Please click the link below to view the gallery:
"An Artist's Journey" Painting with Reggie Laurent

An Artist's Journey


Please click below for the list of the Late Bus Stops

Late Bus Stop Schedule

Congratulations to the girls’ basketball team on their undefeated season.  A special shout out to the 8th grade girls for never losing a middle school basketball game.  Way to go!

Please follow the link for important information about ordering the
2022-2023 SSMS Yearbook

2022-2023 Yearbook Information

Golden Ticket

The learner profile for the month of

Knowledgeable. They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

Thinkers. They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.

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!

View More

Northwell Mental Health Resources

Parent Letter and Survey for 8th Grade Electives 

Please see the documents below for the
8th Grade 2023-2024 Electives. 
You may contact Guidance with any questions at

Please click each document below
Parent Letter.Electives.pdf
Course Descriptions.2023.pdf
2023-2024 Electives.pdf

SSMS students reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
and Civic Responsibility

In order to be effective members of a free society, we must function as productive individuals in our public lives and demonstrate American civic virtues by solving problems in our own communities. How can we engage in our civic responsibilities and have a positive impact on society?  What service or action can you take or do to change society for the better?  How can we communicate the changes and dreams that we have for the communities that we belong to?




Tuesday, March 28, Day 2

Attention SSMS:  This year we will be celebrating the 100 year anniversary of this building, 67 Hillside Avenue.  Our building has been a High School, a Junior High, and of course, a Middle School.  Be on the lookout this year for amazing ways to help celebrate our great school building. 

To help us celebrate we will be promoting the hashtag #centennial;
a word which means 100 year anniversary. 

Congratulations to Kasim Sayyed on being the latest student to complete 10 Challenges as part of the Centennial Challenge.  Keep up the amazing work!

March is Women’s History Month!
March is women’s history month and today we honor Queen Elizabeth the second.  Queen Elizabeth the second, who died recently on September 8th, 2022 at the age of 96.  She was the longest-serving monarch in British history.  While she was not in direct line for the throne at birth, she became heir apparent at the age of 10 when the abdication of King Edward the eighth, her uncle, made her father the monarch.  A devotion to service – which began before she ascended the throne – was the hallmark of her reign.  As a teenager during world war 2, she made radio broadcasts to boost the morale of the British public.  After turning 18, she joined the women’s branch of the British army, where she was trained to become an auto mechanic.  In a speech marking her 21st birthday Elizabeth said,  “I declare before you that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service, and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.

The Take A Look At Teaching Club will meet on Thursday March 30th in room 222.  New members are always welcome.   See you there!

Friday, 3/31 - Decades Day - 1980's

Sophia and Kelsie are having a bake sale on Friday, March 31 selling brownies and cookies for $2.  All proceeds will be going to the ADL.
Alycia and Katori are collecting items for Sharon’s Pantry.  Help support struggling families by donating food, toiletries, gift cards, and clothing at the MLK Center.  Pantry hours are on Fridays from 10AM to 12PM until March 31st.

Attention 7th and 8th grade girls interested in playing Girls Middle School Tennis please join the Google Classroom page.  The code is 3aftge3e.  Please see Mr. McGorty if you have any questions.  We will have an information meeting on Thursday March 23rd after school.

Attention Art Club members.  The next club dates are as follows.  Sunshine group April 20th and Rainbow Group April 27th.


There is a collection taking place to help children battling cancer in support of the Blessings from Bella Fund.  Please consider bring smile to their faces by donating any of the following items:
-crayons/coloring books
-play-doh or small crafts
-travel games & small crafts
-travel games & toys
-money donations are also accepted
Please see Mrs. Norris in 311 with any questions.  Thank you for your support!

Ryan, Andrew, Jack B, Jack K and Brady are collecting school supplies for a school in Uganda.  Please drop off any pencils, notebooks, markers, and more in a box in the main lobby.

Alycia and Katori are collecting items for Sharon’s Pantry.  Help support struggling families by donating food, toiletries, gift cards, and clothing at the MLK Center.  Pantry hours are on Fridays from 10am to 12pm until March.

Students from the high school are collecting water bottles to support G-MOTIVE which helps students play sports and afford supplies.  They will be collecting until March 31st.

Rae and Leila are collecting denim jeans to make dog toys for No Dogs Left Behind.  Donations can be made in the main lobby.

John Well Will be hosting a book drive that will benefit Book Fairies.  Please donate books for children in need and college students who can’t afford to purchase books.  Donation bins will be set up in the main lobby, the library, and the cafeteria.  Please see fliers in these locations for more information.

Tiernan and Max are doing a donation box for posh pets.  Please donate blankets, towels, wee wee pads, toys, and treats.

Jake, Jesse, and Liam are collecting items for Bethany House.  Bethany House is an organization that provides temporary housing, and support for women and children, struggling with homelessness, domestic violence, incarceration, addiction, mental health, and illness.  Please donate:  paper plates, napkins, cups, soap, paper towels, and single ply toilet paper.  Donations can be made in the main lobby.

Cassidy Maeve, Lyla and Frankie are collecting baby clothes for Love Nana, please find the donation box in the main lobby.

Attention 8th graders interested in volunteering at Camp ANCHOR this summer.  Please see Ms. Beaumont in room 121 for more information.  You must be 14 years old by July 1st to volunteer.

Attention 8th Graders: The Community Project has been introduced and students should be working to get started.  Information regarding the Community Project can be found in the Community Project Google Classroom.  If you are an 8th grader please make sure you are a part of the Community Project Google Classroom.  The join code is: zf4fc2j.  See Mr. Wiesenberg in 105 with any questions.

The school store is now selling Sources of Strength SWAG.  Come by the school store during extra help to check out our new items.

Attention all students.  Our school store is open in the front hallway each morning from  7:45 to 8:15am.  Come see what we have to offer. 

Please remember to stay to the right on the staircases and use the correct entrances and exits.

South Side Middle School Mission Statement

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. 

RVC Schools Mission Statement

The mission of the Rockville Centre School District is to educate our students to become independent problem solvers. It is our goal to empower each student to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s emerging world. The District will provide a safe, nurturing environment in which individual and civic responsibility is  fostered, diversity is respected and all students are enabled to realize their full potential.

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2023 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.