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Click HERE to learn all about the the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), an important piece of legislation that went into effect on July 1, 2012.

Important News & Upcoming Events (Scroll down for more info): HTV starts on Tuesday,10/17; Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee's, 10/29; 6th grade trip to Greenkill, Tues 11/14-Fri 11/17...

*The Winter 1 Sports Meeting for all 7th and 8th grade students will be held on Tuesday, October 24th after school. Sports offered are Girls Volleyball, Boys Basketball, Boys Swim & Dive, Co-ed Winter Track.

*On Thursday, November 9, the teachers and seventh grade students of Team Hero are hosting a Thank A Veteran event, a special event honoring men and women who have served our country in the armed forces.  Students will be interviewing veterans from the community, and will be recording their experiences. 

*Please consider joining the SMS community for our kick-off event of the year regarding Relay for Life.  We are hosting a Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee's in New Hyde Park on Sunday, October 29th, from 8-10 AM.  Tickets are $10 each and includes pancakes, eggs, sausages, juice and coffee.  This is a wonderful community event where TEACHERS SERVE THE STUDENTS!!!  Click HERE for more info!

*The 2017-2018 Genesis Yearbook is now on sale.  The cost is $45+tax until December 22.  After that the price will be $50+tax.  In addition, you can place an ad to celebrate your child and his/her accomplishments.  Click on the following links to get you to the correct ordering page.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Gerber at:



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*October English Self Select seminars are with Miss Kostopoulos during period 5 on October 25th for Group A and October 26th for Group B

*The Community Action Committee  needs your help! The first Box Tops submission date for the 2017-18 school year is November 1, so please bring in your box tops to Ms. Bazzani and Mrs. Klein in room 623 as soon as possible.  All box tops that have been submitted by Friday, October 20 will be eligible for the November 1 collection date. Remember, Box Tops are worth ten cents each for our school.  Box Tops profits are used for community donations such as  our school-wide support of and participation in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event, and contributions to Autism Speaks and Donors Choose.   To find out more about the Box Tops for Education program, please visit: https://www.boxtops4education.com/​ .  Please bring in your Box Tops today!

*The 6th grade trip to Greenkill will be from Tuesday, 11/14-Friday, 11/17.  Click HERE for our Greenkill page.

*Academic Outreach, a peer-based tutoring program, will hold its inaugural session in the SMS library on Tuesday (10/17) at 3 PM.  It is during this meeting that middle school students get paired with high school tutors so that they can get regular help is certain subjects.  Academic outreach is a volunteer program and is not meant to replace extra help between a teacher and student. We look forward to seeing middle school students on Tuesday!

*South Middle has been honored as an official "No Place for Hate School". A few students and teachers attended a recognition ceremony at NYU and were awarded a banner that will be displayed in the main lobby.  Click HERE for a photo. 

*Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you're mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience.

  • Click HERE for an acrostic on Mindfulness.  
  • Click HERE for Mindfulness Tools.  


*Click HERE to see a video of highlights from our 2017 Cultural Heritage Celebration.


Resource Centers
Homework Center  Room 622/624
Math Center Room 803
Foreign Language Center Room 404
Test Days (Primary/Secondary)(2017-18)
English  Friday/Tuesday
Mathematics Thursday/Monday
Science Wednesday/Friday
Social Studies Tuesday/Thursday
World Languages Monday/Wednesday



Extra Help Schedule (2017-18)
English Thursday
Mathematics Wednesday
Science Tuesday
Social Studies Monday
World Languages Thursday
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Page last updated 10/17/17