Southside Elementary School
10906 Station Rd.
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Principal: Theresa Montgomery
Southside Elementary School is located on Station Road, approximately two miles outside of the borough of Huntingdon, in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. It is one of two elementary schools in the Huntingdon Area School District. Southside Elementary School is a Pre-K-5 school, which presently serves approximately 350 students. The school provides all day kindergarten, and has three classes at each of the grade levels.
Students receive specialized instruction in art, music, band, library, physical education, drug awareness, and health. Support programs and services include: Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, Title I Reading, Learning Support, and Gifted Support. In addition, individual, small-group, and whole-class counseling sessions are provided by our Guidance Counselor. We have an active parent-teacher group (PTG) that facilitates student and family events throughout the school year. These events include field trips, family- fun nights, school-wide celebrations and many more activities that support our students, families and staff. Parental involvement is encouraged throughout the school year.
Through our ongoing curriculum review process, data- analysis sessions, annual goal setting meetings, and our ongoing staff development focusing on effective instruction, we continue to move in a direction that centers around the success of each child.
Since 2007, we have used the Response to Instruction and Intervention model (RtII) to provide additional support to children. The model includes a team approach to provide appropriate scientifically-based intervention combined with ongoing progress monitoring to ensure academic success.
Southside Elementary News
UPCOMING SOUTHSIDE EVENTS
October 14 – Flexible Instruction Day- Learners will work from home
October 17 – Southside PTG Clothing orders and money due
October 18 – PTG Movie Night 6-8:30 Southside Gym (The Secret Life of Pets 2)
October 21 – Act 80 day (No school for Learners)
October 22-25 – 5th Grade to Outdoor School
October 22-25 -Red Ribbon Week
October 22 – Red Ribbon-“Cast-away from Drugs Day” wear Caribbean Themed attire
October 23 – Red Ribbon- “Wear Orange” Anti-Bullying Unity Day
October 23 – 1st Grade to the Mishler Theatre
October 24 – Red Ribbon “Wear Red”
October 24 – End of First Marking Period
October 25 – Red Ribbon “Bearcat Red & Blue Day” Wear Red & Blue and/or Bearcat Logo
October 25 – Kindergarten to JB Tree Farm
October 25 – Pizza Hut Lunch Day
October 30 – Party times TBD by classroom…… Costume Parade will begin at 2:30PM
November 1 – Picture Retakes
November 6 – Thanksgiving reservation and money due by 4:00PM
November 7– Act 80 1/2 day (Early release for learners 11:45AM)
November 7 – Parent Teacher Conference (by appointment)
November 8 – No School
November 11 – Professional Development (No school for Learners)
November 13 – Southside PTG Clothing order delivery
November 14 – Thanksgiving Luncheon (by reservation only)
November 15 – 4th Grade Career Field Trip to Juniata College
November 27 – Early Release 11:45AM
November 28- December 3 – Thanksgiving Break