Southridge High School Newsletter

January 2017

Huntingburg Future Leaders

Huntingburg Future Leaders are a group of 12 Southridge High School students who were selected to make their school and the city of Huntingburg a better place. So far the group has selected position leaders and has visited the stellar projects sites in the Huntingburg area. The group is planning to be present at community events and attend a youth leadership conference this year. Position leaders are President-Kru Allen, Vice President-Sam Lange, Secretary-Madelinne Gil, Treasurer-Reid Flick, Programs Chair-Jose Ariza, Communications Chair-Paige Kendall. Other members include Loren Abell, Nicole Eckert, Mitchell Carter, Maria Steckler, Diego Duron, and Grace Sickbert. Denny Spinner, along with other members of the city council and the school system participate in meetings with the students.

BPA (Business Professionals of America)

SHS BPA has 46 students qualified in 71 competitions and will be advancing to the State Leadership Conference March 12-14 in Indianapolis.

The following were 1st place winners;

Christian Motteler - 1st place in Banking & Finanace and Personal Financial Management

Ross Eckert, Noaln O'Brien, Sam White, Brayden Wibbeler - 1st place Financial Team

Nathan Bromm - 1st Advanced MS Word and Adv. Office systems & Procedures

Audra Hochgesang - 1st Fund. MS Excel Spreadsheet

Jayce Harter - 1st in Cisco

Shelby Worden - 1st in Graphic Design

Cole Bieker, Matt Price, Owen Roy - top 12 Web Team - will present at State

All students who took the Personal Financial Mgnt competition placed in the top 10!!

The SHS Parli Team placed 2nd and is advancing to State; Louisa Nino, Paige Meyer, Cora Meyer, Lauren Meyer, Cheyanne Motteler, Jack Michel, Mitch Carter, and Patrick Sander​

Other State qualifiers include:

Colton Gasser, Kera Jochem, Olivia Mundy, Justin Reed, Jaffet Cruz, Emily Eckert, Cade Patton, Kane Siviori, Macie Marley, Nicole Eckert, Joe HIldebranski, Wes Allen, Luxey Neukam, Misty Merter, Kendyl McKeough, Jude Songer, Isaac Englert, Payton Nalley, Tucker Schank, Jordan Echeverria, Lexi Mattingly, Grant Maxey, Carson Mundy, Kyler Neukam, Logan Seger, Tori Tretter

SHS Spring Musical

The Southridge Music Department will be putting on the musical Godspell, on February 23, 24, and 25 at 7:15.

The show is composed of various musical parables from The Gospel According to Matthew. Jesus Christ recruits a group of followers and teaches them various lessons through song and dance. Toward the end of the second act, the show begins to follow a more linear and pensive narrative.


These students did a good job representing Southridge JAG and bringing back 9 trophies and 3 1st place finishes. If you want to congratulate any of them, here are the winners!

Career Presentation 2nd Place- Kaitlyn Chandler

Creative Solutions- 3rd Place- Molly Brunsman

Critical Thinking- 1st Place- Tyler Wampler

3rd Place- Lily Gordon

Employability Skills- 1st Place- Monica Cruz

2nd Place- Jeovany Dubon

Public Speaking- 1st Place- Raymond Rowzee

3rd Place- Jacob Hurt

Outstanding Senior- 2nd Place- Alyssa Middleton

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The Young Women Lead Conference will be held on Wednesday, March 8 at VUJC.

The Young Women LEAD conference is an all-day leadership conference for high

school girls. The breakout sessions focus on leadership, education, fitness,

safety, and personal development. The purpose of the conference is to empower

high school girls to embrace their strengths and to reach their full potential.

In addition, the conference features nationally recognized women who share

their own insights on real life issues and how to overcome them to achieve

successful and meaningful careers. Young Women LEAD is organized by a group

of ladies; SOAR. This project allows the member of SOAR to practice their

leadership and organizations skills while helping high school girls.

The on-line registration for the conference opens on February 1 at 7:30 a.m. The

North computer lab will be open for registration. Registration is on a first come-

first serve basis.

In order to be excused from attending school, girls must be passing all of their

classes and must be in good standing with attendance. Permission slips and

the YWL Young Women LEAD waiver of liability & release form must be turned

into Mrs. Fowler by February 28 th .

SHS will be providing transportation. The bus will leave the high school at 8:15

am and return at 2:30 pm.


On Saturday, January 28, 2017, Southridge Middle School & Southridge High School Bands hosted the Indiana State School Music Association District Instrumental Solo and Ensemble Festival. There were 23 area schools participating in this event. Students performed prepared music selections in Groups I-V (I being the most difficult) and received Division ratings. Gold Division (Superior) is the highest rating, followed by Silver, Bronze, and Participation.

Southridge Middle School had 13 entries that earned all Gold ratings. Southridge High School had 10 entries that earned 7 Gold, and 3 Silver ratings. Congratulations to all students who performed and helped operate the festival.


