Welcome to Southern Middle School


collecting food


Bring in food

Dec. 5th - 9th

for God's Pantry

Let's do our part to help our community.

* Dance Team Wins
Big congratluations to the Spartan Dance Team. They won 1st Place in Jazz, Pom, and Group Combination (Small Team). In addition, they took home 2nd place in Hip Hop (Small Team) and they received the Leadership Award, an award given by the other teams.

* Career Fair
The Practical Living & Career Studies Department of Southern Middle School will be hosting its 7th Annual Career Fair for our eighth grade students on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:45.   We hope to have a large number of returning and new volunteers from various careers and occupations.  With many volunteers present, our students will be able to gain insight into the educational requirements, training, and work routine for a variety of different careers.  Our goal is to have each of the sixteen Kentucky Career Clusters represented at our career fair.
We need your help in making this career fair successful for our students.  If you are willing to help get our students college and career ready, please email one of the contacts listed below or call Southern Middle School at (859) 381-3852 and ask for Staci Davis, Maria Wertzler, Lisa Hager or Holly Morrow.
Click here for more information.

* Canned Food Drive
Southern will be collecting canned foods to support God's Pantry during the week of Decmeber 5th - 9th. Our goal is to fill two barrels with cans which equals 400 pounds. Items can be dropped off before school in the front hallway.

* Volleyball Intrmurals
Volleyball intramurals will run January 4th - February 10th from 7:50 AM - 8:25. Students are encouraged to create their own teams. Talk to Mrs. Hager for more information.

* 8th Grade Field Trip
8th grade students visited Locus Trace AgriScience Center. Read about their trip.

* Volleyball Team Wins City Championship:
Congratulations to the B Team for winning the City Tournament. They will be honored by the School Board on Monday, October 24th for their success.

* Dress Code Policy:
The Dress Code Policy for the 2016-2017 has been updated.  Several changes have been made so more focus can be on instruction and student achievement.

* Spirit Wear
Order new Southern gear from Needle Magician.

  • Checks should be made out to SMS.
  • The first wave of orders needs to be returned to school by Sept 9th and then completed orders should be returned to families at the end of Sept.
  • Orders will be accepted after the 9th, they will be done a few weeks after the order is processed.
  • Items on the order form make a great Holiday gift.
  • Many items can be made with a monogram,  please remember that an item with just a monogram is NOT considered SMS apparel.

View order form here. Email Michelle Zachman for more information.

Spirit Wear can also be ordered through Hi5Prints - the store is always open online and $3 of every shirt comes back to SMS! The website is http://hi5prints.com/ Click the link for more information about ordering and shipping from Hi5Prints.

* Playing sports in 2016-2017?
Any student planning to try out for a sports team will need to have a current Athletic Sports Physical. The form has been updated since last year. Open the link "General Adminstrative Forms" then open "MS01...Middle School Physical Form"

* Leading the way: STLP Students
Congratulations to Duane Keaton and the Southern Films group for their outstanding showing at the State STLP Competition this weekend.  SMS Southern Films achieved 1st place in both the Cinemania and PSA categories.  They also received the award for Best Showcase Project from Regional Group.  Congratulations to Duane and these dedicated students for their hard work and their accomplishments!  Good job and keep up the great work!
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* Southern Students Supporting our Community
"Generousity: the habit of giving freely without expecting anything in return." What a giving group of students here at SMS!

** The volleyball team collected around $100 during their Dig Pink night for the American Cancer Society.

** TSA collected items for the Louisiana flood victims in support of "From the Bluegrass to the Bayou."





** Mrs. Turbek would like to give a big shout out to SMS students who paid $1 to wear a t-shirt or a hoddie to help riase money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. A total of $276 was collected. To learn more about how this money is helping what this video. If you would like to doante more or participate in a walk, follow this link.

** Student Council raised money for the American Heart Association by oraganizing the Grade Level Penny War, Hoodie Day, & T-shirt/Hat days. The total collected was $450.

** Technology Student Association (TSA) would like to thank for your donations that totaled $519 in support of the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.

* PTSA Information
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