SOUTHERN MIDDLE TEACHERS RECOGNIZED!
Seventh grader Conrad Pfaff, son of Robert and Keela Pfaff of Oakland, nominated math teachers Jennifer Parks and Miranda Gallagher for the Maryland Mensa Achieved Excellence Award.
Conrad nominated Mrs. Parks and Mrs. Gallagher when he was team taught by them as a sixth grader. Conrad was a sixth grader taking seventh grade math last year.
Parks and Gallagher recently learned they had won the Maryland Mensa Gifted Education Team Award.
Congratulations to the cast of Annie Junior on 4 excellent shows! You all should be so proud!
The Southern Middle Chorus travelled to the Hersheypark Choral Festival on Friday, May 5th! They would like to say THANK YOU to June McCloskey and Samantha Funding the Arts for supporting the trip with a $5,000 donation!
Advanced Art Club meets artist Mark Stutzman
Artist Mark Stutzman, visited students in Mrs. Rodeheaver's Art class. He discussed what it's like being a professional Illustrator and shared some of his artwork. Students were able to ask questions about illustration and his art processes. Some of Stutzman's work includes illustrations for David Blaine, Nickelodeon, Stephen King, and Warner Bros.
New School Logo
A New School Logo design was chosen in a contest that was held in the fall of 2015. Makayla Maule, 7th graders at Southern Middle School was named the winner in the school's contest. The contest to design a new logo was sponsored by the school and was open to students in all three grades, 6th, 7th, and 8th. Makayla's winning design is pictured below. She was presented with a check for $100 as a prize and her logo is now being used on the school's letterhead, the backdrop for the daily morning news broadcasts as well as all new school T-shirts. Makayla is the daughter of Jeffrey and Angela Maule in Mountain Lake Park. Makayla and her design was featured in the Republican Newspaper later in the year as seen in the above scrolling pictures.
Southern Middle School Mission Statement
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.