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Principal's Message

Ms. Dellnora Winters



June 2, 2020

Dear SOFA Family,

The School of Fine Arts staff, students, and parents have done a fantastic job responding to this indifferent, uncharted mayhem and have once again demonstrated how resilient and committed you are. As we bring an end to the 2019-2020 school year, we celebrate the graduating class of 2020. While you may have missed significant events, you are apart of a historical experience that will no doubt lend itself to becoming a humanitarian and noble individual in your future. Thank you, students, parents, and teachers for finding new ways to learn, teach, communicate, and grow. I’m often reminded of this… “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” -Maya Angelou

A special word to my SOFA Scholars: Thank you for all your hard work throughout this school year. I am so honored to be your principal; you make me proud. I am grateful for your joy, honest insights, and unique talents. Please remember to engage in daily reading to keep the essential organ exercised…the brain.  Reading is one of the best ways to build neuro-pathways that are vital to the development of adolescent brain growth. Students who read are more than likely to be ahead of their peers come the start of the school year. School of Fine Arts scholars, please make sure you read a minimum of thirty minutes per day. Also, I am pleased to announce that our School Board of Education and Superintendent have taken the initiative to provide books for your summer reading that will arrive at your home by mail during June.

Please note we are working diligently to schedule a day in June for students to pick up their end of the year matters such as eighth-grade diplomas, caps & gowns and personal items out of the lockers for all students. We want to make sure that this pickup is safe for everyone. The district is developing a plan for curbside pickup. Report Cards for the fourth quarter will be mailed to your home. The details regarding when this process will happen are forthcoming, so stay tuned.

Thank you to our hard-working, caring faculty and staff for their commitment to our students. Thank you to the Board of Education and Superintendent for ensuring the students of Dolton School District 149 receive an enriched education.

In closing, I take this opportunity to congratulate all students at the School of Fine Arts! I wish you all a very happy, safe, and enjoyable summer. Working in partnership, we will make 2020-2021 a great school year. Enjoy your summer, and be safe!

Your Proud Principal,


Mrs. Dellnora Winters


Please click the image of our SOFA SOUNDER newsletter for the latest information about the School of Fine Arts!


End-of-the-Year Remote/E-Learning Packets for May 4, 2020 - June 2, 2020


Remote/E-Learning Packets for April 8, 2020 - April 30, 2020



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