• Southside Middle School  Cheer Program is a vibrant part of the Southside’s Athletic Department that promotes tradition, spirit, leadership opportunities, sportsmanship, citizenship, and opportunities to be a role model in the community. Currently, our school is also privileged to have TWO squads that serve all students at Southside. 

    Our Falcon Sparkles is a student led inclusive squad that allows students with disabilities and special needs to cheer alongside the SMS cheerleaders to truly connect with typically developing teens outside of the general classroom.  Our athletes gain confidence and acceptance through cheer by developing leadership skills, becoming educated on how students learn, and developing a sense of compassion for all people regardless of the ability. This squad cheers at selected pep rallies, games,  and community events. Southside Middle School is the ONLY school in the FSD1 and the ONLY middle school in South Carolina to offer this program through the Sparkle Effect. For a brief overview, please visit, http://wbtw.com/2015/12/16/southside-middle-gives-students-with-disabilities-opportunity-to-cheer/  

    Southside Middle School (SMS) Cheer Squad consists of seventh and eighth grader cheerleaders who promote school spirit and firmly believe that teamwork, diligence, and hard work aid in creating productive and responsible citizens of character. This team also serves the local community by providing instruction to young children and volunteering in Florence as well. 

    As of April 2020, the squad for the 2020-2021 School Year HAS been chosen; Tryouts were on Wednesday, July 22nd and Thursday, July 23rd from 10:30 AM- 12:30 AM VIRTUALLY. All candidates MUST have had a physical on file in Planet High School (PHS). If you have questions about PHS, please email the Athletic Director, Coach Trent Clary at tclary@fsd1.org.


    Please contact Coach Matthews-Robinson via email at Kimberly.robinson@fsd1.org for more info.