South Putnam Middle/High School
October 2018 Newsletter
Mark Your Calendars
Our drama and music departments have collaborated in the musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Come support our students on either October 6 @ 7pm or October 7th @ 2pm.
National Honor Society will have their Induction/Tapping Ceremony on October 8 @ 7pm. There will also be a meeting for all National Honor Society members on October 10 @ 8am.
The South Putnam MS/HS Music Department will be having their first ever Fall "Pops" Concert on October 24, 2018 @ 7pm. Come out for a night of music ranging from Jazz to Hollywood and Broadway!
Natural Resource Day at the Putnam County Fairgrounds
From the desk of Principal Schimpf
The one constant is change, and one of the most important things we can do is teach our students how to deal with change in a positive fashion. From state requirements and accountability tests to new gym floors and student schedules, this semester we have faced some challenges. After the break ahead we will be shuffling some classes to address personnel moves. Please know that we have made attempts to place students into classes where they will find the most success. If you have questions please feel free to contact the office and we will be happy to discuss any concerns that you may have.
South Putnam Student Ambassadors
Our returning senior members from last year are listed below.
Congratulations to Helen Eaglin and Aidan LeBlanc for their great representation of South Putnam. Helen is a finalist for the Lily Scholarship, while Aidan made it to the Semi-Finals.
Robotics and Computer Science Receive Grants
The Sherman and Maria Fund of the Putnam County Community Foundation awarded the Computer Science and Robotics programs a grant for the purchase of some Micro:bits and accessories to assist in teaching microcomputer concepts in the classroom. The Micro:bits will be used in computer science classes to investigate how to incorporate sensors into everyday items, and to teach basic robotics. Robotics Club will be using a Micro:bit robot platform for their competitions this year, as they prepare to navigate a maze autonomously with their robot.
The Bloomington Robotics Club provided the South Putnam Robotics Club with a grant for a new VeXnet Bundle. This bundle of parts includes a new cortex and controller – the brains and the navigation for the VeX robotics system. South Putnam will use this bundle in their upcoming competitions to compete against several regional schools in robot hockey.
September 2018 Students of the Month
6th Grade - Danae Cline
- Mr. Laney
7th Grade - Annabelle Lundy
- Mrs. Gillum
8th Grade - Megan Frazier
- Ms. King
9th Grade - Trevor Vanihel
- Mr. Smith
10th Grade - Kennedy Langley
- Mrs. Henry
11th Grade - Michael Stewart
- Mrs. Dickson
12th Grade - Grace Carr
- Mrs. Hodge
September Teacher of the Month is Mr. Laney
Congratulations to Brad Laney our September Teacher of the Month. Mr. Laney does great work for our students and his efforts do not go unnoticed.