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April 4, 2011

Points of Pride #32*

FROM THE CLASSROOM Creativity is nothing new at SHS, but Miss Garrison may have raised the bar one more time. After EL students read the story, “The Keeping Quilt,” by Patricia Pollaco, she proposed a project on for her own students to create quilt squares about their lives and cultures. The requirement is for each student to create a symbol on a quilt square, then write a paragraph about what the symbol means. Her grant request was for $250 to purchase cloth, markers, glue, fabric paints, and the like. Within two days, the project was completely funded. Very nice!

EXTRA-CURRICULAR Congratulations to the Winter Color Guard for finishing second at the Indiana High School Color Guard Association’s Divisional Finals for Regional Class A. If that wasn’t enough, they also took first place in two of the five subcategories! Congrats on an amazing season in which they placed in the top four at all invitational competitions, despite being in a new class of Indiana High School Color Guard Association in which there are over 30 competitors. Mr. Copeland, Band Director, reports, "I am particularly proud of our color guard this season since many of the girls are new. The guard has demonstrated a lot poise and grace on and off the court. A special kudos goes to the staff of Brielle Webb, Sarah Davis, and Scott Lee for bringing these girls so far in such a short amount of time." SHS Color Guard— Southport High School salutes you!

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The Cardinal Speech Team is to be commended for being sectional runners-up. The following members were state qualifiers. Place

















Daniel Smedema Myranda Kelly Katie Hinh & Donna Knight Brandon Ritter Robby Knight Cody Foster Ryan Myers Allison Gaffney Anthony Groves Kayla Hofmann Myranda Kelly Jonathan Goodwin Dylan Scott Brandon Ritter Ryan Myers & Dylan Scott Anthony Groves Tanner Musser Hannah Sullivan Jonathan Goodwin Alanna Heath Paul Summers Emmalee Dixon Rachael Samm

Internat’l Extemporaneous Humorous Interpretation Original Performance US Extemporaneous Declamation Broadcasting Dramatic Interpretation Original Oratory Declamation Broadcasting Poetry US Extemporaneous Humorous Interpretation Impromptu Memorized Duo Original Oratory US Extemporaneous Discussion Impromptu Internat’l Extemporaneous Poetry Prose US Extemporaneous

On March 26, they placed 6th at state, scoring the highest number of points in Southport’s history. Outstanding performers were Allison Gaffney, Daniel Smedema, and Jonathan Goodwin. Goodwin and Smedema will move on to national competition on June 4. Congrats to Mrs. Berghoff, Mr. Troyer, and the team.

ATHLETICS Athletic Director, Pete Hubert, invites all to attend spring sports which are in full swing. You can help support athletics by attending the American English Beatles fundraiser on April 9.

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March 21, 2011

Points of Pride #31*

FROM THE CLASSROOM Southport’s very own Sweet 16 happens be our March Students of the Month. Congratulations are in order to Christian Ayala-Math; Sara Benner-Family and Consumer Sciences; Samantha Bradley-Health/PE; John CarmodyAusley-Foreign Language; Brittany EcklerAthletics; Jordan Gamble-Student Services; Zach Hartman-Main Office; Jake HunterBusiness; Marlissa Karpeh-Art; Daisy Laldinpui-Science; Taylor Lockwood-Social Studies; Bethany Rhoderick-Guidance; Megan Selander-Music; Chloe Sims-FACS; Brittany Tharp-English; and Elexa Walton-Media Center. Certificates and SHS T-shirts were received by all.

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good!” Jonathan Goodwin, Daniel Smedema, Nick Andre, Dan Arndt, and Travis Waymon are to be commended for outstanding performances. They continued to be amazing in a very gracious loss to Zionsville in the last round. A big thank you goes the team and coaches for showing the world The Southport Way. The cornerstones of National Honor Society are scholarship, leadership, service, and character. On Sunday, March 13, 7 seniors, 44 juniors, sponsors, and families celebrated their induction into Southport High School’s National Honor Society. Congratulations to all!

OUT OF THE CLASSROOM As an IU Honors Program participant, Emma Hughes received official notice that she will be studying in Valencia, Spain for seven weeks this summer. Emma will make an honorary commitment to speak only Spanish as she lives with a host family and becomes fully immersed in the culture. This experience typically leads to testing into the fifth semester of foreign language IU. Congratulations, Emma!

