Welcome to South Hills Middle School!
I want to extend to you and your family a very warm welcome to South Hills Middle School. The middle years are an exciting time when children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning. Each year will provide important transitions and the acquisition of new skills that will enhance each student's ability to apply learning in many ways. South Hills Middle School is committed to providing a challenging and rigorous curriculum that helps each student progress at a developmentally appropriate rate and provides a safe environment for all students. Maintaining each child's self-esteem and building a secure foundation for future growth is our biggest priority.
At South Hills Middle School, we strive to create a positive learning environment for all of our students. Our school actively implements a school-wide system of positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) as a way to teach character development. Our school successfully implements programs each year to build a broader understanding of what it takes to be a respectful, responsible, and safe individual. Creating and maintaining a positive environment at SHMS is always a central focus.
As a former elementary and middle school teacher, I value the social and emotional development of each child as they transition from their primary years through early adolescence. I value life-long learning and aim to make your child's learning experience at South Hills Middle School engaging and exciting. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) School, we are also dedicated to the establishment of a school-wide environment that supports each student's academic, social, and physical needs through a rigorous program of study. With a wide range of Unified Arts courses, utilization of the latest technology, and a wide variety of sports, clubs, and activities, I am confident SHMS will provide an enriching experience for every learner.
On behalf of the entire school staff, again let me welcome you to South Hills Middle School. We are excited about working with your children and thank you for trusting us with their education. SHMS is a place of joyful learning, and I hope that your child finds enormous satisfaction and growth with us during middle school. I invite you to call or visit with me any time that you have a question regarding your child's progress in school.