Southside Elementary School

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  • Bradford County Education Foundation Receives a $2000 STEM Grant for Engineering!

    The Bradford County Education Foundation received a STEM grant for Engineering. The grant of $2,000 was awarded to Doug Samons for the District's elementary gifted program. Pictured in the photo are BCEF members Cheryl Canova, Stacey Creighton, Lila Sellars, Eugenia Whitehead, and recipient Doug Samons.

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  • Bradford County Fair and Animal Sale!

    The Bradford County Fair will be here in two months and the North Florida Technical College is in need of your help purchasing the FFA chapter animals. Over the last several years, generous donations have been used to benefit ALL students in the FFA chapter and continue to help support current FFA students. Will you Partner with us and pledge $50, $100, $250 or more again this year? Click the title above for more information!

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  • Bradford County School District Employees Show Some Holiday Spirit

    As 2019 winds down to a close, we can reflect on so many positive things going on at BCSD as seen in the smiling faces of our Tornado family in these pictures. Thank you to all who have participated in the Fun Fridays! -Stacey Creighton

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  • BHS Band Students Dominate N FL Honor Band

    The North Florida Honor Band that consists of around 60 members total between 9 schools across the region will have almost half of that being Bradford students! Click to read more!

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  • It Takes A Village

    Among the volunteers present at the Scoring Big on the FSA Event, Thursday, Nov. 21st were Superintendent Stacey Creighton, Assistant Superintendent David Harris and Director of Teaching Learning and Curriculum, Sherree Alvarez. Over 275 parents, students and BCSD staff enjoyed a fun learning experience in preparation of the Florida Standards Assessment.

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  • 2019-2020 School Calendar

    The 2019-2020 School Calendar is now available, just in time before school starts again! Make sure to mark your personal calendars of the holidays, teacher planning days, and early dismissal dates!

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  • BHS Band makes history!

    Awarded Straight Superiors at Marching Band, Concert, and State Concert MPA!

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  • 3rd Grade Reading Scores rise

    The Bradford County School District rose 12% in 2019!

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Principal's Vision

  • My name is Chris Beard and I have a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and a Masters of Science degree in Educational Leadership/Administration, both from the Florida State University.  I have served various roles in public education for 20 years.  Although most of my career has been in elementary schools, I also have administrative experience working in middle school, high school, and an alternative school.  I am really looking forward to working with the staff at Southside Elementary School to provide a high-quality education for our students and to ensure they become lifelong learners. 
    Our goals for this school year are to work closely with representatives from LSI (Learning Sciences International) and to focus our efforts on meeting the individual needs of our students in reading, mathematics, and science to enhance our academic performance on the Florida Standards Assessments.  Mirroring the mission in our School Improvement Plan, I strongly believe that it is the mission of the faculty, staff, parents, community, along with all other stakeholders to value and embrace consistent, real-world learning and growth that will result in all students' success.  We will ensure that students, regardless of individual background, are provided opportunities for achievement while fostering excellence through academics and relationships.
    Personally, I am a father of two children.  My son, Christopher, is now 26 years old and my daughter, Rhiannon, is sixteen years old and a junior in high school.  In my spare time, I enjoy fishing, playing golf, anything outdoors, and spending time with my dog, Max. 

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