EXTRA-CURRICULAR The White River Academic Team made it to the Final Four of the State Tournament on Saturday, March 19. SHS is 1 of 2 teams in a field of 25 that went undefeated in the first round of the tourney. The Cards walloped Zionsville (2010’s National Champions) in the first round. After winning by 100+ points, one of the tourney readers turned to the kids and said, “Who are you? I never heard of you. You guys are

ATHLETICS A big congratulations goes out Wes Oliver who signed his letter of intent on March 23 to play soccer and study at the University of Indianapolis. Wes has been a powerhouse during his Southport soccer career—UIndy has recruited well! We are proud of you, Wes. The Athletic Department has partnered with Compton Strategies to host a concert at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, featuring the American English Beatles. This tribute band from Chicago promises to be a good time for all while raising funds for Southport Athletics. Please contact the Athletic Office for tickets.

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March 14, 2011

Points of Pride #30*

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It is in the classroom that all students find endless opportunities to achieve and become. For the past two decades, KIPS (Kiwanis Improving Performance at Southport) has celebrated those achievements of Southport High School students. Last Thursday, several students were once again selected and honored by the Kiwanis based upon standards of excellence for attendance and GPA improvements. Underclassmen who received $25 gift certificates from our community partners included: freshmen Stephen Averitt, Kendall Bowles, Rachael Samm, and Kacey Smith; sophomores Alexandria Bishop, Carly Chappell, and Sydney Peacock, and Andrea Reinhart; and juniors Leigh Bowles, Emma Hughes, Florence Salamone, and Dylan Scott. In the end, seniors appropriately took center stage as they received financial support to further their educations. Receiving $1000 scholarships were Corey Sterrett, Shelby Turner, Chelsi Angelo, and Kirstie Pieper. Sui Tin Tial graciously accepted her well-earned award of a $5000 scholarship for her accomplishments at SHS. Tom Dunham, a major contributor, made the journey from Florida to attend the event. He Sui Tin Tial reportedly told Ms. Brouwer that, “Money is just on loan from God for whoever needs it.” Thank you, Mr. Dunham and the Kiwanis, for recognizing and supporting Southport students. Thank you, students, for setting the bar high for all to see and celebrate!

Mr. Lezon and Mrs. Tempest took government classes to Dan Burton’s Youth Leadership Conference at Hamilton Southeastern last week. The main topics of discussion were immigration and health care reform. It was with great pride that Mrs. Tempest reported that, “Our kids seemed to be the only ones who actually understood the issues and asked intelligent questions.” Lezon went also. The photo is the courtesy of Dan Burton’s website. VIC award winners recently celebrated with their parents, teachers, and Mr. Mahoney at IHOP, one of our community partners. Alex T. Myers was honored from the PE/Health Dept., Chelsea Brothers from the Math Dept., and Ross Mappes from the Music Department. We are proud of our Very Important Cardinals!

ATHLETICS Congratulations are in order to some of our Southport athletes. Brandon Underwood and Treavor Gebhart have both received scholarships and signed letters of intent to the University of St. Francis located in Fort Wayne to play football (NAIA Division 2 school). Also of noteworthy recognition are the accomplishments of Carlton Byrd and Brandon Underwood who have been voted to the Region 7 AllStar Team which makes them finalists for the Indiana North/South All-Star game in July. If either of them make it, this will be the 6th allstar from SHS in the last 6 years. What a feather in the cap these things are for SHS!

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March 7, 2011

Points of Pride #29*

FROM THE CLASSROOM Ms. Jarchow selected two essays from grades 10, 11, and 12 English students in January to represent Southport in the PTSA Citizenship Writing Contest. We are extremely proud to announce that both of Mrs. Jungemann’s seniors placed in state level competition. Katie Hamilton placed third and Shelby Karnes placed first! Plans are in the making for Shelby and Katie to attend a banquet that will honor all winners. Congratulations, ladies! Keep writing in college next year!

