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STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS/PROGRAMS: Students at South Hills have the opportunity to participate in a variety of organizations and school programs. Information about these opportunities is shared with students and parents via morning announcements and Skylert emails. Some of the opportunities offered at South Hills include:

Computer Coding: A beginning computer coding group.

National Junior Honors Society (N.J.H.S.): Belonging to the National Junior Honor Society (N.J.H.S.) is an honor and a privilege. This opportunity is extended to students who have exhibited outstanding academic scholarship and school leadership.  These select groups of 8th and 9th grade students have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher. Students may pick up an application in the spring.

Parent Teacher Student Association (P.T.S.A.): South Hills Middle School has an active Parent-Teacher-Student Association (P.T.S.A.) that works cooperatively in the interest of students and the school. The P.T.S.A. provides many fun and enriching activities throughout the year.  7th and 8th grade students may obtain an application and apply in the spring.  Incoming 7th graders may apply in the fall.

School Musical: Students are given the opportunity to perform in the school musical. Rehearsals are after school.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.): Enrichment activities prepare students for future careers.

Stage Crew: Students who are interested in learning the basics of stage crew may apply in the spring.  Each student who applies must be available to assist with night activities.  Students must have a teacher recommendation and may not have more than one “N” citizenship mark and no “U’s” during the current year.

Student Government (S.B.O.): Every year, 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students have an opportunity to serve as a Student Body Officer. S.B.O.’s are in charge of school activities, announcements, assemblies, etc.  A candidate must have a 3.0 GPA (accumulative and/or current quarter) and may not have more than one “N” citizenship mark and no “U’s” during the current year.  The election process will take place in the spring.  Students may pick up an information packet prior to the election.  

Tiger Squad: The Tiger Squad is a group of teacher nominated students who promote respect, responsibility, and a positive atmosphere at school. They are also trained in QPR (Question, Persuade, Report) and the "Hope Squad" curriculum to provide friendship, encouragement, and support for students who may be struggling with self-harm or suicidal thoughts. 

STUDENT RECOGNITION PROGRAMS: Student recognition programs at South Hills provide an opportunity for students to be acknowledged for exemplary academics and behavior. These programs include:

Honor Roll: Honor Roll recognition is awarded every quarter to students who achieve a high measure of academic success.  Students are eligible for Honor Roll provided they are a full-time student and have obtained a 3.5 G.P.A. or better.  Honor Roll is based on grades each quarter.

No Tardy Reward: Students are rewarded quarterly for having no tardies to their classes.  

Perfect Citizenship: Students are recognized for achieving 8 H’s in citizenship each quarter.

Student of the Day: Students are nominated by their teachers for this Award. South Hills Middle School recognizes one student each day for following the Tiger Traits, for improvement, for good behavior, and a variety of other reasons.

Team celebrations: Teams will celebrate student successes throughout the year.

Tiger of the Month: Students at each grade level are selected each month for this honor. Students are nominated and selected according to academic achievement, exceptional citizenship and behavior, school spirit, helpfulness, and overall outstanding effort and achievement.  Students are recognized and receive their awards at a quarterly celebration.

Tiger Squad Cards: The Tiger Squad recognizes students who are caught performing acts of kindness for others.