Southside Elementary

1023 Walrath Street
Sparta, WI 54656
Phone: (608) 366-3450
Fax: (608) 366-3446
Requests for Records fax to: (608) 366-3475
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Ms. Diane Everson-Riley


Secretary:                     Ms. Christi Bender


Southside Elementary School Entrance Sign

Welcome to what promises to be a wonderful school year! At this time of the year, there is great anticipation of what is to come, and the Southside staff is excited to welcome back all students and parents. Together we make a strong Southside family and as always we appreciate your support as your child enters the classroom, learns and grows through the year.

The staff has spent time putting together welcoming rooms, updating curriculum, and strengthening best practices to ensure success for everyone. We invite you to contribute/volunteer your time and ideas as we continue to build a positive school culture which values every child, promotes critical thinking, joyful learning, and academic achievement.

We will have a new drop-off and pick-up routine for the school this year. During the first couple of weeks I ask that we all slow down and be patient. This will ensure success and most importantly SAFETY for all children. My door is always open to talk about questions, concerns or successes. Southside is honored that you entrust us with your most precious possession and the hours that your child spends with us each day are so important.

— Principal Diane Everson-Riley