South Side Elementary School

WITS Tally: 8 years
Academic Years Ending With: 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2004, 2001


2016 – 2017

Date of Visit: February 9 – 10, 2017
WITS Anthology Student Poets: Crystal Graves, Dakota Grissom, James Guyhes, Blair Hutto, Braylon McJurikins, Elizabeth Smith, Cloey Villanueva, Emily Walley, Addison Zimmerman
WITS Magazine Student Poets: Anonymous, Skylar Bedford, Hayden Black, Abigail Bramlett, Cheyenne Dempsey, Caleb Evans, Mara Holland, Katrina Martinez, Bonnie Permenter, Brinkley Smith
Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Crider
Grade Levels: 5, 6
Appx. Number Students Served: 77
Visiting Writers: Andrew Butler, JT Mahany, Hannah Bradley, Patrick Font
WITS Director: Megan Downey
Location: Bee Branch, AR


2015 – 2016

Date of Visit: April 13 – 14, 2016
WITS Anthology Student Poets: Whitt Holland, Blair Hutto, Emma Leonard, Mollie Leonard, Kameron Mason
WITS Magazine Student Poets: Conner, Reign Andrade, Hayden Black, Hadley Bullard, Meghan Hurt, Drew Raines
Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Crider
Grade Levels: 5, 6
Appx. Number Students Served: 80
Visiting Writers: Anthony Blake, Sacha Idell
WITS Director: Megan Downey
Location: Bee Branch, AR


2013 – 2014

Date of Visit: April 2014
WITS Anthology Student Poets: Alexis Acre, Alyssa, Chloe Copeland, Dylan, Gus Holland, Jessica, Marissa Lamb, Calen McJunkins, Luke Permenter, Hope Sandoval, Katelyn Williams
WITS Magazine Student Poets: Jordyn Bates, Ben, Katlyn Downes, Sevon Hurt, Jessica, Mary, Hannah Rae Maulden, Ciara Meyer, Jacob McJunkins, William Salinas
Faculty Sponsor: Sara Roland
Appx. Number Students Served: 120
Visiting Writers: Caroline Beimford, Adrian McBride, Alice Otto, and Max Thompson
WITS Director: Adrian McBride
Location: Bee Branch, AR


2011 – 2012

WITS Anthology Student Poets: Eli, Bianca Lee, Levi Leonard, Reanna Payne, Kayla Rogers, Riley Sawyer, Lauren Taylor, Timothy
Faculty Sponsor: Tonya Lovell
Visiting Writers: Kaj Anderson-Bauer and John Scott
WITS Director: Nicole Nodi
Location: Bee Branch, AR


2010 – 2011

WITS Anthology Student Poets: Rickey Barnum, Katelyn Hope, Bianca Lee, Sarah McGee, Madalyn Pennington, Kayla Rogers
Faculty Sponsor: Tonya Lovell
Visiting Writers: Ben Nickol and Corrie Williamson
WITS Director: Corrie Williamson
Location: Bee Branch, AR