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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): Spaghetti Dinner, 3/27; 8th grade trip to see Hamilton, 4/18; Poetry Cocoa House, 4/19; Dancing Classroom culminating event, 4/23; Teacher Talent Show, 4/26...

*Peer Leaders are looking for assistance in collecting various items to help the homeless in New York City.  This initiative is a collaborative effort with the Midnight Run Club at South High School and the Eighth Grade Peer Leaders at South Middle.  We are looking for donations of men’s and women’s coats, athletic bags, drawstring bags, and backpacks. Donations can be dropped off in the South Middle main lobby until Wednesday, March 28th.    Thank you in advance for supporting this worthwhile cause.

*There will be a meeting for the parents of incoming 6th Graders on Monday, 3/19.  Click HERE for all of the info.

*On Tuesday, March 27, South Middle's Spaghetti Dinner will return in all of its "carbohydrated" grandeur!  Please mark your calendars for this special community night.

We will continue to host three sittings in the Upper Cafeteria; the first from 5 to 5:50 PM, the second from 6 to 6:50 PM and the final from 7 to 7:50 PM.  Tickets are $12.

*On Wednesday, April 18, the entire eighth grade class will be going to NYC to see the Broadway smash Hamilton. Click HERE for more info and HERE for the permission slip.


*The next social studies self-select seminar will be held on Wednesday, March 21, during period 5 in the library.

*The next English self-select seminars will be held on the following dates: 4/16 and 4/17.

*Click HERE for all 2018-19 Registration Info.

*On March 3rd, a four member team from Great Neck  South Middle School  won the Long Island Regional Middle School Science Bowl at Brookhaven National Laboratory

Teams faced off in a fast-paced question-and-answer format, being tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, energy, and math.
The team is coached by Dr. Doris Stanick,  and Ms. Diane Caplain.
The team has earned an invitation to compete at the National Competition hosted by the Department of Energy in Washington D.C. in late April, where they will face-off against the top teams in the nation!​


*Middleview​, the South Middle School newspaper, is challenging the students of South Middle to participate in the New York Times' upcoming editorial writing contest.  An editorial is a newspaper article that gives an opinion on a current news topic.  How do you feel about today's politics? Technology? Fashion? Middleview​ is urging students to write about a topic that interests them.  Finished articles can be given to Mrs. Dervin in room 610 or Mrs. Klein in room 623; these two teachers will help students submit the assignment to the New York Times.  All entered essays will also be featured in our school's Middleview paper.  The New York Times contest ends on April 5, so students are encouraged to get writing!  Please see Mrs. Dervin or Mrs. Klein for additional information.​  

*The 2017-2018 Genesis Yearbook is now on sale.  The cost is $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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*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.  


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 3/19/18