Southridge Middle School
Final Newsletter for This School Year
We have come to the end of another school year. The 2015 - 2016 year has been an amazing year in many ways. To be honest, it has had its ups and downs; but added to the mix were the excited faces of our students when accomplishments were made and challenges overcome.
This year would not have been the success it has been without some very special individuals. A very special THANK YOU needs to be extended to our principal, Mrs. Altmeyer, our office staff, Mrs. Michel and Mrs. Buening, our school nurse, Mrs. Heichelbech, all of the Southridge Middle School teachers and assistants, the cafeteria staff, coaches, and the maintenance staff. Without these dedicated individuals, our school could not and would not be as amazing as it is. Please take time to thank each and every one of these important individuals.
Academic Bowl Team Excels
Congratulations to Mrs. Jen Schutte and Mrs. Nicole Riehle on the excellent job the members of the 2016 Academic Bowl Team did in competition this year on April 29 and 30.
Sixth Grade Results
Quiz Bowl -- 2nd Place
Devin Carter, Sylvia Birchler, Wyatt Sherer, Jake Wibbler
Ana Hewitt -- 2nd place
Brayson Fuhs -- 2nd place
Olivia Durcholz -- 3rd place
Emily Roby -- 3rd place
Luke Trout -- 1st place
Brayson Fuhs --4th place
Drew Meece -- 2nd place
Seventh Grade Results
Quiz Bowl -- 3rd Place
Roger Hunter, Isabel Morrison, Konner Thyen, Aiden Blessinger
Corey Peters -- 1st place
Baileigh Schneider -- 2nd place
Ansley Bicknell -- 1st place
Bailey Prickett -- 4th place
Briley King -- 1st place
Jackson McPherron -- 2nd place
Monica Steckler -- 3rd place
Katerin Alegria-Gomez -- 3rd place
Eighth Grade Results
Quiz Bowl -- 2nd Place
Paige Kendall, Evie Sherer, Cheyenne Motteler, Owen Kinker
Jaffet Cruz -- 2nd place
Paige Kendall -- 1st place
Anna Kappner -- 1st place
Audra Hochgesang -- 1st place
Evie Sherer -- 3rd place
Audra Hochgesang -- 1st place
Evie Sherer -- 3rd plece
MAY Student of the Month
Southridge Middle School PTC Students of the Month
The Southridge Middle School PTC Students of the Month for May have been chosen. These students include:
Team Liberty: Aidan Jochem
Team Stars and Stripes: Alexis Smith
Team Challenger: Taylor Denning
Team Apollo: Ricky Planz
Each year Indiana nominates a variety of books for its Young Hoosier Book Awards. These books are nominated in three categories: Picture Books, Intermediate, and Middle Grades. These books were given a designated space on our library shelves. Any student who read at least 5 books in one category was then given the opportunity to vote on his or her favorite book in that category. This year Southridge Middle School had two categories, Intermediate and Middle School.
On Wednesday, May 11, the library hosted a pizza party for 20 sixth and seventh graders who accomplished this feat. Each student also received a certificate of achievement. One student, Maddy Lau, was also given special recognition because she read 15 Young Hoosier Books over the course of the school year. Way to go, Maddy!
The students who participated this year were: Rosita Ayala, Lydia Ramsey, Maddy Songer, Vivian Barco, Maddy Lau, Tessa Wylucki, Charlotte Moss, Kelby Laroche, Denver Wright, Max Rasche, Matthew Altmeyer, Michael Bonifer, Emma Marley, Mackenzie Schepers, Mekhi Payne, Shelby Phillips, Emily Roby, Austin Hayes, Laci Schwenk, and Audrianna Craig. We are very proud of these students and their love of reading!
Music Department Fundraiser
The Southridge Music Department will once again hold its "Mattress Fundraiser" on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Floor models will be on display in the Southridge Middle School Gym.
Name brand mattresses ( Simmons, Restonic, Wellsville Mattress ) will be sold at up to 50% below retail prices. These are top quality mattresses with full factory warranties. All sizes and prize ranges are available. Delivery is also available.
Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit both the Southridge band and choir programs.
8th Grade Civil War Projects
Southridge Senior Walk Through
The end of the year is always an exciting time for the students. Who doesn't remember the feeling of no more school and homework for two whole months? Our eighth graders will be moving on to the high school; some openly admitting that they are scared to death while others can't wait.
The end of this year will also bring changes to Southridge Middle School. Mrs. Annette Altmeyer will be leaving her position here as principal and re-entering the teaching field. Thank you, Mrs. Altmeyer, for your dedication to the students and staff of Southridge Middle School. Your long hours and hard work did not go unnoticed.
Mrs. Denise Thompson will be retiring at the end of this year also. Enjoy your retirement and know that the students, whose lives you have touched, will miss you also.
And finally, Mrs. Marcia Messmer will also not be returning to our ranks next year. Enjoy your new found freedom in whatever your future holds.
From the bottom of my heart, I would like to say THANK YOU for your friendships, your patience, and your dedication to the jobs you have done and the people you have touched.
So long, farewell ....