South Putnam Middle/High School

April 2019

From Mr. Schimpf

With the end of the year quickly approaching we find ourselves in the testing season for students. I imagine the first test was created shortly after the first school, and it is possible that the student didn't necessarily "enjoy," it; however, their teacher probably saw it as necessary. While it may be rare for individuals to look forward to proving their knowledge through testing, it is a reality.


A big portion of success (probably the most important) is due to mindset. Obviously appropriate preparation is a necessity, but without a motivation to succeed, it is often difficult to do so. Please encourage your students, as we will continue to do, while they work to be successful at ISTEP, ILEARN, SATs, etc.

8th Grade Scheduling Parent Night

Wednesday, April 17th, 6pm

1780 U.S. 40

Greencastle, IN

Noah Couch Advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee

Noah Couch, a current 6th grader at South Putnam Middle School, won the Wabash Valley Regional Spelling Bee held in Terre Haute on March 16, 2019. He will advance to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. the last week of May. If you see Noah, congratulate him on a job well done and wish him luck as he prepares for this next step.
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SP Youth Football Camp

Monday, May 6th, 5:30-7:30pm

1780 U.S. 40

Greencastle, IN

Mark your calendars for May 6, 8, 13, and 15 for the 2019 Youth Football Camp at South Putnam from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Follow the links below for more information.


South Putnam Youth Football Camp Brochure

South Putnam Youth Football Camp Waiver

"I Never Saw Another Butterfly" Holocaust Project

Recently, Mrs. Laser's 7th grade students have read children's poems out of "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" and then visually interpreted their poems on a butterfly. The poems were written by children in the Terezin Concentration Camp from 1942-1944.

FFA Success

On March 2, the South Putnam FFA competed in the District VII FFA Convention. Students competed in various leadership development event contests and represented South Putnam well. South Putnam earned 21 overall top three placings with seven first-place, eight second-place, and six third-place finishers. All students who earned a first place will compete in the FFA State Convention in June. Great job Ms Lehmann, Ms King, and FFA students!
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March Students of the Month

Chlara Pistelli

Chlara is a very hard worker. When certain things don't come easy, she digs in and figures it out. She's also very kind. She gets along with her peers and works well with her fellow classmates. She brings a smile to my face each day. ~ Mrs. Wells


Chlara is an outstanding young girl. She is such a great leader on the basketball team and her grades show that she is one in the classroom as well. I am excited to see what she brings to our school as a student. ~ Mrs. Basore


Emilee Burris

Emilee is quite the leader for the 7th grade! Emilee is always willing to participate and lend a helping hand! I always enjoy hearing Emilee's perspective on different issues because she is so thoughtful. I look forward to watching Emilee grow through the years. ~ Mrs. Laser


Elena Emmerich

Elena is such a great girl and a hard worker! She helps her peers, is a responsible student, and always has a positive attitude. ~ Mrs. Bye

Catherine Hodge

I have known Catherine for ten years now, and it has been a pleasure to watch her grow into a wonderful young woman. She is kind, caring, funny, and intelligent. Not only does she show these amazing qualities in class, but she shows them in her daily life, as well. At evening rehearsals, Catherine helps take care of my young children with pure joy and love. She is so incredible with them, and I couldn't be more proud of her. ~ Ms. Perrin


Mitchell Crum

Mitchell works diligently to produce his best work. He is a good student and person; however, his strongest quality is his integrity. Even when he received full points on an unfinished assignment due to my clerical error, he made me aware of it and did not want to accept points he had not earned. He chose to finish and submit the assignment instead of taking the points. I am very proud of him. ~ Mrs. LeBlanc


Taylor Montgomery

Taylor is an outstanding student in Anatomy and Physiology. She is always engaged and always has challenging questions - most of which I don't know the answer to. She is interested and interesting. She is going to make a wonderful veterinarian in the future. ~ Mrs. Hodge

Garrett Heavin

Garrett did a wonderful job with the preparation and presentation of the Genetics of Taste Innovation Session for the Education Beyond Boundaries event. Garrett brings joy to every class he is in. He can be counted on to have his work done and done well. He is a gritty learner who continuously strives to learn. ~ Mrs. Hodge


Teacher of the Month - Cara Cash