2300 Bellaire (temporary)
Casper, Wyoming 82604
Phone: (307) 253-1900
Fax: (307) 253-1903
Southridge School balances fundamentals with innovative programming, always challenging students to succeed at their current level of ability. Three expectations govern everything at Southridge: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe — for self, for others, and for property. The school believes that students, parents, staff and the greater community share in the responsibility of learning. More than 40 staff members interact with nearly 300 students each day.
Nearly half of the staff have more than 20 years of experience and/or hold master’s degrees. Students have access to tutoring services and are provided remediation and/or enrichment opportunities as appropriate. Southridge has been recognized as an NCSD excelling school in reading and language in 2007-08 and in 2008-09.
Southridge has an active Parent-Teacher Organization that is involved in supporting the school through fundraising, providing supervision at Thanksgiving and Christmas so that staff can have time to share together, volunteering in classrooms, providing enrichment presentations and activities, and serving on school committees and in various governance roles.
All parents are encouraged to spend time with their children in the goal-setting and goal-monitoring processs and in working on academic and behavioral expectations.
Parent-teacher-student conferences are held twice a year.
Students use Everyday Math, a program that provides hands-on activities, problem-solving experiences, and connections between math and writing. The Reading First frame-work provides intense, systematic instruction in five critical skills: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade spend up to two hours each day in reading classes. All students learn through the Step Up to Writing program, and students also write frequently with their reading programs.
Students may participate in Lego Robotics, History Day, All-City Orff and All-City Band & Orchestra.
Fifth-graders may play basketball and volleyball through the Casper Recreation Center.
Students also can get tutoring and homework help before and after school.
Our special education students benefit from the Response to Intervention model and a Learning Center.