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District Announcements
SSHS Congratulates AP Scholars!
The 2014-15 AP Scores were released recently.  Click here to learn more about the multiple outstanding accomplishments of the students at South Side High School!
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.
Fall Sports Season Tickets
The athletic department will be offering season tickets again this year for fall sports.  Admission will be charged for varsity football, varsity volleyball and varsity boys and girls soccer.  Gate prices for football will be $5.  Student presale tickets can be purchased for $2 during the school day each week.  Volleyball and soccer gate prices will be $5 for adults and $2 for students.  Click here for information regarding season tickets.
Parking on Campus - Summer 2015
Some of the school district parking lots and sidewalks are being renovated this summer to remedy the infrastructure as well as improve upon the safety of the campus.  With that, please know that the campus buildings are open between the hours of 8:00 AM-3:00 PM. To access the elementary office, please park behind the elementary building.  To access the middle/high school office, please park in the lower parking lot and enter through the designated entrance.  Thank you.
Congrats Class of 2015!

Congratulations and best wishes to the Class of 2015!
Senior Class of 2015
Click here to access the Senior Class of 2015 end of the school year picture.
Highmark Positive High School of the Year
South Side High School has again been selected as the Pittsburgh Positive Athlete Program’s Positive High School of the Year!  This makes 2 such awards in the last 3 years, and, as an added bonus, this time it will come with a $2,500 check from Highmark to the school's athletic department.  SSHS also had 3 students recognized:  Jimmy Knoerdel was awarded a $500 Boynton Positive Athlete scholarship as the winner of Most Positive Boys Cross Country Athlete, while Cody Campbell and Jesse Romanchak were each awarded $250 C. Harper Scholarships.  The awards were presented by former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward recently at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh.  Former Pittsburgh Pirates broadcaster Lanny Frattare served as the emcee.  Congrats to these awesome student-athletes and to SSHS! Visit for more info, and visit the high school Facebook page for more pics.
Public Notice regarding the 2015-2016 School Calendar
The South Side Area School District has determined that the first day of school for the 2015-2016 school year will be Monday, August 31.     
Wonderful Writing!
Congratulations to the following students, who have been awarded for their writing by the Scholastic Arts and Writing Competition (SAWC)!  Since our district does not belong to a specific SAWC region, our student work is sent to New York City to compete in a much larger pool of work.  To be awarded at this "region-at-large" level is really a wonderful accomplishment.  Award winners include:  Emily Anglemyer, SILVER KEY, Personal Essay/Memoir, Beautiful Mess; Kate Bangley, GOLD KEY, Personal Essay/Memoir, Weaboo; Ainsley Berringer, HONORABLE MENTION, Writing Portfolio, Happenstance; Ainsley Berringer, HONORABLE MENTION, Personal Essay/Memoir, The Summit; Ainsley Berringer, SILVER KEY, Poetry, Whirlwind; Ainsley Berringer, HONORABLE MENTION, Short Story, Original Sin; Sarah Cain, HONORABLE MENTION, Humor, Cheese Fries and Grease Paint; Garrett Cilli; HONORABLE MENTION, Critical Essay, On the Installment of the Supreme Court Justices; Melissa Halstead, HONORABLE MENTION, Humor, Welcome to the Jungle; Megan Pieto, HONORABLE MENTION, Poetry, /aNG(k)st/; Jordan Everly, GOLD KEY, Personal Essay/Memoir, The Worst for the Better.  Jordan and Kate will have their work move on to the National judging.  Silver and Gold Key recipients at that level are invited to Carnegie Hall in New York for their awards.  Way to go!
High School Announcements
Engineering Camp
Congratulations to senior Derek Weber, who not only successfully completed the Engineering and Construction Camp with 40 other students from across the nation at the Marines Camp LeJuene recently, but was also awarded a $4,000 scholarship to any accredited STEM college, as well as the Most Outstanding Camper award!  They designed and constructed projects, competed in field course workouts, and participated in activities such as jogging, beach volleyball, ultimate frisbee, basketball, and swimming.  The Pittsburgh Society of Military Engineers are extremely excited about his awards, and Derek has been invited to talk about his adventure at their next meeting in Pittsburgh.  See more at:
The Top Ten!

Congratulations to all this year's graduates of the Class of 2015!  Pictured are the "Top Ten."  Click here for more information.
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