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South Side Middle School

Principal: Mr. David Buzzard



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

Cross Country

Golf - Boys - Girls

Soccer - Boys - Girls

Football - SSMS - 9th/JV - Varsity

Volleyball - SSMS - 9th - JV/Varsity



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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.


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Notes from Mr. B.

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

A big Clipper welcome back to all the students at SSMS.

Greetings from the desk of Mr. Buzzard:

I hope everyone has had a fun and relaxing summer. Somehow summer months go so fast and fall and the start of a new school year is right around the corner. This summer has been good to the South Side family. Construction on the new roof is nearly completed and we are dry. No more need for buckets in hallways or raincoats in classrooms. The custodial staff is working hard to finish classroom cleaning and replacing water damage floor and ceiling tile. We have great confidence they will be finished by the start of the school day.

Summer has also delivered a perfect reportcad to SSMS from the Ohio Department of Education. We not only had a 7 for 7 passing rate, we had several class scores that were the highest in the area. A special congrats to the dozens of Clippers that scored in the advanced range on their tests. Great job.....your hard work has paid off.

Bonnie and I are back in the SSMS office. Our phones are hooked up and the computer is on line. We are have some issues with the buzzer at the front door so if you do not get buzzed in, you may need to enter at the high school and walk down to our office.

Important Dates:

Aug. 21st from 8:00 to 3:00. Doors are open to visit/walk the halls to see the building. Office is open. (All 5th and 6th graders were given a tour in the spring and given information concerning their rooms, drop off and pick-up procedures and a building tour)

Aug. 22nd by 3:30 PM. Homerooms posted. This year's homerooms are computer generated. This is the class that the student begin's the day in. These are not the students that your child is in class with the entire day. Students with IEPs and WEPs will be hand scheduled to assure they receive the schedule that is spelled out in their specific plans.

Aug. 25th. First Day of School.

Aug. 29th and Sept. 1st. No school for the Labor Day weekend.


Enjoy the last couple weeks of summer. 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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