Welcome to the South Science and Technology Magnet. This historic program began over 30 years ago and is one of only a few K-8 Science and Technology schools in the state of Ohio.
Our kindergarten through eighth-grade magnet is a place where every student has the daily opportunity in hands-on science and technology labs. Our middle school students also have the opportunity to explore robotics.
Last school year, South was named a High Progress School of Honor by the Ohio Deaprtment of Education for its gains on the State Report Card. We current have a B and continue to work toward reaching the next level.
South is one of a few schools in the state to do Project Lead the Way at every grade level. It is also incorporated into our technology classes.
Students can get involved in several groups, including the Astronomyy Club, Environmental Club, Science Olympiad and Quiz Bowl. Last year's Quiz Bowl Team won the Allen County Championship. One of our Science Olympiad teams took sixth place in the nation last year.
Thanks to a partnership with Ohio State Univeristy at Lima and the City of Lima, students get exposed to a college campus, hear from experts in science-related fields and work on large sience and art projects through Stardust: The William A. Fowler Science Series. Projects have included producing a cancer documentary, stop-motion videos and solar system artwork. All projects were presented to the community.
South also holds a Science Night for students and their families and hosts Farm Day for elementary students throughout the school district. Students also help plant and harvest onsite community gardens.
The Science and Technology Magnet also offers other opportunities for a well-rounded student. Students are exposed to orchestra in the fourth grade. Band and choir are also available to students beginning in the fifth grade. Our wonderful physical education and art teachers work collaboratively and see students every week.
We have a wonderful partnership with the Lima Kiwanis Club, with our students being invovled in the Kiwanis Builders Club. The club does various school and community service projects.
Our community outreach is strengthened by the Kids Hope USA program which brings in mentors to work with students.
The staff meets weekly to assess student progress and examine teaching strategies in order to meet individual student needs. Daily updates regarding grades and behavior are available for parents on web-based programs like DOJO, Progressbook and Schoology.
I welcome you to call me at 419-996-3192 and set up a visit and fill out an application. Families can tour our building or schedule a shadow day for students. We look forward to hearing from you.
Chad Fallis, Principal
755 Saint Johns Ave. Telephone:419-996-3190 Fax: 419-996-3191
Student Hours: 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Early dismissal every Wednesday at 2 p.m.