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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 ninth 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.
News Week of 08/14/18
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 three new staff members: Ms. Gerica Parker is teaching 1st Grade, Ms. Torrie Hays is teaching 4th Grade, and Ms. Hannah Brasher is our new parapro. We also want to wish Mr. Drew Martin best wishes on his new position at Scotts Hill High School.
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 3rd banners with highest attendance are: Ms.Kristina Thetford’s 1st Grade, Ms. Brandy Rich’s 2nd Grade, Ms. Stephanie Montgomery’s 3rd Grade, and Ms. Jessica Austin’s 8th 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: Taylor White, Lillian Richardson, Autumn Smith, Liberty Knowles, Charlie Ferrell, Megan Horton, and Jada Bromley. They traveled to Clarksburg on August 14th and will play Henderson County North at home on August 16th and Chester County at home on August 21st.
The boys playing on the Henderson County South Football team are: Doug Beal, Zach Wright, Dennis Cooper, Max Peeples, Kyle Carter, Zach Harmon, Konnor McCadams, Robert Presley, Jaxxon Wallace, Hayden Vaughn, Aidan Roman, and John Starkey. Their first game will be August 23rd at Adamsville.
The students playing on the Henderson County South Golf team are: Alex Chandler, Lane Tims, Maddox McClain, and Joecy Broughton. Their first match is August 29th against Lewis county at TRGC at 3:30.

News Week of 09/25/18
The State Department of Education has just released Accountability Designations for the 2017-2018 school year. Henderson County was one of the fourteen districts across the state to receive an "Exemplary Distinction." South Side Elementary was one of the four schools, along with Pin Oak, Scotts Hill Elementary, and Lexington High School in Henderson County to receive "Award School" status. Way to go staff and students!
Top AR Readers for the week of September 17th through September 21st are: Kindergarten: Jake Barker and Aleah Pressey, 1st Grade: Abby Franklin, Lilly Moody, and Emily Cross, 2nd Grade: Madison McCollum, Olivia Brigance, and Wyatt Blankenship, 3rd Grade: Abby Cross and Jade Hagberg, 4th Grade: Emma Wright and Cooper Pettay, 5th Grade: Haylee Carter, Alexandra Schillke, and Branden Green, 6th Grade: Konnor McCadams and Adam Shuffield, 7th Grade: Jayden Hulen and Kaylynn Hess, and 8th Grade: Doug Beal and Dustin Austin. Way to go 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 September 17th banners with highest attendance are: Ms. Brandy Rich’s 2nd Grade, Ms. Stephanie Montgomery’s 3rd Grade, Ms. Torrie Hays’ 4th Grade, Ms. Leah Chandler’s 6th Grade, and Ms. Angie Renfroe’s 6th Grade. Great job students!
The Henderson County South Football team will host Perry County on September 25th and will travel to St. Mary’s on September 27th.
8th Grade and Make-up Fall Pictures are scheduled for September 28th.
We want to thank everyone who donated cakes and items for our Fall Festival! We also want to thank all our students and parents who came out to support our school! We had a great turn-out!
Our Thanksgiving Supper is scheduled for November 1st.

