• 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 consist of seventh and eighth grader cheerleaders who promote school spirit and firmly believes 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 in the area and committing to social causes within the Florence community.

    Anyone who is interested in the SPARKLE or the SMS Cheer Squad must have a conference(whole group) with a coach. For any candidate interested in cheering for Southside for the 2018-2019 school year must attend the Cheer Interest Meeting on Wednesday, February 7th at 6PM.



    Coach Kimberly  Matthews-Robinson