Address: 4949 State Route 151 Hookstown, PA 15050 | Phone: 724.573.9581 | Fax: 724.573.0414
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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.  

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Here are some recent nominations:

 From the Board of Education to the District Administrative Assistants:
“I would like to simply say "thank you" to the district secretaries for their individual hard work and dedication of efforts all year long. I wanted to recognize all of them on behalf of the board of education, and to just let them all know that their work does not go un-noticed. We have a great group of people dedicated to the district, as well as to our staff and students’ needs. We are all very grateful and appreciate each and every one of you. On this national day of recognition, we simply wanted to say "THANK YOU"!!! Enjoy your day!!” 
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.”  
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 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
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