Principal's Message


Welcome to Southside Middle School
Home of the Panthers!

On behalf of Muncie Community Schools, and all of its stakeholders,  I would like to extend a warm welcome to all. I am extremely honored to be the Principal of Southside Middle School, and I sincerely cherish the opportunity to assist in the development of our most precious resource - our children. 

This year promises to be one of historical firsts. As a graduate of Ball State University’s Doctoral Program, I am excited about the developing relationship between Muncie Community Schools and BSU. The partnership promises to establish exceptional educational experiences for all of our students, teachers and staff.
This year we will focus on student-driven instruction and trauma-informed human relations. This means that all instructional practices will be data driven, differentiated in nature and challenging. It also means that we will base our relationships on safety, trustworthiness/transparency, support, collaboration, empowerment and cultural awareness. 

As Principal, my door is always open to parents wishing to discuss their child's progress and all things related to our school. Feel free to contact me at your leisure 
Educationally yours,
Craig Standish