Southside Middle School

Home of the Spartans

Character ~ Citizenship ~ Community ~ Courage

Milligan’s Family Message

October 18, 2019

Southside’s Next Parent Support Group Meeting: November 12 @ 6:15


I would like to encourage all staff and students to dress up for Halloween this year, Thursday, October 31st. There are a few rules to follow:

  1. You must dress up as either a book character or author.
  2. No weapons or look alike weapons of any kind.
  3. No masks, face paint only.
  4. Costumes must be tasteful and follow school dress code

Drama Workshop

Who: Students in grade 6-8, interested in learning about theater.

When: Tuesdays/Thursdays 2:20-3:20; beginning October 29th.

Where: Room #130, will eventually move to library

Sampling of skills to be covered:

  • Characterization
  • Miming
  • Storytelling
  • Stage Directions
  • Voice Control
  • Improv

Hello parents of interested students,

I’d like to announce the start of a drama workshop program here at Southside. Having participated in theater from middle school through college, I am taking this opportunity to brush up on my own skills all while teaching them to students. As I have not yet “taught” the ins and outs of theater before, I am not yet comfortable with a full blown theater production. I am, however, very comfortable with teacher the skills associated with the art of theater! That’s how drama workshop was born!

It is my hope that once students learn the essential drama skills, they will want to participate in some kind of “ vignette” show come spring. Details will be forthcoming. This

is no doubt, a large endeavor on my part. I will most likely be looking for parent volunteers once the students show interest and ability in a public production.


Ms. Carlson

Parent Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for a volunteer to label our world map in the 6th grade hallway.


After the FUN FRIDAY Bryson Mitchell found $6 and turned it in to a teacher. At lunch the student who dropped the money went to a duty teacher and told them that she lost $6 during FUN FRIDAY. and she was sent to my room to get the money. Great job doing the right thing to Bryson Mitchell!!!

Artist of the month

We have some very talented students at Southside.

These students are the artists of the month-Shahjahan Mazumdar, Laaibah Mishall, Thu Nguyen(nickname Lina) and Camden Provencher .


October 21, 2019- ETS Field Trip for 7th & 8th Grade

Red Ribbon Week

October 24, 2019- City Semi finals for Volleyball- Time and place TBD

October 25, 2019- PBIS Assembly

Period C- Grade 8

Period D- Grade 6

Period E- Grade 7

October 31, 2019- Halloween and Book Character Parade 8:50

The Red Ribbon has come to represent people wanting to come together and stand up against the use of drugs in our communities. Each year, The Red Ribbon Campaign has a theme to show one’s personal commitment to a drug-free lifestyle.The theme this year is Send a Message. Stay Drug Free.

Next week is Red Ribbon Week. Here at Southside Middle School, we have activities planned such as participating in 2 schoolwide prevention lessons, writing a letter to our future selves, and voting daily for our Red Ribbon Photo entry daily from November 1, 2019 to November 15, 2019.

Please stay tuned to see the work students have done to create this year’s photo entry :)