EXTRA-CURRICULAR Mr. Sanders received a sincere thank you from Terri Bradley, Associate Executive Director of the Baxter YMCA. Southport Key Club members have volunteered for the Holloween Party, Breakfast with Santa, Gingerbread House, and a variety of family night programs. During the past 2 months, several Key Clubbers assisted in youth basketball. In her words, “Thank you for providing such a wonderful pool of leaders to help serve the south side community.”

OUT OF THE CLASSROOM Ms. O’Connor has been notified that Spanish student Emma Hughes has tested as one of the strongest candidates in the state of Indiana and has qualified for the IU Honors Abroad Program in Foreign Languages. She awaits word on her exact placement, but is hoping to spend the summer in Valencia, Spain.

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The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes high school volunteers in each state. In May, they will name America’s top 10 youth volunteers. It is their intent to “put a spotlight on volunteer service activities in the hope to motivate others to consider how they can contribute to their community.” Mrs. Fierce is proud to announce that senior Adrienne Wagner has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service and has earned state-level recognition. She received a Certificate of Excellence from the 2011 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program. Thank you, Adrienne, for making Southport shine.

ATHLETICS Congrats to Bobby Blackwell who has been selected to play in the PostYourT East vs. West Class Basketball All-Star Game in April. This is a noteworthy accomplishment for Bobby! Kudos to Coach Peek, also, who has been selected to coach the 4A East team. The Cardinal basketball team made it to the championship game of sectional play by defeating Franklin Central last Friday night. This was our first victory over the Flashes in 26 years! Unfortunately, we came up short on the scoreboard against a tough Center Grove team on Saturday, but the Cardinal fans were nothing short of spectacular in the stands. Principal Brouwer received complimentary remarks about the exemplary behavior of our students who chose sportsmanlike behavior in the bleachers when there was ample temptation to choose otherwise. We are so proud of our team, coaches, students, and fans who show the world The Southport Way.

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January 31, 2011

Points of Pride #24*

From the Classroom SHS Biology teachers know how to grab student interest with a genetics lab entitled “Making Babies.” Students are paired and given pennies to flip. Heads means the child has a dominant trait and tails equals a recessive trait. Partners take turns flipping for eye color, hair color, shape of nose, etc. Once complete, they draw a picture of the offspring on paper. Mr. Finkhouse, Mr. Bowen, Mrs. Gillis, Mrs. Baskett, Mr. Sumner, and Mr. Burk will showcase student work in rooms and hallways. The first semester A-B Honor Roll was the largest since 2001 with 840 students in all. Congratulations to the 230 students on the A roster and 610 on the B roster. The traditional pizza party celebration was held on January 27 with 100 Papa John’s pizzas from Papa on Southport Road (he gives us a good deal) and cookies donated by Bob Domack from Subway at Hanna and Madison. Papa also gives a free pizza coupon offer if students bring report cards to the Southport location. A big thanks to Mr. Mahoney and Mrs. Mader for all the celebrations they have organized and Ms. Brouwer for personally signing all honor roll letters.

Out of the Classroom On January 27 Perry Township Education Fund held a grant writing workshop at PTEC from 4-5:30. PTEF is the township’s initiative to provide funding for creative and innovative teaching ideas. We are proud that almost one third of attendees (12 of 39) were Southport teachers.

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Each year the Department of Human Services hosts a district wide contest in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards were announced at the Oasis of Hope Baptist Church on January 18, with dinner provided by King Ribs. Southport swept both the art and poetry divisions. Please congratulate the following winners and thank them for their efforts. Division Art


Place 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd

Winner Wayne Klingman David Young Sara Benner Paul Summers Ashley Moore Titianna Folson

Extra-Curricular The WRAL team has qualified for the National Academic Championship tournament by winning their division. This is a huge accomplishment and honor for an academic team. They will select a date to compete in New Orleans, Chicago, or D.C. Congratulations!

Athletics Coach Sumner congratulates Jimmy “Dyno-mite” Walker for earning the Cardinal Football Lifter of the Month Award for January. According to Coach, “Jimmy has worked extremely hard, had great attendance, and has been a tremendous leader. He is very deserving of this award as he embodies all the qualities we are looking for in our program.” Both the girls and boys ended with a 5th place ranking in bowling sectionals. Christian Collins finished 12th and Danny McMurtrey finished 6th. Both advance to regionals. This is Danny’s third trip to regional play.

