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District Announcements
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.á To do so, the district's Acceptable Use Policy must be signed as well as the 1:1 device handbook.á In addition, insurance for the device must be purchased through the Worth Ave Group.á The cost is $59 for the year with no deductible.á 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.á The insurance is mandatory ONLY if you would like your child to haveáthe abilityáto take his/her device home.ááInsuranceáforms are available in the MS/HS office.á Parents do not need to contact the Worth Ave Group directly.á 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.á 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.á Thank you.
ALS Challenge
Watch the video below to see the South Side Schools staff and students participate in the ALS Ice bucket Challenge!

Athletic Event Ticket Pricing
Welcome back!á 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.á Additionally, all tickets purchased at the gate for varsity football games will be $5.á 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.á Season passes for these events can be purchased by contacting the Athletic Department.á Season pass details can be found by clicking here.á 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.
Follow South Side PTO on FB!

Please join our SS PTO on Facebook.á Join HERE.
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Camp F.I.T. 2014
Day-To-Day Substitute Teachers
South Side Area School District is in need of hiring day-to-day substitute teachers.á Please click on the Employment Link on our website to view the required documents for submission.
School Calendar

Click here
for the 2014-15 School Calendar.
AP Success!

Each year the College Board recognizes exceptional high school students for their academic achievement through the Advanced Placement (AP) program. In 2014, more than 2.2 million students representing more than 18,000 high schools, both public and nonpublic, took approximately 4 million AP Exams.  Those students receiving a 3 or higher on three or more tests were named AP Scholars. 
                This year South Side High School congratulates an all-time record nine of its students for receiving this distinction!   Joe Arrigo, Sarah Rutledge, and Eleanor Walton achieved this award through their outstanding performances in English Language and Composition, United States History, and Psychology.  Melissa Halstead and Ainsley Berringer attained their distinctions through proficiency in English Language and Composition, United States History, and Statistics. Megan Pieto excelled in Microeconomics, English Language and Composition, and United States History.  Katie Campbell, who will be a freshman at Washington an Jefferson in the fall of 2014, accomplished her goal of  becoming an AP Scholar by succeeding in English Literature and Composition, English Language and Composition, and Statistics.  Autumn Schultz, a new Duquesne University student, exceeded expectations in English Literature and Composition, Music Theory, and Statistics. Finally, Megan Wilt, who has enrolled at Ohio University, became an AP Scholar through her work in United States History, English Literature and Composition, and European History. 
                 
In addition to our AP Scholars, Amanda Grace was named an AP Scholar with Honor.  This merit is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. Amanda achieved this recognition through English Literature and Composition, English Language and Composition, Music Theory, and Microeconomics.  Amanda will be attending the University of Pittsburgh.  This year we are pleased to announce Ashley Knoerdel has been named an AP Scholar with Distinction.  This award is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Ashley, who will be a freshman at Washington and Jefferson in the fall of 2014, achieved this feat through exams in English Literature and Composition, Biology, Chemistry, Statistics, and Psychology.         
                  
Also recognized are the following students who scored 3 or higher on one or more AP Exams this year: Seniors Mindy Cleary, Stephanie Hilliard, Victoria Flynn, and Alexandra Roach.  They are joined by juniors Emily Anglemyer, Cody Campbell, Tyler Chiccarello, Garrett Cilli, Nick Farland, Tabatha Fowler, Brianna Mcafee, Dan Morrow, Francesca Pisano, Jesse Romanchak, Jon Sadenwasser, Elyse Santillan, Colten Trimble, Kaitlyn Work, and Xavier Zomnir.  Special kudos as well to Melissa Halstead, Katie Campbell, Garrett Cilli, Stephanie Hilliard, and Eleanor Walton for their distinctions of achieving a top score of 5 on one or more AP tests.  Congratulations to all!


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Click here
for the August issue of the monthly Principal's Report.
Band Camp Rocks!
Click here for footage from winds and percussion on day one of this year's band camp.
Student/Parent Handbook

The first day of school will be here before you know it!  Get a head start by checking out our Student/Parent Handbook.  Click here to access the handbook, or visit the "About" tab on the high school webpage.
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