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District Announcements
2015 Rambler Yearbook Have Arrived!
The 2015 Rambler yearbooks are here . . . and will be distributed during both HS lunches on Thursday (10/1) and Friday (10/2) as well as during the CCA meeting time on Friday (period 2). If you purchased a yearbook you may pick it up during your lunch period in room 414. Yearbooks will not be distributed at any other times during the school day. You may also still purchase a 2015 yearbook if you did not do so last year. The cost is $75 and checks must be made out to SSHS Yearbook. Graduates may pick up yearbooks after school only. If you need to make other arrangements, please contact Ms. Fulciniti via email ( at least 48 hours prior to pick up.
Drug Awareness Program
South Side Area School District will host a Drug Awareness Program for parents, students, teachers, and community members on Monday, October 19th, from 6-8 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.  Presented by the Beaver County District Attorney’s Office, District Attorney Anthony J. Berosh will provide opening remarks, and representatives from the Beaver County Detective Bureau will be on hand to discuss the dangers of illegal drugs.  Drug display tables, pictures, video snippets, factual presentations, and the sharing of real life experiences will all be used to raise awareness, and contact information for local assistance programs to provide support for families and the community will be shared.  We hope to see you there!
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
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!
Great Grasshoppers!
Students in Integrated Science class perform a capture and recapture grasshopper population study using the Lincoln–Petersen method  (N=Mn/m).  The students compared their data with the last two years taken in the same area.
Science Honors Institute
While some teenagers may prefer to sleep in or play video games on Saturday mornings, Westinghouse has been the host to thousands of other teenagers who would rather deepen their interest in science and engineering. Thanks to the Westinghouse Science Honors Institute, now in its 58th year, qualified high school students have an opportunity to experience a broad range of Saturday morning lectures and exhibitions to learn more about nuclear engineering, tissue engineering applications, bioengineering, robotics, materials science, and even crime scene investigations. This year five South Side juniors have achieved the distinction of being a Westinghouse honoree: Meara Adams-Moots, Landon Allison, Kristen Spencer, Ashley Chiccarello, and Suzanne Ries. Congratulations to all!
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.
Czech Republic Partnership
Ms. Hana Machova has been involved with a relationship between South Side and her school in the Czech Republic for the last eight years. Hana visited several different social studies classes recently and spoke about her background, country, school, and current events. Student got firsthand experience with being able to ask a variety of questions and gained valuable cultural insight.
College Fair 2015-16
Academic Awards Breakfast

Congratulations to all our students recognized this morning at the Academic Awards Breakfast!  Outstanding!!

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