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January 24, 2011

Points of Pride #23*

From the Classroom Ms. Jarchow is proud to report that we had 128 entries in the PTSA Citizenship Contest this year. The rules dictate that we send only two essays per grade level. The following students’ essays have been sent to compete at the state contest. Grade 10—Alanna Heath and Adam Moss; Grade 11—David Dart and Ethan Hawes; Grade 12—Shelby Karnes and Katelyn Hamilton. Good luck at state level competition! The Family and Consumer Science Department named Keri Reynolds their VIC award winner (Very Important Cardinal). Keri is a standout in the class Textiles where she finds endless opportunities to overachieve. She not only creates excellent products, but also helps others. Keri, her parents, Mrs. MusickBurchett, and Mr. Mahoney were treated to breakfast at IHOP on January 20 in her honor.

Extra-Curricular The Cardinal Speech team performed in stellar fashion last week in a 7-way meet. The Cards came in 1st with 136 points, with Floyd Central in 2nd with 83 points. The other 5 teams followed with less than 30 points each. Scoring 1st place were Kayla Hofmann in Radio, Anthony Groves in Declamation, Myranda Kelly in Humor, Jonathan Goodwin in Impromptu, Daniel Smedema in International Extemporaneous, Ryan Myers and Dylan Scott in Memorized Duo, Allison Gaffney in Original Oratory, and Emmalee Dixon & Robby Knight in Scripted Duo. Ninety-six percent of the team placed and won ribbons. Southport’s talent and hard work won the day! Excellent job.

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Coaches Auger, Johnson, and Worley are proud to announce that Southport’s White River Academic League defeated Perry Meridian 57-45 in the Division Championship. This means the team gets an automatic bid to the state tourney in March. A big congrats to Jonathan Goodwin, Daniel Smedema, Dan Arndt, Nick Andre, and Travis Waymon. Ms. Brouwer has this message for you: “AWESOME! Well done, team. I am extremely happy for each of you and proud of the accomplishment. Good luck at State!”

Athletics WTHR’s Operation Football and Basketball are local favorites. Rarely is a cheer team selected to perform two years in a row, but SHS is the exception. Despite being selected last year, Cheer Coach Nita McClellan’s tenacity earned the team a repeat appearance last week. The team loaded onto a bus and arrived just prior to the 11:00 news. The live TV performance was spontaneous and was driven by their best talent—spirit. They created a chant to promote Operation Basketball and the Southport Cardinals. The following cheer team members were in attendance: Ashley Haseman, Kristin Lathrop, Shelby McLaughlin, Hannah Rothkopf, Ali DeHart, Peyton McNeely, Angela Byrd, Erin Carpenter, Alanna Heath, Kory Kosegi, and Shaunte Russell. Nice job by Coach McClellan and the Southport cheerleaders!

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January 18, 2011

Points of Pride #22*

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From the Classroom


Congratulations to all Students of the Month for December: Eliza Bracken-English, Dalton Cooper-Science, Johnathan Devoss-Media Center, Mang Doi-Social Studies, Gabriel DreibelbisGuidance, Madison Hensley-Athletics, Hunter Johnson-Main Office, Robbie Myers-Music, Alex Lucas Potter-Business, Emmanuel MassaquoiFamily & Consumer Sciences, Tin Par-Science, Kaitlyn Rice-Health, Jesse Roller-Foreign Language, Journy Skaggs-Art, Casey Smith-Student Services, and Daniel Thang-Math. Students received a certificate, coupon from Texas Roadhouse, and a Southport T-shirt. Please commend these students for their achievement when you see them.

Last week it was reported that Taylor Peters was recognized as President of the Year in the Best Buddies program. Recently, Ms. Brouwer learned that Taylor championed over 46 other presidents to earn this honor. In addition to her outstanding work with the club, she had multiple recommendation letters, including those from Girl Scout leaders, club sponsors, and the Mayor of Southport. In Taylor’s words, Best Buddies is about creating friendships with people with disabilities. “We want to show them that they can be friends and not feel judged by people who don’t have disabilities.” Peters has had the same buddy for three years. They have gone to every play, musical and One Acts together at SHS. Peters thinks of her buddy as a sister, not just a friend.

