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


Parent Representative Needed!

The administration of Southern Middle School is looking for a parent representative to participate in the Parent Advisory Committee to the Superintendent (PACS) which will be comprised of a parent representative from each school. Regional meetings with the Superintendent and other available administrative staff will occur biannually (fall/spring) during this school year.  Members will work together to: 

  • share feedback and insight from the parent's perspective on school process, policies, and initiatives to ensure that the needs of students' and their families are identified for consideration. 
  • provide parents with information regarding existing and emerging trends in education and provide an opportunity to present feedback. 
  • serve as a advisory, not a decision-making body, that makes recommendations, encourages brainstorming and provides opportunities for parent involvement on committees and task forces. 
The committee will meet regionally. Southern end meetings will take place at Southern Middle School. Interested parents/guardians will need to complete the PAC survey form. To complete the survey, please click the link below.
The deadline to submit interest is Thursday, September 24th. Thank you for your support and feedback in your child's education! 

5K Bark in the Park 2015

In January of 2014, the Gifted & Talented students at Southern Middle School started working on getting a dog park built with cooperation with the Deep Creek Lions Club.  It has been a fun project that we have enjoyed greatly!  The dog park fence has been installed and is ready to use.  However, we now need to raise money to get the dog waste disposal bags and agility equipment for inside the dog park.  Therefore, we will be having another 5K Bark in the Park to help raise funds.

The 2nd Annual 5K Bark in the Park is scheduled for September 26th at 8:45AM at the Garrett County Dog Park on Bumble Bee Road.  Anyone who preregisters before September 12th will receive a free t-shirt.  Cost is $30.  Registration forms can be found on Deep Creek Lions Club website at  All proceeds will go to getting the dog waste disposal sites and equipment for inside the dog park.

Any questions, please contact Miranda Gallagher at

Please help spread the word! 


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.


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.

5K Bark in the Park 2015

The 2nd Annual 5K Bark in the Park is scheduled for September 26th - Sponsored by Southern Middle School's GT Program. .

Sep 10, 2015 at 4:01pm, Southern Middle School

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