October 3, 2022

Upcoming School Events

Wednesday, October 5th – Picture Day – Order Online JOSIEPHOTO.INTER-STATE.COM, CODE: 70369FB

Monday, October 10th –  9:45 am Late Start

Friday, October 21st – 12:00 pm Early Release

Monday, October 24th thru 28th – 12:00 pm Early Release – Conference Week


Reminders and Information


Please view our:  Southside Overview Video


Southside School District is seeking applications from citizens interested in being appointed to a committee to write the “for/against statements” for the Mason County Local Voters’ Pamphlets related to the District’s Replacement Educational Programs and Operation Levy ballot measure to be considered at the November 8, 2022 election.  Those interested should send their name, address, phone number and which position they represent to Paul Wieneke, Superintendent, Southside District, at 161 SE Collier Rd, Shelton, WA 98584 or via email at pwieneke@southsideschool.org.

Please note that the District is not involved in preparing any “for/against statements” or rebuttals. The sole duty of the Board is to appoint committee members and to provide a copy of the Mason County Local Voter Pamphlet Rules to the committee members in order for them to prepare the statements and rebuttals.  Committee members may need to check with the Mason County Auditor website to confirm the deadlines for submissions.


Good things are happening at Southside! We continue to provide outstanding educational programs and facilities thanks to federal, state, and local funding. We rely on all three funding sources to support the student success we currently enjoy in our district. 

Unfortunately, our district’s Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) levy did not pass in April. That means funding for these items is in jeopardy: 

  • textbooks
  • school supplies
  • utilities
  • building maintenance 
  • educational support staff

 Levy funding reflects the priorities of the local community. We are grateful for our local funding and are fully accountable to local taxpayers to keep our school functioning and our students learning. This fall, taxpayers will have another opportunity to support the programs listed above. A new EP&O levy, at a lower rate, will appear on the ballot in November. 

 We continue to communicate with our school families using School Messenger. We are increasing our communications efforts with our community neighbors by mailing them our quarterly school newsletter. We want everyone to know that their school is a great place to learn, with outstanding students and dedicated, caring adults.

Thank you for your partnership!

Paul Wieneke, Superintendent

Robie Spaulding, School Administrator

Vision & Mission

Welcome to Southside School District- Best School Around. Celebrating 116 Years This Year!

“The mission statement of the Southside School District, as a small, community-centered school, is to inspire lifelong learning and to empower students of all ages to become knowledgeable, contributing citizens by meeting the diverse needs of the whole person in a safe and nurturing environment.”

Non-discrimination Statement:

Southside School District does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, creed, religion, age, veteran or military status, disability, or the use of trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. Read more…