Southridge High School Newsletter

September 2018


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Students of the Month

Rachel's Challenge

Rachel’s Challenge is an organization in the United States that works to

reduce violence. It is a non-religious, non-profit, non-political organization, led by Darrell Scott and his wife Sandy. Rachel Scott was the first student killed in the Columbine High School shooting in 1999. Rachel’s Challenge exists to make schools safer, more connected places where bullying and violence are replaced with kindness and respect; and where learning and teaching are awakened to their fullest.

On Wednesday, October 3rd students will have the opportunity to learn more about Rachel's Challenge and how they may have a positive impact on others. There will also be a community event that all family members are encouraged to attend on October 3rd in the high school auditorium at 6:00 pm.

Please see the video below for more information.

The story that changes everything

Parent -Teacher Conferences

Please join us - P/T Conferences on Oct. 15th and 17th from 4:30pm-7:30pm

The main purpose of the conferences is for parents to meet with teachers. Teachers will be communicating their plan for setting up scheduled times. Otherwise, conferences are set up like an open house format, so please feel free to drop in any time between 4:30-7:30pm.

Other events parents may attend include...

1. "Raider 101" - Will take place on both Oct. 15th and 17th at 4:00pm. This session is intended for new families to SHS to learn more about Harmony Family Access, cafeteria lunch accounts, how to contact school, find information, and to tour the building.

2. Jared Howard, Patoka Valley Vocational Cooperative - Will take place on Oct. 15th at 6:00pm. Families may learn more about vocational opportunities and career and tech classes.

3. Stan Werne, Vincennes University -Will take place on Oct. 17th at 6:00pm. The session will include information on college, financial aid, and FAFSA

4. Throughout each night, a school rep. will be available to assist with Harmony registration for anyone who still needs to register.

Homecoming 2018

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Marching Band

1) Upcoming Performances -



30 Herbstfest Parade


6 ISSMA Open Class Festival @ Jasper

13 ISSMA REGIONAL @ Evansville Central

20 5K @ Southridge AM / Community Performance @ SHS pm

27 ISSMA SEMI-STATE @ Decatur Central Indy

2) 5K Band Event- you can run the 5K or do our 1 mile FUN RUN! It will be held @ Southridge on October 20 in the AM. More details on announcements.

Spaghetti Dinner & Community Band Performance Saturday evening October 20.


1 pic Elisha Painter, Trumpet, Junior - performs a solo @ Castle contest (standing on throne)

1 pic Tyler Lauglin, Tuba, Freshman - warming up in gym @ Ev. North contest

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SHS Choir

Come see the choir perform music of the Beatles at Raider Revue on October 7 at 4pm. Seating is limited so arrive early!

Student Services -Guidance Department

Class of 2020

Greetings from student services where I’d like to invite the parents to join the Class of 2020 google classroom. The code to join the classroom is: 1n7b1df. If you need assistance joining, please check with your junior and they can help you.

PSAT – All juniors are scheduled to take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 10 here at Southridge High School. The test will begin at 8:10 am and conclude @ 12:15 pm. Please do your best to make sure your student is at school on time and that any appointments are scheduled after the testing time. This test is a practice test for the SAT.

ASVAB – All juniors are scheduled to take the ASVAB test on Friday, October 19 here at Southridge High School. This test will begin at 8:10 am and conclude @ 11:45 am. The ASVAB is an interest inventory test administered by the military. The results of this test can help your student determine a career path that suits their interests and abilities.

SAT/ACT – I have encouraged all juniors who are planning to attend a 4-year college/university to get registered for an SAT or an ACT by the end of their junior year. SAT registration can be done on-line ACT registration can be done on-line at Students who are eligible for the free/reduced lunch program should see me for a fee waiver. Many of the SAT tests are offered at Jasper High School. The ACT test is offered at Jasper High School on February 9. Although there are many other test sites, Jasper is the nearest site.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please email me at

FAFSA for Latino Families

Information on FAFSA for Latino families will be on Wed. Nov. 14th at 6:30pm.

Mayor's Youth Council

The Huntingburg Mayor's Youth Council is pleased to report that they recently received this correspondence

" Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) has selected your application as a recipient of the My Community, My Vision (MCMV) program. We received outstanding applications and are excited to know that the future of small towns rests in hands that are so passionate about their success."

Members of the Mayors youth council include: Mayor Denny Spinner, Mrs. Jenny Fowler, Paige Kendall, President, Seth Nunamaker, Cameron Buschkoetter, Jaffet Cruz, Melissa Dubon, Reid Flick, Anna Kappner, Cheyenne Motteler, Tabitha Reed, Evie Sherer, Logan Seger, and Grace Sickbert.

The members were invited to attend a kick off meeting in Indianapolis on Saturday, September 29.

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Latino Engagement Night -Oct. 2nd

Classroom Activities

Student Tech Team -iTechs

Watch the below video to meet our team and to see how they may help our students


All Juniors will have a fundraiser September 17-October 7 so be on the lookout via email about the fundraiser.


The Freshman mentors continue to meet with their freshman on a weekly basis. They recently presented a goal setting activity and the freshman recently competed in the first of many planned competitions between the freshman homerooms.

During the month of October, they will begin working on their anti – Drug/Alcohol Abuse message for Red Ribbon Week.

Freshmen Homeroom Competitions

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The Latino Advocacy Club met on Friday, September 7th and elected the following officers:

Melissa Dubon-President, Gina Flores – Vice President, Alexsandra Gonzales – Secretary, and activity co-chairman – Jonathan Escobar and Lilia Payne.

This semester, the club plans to:

*Support the Soccer team by assisting the Booster club with upcoming projects and events

*Attend the Latino Engagement Night at Jasper High School on Tuesday, October 2 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm

*Attend the Latino Summit in Indianapolis on November 13

*Design and order club t-shirts

*Have a Christmas get together

*Plan an event with the Jasper group

Meetings take place on the first Friday of the month during IMPACT period.


SEE YOU AT THE POLE took place on Wednesday, Sept 26 at 7:45 in the morning in front of the school. All around the globe, in every time zone, students gathered at the flag pole, prayed for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities. SEE YOU AT THE POLE was a day committed to global unity in Christ and prayer for your generation.

Media Center News

Banned Books Week

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AskRose Homework Help

AskRose Homework Help tutors are available to assist with math and science homework, August – May, Sunday – Thursday, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at or by phone at 877-Ask-Rose. Their new after school tutoring by appointment is coming soon. Check out their website for details and over 500 math and science resources.

Free Online Tutoring

Download the attachment for more information.

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 in a browser or access from your preferred method. At home, type in the above and enter:

USER NAME: huntingburg