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Incredibles Family Challenge
Friday, Jan. 25, 6-7pm at the Main Library, Versailles. (Families) Test your strength, balance, and ingenuity in our library obstacle course. Prizes, stories, videos, and giveaways too! Call 873-5191 or follow this link to sign up for this free program.

Fandom Friday: Game On!
Friday, Jan. 25, 7:30-9pm at the Main Library, Versailles. (Ages 11-18) Celebrate your love of video games by coming to the library and playing your favorites, old to new. Costumes of your favorite game character are encouraged! Call 873-5191 or follow this link to sign up for this free program.

Tween Time: Laugh Break
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 4-5pm at the Main Library, Versailles. (Ages 8-12) Join us for this side-splitting afternoon of Mad Libs, puzzle games, yummy snacks, and funny videos. Call 873-5191 or follow this link to sign up for this free program.

Swearing In Ceremony Dani Bradley being sworn in

On Friday, January 4, 2019, Dani Bradley was sworn in by Judge Mary Jane Phelps as a new member of the Woodford County Board of Education.  She will be representing District 5 for this term.  We welcome Ms. Bradley and look forward to working with her!  

NTI Information

NTI Information

Family Fun with Woodford Theatre at the Library Will Ferrell as Elf

Saturday, December 8 from 11am-1pm at the Main Library, Versailles. Get free tickets to see actors from Woodford Theatre present scenes from holiday favorites like Elf, A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Christmas Story, and more! Please call (859) 873-5191 or follow this link to reserve your free tickets. http://www.woodfordcountylibrary.com/event/8024

Here come the Harlem Wizards! Harlem Wizards logo

The WCHS Athletic Department invites you to see the World Famous Harlem Wizards!  You'll watch players like Arnold "A-Train" Bernard, James "The Roadrunner" Tyndal, Devon "Livewire" Curry and more play some "awe-inspiring" basketball.  The game will take place on Saturday, December 8th at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased online beginning November 15th.  WCHS will have tickets available beginning November 20th.  Come out, enjoy the game and support WCHS Athletics!  Check out this video to see the Wizards in action!


The Harlem Wizards will take on WCHS Teachers and Alumni.  Here's more information about the event.


This flyer will give you more information about the Harlem Wizards. 

We Want To Hear From You! Photo of scrabble pieces spelling out the word survey



Use the web address above to go to the survey page where you can select your language and school you have students in and provide the district much needed feedback (If you have students in multiple schools it would be appreciated if you would fill out a survey for each school).


Buddy Bench


RAP Support Group (Relatives As Parents) Cartoon kids

Are you raising the child of a relative? You are invited to join us each month to learn about resources and ideas in your role as acting parent/guardian. Dinner is provided, and children are welcome to attend, as there will be activities for them too! All meetings will be held at the Woodford County Extension Service, 184 Beasley Rd. Please see the attached flyer more details. Meetings will be held on the 2nd Monday of each month.  

Future Cheer-Jacket Clinic Cheerleader

Calling all Future Cheer-Jackets! Dust off those poms and make your cheer shoes shine! The WCHS National Champion Cheer Squad wants YOU to come to the Future Cheer-Jacket Clinic on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8:30-12:00.  The cost is $45 and all attendees will receive a t-shirt, cheer bow, and snack. For ages potty-trained to middle school.  Click HERE for the registration form and more information.

Cheer Clinic


New Parent Background Check Requirements for 2018-19! Background Check

Very Important! - If you or any family members (grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.) plan to chaperone school field trips, there is an additional background check requirement that must be completed this year.

7th Annual Simmons Run4DC RUN4DC

The Simmons 7th Annual RUN4DC 5K Race is set for Saturday, Sept. 15 at 8am!  All proceeds offset costs of the 5th grade trip to Washington DC in the spring. Sign up TODAY at www.run4dc.com

Census Verification Form Reminder Checklist

All Woodford County students will bring home a Census Veritification Form today, the first day of school.  Please review the front page to make sure all demographic information is correct, especially phone numbers, addresses and parent e-mail addresses. 

School Supply Event 2018 School Supply Event 2018

Elementary students and families are invited to the 2018 School Supply Event at Simmons Elementary on July 26th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Woodford County Battle of the Books Battle of the books

Woodford County 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade students are invited to compete in THE BATTLE OF THE BOOKS!  Read the designated books over the summer and YOU could compete for your school in the fall!

Southside to Host Art Exhibit May 16-24 Sunset Over Blue by Nassir

Southside Elementary will host A Matter of Perspective, an exhibition of 31 pieces of artwork by students with disabilities. The exhibit will be on display May 16-24 before traveling to the next exhibition site. 

Kindergarten Kick-off Tuesday May 15 Kindergarten Kickoff

For kindergarten students & families beginning school in August 2018.  Students who are 5 years old on or before August 1, 2018 are eligible to register for kindergarten. This event will be held at EACH elementary school beginning at 6pm, Tuesday May 15.

#TEAMSouthside Artists art
WCPS E-Mail Interruption email logo

Due to a conversion by the state, e-mail will be down for our district beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 15th through 6:00 a.m., Monday, March 19th.  If e-mail is sent during that time, it may or may not reach its intended destination.  We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we make this transition. 

Community School Safety Forum Scrabble pieces spelling out the word Scrabble

The Woodford County Schools will be hosting a community school safety information and listening forum on Tuesday, March 13th, at 6:00 in the Woodford County High School library.  District administrators will share current practices and we will have Jon Akers, executive director from the Kentucky Center for Safe Schools, and Versailles police chief Jim Fugate in attendance as well.  There will also be a time to hear suggestions for improvement from attendees.

Food Service Survey Mixed veggies

Parents and students!  Please take a minute or so to complete this survey from Woodford County Schools Food Service.  Your input is greatly appreciated and will help us continue to provide healthy, enjoyable meals for our students. Click "Read More" to take the survey.  Thank you!


Attendance March Madness Results Attendance list

Congratulations to the Huntertown Kindergarten team!  They are the big winners in our 2018 Attendance March Madness.  Each student on the winning team will receive a meal voucher for Bojangles.

The backet results for the entire competition can be seen here

Talking to Children About Violence Picture of yellow lockers

In light of the recent tragedies across the nation, we have added some information for parents under the "Parent Resources" area of our website that you may find helpful.

You may click here to see an informational flyer or visit our Parent Resources page.

Kindergarten Early Entry Kindergarten student using an ipad

Kindergarten Early Entry

Woodford County Schools works to serve the needs of students in the community beginning with ensuring students are provided the best foundation for success. To be eligible for Early Entry, with early entry being defined as a student who does not meet the age requirements as designated in KRS, a student must meet the following guidelines and follow the process described:

  1. Student must turn 5 on or before December 31 of the Kindergarten Entry Year.
  2. Application submitted expressing desire to be screened for Early Entry prior to June 1 preceding the year of entry.
  3. Demonstrate general academic readiness through meeting the criteria of “Kindergarten Ready” on academic measures using the BRIGANCE© kindergarten screen.
  4. Score in the 90th percentile or above on all 5 areas of the Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning™, Fourth Edition. (DIAL™-4 five areas: Concepts; Motor; Language; Self-Help; Social-Emotional)
  5. Guardians complete a conference with district official to ensure full awareness of all known factors related to the guardian decision to pursue early entry.
Self-Advocacy Skills for Gifted Students Raised hands

Student workshops and parent information session, with guest speaker Deb Douglas.  March 8-10.

