J. Michael Conley Elementary

Where inquiring minds come alive!

Welcome to Conley's Website!

The web site of the Conley School @ SouthWood exists as an information resource for parents, students, teachers, staff, business partners, and community members affilliated with our school. It is the first place to check for the latest information about academic affairs, PTO events, Conley news, and student accomplishments. Thanks for stopping by!

Our Vision

Conley School @ SouthWood is a place where students achieve their maximum potential academically, socially, physically and emotionally.

Our Mission

Conley School @ SouthWood will develop a community of inquisitive, independent, resilient learners who are Safe, Cooperative, Open-minded, Principled, Empathetic, and able to meet the challenges of the changing world; maximizing technology and providing engaging curriculum in a positive learning environment.

Important Information

School Hours
  • School begins each day at 8:30 a.m. and continues until 2:50 p.m.
  • Morning supervision is available beginning at 7:45 a.m.
  • Afternoon supervision is available until 3:15 p.m.
Anytime your child is absent from school due to illness, please contact the front office as soon as possible. 
Contact Numbers
Front Office: 850.414.5610
Fax Number: 850.414.8163
Extended Day: 850.414.6223
Kitchen: 850.414.9763
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Around the District

  • LCS Teachers Build Trust at Superintendent's Leadership Academy

    The Superintendent’s Teacher Leadership Academy helped create new friendships this week…as well as some sore muscles from doing the ropes course at the FSU Reservation. The event also included a keynote presentation from Author Peter DeWitt.

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  • LCS Transportation Department Focuses On Field Trip Safety (VIDEO)

    The Special Operations Department staff at LCS Transportation have been busy this summer producing a training video for Field Trip Safety. We appreciate their hard work and vigilance to keep our students safe in all aspects of transportation.

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  • Hanna Calls on Governor to Veto HB7069

    Superintendent Hanna sent a letter to Florida Governor Rick Scott asking him to veto HB7069. Read more by cicking the picture.

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  • What are Students Giggling About at Buck Lake ??

    The end of the year always brings smiles to the faces of our students. But so does Kahoot ? Ka WHAT ?? Kahoot. It's a fun way to engage students in Math and all other areas of instruction. Fun and learning combined with laughter. Very unique.

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News and Updates

  •                         Michael Conley Elementary School @ SouthWood 2017 Suggested Summer Reading List




    • Nursery Rhymes
    • Books from the following authors:

    o Eric Carle

    o Mercer Mayer

    o Ezra Jack Keats

    o Cynthia Rylant

    o Dr. Seuss


    First Grade

    • Arthur’s Pet Business by Marc Brown
    • Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl by Tedd Arnold
    • Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park
    • Frog and Toad Together by Barbara Park
    • Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
    • Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin
    • Creepy Carrots! By Aaron Reynolds a d Peter Brown
    • Fancy Nancy series by Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser
    • Flat Stanley series by Jeff Brown and Macky Pamintuan


    Second Grade

    • Henry and Mudge series by Cynthia Rylant
    • Nate the Great series by Marjorie Weinman
    • Dr. Seuss books
    • The Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne
    • Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel
    • Young Cam Jansen series by David Adler
    • Pete the Cat series by James and Kimberly Dean
    • Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park
    • Amelia Bedelia series by Peggy Parish
    • Magic School Bus series
    • Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo
    • How I Spent my Summer Vacation by Mark Teague


    Third Grade

    • Alexander Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst
    • The Pain and the Great One by Judy Blume
    • The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
    • Geronimo Stilton series
    • Math Curse by Jon Scieszka
    • Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney
    • Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald
    • The Stories Julian Tells by Ann Cameron
    • Ivy and Bean series by Annie Barrows
    • Bad Kitty series by Nick Bruel
    • Big Nate series by Lincoln Pierce


    Fourth Grade

    • Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Clearly
    • Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
    • Riding Freedom by Pam Ryan
    • Love that Dog by Sharon Creech
    • Shiloh by Phyllis Reynold Naylor
    • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
    • The BFG by Roald Dahl
    • Wonder by R.J. Palacio
    • Swindle by Gordon Korman
    • The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
    • Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo


    Fifth Grade

    • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
    • Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
    • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
    • Hurricanes: Earth’s Mightiest Storms by P. Lauber
    • Life Under Ice by Mary M. Cerullo
    • The Underneath by Kathi Appeit
    • Heroes for My Son by Brad Meltzer
    • Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy US Marshal
    • Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
    • Animals in the House: A History of Pets and People by Sheila Keenan
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  • Bully and Harassment Prevention and Reporting: New Online Reporting Form!

