Southridge High School Newsletter

February 2014


A special thank you to all the WONDERFUL choir parents who volunteered to work at the Vocal/Piano Solo and Ensemble Contest. The judges and 25 participating schools had positive comments about the event and how it was run. Your support is always appreciated!

The Southridge MS and HS results were outstanding and I am VERY proud of the effort the students put forth. Here are the high school results:

Congratulations to the Girls Choir, Mixed Choir and Concert Choir students on their performances at the Vocal/Piano solo and ensemble contest this past Saturday. Each of the 6 choir ensembles received GOLD ratings for the third year in a row and 70 students are headed to Indianapolis for the STATE solo and ensemble contest! The 3 Concert Choir ensembles and Mixed Choir Boys ensemble each received perfect scores and Girls Choir was a 1/2 point from a perfect score.

The following students received GOLD ratings on their vocal solos: Brayden Wibbeler, Chris Cabrera, Katie Kendall, Courtney Jones, Emma Mundy, Ryan Hill and Menghan Yu. The following student received a SILVER rating on her vocal solo: Maisy Eckert. The following students received GOLD ratings on their piano solos: Katie Kendall, Lindsey LeClere and Ryan Hill. WAY TO GO CHOIR STUDENTS!!

MAME is this year’s school musical and everyone is invited to attend one of the performances! It is a musical comedy that will feature the talents of such leads as RYAN HILL – Mame, KATIE KENDALL – Vera Charles, BARBARA MOSS – Agnes Gooch, BRAYDEN WIBBELER – Patrick, KRU ALLEN – Beauregard Burnside, MATEO NINO – Dwight Babcock, TAYLOR SMITH – Ito, ANN McCONNELL – Gloria Upson and a wonderful supporting cast. Come see us for a grand night of singing, dancing and comedy!!


Unfortunately, the ISSMA Instrumental District Solo & Ensemble Festival at Southridge scheduled for Feb. 8 was postponed to the weather date due to ice conditions. The festival will be Saturday, Feb. 15 @ SHS & SMS buildings. Twenty-two schools will participate with over 1,000 entries.

The band is also working on music for our upcoming events. Pep band, concert band, and our Disney performance! We have been accepted to perform at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida! It is an exciting time in the Raider Band!

Upcoming Dates:

March 1 ISSMA STATE Solo & Ensemble Festival in Indianapolis

March 6 Florida Trip meeting @7pm in Band Room

March 21 Elementary School Tour


Library Books Purchased with Donation from Herald Endowment for Literacy

All of the books pictured above were purchased with a generous donation from The Herald Endowment for Literacy in Honor of A.T. and Cecilia Rumbach of the Dubois County Community Foundation. Each year members of the Rumbach family designate funds to the Southridge High School Library Media Center and Mrs. Lyons uses the money to purchase current, relevant literature to be entered into the collection. All of the books chosen this year were specifically requested by students and staff at the high school. We appreciate this support as we build a community of readers and lifelong learners.

Students of the Month


Key Club is participating in the Threads of Hope campaign ( Bracelets are being sold for $2 a piece or 3 for $5. $1 of each sale goes directly to the individual in the Philippines who hand made the bracelet. The other $1 goes to help with rebuilding efforts throughout the country.

We have also been collecting jeans for homeless teens throughout the country as part of the nationwide Teens for Jeans event. Students have donated jeans that will be delivered to homeless teenagers all over the U.S.


For students who wish to attend Southridge or Pike Central 1/2 day

Pike Central Open House

Monday, February 24

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Automotive, Welding, Machining

Meet the Instructors - See student projects

Learn about careers - Ask questions

Talk to students - See demonstrations

See our facilities - Learn about curriculum


Students who are present at school and on time for the 50 days prior to the ECA and AP exams are going to be eligible for a fun, afternoon celebration at the Teen Outback on April 21. The starting date was February 3.


Be present at school ALL DAY, EVERYDAY (no periods missed)

Be on time to every class (NO TARDIES recorded within the 50 days)


Funeral for an immediate family member

College visit for a senior only


Where: Vincennes University - Jasper Center

When: Sunday, February 23 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Now is the time for students to apply for college financial aid for the upcoming school year. We want to ensure that our local students are not paying a fee to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Students need to know that the FAFSA is a government application required of every student seeking financial aid, and it is FREE! You can apply online at The state filing deadline is March 10 in order to qualify for Indiana state aid (including 21st Century program) for Fall 2014.

If students or parents need help filing the FAFSA, the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association is hosting College Goal Sunday on February 23rd at Vincennes University - Jasper. Computer labs will be open and financial aid professionals from Vincennes University will be on hand to help you complete and file the forms online. The event, which is free of charge, starts at 2 p.m. in the IU Southeast Library.

More information can be found at

Southridge Raiders