major teachers at 6 pm* and academic teachers at 6:30 pm. (Some Arts Departments will start their meetings at 5:30. Please reference an email from your student’s Fine Arts teacher regarding exact start times.) Schedules were given to high school students on Friday to photograph and send to parents. Middle school students will be sending home photos of their schedule prior to Thursday evening. Make sure you’ve got a copy or image of your child’s schedule prior to arriving for Open House. We can’t wait to see you!
All high school students are invited to audition for the upcoming school-wide musical, SPONGEBOB! Scan this QR code to learn more as auditions are fast approaching!
Enjoy your long weekend. We are looking forward to seeing you all at open house next week! If you ordered SOA swag, it will be available for pick up If you ordered before August 15.
Learn more about the School Improvement Council (SIC) and join their upcoming Zoom meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 13 at 5 pm here:
Introducing some of our SOA students swimming varsity for The Raptors:
Tyler Nelson, Sophia Barden, Finley Bowers, Simon Ford, Maggie Largent, Mery Traxler, Yidong Ye, not pictured Niko Mackie.
They swim against Lucy Beckham HS next Tuesday at 6pm! (at LTP 1513 Mathis Ferry Road, Mount Pleasant)
High School musical open to SOA and AMHS! Info session next week- September 7th. We love it when everyone can get together for the arts!
MAP testing for middle school this week, and PICTURE DAY Thursday for everyone! https://www.smore.com/1nhv9-map-testing-information?ref=email-content#w-9266839091
We look especially forward to meeting and greeting parents and guardians at next week’s open houses. Here are the details.: High School Open House will be Tuesday, September 6 at 6 pm, and Middle School Open House will be Thursday, September 8 at 6 pm. Parents can meet with their child’s art major teachers at 6 pm and academic teachers at 6:30 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to follow your student’s schedule, meet their teachers, and get an overview of their arts and academic courses.
These two have been serving two high schools and a middle school while waiting for the new nurse to come on board. They love you guys and work hard for this community. Show them some love when you see Nurse Alissa and Nurse Melanie ♥️♥️♥️
There will be no school on Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day.
Do you have a student at SOA who is interested in developing their sailing skills with the goal of competitive racing (420 sailboats) through a club team? Is so, please let parent, Paul Fox, know via email here: [email protected]
Objective: Provide FUN and competitive outlet for kids that want to develop their sailing skills
Qualifications: Basic sailing experience with a desire to learn competitive racing against other high school teams
Location: Daniel Island Yacht Club
Team Size: Up to 14 students (mix of high school and 8th graders)
Season: Fall (Mid-September – Early December) and Spring (Feb-May)
Practices: 1 day during the week (after school); optional weekend day
Coach: Team will have a certified Sailing Coach
Cost: Dependent on team size
Please contact Paul Fox if interested. [email protected]
Introducing our SOA football players playing for The Raptors (from left to right):
Eli Bogstad, Cameron Leach, Ayden Caffarel, RJ Jenkins, Dylan Sweeney, Milo Timpanaro-Throop. Make some Friday Night Lights plans and get your tickets: https://gofan.co/app/events/684059?schoolId=SC7442
School pictures will be taken during art major classes on Thursday, September 1. Get ready to smile and shine!
Please mark your calendars for our High School Open House which is scheduled for Tuesday, September 6 at 6 pm, and Middle School Open House which will take place Thursday, September 8 at 6 pm. Parents can meet with their child’s art major teachers at 6 pm and academic teachers at 6:30 pm. We encourage you to take advantage of this terrific opportunity to follow your student’s schedule, meet their teachers, and get an overview of their arts and academic courses.
Congrats to Dr. John Cusatis, SOA English teacher and English Dept. Head, who is the editor of a new book featuring interviews and conversations (some with SOA students!) with nationally renowned poet, Billy Collins. Read all about it here:
Happening: New volume features a variety of conversations with poet Billy Collins Local educator John Cusatis has edited a new volume called "Conversations with Billy Collins." The book includes numerous interviews with the famed poet.