    We are committed to providing an educational setting that is safe, secure, and free from harassment and bullying. A reporting tool has been created to appropriately identify, report, investigate, and respond to situations of bullying and harassment. All submissions will be forwarded to a school administrator. Please make sure you fill in all of the fields of this form so that administration can have a complete report to begin a successful investigation.
    The new online reporting form: Online bully and harrassment report

    If you prefer to print the official LCS Possible Bullying Reporting Form and turn it in to us, please click HERE for the form.

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  • WeatherSTEM - LIKE on Facebook

    Conley is one of the newest recipients of WeatherSTEM, an online platform that connects weather stations placed in schools around the district in order to compile all of the data the stations are collecting. There are two separate devices on our campus, a cloud camera that records the cloud movement over our campus, and weather instruments that track things like temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed, heat index, etc. There is a curriculum component with lesson plans that teachers can use to teach students all sorts of science, computer programming, and other STEM topics at all grade levels. However, anyone can visit our Conley WeatherSTEM page to access the latest data! Currently, WeatherSTEM is holding a competition to see which school can get the most Facebook "Likes" and the winner will receive small solar panels and possibly small motors to be used by students. Please help Conley out by going to https://www.facebook.com/WXSTEM and Like the WeatherSTEM page.

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  • Parking on Orange Avenue Bike Lane

    It was brought to the attention of the Tallahassee Police Department that several of our parents were parking in the bike lane on Orange Avenue when dropping off or picking up students. It is unlawful for vehicles to drive or obstruct designated bike lanes.

    I understand that parents have utilized the parking on Orange Avenue for years; however, safety is our priority and I highly encourage you to utilize our car drop off/pickup area each school day. The Tallahassee Police Department or Sheriff’s Department has the authority to ticket any vehicle in violation of obstructing (parking) a bike lane.

    The Tallahassee Police Department does not want to issue tickets and they have asked that I communicate this information to you immediately.

    Please understand that Leon County Schools has no authority over the roadway and I am simply communicating to you what has been communicated to me.

    Thanks so much for understanding.

    Taka Mays

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  • Bus Stop Information

    Parents may obtain information on their child's bus stop online (links below) or by contacting the Transportation office at 850.488-2636. Buses servicing Conley Elementary run from the Cox Compound (850.922-6727) and from the Conner Compound (850.922-6701).

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  • School Improvement Plan

    Our current School Improvement Plan can be viewed at the Florida Department of Education Bureau of School Improvement website.

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  • HealthyKids.org - Florida KidCare

    Leon County Schools would like every student to have health insurance. For more information about affordable health insurance for newborns through age 18, visit www.healthykids.org or call 1-888-540-5437.

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  • Nondiscrimination Notification and Contact Information

    “No person shall on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex (including transgender, gender nonconforming and gender identity), marital status, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation or genetic information be denied employment, receipt of services, access to or participation in school activities or programs if qualified to receive such services, or otherwise be discriminated against or placed in a hostile environment in any educational program or activity including those receiving federal financial assistance, except as provided by law.” No person shall deny equal access or a fair opportunity to meet to, or discriminate against, any group officially affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, or any other youth group listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society.

    An employee, student, parent or applicant alleging discrimination with respect to employment, or any educational program or activity may contact:

    Dr. Kathleen L. Rodgers

    Equity Coordinator and Title IX Compliance Officer

    Leon County School District

    2757 West Pensacola Street

    Tallahassee, Florida 32304

    (850) 487-7306



    A student or parent alleging discrimination as it relates to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act may contact:

    Dr. Alan Cox, 504 Specialist

    Leon County School District

    2757 West Pensacola Street

    Tallahassee, Florida 32304

    (850) 487-7190


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      Current Temperature: 79.4 °F
      Current Humidity: 74%
      Current Rainfall: 0.00 in/hr
      Current Dew Point: 70.0 °F
      Current Pressure: 30.03 inHg


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