Address: 4949 State Route 151 Hookstown, PA 15050 | Phone: 724.573.9581 | Fax: 724.573.0414
A Globally Connected, Innovative, Learning Community
View South Side Area School District
Staff Nomination Program

Want to thank someone for a job well done? South Side Area School District is pleased to announce a staff recognition program. Please take a moment to complete the form listed below. Your words of thanks will be shared with the employee who has made a difference.  

Click the following link:  


Here are some recent nominations:

To: Mrs. Shroads, Mr. Fritz, Mr. Paull, Mr. LaRue, and Chief Kavals from Larry Smith:

“I wanted to offer a sincere thank you, and to let you know how proud we are towards all of you for your outstanding work towards responding to a recent crisis and to let you know that the board is very thankful to have your leadership in situations like these. Your dedication towards your job is one thing, but your dedication towards our students and their wellbeing is immeasurable. Your ability to work as a team today has not gone unnoticed. The board thanks all of you from the bottom of our hearts. Well done - very proud of all of you.” 
To Ms. Lora Batchelor from Mrs. Shroads and Mr. Adams: 
“Ms. Batchelor has continually created 21st-Century Learning opportunities for our middle-level learners rooted in digital citizenship, collaboration, and critical thinking. Through the integration of The Global Read Aloud program, Ms. Batchelor has created opportunities for our students to develop cultural awareness through technology integration and cross-curricular units. Ms. Batchelor is always willing to highlight the happenings of South Side Middle School to visitors and guests. Her pride in her work and her dedication to ensuring student success is evident in her daily routine. Special thanks to Mrs. Batchelor for always stepping up to the plate to ensure South Side Middle School is a pioneer in our educational programming.”  
High School Varsity Football team nominated by Larry Smith
I would like to offer congrats to the HS football team and program. Head coach Luke Travelpiece, as well as his staff, Darren Cusato, Glenn McDougal, Shawn North, Jeff Seik, Randy Smith, Clayton Welch, Robert Melnick, and Cody Hample. The level of respect and hard work was exploited all year long by your players, and I am sure that the 2018 season memories will last a life time. I have heard several of your players speak in high regards of all of you. You have set life lesson examples for these athletes, and something tells me that you will never be forgotten for it. The impact you made "with" them is nothing short of priceless. I am very proud of all of you!!
Counseling Staff nominated by Stacy Novak

Our counseling department jumped in to help when tragedy struck and impacted so many students recently. The amount of time and effort that they put in will probably never be seen by the staff and community. They are amazing, compassionate and truly educated individuals in their craft.

From a SSES Parent

Mrs. Skibinski is my daughters teacher this year. She has been great with her. She has been great with communication with me and helping me to make sure that Grace succeeds in her work. She is patient with my daughter and has been amazing working with her. My daughter just LOVES her! She has been sending home books from her class library so that we can get the book log done. Our goal is to go over the 100 books this year. Mrs. Skibinski has been nothing short of supportive in everything with Grace this year.

From Stacy Novak to Nicole Swogger
A student with autism came in today very upset about her missing glove. Even though she was reassured that we would look for it, she was noticeably upset by the loss of her glove. Mrs. Swogger offered her the gloves out of her pocket so that she didn't go "gloveless". This immediately made the student feel better and she went about her day.
From Larry Smith
Hats off to the "helping hands & heart club" for assisting community families in need. A special thanks to Stacey Novak, Erin Rayle, Nicole Terpak, Emily Jarrup, and Penny Malloy for spearheading this wonderful and very much appreciated club. If I have left anyone out, I apologize. Please know that your deeds are appreciated, your hearts are warm, and your stance within the community is exceptional. (If I messed up any names, I again apologize!!) This is exactly what the district’s community is all about. Thanks very much!! Larry Smith (Board VP)”
From Shelly Youree
Want to thank both ladies for the time they spent collecting money for a student who has been diagnosed with cancer. It just goes to show how much this community can do when we all pull together. Thank you both. 

Address: 4949 State Route 151 Hookstown, PA 15050
Phone: 724.573.9581
| Fax: 724.573.0414
© 2019. All Rights Reserved. South Side Area School District. School CMS Created by eSchoolView
Quick-Edit Login