February 17, 2020
  • Southside Elementary with rainbow



  • Southside was fortunate to add a new parking lot to the premises to accommodate the many families that bring their students to school and attend the many school associated events including concerts, Winter Fest, Community Day, etc. Southside community members also use the Southside facility for additional purposes. To complete this capital project, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) opportunity was utilized that promoted education, career awareness, and environmental and fiscal responsibility. Thanks to Mason County Conservation District for their design and engineering of the storm water retention areas.

Southside‘s highly capable students and advisor, Tracy Oppedahl, met with the Mason County Engineer and an Americorp Conservation representative following the paving of the property to help design and plan for rain gardens around the lot. Students learned about enviroscapes and the attributes of various types of plants. With this knowledge, they were able to make suggestions toward a placement plan for our new gardens.

Kudos to a local nursery for donating 200 plants to this project. Native plants were used for the rain gardens. This was an example of a wonderful STEM project that incorporated students, local businesses, and community partnerships.

Following planning, additional interested students were invited to help with the physical portion of placing and planting the donated vegetation. The benefits of their labor will be evident this spring with the flowering of some of the plants. A pizza celebration was provided for the students at the conclusion of this project.


Upcoming Events

Feb. 13,  2:45pm – 3:45pm – ASB Winter Dance for grades 5th, 6th, 7th

Feb. 14,  No School – Training Day

Feb. 17-18,  No School – Mid Winter Break

Feb 19,  6:30 pm Board Meeting

Mar. 25,  6:30 p.m – Southside ASB Talent Show

Mar. 27, 12:00 pm – Early Release

Mar. 30 – April 3, 12:00 pm – Early Release – Conferences

Apr. 6 – 10,  No School – Spring Break

Apr. 24, 12:00 pm – Early Release


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…