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Celebrating Career Tech Education Students in Southdale Elementary's KIDS Club enjoy the warm Fall weather! September is School Attendance Awareness Month Southdale Elementary We are FIREBIRDS! The Fairmont Marching Firebirds are 280-Students Strong! Turf Field at Roush Stadium, Home of the FIrebirds Fairmont's USB Donated $10,000 to the Kettering Veteran's and Inventors Walk and Attended the Park's Dedication Firebird Football Kettering Bus Drivers Log more than 600,000 Route Miles a Year Kettering has Once Again Been Named a 'Best Communities for Music Education' Fairmont Park, Home of Firebird Soccer, Field Hockey and Lacrosse Indian Riffle's Firebird Chorus Sings "God Bless America" at the Dedication of the Veteran's and Inventors Walk at Delco Park A Kettering Teacher Works One-on-One with her Student Veteran's Day Program 2016 at Oakview Elementary School
Celebrating Career Tech Education Students in Southdale Elementary's KIDS Club enjoy the warm Fall weather! September is School Attendance Awareness Month Southdale Elementary We are FIREBIRDS! The Fairmont Marching Firebirds are 280-Students Strong! Turf Field at Roush Stadium, Home of the FIrebirds Fairmont's USB Donated $10,000 to the Kettering Veteran's and Inventors Walk and Attended the Park's Dedication Firebird Football Kettering Bus Drivers Log more than 600,000 Route Miles a Year Kettering has Once Again Been Named a 'Best Communities for Music Education' Fairmont Park, Home of Firebird Soccer, Field Hockey and Lacrosse Indian Riffle's Firebird Chorus Sings "God Bless America" at the Dedication of the Veteran's and Inventors Walk at Delco Park A Kettering Teacher Works One-on-One with her Student Veteran's Day Program 2016 at Oakview Elementary School

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Southdale Week at a Glance 5-21-18

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  Have a wonderful week and Summer!
Jay Borchers
Principal, Southdale Elementary

Registration for Students NEW to Kettering for 18-19 School Year Now Open

Registration for students NEW to our district for the 2018-19 school year is now open.

End-of-School-Year Information Kettering Fairmont Graduation is Saturday, May 26, at 10 a.m.

As we wind down the 2017-18 school year, we want to provide families with important end-of-year information related to graduation and the last day of school. If you have any questions about end-of-year events and activities specific to your child's school, please contact your child's building/unit principal, or contact Kari Basson in the Community Relations Office kari.basson@ketteringschools.org or at (937) 499-1458

Registration Now Open for 2018 Summer Sports Camps Registration Now Open for 2018 Sport Camps

Registration is open for the 2018 Firebird Sports Camps. Camp opportunities are available for a variety of sports for children as young as incoming kindergartners and through the 12th grade.

Kettering Safety Village 2018 Registration Now Open Safety Village Registration is now Open

Kettering Safety Village, sponsored by the Dor-Wood Optimist Club is a FREE week-long transportation and life-safety program for children who will be entering Kindergarten in Kettering in August 2018.

Southdale Week at a Glance 5-7-18

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  This week is Teacher Appreciation Week so if you find a free moment and feel compelled, it's a perfect time to thank a Southdale staff member.  Thanks, and have a great week!
Jay

Southdale Week at a Glance 4-30-18

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  I hope to see you all at our Southdale Strong 5k Festival this Friday from 5-8 pm!  Have a great week.

Fairmont Theatre Department to Present Children's Play on April 28 Fairmont Presents its Children's Play on Saturday, April 28, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The Kettering Fairmont Theatre Department presents the 2018 Children's Play, Gran's Guide to Stop an Ogre (Also Works for Witches and Bullies) by Stephanie Demaree on Saturday, April 28, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Fairmont High School Recital Hall. 

 

Southdale Week at a Glance 4-23-18

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  Thank you to everyone who came out to help with the Southdale BOSS Cleanup Day on Saturday.  Have a great week!

Southdale Week at a Glance 4-16-18

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  Have a great night!

Southdale Week at a Glance 4-9-18

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  Don't forget to sign-up for Southdale Strong coming up on May 4th!  Thanks, and have a great week!

