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As you may recall from our participation for the last 2 years, “Hometown High Q” is a KDKA TV show that features local area high schools in an academic quiz show competition. Recently, the SSHS team again traveled to KDKA studios in Pittsburgh and competed. South Side defeated Neshannock and Beaver by a resounding margin of 480-290-290! Under the guidance and tutelage of Mr. Sam McCoy, our team members were Senia Walton, Amanda Grace, and Jon Sadenwasser. The show will air February 1st at 11:00 a.m. and February 8th at 11:30 a.m. on KDKA. Congratulations!
Propaganda: Olivia Masciantoni, Madie Logan, Dane Chiccarello, Melissa Halstead, and Ben Foringer.
Equations: Ashley Chiccarello, Landon Allison, Devin Ross, Reagan Halstead, Taylor Jenkins, Nate Statler, Madison Beardmore, Kyle Maxwell, Isaac Martin, Megan Muller, and Rachael Pieto. Ashley, Landon, Megan, Rachael, and Isaac had perfect games!
Congratulations to our wonderful student instrumentalists! In the past month, South Side has had many students, under the direction of Mr. Sisler, participating in the various festival bands in Western PA. We have a total of 12 students who will be representing our district!
We had 4 students, Jospeh Field, Taylor Milliken, Amanda Grace, Kristen Greenawald, prepare a collegiate level solo and travel to Westminster College (New Wilmington) to audition to make the PMEA District 5 Honors Band. Students from schools in Beaver, Lawrence, Mercer and Butler counties participated. Amanda Grace finished 8th out of 27 Flute players and will represent South Side in this year’s District 5 Honors Band at Westminster College. Way to go!
We had 2 seniors, Amanda Grace and Taylor Milliken, selected to participate in this year’s PMEA District Band at Lakeview High School. They will be playing with students from schools in Beaver, Mercer, Lawrence, and Butler counties.
Beaver County Band
The following students were selected to this year's Beaver County Band Festival to be held at Riverside High School. From the High School were Amanda Grace, Victoria Flynn, Taylor Milliken, Ashley Heinlein, Kristen Greenawald, Joseph Field, and Ben Patosky. From the Middle School were Elle Farber, Nick Bobish, Jane Turek, George Poelcher, and Isaac Martin. These students will participate in a band filled with students from all of the schools in Beaver County. We are very excited for what these young musicians have to offer; they will be great ambassadors for the South Side music program!
The annual Student Council Food Drive for the middle school and high school took place November 4– 19. There were 1,000 items collected in the high school and 1,171 items in middle school. All of these items were donated to those in need in our school district. The Student Council would like to thank everyone for their generous donations. Way to go South Side!
Please know that just as you are concerned about the safety of your children, we are as well. We must partner collaboratively and together protect, support, guide and care for them every moment of their lives. We are completely committed to providing a safe environment for our students, your children. They are our utmost priority.
Each senior at SSHS is required to complete a state-mandated culminating activity for graduation – their “senior project.” More information about senior projects can be found by clicking the “Academics” tab near the top of the high school web page. Another successful round of senior project presentations took place recently. Many of the projects completed by our seniors are truly spectacular and provide impressive community benefits. For example, Sam Anskate and Hannah Case raised over $400 for St. Judes by organizing and conducting an archery benefit, Cassidy Smith helped disabled children through a therapeutic riding program, and Dylan Miller's benefit tractor pull raised $1375 for pancreatic cancer research. Congratulations to all our senior presenters on jobs well done! Great thanks also to our senior project coordinator, Mr. Meyer, and all others who assisted in the success of these projects and presentations!
A reminder that parents/guardians of high school students should access the "MMS Parent Portal" to keep up with their students’ grades and attendance. To access the portal, follow these easy steps:
- Click on “Resources and Email” on the left side of the main page.
- In the drop-down box that appears, click “Parent Resources”.
- Look for “School-Related Links” in the middle of the page and click “MMS Parent Portal”.
- Click where it says “click here to activate your account”.
- Enter the appropriate information. You will need to know student ID numbers.
- A password will be e-mailed to the e-mail address you submitted to the high school office. You will then be able to access the portal.
- If you experience any problems accessing the portal, please contact Mrs. Elliott at the high school main office, 724-573-9581.
Students can also access their grades in the "MMS Student Portal" by clicking on “Resources and Email” on the left side of the main page, then "Student Resources", and then following the appropriate login procedures. Students experiencing difficulties with the login procedure should contact the MMS Administrator, Mrs. Hickman.