About South

History of MSS

The opening of Middle School - South on September 3rd, 1975 was the culmination of eight years of intensive planning by L'Anse Creuse parents and educators toward the implementation of middle school philosophy in our school district. A teaching staff of 36 under the leadership of Dr. Thomas G Scullen, welcomed 666 students to their school on that day.

Prior to the current administrators, Paul LaSala and Kevin Blum, South has had Dr. Richard Benedict, Dr. Thomas G. Scullen, John R. Armstrong, Arnold A. Kummerow, Ron Johnson, Patrick Mulcahy and Dr. Greg Dixon as principals.

During its years of operation, Middle School - South has truly become a facility which is utilized by all segments of our community day and night.

Middle School - South is well respected by the State Department of Education as a result of its many innovative approaches to providing a quality educational program for its children. The exciting and innovative co-teaching model by which special education and general education students and staff are integrated was started at South in 1987. This unique program is of great interest around the state and nation and is the cause for many school visitations by interested educators.

During the 1997-98 school year, Middle School - South was proud to be recognized as a Michigan Exemplary School and a National Blue Ribbon School. In 1995, we became an accredited member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.