Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2013’

SMS News Goes Digital!

Southside SidebarTo find out what is happening at your school, check out the brand new SMS news site, Southside Sidebar.  Check the site often for breaking news stories from Sussman Middle School.  Are you a budding journalist?  If so, you can make your voice heard.  Submit your news stories at the Southside Sidebar website.

Click on the picture to go directly to the new Southside Sidebar website.

Character Counts at SMS!

Lunch Truck Character Counts LunchCharacter Counts Lunch TeacherSussman Middle School honored it’s students for their outstanding character this week.  Each teacher selected one student who consistently demonstrates good character to bring to a special catered lunch.

Thanks to all Sussman’s students for being such great kids!Character Counts Lunch Group

SMS’s Band Director Featured in California Educator Magazine

Mr. ReynaSMS’s band director was featured in California Educator magazine.  In the article, he discusses the importance of the arts in education.  To read the whole article.  Click on the link.

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Sussman “Aces” the Test!

Super StarCongratulations to Sussman’s teachers and administrators.  In a routine federal inspection, auditors praised Sussman Middle School’s teachers as strong educators who care deeply for their students and their success.

One auditor remarked, “I’ve travelled to many schools across the state, and it is rare to find a gem like Sussman Middle School!”

Downey’s New Superintendent is a Former Sussman Middle School Graduate!

The teachers and administration of Sussman Middle School would like to congratulate one of our own.  Downey Unified School District’s new Superintendent, Dr. John Garcia, is a former Sussman Middle School graduate.  Dr. Garcia attended Sussman Middle School for sixth, seventh and eighth grade.  If you want to succeed, come to Sussman Middle School.  We will help you develop the skills and character for success!Dr. Garcia (Then & Now)

Gothic Novels in October (8th Grade)

Poe8th grade English and Honors English classes are reading classic Gothic horror and spooky-scary stories for the month of October. Our featured author is Edgar Allan Poe.