The Cardinal Way

Sharing and Learning at Southport High School

Leading and Learning:

Ryan Holiday, in his book, reminds us, “We are restless because deep in our hearts, we know now that our happiness is found elsewhere, and our work, no matter how valuable it is to us or to others, cannot take its place. But we hurry on anyway and attend to our business because we need to matter, and we don’t always realize we already do.” I can be the poster child for this quote. I invest a great deal in my work. Countless hours are spent for the betterment of people around me, and I can sometimes place my self-worth in that work. I know that my value does not come from the work, yet, my driven behavior leads me to the work. I can lose sight of what really matters as I continue to pour everything I have into the job. Has that work been beneficial to me and others, absolutely! But, it is not the purpose.


Be a Cardinal; Change Lives; Put a Mission into Motion

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Cardinal Recognitions: 🙌🏽

Thank you to:

  • Amy Boone, Julie Fierce, and our School Counseling office for organizing the PSAT/ASVAB testing day.
  • our staff for your amazing work during our PSAT/ASVAB tests. It is a team effort on those days; everything went very smoothly because of everyone's efforts!
  • Sam Hanley for coordinating picture retakes.
  • Our counseling office for hosting the 21st Century Scholar information night this week.

Congratulations to Mr. Maupin and the Marching Band for a great season that ended this past weekend at Lucas Oil Season!

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Grateful Friday Challenge 🎉

Week 12: Grateful Friday Challenge

Hello, Friday! Thanks for visiting again! We have missed you, and even though we just came off a two-week break, we are looking forward to seeing your friends on Saturday and Sunday.


This time of year, there is so much going on. MLB is winding down, the Colts are making some changes to see if they can get on a roll, midnight madness has happened, and the Pacers are tipping off their season. Our own Southport Cardinals kick off their postseason in Sectionals next week. Balls are bouncing in the gyms, wrestlers are preparing to hit the mats, and laps are being swum in the pool. It seems like everywhere you look, it’s game time.


So today’s #SHSGFC is a little play on the idea of getting into the competition. Here is a link to a Kindness Game that you can try to complete. How many do you think you can get? Can you get them all? Or maybe just four in a row? You are really playing against yourself, but in the end, we all win by being kind.


With banners flying as we go…

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180 Days of Learning

Mark Snodgrass

Mr. Snodgrass's Computer Programming students are learning how to add buttons to a webpage. The students examined the code needed to make a button on a webpage that works. The students then used that code to create an active button on their webpage.

21st Century Scholar Night

The Counseling Office, in coordination with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, hosted an information night for our 9th grade 21st Century Scholars. A representative from the CHE attended the meeting and talked to the parents about the requirements the students would need to meet over the next four years to qualify for free college tuition. A little over forty families were in attendance for this event.

Emily Chambers

Ms. Chambers, one of our newest teachers, worked with her Human and Social Service students to understand the importance of sleep. The students learned how sleep impacts their bodies and their developing minds. The students looked at the impacts of lack of sleep and how getting the right amount of sleep can improve their performance in school, sports, and life.

Carpentry Field Trip

A group of SHS students attended an open house event at the Indiana Kentucky Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters training facility in Greenwood. The students were able to tour the facility, learn more about carpentry trades, and examine possible career opportunities after high school. The training facility is amazing and is a great connection for our students who are interested in joining the workforce after high school.

Spooktacular Halloween Concert

Mr. Wright and our Orchestra hosted thier annual Spooktacular Halloween Concert this week. Students, dressed in costume, performed a variety of Halloween songs for the audience. The students will take this show on the road as they travel on Friday to play for the Homecroft Elementary 4th and 5th graders on Friday.

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Educational Humor 😁

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