Southridge High School

April 2015 Newsletter

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2015 Southridge High School Prom - "The Great Gatsby"

Saturday, April 25th, 7-11pm

Huntingburg Event Center

Tickets will be sold

Monday April 20th to Friday April 24th

At lunch ONLY

$15 per ticket

NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR

ALL DUES MUST BE PAID (Examples: overdue books, band, choir, book rental, dues, and fundraisers)

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Megan Diekhoff wins Dubois County DAR Essay Contest

Senior Megan Diekhoff wrote an essay about our American Heritage and our responsibilty for preserving it. It reflected on America's past and speculated on America's future. The contest is sponsored each year by the Daughter's of the American Revolution and there were three other finalists in the running for the $50 award. Megan was named the winner while she was in Indianapolis competing in the State BPA Contest.
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SEAN CLARK FInishes 2nd out of 80 at STEM CHALLENGE

Congratulations to Sean Clark, who finished 2nd overall at the Southern Indiana STEM challenge at Oakland City University. Sean finished 2nd out of more than 80 students.

The following students also participated in the challenge and were excellent representatives of Southridge High School: Henry Steckler, Andrew Recker, Derek Neuhoff, Sidney Eckert, Brett Nordhoff, Corbin Neu, and Madeline Neu.

District FFA CONTEST RESULTS

Tori Tretter - Creed Contest

- Quiz Bowl

Sidney Eckert - Essay Contest (3rd Place)

Jill Kippenbrock - Freshman Extemperaneous Speaking Contest

- Talent (3rd Place)

- Multimedia Scrapbook (3rd Place)

Allie Ash - Job Interview

- Natural Resource Demo

- Talent (3rd Place)

Brianna Lammers - Leadership Ambassador (1st Place)

- Public Speaking ( 2nd Place)

- Plant and Soil Science Demo (1st Place)

- Talent (3rd Place)

- Exhibit (3rd Place)

- Diversified Livestock Placement (1st Place)

Trever Patberg - Exhibit (3rd Place)

Justin Lammers - Freshman Public Speaking - (3rd Place)

- Plant and Soil Science Demo (1st Place)

Claudia Gasser - Talent (3rd Place)

- Multimedia Scrapbook (3rd Place)

- Traditional Scrapbook

- Equine Production Placement (3rd Place)

Kayla Kippenbrock - Talent (3rd Place)

- Natural Resource Demo

Sydney Altmeter - Talent (3rd Place

- Horticulture/Landscape Demo

- Food Science Demo

- Exhibit (3rd Place)

- Nursery Production Placement (1st Place)

Natalie Ahlemeier - Talent (3rd Place

- Horticulture/Landscape Demo

- Food Science Demo

- Exhibit (3rd Place)

- Food Production Entrepreneurship (1st Place)

Collin Kissel - Ag Business Demo

- Ag Mechanics Demo

- Goat Production Placement (1st Place)

Jacob Hall - Ag Mechanics Demo

Prestyn Balsmeyer - Quiz Bowl

Jeremy Deel - Quiz Bowl

- Multimedia Scrapbook (3rd Place

Will Dippel - Quiz Bowl

Mia Bedolla - Traditional Scrapbook

Misty Merter - Beginner Welder

- Talent (3rd Place)

- Poultry Production Placement (1st Place)

John Schnell - Advanced Welder (1st Place)

Jessica Hilsmeyer - Ag Mechanics Repair and Maintenance (1st Place)

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The Southridge High School Choir after our performance at St. John the Divine Cathedral

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View of NYC and Central Park from the Top of the Rockefeller Building

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Inside Radio City Music Hall

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The stage at Radio City Music Hall. The venue seats over 5,000 people!

