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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.

Clipper Chronicle
New - Student Newspaper

March 2016

Athletic Schedules

Please note all schedules are tentative

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2015-2016 Student Supply List

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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.

We have made it.....May is here. Thanks to all of you for all of your support through the tough but hopefully memorable time of the middle school years. Before we release them for the summer, we have quite a few activities to get through this month. We have tried to list all of them!

May 2- Track, Waldo Ward Invitational. Field events begin at 4:30.

May 4- Track, Home vs. Lisbon and Wellsville. Field events begin at 4:30.

May 5- 8th grade NYC trip parent meeting at 7:00 in the SSMS cafe.

May 6- DI painting fund raiser in the cafe. from 6-8 PM.

May 7- SSMS choir to Kenneywood.

May 10- Group Picture Day.

May 11- 5th grade to the skate zone.

May 11- Track, Home- ITCL Championships.

May 13&14- 8th grade to NYC.

May 15- 7-12 grade Band Concert in the CHS auditorium.

May 16,17,18- 6th grade to Camp Fitch.

May 17- 5th&7th grade choir concert.

May 18- 6th and 8th grade choir concert.

May 19- 7th grade to Cedar Point.

May 20- 4th grade visit in the PM.

May 20- Career Day. Key note speaker at 10:15 in the auditorium.

May 20- 7th and 8th grade formal dance.

May 24- DI leaves for globals in Nashville.

May 27- 6th grade Museum Project presentations in the SSMS cafe from 8:30 to 10:45.

May 27- End of the year activities in the PM.

May 28- Summer vacation begins. See you in the fall.


As always.....go Clippers

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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