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SSMS Introduces the Golden Ticket!

Golden Ticket


Students who represent the Learner Profile of the month will win a Golden Ticket! For the month of December, our featured trait is Caring. If a SSMS student is given a Golden Ticket for being caring that means "They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment"

Inclusive Schools Week 

This week is Inclusive Schools Week.  As a SSMS community let’s continue to stand up together for inclusion, acceptance, unity, and respect!

On Thursday we will welcome visitors from the Rosemary Kennedy School.  They will be here to share the day with us and see what it is like here at South Side Middle School.  They will be touring the building today, take a minute to say hello and help make their day special.
Inclusion week


SSMS Mission Statement

South Side Middle School is a learning environment that provides students with opportunities to move toward the goal of being independent learners and thinkers. Our goal is to provide experiences to help students understand their unique aptitudes and interests and be able to adjust to their rapidly changing environment, while meeting their unique physical, intellectual, social, and emotional needs. 

We strive to create a climate that enables students to develop a sense of self-worth, and have compassion and respect for others by valuing individual differences. We facilitate a caring learning environment where students feel safe, important and engaged. Our students demonstrate responsible global citizenship, and are cognizant of their place within the school community. 

In this success-oriented environment, we provide opportunities for exploration and risk-taking. The structure of the school day is designed to permit students to reach the standards established by the New York State Board of Regents, while adhering to New York State Standards and embracing the framework of the IB Middle Years Programme. Our vision is to create lifelong learners who seek to attain balance in all that they do. 


RVC School District Mission Statement

The mission of the Rockville Centre School District is to educate our students to become independent problem solvers. It is our goal to empower each student to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s emerging world. The District will provide a safe, nurturing environment in which individual and civic responsibility is  fostered, diversity is respected and all students are enabled to realize their full potential.