Out of the Classroom Raul Tamayo is to be commended for volunteering time during his senior unassigned study hall first semester to tutor an EL student in Pre-Algebra. The student has dramatically improved his math test scores from F’s to A’s. Both students are continuing the tutoring sessions second semester. A special thank you to their counselor, Ms. Underwood, for rearranging schedules to accommodate this mentoring opportunity for second semester. In addition, Raul maintains a challenging schedule which includes AP Chemistry II, Pre-Calculus, Aerospace Engineering, English, and Economics. Kudos goes to both students for excellence. Wednesday, January 12, staff members reached in their jean pockets to the tune of $415 to support Team Southport in the 2011 Race for the Cure. Participants dressed in pink casual wear to role model support.

Athletics The bowling team is representing SHS well at the lanes. Last week, the girls were led by Rachel Burwell with games of 171 and 153. The boys won with 17-3, shooting a season high game of 1101 and a season high series of 2054. Outstanding recognition goes to Tony Manuel who had games of 218 and 226, Mark McMurtrey who had a 254 game, and Danny McMurtrey whose scores were 220 and 268. All Lady Card teams were victorious on the hardwood on Tuesday, 1/18. They will take on rival Perry Meridian at home on Friday.

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January 10, 2011

Points of Pride #21*

In the Classroom Thank you for a job well done by the first semester Entrepreneurship students who worked together as a team to promote Southport. Their hand crafted felt banners are currently on display in the field house—one for each varsity basketball player. Upon successful completion of their senior year, basketball players are awarded their banner as a token of appreciation. This would not be possible without commitment from the school promotions team.

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since middle school and plans to continue her active involvement at the college level.

Special Recognition

Thank you to Mrs. Richardson and Ms. Jarchow for their efforts so Southport could host Race for the Cure team captain training. Fiftyfive participants were in attendance to receive registration information for the April 16 race. Visit the SHS website where Mrs. Boone has added a direct link to join Team Southport.

Dave Wohler, Administrator of the Indiana District of Key Club International, recently contacted Ms. Brouwer to express his appreciation of one of Southport’s finest. In his own words, “I thought you might be interested in the caliber of student and human being you have in Michael Samm.” The highly respected Mr. Wohler cited that Michael’s intellect, compassion, and commitment to the core values of Key Club earned him the elected position of 200910 Capital Division Lieutenant Governor for the Indiana District of Key Club International. Michael was responsible for the well-being of Key Clubs in seven Indianapolis high schools. This included everything from training, dues, and participation in divisional, district, and international events, as well as meaningful service to their homes, schools, and communities. During 2010-11, Michael is serving as an assistant to the District Governor. In this role, Michael has personified “true service leadership. Without his stealth, leadership, guidance, and motivation . . . the Key Club District Board as well as Key Club program would be in jeopardy.” Congratulations to Michael who exemplifies the Southport Way.



Taylor Peters, SHS Best Buddies President, was chosen as President of the Year. Ms. Brouwer received notification and a certificate which was then given to her. Taylor has been dedicated to the Best Buddies program

On Saturday, January 8, SHS Booster Club sponsored THINK PINK games, but varsity suffered a heartbreaking loss to Pike. Boys’ county play begins this week. Come out to support the Cards.

Out of the Classroom With $1000+ donated this year to Komen, the semester began with THINK PINK ribbon sales by Key Club and National Honor Society members. Thank you, Mrs. Ferguson and Mr. Sanders, for sponsoring this endeavor.

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January 3, 2011

Points of Pride #20*

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From the Classroom

Out of the Classroom

Mrs. Worley is extremely proud of the 2013 GRAD class which is made up of 25 sophomores. GRAD students were selected after application to the program and have a common focus—Graduate Ready to Achieve Dreams. At the close of the semester, 20 of 25 improved grade point averages! Special commendations are in order to four students who earned 3.5 or higher for the marking period. They were Kourtney Freese, Alex Gamble, Jesus Garcia, and Darrell Wade.

