South Middle School

Photo: South Middle School Dragons gather on the school's front steps

Diane J. Lynch, Principal

Lisa Giaquinta, Assistant Principal


SOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION

South Middle School is an educational institution that embodies an active collaboration of students, staff, parents, and community. The school strives to provide a safe environment to maximize each student’s emotional, social, physical, and academic potential. Basic skills, critical thinking, and essential life skills are emphasized and developed to mold our students into exemplary citizens who properly exercise their rights and responsibilities in our dynamic democratic society.

SOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL VISION

All students will leave South Middle School academically proficient at grade level, a responsible member of the school community, and physically fit. Students will successfully transition to high school as well as follow a pathway to a healthy lifestyle.

105 Keith Avenue
Brockton, MA 02301
Hours: 8:05 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
TEL. 508-
580-7311
FAX 508-580-7089

About Us

South Middle School Offers:

  • A safe learning environment that promotes academic excellence and social well being for all students grades six to eight.
  • A comprehensive education that includes a wide variety of technology, including Brightlink Interactive Boards, Promethean Boards, ELMO document camera, tablets and the Gelfand family Science lab
  • Participation in the National Latin Exam, City Wide Spelling Bee, Science Fair, and Student Council
  • After school programs that include the following: intramurals, Coaching 4 Change, drama club, and jazz choir.

Principal's Message

Dear Families:

Having three grades in our school allows us to make a stronger connection with parents and students. The lasting relationship between home and school will help students succeed, excel and become lifelong learners.

South Middle School embraces standards based teaching, heterogeneous grouping and technology-assisted instruction. Students are encouraged to take advantage of a wide range of extra-curricular activities including Band, Chorus and Drama Club. The faculty and staff of South Middle School are committed to helping your child develop self-confidence to meet his/her full potential. Our goal is to lay a strong educational foundation that will prepare them for the challenges and opportunities of high school.

The Educational Leadership Team at South Middle School has an open door policy for parents; we believe that you are our partners in your child's education. We will work diligently to ensure that all of our students are prepared for future academic success.

I look forward to working with you.

Sincerely,
Diane J. Lynch
Principal

School Facts & Highlights

Location
South Middle School
105 Keith Avenue, Brockton, MA 02301
Hours: 8:05 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Early Dismissal 11:30 a.m.

Building & Facilities
Built in 1956 and renovated in 2000 , new outdoor dining area adjacent to the cafeteria, 33 classrooms, library/media center, Science lab, handicapped accessible ramp, gymnasium, 700 seat auditorium, athletic fields, state of the art audio-visual system in the auditorium, newly painted lockers, completely renovated outdoor basketball facility

School Highlights
General Education Program
Special Education Program
ESL and READ 180 Programs
Enrichment Classes
STAR Intervention
Skills for Life -- Character
Education Class
Student Dragon of the Term
Quarterly Honor Roll Assemblies
Science Fair
Breakfast in the Classroom
After-School Programs
Band and Chorus Programs
Intramural Athletic Program
Interscholastic Sports
Guidance Services
Guest Speakers and Presenters
School Improvement and Parent Advisory Council

Report Card

This page is dedicated to the South Middle School report card. Below you will find links to a sample report card, a sample progress notice and the learning standards for most subjects.

Please click on the link for an interesting article in Family Circle magazine titled "Making the Grade": http://www.familycircle.com/teen/school/homework/grades/

REPORT CARD INFORMATION

Report Card Rubrics

LEARNING STANDARDS

English learning standards

Math learning standards

Science learning standards

Social Science learning standards grade 6

Social Science learning standards grade 7

Social Science learning standards grade 8

Literacy in Science, Social Science and Technology learning standards

Foreign Language learning standards

Contact Us

Principal:
Diane J. Lynch: 508-580-7311
E-mail: dianejlynch@bpsma.org

Assistant Principal:
Lisa Giaquinta: 508-580-7311
Email: lisagiaquinta@bpsma.org

Administrative Assistant:
Lisa Webby: 508-580-7311 | FAX 508-580-7089

Absence Call-in Line: 508-580-7311

School Nurse: 508-580-7314
Guidance: 508-580-7315
School Adjustment Counselor: 508-580-7303
Community School Coordinator: 508-580-7311

Faculty

South Faculty

Please call 508-580-7311 to contact any of the teacher's listed below or e-mail them using the address given.


