Principal’s Message

Dear South Vienna Families,

Welcome to the new school year! The South Vienna Elementary Staff is prepared and excited about the new school year. Our goal is to continue to provide an exceptional learning experience for every child every day. Our instructional program is aligned to the Common Core State Standards with a new math adoption one year ago and a new language arts adoption that we initiated this year. 

South Vienna Elementary is  excited to also be able to bring greatness to a new level  in all of our students this year. We are adopting a new culture. The Leader in Me process will teach South Vienna Elementary  the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People developed by Stephen Covey.  The goal of this work is to educate the whole child and empower students to become "take-charge" leaders  and happy, effective kids. Setting high expectations for students academically and socially will provide a safe, nurturing learning environment for students to become productive citizens. Great happens at The Leader in Me schools.

As always, we believe in the power of families and the vested interest of our community. To that end we welcome parents and community into our school as we take The Leader in Me journey.  We look forward to working with you as partners as we develop young leaders.

Our elementary staff has spent time this summer training and renewing their commitment to helping our students grow academically and as Leaders. Please join us in that effort as we embrace this mindset of the 7 habits and partner with us to instill greatness in your child each day.


Yours in Education,


Denise Jones

South Vienna Elementary

Denise Jones, Principal
ext. 1801