Mr. Michael Simmons, 7th grade science teacher at South Middle School, was talking to good friend and fellow alumni about the district mantras for the last two school year. The mantras “We Are One” and “Shoulder Up” spoke to the pair and reminded them of the memories they made while attending South Middle School from 1995 to 1998. The alumni, Dr. Rafael Vazquez, Dr. Rafael Vazquez, wanted to do something to have the students fell like ONE and be PROUD of being part of SMS. That’s when Mr. Simmons suggested donating shirts to all the 8th grade students! The Board of Education accepted the generous donation during an October meeting. The students proudly wear their spirit, building their pride for their school!