Southridge High School Newsletter

October 2015

SHS Parent Survey

Parents: Please take a moment to complete this survey which will help develop our school improvement plan. This is the same survey available to parents at our Parent-Teacher Conferences, so if you have already filled it out, there is no need to do it again

SHS Parent Survey:

Football Homecoming 2015

SHS Student Council would like to congratulate Queen Taylor Neukam, King Mitchell Mundy, Prince Gaage Fetter, & Princess Kadie Dearing. Photo-Dash Photography (Karen Nordhoff)

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Homecoming Spirit Week

Homecoming Pep Rally 2015

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Students of the Month

Natural Helper Retreat

The retreat started at 5:00pm on Sunday evening and concluded Monday afternoon at 2:00pm. We had 35 Natural Helpers attend. We shared the retreat with Forest Park Natural Helpers. We learned listening skills, which issues are limits and when we should tell an adult, how to take care of ourselves, and much, much more.

News from Mr. Younker:

Mr. Younker's second novel interview for the semester project is due by October 27th. This is for English 9-Honors, English 11-Honors and English 11-Gen. At this time, the students will have a completed interview form and we will discuss the format of the project. It represents one-half of the final exam grade and will take a lot of the pressure off the final exam.

Student Services – Counseling Office

Sophomores and Juniors took the new PSAT/NMSQT® test on October 14 along with over 3.9 million students across the country.

Please encourage your student to sign up at Khan Academy. In December, they'll be able to link their score reports to create free, personalized practice recommendations for the new SAT® launching in March 2016!

Freshmen: Southridge High School’s honor roll for the first nine weeks will be sent to local newspapers at the end of October. Students who qualify for the honor roll must earn a grade point average of either 3.5-3.99 or 4.0. Students must also be enrolled in at least five classes and cannot have any incompletes. Please see Mrs. Pulley with any questions.

Juniors: All juniors will take the ASVAB on Thursday, October 29th. The purpose of this career interest inventory is to help juniors learn about different career options. Seniors who need to retake the ASVAB for military enlistment purposes should talk to Mrs. Fowler or Mrs. Pulley. Please visit Guidance with any questions.

Juniors: Some juniors will be required to take a college- and career-ready assessment in November. ACCUPLACER Diagnostics measures math and reading comprehension skills students will need for college-level courses. Students who do not earn a score of “proficient” may require remediation. Parents of juniors who need to take ACCUPLACER Diagnostics will receive a letter in late October. Please contact Mrs. Pulley with any questions.

Did your student take an End-of-Course Assessment (ECA) last spring? If so, you will be receiving test results from the College- and Career-Ready portion of the ECA in the mail. These test scores did not affect your student’s progress toward graduation, but were still helpful in determining which students are considered capable of succeeding in college-level classes. Students who did not pass this portion of the ECA are able to request a rescore through the Indiana Department of Education. Please contact Mrs. Fowler or Mrs. Pulley if you need assistance requesting a rescore.

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#ArmorUp - Senior Athletes

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The Southridge Band program is busy with MARCHING BAND !

Marching season has arrived and It’s a Maaaad World! The band will be performing every weekend from September through November. Due to changes in the ISSMA classification system, the band will remain in Class C competition.

We hope you will see us perform! In addition to performing at all home FB games, here is our marching band schedule:


24 5K @ Southridge AM / Community Performance @ SHS pm

31 ISSMA SEMI-STATE @ Decatur Central Indy



We look forward to another great marching season as we continue achieving Excellence through performance. SHS BAND #BE EXCELLENT!

Southridge Band Boosters Annual Card Party and Game Night

The Southridge Band Boosters will be hosting their annual Card Party and Game Night on Tuesday, November 17th at the Huntingburg Event Center from 6:30-9:30pm. Invite your family or friends and bring your cards, games or even scrapbooking materials. Light concessions will be available, along with cake, punch and coffee. We will be having a half-pot drawing, a silent auction, a Chinese auction, and five raffles including a general raffle with items and gift certificates from area businesses, a mesh Christmas wreath raffle, a Christmas basket raffle, a quilt raffle and a Men's Corner raffle with $95 in gift certificates. Attendance prizes will also be given away. Admission is $2 per person at the door or you may see Mrs. Bromm in the SHS guidance office for admission and raffle tickets. Come enjoy a fun evening while supporting the Southridge band program!

JR. Class Fundraiser Information:

September 14-November 6, 2015

We are selling Carson’s Community Day booklet. Each booklet cost $5. The student earns 100% of the profit from the booklet and it will go towards their $40 prom fee. Booklets can be used November 11-14.

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Key Club

Key Club will be selling donuts on select Friday's during October (the 2nd, 16th, and 30th). The donuts will be $1 a piece. All proceeds will benefit UNICEF's campaign to provide tetanus vaccines to mothers and children in third world countries.

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 in a browser or access from your preferred method. At home, type in the above and enter:

USER NAME: huntingburg


The Spine Crackers (Book Club) - We are currently discussing the book, Red Queen by Aveyard. For fun this last week we took part in the Bean Boozled Challenge.
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Guess How Many Candy Corn... Each student that checks out or renews their library books this month gets to enter the contest. Last month our circulation totals were up by 100 checkouts. Happy Reading!