February Teacher of the Month

9 months ago

By Brooklyn Hinson and Maddie Burks

February 7 , 2022


The month is February. It’s the love month of the year! Mrs. Kim Bryant has been chosen as teacher of the month! Mrs.Kim is the librarian at South Haven Elementary. We interviewed her and asked her a series of questions. The questions and her answers are listed below.

#1. Why did you decide to become a teacher?

“I admired my 5th grade teacher. And I wanted to be like her. She was a great teacher.”

#2. In your opinion, what is the best part of teaching?

“Getting to know all of my students and building a relationship with them.”

#3. What would students be surprised to find out about you?

“I’m very competitive. I hate losing.”

#4. What's the best part of your teaching experience so far?

“Teaching former students children.”

#5. Where did you go to college?

“I got my BS at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro,TN.  I got my Masters at Bethel College in McKenzie,TN and I got my second Masters at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro,TN.”

#6. What is some advice you can give us as students?

“Take school seriously. Do your very best in everything you do.”

“Teaching former students children.”

December Teacher of the Month

9 months ago

This month is December. The month of snow and ice. So, we chose a teacher who is extra nice. Mrs. Bethany Rhodes has been chosen as teacher of the month! 

Mrs.Bethany teaches sixth grade. She is 23 years old and almost 7 months pregnant. We interviewed her and asked her a series of questions. The questions and her answers are listed below.

#1. Why did you decide to become a teacher?

“ I wanted to help students learn in both life and academics.”

#2. In your opinion, what is the best part of teaching?

   “ The best part of teaching for me is seeing the students understand a concept that they didn't before with the sparkle in their eyes. Also getting to give love to students who don't receive it otherwise. ”

#3. What would students be surprised to learn about you?

“ I do actually have favorites. ”

#4. What's the best part of your teaching experience so far?

“ I just love seeing how excited the students get about different life experiences both between the teacher and the students.”

#5. What college did you go to?

“ I went to the University of Tennessee at martin-parsons center

#6. What's some advice you can give us as students?

“ Always do your best no matter what is going on or how you feel and show respect at all times- even when it's hard to do.”

By Brooklyn Hinson and Maddi Burks

School News for October

9 months ago

By Karen Wyatt

Greetings from South Haven!  Fall is here and the school year has gotten off to a wonderful start.  We have been very busy learning, teaching, making new friends, and learning to be more responsible.  

Our Character Trait for the first quarter was Responsibility.  Students were recognized for displaying responsible behavior in many ways.  The faculty and staff have paid attention to responsible behaviors and praised students on a consistent basis.

Our Students of the Month for September were:  Pre-K- Sammie Gienapp, Bayley Stevens, and Bo Bartholomew, Kindergarten-Jaxxon Callis, Becca Stoudt, Gibson Poole, and Peyton White, First Grade-Gracie Freels, Christian Thomas, Annslee Staten, and Seth Burrell, 2nd Grade-Jayce Williams, Nettie Poole, Mariana Xampala, and Mason Foster, 3rd Grade-Tallen Dailey, Kristin Gienapp, Ariel Hall, and Dominic Smith, 4th Grade-Braylen Dailey, Lillian Pollock, Luke Smith, and  Alyssa Todd, 5th Grade-Brody Wood, Rylan Elvington, Braiden Robbins, and Payton Pickens, 6th Grade-Na’keyla Daniels and Emma Murdock, 7th Grade-Briley Williams and Brooklyn Hinson, and 8th Grade-Aubrey Holmes and La’shaun Daniels.  Congratulations to all of these students!

Family Art Night was held on September 30.  This was a night of fun and creativity at our school.  Everyone had a super time at this event!

National School Lunch Week was October 12-15 and was enjoyed by everyone.  Mrs. Lisa Payne and her creative crew delighted us with delicious lunch entrees and everyone loved the prizes awarded to celebrate the fun week!

“Meet the Hawks” was a big success and everyone enjoyed this traditional event.  A salute to our basketball teams, cheerleaders, and coaches for all of their hard work and for doing their best! 

The Second Quarter Rally was held on October 14th and it was awesome!  Everyone enjoyed being together to celebrate success at South Haven!  This day was also the kick-off of our basketball season.   GO HAWKS!

