Relay for Life

  • Every year South Middle School supports the American Cancer Society through their Art Beating Cancer program in conjunction with the Relay For Life of Great Neck. Relay For Life is the national signature event of the American Cancer Society that celebrates the lives of those who have battled cancer, remembers those lost, and empowers individuals to fight back against the disease.

    Over the course of the year the South Middle community takes part in numerous activities to raise funds for Relay for Life in the name of ending the scourge of cancer once and for all.  Below you will find a list of this year's activities.

    This year's Field Day will take place on Thursday, May 24.  

  • March is shaping up to be a special month for our Relay Field Day Initiative. Below is a list of the exciting events:

    • March 8th will be our second Purple Day. On Purple Day students and staff are encouraged to wear purple clothing and other purple items in support of our Relay Field Day initiative and cancer awareness. In anticipation of this event,
      • On, Friday, 3/1, various purple items, including sweatbands, scrunchies, fleece headbands, hair extensions, and bowties will be sold in the main lobby each morning before school.
      • Purple Day will culminate with the sale of purple donuts after school on Friday, 3/8, in the main lobby.  
    • The Relay Field Day Committee is also introducing a new event in support of our cause, which is our first ever Pi Day: Pie Face Fundraiser.  This special event will take place on March 14th, and students will have the opportunity to throw a pie at a staff member’s face for a good cause! Dr. Cartolano, Mr. DiBiase, and Mr. Nadherny, along with several members of the math department, including Mr. Giannone, Ms. Sagevick, Ms. Cheng, Mr. Cohn, and Mr. Hoshino, have all volunteered to be the recipient of a pie in the face.  
      • Starting Friday, 3/1, and through March 8th, students can purchase raffle tickets for the opportunity to throw a pie at any staff member who volunteered for the event.  
      • Raffle tickets are $1, and can be purchased in the main lobby before school.  
      • Five winners from each grade level will be randomly selected and filmed throwing the pies on March 11th.  
      • The footage of the Pi Face Fundraiser will be broadcast to all students during homeroom on Pi Day, which is Thursday, March 14th and we will follow a special Tuesday/Friday bell schedule.  
    • Pi Day will culminate with the sale of pizza pie slices after school in the main lobby. Each slice will be $2.To help facilitate the process of the Pizza sale, we will use a staggered dismissal as follows:
      • Grade 6- 2:42
      • Grade 7- 2:46
      • Grade 8- 2:50
  • Fundraising Events, 2018-19

    • Relay Field Day Dunk Tank
    • Homemade lip balm sale
    • Luminary Bags
    • Car Wash
    • Bake, Take, Donate (SMS Faculty meeting)
    • Comedy Night at Governors 
    • Feet, Moon, Star sales
    • Paint 4 a Cause
    • Teacher Talent Show
    • Valentine's day Chorus Bake Sale
    • Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza dining give back
    • Applebees Flapjack Fundraiser
    • Dip for a Dollar
    • Bow Tie sales
    • Hair extension sales