Dover South Elementary

Welcome to Dover South Elementary

South is one of three elementary buildings in the Dover City School District. Serving children from preschool through fifth grade, we have a committed and dedicated group of teachers and support staff that strives to provide engaging instruction to meet the needs of all learners.

A variety of programs and activities are provided for our children, such as after school intervention and enrichment for students in grades one through five. Our students also have the opportunity to participate in many activities including Taking It to the Schools, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, student council, choir and many more. Our student council, under the direction of Mrs. Boughner and Mrs. Maxwell, plans many community projects and spirit days for our students. We have many fifth grade students that participate in our band and orchestra programs. They also compete in the County Math Tournament. Our fourth grade students participate each year in the Young Authors Conference.

The use of technology to enhance learning is also a strength at South Elementary. Through teacher-written grants, students have the opportunity to engage in interactive learning through the use of SMART Boards and Ipads. Teachers have continued to implement the use of Chromebooks into their classrooms.

Our PTG is an organized group of volunteer parents who work hard throughout the year to provide activities and assemblies to supplement the learning of all our students. This year the PTG brought COSI to South School. This was a great program with a variety of hands on activities for students as they learned about the Solar System. We continue to make improvements to our playground areas. Through the efforts of our playground committee, we were able to replace our swings for the safety and enjoyment of our students. We also held our fourth annual "Recess Run." This event was a huge success and we plan to add some new pieces to both of our playgrounds over the summer. We encourage everyone to get involved in "South School's Dream."

South School is a positive, inviting place to learn and grow. One visit to South Elementary and you quickly see that our children and their needs are our first priority.

Tracie Murphy, Principal
Dover South Elementary
(330) 364-7111