Welcome to Southside Elementary School, Home of the Bees
“Where children yearn to learn in a safe, nurturing environment!”
At Southside Elementary, students are provided with the necessary skills to be productive members of society and are taught to take responsibility for lifelong learning outside their school environment. Our mission statement is indicative of our belief and commitment to ensuring all students are provided a variety of quality learning experiences in a safe, compassionate setting. Our students, the learners, play a very important role in the achievement of our school’s mission. In order for them to be successful, they must take an active role and become involved in their education. They must be willing to experiment with new learning approaches that are innovative and challenging. Students also aid in the developing of an environment that is nurturing and safe. They should feel free to express their views but be willing to listen and compromise when necessary. It is important for them to develop a sincere belief that they are respected and valued as individuals thus creating a sense of self-worth and acceptance. It is equally important that our students respect and appreciate others, work towards establishing a mutual trust, and create positive interactions between themselves and others.
We, at Southside, are committed to inspiring, motivating, and supporting a quality education for our students and work diligently to enhance learning opportunities that will ultimately improve student performance. Our students are taught to “reach and stretch” because through reaching and stretching, triumphs come and goals are accomplished.
Let us always remember:
A student is the most important person in any school.
A student is not an interruption of our work – he/she is the purpose of it.
A student is not just a statistic. He/She is a flesh-and-blood human being with feelings and emotions like ourselves.
A student is one who comes to us with needs and wants. It is our job to fill them.
A student is deserving of the most courteous and attentive treatment that we can provide.
A student is the lifeblood of this and every other school. Without him/her, we would have to close our doors.
We look forward to working with you this year!
10305 Boydton Plank Road
Dinwiddie, VA 23841
Office hours: Mon-Fri 8:00-4:30
Principal: Tamara Oliver