New Immunization Guidelines Immunization Picture

There are NEW IMMUNIZATION GUIDELINES for the 2018-2019 school year.  All students in preschool through 12th grade must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school.  To meet this requirement, a current Certificate of Immunization Status must be provided to the school showing the dates your child received the two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine. 

Southside Scholarship Graduate

Do you know a WCHS senior who attended Southside Elementary?  Be sure to share this with them!

Updated Make-Up Day Plan Snowy Road

The recent inclement weather has caused our calendar to move into the make up day schedule.  As of today, school will now be in session on May 24th

WoodfordREADS Kickoff!

Woodford Reads LogoLet's read "The Spray Paint Mystery"!

The Woodford Educational Endowment Foundation is joining with the Woodford County Public Schools to encourage our students to read!  #WoodfordREADS (Read Explore And Discover Success)  The kickoff will be on Monday, November 20th.  The book for this year's initiative will be "The Spray Paint Mystery" by Angela Shelf Mandearis.  Mr. Hawkins, Superintendent of Woodford County Public Schools, will read the first chapter to some of our students along with WC Public Librarian, Becky Munoz, Versailles Mayor Brian Traugott and Midway Mayor Grayson Vandegrift.  Here's a flyer to tell you more about this exciting partnership to make reading fun!


Daylight Savings Time Ends Soon!

Post-It-Note with the word remember on it.
Remember to "fall back" this weekend!

Daylight Savings Time will end on Sunday, November 5th.
Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night.

Parent Fall Break Survey

We want to hear from you!

There are numerous implications with both keeping or not keeping fall break in the calendar.  The purpose of this survey is NOT to survey all of the different possible scenarios keeping or eliminating a fall break could potentially mean to the development of the 18-19 calendar recommendation.  Rather, the purpose is to get a general idea to what extent our parents want to keep or not keep fall break in the calendar.  Your individual responses will not be shared with the committee.  Only the overall results will be shared.  If you have already responded via the parent email that was sent, no need to complete survey again as your response has been recorded.  Thank you.


Veterans Day Assembly Veterans

Southside Elementary will host their annual Veterans Day assembly on Friday, November 10th.  We would like to invite local veterans to attend our program.  The program will begin at 1:30 pm in the Southside Elementary gymnasium.  Immediately following the program, there will be a reception for veterans in the library.  Information about the event will also be sent home with students.   

PTO Yankee Candle Pick-up

PTO Yankee Candle orders will be available for pickup any time during the school day October 16th - 20th.  On Tuesday, pick-up will be available until 4:00 pm.  If you need to make other arrangements or schedule another pick-up time, please email Ms. Candy at candida.luttrell@woodford.kyschools.us. 

Veterans Day Assembly Flag

Southside's Veterans Day Assembly is scheduled for Friday, November 10th.  This is one of my favorite programs of the year.  I would like to do presentation with veterans who are near and dear to the hearts of the #TEAMSouthside family.  If you would like to submit a picture for the slide show,  please email it to candida.luttrell@woodford.kyschools.us.  Or if you would like to me to scan the photo for you, place it in an envelope clearly marked with your child's name.  I'll scan the picture and return it as soon as possible.  Please include the name of the veteran, the branch of military in which he/she served, and the student(s)/staff member associated with him/her.  

Ms. Candy - Library Media Specialist 

Family Fun Night - Thursday, October 26

Fun NIght

Volunteers Needed

Southside PTO's Annual Holiday Bash is scheduled for Saturday, November 18th from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.  They are looking for volunteers to help make this event happen.  Click the following link to sign up for a time and help out #TEAMSouthside PTO.     Volunteer Sign-up for Holiday Bash 

Southside PTO's Holiday Bash



On-Line Book Fair

Check out the on-line bookfair! Everything we have at school plus MORE!!! 

Southside's On-line Book Fair!!! 

No School - Monday, August 21st

Picture of solar eclipseSolar Eclipse Day - No School

Woodford County Schools ordered eclipse glasses for our students; however, they have not arrived yet.  Therefore, school will not be in session on Monday, August 21st.  ETC will also be closed on Monday.

Photo credit: Time



The Fine Arts team at Southside Elementary would like to thank all the parents and kiddos for the "treats" we received during Teacher Appreciation Week! You certainly know how to make us feel special!! We are honored to be your teachers! =) 


Woodford READS...."The Mouse and the Motorcycle"

Stack of books
Earlier this week, Mr. Hawkins kicked off our
Woodford READS Program.
Click here to check out pictures of our of kids reading! 

Infinite Campus App Update

Infinite Campus LogoAttention Parents!

Recently there was an update to our Infinite Campus program, which in turn called for an update to the Infinite Campus App that many of you may use to monitor your students homework assignments and grades.  In the past, the app required an alpha code be entered to access your child's information.  With the update, users are now asked to enter the county and state of the school district their child is enrolled in currently.  This information should only need to entered with the initial download of the app.  However, you may be asked to log in with your username and password when using the app.  If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail our District Student Information Systems Coordinator, Kathy Kurtz, at kathy.kurtz@woodford.kyschools.us.

Infinite Campus Log In Picture    Inifinite Campus Log In 2    Infinite Campus 3    Infinite Campus Log 4

Get ready for those April Showers!

Show your school spirit and get ready for those pesky April showers.  Buy a umbrella during the Southside PTO Spring Fundraiser!   Contact any Southside student or email Ms. Candy at candida.luttrell@woodford.kyschools.us.  


Woodford READS - Coming Soon!!

A picture of a stack of three booksLove reading books with your kids?  Woodford READS is for you!

To support the important foundation of early literacy, we are excited to launch Woodford READS (Read, Explore and Discover Success).  Soon after returning from spring break, a common chapter book will be given to every student in grades PK-5.  The book is the student’s to keep.  Mr. Hawkins will kick off the program by reading the first chapter from the book with a group of students from one of our elementary schools.  This will be videotaped and placed on our website.  What we will then ask is for each family to take a few minutes each night and read a chapter from the book together.  For our preschool and early primary students, a parent, another adult or an older sibling can read the chapter to the child.  This helps expand the student’s vocabulary and build important literacy skills.  For our intermediate students, we would like for the child to read to an adult or even to a younger sibling.  While the book might be below the normal reading level of the child, they can practice reading with fluency and expression.   Be sure to click Read More for additional information below.

Art to Remember News!!!

Art to Remember Update: Students have worked so hard to complete their Art to Remember artworks. They are impressive!

Important dates:Friday, March 24– Order forms sent home Friday,

March 31 (before Spring Break)– Online/phone orders due

Please make sure your Art to Remember order form has your student’s name and artwork on it. Each form is personalized, so it is very important that you have your student’s order form. *If you have another student’s order form, please return it to Ms. Baird so she can fix it.

Southside is using online or phone orders only. Directions on how to order are on the back of your order form. Please do not send completed orders, checks, or money to school.

If you have any questions, please contact: sara.baird@woodford.kyschools.us

Get your #TEAMSouthside Yearbook!!!

Southside 2017 yearbooks will be on sale March 7-17th. Order forms will be sent home with students.  Please return the form and payment to your child's teacher.  Yearbooks will be $20.  You may pay with cash or with a check payable to SOUTHSIDE ELEMENTARY! Yearbooks will be delivered the last few weeks of school.  Yearbooks are only on sale March 7-17th, there will not be any extras ordered. Thank you!!

#TeamSouthside Spelling Bee

Congratulations to the winners of our school-wide spelling bee!  


Carter Stewart, Jack Kincaid, & Callie Hudson

They will represent #TEAMSouthside at the Woodford County Spelling Bee on March 16th at Huntertown Elementary. 

