Southside Middle School

Home of the Spartans

Character ~ Citizenship ~ Community ~ Courage

It's time to get BOOKED for SUMMER!

The Manchester School District is kicking off our summer reading and learning initiative throughout the city of Manchester to raise awareness about the importance of summer reading and learning. "Booked for Summer" (#Booked4Summer) will offer elementary, middle, and high school students a variety of activities appropriate to each age group and encourage students to achieve reading and learning goals. Community partners will support the initiative and outreach efforts.

Mrs. Milligan's Message ~ 6/13/19

8th Grade Clapout

Our whole school lined the hallways and clapped out our 8th grade as they returned from our promotion practice at Memorial. We wish our 8th graders the best of luck in high school and know they will make us proud!

8th Grade Principal Prank

Mrs. Milligan’s office was “sticky noted” earlier in the week. She caught the culprits red handed.

Southside Awards Day

Southside celebrated awards day on Monday. As part of the celebration, our cafeteria workers were recognized and the yearbook dedicated to them for all of their hard work. The following awards were presented for each class: Most Improved, Spartan 4C's, Mathlete, Einstein, Literary Leader, Nobel Peace Prize, Awesome Attitude, Team Leader, Ray of Sunshine, Curious George, Perfect Attendance and Highest GPA.

8th Grade Dance

Our 8th grade students had a fantastic time at the dance. They were very well behaved and danced and “selfied” the night away.

Mrs. Edwards Class Letters

Mrs. Edward’s student always end the year with a letter to her. Here is a copy of one of the letters that reflects the overall feeling here at Southside this week.

Times In 6th Grade

Dear Mrs. Edwards,

I would just like to start off with saying that the 6th grade was one of the best school years of my life. My first grade, third grade, and fifth grade were also nice, but they didn’t have you or any of the other teachers in it. That was at Jewett. Southside is an amazing school. There are no real words to describe the staff here or the students.

I loved the 6th grade because of my teachers always finding a way to make boring activities fun. The teachers helped me in so many ways. Mrs. Edwards helped me be a better person and believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. Mrs. Cadieux helped me understand more math than any other teacher I ever had. Mrs. English helped me learn to have fun with big projects and in class assignments. Mrs. Cyr helped me with work at 21st century and I couldn’t have asked for better teachers.

In the 7th grade, I hope I get amazing teachers like you and I hope that I get to be on the same team as my friends. I hope I get to be on NYU next year with my friends. I hear the teachers are funny and super nice.

This year has been amazing and I am so sad that I need to leave but I am really looking forward to next year. I promise I will visit as often as I can.


Kylie Porter


The 21st Century afterschool program will be providing a 4 week summer program for free!!

It will be located at McLaughlin MS from July 8th – August 2 from 8:00am to 2:00pm. We provide breakfast / lunch, field trips, Academic Enrichment, art, and sports. Let’s have fun this summer hope to see you there. Registration forms found in main office, if you have any questions please contact Mrs. Hetzel at 603- 624-6359 x 1023.

The Fall Sports Season Is Coming Up. Are You and Your Athlete Prepared? SAFE SPORTS IS HERE TO HELP.

What is Safe Sports Network?

Safe Sports Network is a community supported non-profit organization in Manchester. We provide licensed athletic trainers at your high school. Sandy Snow is the Memorial High School athletic trainer. Please visit the following link: to learn more about Sandy.

Fall Sports Requirements:

Register on FamilyID

Registering your child on FamilyID allows your Safe Sports athletic trainer to gather and review important emergency contact and medical information. You will also find information about try-outs, sports physicals and concussion baseline testing on this platform. Reach out to your athletic trainer directly to discuss any important medical information.

Complete Required Concussion Baseline Testing

Memorial High School requires 2 separate baseline concussion tests (ImPACT and C3 Logix) for all contact/collision sports prior to an athlete’s freshman and junior years.

Impact (computer) Testing is completed in the library at school in June. Athletes can sign up for a slot at the following link:

C3 Logix (balance) Testing is being offered on many dates and locations throughout June. Athletes can sign up for a balance baseline testing slot at the following link:

If you are unable to attend any of these dates, you may sign up for testing at the Safe Sports Network free drop-in clinic with the following link:

Up-To-Date Physical

MHS requires an updated physical each year. Be sure you have a current physical on file. Safe Sports has partnered with ExpressMED downtown location to offer FREE sports physicals. Use this link to find out more:

The Safe Sports Free Injury Drop-In Clinic (35 Kosciuszko Street, Manchester) is available after school hours throughout the school year. For more information regarding the drop-in clinic, visit: