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Excellent With Distinction!

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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:


We now enter February and the first round of the new state tests. Some tests will be similar to the old tests and require written responses to questions from a test booklet. Other tests will be taken on a computer. Success on all of the tests will require knowledge of the subject matter as well as a grasp on all of the skills needed to effectively take the exam. Students will need to read and follow directions in order to do well. We have been doing our best to prepare the students for the challenges of these new tests. We will try to communicate with you on the testing days for your student and ask your help in gaining the best score possible by allowing for a good night's sleep and getting them breakfast before their long morning of testing. We are scheduled to begin our initial round on Feb. 17th.


Other dates to keep in mind:

Feb. 2nd - District Spelling Bee at 12:45 in the auditorium.

Feb. 7th- PTO sponsored Gala.

Feb. 11th- Parent/Teacher Conferences.

Feb. 13th to 16th- President's Day Weekend Vacation.

Feb. 14th- ITCL Basketball Tournaments Begin.

Feb. 17th - State testing begins.


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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