Welcome to Muncie Southside High School
A Letter from Mrs. Thompson
I would like to take the opportunity before too much time
passes to thank all Muncie Southside High School stakeholders for their support
and kindness to me these past ten years as your Principal.
Words cannot express how honored and blessed I have been to
serve in that capacity. I have
experienced very few “bad days” in my tenure at SHS and every day has truly
been better because of the great people I have worked with over the years and
the outstanding students who have attended and still attend SHS.
I always tell everyone when I describe my students that they
are kind, appreciative, resilient, and talented beyond belief. Any visitor to our building will always find
a student ready to open the door and give friendly advice on where to find a
particular office or the sign-in desk.
It is my opinion that the faculty, support staff, and
administrators at SHS are the best anywhere.
Together we have transformed SHS both inside and out. After the extensive school renovation from 2006-2009 SHS has become the
most beautiful school building in the entire area. Along with that, students have made huge
gains in academic achievement and continue to amaze all of us. Together we have created a positive school
culture of high expectations and excellence.
The adults at SHS are loyal, passionate, and love the students very
The parents, fans,
boosters, and the Southside community in general have a special place in my
heart. They have always made me feel
like a true “Rebel” and have treated me with warmth and respect. Believe it or not in ten years I have never
had anyone use profanity toward me or hold a grudge. That says a lot about the Southside family.
I have only two regrets as we all transition to new places: 1) I
am sorry that many of the citizens of Muncie, Delaware County, and East Central
Indiana do not know what a wonderful school Muncie Southside High School
is. It truly is Muncie’s best kept
secret. 2) I am sad that I will not be accompanying my
students and staff to Muncie Central High School, but want to assure everyone
that I will do my best to make their transition successful.
In closing, I will be ever grateful for the time I have
spent at SHS and want all of you to know that I am a better person for having
had this opportunity. I hope that in
return I have made your experience at
SHS better by my having been here.
Principal, Southside High School, 2004-2014
This Week in Delaware County:
Rebecca Thompson with Steve Lindell from WLBC Wake up Crew. (New 11/2013)