2015 - 2016 Tentative Class Schedules will be available after August 1st. You can view them via the parent/student portal on PowerSchool. If you need your log-in information, it is available for pick-up in the office of Southern Middle School from 8AM - 4PM daily*. Students will receive their official schedules during homeroom on August 24th.
*GCPS are closed on Friday during the summer months.
Southern Middle School will host its annual Sixth Grade Orientation on Thursday, August 13th for students with last names A - K from 9:00 - 11:00 AM and for students with last names L - Z from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Information regarding the orientation was sent home with the end-of-year report card.
First Day of School: Monday, August 24, 2015.
Southern Middle School would like to congratulate Brandon Hill for being the 2014-2015 school Geography Bee winner. Brandon is the son of Michael and Lori Hill of Oakland and is an 8th grader at Southern Middle School. Pictured with Brandon is Mr. Gary Thompson, Social Studies teacher.
Important Announcements from Mrs. Elliott:
Morning Drop-Off Time: Southern Middle School will be open to receive students at 7:40 AM daily. Our doors for parent-student drop off will open at this time. Please do not drop your child off at school prior to our 7:40 opening time as we cannot guarantee his/her supervision. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. It is greatly appreciated.
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.
E-cigarettes are designed to replace cigarettes in function and also to provide nicotine to the user. They are regulated by law and are not legal for a person under 18 to purchase. In accordance with the law and due to the nicotine content, they are not permitted in school. If found in possession of an e-cigarette, you will receive the same consequences as having tobacco products, such as snuff or cigarettes, which can result in a 3-Day Suspension and Referral to Law Enforcement and the Department of Juvenile Services, Student Handbook: Rights, Responsibilities and Discipline, Page 34.