Hi, my name is Matt Jellison and I am the principal of South Central Middle School.  At SCMS we are blessed to have a wonderful staff to make sure that the students get an outstanding start to their education. The teacher’s do a great job preparing fun and engaging lessons for students.  The “lunch ladies” make great meals to keep the students energized and well fed.  SCMS has a great reputation for having great sports teams and always puts up a tough fight for competitors.  This year we plan to work on Leadership skills through planning and doing projects throughout the school and community.  We also plan to work in some activities to do with the elementary classes to build a unified and positive culture for South Central Middle School.

Matt Jellison, Principal

Middle School News

  • Jun 5, 2024
    8th promotion

    8th Grade Promotion

    South Central 8th Graders had their Promotion night. They then celebrated by dancing the night away at the end of the year dance. Congratulations students and good luck as you enter high school.

  • Jun 5, 2024

    Middle School Clean-Up Day

    Middle School students went around the City of Protection cleaning up the area. Thank you students for helping make our community a little brighter!

  • Mar 25, 2024
    state SF

    State Science Fair Winners!

    SCMS had kids compete KSEEF State Level Science Fair after placing at Regionals. In the middle school division we had the following places:

    Katie Leterle 1st in microbiology

    Kalee Brumbaugh 1st in Chemistry

    Saige Petty 3rd chemistry

    Sloan Petty 1st Materials science

    Kate Herd 1st physics

    Jett Petty, Bretlynn Westrup and Payton Perry all participated as well. Way to go SCMS!

  • Feb 20, 2024
    ms league

    MS Boys Win League Tournament!

    Congratulations to our Middle School Boys Basketball. They won the 2024 Iroquois Division League Tournament.

  • Dec 20, 2023


    Middle School Students were working on escape rooms the last day of school before break. I wonder who got out first?

  • Dec 20, 2023
    ms dance

    MS Winter Dance

    Middle school got their groove on for their first dance of the year!


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July 2024