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SMS Mission Statement

South Middle School Mission Statement

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.


Rebel Pen

Ms. Kuhn and Mrs. Marr are honored to share that The Rebel Pen, South Middle's art and literary magazine, received the rank of SUPERIOR - Nominated for Highest Award in the 2012 NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) national program to recognize excellence in student literary magazines.  Four hundred and seventeen schools entered PRESLM nationwide.  Only ten were rated SUPERIOR - Nominated for Highest Award in the state of NY: 9 high schools (including South High's Exit 33) and 1 middle school (our own Rebel Pen).  Rebel Pen is the highest rated middle school literary and art magazine in New York State!  Congratulations to our Rebel Pen staff and student contributors.  A special thanks to South Middle parents, teachers, and administrators for encouraging and nurturing our student contributors.


Important News & Upcoming Events (Scroll down for more info): Math Assessment April 30, May 1,2,; Yearbooks are on sale; Career Fair, May 15; 8th Grade Dinner Dance, May 29; Graduation, June 27...
*Spirit Week has been a huge success!! Large numbers of students and staff dressed up all week long!!

*We raised more than $1500 at the Relay For Life Flapjack Fundraiser!! We had a great turnout!!

*Click here to view information on the 8th Grade Dinner Dance and 8th Grade Graduation


*The next English self-select seminar will be held during period 6 on April 28 (for Carras/Klein students) and April 29 (for Cahn/Kostopoulos students).

*Click here to see the 6th grade orientation slideshow.  Click here if the other link does not work for you. 


*On May 15 the Guidance and Family and Consumer Science Departments are planning a Career Fair for our seventh grade students.  Click here if you are interested in participating.  




*Click here if you are interested in ordering a 2013-14 South Middle School Yearbook.  South Middle's order number is 4820.  Enter it into the blank textbox and click "Continue."  Please email Mrs. Gerber if you have any questions. 


*Click here for information on the Great Neck PAL's Volleyball Camp. 




Late Bus Schedules: Click here to view.

Resource Centers
Homework Center  Room 622/624
Math Center Room 803
Foreign Language Center Room 404
Test Days (Primary/Secondary)(2013-14)
English  Monday/Wednesday
Mathematics Friday/Tuesday
Science Thursday/Monday
Social Studies Wednesday/Friday
World Languages Tuesday/Thursday
Extra Help Schedule (2013-14)
English Thursday
Mathematics Thursday
Science Wednesday
Social Studies Tuesday
World Languages Monday

2013 - 2014 Day Rotation Calendar

Please note that this calendar may change due to school closings

Click here for the PDF

New York State Middle School Assessments

Dates for 2013-2014





April 1-3

(Tue, Wed, Thurs)

6,7,& 8



April 30- May 2

(Wed, Thur, Fri)

6,7, & 8

Science (Performance)

May 21-30



Science (Written)

June 2 (Mon)

Regents Exams




Everyone at every age experiences stress; however it is different for each of us.  Take the Stress-O-Meter quiz to help you assess your stress level. After the quiz, click on Bam Chill Tips to learn more about stress reduction.

Parents: Click here to read a helpful article that can assist with understanding your child’s stress level.

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