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The school and community are very proud of the athletic tradition of the Southside Middle School Panthers. Muncie Southside Athletics is an essential part of the total middle school program.  We are excited to provide a number of athletic offerings for our students and we believe that by providing these opportunities for competition enhances the overall development of our student athletes and extends the educational mission of our school.

Our athletic program provides opportunities to teach values such as sportsmanship, honesty, dedication, teamwork, self-discipline, loyalty and cooperation. The teaching of these values is essential to the education of our youth.

We encourage members of our athletic teams to exhibit good sportsmanship.  Southside Middle School insists that all fans, coaches, officials and athletes show terrific character and outstanding sportsmanship by respecting each other.  Students-athletes can show excellent sportsmanship by respecting the integrity and judgment of game officials and treating opponents the way they want to be treated.  Parents and fans need to remember that student-athletes should be encouraged, not taunted, and that game officials are here to ensure that the game is played in a safe and fair manner.  Let’s all be proud of ourselves by showing good sportsmanship.  Let’s make our character really count!

We also insist that members of our athletic teams are true student-athletes.  In order to support the academic growth and commitment to excellence in the classroom our athletic department offers study tables 4 times a week to all students.  We are counting on the support of parents who have students involved in our athletics program as we assume the tremendous joint responsibility for the education of your child. We need the support of all parents in reinforcing that academic responsibilities come first and that each student-athlete must learn to manage his/her time, energy and talents in such a way as to excel in the classroom and in athletics. Please feel free to call the school whenever you have a question concerning our athletic program. We are here to serve you.

The faculty and staff of Southside Middle School thank you for your continued support of Panther athletics. We invite you to share in our excitement for the upcoming sports season.

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Drama Club
The Southside Drama Club puts on two production during each school year: a fall play in November and a spring musical in April. During the rehearsal process members learn valuable theater skills including voice projection, correct stage movement and positioning, and proper care of costumes and stage props. In addition, selected students may have the opportunity to create props, paint set pieces, or perform sound and lighting booth tasks. Most importantly, Southside Drama Club provides students with a fun and comfortable environment for building confidence, developing friendships, and learning to work cooperatively toward a common goal.

Student Council
Student Council helps share students' ideas, interests, and concerns related to our school and community. We raise funds for school-wide activities, including social events, community projects, and helping people in need. We are comprised of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. 

National Junior Honor Society
The purpose of NJHS at Southside Middle School is to support and promote academic excellence and demonstrate that failure is not an option. We strive to increase the number of students achieving a 3.0 GPA or better, reward/honor academic achievement, increase visibility and awareness of academically achieving students, and to promote community involvement and bridge the gap between school, home, and the community.

Origami Club
Students that participate in Origami Club have the opportunity to learn the art of paper folding. We work on various types of folds and objects from animals to geometric shapes. Each week we have fun learning new skills and spending time together while creating origami objects. 

Academic Team
The Academic Team competes in the Junior Division of the Indiana Academic Super Bowl with schools from across the state. Students are given a cross-curricular topic to study with focuses on English, Math, Science, and Social Studies.