Southside Elementary School
10906 Station Rd.
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Principal: Kim Rieffannacht, Ed.D.
Assistant Principal: Kristin Musselman
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 K-5 school, which presently serves approximately 375 students. The school provides all day kindergarten, and has three or four 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
2/20- Make up day (School in session)
2/26-3/2- Read Across America Week
2/27- Bingo for Books 6:00PM-7:00PM
3/6- PTG Meeting 6:00PM
3/26-28- Kindergarten Registration (by appointment)
3/29-Act 80 1/2 day Early Release @ 12:30
3/30- No School
4/2- No School
4/3- PTG Meeting 6:00PM
4/5-Talent Show 6:30PM
4/27- Kindergarten Field Trip to Raystown Lake
5/1- PTG Meeting 6:00PM
5/3- Southside Band Concert 6:30PM
5/9- 1st Grade Field trip to Raystown Lake Region
5/10- 4th Grade Field trip to Fort Roberdeau
5/11- Day of Celebration
5/14- Rain date for Day of Celebration
5/15- Rain date for 1st Grade Field trip to Raystown Lake
5/15- Southside Chorus Concert
5/18- 3rd Grade Field trip to Penn's Cave
5/24- 4th Grade Field trip to Fort Roberdeau (day #2)
5/28- No School
5/30- 5th Grade Graduation 9:30AM-11:00AM