Get Ready for Kindergarten Extravaganza! Set for April 19 Get Ready for Kindergarten Extravaganza! April 19, 6-7:30 p.m.

Members of the Class of 2031: You are cordially invited to Get Ready for Kindergarten Extravaganza 2018!

Southdale Week at a Glance 4-2-18

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  Have a great week!

Southdale Week at a Glance 3-26-18

I hope everyone had a wonderful Spring Break.  HERE is the Week at a Glance.

District Safety Tipline -- See Something...Say Something See Something Say Something

School safety and security are priorities here in the Kettering City Schools and in schools and communities across the nation. Fortunately, many incidents are preventable if the school community actively monitors and reports unsafe behavior. 

Southdale Week at a Glance 3-12-18

HERE is the Week at a Glance for this week.  Have a great week!

Southdale Week at a Glance 3-5-18

HERE is the Week at a Glance. Have a great week!

Southdale Week at a Glance 2-26-18

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  Have a great night, and don't forget about the Sock Hop this Friday night!!

Southdale Week at a Glance 2-19-18

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  Have a great week!

Chester A. Roush Hall of Fame Nominations Now Being Accepted Chester A. Roush Hall of Fame -- Nominations now Being Accepted

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Chester A. Roush Educational Hall of Fame. 

Preschool Registration for 2018-19 School Year Set for March 13-15 Preschool Registration March 13-15

The Kettering City School District offers two preschool options for our youngest learners, including the Integrated Preschool Program and the Pathfinders Preschool Program.
 

Southdale Week at a Glance 2-12-18

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  Have a great week!

Southdale Week at a Glance 2-5-18

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  Have a great week!

Southdale Week at a Glance 1-29-18

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  Have a great week!

Southdale Week at a Glance 1-22-18

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  Have a great week!

Kindergarten Registration Set for February 20-23 Kindergarten Registration 2018-19 - February 20-23

We are excited to welcome new Firebirds to the fold! Kindergarten Registration for 2018-19 school year will be held Februry 20-23.

Southdale Week at a Glance 1-15-18

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  Have a great week!

Southdale Week at a Glance 1-8-18

Happy New Year!  HERE is the Week at a Glance. I hope everyone had a wonderful break!

Community Input Sought on Grant Funding Kettering City Schools Logo

The Kettering City School District will hold a special meeting on February 8, 2018, from noon to 1 p.m. to gather input from the community regarding the use of funds the district receives through the Ohio Department of Education, via the Consolidated Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP).

Southdale Week at a Glance 12-11-17

HERE is the Week at a Glance for the next two weeks.  Have a great week!

Southdale Week at a Glance 12-4-17

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  Have a great week!

Southdale Week at a Glance 11-27-17

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  Have a great week!

Southdale Week at a Glance 11-13-17

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  Have a great week!

Football Play-off Ticket Info Firebirds in Play-offs Friday Night

ATTENTION FIREBIRD FANS!  This football season has been one to remember for the Firebirds, finishing the regular season with a 7-3 record and ranked 19th out of 73 Division I programs in strength of schedule.

 

Southdale Week at a Glance 10-30-17

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  Have a great week, and Go Firebirds!

Southdale Week at a Glance 10-23-17

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  Have a great week!

Southdale Week at a Glance 10-16-17

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  Have a great week!

Southdale Week at a Glance 10-9-17

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  Have a great week!

Southdale Week at a Glance 10-2-17

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  Don't forget to send in some used books this week for the Used Book Fair, and have a great week!

Southdale Week at a Glance 9-25-17

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  Don't forget that fundraiser orders are due tomorrow.  Thank you for your support, and have a great day!

Southdale Week at a Glance 9-18-17

HERE is the Week at a Glance for 9-18-17.  Have a great week!

Southdale Week at a Glance 9-11-17

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  Have a great week!

Southdale Week at a Glance 9-5-17

HERE is the Southdale Week at a Glance.  Have a great week!

September is Attendance Awareness Month Attendance Awareness Month

The Kettering City Schools are committed to encouraging and assisting parents/guardians and students in establishing good attendance habits for school! 

