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South Side Middle School

Principal: Mr. David Buzzard



2014 School of Promise and
High Performing School of Honor

2013 High-Performing School of Honor



2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011

"EXCELLENT WITH DISTINCTION" Rating by the Ohio Dept. of Education for the 2010 and 2012 school years.

SSMS has been selected as a SCHOOL OF PROMISE by the Dept. of Education. 1 of 160 school buildings in the state.

Athletic Schedules

Please note all schedules are tentative

SSMS Basketball - Boys - Girls





2014-2015 Student Supply List

Teacher Pages

South Side Middle School houses grades 5-8, offering full inclusion of regular, gifted and special education students, as well as, extra and co- curricular activities. We strive to do our best to take good care of your children and help educate them to become productive people and responsible citizens.


Congratulations to South Side Middle School!

The Ohio Department of Education has named SSMS
both a School of Promise and a
High Performing School of Honor
based on our 2014 Ohio School Report Card
Click here
to view the letter from Dr. Richard A Ross



This Day in History

Homework Help

Ohio Department of Education


Notes from Mr. B.

Important dates are now listed on the calendar contained on this web page.

Greetings from the desk of Mr. Buzzard:


Happy November. We have been rolling along this school year at a very fast pace. We have been working hard each and every week with very little breaks. November brings us into the time of year that we begin to have some vacation time. Some students begin to struggle at this time of year as they get out of their routine, sleep patterns and study procedures. We ask parents to help us by stating on top of what is going on by checking parent assist and teacher homework pages. Even a 3 or 4 day weekend may produce a student that has been on top of their work for the entire fall wondering why they have to go back to school.

We have adopted blizzard bags again for the 2014-2015 school year. If needed, students will be given up to 5 snow/weather days. The 6th, 7th, and 8th day if needed will be "blizzard bag" days. On these days students will have work from each of their teachers that they will be required to complete. Upon completion of all of their work the student will be given credit for the work and attending a day of school. These days will not have to be made up at Easter vacation or the end of the school year. Should we have a 9th day off, there will be no work for the student to do. However, there will be a day of school added later in the year. All cancellations greater than 8 days will require a make-up day. Hope this clears up the blizzard bag issue a little bit.


NOV. 17th-NOV.25th- SSMS Bookfair.

NOV. 24th- Parent/Teacher Conferences.

NOV. 26th-DEC. 1st- No School for Thanksgiving Vacation.

DEC. 4th- 5th Grade DARE Graduation in the CHS Auditorium at 1:30.

DEC. 8th- Winter Sports begin.




As always......Go Clips!!!!

Mr. B.

Congratulations SSMS-High Performing School of Honor

South Side Middle School was recently named a High Performing School of Honor.

This distinciton is based on the 2012-2013 local report card.

Only 37 schools have been honored with this distinction in the state.


Congratulations to SSMS-School of Promise

South Side Middle School - School of Promise
Click here to read the letter from the Ohio Department of Education

South Side Middle School Earns "Excellent with Distinction"

South Side Middle School Staff
Congratulations to our SSMS Staff on a job well done!



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