Whoo! Hoo! Kuddos to #TeamMusic

February 23 was Digital Learning Day and Quaver (the guy who stars in our main Music curriculum resource) issued a challenge/contest to create music using apps on the Quavermusic.com website. 

The 2nd and 3rd grade classes worked during their music class to create some compositions for entering into this challenge.  The results were announced and we are excited to share that Mrs. Hall's 3rd graders' song was picked as runner up winner!!!  Please click the link below to hear Quaver brag on their song and listen to the piece. 

Ms. Hall's 3rd Grade Class song 



Check out these great events at the Woodford County Public Library! 

Tractor Day! - Friday, March 3 at 5 pm  (Families)

Reading Roundup Musical Art - March 6 at 6:30 pm (Families with kids ages 4-9)

Super Saturday Storytime Technology Revealed - Saturday, March 11 from 11 am - 12pm (Families)

Reading Roundup Butterflies - March 13 at 6:30 pm (Families with kids ages 4 -9)

St. Patrick's Day Party - March 17 from 6 - 7 pm (Families)

Reading Roundup Treasure Hunt - March 20 at 6:30 pm (Families with kids ages 4-9)

Reading Roundup It's A Wrap - March 27 at 6:30 pm (Families wiht kids ages 4-9)


Wake up! to School Breakfast Contest

The Kentucky School Nutrition Association is pleased to announce the "Create An Ad for School Breakfast!" art contest, giving students the opportunity to design their own school breakfast artwork.

Entries will be judged at the local level and a winner from each group will forwarded to state for judging. 

  • The contest is open to students in grades 1 through 12
  • The illustration each student creates must be his/her own, unique inventions. Entries must be original, not plagiarized and not evocative of any existing commercial characters so as not to infringe on any copyrights and trademarks.
  • The illustrated artwork must be hand-drawn or sketched on the student entry form.  The design can be in color or black and white.
  • For the entry to be valid, the student must complete the contest entry form in full, including the fill-in-the blank section.

Click here for printable entry form! 

First Annual Attendance Madness Final Results

Our Attendance Madness has drawn to a close and the

Northside Elementary Kindergarten Class
is our big winner!

Congratulations to Mr. Asher and his K kids!

The final bracket can be seen here.  


Art to Remember!

Art to Remember

Southside will participate in Art to Remember this year. Art to Remember is a fundraiser that provides families with an opportunity to have their children's artwork printed on keepsakes, such as phone cases and water bottles. Students are creating work right now and personalized packets will be sent home in March. For more information, please check out Ms. Baird's website.



Check out this awesome opportunity at the Woodford County Public Library!!

Beach Party on Friday, Feb. 24 (Families)  6pm - 7pm  Science in Play 2Go 

Call 873-5191 for more information!



Book Fair

Kindergarten entry change to begin 2017-2018 school year!

Important information for incoming kindergarten students:  Per the Kentucky Department of Education, beginning with the 2017-2018 academic school, any student turning 5 years old by August 1st will be eligible to enter kindergarten.  This date was previously October 1st.  For more information regarding this change, please see the letter from our district here.

If your child will not be 5 years old by August 1st and you would like to be considered for early entry into kindergarten, please complete this Early Entry Application Form.

Two Hour Delay, Monday, January 30th

Woodford County Schools will be on a two hour delay, today, January 30th.  Schools will begin two hours after their normal start time.  There will be no morning preschool today.

Schools Closed Today

Cartoon Penguin holding a Snow Day sign


Woodford County Public Schools are closed today, Thursday, January 5th.
ETC will be held at Simmons Elementary School.


Winter Break begins December 21st!

Woodford County Schools will be in session on Monday, December 19th and Tuesday, December, 20th!  Winter Break begins Wednesday, December 21st.  Students will return to class on Wednesday, January 4th.  

Season's Readings

Temperatures are growing colder. Snowflakes will soon be falling.  It's the perfect time of year to curl up with a good book.  I am looking for more pictures to add to the "Got Caught Reading" display.  So if you catch your kiddos or your kiddos catch you reading, take a snapshot and send it to me.  Can't wait to see what you're reading!!   Ms. Candy (candida.luttrell@woodford.kyschools.us)

Season's Readings

Southside Holiday Bash


New 3rd Lane Traffic Flow Map

New 3rd Lane OPENING!

PTO Fall Fundraiser Picture of Christmas candles

The PTO Fall Fundraiser kicked off  Friday, August 26. Fill your house with the scents of fall!  Get an early start on some holiday shopping!  Help our PTO support students here at Southside Elementary! The sale will end on Monday, September 12th.  Hunt up your favorite Southside Stallion and place an order TODAY!!  

Rather place your order on-line?  Click here.  Group #990039851 Southside Elementary PTO


Books ARRRRR Great! Picture of a treasure chest on a beach

Southside's Fall Book Fair begins on Friday, September 2 and runs through Friday, September 9th.  This is a great opportunity to buy books for your kiddos and help the library.  We recieve free books based on the sales total.  Check out the schedule below.  Can't make into school?  No problem!  Check out our on-line fair.  On-Line Book Fair Site 


Friday 9/2                           7:45 – 2:45

Tuesday 9/6                        7:45 – 5:00

Wednesday 9/7                   7:45 – 2:30

Thursday 9/8                      7:45 – 3:00

Friday 9/9                           7:45 – 2:00

Back-to-School 5k and Fun Run Picture of a runner crossing the finish line with runners behind him.  Southside Elementary Back to School 5K and Fun Run

On August 19, Southside Elementary School will host its Inaugural Back to School 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk to support the Fine Arts at Southside.  Students participate in Music, Art, Library, Physical Education and Chinese Classes, but funds are needed to update materials and equipment.   These improvements will advance the fine arts education of our students.

Click here to sign-up for this awesome event!  Back-to-School 5K and Fun Run 


New Kindergarten Screening Location/All Grade Orientation Night Schedule and Times!

We are looking forward to seeing your kids next Wednesday, August 10th, as it still remains our scheduled first day of school.

However, due to some additional time needed to get our HVAC system up and running, we will need to move our Kindergarten Screenings location and our Orientation Nights' dates and times.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding. 

The new schedule is as follows:

-Kindergarten Screenings (A-L): 10 am to 5 pm at the Woodford Co. Middle School Library. Parking in Upper lot/Bus Circle.

-Kindergarten Screenings (M-Z):  10 am to 5 pm at the Woodford Co. Middle School Cafeteria. Parking in the Upper lot/Bus Circle.

-Kindergarten/Pre-School Orientation Night:  NEW DATE: Monday, Aug. 8th, 4:30 to 6 pm at Southside Elementary. 

-1st - 5th Grade Orientation/Ice Cream Social:  NEW DATE: Monday, Aug. 8th, 6:30 to 8 pm at Southside Elementary.  

What are you reading this summer?

I'm looking for "bookies" from all past, current and future Southside kiddos.  Let me know what you are reading this summer.  Have someone snap your picture reading a great book!  Email it to me at candida.luttrell@woodford.kyschools.us.

And just so you know...I'm reading too.  25 books and counting...  Can't wait to see what you are reading.  

Ms. Candy - Library Media Specialist

WCPS Summer Feeding Program 2016

Come eat with us this summer!

You are invited to our Summer Feeding Program, June 13th - July 22nd.  Lunch will be served at two locations.  Simmons Elementary will serve breakfast from 8:30 - 9:30 and lunch from 11:30 - 12:30.  WCHS will serve lunch only from 11:30 - 12:30.  Meals will be served in the cafeteria, Monday through Friday.  No meals will be served on July 4th in observance of the holiday.  The cost is free to children 18 years and younger.  Adult cost is $2.00 for breakfast and $3.00 for lunch.  We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Help Grow Readers!!!

