South Elementary School

Welcome - Message from the Principal


On behalf of the students, faculty, and support staff, I welcome you to the newly-updated South School website! I am confident you will find the information posted here useful in learning more about our school and the programs and services we offer.

South School serves over 500 students ranging from Kindergarten through Grade Five.  Here are some of the exciting things our facility has to offer:

A media center which encourages a life-long appreciation and love of literature and reading.  Students are provided with the tools to support the learning process.
A computer lab which provides an introduction to keyboarding, digital-leveled books, Google docs, and much more. 
A gymnasium and PE program that provides students with a variety of equipment and activities emphasizing skill development while promoting a physically active lifestyle.
Our Art and Music Programs offer creative outlets where students can grow and develop their visual learning in many engaging musical and artistic activities. 
We have over thirty state-of-the-art classrooms with the most up-to-date technology.  

Our collaborate efforts to offer the best possible conditions for optimal student achievement includes the following highlights: 
• Problem-solving as the center of math, learning the implementation of a Math in Focus Singapore-based curriculum at all grade levels
• The adoption of a hands-on, inquiry based Foss Science curriculum
• The implementation of a pro-social skills program, Open Circle, that addresses character and citizenship
• An inclusion model for special education students
• Digital learning across all content areas
• An active and supportive Parent Teacher Organization that provides many enrichment opportunities to enhance our curriculum
• Co-curricular and extra-curricular experiences that include Student Councils (Spirit, Student Issues, Go Green, and Community Service), Chorus, Band, Strings, South Side Singers, South Cooperative Theater, Children's Stage Adventures, Homework Helpers, Math Olympiads, and a Pfizer Science Program.
 
Our mission is to create a safe, nurturing, and challenging environment where students and staff thrive together.  Our message is simple, yet very powerful...you are important, you can do it, we will never give up on you, and it's okay to make mistakes!  South School students are Champions! 

I welcome you to come visit us and experience for yourself the many wonderful ways that South School makes a difference in the lives of children!  There are opportunities for parents to volunteer in classrooms, the library, the cafeteria, and school store. If you would like to contact us by Email, or by phone, (978-247-9800), please feel free to do so.

Sincerely,

Tracy Crowley
Principal
South Elementary School

Front of South School