Middle School
Southern Middle School
Southern Middle School
Home of the Rams
G/T Dog Park Ground Breaking Ceremony
G/T Dog Park Ground Breaking Ceremony
McHenry, MD
Technology Education
Technology Education
Project Lead the Way
Rubik's Cube Competition
Rubik's Cube Competition
8th Grade Dance
8th Grade Dance
Charitable Contributions
Charitable Contributions
Cindy's Fund
Just Be Yourself Club
Just Be Yourself Club
SXS Cancer Survivors
Southern Middle School
605 Harvey Winters Drive
Oakland, MD 21550
Phone 301.334.8881
Fax 301.334.2315

Welcome to Southern Middle School

Saturday, August 29 - Dog Wash - benefits the Garrett County Dog Park - Tractor Supply from 11-2
Saturday, September 26 -  5K Bark in the Park - benefits the Garrett County Dog Park. to register online.  
2015 - 2016 Tentative Class Schedules are now available. You can view them via the parent/student portal on PowerSchool. If you need your log-in information, it is available for pick-up in the office of Southern Middle School from 8AM - 4PM daily.  
Students will receive their official schedules during homeroom on August 24th as we are still making changes based on staff availability and student needs.  
First Day of School: Monday, August 24, 2015.

Southern Middle School would like to congratulate Brandon Hill for being the 2014-2015 school Geography Bee winner.  Brandon is the son of Michael and Lori Hill of Oakland and is an 8th grader at Southern Middle School. Pictured with Brandon is Mr. Gary Thompson, Social Studies teacher.
Important Announcements from Mrs. Elliott: 
Morning Drop-Off Time: Southern Middle School will be open to receive students at 7:40 AM daily. Our doors for parent-student drop off will open at this time. Please do not drop your child off at school prior to our 7:40 opening time as we cannot guarantee his/her supervision. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. It is greatly appreciated.
Proposed Dog Park Information - Including Fundraising Opportunities

Child Find Announcement

Mission Statement
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.

Southern Middle GT Fundraiser for a Greenhouse

Miranda Gallagher's Gifted & Talented students at Southern Middle School are having a fundraiser to support their greenhouse project.

May 22, 2015 at 9:41am, Southern Middle School

Fundraiser to Support Southern Middle School - Friday, May 15

A fundraiser to support Southern Middle School will be held on Friday, May 15, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

May 12, 2015 at 2:25pm, Southern Middle School

Gary Thompson Named Maryland's VFW Middle School Teacher of the Year

Mr. Gary Thompson, social studies teacher at Southern Middle School, was named VFW Teacher of the Year for the Middle School Level for the state of Maryland. .

Feb 5, 2014 at 8:44am, Southern Middle School