It's Bookfair Time!!!

Art to Remember

Upcoming art projects:This March all students, PreK-5, will participate in the Art to Remember fundraiser. This is a great opportunity to turn your child's artwork into really cool items that you can take with you wherever you go. Please check out Ms. Baird's website for more information. http://ilearn.woodfordschools.org/sbaird/

Lights Out Blindfolded 5K Fundraiser

Safe Harbor Academy will be hosting the Lights Out Blindfolded 5K on Saturday, April 23rd at 9:00 a.m.  Napa Prime will be donating 10% of all of its sales on Tuesday, March 1st from 4:00 p.m. to close to benefit this race.  Carry out orders also qualify if the Napa Prime Chow Now App is used.

The Freeman Foundation invites you to participate in this unique 5K.  The mission of this foundation is to raise awareness for the needs and potential of people with disabilities by promoting the truth that disability does not equal inability.  For more information, click here.  Early registration ends April 1st!

Two Hour Delay - February 16th

Woodford County Public Schools will be on a two-hour delay today, February, 16th. This means bus pick-up and school start times will be delayed by two hours.  Dismissal will be at the regular scheduled time. 

One Hour Delay - Wednesday, February 10th

Woodford County Public Schools are on a one hour delay this morning.  Bus pick-ups will be delayed by one hour.  Dismissal will be at the regular scheduled time.

No School, No ETC - Friday, January 22, 2016

Woodford County Public Schools will be closed on
Friday, January 22, 2016.  ETC will also be closed.
All other activities are also cancelled unless otherwise notified.

Stay safe and warm!

Schools Closed, Friday, January 6th, NTI Day #1

Friday, January 6, NTI Day #1

Woodford County Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather; however, it is an NTI Day.  Students should complete the paper packets or online work as assigned by their teachers.  Teachers will be available via e-mail 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to answer questions.

ETC will be held at Simmons Elementary School.  All other activities will be cancelled unless otherwise notified.

Important Information Regarding Wind Chill Delays and Closings Snowy Fence

How Does the Wind Chill Affect School Being Delayed or Closed?

During the winter months several factors come into play that could delay the start of school or cause school to be  closed all together. One such factor is the wind chill on a given day. On particularly cold mornings we continuously monitor the National Weather Service and closely monitor the weather conditions. There are two possible scenarios that come from the National Weather Service: a Wind Chill Advisory and a Wind Chill Warning. The National Weather Service in Louisville, KY defines the two as the following:

  • Wind Chill Advisory: Wind Chills between -10 and -24 degrees and at least a wind of 10 MPH or more.
  • Wind Chill Warning: Wind Chills -25 degrees and below with at least a wind of 10 MPH or more.
They will want to remember this SUPER year...

 Yearbook sales will be January 11th through the 29th. ORDER HERE!!!  Thank you!

School of Distinction Awarded

Recently the Woodford County Board of Education recognized two schools in our district that have recently been given the honor of School of Distinction.  Huntertown Elementary and Southside Elementary were given a banner to proudly display at each of their buildings. Congratulations to all!

Photos submitted by Bob Vlach

Substitute Employment Opportunity

The Woodford County Board of Education is accepting applications for substitute employees.  To apply, click on Employment to the left of this article.  You may choose from a certified substitute position or a classified substitute position. 

Certified substitutes (teacher) have a minimum requirement of 64 college credit hours.  The daily rate is $90 - $113 a day based upon rank and experience.

Classified substitutes (support staff) require a high school diploma or GED.  The daily rate is $10.66 - $20.22 an hour based upon years of experience.

If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Staff and Student Services, Garet Wells, at 859-879-4600 or e-mail at garet.wells@woodford.kyschools.us.

Important Information regarding NTI Days

WCPS Non-Traditional Instruction Day LogoWoodford County Public Schools will continue to utilize NTI Days or "Non-Traditional Instruction" Days for the 2016-2017 school year.  This is a great opportunity for our district to allow our students to be engaged in learning at home on days when the weather does not allow school to be in session.  For much more information on this matter, please click here for a letter from Superintendent Scott Hawkins.

Calling All Veterans

The Southside News Team is looking for a veteran from each branch of the military (Army, Navy, Marine, Coast Guard, and Air Force) who would be willing to be  interviewed for a  video to be shown at our Veterans Day Assembly.  If you know of a veteran who would be willing to help us, please contact Ms. Candy. (candida.luttrell@woodford.kyschools.us)


Woodford County Public Schools
Kindergarten Screening

If your student will be entering kindergarten this fall, you will want to plan to attend this special orientation.  This orientation will give the students an opportunity to visit their new school and meet their teacher. 

The screening sessions will be available at each of our elementary schools according to the following schedule.

Last names beginning with A - L
    Tuesday, August 4th - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Last names beginning with M-Z
    Wednesday, August 5th - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To complete the registration process, parents/guardians are requested to bring a variety of documents.  Please click here for more information. 

We look forward to seeing you!


Woodford County Public Schools will be participating in the Summer Feeding  Program again this year!  Any child under the age of 18 can eat breakfast and lunch FREE!  These meals will be served at Simmons Elementary School and Woodford County High School beginning June 22nd through July 24th.  Breakfast will be served 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. and lunch will be served 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  We hope you can join us!

Click here for more information.

Keep Your Skills Sharp!

Southside Superheroes keep your skills sharp over summer break!!  Check out the Heroes Read! Summer Reading Program at the Woodford County Public Library! You can even take AR quizzes over the books you read!

Reading is not the only SUPER power!  You can keep your MATH skills sharp by working on your IXL account! Click here for access!

We can't wait to see you August 12th!!


Super Hero Supply List

Make sure your Southside Super Learner is ready to start the school year! Check the 2015-2016 Supply List!




Southside News

Check out this week's newscast!


Book Fair Schedule



Mon. March 9               7:45 am – 3:30 pm


Tues. March 10           7:45 am – 5:00 pm


Wed. March 11            7:45 am – 3:00 pm


Thurs. March 12          7:45 am – 3:00 pm


Fri. March 13             7:20 am – 3:30 pm


Mon. March 16            7:45 am – Noon



Woodford County Public Schools will be closed
on Friday, March 6th, due to inclement weather.
ETC will also be closed.

Stay safe and warm!


Tell us how we are doing.
If you would like to take a customer service survey, please click on the below link.

Customer Service Survey

Bags for Bucks

The bags from the BAGS for BUCKS fundraiser are due to arrive on November 7th.  Be watching your child's home/school folder for information about pick-up!! Thanks for all your patience!!!

PTO Fundraiser Going on NOW!!! Order Due Date: 11/17


For the past several years, the Woodford County Board of Education has adopted an instructional calendar based largely on the recommendations of the calendar committee.  The calendar committee consists of employees representing different schools and job classifications as well as students and parents.  The calendar committee will begin its work drafting the 15-16 school year instructional calendar in a few months. One item on the calendar that traditionally is discussed at length is fall break.  For many years it has been a full week break.  However, the committee often gets feedback about adjusting the duration of fall break.  Since it has been quite some time since the opinions of our stakeholders were formally surveyed in great detail, we are requesting your opinion.  In short, we want to know if given a choice, would you like fall break to remain a week or would you prefer fall break be a long weekend (i.e. off on Thursday and Friday before the weekend or off the Friday before and Monday after the weekend).  While your feedback is greatly appreciated, rest assured that individual survey results will not be shared with the committee.  Only the overall totals of those voting for a week and the overall totals of those voting for a long weekend will be shared.   Please visit the following link to complete the survey.  Thanks!  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZRDZMWB

Boyd Orchard Trip for Kindergarten and First Grade Large pumpkin

Our kindergarten and first grade superheroes will be traveling to Boyds Orchard on October 16!! More information will come home closer to time!

