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Welcome to Southern Elementary


The purpose of Southern Elementary is to provide a safe, dynamic learning environment where ALL students are challenged at high levels while partnering with parents, students, and community members so they may become proficient members in our ever-changing society.


The vision for Southern Elementary students is that every student is proficient and prepared for success by becoming college and career ready.


School News

Welcome back to the 2022-23 school year. I hope everyone has had an enjoyable summer and is energized and ready to start a new  school year. Our teachers, staff, and administrators are excited to bring students back into the buildings and are anxious to see everyone. We hope with the coming of the new year we can put most thoughts of the pandemic behind us.

One of our focuses for the new year is to increase student attendance. Parents, we need your help.  During the last two years we have all  become a little relaxed in making student attendance a priority. I know that we have had to be a little more flexible due to Covid and I  understand that. However, we have to get back to normal and continue to focus on getting our students in school every day. In the last year we have made great strides in closing the academic gap for students  caused by missing many days because of the pandemic over the last two years. We need students in schools. One of the greatest lessons we have learned through this pandemic has been the impact on students social-emotional learning and we will be focusing on that this year.

Beginning of the year paperwork! 

Starting July 1, 2022, all parents of returning students will need to complete their annual registration update and household income form through the parent portal.  Simply, log in to your parent portal, choose More, then complete the Online Registration and Meal Benefits sections. 


For additional help, including video tutorials, visit the online registration information page by clicking HERE.

Parents, please remember that the enrollment of your student (s) needs to be updated every school year. 

You may complete this starting July 1, 2022. Please make sure that your application is submitted! Failure to do so prevent us from processing! 

If your child will be entering school for the very first time, please know that all enrollments have to be completed online. 

Click on the highlighted link for more information.

Summer 2022 Payroll Dates

Want to know when summer pay dates occur?  We have your answer.  Summer payroll dates are:

  • June 15
  • June 17
  • June 22****This date has been changed from June 21 due to the Juneteenth federal holiday.
  • June 23
  • June 30

Pulaski County Schools hosted the annual Spelling Bee on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.  Participants represented the Pulaski County School District, Science Hill Independent School District, Somerset Christian School and Somerset Independent School District.  All participants did an outstanding job with Sidney Debord (Northern Elementary) as Winner and Olyvia Keck (Hopkins Elementary) as Runner Up.

Spelling Bee Participants

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