Southridge High School Newsletter

February 2018

Students of the Month

The BIG 5-0

Students that earn PERFECT ATTENDANCE, including NO TARDIES, for 50 days from March 2nd-May 17 will be rewarded with a movie, gym time, Windmill Chill ice cream, and a chance to win CASH prizes on Monday, May 21st.

AdvancED External Review

On April 8th-11th our school corporation will be hosting an AdvancED External Review as a part of a process to become accredited. Each school strives for continuous improvement by aligning their school improvement plan, mission/vision statements, data collection and stakeholder surveys, As stakeholders (parents, students, community members), please review our school improvement goals, as well as our revised/updated vision statement and provide feedback/comments/suggestions.

SHS School Motto -Every Student, Every Day

Vision Statement -Developing College and Career Readiness through Excellence, Innovation, and Opportunity

Mission Statement -* Still a work in progress, but will be more detailed and will explain the key words in the vision statement. Suggestions are welcome.

School Improvement Goals-

Goal 1: All students at Southridge High School will exhibit improved reading comprehension skills in informational text across the curriculum. Reading comprehension scores will be raised by 3%.

Goal 2: We will increase student engagement through technology based instruction.

Mrs. Stacey Humbert

Mrs. Humbert is the new library media assistant, splitting her days between the SHS library and Huntingburg Elem. library. We are so glad to have you onboard, Stacey!!

Mrs. Humbert is a graduate of SHS and has lived in Huntingburg her whole life. She's married to Kyle Humbert

(also a SHS grad). Together they have 4 kids: Luke Mogan, Shawn Humbert, Bently Humbert and Henry Humbert. Stacey is currently the president of Cub Scout Pack 184 in Huntingburg and is also the co-chair for turtle soup for boy scouts. She loves to camp and spend time with my family.

Mrs. Heather Williams

Mrs. Williams is our newest special ed. assistant. Welcome to SHS, Mrs. Williams!!

Hi my name is Heather Williams and I am a former graduate of Southridge High School and live in Huntingburg. I am married to Josh Williams and we have two kids. Our son Jayden is in 6th grade and daughter Bryleigh is in 3rd grade. My hobbies are reading, fishing, camping, and journaling.

Natural Helpers

The Natural Helpers facilitated Teen Dating Violence Awareness Week during the week of February 12-16. The color orange was designated to represent the awareness. Natural Helpers made posters and hung throughout the school. Each day during announcements, a fact about Teen Dating Violence was read. On Monday, Natural Helpers tied orange ribbons to students' cars. On Tuesday, Natural Helpers made clothes pins with Dating Violence messages onto students. On Wednesday, Natural Helpers pinned orange hearts on students and staff's sleeves. On Friday, students were asked to wear orange. The home room wearing the most orange received a donut party. Mr. Wibbeler's home room won!! And finally, the theme for the home basketball game was orange. #Orange4Love
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Technology Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to our Technology Teacher of the Month, Mrs. Leighann Neu! Mrs. Neu worked incredibly hard this month, recording her lessons and instructions on Screencastify for her students. Her students were responsible for creating presentations, and also practice their speeches by recording themselves on Screencastify. Students could then play back their own videos and view areas of improvement before graded class presentations. Way to go, Mrs. Neu!

Southridge Automotive Class

The Southridge Auto 1 students pass the NC3/Snap-On tools Digital Multi-meter exam. The students had to complete classroom instruction, hands-on testing with use of Multi-meter and then take an online exam. They are now part of 40,000 individuals world wide to acheive this certification.
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Southridge Automotive Technology Video with Mr. Satterfield

Check out the video below for information about our vocational program.


On Saturday, February 3, 2018, Southridge Middle School & Southridge High School

Bands hosted the Indiana State School Music Association District Instrumental Solo and

Ensemble Festival.

There were 20 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


Southridge High School had 7 entries that earned 6 Gold, and 1 Silver ratings.

Lauren Bailey, Group 1 Flute Solo, advanced to the State Solo & Ensemble Festival.

