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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





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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



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Notes from Mr. B.

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

Greetings from the desk of Mr. Buzzard:


December is upon us. The SSMS doors will be opening at 7:00 AM and most nights it will seem that the doors will close and the lights go off at 9:00 PM. Lots of activities and a short month to get them all in. We would like to invite all of our parents as well as the local community to stop in and check out our activities, concerts, or sports programs during your busy holiday season. Here is a list of what is scheduled:

Dec. 2nd- Students return from Thanksgiving vacation.

Dec. 4th- 5th grade DARE graduation at 1:30 in the CHS auditorium.

Dec. 8th- Basketball season begins with the boys at home and the girls away against W. Reserve.

Dec. 11th- 7th and 8th grade choir concert at 7:00 in the CHS auditorium.

Dec. 13th- Wrestling begins at Toronto at 10:00 AM.

Dec. 15th- 5th and 6th grade choir concert at 7:00 in the CHS auditorium.

Dec. 16th- SSMS band concert at 7:00 in the CHS auditorium.

Dec. 18th- SSMS completes its lip dub video.

Dec. 19th- Last day of school before the holiday vacation. Vacation begins Dec. 20th. Students return on Jan. 5th.


Happy holidays to all from the entire SSMS staff.


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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