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District Announcements
Beaver County Band Festival
On November 5th and November 6th, South Side sent 13 students from our middle and high school band program to participate in the annual Beaver County Band Festival hosted by Hopewell High School. Participating students were given music to prepare individually and with Mr. Sisler for one month before the festival. Once students arrived, they played with students from schools all across Beaver County for two days of intense rehearsal before closing the festival with a concert Thursday evening at 7:00PM. The students worked with guest conductors Dr. Stephen Barr from Slippery Rock University  and Mr. Rusty Pontiere, retired music teacher from Montour School District. Our students put on a wonderful concert and were great ambassadors for what we do at South Side Area Schools! Way to go!  Pictured Left to right are: Front: Tony Vescio, Hailey Porter, Elle Farber, Libby McGrosky, Jane Turek, Breanne Freund; Back: Marshal Windsor, John Dunfee, Kristen Greenawald, Nick Vescio, Bryce Taylor, Michael McCool.
AP Honor Roll
The College Board is pleased to share the exciting news that South Side High School has earned a position this year on the 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll!  The annual AP District Honor Roll recognizes districts for increasing access to Advanced Placement course work while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.  SSHS is one of only 9 high schools in southwestern PA, and only 41 (of 635) high schools state-wide to receive this very prestigious honor.
Honors Chorus

On Saturday, November 1st, Megan Pieto (12th Grade), and Alexandra Adams (10th Grade), performed as members of the 2014 Honors Chorus at Westminster College under the direction of Dr. Ryan Beeken, the Director of Choirs at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  All of the students participated in very rigorous rehearsals and the concert that they gave was nothing less than outstanding and a complete reflection of their efforts and talent!  Bravo to our South Side stars!
Cross Country Success!
Congrats to Colten Trimble --- 5th place in the state cross country meet with a time of 16:23!
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)
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!

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High School Announcements
Penn State Visit
A group of seniors were immersed in the college experience recently at Penn State Beaver on the PSB Senior Pride Tuesday field trip.  The day started out with a tour of campus, followed by an admissions and financial aid presentation and then lunch.  Students were given application fee waivers and information on the various campuses and majors at Penn State.  After lunch there were team building games and contests versus other local area schools in attendance.  


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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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