Southridge High School

August 2014

From the Desk of Mr. Murphy

Greetings from SHS,

We are very excited about the start of the new school year. The first few days have passed and things are starting to run smoothly!

On August 6, during our Teacher Day, each teacher at SHS worked in their departments and developed goals for the year. This exercise proved very beneficial and will allow the teachers to incorporate these goals in each of their classes. This goal setting will allow the students to see their progress as it pertains to the department goal. It was a great exercise and we are waiting with great anticipation to see how this improves instruction and learning in each classroom.

The administration and staff at SHS believe in open and honest communication with all parents and guardians. We believe effective communication results in a more enjoyable experience for the students and their families while they are at SHS. Please feel free to call us at any time if you have a question about anything. We may not know all answers right away but we are committed to getting you an answer in a timely manner.


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Tour of Opportunity - Leading employers and educational representatives team up to showcase today's career opportunities and the educational pathways to in-demand jobs.

On Saturday, October 18, 2014, from 9am to 2pm, leading manufacturers and employers will host open house events, short tours of their facilities, or will be represented at the Children’s Museum of Evansville (cMoe). Attendees can meet local employers and educational representatives to learn about highlighted careers and the skills and education needed for these careers. The event is free for public to attend.

To learn more about this event and to discover the participating companies and their tour information, visit our webpage at, or call Eileen Johnston at 812-453-8867 for more information.


Southridge High School has signed articulation agreements with some nearby colleges and as a result we are able to offer a number of dual credit opportunities for our students. The opportunity to earn college credit through IVY Tech, Oakland City University, and the University of Southern Indiana is available.

IVY Tech courses – Mr. Satterfield and Mr. Wibbeler will assist the students in registering. Those classes include Automotive Technology, PLTW classes, and Welding Classes. Students will not be charged.

Oakland City University – Registration for dual credits with OCU will take place on Thursday, September 4th, in the guidance area between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Students must have their registration completed and a check or money order payable to OCU. ($25.00 per credit hour) The teachers here at SHS have the registration forms and will let the students know the cost of their course.

In addition, there will be a spring registration for dual credits from OCU in January of 2015

University of Southern Indiana – This year registration will take place on-line. In addition, the students will need to get a form from their teacher that must be signed by the teacher and the school counselor. This form must be turned into the guidance office by Thursday, August 21.

At a later date, USI will then send the student an invoice for payment.

Welcome Mr. O'Brien

The Southridge High School staff is pleased to welcome Head Boys Basketball Coach Ted O'Brien. Mr. O'Brien graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a Bachelor's degree in 2009 and a Master's in 2014. He joins the Social Studies Department and is teaching Geography and U.S. History.

Ted and his wife Brandy have a one-year-old son, Cooper.

Mrs. Pulley talks to Seniors

Mrs. Pulley spoke to seniors this week about preparing for life after high school graduation. Some of the topics discussed included graduation requirements, college entrance exams, college visitation days, meeting with military recruiters, asking for recommendation letters, and financial aid. Mr. Mundy and Mrs. Neu saved handouts from this presentation on Moodle. Parents are welcome to look at these handouts and see Guidance with any questions.
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Southridge High School Soccer

Coach Ryan Wallace and the Southridge High School soccer team are building their schedule and getting the season underway. Everyone is excited about Raider Soccer!

Congratulations to Huntingburg!

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