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Miss Gray's U.S. History classes where challenged to bring to life the U.S. Constitution in creative and symbolic ways. They created an Art Gallery in the library to show off their work to Mr. Reasin's and Mr. Marmo's classes who served as "Art Critics." The event was a huge success and the students produced some truly impressive work. A slideshow can be viewed
Parent Math Workshop
Wish you could help your student with math homework? Join us and refresh your math skills. Interested parents must take a Skills Assessment on March 16 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Additional information can be found HERE (English) and HERE (Spanish)
AVID Guest Speaker
AVID classes visited by a guest speaker on March 7. Their speaker was Rose Cannon, RN. Rose is a Neonatal Nurse at Redlands Community Hospital. AVID students got to hear all about life in the NICU and the amazing technology that allows premature babies to survive and thrive. She brought some of the tools of her trade to give students an idea of just how small these babies are! Our AVID students were full of questions and gained many valuable insights into the medical field. 8th grader Diana Gomez said, "I learned a lot about how they take care of the premature babies." Christian Mesia said, "It was interesting how she took care of babies that were smaller than a burger." and Solomon Robinson said, "I think she was an amazing speaker!" Click HERE to view the slideshow. AVID's next speaker will be an LAFD Captain.
Fontana Active Transportation Plan
You can help the City of Fontana assess the area around Southridge Middle School as part of the Fontana Active Transportation Plan. Meet in the front office of Southridge Middle School on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 7:00 AM. For additional information, click HERE (English) or HERE (Spanish).
February Students of the Month
Congratulations to all who were named Student of the Month for February! You can see your picture in the slideshow on the right side of the SMS homepage. Keep up the good work! Wear those t-shirts with PRIDE.
Did you go to the Awards Assembly for your grade? If you did, CONGRATULATIONS! You can view your picture in the Photo Albums found on the left side of the homepage. Keep up the GOOD WORK! We hope to see you all, and more, at the end of the year assemblies.
Southridge Middle School Parental Involvement Policy
Southridge Middle School has developed a Title I Parental Involvement Policy with input from Title I parents. To view the policy in its entirety, click HERE. For Spanish click
Student of the Month
Congratulations to all the students who were named Student of the Month for December. Be on the lookout for the new Southridge Student of the Month Superman shirts! You can see the students' pictures in the slideshow on the right side of the homepage or by clicking HERE.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is just the latest partner to partner with Mr. Bolda's AVID class. The class posed with the Runnin' Rebel mustaches. Click HERE to view a bunch of kids that need to shave! Thank you UNLV for supporting our college prep program!
Dress Code Policy
There have been recent changes to Southridge's dress code. Please be advised that the following clothing apparel should NOT be worn to school.
For more information click HERE to read the letter sent home to all parents.
Parents – Access Your Child’s Grades Online
Once you have entered the site, click Assignments on the left side to view your child’s grades.
Hello Southridge Family!
This year we are making strides to make school more fun and enjoyable for our students. Just some of the great thinks happening at Southridge include Fun Fridays where kids enjoy music and dance contests during Friday's lunches (if they kept the lunch area clean all week). Each week we give clues to our Mystery Star and on Friday during my Knightly News announcements classes can make guesses on which teacher or staff member the Mystery Star is. The winning class wins a Front of the Line pass for every student! We had our first dance before Halloween and are planning our next one for after winter break. We are having a competition to see which class can show the most growth on the MAP test we give three times per year and the winning classes will win a fun pizza, music, and ice cream party! An incentive to do their best every day in class. This year we started rewarding kids for good behavior with our Caught Being Good initiative. They earn CBG cards when they are "caught" making good choices. Every other week we have a drawing and give out great prizes if their card is chosen. The more they earn, the better their chances!
This year our focus is Academic Discourse and teachers are given monthly trainings followed by safe practice time and peer observations where teachers visit each others' rooms and share ideas on how best to teach your children. We are having teachers plan lessons, units, assessments, and interventions that align with common core as well as paying several to give kids extra help through our After School University (ASU).
What can you do? Obviously the more a parent is involved the more chance for their child's success. So just be involved; check Zangle Gradebook regularly, ensure your child has a quiet place to do their homework, ensure a solid routine in the morning and after school where the tv and video games are limited, and be sure your child gets to school on time every day!
We want parents to be informed and involved in their child's education! Please look for opportunities to be involved this year by getting active in School Site Council, Coffee with the Principal, or ELAC! We have made it a goal to have more family-oriented activities this year so you can participate along with your child and spend quality time together in activities here at Southridge! Keep an eye on our marquee for upcoming events!
At Southridge we are lucky to be able to meet the needs of both high achieving students as well as those who might need extra help with their academics. If your student is meeting grade-level standards they will be placed in a challenging and fun elective (we offer computers, music, art, and ASB) and if they need some extra help we offer intervention classes such as math or language arts essentials, sections of ALD (Academic Language Development) as well as sections of Read 180 and Math 180 for students needing more intensive intervention.
So we look forward to helping your child become the best they can be at Southridge! We want the same thing you want for your child: Every opportunity for success in school and in life! Always remember that your child's education is a partnership between you and the school. It is my promise that the school will do all it can to help your child to succeed.
If you ever have questions or concerns, don't hesitate to give me a call or set up an appointment.