SSMS 7th grade girls’ soccer won their first game against Roosevelt!  It was a great team effort!

The 7th grade boys’ soccer team started their season on the winning side as the team got their first win yesterday against Oceanside.  Oliver Kasschau led the scoring attack with 2 goals in the first half.


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

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!

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Please see the letter below regarding the 2022-2023 School Year

SSMS 2022 Welcome Back Parent Letter.pdf

Please click below for the 2022-2023 School Supply Lists for Grades 6th - 8th

2022-23 Supply List All Grades



Friday, September 23, Day 4

Earlier this week we began a very important conversation about food.   Hispanic food differs from region to region.  Today we celebrate Mexican food and Tex-Mex Extensions.  Mexican Food and Tex-Mex are the most common type of Hispanic restaurant food in the United States.  Typical foods range from beef, Spanish rice, refried beans, flour tortillas and burritos in Northern Mexico.  To seafood, paella and salads in Baja California and the Pacific coast.  To chicken-based dishes, corn tortillas, chili peppers, and tropical fruits in the south.  And pork dishes with root veggies such as yuca from the Yucatan Peninsula.

Central American food.
Central America includes Guatemala El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Cost Rica.  In these countries the food is milder.  Pork and Chicken dishes are popular as is chorizo.  White rice is typically served instead of yellow.  Also, yuca, sweet potatoes and tropical fruits like mangos, papaya and pineapple are served.

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.  For example, we will be having spirit days where we dress up as people did in the past.  the first Spirit Day will be Friday September 30th where we will all dress up as if it is the 1920s. The library will be hosting a monthly decades movie festival starting Thursday, September 29th.
To help us celebrate we will be promoting the hashtag #centennial; a word which means 100 year anniversary.  And, of course, there will be more to come.  So be on the lookout and keep up those amazing greetings in the morning.  Remember, just saying "Hello" to someone in the morning can be very powerful. 

Attention all students!  Friday, September 30th, will be the first Decade Day.  Grab your flapper dresses and fedora hats and dress as if it was the Roaring 1920s!

PICTURE DAYS WILL BE ON SEPTEMBER 28, 29 during all gym periods and this includes staff!!  Staff please have your photo taken  on one of your off periods!

Attention all students!  Please join the Student Council Google Classroom to stay updated about events and spirit days.  The join code is: srob5xi
The first Student Council meeting will be on Thursday September 29th after school in room 306.  All are welcome to attend!

To honor the 100 years of the Middle School building South Side is proud to announce the Decade Movie Festival.  Each month the movie that helped define the decade will be shown in the library after school. Thursday September 29th we will be celebrating the 1920’s by watching one of Charlie Chaplin’s greatest hits The Gold Rush.  There are only 30 seats available so please see Mr. Coughlan in the library to sign up.

The Home and Careers Club is coming soon and will meet on October 12th in room 211.


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. 

The Book Club is a great place to meet new friends and discuss great characters and their adventures!  We will be choosing our first book to read at our first meeting!  All students are welcome!  More information will be coming soon about when and where we will meet.

The art club will be meeting every Thursday in room 116 from 2:45 – 3:30 pm.  Please see club central to sign up on google classroom or see Mrs. Radigan for details

Attention All 8th grade artists!  Please visit your art room from last year ASAP in Art 7 to pick up your portfolio and sketchbook!  You will be needing both in Studio in Art 8 this year!  Thank you, The SSMS Art Teachers

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.

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