Southridge High School Newsletter

March 2016

Students of the Month

Not Pictured

Tyler Wampler - Social Studies -Grade 11

Taylor Neukam -Technology -Grade 12

Indiana Department of Education Parent Message from Superintendent, Glenda Ritz

As Superintendent I am committed to ensuring that all stakeholder groups, administrators, teachers, parents and community members receive frequent and relevant communication directly from me to you. As such, I would like to share my most recent videos for parents and educators of the 2015-16 school year.

Today's messages provide families and educators with resources and information on the 2016 ISTEP+ assessment as well as literacy resources for students to use at school and at home.

Class of 2016

Class of 2016--Seniors need to make sure to have a cap, gown, and tassel for graduation. If you are in need of something, please see Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Fowler, or Mr. Murphy. Also, if you have ordered materials, but still owe $$ please make arrangements w/ Jostens. 683-2359

Art Show Winners

Best in show Kera Jochem Scratch Art "Axel"

1st place Bayley Graham Graphite " The Domino Effect"

2nd place Summmer Rhoads Prismacolor "Space wonderland"

3rd place Logan Welp pen and ink "Derelict"

Honorable Mention Bayley Graham watercolor "Iridescent Falls"

Honorable Mention Shannon Wright Black and white markers "Fate"

Honorable Mention Skylar Kemp Charcoal "I made this"

Honorable Mention Derek Voegerl ink "OBS"

Best in Show -Kera Jochem

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A couple pieces displayed at the High School Art Exhibit at the Jasper Arts Center earlier this month.

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Student Services and Counseling

Scheduling: The guidance counselors are currently meeting with students to talk about next year’s schedules. If students have any questions about their schedules or four-year graduation plans, they should sign up in Guidance.

Istep+ Tests: All sophomores and many freshmen took Part One of the Istep+ tests in March. All sophomores were tested in English and Mathematics. Students who are enrolled in Biology I this year took the Istep+ Science test. The second part of the Istep+ tests will involve the same students and will take place on the following days:

April 20th: English

April 22nd: Mathematics

April 26th: Science

April 28th: Mathematics, Book II

Contact Guidance with any questions.

End-of-Course Assessments: Sophomores are required to pass the End-of-Course Assessments (ECAs) in Algebra 1 and English 10. Many sophomores passed the Algebra 1 ECA last year, but some will have to retake it this year. Most sophomores will take the English 10 ECA. Juniors and seniors who have not passed these exams will also be required to retake them. The Algebra 1 ECA will be administered on Tuesday, May 10th. Students will complete the English 10 ECA on Wednesday, May 11th. Please contact Guidance with any questions.

Concert Choir -Good Luck!!!

The concert choir will be going to State Qualifying Contest on April 30. We will be competing against the top groups in the state (all one class) for a chance to go to state finals in May.

German Club

Several Upcoming Fieldtrips for April

USI Language Academic Bowl:

April 8th

Must be selected by Frau Fessel or Senora Clark.

Will compete as a group in German and/or Spanish against other schools over language, grammar, and cultural questions.

Bring money for lunch on campus at USI.


April 15th

During Lunch, 4th and 5th periods

You need to be passing all classes to attend.

Cost $20 (or $25 with dessert)

Money and permission slips due April 6th.


April 28th

German 3 & 4 and Spanish 4 and selected students

Will put on a play and song and dance at both Holland and Huntingburg Elementary schools.

Lunch at Los Dos (bring money for your order).

Full day field trip.

New Corporation Website Design

Be sure to checkout our new corporation website design at

Please remember it's a work in progress and will be updated and improved regularly.

Student Council News--

Student Council members have been meeting with Mr. Murphy and Mr. Sickbert to facilitate communication among the student body. Our goal this year is to incorporate microwaves into the lunchroom for those students that bring their lunch and to have the opportunity to warm up their food if needed. Mr. Murphy and Mr. Sickbert are totally on board in helping us reach this goal. SHS student body should look for this change next week in the cafeteria. (Those pictured-Mr. Murphy, Jade Jochem-Pres., Haley Barnet, Lauren Meyer, Christian Motteler, Kendyl McKeough, Kru Allen, Eve King, & Mr. Sickbert)

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Media Center News

Get Caught Reading

Many students were caught reading during the month of March.

BOGO Book Fair Coming Soon!

In celebration of National Library Week, we have a couple fun events taking place.

Monday, April 11th -Game Day all day in the media center. Each table will have a different game for the students to play. Teachers may sign up to bring in their classes. Prizes will be given away!!!

Wednesday, April 13th, Thursday, April 14th and Friday, April 15th - Book Fair all day -Students, come see all the great books/items for sale! Buy One, Get One Free!!

myON -free digital library

Through the Hoosier Family of Readers initiative, students and their families across the state will have unlimited access to reading material on myON, giving families an opportunity to share rich literacy experiences together regardless of their socioeconomic status or whether or not there is a proficient reader in the home.

*More than 4000 digital books ranging from illustrated and picture books to chapter books, graphic novels, literacy non-fiction, photo and informational texts spanning multiple eras and cultures.

8The collection includes 70% nonfiction, 10% Spanish or dual language, and 20% Hi-Lo titles, and is continually growing.


1. Go to

2. Enter the School Name: Hoosier Family of Readers

3. Enter the username read and the password read

4. Click the green Sign In button

For more information visit

Rose Hulman Homework Hotline

Start second semester off right! Homework help is available for all students weekly Mondays-Thursdays from 7pm-10pm at 1-877-ASK-ROSE. For more information, online resources, or to email help visit

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