E-Mail Address

Name

Grade/Subject

JOSEPHIARSENAULT@bpsma.org

Arsenault, Joe

Grade 8 Social Studies

SAMBESONG@bpsma.org

Besong, Sam

Grade 6 Social Studies

JERIMIAHBONHAM@bpsma.org

Bonham, Jerimiah

Grade 7 Social Studies

CHRISTOPHERBRENNAN@bpsma.org

Brennan, Chris

Life Skills

NICHOLASBROGNA@bpsma.org

Brogna, Nicholas

Grade 6 English (LTS)

JEANMARIEBUCKLEY@bpsma.org

Buckley, Jeanmarie

Grade 7 Social Studies

GEORGIAACAMPBELL@bpsma.org

Campbell, Georgia

Grade 6 Math

MIGUELCARLUCCI@bpsma.org

Carlucci, Miguel

Grade 7 Science

KEVINCARPENTER@bpsma.org

Carpenter, Kevin

Life Skills

MARKLCUNNINGHAM@bpsma.org

Cunningham, Mark

Art

MARANDADAVIDS@bpsma.org

Davids, Maranda

Grade 6 Social Studies

KRISTENMDEMOURA@bpsma.org

DeMoura, Kristen

Latin

DEANNADOYLE@bpsma.org

Doyle, Deanna

Grade 8 Math

MICHELLELDUQUETTE@bpsma.org

Duquette, Michelle

Grade 8 Science

BARBARAAGARVEY@bpsma.org

Garvey, Barbara

Grade 8 English

EILEENGINEITIS@bpsma.org

Gineitis, Eileen

Language Arts

JENNIFERGUZIKOWSKI@bpsma.org

Guzikowski, Jen

Guidance Counselor

LORIHAHN@bpsma.org

Hahn, Lori

Language Arts

JOANNAHALL@bpsma.org

Hall, Joann

Grade 7 Math

WENDYHAYES@bpsma.org

Hayes, Wendy

Language Arts

DEBORAHCHAYNES@bpsma.org

Haynes, Debbie

Language Arts

KATEMHIGGINS@bpsma.org

Higgins, Kate

Music

MICHELLEJHOLLAND@bpsma.org

Holland, Michelle

Grade 6 Science

THERESAJAVONILLO@bpsma.org

Javonillo, Theresa

Music

ELIZABETHAKEANE@bpsma.org

Keane, Beth

Grade 7 English

MARYBKELLY@bpsma.org

Kelly, Mary

Grade 8 Science

ERINALABELLE@bpsma.org

LaBelle, Erin

Grade 8 Math

KATHLEENALAGERSTEDT@bpsma.org

Lagerstedt, Kathy

Special Education

KENNETHLOVETERE@bpsma.org

Lovetere, Ken

Physical Education

CAROLYNMMACKINNON@bpsma.org

MacKinnon, Carolyn

Grade 6 Science

TRACEYMCKENNA@bpsma.org

McKenna, Tracey

ESL

MAURAMELLO@bpsma.org

Mello, Maura

Adjustment Counselor

DIONISEMIRANDA@bpsma.org

Miranda, Dionise

Physical Education

ESTERODOM@bpsma.org

Odom, Ester

Technology Education

MICHAELLROBINSON@bpsma.org

Robinson, Mike

Grade 7 Science

JAYNERODENBUSH@bpsma.org

Rodenbush, Jayne

Grade 6 Math

KRISTYNSAMARAS@bpsma.org

Samaras, Kristyn

Grade 8 English

LINDADSTANTON@bpsma.org

Stanton, Linda

Life Skills

JAMESMSTAPLETON@bpsma.org

Stapleton, Jim

Grade 8 Social Studies

RICHARDJSTARSIAK@bpsma.org

Starsiak, Rich

Health

RYANPSULLIVAN@bpsma.org

Sullivan, Ryan

Grade 7 English

JESSICASWEENEY@bpsma.org

Sweeney, Jessica

Grade 6 English

MICHELLESWEENEY@bpsma.org

Sweeney, Michelle

Special Education

KATHLEENCWILKINSON@bpsma.org

Wilkinson, Casey

Grade 6 English

CAROLINEWILSON@bpsma.org

Wilson, Caroline

Life Skills

PATRICIAWILSON@bpsma.org

Wilson, Patricia

Grade 7 Math

JIMMIEWOOTEN@bpsma.org

Wooten, Jimmie

Spanish


School Improvement Plan

South 2012-14 School Improvement Plan

Every Brockton Public School has an individual School Improvement Plan, a two‐year strategic plan for schools to follow to achieve academic and non-academic goals. The plans are developed among school leadership, faculty and staff and serve as a blueprint for success.

School Improvement plans require school personnel to set challenging goals for student performance, and must articulate the strategies the school staff will use to reach their targets.

In addition to approving each school’s SIP, Central Office conducts three to four “Walk Throughs” per school per year to gather data and provide feedback to site-level leaders about how effectively the plans are being implemented. What’s exciting about this is that everyone recognizes the importance of this kind of feedback and is actively supporting this kind of valuable work – principals, teachers, administrators and union officials.

South Middle School Report Card & Overview


The above link will take you to the PDF versions of the school brochures. If you would like a copy of a particular brochure mailed to you, please email: JaneEFeroli@bpsma.org

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