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District Announcements
Congratulations to Commended Scholar Melissa Halstead!
South Side School District is pleased to announce that Melissa Halstead been named a Commended Scholar in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship program.  About 34,000 commended students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Commended students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the scholarship program by taking the preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship qualifying test.
In addition to being a Commended Scholar, Melissa was named a 2014-2015 Scholar through the National Hispanic Recognition Program. Each year, the NHRP honors about 5,000 of the highest-scoring students from over 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the PSAT/NMSQT.  Congratulations Melissa on your wonderful work!
National Merit Scholarship Program
Recently officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  Tyler Chiccarello, South Side senior, was one of those honored with this distinction.  These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring.  Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.  About 90% of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.
                About 1.4 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants.  The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U. S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.  We congratulate Tyler and wish him well as he competes for the Merit Scholar title!
2014-2015 South Side Board of Directors
From left to right, Shelly Youree, Bob Tellish, Barb Dawson (board secretary), Joe Statler, Tammy Adams (Superintendent), Lynn Garner, Larry Smith, Ronald Garvey, Dr. Joe Iannetti, Carson Robbins
2014-2015 South Side Administrative Team
Sam Adams (MS Principal), Andrea Welch (PreK-Grade 2 Principal), Tony Paull (HS Principal),  Mike Lewis (Assistant Superintendent), Tim Strader (Grades 3-5 Principal)
SSASD Hall of Fame
The South Side Area School District is proud to announce the induction of its 9th class into the district’s Hall of Fame.  This year's induction events will be held at South Side High School on Saturday, October 11, 2014.  The doors will open at 5:00 p.m., with a catered dinner to follow at 6:00 p.m.  Tickets for the dinner can be purchased at any school office or by calling 724-573-9581. Ticket prices are $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under.  An induction ceremony will take place after dinner at approximately 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium.  Admission to the after dinner induction ceremony will be free for all ages.  Donations to the South Side Hall of Fame will also be graciously accepted.  This year’s class includes the following 3 inductees:  Mrs. Jessica Hobbs-Williams, Mr. Conrad Person, and Colonel Richard P. Roberts.  Click here for inductee biographies.
The 2014 Rambler yearbooks have arrived!
The 2014 Rambler yearbooks have arrived! 2014 graduates may pick up their yearbook after school from 2:30-3 or by contacting Ms. Fulciniti @ Please give 24 hours advance notice to have your yearbook left in the office for pick up the following day. 10th, 11th and 12th graders may pick up their yearbooks during lunches. Extra copies of the 2014 yearbook are available - please contact Ms. Fulciniti for more information. 

2015 Rambler yearbooks will be on sale starting October 6. Please visit the yearbook fusion page for ordering information and specials. 
PSAT/SAT practice
PSAT/SAT practice will begin on Monday September 8 at 7:00 a.m. in room 420.  Students will be studying techniques in writing and grammar on Mondays and Wednesdays, and reading comprehension on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  We will also be looking at an online SAT math program. 
MS and HS students can take their laptops home this year.
For the 2013-2014 school year, students in grades 6-12 now have the option to take home their school-issued laptop.  To do so, the district's Acceptable Use Policy must be signed as well as the 1:1 device handbook.  In addition, insurance for the device must be purchased through the Worth Ave Group.  The cost is $59 for the year with no deductible.  This covers the device 24 hours a day, 7 days a week regardless of whether or not it is in school, on the bus, or at home.  The insurance is mandatory ONLY if you would like your child to have the ability to take his/her device home.  Insurance forms are available in the MS/HS office.  Parents do not need to contact the Worth Ave Group directly.  If you have a laptop, desktop or some type of tablet at home and you do not wish to have your child bring his/her laptop home, that is fine as well.  This is being offered as an affordable option for those students who may not have the ability to access a device from home any other way.  Thank you.
ALS Challenge
Watch the video below to see the South Side Schools staff and students participate in the ALS Ice bucket Challenge!

Fantastic Football!
A breakthrough win 51-20 over Rochester - Congratulations boys!!!
Follow South Side PTO on FB!

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Athletic Event Ticket Pricing
Welcome back!  Please be aware that the district is now charging $5 for adults and $2 for students to get into varsity boys and girls soccer and varsity/JV volleyball games in the fall as well as varsity track in the spring.  Additionally, all tickets purchased at the gate for varsity football games will be $5.  Students tickets for varsity football games can purchased in the HS guidance office and the elementary office for $2 on Thursdays and Fridays during the week.  Season passes for these events can be purchased by contacting the Athletic Department.  Season pass details can be found by clicking here.  Ticket prices for varsity/JH Wrestling & var/JV boys and girls Basketball in the winter will also be $5 for adults and $2 for students.
High School Announcements
Academic Awards Recipients

Congratulations to all our Academic Awards Recipients!
Energy & Manufacturing Info
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Click here for the September issue of the monthly Principal's Report.
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