Southridge High School

November 2014 Newsletter

Mr. Younker's Juniors work hard to complete American novel projects

After meeting with Mr. Younker in private conferences, the Juniors in his American Literature classes are now working on rough drafts out of class. They are comparative analyses of American novels. These can be shown to Mr. Younker anytime before December 1, which is when they are due. These projects represent 1/2 of the final exam grade.


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Mrs. Julian's classes learn about MONOPOLY

​In reading non-fiction stories, students in Mrs. Julian's classes ​read about the making of the Monopoly game. Monopoly is the brainchild of Charles Darrow. In 1935, Darrow lost his job and using his imagination created Monopoly based on Atlantic City. The students in Mrs. Julian's class made a Huntingburgopoly. Boardwalk and Park Place are Freedom Bank and German American Bank. Students have their pictures on the street they live. They chose other places they like to go to in Huntingburg and then downloaded a picture and printed them on stickers. The railroads became Memorial Gym, Southridge High School, Teen Outback and League Stadium.

Southridge Choir

The Huntingburg Christmas Stroll took place on November 7, 8 and 9 and several SHS choir students helped promote the Christmas spirit by caroling up and down Fourth Street. It was fun for all involved!

Choir students will be traveling to the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville on Thursday, November 20 to see the musical “Newsies.” Prior to the show they will enjoy an Italian dinner at The Old Spaghetti Factory.

Our annual school musical will be “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying.” All SHS students are invited to audition for a part in the show! See Mrs. Weil for a copy of an audition song and Mr. Younker for an audition monologue. Auditions will be held on November 24 and 25 after school.

The Southridge choir students have a very busy schedule lined up over the next few weeks. They will perform sacred music at the upcoming R.I.A.L. community service at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Sunday, November 23 at 7:00 p.m. During the first week in December Concert Choir members will sing at the Optimist Club’s Christmas Party on December 4, then ALL choirs will entertain OFS employees at their annual Christmas Luncheon at The Event Center on December 5. On Saturday, December 6, Concert Choir will travel to Indianapolis to sing at the “Christmas at the Capitol” event hosted by Governor Pence and his wife, Karen. Concert Choir is one of only a few choirs chosen to sing at this function. We will end our holiday performances with our annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 7 at 3:00 p.m. in the Southridge auditorium. We hope to see you at any of these performances where admission is FREE!


The Marching Raider Band show, “Once Upon A Wicked Time”, made for one

WICKED marching season! We earned many awards for Music, Visual, Effect,

Percussion, Color Guard, Drum Major and various other honors. Although, we didn’t get

back to State Finals- we certainly gave it our best. Our story ended at the ISSMA Class

C Semi-State Finals on November 1 in Indianapolis. The season was filled with strong

performances, great memories, and a wicked sense of accomplishment. Congratulations

to everyone in the band on an excellent marching season. A special thanks to our

incredible 19 senior band members!

Other Band News:

Congratulations to students selected to participate in the Indiana Bandmasters

Association All- District Band Festival at Vincennes University on November 15 & 16.

Hannah Taylor, Savanna Bauer-Flute; Courtney Jones-Clarinet; Brevin Sternberg,

Euphonium; Katie Kendall-French Horn.

Lauren Bailey, Katelyn Neukam-Flute; and Louisa Nino, French Horn, were selected to

perform in the Indiana Bandmasters Association HS All-Region Festival on Nov. 22 &

23 at Jasper. The students will prepare music, perform a concert with outstanding

musicians, and work with a guest conductor.

Upcoming Dates:

November 15 & 16 IBA All-District Band

November 18 Band Card Party @ Huntinburg Event Center 7 PM

November 22 & 23 IBA All-Region Band

December 6 Christmas Parade

December 7 SHS Band/Choir Christmas Concert @ 3:00 PM

We continue achieving Excellence through performance.


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Seniors Mikayla Sander and Nicole Wittman traveled to Louisville over Fall Break for a private visit with published author Katie McGarry. McGarry spoke with the girls for about an hour about her path to publication, her personal story, and her life as a wife, mother, and author. She signed the girls' personal copies of her novels, Pushing the Limits, Dare You To, Crash Into You, and Take Me On.