Southside Elementary School

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  • Santa Claus Is Coming To Breakfast at Starke Elementary!

    Join us for a holiday meet and greet with Santa Claus himself. The breakfast will be December 7th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, eggs and a drink. $5 for adults and $4 for kids. There will also be a gift basket giveaway. $1 donation to the SES PTO to enter the drawing.

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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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  • Fallen Hero Ceremony at BHS

    On December 6, 2019 at 10am, Bradford High School will honor the BHS graduates that served our country in one of our armed forces and ultimately, gave their life as a "Fallen Hero". For more information please click the title link above.

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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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  • Bradford High Football Field

    The new Bradford High Football Field is nearing completion!

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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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