Principal Message

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Dear Parents, 

Welcome to the 2022 - 2023 school year! We are the Home of the Panthers where you will find “Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character.” This was taken from the book Wonder, which we will have as a focus this year school-wide. When you set foot into our school, you will not only see but also feel the Pride we have in being the South Clearfield Panthers. At the heart of this is students, parents, faculty, staff, and administration who are dedicated to the academic, social, emotional, and physical success of each South Clearfield Panther. Now, more than ever, we realize that the social and emotional well-being of students and families need to be at the forefront of the decisions we make. At South Clearfield we will ensure that students love being at school, love to learn, and have respect for adults and their peers, all while striving to meet their personal goals. 

We are committed to excellence in education, knowing that all children can learn, that individuals learn in different ways. We know that success in school can add to a child’s feeling of self-worth and long-term success.  We want each child to succeed, to be motivated, challenged, and grow in academic ability within a personalized learning environment, while becoming more self-confident, respecting themselves, and showing good citizenship towards others. 

Please review the contents of this handbook together with your child, and feel free to contact the school regarding any questions you may have.  In addition to this information, you will receive periodic emails, phone calls, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter updates from the school and from me. Please look for this information as it will allow you to stay caught up with what’s happening here at South Clearfield Elementary. We encourage you to “like” the South Clearfield Facebook page, and the South Clearfield Twitter page, as well as (my) Mr. Kinghorn Facebook page.  

In the coming year, we look forward to having close working relationships and cooperation between educators, parents, and students. Thank you for your ongoing support. 


Robert W. Kinghorn