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District Announcements
Marching Band
It is finally that time of year where we need student musicians, guard members and majorettes for the 2016-17 South Side Area Marching Band!  All musicians currently in grades 7-11 (this year) are openly invited to join us for our fall season!  Students who are currently in 6th grade are invited to join us but must receive approval from Mr. Sisler to ensure the student will be ready to handle the responsibility of being in the marching band.  If you are interested in being part of the majorette or guard line, please see Mr. Sisler and/or Mrs. Matthews for more information – open practices for interested new members will begin soon!  The theme has been chosen and will be announced soon! Stay tuned!!
 
To sign-up, please follow this link: http://goo.gl/forms/vmP7xHQBQR
To see the Marching Band Calendar, please follow this link: http://tinyurl.com/SSSDMB1617
 
If you have questions on the marching band, please contact Mr. Sisler via sms2@sssd.k12.pa.us or by calling the school number and dialing extension 2425!
Laptop Insurance is now available
Students in grades 6-12 can now purchase insurance for their laptop that will allow them to take the device home.  This is the second year that the district has partnered with the Worth Ave Group to add coverage to the devices if parents decide to do so.  Please note, this is optional and is only required if students would like to have the ability to take the device home.  The cost to fully insure the device is $62 and checks are made payable to the South Side Area School District.  Students and parents are required to sign off on the District-Owned Devices handbook which is available in the MS/HS office prior to insurance being offered.  If you have any questions about the insurance coverage or process, please contact Mike Lewis, Assistant Superintendent at 724-573-9581, ext. 2612.  Thank you.
High School Announcements
Beaver County Distinguished Young Woman Scholarship Finalist!
SSHS Junior Alexandra Adams has been selected as a finalist for the Beaver County Distinguished Young Woman scholarship program sponsored by the Beaver Area Jaycees. The culminating event will begin at 7 p.m. April 30 in the Beaver Area High School auditorium. A panel of judges will evaluate the 20 finalists in areas of interview, academic achievement, performing arts, fitness and presentation. This year’s finalists are competing for cash scholarships worth approximately $12,000, along with other prizes and college scholarships. Reserved seats for the event are $15, and are available at the door. Congratulations Alex and Good Luck!
Fantastic Figure Skating!
Congrats to freshman Libby McGrosky! She competed in the United States Figure Skating Association High School Nationals in Strongsville, OH recently with the Western PA High School Figure Skating Team, and they won the gold medal!! Wow!


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for the April issue of the monthly Principal's Report.
Pengiuns Elite National Champs!
Congratulations to senior Billy Harris, as his hockey team --- The Pittsburgh Penguins Elite Under-18 team beat Culver Military Academy yesterday in the USA Hockey national championship game in San Jose, CA!! The Penguins Elite, which plays out of the UPMC Lemieux Sports Center in Cranberry, defeated teams from Shattuck St. Mary’s, San Jose, Cape Cod, and North Jersey in order to reach the national finals. Billy also scored a goal in the semi-finals to help the team reach the finals!
All-State Chorus
Congratulations to Benjamin Patosky, who did an outstanding job representing South Side High School in the 2016 Pennsylvania All State Chorus in Hershey, PA. The choir was under the direction of Dr. Ryan Beeken, Director of Choirs at IUP. It is truly a rare honor to earn a place within this elite ensemble --- Great job, Ben!​






























 
Keystone Exams
South Side High School is pleased to let you know that the Keystone After School Tutoring Program will begin again during the week of April 4th, and run through the exams which take place May 16th - 23rd.  Click here for all the tutoring program details.
Partners for Public Education




Partners for Public Education provides an opportunity for all Pennsylvanians to partner and communicate in support of Pennsylvania’s public schools and advocate for students in every community.  Click here for more information.
Manifest Destiny
The American Experience, a joint AP US History and AP Language class at SSHS, has paired with Gateway to the Arts over the last two years to incorporate high-quality, curriculum-based projects into the course for the benefit of our students and beautification of our school.  In the spring of 2015 the class created an art piece, pictured here, entitled Manifest Destiny.  This art installation, which was made using wood burning techniques, follows the march of progress westward and explores the tipping points that define each region’s identity.  Short, evocative phrases engage the viewer without explaining the images.  This process, of grappling with quotes and symbols, is designed to elicit a personal response from the audience.  The piece is now proudly displayed in the 300 hallway as a testament to the power of imagination, shared vision, and collaborative effort.




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for the Top 10 moments at South Side High School 2014-15.
Checking Up on Grades
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:
  1. Click on “Resources and Email” on the left side of the main page.
  2. In the drop-down box that appears, click “Parent Resources”.
  3. Look for “School-Related Links” in the middle of the page and click “MMS Parent Portal”.
  4. Click where it says “click here to activate your account”.
  5. Enter the appropriate information.  You will need to know student ID numbers.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
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