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.
As you may be aware, GCPS has released its revised timeline for the
return of students to GCPS schools. On September 28, an additional 10-15% of selected students will re-enter the buildings to be engaged in virtual learning during class time.
On October 12, 6th, 9th and 12th grade students will re-enter the buildings and all students in the buildings at that time will begin to attend their regular classes with face-to-face instruction from their teachers. This will be done on the "yellow" model of A days (Monday and Tuesday) and B days (Thursday and Friday) in which the students attending will be divided by last name to come on either A or B days.
On October 26, GCPS will add 7th and 10th grade students to in person instruction and on November 9th all remaining students will attend in person. During the entire re-entry timeline, Wednesdays will remain as a learning virtually from home asynchronous model with students not in the buildings. Also, all days will remain half days until further notice.
In order to plan accordingly for staff and scheduling, GCPS asks that you please respond to these questions by October 1. Please complete a separate survey form for each student.
(NOTE: Masks are to be properly worn at all times while in the building. Health Department and CDC guidelines will be followed at all times. Please visit www.garrettcountyschools.org for the press release.)
We are in need of photos for the 2021 yearbook. Please upload photos to
If using a cell phone, you will need to enter the ID number 415465374 . Make sure to include the name of the students in the photos when submitting."
Click above to take a survey
Southern Middle Robotics
31 Teams competed at Parkdale High School in PG County. Southern middle was well represented featuring 2 teams of all 7th and 8th Graders, Great Job Robo Ladies and Southern Middle Boys!
Student Council is collecting canned goods for House of Hope until Dec. 13th.
We are trying to Can the Principal by filling Mr. Hummel's office with as many cans as possible! Please make sure goods are not expired.
James Crowder; First Energy Manager of External Affairs, is presenting a $1000 check to Mr. John Hummel; principal and Jessica Lieberman; science teacher at Southern Middle School for the First Energy STEM Classroom Grant. With this grant money the 7th grade students will be working on a Wind Energy for the Win! Project. Students will be receiving kits for constructing Windmills, participate in cross curricular activities touching on all core subjects such as Math, Science, Social Studies and Language. Thanks to Exelon the students will also be visiting the Windmills at Eagle Rock Station to see the windmills and learn how they are monitored and run with wind energy. In the Spring the students will be participating in a Wind Energy Fair to show off their projects.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS OF OUR SECOND PBIS QUARTER DRAWING
Syrianna Collins - Kindle Fire
Cadence Natividad - WalMart Gift Card
David Deem - Subway Gift Card
Congratulations to our gift card winners from the perfect attendance drawings!
Christopher Gilbert (6th grade)
Destin Moon (7th Grade)
Darin Burgess (8th Grade)
8TH GRADE TEAM DONATES $500 TO POLICE PROVIDING PRESENTS FOR OUR CHARITY MONTH OF GIVING
We would also like to thank our business partner, Newman's Funeral Homes, for their generous support.
Pictured are Mr. Hummel and Rich Mattingly of Newman Funeral Homes.
6th Grade RAMS Student of the quarter, recognized for showing outstanding RESPECT are:
Chloe Campbell, Gwen Cummings, Autumn Custer, Levi Bernard, Anabelle Musselman, Jaxon Glotfelty, Emelee Parks, Kiley Reckart, JD Nesselrodt, Ayla Rodeheaver, Michael Liller, Blayne Abernathy.
Not pictured is Shane Sisler.
7th Grade RAMS Student of the quarter, recognized for showing outstanding RESPECT are:
Jesse Tichinel, Keystin Johnson, Abbi Beeman, Abigail Lucas, Shianne Calhoun, Landon Harvey, Ryan Amburgey, Nicole Shipway, Brogan Moyer, and Zane King
8th Grade RAMS Student of the quarter, for showing outstanding RESPECT are:
Braelynn Dewitt, Lucrece Longacre, Peyton Hoff, Noah Wilt, Kevin Shipway, Syrianna Collins, Jacob Murphy, Tehya Teets, Isabella Newman, and Wyatt Parks