Southside Middle School

Home of the Spartans

Character ~ Citizenship ~ Community ~ Courage

2019-20 Open House Information

  • Thursday, August 29th from 1-3pm. Mr. Cataldo, Mrs. Hoberman, and Mrs. Milligan will be available to walk you around the school for a tour of the building.
  • Tuesday, September 24th from 5:00pm-6:00pm, 6th grade families are invited to an open house and from 7:00pm-8:00pm, 7th and 8th grade families are invited to an open house. There will be community resources and school information booths set up in the gym from 6:00-7:00.

Milligan’s Family Message

September 6, 2019

School Happenings:

Open House

Tuesday, September 24th from 5:00pm-6:00pm, 6th grade families are invited to an open house and from 7:00pm-8:00pm, 7th and 8th grade families are invited to an open house. There will be community resources and school information booths set up in the gym from 6:00-7:00.

School Store opens next week!

Mrs. Cunan’s students will be coming to lunches throughout the week selling lanyards, water bottles, pencils, folders, and erasers. Prices range from .25 to $2.00.

School Happenings

On the first day of school, 8th grade students answered the questions:

What makes me happy?

Where do you want to go?

Their answers are posted on their classroom doors as reminders during the day.

Southside custodians rolled out new red carpet runners to greet our staff, students, and families. Thank you for your hard work, they look great!


Parent Questions/Concerns- You will be receiving a call from one of your child’s teachers within the next couple of weeks to check in. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s team with questions or concerns.

Calling Your Child Out of School- Please make sure that your phone information is accurate in ASPEN. To call your child out sick please call 624-6359 and leave a message on ext. 3136. If you will be dismissing your child before 2:20 p.m. or dropping off after 7:35 a.m., your child must have a signed, dated note from you to give to the office.

Email and Phone Numbers- If you would like to receive email notifications and reminders, please make sure that you have a current email and phone number on file in ASPEN. In case of emergency it is imperative that you keep this information up to date.

Flyers and Agenda Books- Please check your child’s agenda book and backpack each day for homework and information. The agenda book will also contain our student handbook.

School Hours -There will be no supervision on school grounds until 7:15 a.m. SCHOOL DOORS WILL NOT OPEN UNTIL 7:15 a.m. at which time breakfast begins. School begins promptly at 7:35. Drop off takes place on Jewett Street on the school sidewalk side. This is for quick drop off only, NO STANDING. Afternoon dismissal will begin at 2:20. Pick up is on the same side as drop off. Please be very cautious of students exiting the building and crossing the street.

Cell Phone Use- Cell phone use impedes our students’ learning. We saw a significant drop in cell phone related issues and behavior last school year with the following expectations in place.

Cell phones and headphones will not be allowed out in the classroom, bathrooms, or hallways without an educational purpose cleared by administration. They are permitted in the cafeteria with proper use. If students do not have pockets to keep their phones in, they must keep them in their locker. They will not be allowed to have them out on desks or tables. If a student needs to make an emergency call they may use the phone in the classroom or have a pass to use the phone in the office. Students will be given a first warning by the teacher to put the phone out of sight. If the student has the phone out again, the teacher may ask the student for the phone, label it with the students name, and put it in a secure location until it can be given to an administrator. If the student refuses to give the teacher the phone, administration will be called to remove the phone.

Administration will keep track of the data:

First offense-phone returned at the end of the day to the student.

Second offense- Parents will be called to pick up the phone.

Third Offense- Student will need to turn the phone into the office each morning and will retrieve it at the end of the day or not be allowed to bring the phone back to school.

Locks- Southside issued locks are for sale. Locks are $5. Locks from home are not permitted without a parent note which includes the lock combination addressed to administration.

Sports Information

Field Hockey- The first practice will be on Monday, September 9th. Girls will meet in the cafe at 2:30 and will walk to Proulx Park. Parent pick-up will be at Proulx Park at 3:30. Girls do not need to try out and need to wear cleats, shin guards, and shorts. Field hockey sticks will be provided if needed. ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE A CURRENT PHYSICAL TO PARTICIPATE!

Cross Country- Practice schedule will be Monday- Thursday 230-330 Memorial Track (pick up no later than 330) On weeks that meets fall on practice days we will adjust our schedule. Rainy days we usually run practice inside Southside. If your child is walking home from practice we MUST HAVE THIS IN WRITING PRIOR TO THEM WALKING.

As of now these are our scheduled meets- Transportation is always provided for away meets but inner city meets YOU must bring your child home!

September 17th at Timberlane

September 20th at Manchester- Derryfield Park (will need ride home)

September 24th at Gilbert Hood Middle School- Derry NH

October 3rd at Litchfield Middle School

October 8th at Mckelvie Intermediate School- Bedford, NH

Contact information below for questions

Melissa Feeley

Noella Nardino

Soccer Information-

Coach Sean Mccourby

Tryouts Monday and Tuesday 9/9 and 9/10 right after school about 3-4:30 at the South field behind Wendys.

Players must have their own cleats, shin guards, and socks, They can change at the facilities at the field and should walk down in groups.

Practice days and times yet to be determined but likely will be at St. Anthony's Field. Games will be on Saturdays at West.

Girls coach is being processed and we will have more information from him soon on the girls club team.