December 19, 6-8 p.m., is the Winter Wonderland Craft Night for Southside families. This traditional event is an opportunity for families to participate in making some winter crafts. Come join the fun. A hot dog, chips, and beverage will be available for the first 100 attendees. This event is sponsored by the Southside School Booster Club.
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.
Winter weather is upon us and as we know can change quickly! Please start paying attention to the website, the television stations and radio station KMAS 1030AM, in case we need to close or delay school. We may also choose to operate on emergency routes only. If we should have a one two hour delayed start to school, there will NOT be any AM Kindergarten class for the day. PM Kindergarten will run on time.
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.