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Back to School Events - 2019-2020

Please mark your calendars with the following important dates:

August 6, 2019: Sweet Tea and Lemonade with Southside High Leadership 

SHS administrative team cordially invites the Southside Community for sweet tea or lemonade and treats. We want to share changes for the 2019-2020 year and for the years to come. Topics will include bell schedule, 1:1 Chromebooks, school policy changes, new programs, meet new staff, sign up for PTSA and SIC, and curriculum updates. We hope to see you there!

5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the media center

Meet Dr. Julie McGaha, Magnet & Innovative Programs Coordinator. This is a Meet and Greet session for all magnet students (IB) and parents.

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the media center

August 7, 2019: **Schedule Distribution, Freshman Orientation, and Fact and Fee Day 

Class schedules have been prepared. We appreciate your patience as we take ID pictures, pay fees, complete lunch application, and receive important school information. By completing these tasks before school begins, teaching and learning can begin on the first day of school. It is mandatory for students to be present and have their ID picture made. At this time, we are only able to accept cash.                                                                             

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and media center             

* *Students owing debt must come to orientation prepared to clear their past debt in full prior to having access to their schedules. Please call Ms. Christine Seear for a list of past and current dues.

 

Have a wonderful and relaxing summer.


Coordinator Named

Dr. Julie McGaha selected to serve as coordinator

Southside High School is elated to have Dr. Julie McGaha join our staff. Dr. McGaha will coordinate our International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), Dual Credit (DC) and Innovative Programs at Southside High School. 

Dr. McGaha is an enthusiastic and driven administrator with over 20 years of experience in the field of education. She has demonstrated success and expertise in supervising instruction, analyzing data, evaluating teachers, communicating effectively, developing positive relationships with stakeholders, maintaining a safe and orderly environment conducive to all learners, and problem solving for students with diverse instructional and behavioral needs. Dr. McGaha received a BA from Clemson University. She also holds an educational specialist degree from Converse College in Administration and Supervision and a Ph.D. from Clemson University in Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. McGaha served as a high school teacher, assistant principal, athletic trainer, and college professor. She recently served as the Freshman Academy Director at T. L. Hanna High School.


Dr. McGaha is excited to embrace the "tiger pride." Dr. McGaha will work collaboratively with the administrative team, instructional coach, teachers, and staff to provide access and opportunities that will maximize academic achievement to ensure every student is career, college, and citizenship ready. She will also work to increase enrollment in our innovative programs.


Sweet Tea and Lemonade

SHS administrative team cordially invites the Southside Community for sweet tea or lemonade and treats. We want to share changes for the 2019-2020 year and for the years to come. Topics will include bell schedule, 1:1 Chromebooks, school policy changes, new programs, meet new staff, sign up for PTSA and SIC, and curriculum updates. We hope to see you there! 

Tuesday, August 6, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the media center

 


Summer Reading Assignments - English

Click on the following link to review summer reading assignments for AP, IB and H English. 

AP English 219-2020 Summer Assignment.pdf

IB English 2019-2020 Summer Assignment.pdf

H. English III 2019-2020 Summer Assignment.pdf

 


Summer Office Hours

Summer Office Hours

7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 


Freshman Academy News

 Tiger Pride Brochure


Check Out Southside!

2019 SHS Video

 


SHS School Counseling Summer Hours

Our School Counseling Department will be open on the following dates this summer by appointments only. 

June 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, and 27

July 8, 10, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30,  and 31

August 6, 7, and 8 

To schedule an appointment with a school counselor, please contact Ms. Dahlstrom at 8701. 

 


Scott Named Southside High School Basketball Coach

Southside High School is pleased to announce the hiring of Greg Scott as Head Basketball Coach/Teacher.  Mr. Scott is currently the assistant coach at Northside High School in Fort Smith, AR, where he served for five seasons.  Mr. Scott is a graduate of Grand Canyon University with a Master of Education degree. After college, he went to Union Christian School in Fort Smith, AR as the Head Junior High Boys and Girls Coach for three seasons. In 2006, Scott accepted the Head Varsity Girls Coach position at Lincoln Consolidated School District in Lincoln, AR. In 2008, he moved to Spiro Public Schools in Spiro, OK and served as the Head Varsity Girls Coach for two seasons. Scott moved back to Fort Smith in 2010 and where he coached at Darby Jr. High. In 2014, Scott began coaching at Northside High School in Fort Smith, AR as the Boys Varsity Assistant Coach. At Northside, Scott has helped the team to the State Championship game three straight years. Northside won the 2017 State title and recently won the 2019 State Title in Arkansas’ largest classification. Last year, Scott coached the Arkansas Gatorade Player of Year, freshman Isaiah Joe who currently is the leader in the SEC with 106 3 point field goals made for the Razorbacks.  

Scott replaces former SHS Head Coach Steve Beasley, who resigned at the beginning of the 2018-2019 season.