GOLD (Superior) rating for solos/ensembles

Flute Solo: Lauren Bailey

Trumpet Solo: Elizabeth Fleck

Tuba Solo: Kaya Lamberson

French Horn Trio: Louisa Nino, Bethany Brooks, Evie Sherer

Trumpet Trio: Gavin Deno, Nathan Brooking, Elisha Painter

Clarinet Choir: Emily Winstead, Brianna Stasel, Leah Wagner, Phillip Hartwick,

Katie Bayer, Perlita Garcia, Jose Masariego

Large Marching Percussion Ensemble:

Emma Kinker, Amelia Meyer, Leah Diekhoff, Jonathan Breckler, Sandy Avalos,

Rosa Nunez, Magdeline Flores, Owen Kinker, Angel Garrett, Kayli Echeverria,

Rhetta Sternberg, Melissa Dubon, Jazmyne Ramsey, Louisa Nino, Marco Rocha,

Chris Dutton, Maddie Weiler, Elizabeth Fleck, Rhiley Peters

SILVER (Good) rating

Snare Drum Solo: Emma Kinker

Trumpet Solo: Tyler Brown

Trombone Solo: Kabeyn Bailey

Student Services -Guidance Counseling


In early January, the juniors received a copy of their score report from the PSAT they took in October of 2016. The purpose of the PSAT and the score report is to help the student prepare for the SAT. In addition, students who take the PSAT have access to the Khan Academy official SAT practice site. The Khan Academy offers a free and personalized on line practice prep that is tailored to each of the student’s strengths and weaknesses. For more information and to sign up for the Khan Academy SAT practice site, please visit:


It’s hard to believe that the Class of 2018 will be applying to college later this year! The SAT/ACT, along with the six semester high school transcript, is widely used as a major criterion for college admission.

Once the juniors return to school in August, it will be time to start submitting their college applications. Thus, the reason it is so important to for juniors to have taken the SAT/ACT.

The SAT will be given again in March, May and June. The ACT will be given in April and June.

Registration and more information about the tests can be found on line at: or at

Juniors are in the process of reviewing their transcripts and choosing their courses for the senior year. Registration for senior year classes should be completed by the first of February.


The freshman have one semester down with one to go. Registration for the sophomore year and review of the four year plan will take place in February.

If you have any questions about your students, their classes, grades, etc. please contact me at

Freshman continue to meet with their mentors on Fridays and are focusing on our CLRR expectations – Character, Leadership, Respect, and Responsibility. The month of February the mentors will be discussing the negative consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

College-Bound Seniors

Don’t forget to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by March 10th. Go to to apply. You will need tax return information from 2015 for the application. Twenty-First Century Scholars—you must complete the FAFSA this year even if you do not plan to attend college until the fall of 2018. See Mrs. Pulley with any questions.

College-Bound Seniors:

College Goal Sunday will take place on February 12th at VUJC. Financial aid experts will be available to help families complete the FAFSA. If you attend, make sure to bring your 2015 tax returns.


The local scholarship handout is available on the Class of 2017 Google Classroom and Moodle. It is also posted on the school’s website. There are several scholarship opportunities for students. You can pick up copies of scholarship applications in Guidance. Pay attention to your scholarship deadlines!


Mrs. Pulley will visit English classrooms in February to talk about scheduling classes for the 2017-18 school year. Students will also receive their PSAT results during that time.

Istep+ Testing:

Part of the graduation requirements for sophomores includes passing Istep+ exams. Students are tested in English, mathematics, and science. There are two tests for each subject area given at different times this semester. The first test will be a paper/pencil exam, while the second test will be on the computer.

Here are the test dates for Istep+:

Part 1

English—February 28th

Mathematics—March 2nd

Science—March 7th

Part 2

English—April 19th and 20th

Mathematics—April 25th

Science—April 27th

All sophomores will take the English and mathematics portions of this test. Students who are currently enrolled in Biology I will take the science portion of the exam. It is very important that your child attends school on these days.

Winter/Basketball Homecoming

January 20, 2017 against Heritage Hills

Princess Rosa Nunez, Queen Kendyl McKeough, King Harrison Steckler, Prince Tristen Miller

Homecoming Court: Bottom L to R: Kenzie Lubbehusen, Molly Jochem, Loren Abell, Hadley Denu, Kenzie Neukam, Amelia Eckert, Kolby Jones

Second Row L to R: Blane Buse, Jose Chavez, Thilo Rosback, Clay Sickbert, Carson Mundy, Seth Nunamaker, Cort Gerber

Third Row/Senior Girls L to R: Leah Diekhoff, Rosa Nunez, Kendyl McKeough, Catie Fleming, Xiomara Deno

Fourth Row/Senior Boys L to R: Jack Michel, Tristen Miller, Harrison Steckler, Isaac Nunamker, Mason Herron

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Glow in the Dark Family Fun Run

Student Council is helping with the following event:
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Spine Crackers (Book Club)

Our next book selection is Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver . We also plan to watch a book turned movie at school on Sunday, Feb. 5th and have a trip planned to Barnes and Noble in Evansville on Saturday, March 11th.
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Video Game Club:

The Video Game Club meets twice a month to socialize and play video games. We are also learning about programming and creating our own video games. Anyone is welcome to join Video Game Club. Ask Koty Cummins for details.

Creative Writing Club:

The Creative Writing Club meets before school two times a month. We spend time together talking about our favorite authors, sharing our own writings, and completing fun writing activities. Anyone is welcome to join. Our next activity will be looking at the poetry of our favorite song lyrics.

Winter Pep Rally

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Relay races by grade level...Seniors Win!!!
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Introduction of Homecoming Court
Introduction of winter sport's teams
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Juniors won the Spirit Stick!!
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Homecoming Dress-up Day

Media Center NEWS

Woohoo!!! We've received another grant for our makerspace!!

A huge thank you to Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana's support of Southridge High School. Mrs. Bardwell applied for and recieved another $1000.00 grant for SHS Makerspace Phase II.


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Paper Airplane Flying Contest

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Video Contest using Green Screen

Chess Tournament

The final match between Corbin Neher and Cameron Burchkoetter will be played on Wednesday, Feb. 1st. Good Luck, Gentlemen!
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Need a book recommendation???

Check out the following website to find a good book for you. Simply type in the title or author's name of a book you've liked and similar books will be recommended.

Homework Hotline

The Homework Hotline is ready to provide free help to students in math and science. Our tutors are trained Rose-Hulman students, available Sunday-Thursday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (EST) to take student calls (1-877-Ask-Rose), chats and emails.

Many resources are available at

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