News Week of 08/21/18
South Side is proud to announce that we have achieved a TVAAS composite of Level 5 for the year 2017-2018! Our TN Ready scores were also released and in grades 3 – 8…We were 10.7 points higher than the state average in ELA, 26.9 points higher in Math, and 27.1 points higher in Science. Proud of our students and our staff!
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 10th banners with highest attendance are: Ms. Kristina Thetford’s 1st Grade, Ms. Dee Liles’ 2nd Grade, Ms. Bridgette Fields’ 4th Grade, Ms. Sherry Grice’s 7th Grade, and Ms. Crystal Williams’ 8th Grade. Great job students!
We will have a PTO / Parent Involvement night on Monday, August 27th, at 6:00. Fall pictures will be on August 28th and the background will be dark tan.
The Henderson County South Softball team will travel to Henderson County North on August 23rd and will play Hardin County at home on August 30th.
The Henderson County South Football team will be traveling to Adamsville on August 23rd.
The Henderson County South Golf team will have their first match on August 29th against Lewis County at TRGC at 3:30. Let’s support all our athletes!
News Week of 09/04/18
On Friday afternoon, students were treated with a Celebration Day for their TN Ready scores and all their hard work last year. They had a popcorn and coke party and played games/watched movies. Proud of our students and their hard work!
There was a PTO Meeting on August 27th. Fall Festival has been scheduled for September 21st and our Thanksgiving Supper has been scheduled for November 1st.
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 20th banners with highest attendance are: Ms. Kristina Thetford’s 1st Grade, Ms. Dee Liles’ 2nd Grade, Ms. Stephanie Fields’ 3rd Grade, Ms. April McClain’s 5th Grade, Ms. Angie Renfroe’s 6th Grade, Ms. Jessica Austin’s 8th Grade, and Ms. Crystal Williams’ 8th Grade. The week of August 27th banners with highest attendance are: Ms. Kristina’s Thetford’s 1st Grade, Ms. April McClain’s 5th Grade, Ms. Angie Renfroe’s 6th Grade, and Ms. Sherry Grice’s 7th Grade. Great job students!
The Henderson County South Softball team hosted Clarksburg on September 4th and will travel to Hardin County on September 6th and to Decatur County on September 11th.
The Henderson County South Football team will host McKenzie on September 6th.
The Henderson County South Golf team will have a match on September 6th against Lobelville/Linden at Buffalo River at 3:30. Let’s support all our athletes!
News Week of 09/11/18
In remembrance of 9/11, American Legion from Scotts Hill performed a Flag Folding Ceremony on September 11th.
There will be no school for students Thursday or Friday. Our Parent/Teacher Conference is Thursday, September 13th from 1:00-7:00. Hope to see our parents! Also, Fair Day is Friday, September 14th.
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 September 4th g banners with highest attendance are: Ms. Kristie Brasher’s Kindergarten, Ms. Tiftonia Hart’s 1st Grade, Ms. April McClain’s 5th Grade, and Ms. Sherry Grice’s 7th Grade. Great job students!
The Henderson County South Softball team will travel to Chester County on September 13th, play in the Sportsplex Tournament in Jackson on September 15th and travel to Adamsville on September 17th.
The Henderson County South Football team will travel to Henderson County North on September 13th.
The Henderson County South Golf team will have a match on September 12th against Lewis County Middle School at Hohenwald Golf Course at 3:30. Let’s support all our athletes!
8th Grade and Make-up Fall Pictures are scheduled for September 28th.
Fall Festival is scheduled for September 21st and our Thanksgiving Supper is scheduled for November 1st. Come support our school!

News Week of 09/18/18
Top AR Readers for the week of September 4th through September 12th are: 1st Grade: Abby Franklin and Lily Wood, 2nd Grade: Brooks Peterson and Ella Reeves, 3rd Grade: Anna Smith and Jade Hagberg, 4th Grade: Emma Wright and Cooper Pettay, 5th Grade: Haylee Carter and Alexandra Schillke, 6th Grade: Konnor McCadams and Adam Shuffield, 7th Grade: Jayden Hulen and Callie Bullock, and 8th Grade: Christian Garner and Dustin Austin. Way to go students!
We want to congratulate Ms. Stephanie Montgomery on winning 500.00 from James Patterson for her classroom library. The gift was given through Scholastic Book Clubs. Way to go Ms. Stephanie!
The Henderson County South Softball team played in the Sportsplex Tournament in Jackson on September 15th and traveled to Adamsville on September 17th to finish their season.
The Henderson County South Football team has an open week this Friday.
The Henderson County South Golf team are through with their Fall Schedule and will start back up in the Spring.
8th Grade and Make-up Fall Pictures are scheduled for September 28th.
Fall Festival is scheduled for September 21st. There will be games, bingo, cake walk, jumpers, bouncy house, and a silent auction. Anyone that would like to donate cakes for our cake walk would be greatly appreciated. Come support our school!
Our Thanksgiving Supper is scheduled for November 1st.

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.