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South Side High School invites you to follow the daily happenings of high school education.            
District Announcements
Parents and Guardians:
Please join the South Side Area Administrative Team!
*Data and Donuts*
Monday, December 14, 2015
9:30-10:30 AM
MS/HS Library
An opportunity to discuss how South Side Area is utilizing student achievement data to improve our schools!
Hope you are able to join us!

Smash Your Cholesterol
Find out if your child has high cholesterol by participating in the Cholesterol and Diabetes Screening on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. This is offered to all 7th, 11th and 12th graders. The cost of $5 includes the blood work, a T-shirt and breakfast. Get your permission form from Mrs. Luff in the middle/high school nurse’s office. They are due back to her by noon on Tuesday, December 1st.
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.
Positive Athlete Nominations
POSITIVE ATHLETE PITTSBURGH NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN:  Last year over 700 nominations came in from high schools and communities all over Western PA, and over $30,000 in scholarships was awarded.  Several of our students were recognized and awarded last year, along with our school for Most Positive High School!  The nomination window is open until March 30th at this link: .  Let’s continue to recognize our awesome high school student-athletes by submitting nominations for this great program!
Free and Reduced Meal Application
Attached find the 'Free and Reduced Meal Application' for the 2015-2016 school year.  Consider applying now for the benefits as it will be ready to go for the start of the school year.  Remember you must reapply every year.  Please contact the Food Service Department at 724-573-9581 ext. 2636 with questions.
High School Announcements
Shout Outs!
At the November 12 school board meeting, Superintendent Tammy Adams recognized the following students as pictured in the photo from left to right:  Kate Bangley (SSHS November Student of the Month), Zach Mueller (SSHS October Student of the Month), Hanna Knox (Varsity Girls Soccer All-Section Honors), Brandon Anglemyer (Varsity Cross Country State Qualifier), Hannah Magusiak (BCCTC October Student of the Month for Cosmetology) and Richie Wilson (BCCTC October Student of the Month for Electrical Occupations)  We are quite proud of our SSHS students’ accomplishments!
Pitt Softball Slugger!
Congratulations to senior Connor McGaffic on her recent signing to play softball next season at the University of Pittsburgh!

Click here
for the November issue of the monthly Principal's Report.
Keystone After School Tutoring Program
South Side High School is pleased to announce the beginning of a new program designed to assist students in Keystone Exam success.  The Keystone After School Tutoring Program will begin during the week of November 9th, and run through the exams which take place January 6th-12th.  Click here for all the details!
Cutting Edge!
SSHS has a new toy – our very own CNC router!  A CNC (computer numerical control) router is a computer controlled cutting machine used for cutting various hard materials such as wood, composites, aluminum, steel, plastics, and foams. CNC routers can perform the tasks of many carpentry shop machines with greater automation and precision, and are used in the production of many different items such as door carvings, interior and exterior decorations, wood panels, sign boards, wooden frames, moldings, musical instruments, furniture, and more.  Controlled by a computer, router coordinates are uploaded into the machine from a separate CAD (computer aided drafting) program.  We’ve always said SSHS is cutting edge!
Marching Band Festival
Thank you to Mrs. Harris for providing a video recording of our marching band performance at the 38th Annual Beaver County Invitational held at Geneva College.  The students did a great job and performed well at a festival featuring 15 bands from Beaver County! Great job everyone!
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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