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Rockettes’ costumes

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Courtney, Barb, Grace and Sydney with Lady Liberty

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Liz, Hannah, Katie and Lindsey enjoy the skyline during the dinner and dance cruise on the Hudson River

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Impromptu singing in Times Square before heading to supper and seeing THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

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Tourists and curiosity seekers enjoying the choir’s performance in Times Square

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Choir group photo in Central Park

Concert Choir Traveled to NYC over Spring Break

Concert Choir members traveled to New York City over spring break to tour such sites as Chinatown, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Park, the Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, Harlem and the 9/11 Memorial. They also had an impromptu performance in Times Square where many stopped to hear them sing. The choir students also performed in concert at St. John the Divine Cathedral, the world’s largest Gothic cathedral. They did an excellent job representing our school and received MANY compliments! A special “thank you” to the parent chaperones who came along as well as the SWDCSC administration, community and parents for helping to make the trip a reality!

Our annual SHS choir Spring Concert and awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 3 at 3:00 p.m. and admission is FREE! We hope you are able to attend!

Southridge BPA Students qualify for Nationals



Each year the Southrigde Business Professionals of America Club a competes at the district level at leadership conference in hope that we will advance to the state and national level. This year 28 students qualified for state and 13 for national competition. The national competition will be held in Anaheim, CA, May 6-10.

The students have worked very hard to achieve their success.


The following students advanced in their various competitions: Madeline Neu, Legal Office Procedures and will receive a National Torch Award; Megan Diekhoff, Administrative Research Project Individual and will receive a National Torach Award; Melissa Hanebutt, Fundamental Desktop Publishing; and Marissa Schaefer, Banking and Finance; and Christian Motteler, Banking/Finance and Basic Office Systems and Procedures, Joe Hildebranski, Keyboarding Production and Basic Office Systems and Procedures; Parlimentary Procedures Team, Barabra Moss, Natalie Ahlemeier, Sarah Ferguson, Louisa Nino, Javi Canales, Bryce Harter, Jack Michel; and Barbara will also be representing Southridge as District 10 President and a National Voting Delegate.


Good Luck in Anaheim!

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Board highlights post-graduation plans

English Teacher Mrs. Neu and Media Specialist Mrs. Lyons created this display that allows for every student with a post-secondary route to be placed on the wall with their geographic location attached. Included among the traditional institutions of higher education, this year's seniors have also chosen such educational avenues as Paul Mitchell Cosmetology School, The Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and EMT Training. Mrs. Neu hopes to add to the lists so future students will be able to connect to former Southridge graduates as they make their college choices and move on to their next stage of life.
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Welcome Mrs. Elaine Bromm to the Guidance Department

Mrs. Elaine Bromm recently became the Administrative Assistant in the Guidance Department. She and her husband, Dean, live in Huntingburg with their three children, Nathan (15-1/2), Ali (13) and Carson (9-1/2). Elaine graduated from Jasper High School and earned a degree in Elementary Education with a math minor from the University of Southern Indiana. For the past 23 years she taught Pre-Kindergarten at A Kid's Place in Huntingburg. Her kids keep her very busy and involved in all of their sports and activities. She also volunteers at St. Mary's Church and is the President-elect of the SHS Band Boosters. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, embroidering and scrapbooking.


Welcome, Elaine!

Juniors may lose chance at NCAA DI Qualifier status this semester

Junior year student-athletes are in their final semester (plus summer school) to meet the NCAA’s new “10/7” core course credit requirements.


Students failing to meet this new credit requirement, even those with a 4.0 GPA, will be ineligible for DI Qualifier status and will lose the opportunity to play as a college freshman.


The NCAA 2016 DI and 2018 DII academic eligibility changes are significant and are now impacting every student-athlete with college athletic aspirations. Those not tracking their NCAA core course credits and core course GPA every semester are risking their future collegiate eligibility.


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Natural Helpers meet with Freshmen

Natural Helpers visited the middle school and presented to the 8th graders on April 15 about becoming freshmen. Some topics covered were lockers, daily schedule, classes, extra curricular activities, lunch, etc.

RAIDER BAND IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Friday, April 17 ISSMA Organization Festival @ Castle HS

Friday, May 1 SHS Band Spring Concert @ 7PM Auditorium FREE!

Wednesday, May 6 SHS Band Banquet @ 6:30 pm Cafeteria & Auditorium

MARCH STUDENTS OF THE MONTH