Southridge High School

October 2014 Newsletter


William "Connor" Hall

The entire Southridge community is saddened by the loss of freshman student Conner Hall, who passed away the afternoon of October 5. Our thoughts are with all who loved him.
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Raider Revue 2014 - BRITISH INVASION

”The British are coming! The British are coming!” RAIDER REVUE 2014 is just around the corner and the students have been working creatively on skits, songs and choreography. Our “BRITISH INVASION” theme is sure to be entertaining! You DON’T want to miss this one!



Sunday, October 19

Southridge Auditorium

3:00 and 7:00 p.m.

General Admission Tickets - $5.00

(on sale during lunch periods and at the auditorium door)

A huge THANK YOU to all for their support during our annual cookie dough fund raiser. It was a very successful event!

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Raider Band

The Southridge Marching Raider Band season is starting to feel Wicked! The students are constantly improving our “Once Upon A Wicked Time” show. We have earned numerous

awards for best percussion, best guard, best drum major, and placed well at many

marching contests.

The post season is close & we continue our quest for the STATE marching band

championship. Bands start at the REGIONAL level and advance to SEMI-STATE and

then STATE FINALS. We are participating in Open Class C.

On October 11, we will perform at the ISSMA Open Class Invitational in Jasper. This

will give us an ISSMA evaluation/assessment of our show. Regional is October 18 @

Evansville Central and our performance time is 6:30 PM.

We enjoy performing this show & we plan to give our best to improve each week. Come

and watch us perform and get WICKED!

Upcoming performances:


11 JASPER Invitational @ Jasper

18 ISSMA REGIONAL @ Evansville Central

25 5K Run/Walk AM

25 Co-mmunity Performance @ 7PM RAIDER FIELD


1 ISSMA SEMI-STATE @ Decatur Central


Thanks for your continued support. Donations are always being accepted to help with

the band program. Contact Mr. Butler for more information.

We continue achieving Excellence through performance.


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Swiss Family Fun

Mrs. Julian’s English class has been studying the meaning of fiction and non-fiction. They read Swiss Family Robinson and watched the movie. They had several activities that went with the story: Salvage the Ship, where they chose what things to take from the ship that totaled 300 lbs., a comparison and contrast of the movie and book, and they worked in groups making tree houses, ladders and rafts.

Students of the Month

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Class of 2016 Fundraiser

The Juniors will be selling Community Day Booklets for their prom fundraiser. This will be your last chance for a fundraiser.

If you do not fund raise then you will have to pay the penalty of $40. You only need to sell 8 booklets. If you sell 11 booklets then you earn a free prom ticket.

Dates: Friday, October 3, 2014-Friday November 7, 2014

Cost: $5.00- We earn 100% of the profit

The booklets are good for November 14 & 15.

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Mr. Wibbeler and Mr. Mundy accompanied several Southridge students to Machine Day at VUJC and enjoyed riding this bike.

Dubois County Young Professionals

Dubois County Young Professionals (DCYP) is a new organization that allows students ages 17-22 to network with local peers, businesses, and organizations. One concern in our local community is that our youth are leaving for college and not returning after graduation. We believe that this problem is caused by the youths’ assumption of the lack of opportunity in Dubois County.

One goal of DCYP is to keep the local talent here by eradicating that misconception. If the local businesses and organizations can attract the students before they leave, we believe they will be more likely to return home.

One way we feel that students can connect with these companies is with a career fair specifically designed for college students and high school juniors/seniors looking for summer jobs/internships. With that being said, our group is hosting the first annual Dubois County Student Career Fair. This event will be held over the students’ winter break on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 from1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

at the Alvin C. Ruxer Gymnasium at VUJC.

The career fair will allow businesses and organizations to market themselves and their available summer positions. It is crucial that we recognize these young adults are the future of Dubois County.

We hope this opportunity will increase the youths’ awareness of how much Dubois County has to offer, while allowing them to communicate with local businesses and organizations. If your business or organization would like more information or would like to participate in this career fair, please contact me at

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SEE YOU AT THE POLE day was Wednesday, September 24, at 7:00 a.m. local time. All around the globe, in every time zone, students gathered at their flagpoles, praying for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities. SEE YOU AT THE POLE is a day committed to global unity in Christ and prayer for a generation. Approximately 75 Southridge students participated in See You at the Pole. During this time there was an open prayer, a song and a prayer led by FCA President Henry Steckler.

For more information, go to

SAT Prep classes offered through USI

USI will be offering SAT prep courses. If parents would like to register their child, they can call Dana Drury directly at 464-1972 or register via the following link: Space is limited. Specific course information is as follows:


The course will provide skills, tips, and interactive practice in short answer selections, critical reading comprehension, and essay pointers.

Instructors: Tammy Vick, English teacher, Central High School
Date & Time: Saturday, November 1, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: USI Education Center, Room 3147

Registration Fee: $65—includes lunch


Emphasis will be on test taking skills, rules pertaining to calculators, and solving problems from algebra and geometry. Students should bring a calculator.

Instructor: Mike Wheaton, math teacher, Mt. Vernon Senior High School

Date & Time: Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: USI Education Center, Room 1126

Registration Fee: $65—includes lunch

Tour of Opportunity - October 18

The "Tour of Opportunity" will be held on October 18, 2014 for students who are interested in learning more about the employment opportunities available in Dubois County and the surrounding area. The "Tour of Opportunities” will provide the community an opportunity to learn about what local companies do. Tours of many local companies will be provided. For more information about career opportunities in Dubois County and to learn more about the event, click on the following link

Lilly Endowment Scholarship Application Open

The application for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship will be open beginning October 1, 2014. The deadline is January 15, 2015 at 4:00 pm.

Seniors will be required to upload a copy of their transcript that includes grades through the first semester.

Lilly Endowment, Inc. established the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program in an effort to raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana and to increase the ability of Indiana’s community foundations to enhance the quality of life for local residents. Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast it its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a state-wide program administered locally by the Dubois County Community Foundation. Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The scholarship provides full tuition, required fees and an annual stipend of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree at any Indiana public or private college or university accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Applicants must:

· Graduate by June 30, 2015 with a diploma from an accredited Indiana high school located in Dubois County

· Have attended all four years of high school at a Dubois County high school

· Complete the Indiana Academic Honors or Indiana Technical Honors curriculum upon high school graduation

· Have a minimum GPA of 3.5 (on 4.0 scale) upon high school graduation

· If selected as a finalist, be available for an interview with the Scholarship Committee and be prepared to write a short essay on a selected topic at the time of the interview

· Apply for the scholarship in only one county

· Be accepted to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study for the Fall

semester, 2015 at any public or private college or university in Indiana that is

accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of

Colleges and Schools Scholarship applications are reviewed for:

· Academic performance

· Participation in school activities, sports and work experience

· Satisfactory attendance rate

· Involvement in community service and volunteer activities

· Personal motivation to succeed and ability to articulate clearly stated goals

Visit the Dubois County Community Foundation website: Click on the

Scholarships button on the right side of the home page.

Applications are only accepted online.