The District's mission is to create a learning environment "that promotes character, fosters responsibility, and challenges students to achieve their potential." With the framework of a national culture enamored with test score results, we constantly search for ways to stay true to that mission with the broader and more important goal of ensuring student success in the complex world of the 21st Century. We believe that our extracurricular and athletic programs are laboratories of life. They provide opportunities for our students to practice and develop the elements of character - respect, responsibility, perseverance, courage, compassion, and honesty. Without these components in a personal inventory, high test scores would be for naught.
The Southern Middle School offers age appropriate co-curricular activities intended to prepare students for the additional freedom and choices of the expanded high school program, including, but not limited to:
- Ski Club
- Student Senate
- Class organizations
Additional information about Southern Middle School's co-curricular program can be obtained from the building principal at Extension 3252.