Southridge High School Newsletter

October, 2013

From the Desk of Mr. Murphy

Greetings from Southridge High School

As we enter the month of October, we have many great things going on at SHS. Our fall sports teams are wrapping up their regular seasons and entering sectional play, our band is starting their tournament season and the end of the nine weeks grading period is Friday, October 11.

This week is the SHS Fall Homecoming. The kids and teachers are showing great school spirit by dressing up this week. We are all having a lot of fun with the different days and it is great to see the amount of students and teachers participating in the activities.

Along with the end of the first grading period comes Parent Teacher Conferences. To help alleviate the overlapping of conferences between schools, SHS will have their conferences on Wednesday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 23. On both dates, the conferences will start at 4:00 and last until 8:00 p.m. You will be getting notifications from teachers concerning our conferences. You may pick up your son’s or daughter’s report card in the foyer when you come in for conferences. Each conference will last 10 minutes. Report cards that are not picked up by parents on October 16 will be passed out to the student on Thursday, October 17 during the lunch periods.

Fall Break is just around the corner. Southwest Dubois County Schools will be on fall break Friday, October 25 and Monday, October 28. Classes will resume on Tuesday October 29.



Southridge Choir

A huge THANK YOU to all for their support of our annual cookie fund raiser! Your support is always appreciated!

Choir students will be traveling to the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville on Wednesday, October 16 to see the musical “The Addams Family.” Prior to the show we will eat at The Old Spaghetti Factory.

The Southridge High School choirs are very excited about their upcoming “Raider Revue” performances on Sunday, October 20 at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. The theme this year is “Let’s Go to the Movies” and students in the 4 SHS choirs will be showcasing various songs, skits, dance routines, etc. based on that theme. Tickets are $5.00 each for general admission and may be purchased at the auditorium door or by emailing Mrs. Weil at: before October 18.

Congratulations to the following four SHS Choir students upon being selected to the 2014 Indiana All State Mixed Choir: Ryan Hill, Courtney Jones, Katie Kendall and Emma Mundy.

Please mark your calendars for RAIDER REVUE on OCTOBER 20. We hope to see you at one of the shows!



Raider Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is off and running! During the past month, a large representation of students have repeatedly turned out for events that included a guest speaker (Ryan Kramer), a morning devotional, a student-led program for Global prayer day known as "See You at the Pole", and a Christian video by NFL quarterback Drew Brees. The continued high-level of student involvement creates an uplifting environment that can be felt throughout the Ridge.

Raider Band

The Southridge Marching Raider Band season is on! The students are working hard on perfecting our “MASKerade” show. We have earned a variety of awards for best percussion, best guard, best drum major, and placed well at many marching contests.

The post season is close & we continue the quest for the State marching band championship. This year the post season has changed for marching bands. There is no longer a DISTRICT festival. Bands start at the REGIONAL level and advance to SEMI- STATE and then STATE FINALS.

We will be performing at the Jasper Open Class Invitational to get an ISSMA evaluation/assessment of our show. Think of this as a final “practice” before Regional. Regional is on October 19. The performance will be at 3:07 @ Center Grove HS.

We enjoy performing our show & we hope to continue to improve each week with the Southridge MASKeRAIDER BAND!

Upcoming performances:


  • 12 - JASPER Invitational @ Jasper
  • 19 - ISSMA REGIONAL @ Center Grove
  • 26 - ISSMA SEMI-STATE @ Decatur Central


Thanks for your continued support. Donations are always being accepted to help with the band program. Contact Mr. Butler for more information.

We continue achieving Excellence through performance.


From Mrs. Pulley

Junior Parents: Have you started talking to your students about their future plans? Now is a great time to start researching college and career options. A great deal of information can be found online. The following websites are great places to start your research:

· Learn More Indiana


o This website has great information for planning, preparing, and paying for college. Students can complete career interest inventories, explore college options, and look for job openings.

· Occupational Outlook Handbook


o This website offers comprehensive information on thousands of careers. Information ranges from working conditions, salaries, education needed, and more.

· Indiana College Costs


o This website provides information on the financial aid process, terms & definitions, and allows families to estimate college costs.

ASVAB: Just a reminder that all juniors will take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) on Thursday, October 17th. Please contact Mrs. Pulley with any questions.

Freshmen: On September 23rd, freshmen listened to Koryn Parsons, admissions representative from the University of Southern Indiana, talk about preparing for college. The students really seemed to appreciate speaking with her. On Friday, October 11th, Career and Technical Education Coordinator, Glenn Weil, will talk about the career preparation programs students may take during high school.


2005 Southridge High School graduate Ms. Susan Wagner has returned to her alma mater as our new Agriculture Teacher. Susan earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Purdue University. She has previously taught agriculture at Castle High School for four years. Susan also sponsors the FFA and we are thrilled to have her back!

Welcome Mr. Buening

Mr. Scott Buening comes to Southridge this year from Jennings County. Mr. Buening graduated from North Decatur High School, earned a Bachelor's degree in English from Hanover, and a Master's degree in Education from Ball State University. He has also taught at Evansville Harrison and East Central High Schools. Mr. Buening is teaching English and he is the Head Coach of the Raider football team.

We are excited to welcome him and his family to Southridge! Mr. Buening and his wife Stephanie have two children at Huntingburg Elementary. Allyson is in third grade and Jake is in Kindergarten. GO RAIDERS!!

PTA Guide to Student Success

The National Parent Teacher Association has developed a printable online comprehensive guide in both English and Spanish for parents to understand the Common Core Standards. In addition to explaining what each child should be able to academically perform at the end of each grade level, the guide includes tips for building relationships with teachers, activities parents and children can do at home together to support learning, and resources for college and career preparation. More information can be found here:

Parent - Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, October 16th 4 pm - 8 pm


Wednesday, October 23rd 4 pm - 8 pm

4-H Open House

The Dubois County 4-H Program would like to invite anyone interested in joining 4-H to attend the Open House on Monday October 14th from 6:30 –8:00 pm in the Clover Pavilion at the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds. Hotdogs provided. 4-H enrollment is open to all youth Grades 2-12 and a Pre 4-H Program for K-2. For more information contact the Dubois County Extension Office at 482-1782 or visit

For questions or concerns feel free to call Sue Hoffman, Dubois County 4-H Council Member, 812-630-9537.

Pajama Day Spirit Winners

Justin King, Sydney Barrett, Braden Harding

Farmer Day Spirit Winners

Chad Meyer, Derek Neuhoff, Cassie Matheis, Emily Eckert

INSPIRE Portals Provide ACA Resources for Patrons

INSPIRE, Indiana's Virtual Library, recently added a resources portal for patrons designed to connect them with the latest information pertaining to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

The patron portal provides links to videos, fact sheets and where to find help locally.