Southridge High School Newsletter
Students of the Month
AdvancED External Review
SHS School Motto -Every Student, Every Day
Vision Statement -Developing College and Career Readiness through Excellence, Innovation, and Opportunity
Mission Statement -* Still a work in progress, but will be more detailed and will explain the key words in the vision statement. Suggestions are welcome.
School Improvement Goals-
Goal 1: All students at Southridge High School will exhibit improved reading comprehension skills in informational text across the curriculum. Reading comprehension scores will be raised by 3%.
Goal 2: We will increase student engagement through technology based instruction.
SHS Technology Teacher of the Month
**AB All-Star Reward**
Hard Work + Good Grades = Reward!!!
A huge THANK YOU to the Teen Outback for hosting us. :)
JAG (Jobs for America's Graduates)
Employability Skills- 1st Place Jeovany Dubon
Employability Skills- 2nd Place- Colton Frick
Critical Thinking- 1st Place- Kayla Moore
Writing Skills- 2nd Place- Grace Middleton
Cover Design- 3rd Place- Emily Garrett
Cover Design- 2nd Place- Ashley Johnson
Congratulations to all competitors! Jeovany and Kayla will be advancing to State JAG Competition in March!
The sophomores received their access codes and their original PSAT test book during homeroom on Monday, January 29th. Sophomores are encouraged to log in and create an account on online at collegeboard.org so that they can review their PSAT scores and sign up for help on Khan Academy.
“When you view your online score reports, you’ll get summaries of your performance on each test and content area. You can also filter results and drill down to see how you performed on easy, medium, and hard questions or on questions that measure different skills. Percentiles will show how you did compared to your peers.”
The sophomores will take the PSAT test again during their junior year. PSAT scores are used locally to determine eligibility for dual credit courses. When taken as a junior, the PSAT/NMSQT is the qualifying test for the National Merit® Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships.
The seniors received a packet filled with information about local scholarships. Some of the applications can be found on line while other applications can be found in the counseling area. All of this information can be found on the Class of 2018 google classroom. The scholarships are organized by due date. Please pay careful attention to the requirements of each scholarship as this year, some of the requirements have changed.
College Goal Sunday
College Goal Sunday is a program that helps college-bound Indiana students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by providing on-site help from financial aid experts. College Goal Sunday 2018 will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 25 at Vincennes University- Jasper. To learn more about College Goal Sunday please visit the website at www.collegegoalsunday.org
Free tutoring program through Indiana University called Indiana Kids.
This program provides free mentoring, tutoring and educational workshops to middle and high school students across the state. Services include:
· Tutoring: Virtual tutoring is available Monday - Friday from 4 – 9 PM but closed during IU’s holiday and quarter breaks.
· Mentoring: Each student will be matched with a college student who will serve as a mentor. Mentors can provide advice on academics and positive choices along with college and career goals.
· Workshops: IU, Bloomington and/or IUPUI will sponsor and host workshops allowing students, parents, guardians and/or mentors to connect in person as requested.
You may go to the following link to sign up http://ow.ly/G2On30gfUBD.
FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)
The New Latino Advocacy Group will hold their next meeting during homeroom on Monday, Febraury 12th . Anyone interested in being part of
this newly formed group is invited to attend.
Media Center News
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