Fall Book Fair Visit the Book Fair

Our fall book fair will be September 5th - September 12th in the Southside Library!  The bookfair will be open from 7:45 am - 3:30 pm Friday, September 5th - Thursday, September 11th.  The book fair will close at noon on Friday, September 12th.  The book fair will also be open Tuesday, September 9th from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm.  All checks should be made payable to Southside Elementary! We participate in "One for Books" so all prices are rounded up.  Example:  $3.99 books will be $4.00.  If you have questions, please email Ms. Candy at candida.luttrell@woodford.kyschools.us

Bags for Bucks Fundraiser!!

Help Southside Elementary purchase on-line programs to support reading, math, social studies and science! Between 8/27 and 9/10, find a Southside Super Kiddo and purchase a roll of these "heavy duty" garbage bags!  Only $10 per roll!!!

ABC! 123! Kindergarten is the place for me!!

Southside Elementary is excited to welcome all the new kindergarten students! It's going to be a super year!! Click to learn more about the our kindergarten experience. smiley

SCHOOL YEAR 2014-2015

Wednesday, August 13th
is the first day of school for the 2014-2015
school year!

Need a copy of the school calendar?  Click here.


Summer Lunch Program

Be Ready for a SUPER year!!

Be prepared for a Super Year at Southside Elementary.  Have all your school supplies ready to go.  Click "Read More" to see grade specific lists. smiley


Buy One Get One Book Fair Buy One Get One sale at the Book Fair

It's that time of year again! Time to stock up on books for summer reading!! Southside Elementary will host our annual BOGO book fair April 28th - May 1st.  The bookfair will be open during school hours in the library media center.  All checks need to be made payable to SOUTHSIDE Elementary. Prices are rounded.  Example:  $2.99 = $3.00   $2.49 = $2.50


Do you like to make a mess?  Do you like to take things apart and put them back together?  Do you like to find out why things work the way they do? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, CAMP INVENTION is for you!!! Click the link below to visit the Camp Invention Facebook page and learn about the raffle for a FREE registration!!! 


Due to the cold and snowy weather, BOOK FAIR has been extended until Tuesday, March 11!  

Book Fair hours will be 7:45 am - 3:00 pm. 

All checks need to be made payable to SOUTHSIDE ELEMENTARY!

FYI:  We round up!  Example:  $2.45 = $2.50  $3.99 = $4.00 


NO SCHOOL - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Woodford County Public Schools are closed Tuesday, March 4, 2014  due to continued hazardous road conditions. 

NO SCHOOL - Monday, February 10, 2014

Woodford County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, February 10, 2014 due to inclement weather.

NO SCHOOL - Thursday, February 6

Due to the continued inclement weather conditions,
Woodford County Public Schools will not be in session on Thursday, February 6th.

NO SCHOOL-February 3, 2014

Woodford County Public Schools will NOT be in session

on Monday, February 3 due to inclement weather.

SCHOOL IN SESSION - February 3, 2014

Due to the numerous instances of inclement weather up to this point causing school closings and the fact that there are still more weeks of winter to come,
the Board of Education voted tonight to amend our current 13-14 calendar to change Monday, Monday, Feruary 3rd from a professional development day to an instructional day meaning that it will now be a day students will be in school.  Again, this Monday, February 3rd will be a regular
instructional day for students.

NO SCHOOL - Friday, January 24, 2014

Woodford County Public Schools will be closed on
Friday, January 24th due to the continued inclement weather.
Be safe and stay warm!

NO SCHOOL - Thursday, January 23, 2014

Due to the continued inclement weather,
Woodford County Public Schools will not be in session on
Thursday, January 23rd.  Be safe and stay warm!

NO SCHOOL - Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Due to the continued inclement weather,
Woodford County Public Schools will not be in session on
Wednesday, January 22nd.


NO SCHOOL - Tuesday, January 21st

Woodford County Public Schools are closed today
due to inclement weather.  Be safe!

NO SCHOOL - Tuesday, January 7th

Due to the predicted inclement weather, Woodford County Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, January 7th.  ETC will be available at Southside Elementary.

EARLY DISMISSAL - Friday, December 6th

Due to the approaching inclement weather, schools will be dismissed early today.  Elementary schools will be dismissed at 12:00 noon
and middle and high school students will be released at 12:30.

Yankee Candle Fundraiser!!! Yankee Candle trademark sign
Yankee Candle Fundraising Oct. 17th thru Oct. 29th. Order forms and payment due October 29th!  Questions:  candida.miller@woodford.kyschools.us



Want to Volunteer? volunteer

After reviewing the Volunteer Handbook below, please print, complete and sign the Volunteer Participation/Confidentiality Statement and Interest Page.  You must return these two forms to the school office for your training to be complete.

Thanks!  We can't wait for you to be part of #teamsouthside!  Teamwork makes the DREAM WORK!!!

Volunteer Handbook 

Volunteer Participation/Confidentiality and Interest Page 

Smile for the Camera!!!


Get Caught Reading!!!

Greetings, TEAM Southside!  Summer is here.   I hope everyone is taking time to relax and read a good book!  I would love to see what our team members (parents, students and staff) are reading.  Send your "Got Caught Reading" picture to me at candida.luttrell@woodford.kyschools.us.  Then look for our "TEAM Southside READS!" display when school starts back!  Happy Reading! 



That's My Pan! STLP Fundraiser


Southside STLP is raising money to attend the State STLP Showcase in the spring.  You can help us out and purchase some super holiday gifts!! Items include personalized cake pans, cookie tins, pie pans, cutting boards, mugs and pet dishes.  

Visit our personalized sales website!  That's My Pan - Woodford STLP

Questions? Contact Ms. Candy - STLP coordinator. 

Thank you for supporting Southside STLP!!!! 


Yankee Candle Delivery Yankee Candle Fundraiser

Yankee Candle orders will arrive on October 12.  Parents may pick them up in the library.  We can't send these items home on the bus.  If you can't make it during the listed times, please email Ms. Candy at candida.luttrell@woodford.kyschools.us.  Thanks for supporting Southside PTO! 


 Wednesday, October 12                    1:00 pm until 4:00 pm

  Thursday, October 13                       7:45 am until 4:15 pm

  Friday, October 14                            7:45 am until 3:30 pm

  Monday, October 17                          7:45 am until 4:30 pm

New Student Registration

Have a new student to register for next year?  Due to renovations, our building is closed.  Please visit Woodford County Board of Education at 1300 Pisgh Pike to register for the 2016-2017 school year. 

Support WEEF!

The Woodford Education Endowment Foundation (WEEF) is participating in a national on-line giving day on Tuesday, May 24th.  WEEF has long supported our school district by providing wonderful arts experiences for our students and you can be a part of this through your on-line gift.  Again, this event takes place on Tuesday, May 24th and the link to their KYGives site is https://kygives.razoo.com/us/story/Weef.

Thank you for your support!

Buy One Get One Book Fair

Southside Elementary Reading Fair

Does your child have a favorite book?  Let him or her show the school why this is the greatest book over! Enter the Southside Elementary Reading Fair! It’s super easy.  Students create a storyboard with information about the book.  They bring it to the library by Tuesday, March 1st.  The storyboard will be displayed for everyone to see and they will have the chance to win a gift certificate for the book fair.  Information was already sent home with your child.  Can’t find it? Check here for more information.  Reading Fair1   Reading Fair2



Book Fair Time!


