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Welcome to Southern Hills Middle School

Southern Hills is a John J. Irwin School of Excellence Award winning neighborhood middle school located in South Boulder.

Southern Hills offers personal attention and a closely knit community based on the "Cougar Values" of Participation, Responsibility, Integrity, Determination and Empathy. Southern Hills has accelerated classes in mathematics, language arts and foreign language along with a wide array of electives. With strong programs throughout the school, Southern Hills prides itself on meeting the varying needs of all students. There are also many opportunities for students to participate outside of their school day through many student activities, clubs and athletics.

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SHMS Daily Announcements

Daily announcements are shared over the PA system every day of school except on late-start Wednesdays. These announcements share school-wide programs, the lunch menu, fun facts, and updates about what's happening at school. Make sure to check this daily to stay up-to-date on all things SHMS. 

School News

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The Board of Education is pleased to announce the dates of the community interest sessions for those interested in running for the school board. We will be hosting three sessions this month and all events will be held at the BVSD Education Center, 6500 Arapahoe in Boulder. 

Facilities team members provide authentic expertise and experiences for TEC students

One morning this past fall, Boulder TEC students gathered for a not-so-typical lesson in plumbing. Instead of happening in the Construction Trades classroom at Boulder TEC, the lesson took place at Boulder High’s Recht Field and was led by BVSD’s lead plumber Ted Burke. The experience was part of an innovative program that took advantage of BVSD’s in-house construction trades expertise and a district-wide inventory of facilities to provide authentic, work-based learning experiences for TEC students.

BVSD Instructional Model: A consistent model of instruction

The goal of every educator is to teach in a way where students not only learn the material, develop skills and master the standards -- but that they enjoy the experience and that ultimately the lesson inspires and informs their life. A new instructional model was recently developed by district educators as an outstanding framework to ensure that best practices are consistently utilized. This consistency for both teachers and students is one of the initiatives of BVSD’s All Together for All Students Strategic Plan to help strengthen the instructional infrastructure across the district.

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