Southridge High School Newsletter

March 2019

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Students of the Month

SHS Archery

Taylor Denning participated in the NASP State Finals in Indianapolis on March 9, 2019. Taylor is the first individual from Southridge to qualify for state in archery. She shot her personal best score of 276 out of 300. Taylor ranked 91 out of 999 girls overall at the state level. Congratulations Taylor on a wonderful season!
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Academic Bowl Results

1. Interdisciplinary team 3rd place

2. Science team 3rd place

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Attention Juniors and Seniors: Prom

Prom ticket will be on sale during both lunches the week of April 8-12. Tickets are $15. All debts need to paid off before you can purchase a prom ticket. Prom will be held at The Event Center on Saturday, April 13th from 7pm-11pm.

Academic Pep Rally

Awesome job, Students! We are proud of you!!!

My apologies to the Freshman...the pic didn't take. :(
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Relays and Games
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Teachers win!
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Basketball IM Champs -Congrats!!!!!
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HOSA Presentation

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Classroom Activities

Mrs. Uebelhor's English 10

Mrs. Uebelhor's English 10 classes have traveled back in time to Ancient Rome! Students worked in groups to create chariots and raced them against each other in an epic, and hilarious, battle to see who would become the new emperor of that class period. Students worked together and cheered for each other as they learned about Roman chariot races in a very hands on way!
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Student Services -Guidance Department

**FRESHMAN MENTORS

The freshman mentors activities for March are centered around learning the negative consequences of Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drug Use. The activities include Bingo (consequences of smoking), Fatal Vision Goggles, and the Wheel of Misfortune.


**OPTIMIST YOUTH OF THE MONTH

Each month, the Huntingburg Optimist Club recognizes an outstanding senior who is academically strong and service oriented. The recipient for January was Carson Mundy, son of Jeff and Jeanine Mundy. February’s recipient was Garrett Altmeyer, son of Jeff and Annette Altmeyer and March’s recipient was Tucker Schank, son of Dave and Alisa Schank.


**CLASS OF 2020

Juniors still have time to take a college day. College days must be taken prior to May 1st. Juniors need to contact the college of their choice and arrange a day for the visit. Paperwork must be completed and turned in to student services two days before the visit. After the visit, a letter from the college verifying the visit must be turned in to student services the day the student returns to school from the visit.


Juniors planning on attending a four year college should register to take the SAT or ACT by the end of their junior year. The website for SAT is collegeboard.org The website for the ACT is act.org If you have any questions or need help with registration, please see Mrs. Fowler.

**Sophomores have another round of ISTEP+ testing in April. The practice tests are set for Tuesday, April 2nd and Thursday, April 4th during Impact. Part 2 testing is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16th and Thursday, April 18th. Passing ISTEP+ is part of a student's graduation requirements so please talk to your students about the importance of doing their best on these tests.


**Mrs. Fowler and Mrs. Pulley have been meeting with students to help them select classes for the 2019-2020 school year. Parents who have questions are welcome to contact the Guidance Office.


**College-Bound Seniors: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is due April 15th. The FAFSA determines what types of financial assistance are available to families to help them pay for college. Even if you don't think your family will qualify for assistance, you must still complete the FAFSA. Colleges and universities will not award scholarships to students who have not completed this application.


**The local scholarship handout is posted on the Class of 2019 Guidance Information Google Classroom. There are still several scholarships that have April and May deadlines. Talk to your student about local scholarships if he or she plans to attend college in the fall. All seniors should have access to this handout.

PBIS

The PBIS team continues to open the Raider Depot on Fridays during lunch. Students can use the Raider bucks earned to buy certificates for local establishment, drinks, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and coupons.

Thanks to Mrs. Katy Beck, the PBIS team has completed and shown the P (persistence) and the R (resourcefulness) videos. Filming for the I (integrity) video will take place in early March and will be released in early April. All that will be left is the D (dependability) and E (empathy). Stay tuned

Mayor's Youth Council

The Mayor's Youth Council is a group that works towards bettering Huntingburg. In partnership with the City of Huntingburg and Mayor Denny Spinner, the group is currently in the planning stages of building new basketball courts on the north side of town.


In September, the group applied for a $5,000 grant from the state and through the help of the My Community, My Vision program the grant was obtained. Members of this group are hard at work writing drafts and working with experts on how to make the project a success.