 

Athletic Boosters Labor Day Pancake Breakfast Labor Day Pancake Breakfast, 7-10 a.m., in the Fairmont Cafeteria

Fairmont High School's Cross Country Parent Group is hosting the Athletic Boosters Annual Labor Day Pancake Breakfast on September 4, from 7-10 p.m.

Southdale Week at a Glance 8-28-17

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  Have a great week!

FHS Auditorium Commemorative Brick Sale Commemorative Brick Sale -- September 3, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fairmont High School's United Student Body will be selling Commemorative Bricks from the FHS Auditorium on September 3, with proceeds benefiting Fairmont's 2017 Spirit Chain.

Southdale Week at a Glance 8-21-17

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  Have a great week!

Solar Eclipse 2017 Eclipse 2017 Map

On August 21, at 2:25 p.m., millions of people across the U.S. had the opportunity to view the first Total Eclipse to cross the 48 contiguous states since 1979. 

Southdale Week at a Glance 8-14-17

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  Have a great week!

Welcome Back Letter, August 2017

Please see the attached Welcome Back letter for imporation information about the start of school.  See you soon!

Southdale Week at a Glance 11-6-17

HERE is the Week at a Glance.  Have a great week!

KCS Preschool Programs Top-Rated Kettering's Integrated Preschool Programs are now 5-Star Rated, the ODE's highest rating for preschool programs

Indian Riffle, Oakview and Greenmont elementary schools join the Kettering Early Childhood Education Center (KECEC) in achieving a 5-Star Rating from the Ohio Department of Education. All of Kettering's preschool programs are now 5-Star Rated.

Back to School Carnival hosted by Dorothy Lane Baptist Church

Dorothy Lane Baptist Church is hosting a carnival and giving away school supplies!  Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Athletic Booster's Craft Show November 18 Fairmont Craft Show Set for November 18

The Fairmont Athletic Booster’s will host its Craft Show on Saturday, November 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Class Lists will be posted Friday, August 11 at 3:30 p.m.

Class lists will be posted on the front doors of the school at 3:30 on Friday, August 11.

'Calamity Day' Phone Notification Sign-ups Winter can mean "Calamity Days." Plan ahead for notifications

We are in the process of updating the call-out list we use for "Calamity Day" Phone Notifications.

District Seeking Subs for a Variety of Positions

The Kettering City School District is seeking substitutes for Food & Nutrition Services helpers, bus drivers and bus aides, clerical staff, custodial and buildings and grounds staff and papaprofessionals.

Meet The Teacher, Monday afternoon, August 14, 2017

Meet the Teacher is a great time to drop off school supplies, find your classroom and meet your teacher!  Click here to see the times.

Online Registration for CURRENT Students Current Student Online Registration Now Available

Parents/Guardians of CURRENT students in the Kettering Schools can complete beginning-of-the-year registration paperwork online.

2017-2018 School Supply Lists
Victoria Theatre Association 2017-18 Fundraising Partnership with Fairmont Theatre Department Victoria Theatre Association Fundraiser for Fairmont Theatre Department

The Victoria Theatre Association gives theater-goers the opportunity to buy discounted ticekts to shows..and to benefit the Fairmont Theatre Department at the same time!

Kettering: Facing the Epidemic Kettering: Facing the Epidemic Together

The Kettering City Schools and the City Of Kettering: Committed to Informing, Educating and Supporting our Community in this Crisis.

Information Regarding 'Starter Kits' for Safety Village Attendees Kettering Supplies for Safety Provides 'Starter Kits' to Kindergartners who Complete the Safety Village Program

If your child attended Safety Village this summer, he/she is eligible for a FREE "Starter Kit," provided by Kettering Supplies for Safety.

STAR Summer School Transportation Information Summer STAR Program Transportation Information

If your incoming third grader will be participating in the STAR Summer School Program, information regarding transportation to the camp can be found on the Transportation home page.

Summer Lunch Program at Five Sites in Moraine Moraine Summer Lunch Program Runs June 12 to August 4

The City of Moraine will once again host Summer Lunch Sites, where free lunches and activities will be available to anyone under the age of 18.

Fairmont High School to Host 'Operation Street Smart' "Operation Street Smart" Presented on August 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kettering Fairmont High School will host "Operation Street Smart" on August 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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