Southridge High School

April 2014 Newsletter

High School Art Show A Huge Success

The High School art show was displayed at the VUJC campus at Jasper in March, and is now currently on display in the Library Media Center here at Sourthridge. The winners are....

Best in Show- MIchaela Yourgans

1st Place- Taylor Neukam

2nd Place-Jessie Hoagland

3rd Place- Megan Wehr

Honorable Mention- Melissa Hanebutt

Honorable Mention- Andrew Krieg

Raider FCA

Raider FCA continues to meet twice each month, once for a student-led devotional and once for an activity, speaker, or video. The student FCA members have shown a strong commitment throughout the year, and this month was no different. A large group of students turned out to hear from guest-speaker, Kelly Schaefer. Kelly shared a meaningful message on how growing stronger in one's faith serves as a calming force during difficult times.

Mr. Bardwell and Mr. Schaefer would like to thank those students involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes club for demonstrating leadership both on and off the field. We would especially like to thank Hailey Lubbehusen for serving as our FCA President this year.

ECA Testing Approaching

The End of Course Assessments will be taking place in the next couple of weeks. It is extremely important that students are well-rested, fed, and present at school on all testing days. Passing these exams is a requirement for high school graduation in the State of Indiana.

The testing schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, April 22 - Biology I

Tuesday, April 29 - Algebra I

Wednesday, April 30 - English 10

Any questions or concerns, please call the guidance office at 683-2272 ext. 2201


Spring time is always a busy performing time for the Raider Band. We did an elementary tour, Spring Break Florida trip, and finish out with Spring Concerts & Banquets.

The Southridge Marching Raider Band Florida trip was a "magical" experience!

We had the honor of performing in the evening parade, "Main Street Electrical" at the Magic Kingdom in the Walt Disney World Resort. It was a very exciting performance opportunity with over 80,000 spectators witnessing our performance-one of the largest crowds ever at WDW- it was a blast! The students performed extremely well & we had a blast! We enjoyed performing in such a fantastic setting.

In addition to the "magic" of our performance and vacation time at the Disney parks, we participated in a music workshop for our concert band. The band worked with a professional Disney musician and learned about rehearsal techniques, performance fundamentals, and music education. This clinic is endorsed by the Music Educators National Conference and meets many of the National Standards for teaching music. We also made a DVD of our band performing music to a Disney animation. The students enjoyed this experience and gained useful knowledge for performing.

Upcoming Dates for HS Band:

April 27 Spring Concert @ 3 PM Auditorium

May 7 Band Banquet @ 6:30 PM Café/Auditorium

May 16 HS Graduation

Summer Marching Band Rehearsals to be announced

Band Camp July 20-25


Recycle Club

Raider Recycle Club continues to demonstrate their strong commitment to making the school and the environment a better and cleaner place to be. The members make a regular commitment to recycle paper, cardboard, and other recyclable materials. To show their pride, members designed, ordered, and now proudly display their Recycle Club t-shirts. Mrs. Allen and Mr. Schaefer would like to sincerely thank the Recycle Club students who have been dedicated to improving their school and their community.

Ethan Schwoppe qualifies for State Finals in Ford/AAA Skills Contest

Southridge student Ethan Schwoeppe and Jasper student Dalton Beard have qualified for the State Finals in the Ford/AAA automotive skills contest as a team. They will compete against 9 other automotive programs from the State of Indiana. The contest is April 24th and 25th at the Crown Plaza Hotel at the airport in Indianapolis.

Thursday evening will be a networking, tie required dinner, where teams will introduce themselves and go over rules for contest that starts at 9:30 am on Friday. The teams have 90 minutes to diagnosis and repair a "bugged" 2014 Ford Fiesta. The winning team will move on to Nationals at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn Michigan in June. Over $30,000 in scholarships will be up for grabs.

Students of the Month - February

April 4 Health Fair


The month of March found the freshman mentors talking to their freshman homerooms about the importance of making good decisions. Some of the activities included Bingo that focused on the negative consequences of alcohol use, the Wheel of Misfortune game that reminded students of the negative consequences of making poor decisions in regards to alcohol, tobacco, and other illegal drugs, and the fatal vision goggles which are meant to show the students the effects alcohol has on sight and coordination. The freshman mentors would like to thank the Dubois County Substance Abuse Council for purchasing the alcohol and drug education materials for SHS.

The freshman will spend three Friday homeroom periods in April practicing for the school song competition. Last year’s winning homeroom, (Mrs. Boeglin's) agreed to perform their winning rendition of the school song so the current freshman have an idea on what to expect. The preliminary round of competition will be held on April 25th where two finalists will be chosen. The finals will be held on May 9th.

A sincere thank you goes out to the freshman mentors who will be graduating in May. We thank you for your dedication and your help in making SHS a great place to be. Those seniors are: Sydney Barrett, Keylie Holding, Hailey Lubbehusen, Baden Pund, Kyla Schwinghammer, and Logan Sollman. We wish you all the best!!

Natural Helpers visit 8th graders

On Wednesday, April 9, the Natural Helpers from the high school visited the middle school 8th grade HQ classrooms. They discussed various topics such as lunch times, the bell schedule, dress code, locker combinations, clubs, cell phone guidelines, high school classes, and taking finals.


The SHS SADD chapter has been busy the last two months promoting their mission “ to provide students with the best prevention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, and other destructive decisions.”

In March, the students took part in the Grim Reaper activity which is meant to be a reminder that every 45 minutes in the US, someone dies as a result of an impaired driver. Also, in March, the SADD officers approached the school board about the possibility of including a seat belt policy in the school handbook.

On April 9th, Indiana SADD brought their outdoor programs to Southridge High School. Activities for that day included the “seat belt convincer,” the fatal vision obstacle course, and the quick click challenge. Students (with parent permission) participating in the seat belt convincer experienced the actual force of a 5-7 mph crash and the value of the restraint provided by a seat belt. The fatal vision obstacle course involved a golf cart, fatal vision goggles, and students who were willing to drive through an obstacle course. The quick click challenge was the most popular activity with ____ teams participating. The quick click challenge is a safety belt buckling competition where teams of four compete against each other for the fastest quick click time in the SADD truck. The winning team members were seniors Tyler Gray, William Gutgsell, Baden Pund, and Aaron Sloan. Second place members include Aidan Michel, Chad O’Bryan, Andrew Recker, and Cody Thompson.