Dates & Times

? Friday, September 4 Preview Day

? Tuesday, September 8 7:45 am - 3:30 pm

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Open House)

? Wednesday, September 9 7:45 am - 3:00 pm

? Thursday, September 10 7:45 am - 3:00 pm

? Friday, September 11 7:45 am - 3:00pm

We will be open during Grandparent Luncheon both Thursday and Friday.

WEEF Performance Schedule

-WEEF:  The Woodford Educational Endowment Foundation - is the organization that assists the Woodford County School System in providing educational arts experiences to students in grades K-12.
Special WEEF Performances that your students will

enjoy this year are as scheduled below:

09/15/15:  Puppets and Such "Spangle"- Kindergarten
10/15/15:  Marcus Wilkerson- 2nd Grade
10/20/15:  UK Opera- 3rd Grade
11/11/15:   Lexington Vintage Dance- 5th Grade
11/16/15:  Adolph Rupp (Chatauqua Players) & WCMS Alladin- 4th Grade
12/17/15:  A Winnie the Pooh Christmas- 1st Grade



June 3rd:

8:00-8:45 AM       4th Grade

9:00-9:45 AM      3rd Grade

12:30-2:00 PM     5th Grade Promotion


June 4th
(Last Day of School; 12:45 PM dismissal):

8:00-8:45 AM     1st Grade

9:00-9:45 AM       Kindergarten

10:00-10:45 AM   2nd Grade

12:25-12:40 PM    5th Grade Walk of Fame


Jump Rope for Heart!


Wow, Southside!  $10,444.07 was raised for the American Heart Association through our Jump Rope for Heart Event!  Congratulations to Mrs. Ping's 1st Grade class for raising the highest amount and will enjoy a reward trip to Falling Springs! (pictured: Lily Gourley, 1st Grade)

District Improvement Plan Input Sought

Stakeholder input sought on the District Improvement Plan.  Please send feedback to Martha Collins at martha.collins@woodford.kyschools.us by noon on Dec. 9th, 2014. The feedback will be presented to the improvement plan committee for consideration.  We truly appreciate any feedback provided.

Click on District Improvement Plan above to view document.

Southside Elementary Competes in Regional Academics

KY Blood Center Drive at Southside!

The KY Blood Center visits Southside and we need you!  On Wednesday, March 5th from 11 am to 5 pm, you may visit the Blood Mobile outside in the front parking lot and give the gift of life!  Thank you.

ONE HOUR DELAY - Wednesday, January 29th

Due to the predicted cold temperatures,
Woodford County Public Schools will be on a one hour delay on Wednesday, January 29, 2014.  Buses will run their routes on a one hour delay.  Dismissal times will remain on their normal schedule.

No School on Jan. 20

In observance of Martin Luther King Day, Woodford Co. Schools will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20th.

Winter Break

Winter Break - Dec. 23 to Jan. 3

Students return on Jan. 6th

Entrepreneurs' Fair!

Entrepreneurs's Fair and FREE Hot dog & Chili Supper
Thursday, December 5 - 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Friday, December 6 - 12:00 to 2:30 pm

Southside Elementary Gym

The Fourth grade classes have been studying economics. As a means to better understanding economic concepts, every student has been working toward becoming an entrepreneur (someone who opens his own business with the intent of making a profit).  Come out and see the various homemade goods and services produced by our entrepreneurs and help them make their businesses successful!  Students must be accompanied by an adult on Thursday evening.  We will also have our products for sale to students of all grade levels Friday afternoon during school.  Fourth Grade families may eat at 5 pm and all other families are welcome to eat at 6 pm. 

No School!

No School on Monday, Nov. 4

(Professional Learning Day)

No School Sept. 2nd! Labor Day Holiday

No School!  Labor Day is Monday, Sept. 2nd.

Grandparents' Day Luncheon! Friday, Sept.6th

Grandparents' Day Luncheon - All grandparents are invited to join their Southside student for lunch on Friday, Sept. 6th in honor of Grandparents' Day.  If no grandparent is available, feel free to invite another special adult to have lunch with your student.  You may bring a sack lunch or purchase a lunch from the cafeteria-per Woodford Co. policy, please do not bring in food from fast food restaurants!  An adult lunch costs $3.65. Grandparents must either pre-pay or bring exact change. Contact your child's teacher or the school office for their specific lunch time and please RSVP to your teacher by Aug. 23rd. 

First Day of School!

                  August 14th - First Day of School! 7:40 am - 2:45 pm

Woodford County Public Schools Survey

Woodford County Public Schools would like to give our community an opportunity to share your views concerning our school district.  Please take a few moments to fill out our survey.  Click here to be redirected to the survey.  Thank you in advance for participating.  We appreciate your input! 

Para ver la encuesta en español, haga clic aquí

#TEAMSouthside Artists

The 5th grade worked diligently to create their bibelots (decorative sculptures) and they are currently exhibited at the Headley-Whitney Museum until December 22nd. A special congratulations to John Parker who earned 2nd place for grades 3rd-5th and Savannah Washburn, Elizabeth Jackson, and Olivia Dabney who earned Honorable Mentions. We are so proud of all of our artists!

Emerson   John

olivia  savannah

Fall Bookfair!!!


September 1st - 8th

Friday, September 1st       7:45 am - 2:30 pm

Monday, September 4th   NO SCHOOL LABOR DAY

Tuesday, September 5th   7:45 am - 11:30 am

Wednesday, September 6th   7:45 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday, September 7th  7:45 am - 2:30 pm (K - 2 Grandparents' Luncheon)

Friday, September 8th    7:45 am - 2:30 pm  (3 - 5 Grandparents' Luncheon) 

On Friday, Monday and Wednesday, the bookfair will close between 12:10 pm - 12:40 pm for LUNCH.  


#TEAMSouthside Back-to-School

#TEAMSouthside is gearing up for a great school year. Here's some information to help you get ready to be a part of our team! 

Back-to-School Ice Cream Social (Grades 1-5)       August 3  5:00 - 6:30 pm

Pre-School and Kindergarten Orientation              August 4  6:00 - 7:00 pm

Back-to-School Supply List - click here

K/1 Art Exhibit Raises Money for American Cancer Society

Southside Elementary's Kindergarten and First Grade classes recently hosted their annual Art Exhibit.  The event raised over $1,200 for the America Cancer Society's Relay for Life event!  #TeamSouthside making a difference! 

Relay for Life

Please join us... Flag

Southside's annual Veterans Day program will be on Friday, November 11 at 1:30 pm.  The program will be hosted by the 2nd grade students.  There will be a cookie reception for guests following the assembly.  Please join us as we celebrate America's Armed Forces. 

School Supply List 2016-2017

Here it is... Everything you need to be prepared for the 2016-2017 school year. 

Supply List 

No School; Labor Day

School will not be in session in observance of Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7th.

Special Programming at Northside Elementary

The Woodford County Board of Education is considering special programming options at Northside Elementary to begin in the 2016-2017 school year.  Our desire is for this programming to be available to any elementary student in Woodford County.  We want your feedback to determine the feasibility of different options.  Examples of special programs may include specific subject areas or special areas (leadership, media arts, etc.).  Please take a minute to share with us programming you would be interested in for your child and any other thoughts you may have.

Click here to begin special programming survey. Please complete the survey by June 4th, 2015.

Thank you for your input.

Mark Your Calendars!!!

April 27 - May 1 in the Southside Library!!!


Yearbook Sales Online!

