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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



2014-2015 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.


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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:


We're Baaaaaaaaack!!

The new school year is off and running. The first week back in South Side as a 5th through 8th building went surprisingly well with a minimal amount of issues to be resolved. Labor Day weekend has come and gone and the street fair begins on the 4th to celebrate the end of summer. Starting on Sept. 8th the Clippers will have 11 straight 5 day weeks of school with Thanksgiving being our next scheduled vacation.


PICTURE DAY- We have not set the day for school pictures. We are attempting to get a date in September. Forms will be sent home and an all-call made to inform you of the date.

SPORTS- Please check the calendar for times and locations of all SSMS sporting events. Hope to see you there.

Sept. 3rd- Open House from 6:00-7:30.

Sept. 5th- Spirit Day. Students are permitted to color hair and paint faces for the day. Pep rally at 2:00 at CHS. Varsity football game at home vs. Leetonia at 7:00.


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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This page last updated: August 11, 2014