Recently, 6 members attended the Statewide Youth Leadership Summit at IU Bloomington. While there, they learned about other community development projects from other youth around the state. State and local policy leaders were also there to encourage all the youth to invest in their communities and in Indiana.


Next month the group will present their community development project before the AIM (Accelerate Indiana Municipalities) council.


If you are interested in joining the Mayor's Youth Council applications will be available in the front office right after spring break! If you have any questions please contact Paige Kendall!

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Young Women Lead Conference

Kristen Gingrich -grand prize winner
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BPA Competition Results

SHS BPA had a very successful weekend at our State Conference!! The following students placed in the top 10 and were called to the stage to receive an award; many more of our students placed in the top 20!


Paige Meyer, Owen Roy, Shelby Worden, Sierra Patberg, Briley King, Cheyanne Motteler, Isabel Morrison are headed to Nationals in California!!!


Personal Financial Management - Cheyanne Motteler - 5th

Fundamental Word Process - Corey Peters - 5, Isabel Morrison - 6, Olivia Durcholz - 7

Intermediate Word Procession - Briley King - 5, Kennedy Siddons, 10

Advanced Word Processing - Amanda Brewer, - 10

Basica Office Systems & Proceducres - Owen Roy - 1, Sierra Patberg - 2

Fund. Spreadsheet - Isabel Morrison - 6

Adv. Spreadsheet - Kaleb Wibbeler - 5

Database Applications - Paige Meyer - 6

SQL Database fund. - Paige Meyer - 4

Tutoring -several opportunities

1. SHS students can participate in the National Honor Society's tutoring program on Tuesdays and Thursdays during Impact period.


2. New Partnership with Indiana University

A new opportunity for student support made possible by a partnership between SHS, Indiana University, and the Serve Indiana grant. Starting immediately, students have access to online tutoring by Indiana University students at campuses throughout the state. Students will be required to register with the IU system, which will allow them to create a ZOOM account (the delivery platform for tutoring.) IU students will staff the tutoring service on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights from 6-9:30. An additional feature will be bilingual tutoring services, which are available on those nights from 7-9:30pm. More details can be found on the attached flyer. The focus of the online tutoring support will be the core areas of Math, Science, English, and Social Studies.


3. In addition to the online supports that are currently available, we are in the process of creating a face-to-face tutoring program that will offer supports before and after school here at SHS, as well as a couple of evening opportunities at the Huntingburg Public Library. It is anticipated that this program will start in early February. More details to come.


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Choir

Performance at University of Evansville
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Clubs

FCA

The Raider FCA gathered on Friday, March 15 to hear from Henry Steckler. An alumnus of Southridge High School, Henry is currently finishing his last semester in engineering at Purdue University. As a former FCA President here at SHS, Henry returned to share an important message with our FCA members about the importance of recognizing that there is often a greater plan than the one that you have for yourself. He showed a short video that talked about how each of us is uniquely made to be awesome, and we are challenged to answer that call. He mentioned how each of us has the ability to influence others around us and make the world a better place to live. He explained how we are each a piece to a bigger puzzle. So to create a visual representation of this message, he handed out a puzzle piece to each FCA member and asked each person to write 2 or 3 characteristics that they possess that makes them awesome. These pieces were then assembled into a puzzle to reveal a special message that Henry left behind.
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LATINO ADVOCACY

Member of the Latino Advocacy group attended the Building Confidence Workshop at Jasper High School on Friday, February 22. The workshop featured speakers from the area who talked about their career paths, hurdles they faced while growing up, and obstacles they overcame.

The JHS Culinary class provided a picnic style lunch. The day concluded with both the Mayor of Huntingburg and the Mayor of Jasper speaking to the students about the importance of doing well in school, getting involved in the community, and knowing two languages.

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Media Center News

Spine Crackers (Book Club) - Book Haul

We spent the evening at Barnes and Noble browsing and buying the latest Young Adult novels. Recent donation money made the trip even more fun because we were able to buy so many great books for the library for all our students to enjoy!
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Checkers Tournament Winner!!

Mr. Bardwell beat Garrett Altmeyer in the final match for the championship.
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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 AskRose.org or by phone at 877-Ask-Rose. Their new after school tutoring by appointment is coming soon. Check out their website AskRose.org for details and over 500 math and science resources.

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

PASSWORD: books