South Middle School

South Middle School


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

    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.
    Jennifer Bessolo, Ed.D. 
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  • Mission Statement

    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 Tuesday, January 6, 2014.  Please rise for the pledge of allegiance.

    Today's main dish lunch choices are:  pepperoni pizza, tuna sandwiches, pb&j w/string cheese, chef salads, rice bowls, hamburgers or spicy chicken sandwiches.

    Please remind your parents about the next Cougar Parent Organization meeting which will be held next Monday, January 12 at 5:30 in the school cafeteria!!

    The spring play will begin hosting auditions this Wednesday and Thursday in the auditorium from 3:30 to 5:00 pm​.

    The first 8th grade boys' basketball game will be this Thursday, January 8 at 3:30 pm vs. Shawnee Heights.  See YOU there!

    Check out the South website for more information about entering the 25th Annual Martin Luther king, Jr. Celebration Contest!!  Deadline is January 12.  Submissions must be turned in to room 500 - top of the stairs by the cafeteria.


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    Intramural Boys' Basketball

    Intramural Wrestling

    What a tasteful Tuesday to be Cougars!

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