GOLD (Superior) rating for solos/ensembles

Flute Solo: Blanca Villalobos, Lauren Bailey

Alto Saxophone Solo: Phillip Hartwick

Trumpet Solo: Tyler Brown

Trumpet Quartet: Elisha Painter, Catie Pauckner, Jose Nunez, Tyler Brown

Large Marching Percussion Ensemble:

Amelia Meyer, Jonathan Breckler, Magdeline Flores, Owen Kinker, Angel Garrett,

Melissa Dubon, Jazmyne Ramsey, Michael Kerr, Louisa Nino, Esmeralda Garcia,

Juana Sandoval, Bethany Brooks Elisha Painter, Shayla Reyes

SILVER (Good) rating

Tenor Saxophone Solo: Adolfo Gomez

Congrats to Lauren Bailey!!

Congratulations to Lauren Bailey on receiving a Gold Superior rating on her Flute solo at the ISSMA STATE Solo and Ensemble Festival. The event was at North Central HS in Indianapolis on February 24. Bravo!


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Walkthrough Pep Rally for Tucker Schank -On to the Wrestling State Finals

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Awesome Job, Tucker Schank and Coaches!!

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Finding the height of the gym wall w/Mr. Lange

Students in Mr. Lange’s geometry classes participated in an activity where

they used an inclinometer to find the height of the gym wall. This is an activity

similar to where a forest ranger could use the same instrument to estimate the

height of a tree. Data such as a student’s eye to floor height and angle of elevation

were recorded, then the students used right triangle trigonometry to estimate the

height of the wall. Students seemed to enjoy the “hands on” activity, which applied

math to a real-life problem.

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Freshman Homeroom played bingo for smoking prevention

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SHS presented The Beauty and the Beast - a FANTASTIC show!!

Photo credits Stacey Thieman
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Free tutoring program through Indiana University called Indiana Kids.

This program provides free mentoring, tutoring and educational workshops to middle and high school students across the state. Services include:

· Tutoring: Virtual tutoring is available Monday - Friday from 4 – 9 PM but closed during IU’s holiday and quarter breaks.

· Mentoring: Each student will be matched with a college student who will serve as a mentor. Mentors can provide advice on academics and positive choices along with college and career goals.

· Workshops: IU, Bloomington and/or IUPUI will sponsor and host workshops allowing students, parents, guardians and/or mentors to connect in person as requested.

You may go to the following link to sign up


FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)

The Raider FCA gathered on Monday, February 5, to hear from Jason Brand, the Southwest Indiana Director for FCA. Jason's spoke about FCA as a community of believers along with the how Christians are called to lead and do for others. He extended a personal invitation and encouraged to students to join him at an FCA summer leadership camp this July.
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Media Center News

Chess Tourney -Congrats!!!!

Winner -Corbin Neher ---a 3 time champ

Runner-up -Garrett Atmeyer

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Media Networking Session

Southridge High School hosted an SIEC Media Networking Session on Feb. 20th in our media center. Mrs. Kelanie Harman presented on the Future Ready Librarian initiative and Mrs. Sarah Bardwell presented about BreakoutEDUs. The media specialists and library assistants also had time to collaborate and share ideas. It was a great afternoon of networking!
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We have a green screen available to students to use as they'd like for classroom assignments or fun collaborative projects. Below are two students taking advantage of the green screen for a classroom video presentation for Mr. Wallace's class. The green screen allows you to display whatever you'd like in the background of your video.
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Students enjoy working jigsaw puzzles in the LMC when they have finished homework or have a few extra minutes. If you'd like to donate a 1000 piece puzzles that you think our students would enjoy we would be sooo appreciative!! The students are working through our puzzles very quickly and we are about out of new ones to try. Thanks for your support!!!
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Rose Hulman Homework Hotline

Homework help is available for all students weekly Mondays-Thursdays from 7pm-10pm at 1-877-ASK-ROSE. For more information, online resources, or to email help visit

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