SOUTHERN MIDDLE MUSIC NEWS AND NOTES
Southern Middle School is excited to announce that we will be starting a new after school theater group that is set to perform Annie Jr. in the spring of 2017! The show will be directed by Mr. Shaw and assisted by Mrs. Lisantti and choreographed by Mrs. Annalea Catulle! We will be holding auditions on December 20th and 21st after school. Please visit www.mrshawmusic.com for more information.
The chorus will be performing December 9th at the Oakland Tree Lighting ceremony at 6 P.M.
Southern Middle Winter Concerts
Chorus - December 13th; Band - December 15th at 7 P.M. in the cafeteria
Attention previous employees of Southern Middle School,
We are currently organizing a celebratory event to recognize Southern Middle School's 40th Anniversary (1976-2016). We have lost contact with many previous employees and are in need of current addresses.
Please email the school secretary, Mrs. Eichorn, at email@example.com,
Mr. Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the school at 301-334-8881, so that we can invite you to a Southern Middle School reunion. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Cookie Dough from our annual Magazine and Cookie Dough Fundraiser will arrive at Southern Middle School on Wednesday, November 30. Cookie Dough will be available for pick up in the school cafeteria from 3:00-6:00pm. If your child sold cookie dough, please make plans to pick it up that day. Thank you for your continued support.
Student Council is helping heat the heads and hands of the children of Garrett County for the holidays.
Student Council will contribute to the Garrett County Board of Realtors collection.
Buy a warm hat, buy a warm pair of gloves
Place in a one gallon ziplock bag, mark size on outside
Drop off in box in Mrs. Watson's room
Collection ends Dec. 1st.
Advanced Art Club meets artist Mark Stutzman
Artist Mark Stutzman, visited students in Mrs. Rodeheaver's Art class. He discussed what it's like being a professional Illustrator and shared some of his artwork. Students were able to ask questions about illustration and his art processes. Some of Stutzman's work includes illustrations for David Blaine, Nickelodeon, Stephen King, and Warner Bros.
2016 - 2017 Yearbooks on Sale
Yearbooks will be on sale for $25 until December 2nd. They will then go up to $30. The last day to purchase will be March 3, 2017.
New School Logo
A New School Logo design was chosen in a contest that was held in the fall of 2015. Makayla Maule, 7th graders at Southern Middle School was named the winner in the school's contest. The contest to design a new logo was sponsored by the school and was open to students in all three grades, 6th, 7th, and 8th. Makayla's winning design is pictured below. She was presented with a check for $100 as a prize and her logo is now being used on the school's letterhead, the backdrop for the daily morning news broadcasts as well as all new school T-shirts. Makayla is the daughter of Jeffrey and Angela Maule in Mountain Lake Park. Makayla and her design was featured in the Republican Newspaper later in the year as seen in the above scrolling pictures.
Southern Middle School 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.