Students celebrated Halloween a little early with the “Boo Bash”.  Students wore their costumes and enjoyed some fun games and activities on Friday, October 22nd after school.  It’s always fun to celebrate at school with our school family!

Our Character Trait for the second quarter is School Pride.  Grade-level classrooms displayed great creativity by decorating their classroom doors with the theme, “School Pride”.  Congratulations to Ms. Sam McDaniel and her 4th Grade Class for winning the contest! 

Former Student-Athlete Honored

9 months ago

Adelida Hale honored at Monday night's Basketball games.

Currently pursuing her degree in dentistry, Adelida Hale (Addie) has persevered through life's obstacles to achieve her goals. She is a Class of 2011 South Haven graduate. During her middle school years, Addie became a student-athlete for Coach Bartholomew (Coach B). Addie was honored on Monday night for her accomplishments as a player and in life.

During sixth grade, Addie averaged 8 points per game.

In seventh grade, she averages 18.5 points per game. Her team was the Lady Hawks County Runner-Up and she was a County All-Star. 

In her final season as an eighth-

grader, Addie averaged 26 points per game, she was again a County All-Star, and the team was Lady Hawks Christmas Tournament Champs and the Lady Hawks County Runner-up

During her South Haven career, Addie scored 1055 points, averaging 19 points per game.

Additional Stats

Lexington High School      Class of 2015

HS Junior

  • District Vo-MVP
  • All-district, All-tournament, and All-state awards
  • All-West Tennessee

HS Senior

  • Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State
  • During her high school career, Addie scored 1,034 points. She averaged 18.5 points, 5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game.

Trevecca Nazarene University     Class of 2019 


26 games

129 points

63 rebounds

24 assists

32 steals (team best)

5.2 average points per game

All-freshman team


25 games

10.8 average points per game

29.2 minutes average per game (second-most on the team)

Great Midwest Conference Player of the week,

The team ranked 3rd in steals & 3rd in 3-pointers in the G-MAC


Redshirted due to knee surgery


29 games

10.9 average points

28 minutes averaged per game

Shooting Stats 0.335% (108-322) from the field; 0.262% (38-145) three-point shooter; 0.670%(63-94) free-throw 

Averaged. 4 rebounds, 1.1 steals, and 1 assist per game

She has received her BSW with a concentration in human behavior sciences and social work from Trevecca-Nazarene in Nashville in May 2019 and received her Masters in 2021 from Cumberland University in Lebanon.

Hawks Celebrate the Start of a New Quarter and Opening Basketball

9 months ago

The Hawks are excited!

This week marked the end of the first quarter and the opening game of the hawk's basketball season. 

To celebrate the end of the first quarter, the entire student body gathered together Thursday covering the gym in GOLD!

Hawk Spirit Shirts were seen all over the school Thursday as we showed our school spirit. Every student received a spirit shirt thanks to the generous donations made by individuals and corporate sponsors. 
Students cheered for fellow students as they competed in relay games at every grade level. The basketball teams showed off their ball skills in preparation for their first game of the season against Pin Oak Elementary. 

Going into the next season at South Haven, we will be focusing on School Spirit. Everyone at South Haven will be showing their school spirit in any way they can. We are dedicated to making our school look great and feel like a great place to be. Each week our Character Stick is awarded to two classes in the school. This week, Ms. Kerry's Eighth Grade class was awarded the Character Stick. Next week a new class will be awarded the coveted honor of placing the stick next to their classroom. 

Mr. Tony, our esteemed custodian, was celebrated and awarded the Golden Plunger for his hard work and dedication to keeping our school in tip-top shape.

Our Hawk Cheerleaders kept everyone's spirits high with their chants and dance routine. 

Hawks and Lady Hawks showing off their skills for the school. 

We were also visited by Mr. Responsible. 

College Visit

9 months ago

8th Graders Visit UT Martin

By Stephanie Coffman

Third Grade Salutes Our Veterans

9 months ago

Dr. Coffman Throws First Pitch

9 months ago

Dr. Coffman getting ready to throw out first pictch at Jackson Generals game.

South Haven cheering section!

First Lady Haslam Visits South Haven

9 months ago

By Stephanie Coffman

First Lady Haslam spoke to our 3rd graders about the importance of reading!

Top AR Reader in 3rd grade, Kayla Brown, presents the First Lady with a book autographed by our students.