South Putnam Middle/High School
From Mr. Schimpf
Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 6pm
1780 U.S. 40
Winter Wonderland 2018
Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 6-8pm
1780 U.S. 40
2018 Football Sectional Champions
Science Express Program
SPHS FLY Program Kicks Off
7th Graders Build Newton Cars
FFA Continues to Have Success
The Novice team competed 2 times and placed 1st Place in the first contest and 2nd in their second contest. The team consists of Catherine Hodge (President), Megan Arnold (Vice President), Summer Cohee (Secretary), Allison Bastin (Treasurer), Madie Newby (Reporter), Jackson Hayman (Sentinel), Brodie Carr (Advisor), Aiden Beadles (Committee Chairman), Matthew Williams (Committee Member), Brock Heavin (Committee Member), Julia Gabbard (Committee Member), and Addi Gabbard (Committee Member).
The Senior team also competed 2 times placing 2nd in their first contest and 1st Place in their second contest! The team consists of Eric Hinkle (President), Taylor Montgomery (Vice President), Craig Robinson (Secretary), Dartagnan Neudeck (Treasurer), Garrett Becker (Reporter), Hailee Young (Sentinel), and Andrew Carr (Advisor).
The forestry team consists of Madie Newby, Megan Arnold, Alie Newby, Caroline Hodge, Brianna Meece, Aiden Beadles, Allison Bastin, Selena Kuhlman, Brodie Carr, Keaton Chew, Haylee Romalia, Leslie Brown, Eli Smith, and Jacob Beadles.
Nicole Morison Earns Grants
The second grant was a $5,000 microgrant from the Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship Foundation that was for my Biology II - Biotechnology class. The funds were used to purchase lab equipment and inquiry-based materials, so that students will draw from her personal experience in conducting genetic research in university laboratories to guide students through the steps of genetic engineering. Students will no longer be limited to just learning science in the abstract, but rather be active participants utilizing procedures and tools under the guidance of a trained professional. With the materials made possible with this grant, she will be able to give her students a rich, authentic research experience, providing exposure to potential career pathways that might have not been previously considered.
Below are pictures of her students doing gel electrophoresis, which is a technique to sort DNA fragments by their size by running them through a Jello-like substance using an electrical current. There is a special green dye that makes the DNA glow green.
Teacher of the Month
November Students of the Month
Noah is very quiet and always doing something productive. He always walks into my study hall room with a smile on his face and tends to greet everyone he comes in contact with. His positive attitude spreads throughout the room and he seems to make everyone happy.
Selena is kind, helpful, and considerate of others, including myself! She brings a positive attitude to class no matter what we are doing. She is a perfect model of behavior to other students! South Putnam is lucky to have such a fine student, and so am I.
Selena does her best every day, submits great work, and is very helpful in the classroom. She is an overall good citizen.
Elisia is a conscientious student and has an inquisitive mind. She will keep working on something until she gets it and she will help others too.
Sarah is a joy to have in Biology. She can be counted on to have her work done and pay attention in class. She asks thoughtful questions and contributes to class discussion. She runs cross country, cheers, and does a great job of balancing her extracurricular activities and schoolwork.
Colin printed a skeleton using his 3-D printer for his Anatomy and Physiology project. I was impressed by his initiative and attention to detail. He is a bright student.
Sean has been a joy to have in class and weathered the transition to new teachers in three classes after Fall Break, really well. He marches to his own beat and believes in himself, not really caring what others think but respecting them when their views differ from his. He is a great combination of smart and witty too!
Trey did an impeccable job at organizing the blood drive this past month. He worked every single day during multiple lunches and even gave up his own lunch to do so. He tracked people down and signed up more than half of the participants in the blood drive. He worked extremely hard and it was very impressive