southlands spotlight easter

Easter Sunday can mean a lot of different things depending on who you talk to. To some people, it means having an egg hunt, painting eggs with festive colors, or simply having a grand family meal together. At Southlands, it has a very distinct and important meaning to us. This month, we would like to…

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Meet Our Staff Mondays: Jolynne Martlaro

We’ve all heard that Southlands is like a family, and that is true! There are many people on campus that make that sentence come to life, and one of those individuals is Mrs. Jolynne Martlaro. She’s known by many as being joyful, caring, funny and a servant. These are some of the many character traits…

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Meet Our Staff Mondays: Mr. Thomas Kolakowski

Words & photo by: Matthew Herrera When thinking of the word ‘passion’, one specific staff member comes to mind. In today’s blog, we would love to introduce Mr. Thomas Kolakowski. He has a burning passion for both teaching kids and music, which makes him perfect for his current position. He currently teaches Drumline, Percussion Ensemble…

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Southlands is a place with many students from different cultures, and we see this as an opportunity to reach the masses. One of our students who comes from Xi’an China, has been serving not only her classmates, but her teachers as well. We want to take a minute to highlight our very own, Rose Fu!…

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Our teachers and staff here on campus are exceptional, which is why we love to share who we have as part of this family. Allow us to introduce to you one of the teachers on campus that goes above and beyond when it comes to serving our students. Mrs. Berru-licon is definitely not a new…

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JOG-A-THON 2018 "MISSION: POSSIBLE"

It’s that time of the year again! Our annual Jog-A-Thon fundraiser has begun! This year, ALL PROCEEDS will go towards the following: Preschool: New toys & playground items TK-8th Grade: Developing our new S.T.E.A.M. program Students are also awarded a raffle ticket for every $10 they turn in.  Don’t forget to turn in your donation…

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Southlands Spotlight: Sage Vargas

Southlands would like to highlight a student that lets his actions speak for himself. This week, we would like to introduce senior, Sage Vargas. Sage found the Southlands family through a close family friend. After engulfing himself in the culture of SCS, Sage pointed out that the people who make up the school are the…

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Words and photo by: Matthew Herrera We are bringing M.O.S (Meet Our Staff) back, so why not start off with someone awesome? This week, we would like to introduce Mr. Gantt! He started working for Southlands in 2012, and integrated with our family so naturally. He discovered Southlands through a friend who worked in the…

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words & photo by: Matthew Herrera There is no age requirement when it comes to being an amazing student, and that’s the mentality Francesca Koch carries in her daily life. We want to take some time to highlight Frankie! She is currently in the 8th grade, but has been at Southlands since preschool. When people…

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Congratulations to our young musicians

Words by: Mrs. Chung Our talented pianists competed at DBPAC at Diamond Bar High School over the summer. Among hundreds of young musicians gathered from local schools, Southlands students impressed the judges with their outstanding musical performances. 1st Place: Shalynn Choi 2nd Place: Michelle Messiah 3rd Place: Avery Bruner, Shaden Choi, Tiffany Huang 4th Place:…

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