Monday Message from Mr. Gaines

February 28, 2022

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Our Vision, Mission, & Theme


To mold young minds to be creative, knowledgeable, productive citizens of good character in an ever-changing challenging world.


Cultivating Today's Learners to Become Tomorrow's Leaders

Theme for 2021-22 SY

Every Falcon. Every Day. On the Move.

The Principal’s Pen

Happy Monday!

Greetings, Falcons!

It is my hope that you all had a restful and rejuvenating winter intersession! We are back on the move with the Arts, Academics, and Athletics this week!

The Arts

The Fine Arts and Technology Academy application closes on Thursday, March 17th. Visit our website to learn more about the academy.


Read Across America Week 2022

Established in 1998 to help get students excited about reading, this week marks Read Across America Week 2022. National Read Across America Day is Wednesday, March 2nd. Be sure to visit the library or open up your kindle and enjoy the privilege of being able to read!

LinkIt! Form C - ELA and Math

We have 16 school days until we take our district benchmark in ELA (March 16th) and Math (March 17th). We are finalizing our incentive plan for our students!

End of Quarter 3

Thursday, March 17th marks the end of the third quarter. Please encourage your child to turn in any and all missing assignments. Free academic support is available to all students through our Beyond The Bell Program. To sign up, please complete this google form or email Mr. Jolley at

Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence

We are striving to become a Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Lighthouse School, which is the highest honor a school can receive from the Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence organization. More information will be forthcoming this week regarding this process and how you can help us achieve this elite status!


Our soccer teams travel to Wilson High School to open the season against Williams Middle School. The Lady Falcons begin at 5:30 p.m. and the Boy's Team will follow at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for soccer and baseball games can be purchased through our athletic website.

You are welcome to call the school at (843) 664-8467 with any questions or concerns you have.


Jeffery A. Gaines, Principal

Southside Middle School


21-22 SY Academic Goals

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Fine Arts and Technology Academy

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Falcon Athletics

Baseball Roster

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Girl's Soccer Roster

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Boy's Soccer Roster

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Spring Sports!

We are excited to begin our spring sports season! Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the button below.

Baseball Coaching Staff:

Head Coach: Jeff Bley

Assistant Coach: Jeff Davis

Assistant Coach: Kathryn Pickett

Soccer Coaching Staff:

Boys Head Coach: Steve Welch

Girls Head Coach: Danny Merkel

Athletic Director:

Trent Clary

Athletic Schedules

Baseball Schedule

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Soccer Schedule

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Parent Resources

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This is a friendly reminder that all Falcons have access to Paper 24 hours, 7 days a week. Ask your child if he or she has used Paper lately. #GotPaper #YesWeDo #AllDay #EveryDay #24/7