South Middle School

South Middle School

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Office Hours
7:30am - 4:00pm
 
2734 Louisiana Street
Lawrence, KS 66046
 
Phone: (785) 832-5450
Fax: (785) 832-5453
 
Principal  
 
Assistant Principal: Mr. Lynn Harrod
 
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  • Message From the Principal

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    What makes South Middle School unique? It's the warm educational climate, where students come first and our teachers focus on 21st century educational skills, emphasizing technology integration and active learning as primary forms of engagement. Our staff understands the social and development needs of young adolescents and with this in mind we promote positive social interaction, school spirit, and a persistence in rigorous instruction. We thank you for sharing your child with us, and I encourage you to contact me with questions or suggestions at any time.
     
    Respectfully,
    Jennifer Bessolo, Ed.D. 
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  • Mission Statement

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    At South Middle School, we believe that students, when provided a safe environment and personal attention from caring adults, will develop knowledge and skills to become confident, independent problem solvers, responsible citizens, effective communicators, and lifelong learners.
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  • Daily Announcements

    Good morning!  Today is Monday, November 24, 2014.  Please rise for the pledge of allegiance.

     

    Today's main dish lunch choices are..........CHICKEN STRIPS!!!!!​

    OR

    parfait w/muffins, pb&j w/string cheese, chef salads, hamburgers or bbq ribette sandwiches.

    One week from today will be the 8th grade boys' basketball tryouts.  Are all your sports forms turned in?  You must have all 5 sports forms turned in.  Check the list next to Mr. Thornburg's room 600 to make sure you are eligible or check with Mrs. Rea or Mr. Thornburg to see!!

    8th grade girls' basketball game today right after school @ 3:30 vs. West!  Come out and support your Lady Cougars as they take on their cross-town rivals, the Warhawks!!  Please releae the players @ 2:40 pm.

    CHARITY DRIVES

    Penny Wars continue through December 8.  Bring your pennies to put into your team's jar!!

    T-shirt drive goes through winter break for South's Christian Club.  Bring old t-shirts to your Advisory class so they can be upcycled and sent to Third World countries in baby kits.

    LHS PACK THE HOUSE IS TONIGHT!!  Plan to head to LHS @ 6 pm to see performances by Cheer & Pom, Girls and Boys' Basketball, Wrestling, Swimmng and Diving, Faculty Bubble Soccer Game, Band, Drumline and more!!  Admission is a non-perishable item such as peanut butter, canned fruit or meat or healthy cereal---OR you can give a cash donation!  There will also be PACK THE HOUSE t-shirts for sale for $12 at the door!

     

    SOUTH CPO is sponsoring a spirit night at Freddy's tomorrow night.  If you didn't get to Freddy's last week to support GRRRRRRL POWER!, then you have an opportunity to head out tomorrow night to support South CPO.  A percent of all food sold between 4 and 8 pm will go back to South CPO.  Come and celebrate the beginning of your fall break with a burger and fries...AND one of their delicious concretes!!

    Thanks to Mr. Barker's Advisory class, it's a minty Monday to be Cougars!

     

     
    Good morning!  Today is Friday, November 21, 2014.  Please rise for the pledge of allegiance.

    Today's main dish lunch choices are spaghetti w/meat sauce, hummus w/cheese & pita bread, pb&j w/string cheese, chef salads, hamburgers or fish sandwiches.

    Wrestling meet today.  Please dismiss wrestlers at 11:15 am.  They will be traveling to Seaman Middle School in Topeka.  GOOD LUCK!!

    8th grade boys' basketball tryouts begin one week from Monday, December 1, and will be held Dec. 2, 4 and 5 between 3:30 and 5:30.  A list is posted right outside Mr. Thornburg's room 600 of boys that are eligible for tryouts.  PLEASE check this list to make sure all your forms are in so that you don't miss your opportunity for all the tryouts!!

    Students--Are you in need of a replacement ID?  The cost is only $5.00.  Bring your money to the office and we will get it done for you!

    CHARITY DRIVES

    Penny Wars continues through Monday, December 8.  Bring your pennies to put in your team's jar.  All proceeds go to the South Community Care Club's Salvation Army adopted family.

    Don't forget to bring t-shirts for the South Christian Club baby kit drive.  All t-shirts will be upcycled and sent to Third World Countries.  This contest runs through winter break.  Winning Advisory will get a doughnut party!!

    SPORTS INFORMATION

    The Haskell FREE volleyball clinic takes place tomorrow at Coffin Sports Complex between 9 and 10 am.  Remember, this clinic is open to BOTH boys AND girls through 8th grade!!

    The annual LHS PACK THE HOUSE event happens next Monday evening @ 6 pm, November 24.  Bring a non-perishable item such as peanut butter, canned fruit or meat or healthy cereal OR a cash donation.  All proceeds go to Food Pantries of Lawrence and the LHS Adopted Family.  There will be skits and performances by cheer and pom, girls and boys' basketball, wrestling, swimming and diving, faculty bubble soccer game, band, drum line and more.....

    What a fruitful Friday to be Cougars (the word today was contributed by Mr. Janousek's Advisory class).  Have a fantastic weekend.

     
    Good morning!  Today is Thursday, November 20, 2014.  Please rise for the pledge of allegiance.

    Today's main dish lunch choices are:  cheese pizza, tuna sandwiches, pb&j w/string cheese, chef salads, hamburgers or meatball subs.

    Tonight between 4:30 and 8:30 pm is the Family Photo Night sponsored by CPO.  Remind your parents if they signed up for this opportunity!

     

    THURSDAY AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

    Garden Club (only through Thanksgiving break)

    Math Club

    News Club

    8th grade boys' intramural basketball (only through Thanksgiving break)

    Running Club

    Student Council Service Committee meets TODAY between 3:15 and 3:45 in Room 101, Waller's room

    Charity Drives include:

    Penny War through December 8 (Proceeds to South Community Cares Club for Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family)

    T-shirt Drive through Winter Break sponsored by South Christian Club for Baby Kit Drive

     

    Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is sponsoring GRRRRRRL Power! Club fundraiser this evening between 5 and 9 pm.  A percent of all proceeds will be given back to the club.  What a perfect night to go out for dinner or grab a delicious concrete dessert!!

     

    SPORTS INFORMATION

    Don't forget that 8th grade boys' basketball tryouts take place ONE WEEK from Monday, December 1, 2, 4 and 5 between 3:30 and 5:30 pm.  In order to tryout, you MUST have all 5 sports forms turned in.

    Haskell University free volleyball clinic offered this Saturday, November 22 has had a time change.  Please make note that it will be offered between 9 and 10 am at the Coffin Sports Complex.

    LHS PACK THE HOUSE happens next Monday evening, November 24 @ 6 pm.  South 8th graders, especially, should try to attend since you will be at LHS next year!!  This annual tradition sponsors food pantries of Lawrence and Adopted Family.  Admission is a non-perishable item or cash donation.  T-shirts will be for sale for $12.00 at the door.  Come and see cheer and pom, girls and boys' basketball teams, wrestling, swimming and diving, faculty bubble soccer game, band, drumline and more!!

    What a THOROUGH Thursday to be Cougars!


     
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