Southridge High School

May 2015 Newsletter

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Southridge High School Class of 2015 Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 22nd, 6pm

412 East 5th Street

Huntingburg, IN

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2015! WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!

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Class of 2015 IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Sunday 5/17-Baccalaureate 3:00 pm (Not Mandatory)

Monday 5/18-Regular Schedule--Final Exams for those NOT excused.

Monday 5/18-Corporation Awards Memorial Gym at 6:00 pm (Not Mandatory)

Tuesday 5/19-Community Service Day meet in SHS Gym at 8:15 am Final Exams for those NOT excused.

Wednesday 5/20-Senior Awards in SHS Auditorium 9:00 am (Be at school before 9)

Thursday 5/21-Lunch @ Teen Outback 11:00am

Class of 2015/Graduation Practice 12:30 in Memorial Gym. Bring Caps, Gowns, Tassels!! (Girls, white collars too!!)

Friday 5/22-Commencement 7:00 @ Memorial Gym. Seniors arrive at 6:00 !!


Please Note: Hoosier Video Service will not be video-taping the ceremony due to lack of purchasing interest last year.

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Pictured above, BPA Student Megan Diekhoff (left) placed ninth in the nation in her category at the national competition in Anaheim, California. Madi Neu (center) competed in Legal Office Procedures and Melissa Hanebutt (right) placed 10th in the nation in her category. Below, students enjoy some sightseeing while in the Golden State.

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Southridge Business Professionals of America Students Place in Top 10 in the Nation

Thirteen Southridge BPA students went to national competition in Anaheim, California May 6-10 and two made it to the top 10 in their respective categories. Megan Diekhoff placed 9th in Administrative Research Project Individual and Melissa Hanebutt placed 10th in Fundamental Word Processing. Congratulations on all the hard work!

Freshmen and Sophomores: PSAT INFORMATION



As in previous years, the counselors will be giving the PSAT (practice SAT) here at Southridge High School next school year. This test will be offered to current freshman and sophomores. So, if your sophomore is planning on attending college, it is recommended that you register your student to take the test.


The test is scheduled for Wednesday, October 14, 2015 and it will be given in the high school auditorium during the school day. The cost of the test for the Class of 2017 is $14.00.


If you’d like to register your (current) sophomore for the PSAT, please send a check payable to SHS for $14.00, to the high school by the end of school. Please have your student give the check to Mrs. Fowler in student services.


For (current) freshman, those in the Class of 2018, the State of Indiana has traditionally covered the cost of the test. Therefore, we plan to administer this test to all of those students in the Class of 2018 who plan to attend college. In the event, the State of Indiana does not cover the cost of the test, we will notify parents who will then need to decide if they’d like to register and pay for their student to test.


If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Fowler at 812-683-2272 ext. 2209

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SOUTHRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL CLIMATE SURVEY

Southridge High School is reaching out to students and families to help make our school a better place for everyone to learn. The links below will take you to a survey about the climate of our school. The purpose is to help us gather information from all stakeholders that will help us identify strengths and weaknesses within our school. Please take a few minutes to respond to this survey. Input from a broader audience will help us build a more accurate picture of our school.
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Students participating in the Formula Race event included: (left to right) Daniel Pund, Adam Welp, Henry Steckler, Chance Hill, Logan Welp, Cameron Berger, Jose Mazariego, Jace Fisher, and Trever Patberg. Tyler Trent and Andrew Recker (not pictured) were also key members of the group, but were unable to make the trip.

STEM CLUB STUDENTS RACE FORMULA DRAGSTER

The SHS STEM Club participated in the annual Formula Race at the New Castle Motorsports Park this past weekend. STEM Club members have worked diligently all year long, including spending many extra after school and evening hours working on fabricating 2 formula vehicles.


Students spent a total of 2 days at the event. Friday was a day of troubleshooting and working on the many complex parts of the electrical and drive train. Students were able to make 6 runs which included 3-8 laps each. Top speeds reached were anywhere from 40-45 mph.


A big thank you also goes out to the teachers and advisors who helped with this project throughout the school year: Chad Trent, Brad Coomer, Don Patberg, Brad Patberg, Mr. Alex Pund, and Mr. Brad Wibbeler.

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Library Media Center recieves Grant from The Herald Endowment for Literacy in Honor of A.T. and Cecilia Rumbach of the Dubois County Community Foundation

Once again, Southridge High School is incredibly grateful for the generous grant to our Library Media Center from the Herald Endowment for Literacy in Honor of A.T. and Cecilia Rumbach of the Dubois County Community Foundation. This grant is sincerely appreciated by the students and staff.


The books purchased with these grant funds will serve as literacy enrichment and curricular support for our students as we work toward our goals of building a community of educated, caring individuals who will become lifelong learners.

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Pictured above, students in Mrs. Boeglin's Biology I classes participated in the Hoosier River Watch Program and learned how to monitor the health of a stream. They measured several qualities of the water and helped submit a report to the state Environmental Protection Agency.

