January 2014


Friday, Jan. 17th, 6pm

412 East 5th Street

Huntingburg, IN

SHS Basketball Homecoming Court

Seniors-Marissa Bedolla, Riley Gasser, Haley Langebrake, Cheyenne Layton, Kyla Schwinghammer, Michael Boyd, Tyler Gray, Dylan Schneider, Logan Sollman, & Dakota Thompson.

Juniors-Aubrey Main, Taylor Miles, Justice Uebelhor, Trent Dischinger, Evan Julian, & Jonathan Schum.

Sophomores-Barb Moss, Brittany Tretter, Gaage Fetter, & Coleman Gerber

Freshmen-Emily Eckert & Harrison Steckler

Mr. Younker's Class Presents Projects

The English 9 Honors class presented their Shakespeare projects for display in the LMC. Both a presentation and content project, the students researched various aspects of Elizabethan life and then were scored on eye contact, voice, knowledge of the topic, preparation, adherence to project requirements, creativity and content. After completion, the students did a "Gallery Walk/Talk" in which each person presented his material and stated what two new ideas he had found. Afterwards, they answered questions both from their classmates and from Mr. Younker. Mr. Younker was pleased with the "ingenuity and creativity that the students used connected with the reading of "Romeo and Juliet." The projects are on display in the LMC for the next several weeks.

Southridge Choir

The SHS choirs are off to a great start this semester as we prepare for various events. The musical cast is off to a great start with rehearsals for our annual musical. This year’s musical will be “MAME,” which is a non-stop comedy about the well-to-do Mame who lives in New York City and has a very adventurous spirit and believes life is a banquet! The performances will be February 27, 28 and March 1 at 7:30 p.m. You DON’T want to miss this one!

Four SHS Choir students were selected to the Indiana All State Choir and will perform with approximately 250 other Indiana choral students in concert on Saturday, January 25 in Fort Wayne. The students were selected through audition in September. This event is held in conjunction with the Indiana Music Educators Association’s annual convention. Best wishes to Emma Mundy, Ryan Hill, Katie Kendall and Courtney Jones for an excellent experience!

We will host the ISSMA district Vocal/Piano Solo and Ensemble contest at the Southridge complex on Saturday, February 1. Twenty-five area schools will participate in this festival. Thank you to all the choir parents that are working at this contest! Best of luck to all SHS and SMS students that are playing piano solos, singing vocal solos or singing in an ensemble.

Important Senior Dates

AP Calculus exam May 7

Corporation Awards May 12

Senior Finals or community service May 13 *

Senior Awards (finals continue) May 14 - 9:30 am *

Graduation Practice May 15 - 1:00 pm *

Commencement May 16 - 7:00 pm *

*subject to change based on make up days

Attention Juniors

Juniors who plan to attend college should now start to register for their college entrance exams. Students may go to The CollegeBoard website,, to register for the SAT. Registration for the ACT can be completed at Scores on student's college entrance exams are one criteria college admission offices use to determine college acceptance. Please contact the Guidance Office with any questions.

Students of the month


Chicken Dinners & BR CARDS

Basketball Booster are selling chicken dinners for $10. This includes baked beans and potato salad. Desserts will be sold separately. Meals can be picked up at the on Overtime Sunday, January 26 from 11 am - 1 pm. Please call Becky Julian at 683-2698 for tickets or more information.

Basketball Booster are also selling BR cards. Contact Becky Julian or Leigh Neu for more information.

Snowball Dance

The Business Professionals of America hosted their annual Snowball Dance on Friday, January 3. The dance was attended by over 300 high school students! Junior Cassie Leon was crowned queen and junior Logan Morris was crowned king. Dance princess was awarded to sophomore Casey Lamb and prince went to freshman Garrett Barnett. Brad Buechler of Tech Tunes Mobile DJ Service provided the music for the event. Special thanks go to Mr. Murphy, Mr. Sickbert, Mr. and Mrs. Mundy, Ms. Ward, Mrs. DeKemper, Mrs. Boeglin, Mrs. Lyons, Mrs. Allen, Ms. Wager, Ms. Seibert and Mrs. Vinson for volunteering their time to chaperone the dance.


School Meeting Dates:

January 17 @ 7:30 a.m.
January 24 @ 7:30 a.m. – Vote on Prom Theme
January 31 @ 7:30 a.m. – Choose Theme Décor

Prom Build Days @ Maple Park Gym

February 15 from 8:00 – 4:00 p.m.
March 1 from 8:00 – 4:00 p.m.
March 15 from 8:00 – 4:00 p.m.

April 11 – Decorate Huntingburg Event Center - 4:00 until finished!

April 12 – PROM!!

*On Friday April 11, trucks will be needed to transfer props from Maple Park to Huntingburg Event Center

*On Saturday April 12, parents are needed to help tear down, clean up, and take props back to Maple Park.

Social Studies News

Mrs. Allen & Mr. Schneider's Economics classes will be visiting Toyota Manufacturing in Princeton on January 20th.

Souper Bowl of Caring

National Honor Society is hosting a food drive for the two weeks prior to Super Bowl. This is nation-wide event called the Souper Bowl of Caring. The homeroom that brings in the most canned items will be awarded a pizza party during lunch. All food will be donated to Shared Abundance.