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SSMS Learner Profile
Golden Tickets

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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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Daily Announcements



Oct. 27

Today – the SADD club wants you to know that the world needs who you are meant to be.  There is only one you.  We need the unique way in which you will light up this world.

It is our job to make sure that each of us is able to reach his or her full potential.  We are here to help each other and lift each other up!  What words of encouragement can you offer to someone today to let them know you are happy that they are here?

Enjoy today’s stickers for RED RIBBON week and remember to stay drug free and make good choices!  We need you at your best! The SADD Club loves SSMS!
SADD sponsors Red Ribbon Week - Activities | Marist High School

Oct. 26 - 30

Attention all students:  Happy Red Spirit day!

Tomorrow and Friday will be Halloween Costume days.  Thursday will be Blue Spirit Day.  Reminder, a costume mask does not replace a COVID-19 preventive mask.  You should not have any accessories to your costume that might be construed as a weapon. If you are wearing a costume which makes it uncomfortable to sit in class, like a refrigerator costume, then you can leave your costume in Ms. McGinn’s office.
orange Happy Halloween text, black bats and spider webs

Oct. 27

The World Language Club will be meeting on Tuesday October 27th after school at 3:15 on Google Meet.  Contact Ms. Devenish if you are interested in joining or have any questions!

Oct. 27

There will be a Newsletter Club Meeting on Tuesday October 27th at 3:15 on Google Meet.  
New members are always welcome. See you there!

Early Dismissal Drill

The District’s next early dismissal drill day will take place on
 10/29 (BLUE day). Students should be prepared for dismissal at 2:27 pm on this day.

  Teachers, please remember to distribute golden tickets to those who demonstrate the learner profile attribute of ‘open-minded’.

Check out Club Central for all meeting dates and Google Meet codes.

Attention all students,


SSMS 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 School District 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.