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Golden Ticket

The learner profile for the month of April is Knowledgeable & Thinker.

Every month, we look for learners that show various learner profile traits. Acts with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.” & "They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives." 

Students who represent the Learner Profile of the month will win a Golden Ticket!

Click here to learn more about our learner profiles

Please click the link(s) below for information on the grade-level field trips.

6th Grade Field Trip

7th Grade Field Trip

8th Grade Field Trip




Hello SSMS! Today your No Place for Hate team would like to talk to you about resolving conflicts with kindness.  It is okay to disagree with someone.  In these moments it is still important to practice respect and kindness by following a few simple steps.  Be aware of your open mind.  Aim to understand others perspectives instead of trying to be right.  Take turns speaking. Take responsibility for your actions or words, especially if they hurt someone else.  Listen carefully to what others have to say, try to understand their perspectives and experience.  Lately take time to reflect.  Think about what steps work well for you and how they can help you with future disagreements.


Ms. Ng’s 6th and 7th grade Orchestra: Please check Google classroom for your NYSSMA lesson time today!

Attention all NJHS students attending the trip to Philadelphia:  There will be a brief meeting for students only after school in the auditorium on Thursday, May 2nd.  If you have any questions, please speak with Mrs. Reilly in room 306.

Taste the Rainbow PTA Raffle.  Buy your tickets from Advisory and enter them in the Main Office.  Drawing is 4/19!



For their 8th grade Community Project, Dakota, Joe, and Breadman are hosting a Food Drive to replenish St. Agnes’ Food Pantry.  Please consider donating dried or canned goods!  Donations can be placed in the collection box found in the main lobby.
Thank you!

Taylor Reed and Jaritza Pujols have a food drive going on in order to help women in need at Bethany’s House.  Any donations would be great, specifically canned food and women hygiene products please.   The donation box is in room 316.  We appreciate any support that you can give to the Bethany House.

For their community service project, Henry and Mateo are doing a book drive.  Please bring any old books from home and place it in the Book Fairies bin in the lobby.

For Charlie's community service project, he will be collecting socks for the Midnight Run program at Molloy University. In the front lobby there will be a collection box. These socks will be going to the homeless shelters of New York City. 

For their community service project Ethan, Ben, Colin, and Frank, are holding a Toy Drive next week for St. Jude's Research Hospital in the main lobby.

Brayden Owens and Pablo Leonardo are collecting gently used sports equipment for Game Changers New York.  The collection box is in the lobby.  Thank you for anything you can donate.

The School Store is looking for students to join our club.  If you would like to join a fun club and work in our school store, stop by the front hallway any morning during extra help and check it out.

Last Day to order yearbooks is May 9th! 

Click here for the Chromebook Protection Plan

The Boys’ tennis team defeated Oceanside yesterday by the score of 5-3.  Wins were scored by George Palomino and Fabian Palomino in singles.  In doubles, Chris Bednar, Nick Collado, Rowan Schaefer, Nick Veronitis, Patrick Connolly, and Jamal Laith scored wins for South Side.  Go Cyclones!

South Side Middle School is a learning environment that provides students with opportunities to move toward the goal of being independent learners and thinkers. Our goal is to provide experiences to help students understand their unique aptitudes and interests and be able to adjust to their rapidly changing environment, while meeting their unique physical, intellectual, social, and emotional needs. 

We strive to create a climate that enables students to develop a sense of self-worth, and have compassion and respect for others by valuing individual differences. We facilitate a caring learning environment where students feel safe, important and engaged. Our students demonstrate responsible global citizenship, and are cognizant of their place within the school community. 

In this success-oriented environment, we provide opportunities for exploration and risk-taking. The structure of the school day is designed to permit students to reach the standards established by the New York State Board of Regents, while adhering to New York State Standards and embracing the framework of the IB Middle Years Programme. Our vision is to create lifelong learners who seek to attain balance in all that they do. 

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