George M. Southard Elementary School

Pride in Our Past; Faith in Our Future

  • School Board Election and Budget Vote is Tuesday, May 17, 2022, Noon to 9PM. Read the 2022-2023 Budget Vote and School Board Election Edition newsletter for budget and voting/election information.

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  • Budget Vote and School Board Election is Tuesday, May 17, 2022, Noon to 9PM. You must be registered with the Niagara County Board of Elections to vote on the school budget and school board member positions. Registration deadline is May 10, 2022. If you are not sure that you have registered to vote, please visit the Voter Information Portal or call 716-478-4828. Voters who are not registered may register with the Board of Elections by filing an online application with the Department of Motor Vehicles. Each of the three (3) at-large Elected Board of Education Members shall each serve a three (3) year term commencing on or about July 1, 2022. The candidates are: Robin L. Heyn, Geneva Johnson, Sterling Pierce, Jr., Leslie R. Tobin, and Tracy M. Caruso. Read the 2022-2023 Budget Vote and School Board Election Edition newsletter for budget and voting/election information.

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  • Memorial Day Recess: No school in session for students and staff Friday, May 27 and Monday, May 30. On Sunday, May 29, you are invited to a Memorial Day Remembrance. The Lockport High School Wind Ensemble performs at 11:00am at Cold Springs Cemetery.

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  • Kindergarten Registration has begun for all children who will be 5 years of age on or before December 1, 2022. Children must be registered in order to attend school in September.

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  • Anna Merritt Elementary School proudly presents "Journey Into Outer Space" on Saturday, June 18 at 1:30PM at Lockport High School. Tickets are $5 and will be available on Wednesday, June 15 from 5PM-6:30PM and Thursday, June 16 from 5-7PM at Lockport High School during dress rehearsals. Tickets will also be available at the door 30 minutes before the show.

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  • Congratulations Class of 2022!
    Commencement at Artpark
    Saturday, June 25 at 1PM

    The top ten Lockport High School graduating seniors are Bella Pfohl, Valedictorian; Allison Gueli, Salutatorian; McKenna Groff, Batradz Djikkaity, Sarah Hahn, Aden Benson, Bryann Simpson, Ashley Smith, Tessa Bonanno, and Kylie Ames. Visit our Class of 2022 website to see their photos.

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  • Please join us for our LCSD Spring Concerts to be held at Lockport High School at 6:30PM (*unless otherwise noted).

    • Wednesday, May 25: George Southard Elementary School Spring Concert
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  • April and May Newsletter from Principal Schmitt. This is the final stretch of the school year and everyone is working hard to stay healthy and to ensure students meet grade level standards by June. Please continue to read, write, practice math facts, and have some fun with your children at home.

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  • We believe: All people can learn. Schools create conditions for success academically, socially, emotionally, physically, and aesthetically. Teaching and learning are the shared responsibilities of home, school, and the community. Our mission is to assure comprehensive learning for all so that each person will be a lifelong learner.