SL News


Golf outing to benefit SL Football
Southern Golf Outing Benefits Football Team

The Southern Local Jr./Sr. High School Touchdown Club is heading to the links to help raise funds for the football team.

Thu Jun 17 09:30 AM

School Board News
Southern Winds Down Another School Year

Southern Local Schools wound down another year and is looking forward to a new term as board members took a series of action during the June 8 regular meeting.

Thu Jun 17 09:30 AM

SLES secretary Sandy Lewis celebrates 50 years employment
SLES Secretary Marks Milestone

Southern Local Elementary School secretary Sandy Lewis marked a major milestone after celebrating 50 years of employment with the school district.

Thu Jun 17 08:30 AM

Summer program at Southern Local
Southern Begins Summer Lessons

School may be out for summer but Southern Local Schools is keeping students engaged with some added educational programming over the next few weeks.

Thu Jun 17 08:30 AM

2021 Graduation hat toss
Southern Looks Back and Ahead amid Challenging Year

Southern Local High School seniors savored some final moments together before turning the page to a new chapter in their lives, but they also looked back on what they overcame amid the tumultuous times of COVID. Fifty-two graduates would go on to collect their diplomas and turn the tassels on their mortarboards on May 28. For them, it was the culmination of their hard work to reclaim a bit of normalcy after the coronavirus pandemic led to remote learning, mask wearing and social distancing in 2020. They and school officials said working together enabled school to remain operational at a time when many remained shuttered and online. As students gathered for one of their final events—a senior assembly in the high school gym on May 26—several looked back fondly on what they managed to achieve.

Mon Jun 07 11:30 AM

Petting Zoo
Southern Local District Showcase Returns

Southern Local Schools’ annual District Showcase returned on May 20 following a COVID-related hiatus. This year’s event was conducted outdoors with a smaller crowd in attendance, but officials cited safety restrictions and hot weather as the cause. Still, a great time was had by all and officials and participants alike were glad to see it return.

Mon Jun 07 11:30 AM

2021 Senior Assembly
Southern Seniors Assemble for Recognition

Southern Local High School seniors gathered in their final days before graduation for awards and recognition during the Senior Assembly program. More than 100 graduating students, their family members and school officials took part in the program on May 26, which included a mix of scholarships and community awards, school honors and class reflections before the class graduated that Friday. Class President Delainey Mellott welcomed the crowd and rejoiced in commemorating class achievements.

Mon Jun 07 11:30 AM

Emily Bowling
Bowling Takes to the Skies

For Emily Forbes Bowling, the sound of music isn’t the only thing that fills the air. When not serving as a music teacher and band director for Southern Local Schools, Bowling enjoys taking to the skies herself as a certified pilot. Her aviation skills were put to use when she was recently interviewed for a video series called “I Fly” that is set to be released this summer.

Mon Jun 07 11:00 AM

New officers for 2021-22
2021 Southern Local FFA Awards Celebration

May 13th, 2021, the Southern Local FFA held an awards celebration to recognize the Chapter's accomplishments throughout the year.

Mon May 24 07:00 AM

Tyler Beadnell, SOM
May Student of the Month

Tyler Beadnell has been selected as the Kiwanis Student of the Month...

Mon May 17 10:00 AM