Hello South Families,
Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! We are excited that you are a part of the South Learning Community!
Our goal is to challenge your child academically, grow them socially and emotionally, and guide them toward independent thinking and problem solving. Students will be expected to display Kind, Cooperative and Community behavior that will lead to a successful school year. We are looking forward to a great school year filled with enriching activities and learning experiences that will help your child display “Tiger Pride!”
Our school learning community is strengthened by our partnerships. The active participation of students, staff, families, and community organizations are essential for our continued success. As we go through the school year, I welcome the opportunity to meet all of you. I have an open door policy and you are invited to South anytime. I look forward to working with you and your student throughout the school year to provide a safe, productive learning environment that supports student achievement.
Shannon Avenson is the Assistant Principal at South Junior High School. She returned to District 742 in 2013 as the Assistant Director of Curriculum after spending time as a K-12 principal and athletic director in Northome, Minnesota and an elementary principal in Juneau, Alaska. She was an active member of the Core Planning Team for the district's Strategic Plan. Prior to that, Ms. Avenson was a science teacher and volleyball coach at Apollo High School.
Ms. Avenson is looking forward to connecting with the amazing staff at South, as well as getting to know as many students as she can. She is excited to serve the students, staff and families at South Junior High School!
At home, Ms. Avenson is a mom of three awesome kids, Issak - 11, Nolan - 8 and DJ - 7.