National Elementary Honor’s Society

Southside Elementary has an active National Elementary Honor Society.  Southside Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) provides students in grades 4–5 a place to develop and apply their passion for service, while obtaining the skills to be confident young leaders for years to come.  NEHS membership is centered on recognizing students for their accomplishments while challenging and equipping them to develop further as leaders through service to their school and community. We are an active chapter that holds meetings, participates in at least four service projects yearly, and elects new members yearly.  The Southside chapter selects new members that meet the chapter standards during the beginning of the 3rd quarter.  Click on the link below for more information about becoming a part of Southside Chapter of the  National Elementary Honor Society. See below for Selection Criteria

Selection Criteria

Library Helpers

The Library Helpers Club assists the librarian with tasks in the library. Library tasks include shelving books, checking in books and checking out books via our automated circulation system. Library helpers also assist with small projects and activities as needed in the library.

Pretty Purposed Girls Circle

Southside Elementary has an active Pretty Purposed Girls Circle.  Pretty Purposed provides school based programming through girl circles to elementary and middle grade girls. Girl circles are social emotional learning circles led by a facilitator with 8-12 participants. The facilitator is a trusted adult that uses a strengths -based approach to help support social emotional competencies such as self regulation, self management, and overall increased self efficacy.

Run Club

Through Kids Run RVA, students in run clubs across the Commonwealth meet before or after school to run, jump, walk, and play together.  The mission of Southside Run Club and Kids Run RVA is to promote physical activity to youth while instilling healthy habits that will continue to flourish into adolescence and adulthood.  Southside’s Run Club is one of the largest elementary run clubs in the area.  There are two seasons in which students can sign up to participate; fall and spring.  They are not required to do both and are not guaranteed spots in both seasons.  At the commencement of each season, students will participate in a one-miler, sponsored by Sportsbackers, to celebrate their accomplishments.