Southridge High School Newsletter

November 2016

Students of the Month

October

Not pictured Bethany Brooks, Fine Arts, Grade 9

Spell Bowl

Congratulations to the Spell Bowl team that finished 3rd at the Regional Competition at Heritage Hills on November 2nd. They missed out on going to state by 8 words. Team members include: Xiomara Deno, Brayden Wibbeler, Christian Motteler, Maria Nichols, Rhetta Sternberg, Tristan Boerner, Brianna Stasel, Jaffet Cruz, Laura Camacho, and Mikaela Blume.
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Halloween Fun

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Pep Rally

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Crazy Raider Football Moms performed
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Seniors earned the Spirit Stick

Student Services -Counseling Office

COLLEGE VISITS

Because we believe it is very important for students to visit prospective colleges before making a final decision on their postsecondary choice, juniors and seniors are allowed to miss one day of school per semester to visit the prospective college of their choice.

Juniors and seniors are encouraged to make arrangements with the colleges that they’d like to visit. Once a date has been confirmed, the student must stop by the counseling office and pick up the “college visitation request” form that needs to be filled out by the student and signed by the parent. The student must also inform the teachers and obtain the signature of their teacher(s).

In order to have the day “excused,” the “college visitation request” form must be signed by all parties (student, parent, and all teachers) and given to the attendance secretary at least two school days prior to the scheduled college visit.

Upon return to school, students must present a note on University letterhead, or reasonable facsimile

within two school days stating that the student was indeed at the college for an official meeting. Failure to do will result in the student being considered truant. If you have any questions regarding college visits, please feel free to contact Mrs. Bromm, ext. 2201.


PSAT

The Practice for the SAT (PSAT) was given to the sophomores and juniors who are on track to graduate with their class. We expect the results to be sent to the high school by mid-December and will then make arrangements to meet with your student to explain the test results.


FRESHMAN MENTORS

The freshman mentors spent the month of November talking to their freshman homerooms about the meaning of respect. “Respect” is one of the four expectations that are part of our core beliefs here at SHS. In addition, we stress the importance of character, leadership, and responsibility. We call them our CLRR expectations. The mentors are also hosting a canned food drive for the month of November and would appreciate you picking up an extra can of vegetables when you make a trip to the store. Freshman are asked to turn in the canned goods to their homeroom teacher during the month of November.


SAT/ACT – Juniors

Just a reminder for juniors who are planning to attend a four year college/university - Now is a great time to register for the spring SAT/ACT tests. Local testing sites fill up quickly so it is best to register early so that you can take the test at a nearby location. To register for the SAT, please visit collegeboard.org and toregister for the ACT, please visit ACT.org

SAT Dates include ACT Dates include

January 28 February 11

March 11 April 8

May 6 June 10

June 3

The cost of the SAT with writing is $54.50

The cost of the ACT with writing is $56.50

In addition, the Dubois County Community Foundation just sent this to the area counselors, “With the change in timeline for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, the current Junior Class (Class of 2018) will need to prepare earlier to meet the requirements to apply for this scholarship. Specifically, registering early and taking the SAT and/or ACT (in the spring of the junior year) in time to have scores that will be reported on the transcript as of the end of their junior year.”


ECA

Some students will take the End-of- Course Assessments (ECAs) in December. We will administer the Algebra 1 ECA on Tuesday, December 6 th and the English 10 ECA on Thursday, December 8 th . The students who will take the ECAs are juniors and seniors who still need to pass these tests as part of their graduation requirements. Those who are testing have been participating in remediation for some time. It is very important that they attend school on these days. Please contact Guidance if you have any

questions.


College-Bound Seniors: Local scholarship information will be available in January. Mrs. Pulley will visit classrooms in early January to talk about the scholarships. The local scholarships handout will be posted in Google Classroom and on the SHS website.

Student Council hosted a mock presidential election

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The Southridge MARCHING BAND!

On October 29, The Marching Raiders performed their show “Wild Garden in a Formal Setting” and placed 10th in the ISSMA Class D Marching Band STATE FINALS! Our band season was filled with hard work, great memories, tons of fun, and a sense of great accomplishment for everyone. Congratulations to the band on an excellent performance and an outstanding marching season! Thanks to everyone who was a part of our awesome journey. We look forward to next year!

