There are several opportunities for students to engage in sporting activities through programs associated with Southfield School. As these opportunities are designed to develop skills and understanding of the rules and strategies of the various sports, all who wish to participate are granted the opportunity to do so. The school sponsored Middle School teams include basketball, tennis, golf and cross country. Southfield students also have the opportunity to participate in a joint private school football team. The Jets Alliance football team is comprised of students from five local private schools and competes with both local and regional schools.
Southfield Middle School also sponsors a cheerleading squad that supports our middle school boys' and girls' sports teams.
Local and Ark-La-Tex field trips are organized for every grade level throughout the school. These trips are considered to be an integral part of our educational program. Parents will always be notified well in advance of any planned field trips.
Fifth and sixth grade students take day trips to areas of historical or scientific interest. Seventh grade students take a three-day science related trip into Arkansas. Eighth grade students study Louisiana history during a four-day trip. Middle school students, alumni, and parents may also participate in annual overseas trips during spring break that are organized by the school’s foreign language teachers.
Middle school students take Stanford Standardized Achievement Tests, and third, fifth and seventh graders take the Otis Lennon School Achievement Tests in the spring each year. These tests measure student performance using national norms and indicate the progress of individuals in areas such as language arts, reading comprehension and mathematics.
The results of the Stanford Achievement Tests are mailed to parents in early June.
In the Middle School, student progress is reported in several ways. Every nine-week marking period, grades are made available through the school’s database Veracross. In the first quarter, the report cards will be followed by parent/student/teacher conferences and optional conferences are held in the third quarter. In the second and fourth quarters the report cards will include written comments from each academic subject teacher.
Middle school uses a seven point grading system: A(100-93), B(92-85), C(84-74), D(73--65), F(64-0).
Southfield's after school program for Middle School students involves children in fun activities and provides a quiet time for homework.
The After Care Program begins at 3 p.m. each day. An afternoon snack will be provided each day followed by supervised activities.
The After School Program will be available most days of the school year. Please check the Southfield calendar for exceptions (such as noon dismissal days, school holidays, parent/teacher conference days, etc.), and/or they will be posted in the after school program area. Parents must select a pick up time of 4:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. and may register for three to five days a week. Please remember that by signing the contract you are financially committed to those days. Drop-in service is available.