Middle School
Southern Middle School
605 Harvey Winters Drive
Oakland, MD 21550
Phone 301.334.8881
Fax 301.334.2315

Welcome to Southern Middle School

Internet Safety Tip for Parents: We encourage parents to be aware of what their son/daughter is reading, watching, and doing online. Parents need to know who their son/daughter socializes with online. Also consider whether the sites they are visiting are age and content appropriate.

Summer Opportunities for Students

Invitation to Serve on Curricular Advisory Committee
Mrs. Barbara Baker, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, would like to invite parents and community members to serve on the Curricular Advisory Committee.  The committee will meet April 9 and May 14 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the board room at the central office. Meetings will resume when the new school year begins.

Meetings will address different areas of curriculum and instruction that may be of interest to the committee.  Topics covered this school year so far have included the Common Core Standards, the CTE program, Service Learning, and the Instructional Master Plan, just to name a few.   If you would like to attend, please contact Mrs. Baker at or by phone at 301-334-8937.
Proposed Dog Park Information - Including Fundraising Opportunities
Weather-Related Early Dismissals
Parents and guardians: please have a plan for early school dismissals due to weather. Telephone calls will not be made to find out where a student needs to go. Students will be sent home on their bus. Talk about this with your child before it happens. If school is dismissed early due to weather, all after-school activities are canceled.

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.

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

Just Be Yourself Club "Gray Day" at Southern Middle School

The Just Be Yourself club at Southern Middle School wanted to honor Dylan Jones who is battling brain cancer.

Feb 3, 2014 at 10:21am, Southern Middle School