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School Counselor
My name is Teresa Nowell and I live in Lexington, TN. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work in 1986 from UTM. I went back to school years later and received my Master's Degree in School Counseling in 2009 from UTM and then added the Community Counseling Component as well. This is my tenth year as a school counselor for South Side Elementary. I enjoy working with kids and have worked with them in different capacities. I worked in Juvenile Court for 5 1/2 years and Quinco Mental Health for 12 years prior to working in the school system. I provide classroom lessons weekly on social, academic, and college and career ready. I am also available for individual counseling per student's, parent's, or teacher's request.
10 Ways To Help Your Child With Homework
REMEMBER - Praise your child for homework done to the best of his/her ability.
1. Let your child know that homework is important and valuable.
2. Set a regular time each day for homework, allowing some time to unwind after school before getting started.
3. Be sure your child has all essentials, such as papers, books, school notebooks, and pencils.
4. Help your child get organized by providing folders for papers and a calendar and/or assignment book.
5. Have a quiet, clean, and well-lit place to study, with a comfortable chair. Keep all schoolwork there.
6. Discourage distractions, including TV, during study time. Allow study breaks at intervals.
7. Be available to answer questions or help quiz your child, but keep homework as his/her responsibility to complete.
8. Spot check homework when it's completed, but don't correct assignments unless the teacher has asked you to.
9. Read any comments the teacher has made on returned assignments.
10. If a homework problem arises, contact the teacher for clarification.


South Side News 08/13/19
We want to welcome all our students back at South Side Elementary and are excited for a new school year. Students are starting to get back in the swing of things and we have several new students so we need to make them feel welcome and help them in any way that we can. We want to welcome our two new staff members: Ms. Emily Jeffreys and Mr. Greg McClain, who are our new parapros. We also want to congratulate Ms. April Cross on her new teaching position.
AR testing started Monday and students were excited to start reading and testing.
We have a Highest Attendance Recognition Wall and the homerooms hang their banner for the week for the highest attendance for the previous week. The categories are K-2nd Grade, 3rd through 5th Grade, and 6th through 8th Grade. The week of August 5th banners with highest attendance are: Ms. Brandy Rich’s 2nd Grade, Ms. Stephanie Montgomery’s 3rd Grade, Ms. Torrie Hays’ 4th Grade, Ms. Bridgette Fields’ 4th Grade, Ms. April McClain’s 5th Grade, Ms. Leah Chandler’s 6th Grade, Ms. Angie Renfroe’s 6th Grade, and Ms. Rachel Brigance’s 7th Grade. Great job students!
We have several students playing for the Henderson County South Softball team, Henderson County South Football team, and the Henderson County South Golf team. The girls playing on the Henderson County South Softball team are: Charlie Ferrell, Megan Horton, Liberty Knowles, Sadie Lindsey, and Lilliana Peterson. They played in the Milan Tournament on August 2nd and 3rd. South traveled to Decatur County on August 8th and hosted Decatur County on August 12th. On August 13th, South hosted Henderson County North. South will travel to Chester County on August 19th and host Hardin County on August 22nd.
The boys playing on the Henderson County South Football team are: Dennis Cooper, Max Peeples, Kyle Carter, Zach Harmon, Jaxxon Wallace, Hayden Vaughn, Aidan Roman, Hagan Bailey, Malachi Johnson, Caleb Hudson, and Konnor McCadams is the Manager. Their first game was August 13th with Henry County at home. The next game will be August 22nd against Adamsville at home. Kickoff is at 6:30.
The students playing on the Henderson County South Golf team are: Lane Tims, Malachi Johnson, Max Peeples, Lana Wulfert, and Liberty Knowles. Their first match has not been scheduled at this time.
Parent Engagement Night and PTO Meeting (Immediately following Parent Engagement) will be August 19th starting at 6:00 p.m.

South Side News 08/20/19
South Side is proud to announce that we have achieved a TVAAS composite of Level 5 in Achievement, Growth, and Attendance for the year 2018-2019! South Side was also named a Reward school for the 2018-2019 year. Our TN Ready scores were also released and in grades 3 – 8…The school proficiency and advanced was 71.1% in Math and 50.1% in Reading/Language Arts. The 8th grade math had the 4th highest score in Tennessee with 90.1% proficient and advanced. The 3rd grade were 78.6% proficient and advanced in Reading/Language Arts. Great job Students, Teachers, Faculty and Parents!
Top AR Readers for the week of August 12th through August 16th are: 1st Grade: Easton Allen and Natalia Cupples, 2nd Grade: Abby Franklin and Mackenzie Weber, 3rd Grade: Olivia Brigance and Madison McCollum, 4th Grade: Weston Hayes, Jordan McFarland-Pulley, and Bentley Rogers, 5th Grade: Lexi Walker, Cooper Pettay, and Wyatt Cole, 6th Grade: June Shuffield and Lexi Schillke, 7th Grade: Angel Vargas, Gloria Ayala, and Elijah Vaughn, and 8th Grade: Hagan Bailey and Kaylynn Hess. Great job students!
We have a Highest Attendance Recognition Wall and the homerooms hang their banner for the week for the highest attendance for the previous week. The categories are K-2nd Grade, 3rd through 5th Grade, and 6th through 8th Grade. The week of August 12th banners with highest attendance are: Ms. Kristie Brasher’s Kindergarten, Ms. Stephanie Montgomery’s 3rd Grade, Mr. Chris Harrington’s 3rd Grade, Ms. Erica Quarles’ 5th Grade, and Ms. Sherry Grice’s 7th Grade. Great job students!
The Henderson County South Softball team will host Hardin County on August 22nd, play in the Camden Tournament on August 24th, host Lexington Middle on August 26th and travel to Medina on August 27th.
The Henderson County South Football team will be hosting Adamsville on August 22nd. Kickoff is at 6:30.
Picture Day is August 27th and the background will be brown so dress accordingly.