2015 Yearbooks are on sale from Feb. 6th-20th only.

The yearbooks will only be sold online this year. The website for purchasing yearbooks is http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A09897287.  

The cost is $20. Order now before it’s too late!

A Letter to our Southside Parents

A letter to our Southside Parents...

5th Grade Trip to Frankfort


On Monday, February 24th, the Woodford County Board of Education amended the 2013-2014 school calendar.  The changes are as follows:

Tuesday, May 20th Election Day NO CLASSES,TEACHERS ONLY
Monday, May 26th Memorial Day SCHOOL IN SESSION
Friday, June 6th   LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS


Holiday Show

December 12th @ 1:15 pm and 6:00 pm

Join us for the Southside Holiday Show! 
Our 3rd Grade and School Choir will perform for us.
Admission is free!

Yankee Candle Fundraiser BIG SUCCESS!! Large green dollar sign

A big thanks to all students and parents who sold candles in the recent Yankee Candle Fundraiser here at Southside Elementary.  The fundraiser was a HUGE success!! Students raised over $7,000 to be spent on technology and fifth grade programs here at Southside Elementary.  Kuddos kiddos!!

No School / Thanksgiving Break

No School / Thanksgiving Break

November 27, 28, 29

Picture Re-takes

Picture Retakes, Thursday, Nov. 7th
Starting at 8:00 am
High Attendance Week!

High Attendance Week! Sept. 30th to Oct. 4th

Monday: Attendance is Important Inside and Out- Wear your clothes inside out.

Tuesday:  Tie One On for Attendance- wear a tacky tie.

Wednesday:  Attendance is No Sweat- wear sweats.

Thursday:  Fight for Attendance- wear camouflage.

Friday:  Woodford Spirit Day- wear Woodford County Colors/shirt (Black & Gold)

Kindergarten Parent Literacy Night ~ Sept. 10th

Parent Literacy Night... Southside would like to welcome the parents of our Kindergarten classes to "Parent Literacy Night" on Sept. 10th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.  Your students will enjoy snacks and activities in the cafeteria while our parents learn to help their children excel in reading! And don't forget, our Book Fair will be open that night as well. 

Teacher Appreciation Week! May 13-17

Southside Teachers are the best!  Thank you for investing in our children. You make a difference! 

Earth Day Celebration!

Earth Day Celebration at Southside!  Friday, April 26th will be filled with Earth Day Celebrations including Face Paintings to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in Woodford County for .25 cents each! 

New Student Information

Welcome to Southside Elementary!  We are excited that you will be coming to learn and grow with us!  We hope the information provided on this page will provide you with everything you need to get ready to be a Southside Stallion in the 2017-2018 school year!  Check back often for updates!

Checklist of items needed for registration.  

WCPS Enrollment Form

WCPS Enrollment Form (Spanish) 


Have a question we can answer? Check out this link!

Holiday Card Contest Holiday


Southside's 2nd Annual Back-To-School 5K & Fun Run/Walk Southside 5K

Mark your calendar now!! Southside's 2nd Annual Back-to-School 5K & Fun Run/Walk is August 18th.  Check out the race webpage for more details or to register for the race.  Back-to-School 5K & Fun Run/Walk 

Southside PTO Holiday Bash

Let's Celebrate Our Country's Birthday!

Versailles - Woodford County - Midway
2016 Fourth of July Celebration

            Downtown Celebration

  • Streets will be shut down at 10:00 a.m. 
  • 11:00 a.m. - Parade on Main Street (bike and parade entry form on the website)
  • 12:30 p.m. - 'Salute to the Brave' (nomination form on the website)
  • 12:00-4:00 – Vendor Area (form on the website)
  • 12:00-4:00 - Photo Booth
  • 12:00-4:00 – Fun Zone (Kids Activities)
  • 12:00-4:00 - Car Cruise (Court Street Parking Lot)  

    Fireworks at County Park (Free Admission)
  • 6:00 - Park Admission (opens)
  • Food Vendors/Booths/Activities
  • Entertainment at Park
    Bands (7:00 - 10:00)
    10:00 – Fireworks
  • 10:45 - Park Closes

Visit our website at VERSAILLESFOURTHOFJULY.COM for more information and forms.

Special End of Year Ceremonies

5/23: 4th Grade Awards, 8:00 am
        3rd Grade Awards, 9:00 am
        5th Grade Promotion, 1:00 - 2:30 pm


5/24: 1st Grade Awards, 8:00 am
         Kindergarten Awards, 9:00 am
         2nd Grade Awards, 10:00 am
         5th Grade Walk of Fame, 2:00 pm


Peace for Parents Seminars

Peace for Parents Educational Seminar - Click HERE for the informational flyer for 2 upcoming Peace for Parent seminars in Woodford County.  One will be held at Simmons Elementary and the other will be hosted by Northside Elementary.  School staff, parents, grandparents and other concerned individuals are invited.

School Picture Day

School Picture Day at Southside is Tuesday, Sept. 8th!

How Does the Wind Chill Affect School Being Delayed or Closed?

How Does the Wind Chill Affect School Being Delayed or Closed?

Please Take the Woodford Community Survey!

Woodford Community Survey 2014-2015

The Woodford County Public Schools Community Education Program wants to learn more about the needs of Woodford County citizens.  The goal is to increase the quality of life and learning in Woodford County.  Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey found at http://Surveymonkey.com/s/WoodfordCE.  Thank you for your input!


Have a book you are super excited about? Want to let the world know??  Check this out!!! Southside Elementary is hosting a READING FAIR!!

Rules and guidelines here!!

It's that time of year!!! Film projector with a gold star

Southside Elementary is now preselling the 2014 yearbook online!

Yearbook costs start at $20.00. All presale orders can be placed online at



Money will NOT be collected at school at this time.

Presale orders will be taken until January 31, 2014.

Veteran's Day 2013!

On Friday, Nov. 8 at 1:15 pm, Southside Elementary will host their annual "Tribute to America's Veterans"!  We invite all veterans to join us as the 2nd grade students salute the courage, dedication and loyalty of those who have served in our armed forces.  Immediately following the program, there will be a reception in the library for our honored guests.  Please contact Ms. Candy to make your reservations at 859-879-4660.
Volunteer Training, Friday, Oct. 18 @ 10 am

Attention... All Volunteers!

If you have never attended one of our Volunteer Training Sessions, we encourage you to make it to the Friday, Oct. 18th session from 10 am to 11 am at Southside Elementary.  It will be a great time to familiarize yourself with our school, review the District Training Manual, and ask questions.  All things to help us partner together in educating our children.  If you cannot attend this daytime session, the District will be offering a night session in the near future; stay tuned for those details. THANK YOU to the many Volunteers at Southside; you make learning excellent!

Lights, Camera, Book Fair! Sept. 6-13

Lights, Camera, Book Fair!! 

Our first Book Fair of the year begins on Sept. 6th and continues to Sept. 13th.  Parents, contact Librarian, Candy Miller to volunteer.

Field Days! May 15th and May 16th

Primary Grades K-2 will have their Field Day on Wednesday, May 15. 

Intermediate Grades 3-5 will have their Field Day on Wednesday, May 16.

Parents, we would love your involvement at Field Day!  All you need is a current Back Ground check and some time to have fun with our students!  Contacts chavi.muniz@woodford.kyschools.us to sign up!

Ee (Energy/Environmental) Club!

Ee Club will hold its next meeting this Thursday, April 11 from 3-4 pm.  A guest speaker from Bluegrass Pride will be coming to help students plan for Southside's Earth Day Activities.

