Little Wampums News

District Spelling Bee Champions, Mystia Myers, Delaney Beadnell, and Jensen Allender.
Southern Local District Spelling Bee

Southern Local held their District Spelling Bee February 10 with 16 participants in grades 5 through 8.

Thu Feb 18 12:00 PM

February SOM, Delainey Mellott
Southern Local February Kiwanis Student of the Month

Delainey Mellott, daughter of Rick and Jessica Mellott of East Liverpool, has been selected as the Kiwanis Student of the Month for February at Southern Local High School.

Thu Feb 18 08:00 AM

Mr. Watson shows off new Amatrol lab
Shale Academy shows off new equipment

The new industrial maintenance equipment is ready for the students of the Utica Shale Academy and the school’s director Bill Watson said now they just need the students to return to be able to use it. Because of COVID-19 restrictions the students have been working on the portions of the program they can complete virtually and Watson said Tuesday much of that work is now done. The students need to be in the lab in order to complete the program this year. (The Morning Journal - by Deanne Johnson - Thursday, January 14, 2021)

Thu Feb 04 02:19 PM

Scott Hart
Hart New Face on Southern BOE

A longtime fixture in the Southern Local school community is taking on an added role as Scott Hart becomes the newest member of the board of education. Hart, of Salineville, was sworn in on Jan. 15 to fulfill the unexpired term of Patricia Exline, who resigned after more than a year on the board. Hart is expected to complete the term that concludes on Dec. 31, 2021.

Thu Feb 04 02:18 PM

Students decorate the halls in prep to return.
Southern to Return on Jan. 25

Plans to resume face-to-face instruction were postponed for a week and now students will return to Southern Local Schools on Jan. 25. The board held a series of sessions on Jan. 15, beginning with a special meeting to approve Scott Hart to fill the unexpired term of Patricia Exline, who submitted her resignation after more than a year in office. Scott is expected to complete the term, which end on Dec. 31, 2021. The gathering also included an organizational meeting where Kip Dowling, who attended remotely, returned as board president with Linda Morris back as vice president followed by brief tax budget and record retention sessions and a regular meeting with a laundry list of issues tackled by school leaders.

Tue Jan 19 01:20 PM