SHS Band State Finals History 1976=1st Place

1977=3rd Place

1981=5th Place

1984=9th Place

1985=10th Place

2003=4th Place

2004=7th Place

2008=8th Place

2009=8th Place

2010=9th Place

2012=6th Place

2016=10th Place


Upcoming Performance Dates:

Saturday, December 3 Christmas Parade Downtown Huntingburg @ 6 PM

Sunday, December 4 Band & Choir Christmas Concert @ 3 PM in the Auditorium=HS Band & Choir Christmas Concert

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Veteran's Day Program

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Raider Wrestling

The Raiders placed 3rd at the ten team Edgewood Invitational, going 4-1 on the day. Go Raiders!! Good Luck this season!!
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Masquerade Dance

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King -Sam White and Queen -Jenna Brock
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Prince -Jude Songer and Princess- Sydney Bartelt

Cookin' for Kids

What: Pancake Breakfast*

Where: Uebelhor Chevy Cadillac

Showroom, 972 Wernsing Road,

Jasper, IN

When: Saturday, December 3rd,

7:00 am – 10:00 am EST

Why: 100% of the proceeds go to

student programs at the four Dubois

County school corporations

Please purchase your tickets in advance from the Receptionist

at Uebelhor & Sons Chevy Cadillac, 972 Wernsing Road

CLUB NEWS

Spine Crackers (Book Club)

The Spine Crackers went on their first outing for the year to see the movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. We also recently finished our first book, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and plan to host a book swap in December.
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FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)

Members of the Raider Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) gathered to hear from Steve Connor, the chaplain for Indiana University Football. Steve also works for Sports Outreach International which has provided him countless opportunities to travel the world to impact the lives of others. Steve traveled from Bloomington to be with our FCA huddle and share his message with our students. His message contained a visual representation of how even the strongest of materials can be bent unless they are already wrapped around a strong core. He used this to explain how this will happen to each of us in life unless our relationship with Christ is at our core. Steve's message and delivery certainly left an imprint on those in the room that day!

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SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)

SADD – Build A Basket

The SADD chapter will once again be organizing the build a basket project. Each homeroom will be asked to donate a basket of useful items (paper towels, soap, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.) that will be given to the elderly and/or economically disadvantaged. The items should be given to the homeroom teacher before the due date of Friday, December 2.

Ping Pong Club

The ping pong club is up and playing. Sincere thanks to the Berger family for donating a ping pong table and to the Huntingburg Optimist who donated enough money for the club to purchase a brand new ping pong table. The club is “limping” along with two tables but would certainly love to have at least one more ping pong table.

The members meet during their lunch periods and practice playing ping pong. The members hope to design a club t-shirt, have a Christmas party, issue challenges to each other, and eventually host a tournament.

If you have a ping pong table you’d like to donate to the club, please contact Jenny Fowler at 812-683-2272 x 2209 so arrangements can be made for pick up.

Media Center NEWS

Makerspaces

The Makerspace is open all day for students to use either before school, during study hall, or at other times a teacher may allow. Stop in sometime to check it out. The materials are changed out periodically to keep things interesting and fresh.

Below students are using...

littleBits, Snap Circuits, and Duct Tape Designs
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New Magazines

Thanks again to the band's generous donation, we now have many more magazines for the students to choose from. Our collection has more than doubled! The picture below shows most of our new subscriptions.
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Guess the Author Contest!

I (Mrs. Bardwell) recently had the privilege of attending a library conference in Indianapolis and heard a famous author speak. It's no wonder he is a best selling author, he was entertaining and funny. Students, if you can guess the author, stop by the library and tell Mrs. Bardwell for a piece of candy. Name a book he has written for a second piece of candy. :) Good Luck!
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World Book Online-

The Huntingburg Public Library's World Book subscription has recently become more user friendly for both students and teachers. As of last week, the subscription is now open to anyone with the universal user name/password and a library card number is NO LONGER required.

For access to World Book Online and the Huntingburg Public Library subscription, type www.worldbookonline.com in a browser or access from your preferred method. At home, type in the above and enter:

USER NAME: huntingburg

PASSWORD: books