March Character Traits: Courage and Facing Challenges
Scheduling for next year's ninth grade class: March 17 - 28
Students will be receiving a letter with their scheduled conference date and time. Each conference will last approximately 30-40 minutes and will be used to assist families in making important decisions about the high school course of study. If school is cancelled, conferences will be cancelled and rescheduled. If there is a delayed opening, conferences scheduled after 10 a.m. will continue as scheduled.
Wednesday: Language Arts
Thursday: Science (No after-school Science tutoring on March 13)
Tuesday, March 11: 8th grade tour of SHS
Wednesday, March 12 - Thursday, March 13: MSA MathTest
Friday, March 14: Enrichment Day - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (will be cancelled if delayed opening or closure)
Tuesday, March 18: Mid-Term
Monday, March 31: Spring Picture Day
Tuesday, April 1 - Friday, April 4: MSA Science Test
Tuesday, April 8 - Wednesday, April 9: PARCC Test
Friday, April 11: Enrichment Day - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (will be cancelled if delayed opening or closure)
Friday, April 11: Drive for Kids' Sake & Spaghett Dinner Fundraiser 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 18: Schools Closed for Good Friday
Friday, May 9: Enrichment Day - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Monday, May 26: Schools Closed for Memorial Day
At Southern Middle School our mission is to create a positive learning atmosphere that nurtures active, young creative minds. Through a collaborative effort with teachers, parents, and community members, students are challenged to meet our school’s high expectations. The school’s academic program of study infuses technology, teaches life skills, and encourages students to actively participate in their learning. The school’s curriculum encompasses the development of the total child: moral, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical. As a result, students will be able to demonstrate values that allow them to act with empathy toward humanity in a diverse and ever-changing society.
E-cigarettes are designed to replace cigarettes in function and also to provide nicotine to the user. They are regulated by law and are not legal for a person under 18 to purchase. In accordance with the law and due to the nicotine content, they are not permitted in school. If found in possession of an e-cigarette, you will receive the same consequences as having tobacco products, such as snuff or cigarettes, which can result in a 3-Day Suspension and Referral to Law Enforcement and the Department of Juvenile Services, Student Handbook: Rights, Responsibilities and Discipline, Page 34.