The Cub Connection

January 28, 2023

Very Important Dates

Monday, January 30th

  • Basketball Home versus Williams @ 5:30 PM
  • Game Theme: Black Out

Tuesday, January 31st

  • No Scheduled Events

Wednesday, February 1st

  • ACCESS Testing Begins

Thursday, February 2nd

  • ACCESS Testing Continues
  • Academic Challenge Team Match Home versus Hemmingway @ 5:30 PM
  • Basketball @ Darlington - 5:30 PM
  • Field Trip for Exceptional Education - Double Creek Rodeo

Friday, February 3rd

  • ACCESS Testing Continues
  • No Scheduled Events
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Pre-Order by March 10, 2023

The first ever yearbook for the new Southside will come out in May, but this year, unlike any other year, they must be preordered. We will not be allowed to order any extra yearbooks for people to buy at the end of the year.

Secure your yearbook now! Send your student with $40 to the bookkeeper, Mrs. Johnson, or the Yearbook advisor, Robin Voss. Deadline is March 10, 2023.

Checks/Money Orders payable to: Southside Middle School

Monday, January 30, 2023

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Thursday, February 2, 2023

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Fine Arts Application

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Deadline: February 17th

  • Deadline to apply: February 17th! Don't delay!
  • Materials and Audition Expectations are available on this website via the tabs on the left side. Go ahead and take a look!
  • Auditions will take place after school in March. Auditions will be scheduled once an applicant's complete application and references are received.


Application -

Academy -

Academic Challenge Team

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Our Academic Challenge Team will host Hemmingway on Thursday, February 2nd at 5:30 PM. You are invited to join us in the auditorium.

Team Members: Pictured above left to right, second row: Landon Hodges, Cameron Garcia, Jaden Archie, Aydyn Taylor, Isabella McJunkin, Mersadiez Gebler, Robert Stone, Aarav Trivedi

First row: Michael Coit, Coleman Denny, Madilynn Coit, Madalyn Smith, Rocio CansinoJimenez, Ansley Willard, Bryson Thomas, Owen Hicks

Team Captains: Robert Stone, Bryson Thomas, Isabella McJunkin

Current Record: 2-3

Coach: Kathryn Pickett

Assistant Coaches: Emily Viering and Gloria Turner

ACCESS Testing

Our Multilingual Cubs will take the ACCESS for ELLs assessment on Feb 1-8, 2023 at Southside Middle School. ACCESS for ELLs measures English language proficiency in the four language domains: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. Results from the assessment will be sent home to parents at the end of the school year.


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Introducing the all new SFHS Cub Corps Program!!!

The South Florence Marching Bruins are launching their new "Cub Corps" after-school program for all Southside MS students currently enrolled in a band class.

The program is a marching band preparation program that is designed to prepare students for the SFHS marching band auditions. All students who successfully complete the "Cub Corps" program will be offered a spot in the 2023 SFHS Marching Bruin Band with no Marching Band Audition. Students that do not participate in the program are still welcome to join the program; however, they will have to successfully complete an audition.

The program will meet one day a week, every other week. Each week will focus on a specific skill set that is needed to be a successful member of the SFHS Marching Band.

It is important to note that for a student to "complete" the Cub Corps program and be exempt from auditioning, that student must be at all 5 Cub Corps workshops.

It is also important to note that every Cub Corps Student will have assignments that they will have to work on. Each workshop will focus on 1 skill set that is part of the marching band world. At the final workshop, Mar 29th, each cub corps member will be asked to perform their assignments.

This means that each Cub Corps member will have to earn their spot in the Bruin Marching Band. If a Cub Corps member fails to successfully perform more then 1 of the assignments, they may not be invited to join the Bruin Marching Band. Don't be worried, if you are at each workshop and you're taking the time to practice what is covered, you'll be fine.

If you have a conflict, please contact Mr. Lloyd ( Workshops will be held in the band room at Southside Middle School from 4:15 PM to 6 PM on the Wednesdays listed below:

  • Feb. 1st
  • Feb. 15th
  • Mar. 1st
  • Mar. 15th
  • Mar. 29th

All Southside MS students will need to attend the Cub Corps workshops or audition regardless of prior involvement with the SFHS Marching Band.

WF STEM Magnet Program

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Just Dance...

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Dance Clinic

Interested in dancing? Love to move!? This clinic is just for you!

  • Saturday, February 4th & Saturday, February 11th
  • 9:00 - 11:30 AM
  • $10 per session

For questions or more information, email Miss Shelby Lewis at

Vocal Star Registration Open!

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Register Today!!

Registration is now open for Vocal Star 2023! Auditions: Feb 7th at Southside Middle School. Click the button below for rules and more information!
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February 21st - 24th @ Advantage Academy

Students in grades 7th and 8th have the opportunity to attend a nontraditional camp at Advantage Academy to learn about early childhood, electricity, and welding courses. If interested, please complete the google form below.

Cost: Free

Transportation: Available Upon Request

Dates: February 21st - 24th

Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: 126 East Howe Springs Road, Florence, SC 29505

Scan those Box Tops!

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Did you know that for over 25 years, Box Tops for Education has given families an easy way to earn cash for schools — with products they already buy! Today, you can find hundreds of participating products throughout the store. Scan your receipt with the Box Tops app and you’ll earn for your school with every Box Tops product you buy.

Use this Referral Code: VI2Q9SGZ to earn bonus Box Top points!

In The Cub's Den


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Dress Code Reminders

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Student Code of Conduct

Dress Code - page 20

Let's Eat

Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Student Meal Prices


Full Pay: $1.35

Reduced: $.30


Full Pay: $2.10

Reduced: $.40

Cub Athletics

Basketball Schedule

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Download a printable PDF copy of the basketball schedule.

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Clear Bag Policy

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Clear Bag Policy

Clear Bag Policy Information

Opportunities For You

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Sideline Store

Don't delay, order today!


Don't delay, join APT today! Checks payable to SSMS APT.

The School Website

Be sure to check out Southside's website for more information.

Student Quick Pay

Florence 1 Schools is excited to announce its new online payment system! Parents can pay student school fees through a secure online website accessed through the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Student Code of Conduct

Student Code of Conduct

Student AUP Policy

Student Acceptable Use Policy

Florence 1 App

Stay connected and download the Florence 1 App today!

PowerSchool Mobile App

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Southside Middle School


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Cultivating Today’s Learners to Become Tomorrow’s Leaders