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  • Place Yearbook Orders Now!

    The Yearbook is coming! The 2013-14 Southside Yearbook will be here in June. The cost is $19.00 and orders are due by May 23rd. Your student will receive order information from his/her teacher or may check in the office.

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  • Thank You Voters

    The Southside School District levy passed with a 56.34% yes votes. Thank you for supporting Southside and keeping this district going after 111 years of serving our students and our community. Your support counts.

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  • Instructional Frameworks Selected for Southside

    Southside School Board has adopted the CEL 5Dplus and the AWSP Leadership instructional frameworks. All staff will be trained in the model that affects them. This adoption and application meets the state requirements for approved staff evaluation processes and accountability.

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  • Southside Student Receives Heart Transplant

    Allison Christensen received a heart transplant on September 26. She was diagnosed this past summer with a heart disease and has been hospitalized since. We are thankful that Allison was able to get a new heart and will continue her efforts toward an exceptional recovery. Please click on the title to get additional information on ways to support Allison and her family.

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  • Register for Southside

    Now is the time to register students for Southside if you haven't already done so. Registration may be picked up in the office prior to June 20 or after August 18. We look forward to serving students.

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  • State Testing for Grades 3-8

    State required proficiency exams will begin soon for our Southside students in grades 3-8. Support for students who will be testing includes insuring good attendance at school, plenty of rest, and healthy meals. Testing for Southside will occur on specific dates for each grade level tested between April 28 and May 20. Designated dates will be sent home with students. Student participation is a state requirement which provides families, the school, and the state valuable information. Thanks for supporting our students. (Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle on their test days and may use their own ear buds for the listening requirements of the tests.)

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Welcome to Southside School District! We are located in Shelton, Washington, 15 miles Northwest of Olympia, off Highways 101 and 3, on the beautiful Hammersley Inlet of Puget Sound. We have the pride of a smaller, family-oriented community with the benefit of many desired amenities nearby. We are celebrating the 111th Anniversary of Southside School District.

Southside School District has about 200 students in grades K-7 on one campus. Our teachers are all highly qualified, meeting state requirements, to meet the educational needs of our students while maintaining the personalization of a small district setting. Most of our employees have worked at Southside for over 10 years and their average years of experience in education are over 18 years. Generations of families have attended Southside. Approximately 40% of our student population is students and families who waiver into the school district due to the positive attributes of Southside. If you are looking for a quaint and nurturing learning environment with scaffolded, rigorous, and engaging curriculum, Southside School District meets these criteria.

Supported immensely by involved parents and active community members, and led by a capable and caring school board, our principal/superintendent, teachers, and support staff are committed to helping students reach their full potential as students and positive contributors to our community. The Southside community has continued to demonstrate a belief in the importance of education by continually supporting the levies needed to operate this district. Lastly, Southside is successful because of the support of the many parent and community volunteers. We have a parent/community booster club that works collaboratively with the school to ensure that our students have opportunities not afforded at other places. Together, our staff and community have a positive impact on the exceptional education of all of our students.

Doris Bolender, Principal/Superintendent
Southside School District


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