George M. Southard Elementary School

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Mission Statement

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

George Southard Announcements

  • George Southard Spring Chorus and Band Concert, Tuesday, June 4th at 6:30PM at Lockport High School!

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District Announcements

  • The 2019-20 school budget has passed. Below are the unaudited results of voting and elections:

    • Annual School Budget: 631 YES 210 NO        

    Board of Education Members:

    • Karen Young 682 (3 year term)
    • Leslie Tobin 641 (3 year term)
    • Melissa Boes 634 (3 year term)
    • Edward Sandell 629 (1 year term)

    Congratulations to returning Board of Education members Karen Young and Edward Sandell, and welcome to new Board of Education members Leslie Tobin and Melissa Boes. Thank you to all those who took the time to vote. The Board of Canvassers will meet on Wednesday, May 22 to validate the results.

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  • Memorial Recess: There will be no school Friday, May 24th and Monday, May 27th. On Sunday, May 26th you are invited to Memorial Day Remembrances. The Lockport High School Wind Ensemble performs at 11:00am at Cold Springs Cemetery and the Concert Band and Wind Ensemble march in the Lockport Memorial Day Parade at 1:00pm.

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  • Emmet Belknap presents "Music on the Loop" a FREE outdoor concert with food trucks and basket raffle, Thursday, May 30th from 5:00-7:00 pm on the front lawn of Emmet Belknap Intermediate School!

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  • Please join us Friday, June 14th at 6:30PM in the Lockport High School Auditorium for the LHS Choral Department STAR Concert featuring the Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and soloists! STAR stands for Songs To Assist Recovery. Admission is free, but donations will be collected to benefit Renaissance House & Kids Escaping Drugs. We will also announce the recipient of the Stacey E. Micoli Memorial Scholarship and say GOODBYE to our beloved seniors!

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  • Please join us for our Spring Concerts! All concerts are held at Lockport High School at 6:30PM.

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  • Congratulations Lockport High School Class of 2019!
    Commencement at Artpark
    Saturday, June 29th at 1:00PM

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  • Track usage now through June 28th! Our guidelines and temporary schedule can be found at


    • OPEN sunrise
    • CLOSED 8AM while school is in session and for sports practices and meets
    • OPEN 5PM (after practice) or 7PM (after meet) APPROXIMATE TIMES
    • CLOSED sunset

    Weekends and School Recess: The track OPENS at sunrise and CLOSES at sunset.

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