Southside Back-to-School Fun Run and 5K

Southside Elementary held their 2nd annual Back-To-School Fun Run and 5K on Friday, August 18th!  The 5K Top 3 Men - Greg Snow, Walter Luttrell and Jeremy Reynolds.  The 5K Top 3 Women - Emily Gamper, Melissa Hudson, and Addison Moore.

Thanks to all who particiapted!!! 




Mark Your Calendar!!!

Cartoon picture of Halloween characters


When:  Thursday, October 27th   6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where:  Southside Elementary School

Who:  Parents and Students (PreK-5)


Chili Supper 6 - 7 pm  

(provided by Southside PTO and FRC)

Math, Science and Reading Games

Face Painting, Book Walk, Crafts and


*All costumes must be school appropriate!!! Thanks!




Summer Science Camps


During July, Woodford County Community Education is offering two exciting, hands-on summer science camps for incoming 5th-8th grade students.  Please click here for more information.

Open House!

Parents and students, Join us for

Open House at Southside!
Tuesday, Sept. 8th

5th Grade- 6-7 PM

4th Grade- 5-6 PM

3rd Grade- 5-6 PM

2nd Grade- 6:15-7 PM

1st Grade- 5-5:30 PM

Meet our new School Counselor!


Meet our new school counselor, Bianca Bargo...


Up! Down! All Around!! READING NIGHT

Join Southside Elementary as we welcome guests from the community to celebrate reading in a BIG way!!! The fun starts with a free chili supper at 6:15 pm!! Check flyer below for more information!

Parent Night Flyer


Snow Make Up Days

Due to the recent Snow Days, Woodford Co. Schools will now be in session on Monday, Feb. 17th.

Sunrise Readers ~ Sept. 13th

Sept. 13: Sunrise Readers... Join us at 7 am for books and breakfast.  Our special reader will be Principal McAllister.  Look for RSVP slips to come home soon!

2013-2014 Updated School Supply List

Check out what your students will need to have a great year at Southside Elementary! (Current as of 7/29/13)

BOOK FAIR! Buy One, Get One Free!

"Buy One, Get One Free" Book Fair is coming to Southside!  Join us for the last Book Fair of the year and get ready for Summer Reading!  The Book Fair will be held in the Library, Tuesday, April 30 - Friday, May 3rd.

#TEAMSouthside Reads!!!


Southside Elementary is proud to annouce that they had the most students complete and turn in reading logs during the Woodford County Public Library Summer Reading program.  Thanks to the Woodford County Public Library, Mrs. Becky, and Mrs. Bookie for helping us  inspire students to be life-long readers!  

2016-17 Back to School Events

2016-2017 Back to School Events

Aug. 2nd- Kindergarten Screenings, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Aug. 3rd - Kindergarten Screenings, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Aug. 4th- 1st-5th Grade Orientation (Ice Cream Social), 5:00 PM

Aug. 5th- Pre-K and Kindergarten Orientation,
5:00 PM

Grandparent's Day Luncheons!

-Grandparent's Day Luncheons: 
All grandparents (or other special adult) are invited to join their students for lunch on these special days. Grandparents may bring a sack lunch or purchase lunch from the cafeteria ($3.85). Please bring exact change. Lunch will be at the student's regular lunch time.  Please RSVP by this Monday, Aug. 31. If you cannot attend the designated day, please feel free to come on the other day. We look forward to honoring our grandparents here at Southside!

Thursday, Sept. 10- Pre-school, 3rd, 4th, 5th Grades

Friday, Sept. 11- K, 1st, 2nd Grades

Woodford Staff Wellness Challenge

It's time for the
Woodford County Public Schools' family
to get fit and join the
Woodford Wellness Challenge! 

Here's how it works:

  1. Establish a baseline health assessment for each building (2/19-2/26).
               Initial check:  February 26
               Progress checks:  March 26 and April 23.
               Final check:  May 21
  2. Pay $5 to your PE Teacher and sign the multiple receipt form.
  3. Fill out registration form.
  4. Benefits include:  free pedometer, free Humana Vitality help, blood lipid profile from Woodford County Health Department (fees may apply).
  5. Prizes!!

Here's an informational flyer too!  Check it out!


Picture Day ~ Sept. 16th

Sept. 16: School Picture Day

Awards Days! May 21st and May 22nd

Parents, join us for 2 Awards Day Ceremonies!

Tuesday, May 21- Intermediate Grades (3rd-5th) Awards. 

3rd Grade @ 8:15 am

4th Grade @ 9:15 am

5th Grade @ 12:30 - 2 pm

Wednesday, May 22- Primary Grades (K-2nd) Awards. 

K at 8 am

1st Grade at 8:30 am

2nd Grade at 9 am.

Mark Your Calendars...

For important Summer dates...

click on "Mark Your Calendars" above.



Meal Prices for 2017-2018

The meals prices have been set and approved for the
upcoming 2017-2018 school year.  Please find them in the table below.

Level Breakfast Lunch
Elementary School $1.30 $2.65
Middle School $1.30 $2.80
High School and Alternative School $1.55 $3.00
Adult $2.50 $4.00
Reduced $0.30 $0.40


Looking for Legos

Are you tired of stepping on Legos in the middle of the night?  Are those building blocks your kiddos used to love just taking up space in your closet?  Donate them to the Southside Library.  We are working on creating a "building" station to encourage creativity and imagination in all our kiddos.  Questions:  Contact Ms. Candy at candida.luttrell@woodford.kyschools.us

High Attendance Day and Early Release Day ~ Sept. 18th

     High Attendance Day and Early Dismissal (12:45 pm) High Attendance Day... wear your best movie star outfit and walk the red carpet in style at Southside! The class with the highest attendance on Sept. 18th, wins a cookie party!!

School Start and End Time Change for 2017-2018

On Monday, May 22nd, the WC Board of Education met and approved the following changes to the school day start and end times.

All elementary schools will begin at 7:40 a.m. and end at 2:40 p.m.
Early release will be at 12:40 p.m.

Middle and high school students will begin their day at 8:15 a.m.
and end at 3:15 p.m.

Early release for these students will be at 1:15 p.m.

Safe Harbor Academy will begin at 8:15 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m.
Early release will be at 1:00 p.m.

The 2017-2018 School Calendar was also approved.
It can be seen by clicking here.

Back to School Events

July 28, 2015:     "New Student" Orientation, (all grades) 5:00-6:30 PM
August 6, 2015:   Ice Cream Social Orientation, (1st - 5th Grades) 5:00-6:30 PM
August 7, 2015:   Preschool and Kindergarten Orientation, 5:00-6:30 PM
Sept. 8, 2015:      Open House Night (Grades 1st-5th) Time, TBD

2015-2016 School Calendar

Click here to view the approved 2015-2016 Woodford County School Calendar.

Southside Kroger Card Blitz!

An easy fundraiser to help your school! No selling, no catalogs, no money collection and no hassle! 

Click "Southside Kroger Card Blitz" above to find out how to help your PTO receive 4% of what you already spend at Kroger...and a great prize for the winning class too!

Recycle Your Juice Pouches!

Recycle Your Juice Pouches, Southside! Did you know Southside Energy and Environmental Club members have saved nearly 2,000 juice pouches from being placed in a landfill?  Please do your part and send in empty juice pouches with your child to school.  There is a labeled spot for them in the school cafeteria.  Thanks Ee Club Members!

Jump Rope for Heart, 2013!



 The Jump Rope for HEART total raised ... $7,501.75!

Southside Elementary

1300 Troy Pike
Versailles, KY 40383

Phone: 859-879-4660
Fax: 859-873-4571