South Middle School will provide all students with high quality educational opportunities, and an educational climate that fosters positive relationships and mutual respect among students, staff and families. All learning experiences must be relevant to students, and focus on higher order thinking skills. Building upon these learning experiences, students will be able to generate original ideas, evaluate information, and communicate their thoughts effectively through Reading, Writing, Speaking and Reasoning.
The core values of the South Middle School lay the foundation for the development and implementation of student-centered course offerings and co-curricular programs. Furthermore, these core values define who we are and what we are about.
At the South Middle School, we believe that:
- Our primary focus is on academic achievement and equipping students with skills to be critical thinkers. All students can and will learn. To reach their fullest potential, children and adults need to have high aspirations and be inspired to achieve them.
- Our school climate must be child-centered, and conducive to the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of middle school children.Parents/families are our partners in their children’s education.
The application of current technologies will enhance teaching and learning.Learning and professional growth is an on-going process. All programs and educational services at SMS need to be aligned with our Vision, Mission, and Core Values.