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Above, Biology I students visited the Huntingburg Water Plant and learned how water is treated and cleaned to become potable.

Southridge Band First Annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser

Friday, June 12th, 10pm to Saturday, June 13th, 6pm

1112 South Main Street

Huntingburg, IN


  • Name brand (Simmons and Restonic) mattress sets will be sold at up to 50% below retail prices
  • All top quality mattresses with full factory warranties
  • All sizes and price ranges
  • Delivery is available for a small fee
  • You can order just the mattress or the entire set (mattress and box spring)
  • Floor models will be displayed at Southridge Middle School on Saturday, June 13th from 10 AM-6 PM
  • The SALE is ONE DAY ONLY!!!
  • New beds can be delivered to your home and set up, or you may pick up locally
  • Products will be available approx. 2 weeks after the sale
  • Purchases can be made by check, credit card or cash
  • The fundraising company offers a 3-month layaway program and the band still gets paid for your purchase the week after the sale
  • Faculty and staff save $50 or 10%
  • If you’re not in the market for a new bed but you want to help us, please invite your friends and family through the Facebook event www.facebook.com/CFSEvansville
  • For additional information please contact Jimmy Street


of Custom Fundraising Solutions Evansville: JimmyStreetCFS@gmail.com

RAIDER BAND

On April 17 the Raider Concert Band performed at the ISSMA Organization Festival at Castle HS. The band received a Gold (Superior) rating overall.


On May 1, we had our Spring Concert which included a variety of musical styles.


Our annual Band Banquet was held on May 6. All students were honored & many received awards. Here are some of the awards:


Outstanding Senior Band Member: Megan Diekhoff & Noah Rader

Outstanding Band Member: Katelyn Kendall

Arion Award: Hunter Brooks


Upcoming Dates for HS Band:

May 22 HS Graduation

Summer Marching Band Rehearsals to be announced

June 13 Mattress Fundraiser Sale SMS Gym

Band Camp July 19-24


Thanks for a great year of music making in the Raider Band!

Bravo!


GO BAND!

DUAL CREDIT HELPFUL HINTS

1. RESEARCH EVERY POTENTIAL DUAL CREDIT OPPORTUNITY BEFORE SIGNING UP
Think about which college/university you might attend and look up:

a. Their transfer policies
b. Their general education requirements
c. Their major requirements
d. How many (if any) elective hours are allowed

2. COLLEGE GRADES ARE PERMANENT
Poor performance in a dual credit course could affect financial aid, scholarships, or put you at risk for academic probation. Potential employers will see your grades on your college transcripts, as will any graduate or professional schools.

3. MORE DUAL CREDIT ISN'T ALWAYS BETTER
Dual credit is most useful to the student when it applies purposefully toward an educational program or degree. Extra hours that don't transfer or apply to your program can actually harm you in the long run. Federal financial aid and many scholarships can run out after you've earned a certain number of credit hours - even if your degree isn't complete.

4. DO YOUR HOMEWORK ABOUT TRANSFERABILITY BEFORE ENROLLING IN THE COURSE
Dual credit is both and academic and financial commitment with some inherent risk; refunds won't be issued for courses that don't transfer.

5. BRING AN UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT FOR DUAL CREDIT COURSEWORK TO ORIENTATION/ADVISING

This will help your advisor build a freshman schedule based on the credit already earned.

6. BE SURE TO SEND AN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT FROM EVERY COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY AT WHICH YOU EARNED DUAL CREDIT, SO THE RECEIVING INSTITUTION CAN EVALUATE TRANSFERABILITY.

7. PAY ANY BILLS FOR DUAL CREDIT COURSEWORK (IF THERE'S A CHARGE). Your transcript won't be released if you still owe money, nor can you enroll in further coursework at that institution.

Questions about dual credit in general or USI's College Achievement Program (CAP) in particular? Contact USI's CAP Office at 812-228-5022 or cap@usi.edu

April Students of the Month

Civil Air Patrol: Air Force Auxiliary

What?

CAP mainly helps in the community with disaster relief & emergency services.

Examples:

· Providing help for flooding, tornado damage, earthquake damage, & other natural disasters

· When people or aircrafts go missing, we send search parties

We also have more in-CAP activities such as:

· Learn the basics of flying

· Military-style color guard

· Aerospace education

· Leadership Opportunities

Where?

We meet at the Christian Church of Jasper (CCJ)

1450 Energy Dr.

Jasper, IN 47546

We are not a church-based organization, however.

When?

Every Monday night from 6:30pm until 9:00pm (1830-2100)

Who?

The cadet program is open to youth between the ages of 12 and 18. The senior member program is open to adults ages 18 and older.

Contact Information

Lt. Alyssa Sendelweck, Cadet Commander

JasperCAPsquadron@gmail.com

Lt. Dave Merkley, Unit Commander

(812) 631-2800

Call or email with any questions or comments.