We did it SOA! We kicked off the 22-23 school year. These principals worked along side our staff to get schedules changed, teacher duties organized, IDs secured, safety protocols enforced, and transportation logistics squared away. They also did the other big parts of their jobs, including teacher, student, and parent support, all with a sense of humor and genuine care. This position wears SO MANY HATS, I cannot mention them all. SOA has a dynamite administration team that truly loves this community. Pictured here- on the left, High School Principal Derrickson, and on the right, Middle School Principal Smith. Follow their lead and kick your feet up- it’s Friday! ✨
SOA alumni Jonathon Heyward is on Public Radio talking about his serendipitous moments at Orange Grove Elementary, CE Williams, and SOA, that led him to where he is today. Who knew getting your name drawn out of a hat by a substitute teacher could be the trajectory to becoming the “most exciting conductor on the international scene”. Such a great listen!
SOA students now have the option to play sports for their home (zoned) school or Academic Magnet. Did you know that five of our teachers coach at AMHS?
From left to right:
Brian Johnson: boys Cross Country and Track, Austin Miller: Football,
Jacqueline Healy: Swim,
Brett Johnsen: Boys Basketball and Girls Softball,
Earnest White: Football
Support our SOA and AMHS students at their games and meets! Thanks Coach Miller for the football schedule!
COLLEGE ESSAY ADVISING FOR THE CLASS OF 2023!
SOA Creative Writing Teacher, Mrs. Beth Webb Hart, is available during high school lunch to help seniors draft and polish their college essays. Meetings will take place in Room 1214 (Computer Lab 2) on the second floor of the high school building (by Ms. Honeycutt's room.) Please review the available slots at the Sign-up Genius link below and sign up as soon as you can as spots go fast. Questions? Email Mrs. Hart at [email protected]
Officer Hanson is excited to join our community as our SRO. He was born and raised in NYC (Queens), served in the United States Navy, and has been a police officer for over 20 years. He is married with three kids, one who serves in the Navy, and two in college. For those of you new to the SOA community, you will find that our SRO is a big deal around here. He keeps our campus safe during school hours, AND during all of our performances. That is a lot of time spent here! If you see him, tell him thank you for serving our school community!
It was a great first day at SOA! The “last first day” for our seniors, first day of school outfits, first greeting from some of our deaf and hard of hearing family, first class pictures, first of many coordinating outfits by our support staff, first day navigating that bus system (with rain and everything!), and first after school practice. We love our amazing community!
It’s been a busy day at SOA today! Our crew is looking forward to welcoming you tomorrow!
Sharing some jokes before one of the many back to school meetings. We are looking forward to seeing your smiling faces next week!
Back to School Frequently Asked Questions..…
Orientation for new students!
Rising senior creative writing major, Winslow Hastie, has just been named a 2022 National Student Poet by the National Student Poet's Program in collaboration with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers! Out of 22,000 student poets from across the nation, only 5 were chosen by an esteemed panel of jurors which included US Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellow, Nicky Beer, and many other writers and national literary arts organizations. Winslow will serve as a poetry ambassador for the southeast this year - leading workshops, giving readings, and encouraging student authors. Read all about this enormous honor here, and enjoy this quote from Winslow's teachers:
"Mr. Hammes, Ms. DeTiberus, and I could not be more proud of Winslow! He came into our program in 6th grade with a distinct voice, a keen eye for detail, and a deep-seated love for the natural wonders of the lowcountry. Through the years, he has – with genuine ardor – steadfastly honed these gifts to become not only a stellar wordsmith, but also, an encourager to his classmates whom he challenges and uplifts on a daily basis in our writing workshop. He’s going to be an exceptional poetry ambassador!" - Beth Webb Hart, SOA Creative Writing Teacher
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