The SHS Social Committee would like to thank all who helped make Christmas brighter for so many. Generous staff donations put smiles on the faces of 30 children (20 of whom are SHS students). Each received shirts, jeans, shoes, and special gifts chosen just for them. A special thank you goes to staff members who wrapped gifts which included Miss Mahin, Mr. Bruce, Mr. O’Brien, Mrs. Worley, Mrs. Pernell, Mr. Schopper, Mrs. Mader, Mrs. Oskay, Mrs. Ancelet, and Miss Enterline. The total amount collected/spent was $2050. Remarkably, our super shoppers (Mrs. Cullison and Mrs. Johnson) SAVED $2881.28 by using discounts and several hundred dollars in Kohl’s cash! When shopping, remember to thank Southport Kohl’s for making our season brighter. An additional thank you goes to Mr. Hanley’s yearbook staff for donating 3 yearbooks to the project. Happy New Year to all!

Mrs. Johnson has reported a productive semester in Cardinal Academy. The program has been successful with 95 credits being recovered or earned. Special congratulations are in order to Jake Sale and Veronica Canas who have completed graduation requirements. Central 9 Vocational School has contacted Mr. Rascoe (Guidance) to inform us that five Southport students have earned the honor of being named Student of the Month during the first semester. Congratulations are in order to the following that made Southport shine. Riley Canner

Bio Medical Science

Kyle Vaughn

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Casey Osborn

Info Technology

Christian Reiger

Health Careers

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Athletics Many hours were dedicated to SHS by athletes and coaches over holiday break. Michael Ramey was the shining star on the hardwood in outstanding play in the Broad Ripple Holiday Tournament. The Cards finished third, led by his sharp shooting. Congratulations go to Michael who scored 30 points against Broad Ripple and another 21 against Manual. Please join the Lady Cards in their Think Pink games against Pike this Saturday, Jan. 8. Game time is 11:00 with the freshmen in the East Gym and JV in Fieldhouse. Varsity plays at 12:30.

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December 13, 2010

Points of Pride #19*

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In the Classroom

A Cardinal Wells Scholar

SHS is proud to claim 28 teachers have been SIOP trained (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol. The SIOP model is designed to use both content objectives and language objectives. Originally created to help English language learners to gain academic knowledge as they develop English language proficiency, these methods are successful with all learners, aiding a transition from a teacher centered classroom to a student centered environment where student use their language skills to express the acquisition of content. Thanks to teachers who use SIOP at SHS.

Herman B. Wells devoted his life to building Indiana University into an academic and cultural institution of international status. Each year between 18-22 incoming freshmen are awarded the prestigious Wells Scholarship in his honor. Southport’s very own Daniel Smedema recently learned that he has been invited to join this elite group. The merit-based award includes full tuition, fees, living stipend, optional study abroad, summer internship or service project, extracurricular events, contacts with distinguished campus visitors, and seminars that provide an intellectual community with fellow scholars. This is a huge honor for Daniel who exemplifies an extraordinary combination of academics, character, and leadership. Congratulations, Daniel. We are very proud of you.

Out of the Classroom EL teachers are proud to announce that three of our Chin students have to earned university acceptance as a result of academic achievement. Congratulations to Hlawn Kip Tlem and Sui Tin Tial who have been accepted to IUPUI and Dawt Hlei Iang who has been accepted to Grace College in Northern Indiana. Dawt is also the recipient of a $20,000 scholarship for her studies. Long-time social committee members Ms. Mahin, Ms. Hicks, and Mrs. Watson (retired English teacher) were invited to the Mavris Arts and Entertainments Center to the Circle of Hope Celebration sponsored by Komen. In a program hosted by Angela Cain of Channel 13 News, a framed certificate was awarded to SHS in appreciation for our school’s dedication to the fight against breast cancer. The award will be displayed in the main office.

IU Scholars at Wells Statue

Athletics Holiday Schedule The Athletic Department invites you to holiday sporting events. Go Cards! Event Boys’ B-ball Boys’/Girls’ Swim Boys’/Girls’ Swim V Girls’ V B-ball V Girls’ B-ball JV Wrestling JV Wrestling JV Boys’ B-ball V Wrestling V Boys’ B-ball V Girls’ B-ball

Location SHS County-Natatorium County-Natatorium Franklin Central Decatur Central l Yorktown Classic Greenfield Central Broad Ripple Inv. Mishawaka Broad Ripple Inv. Whiteland

Date 12/17 12/17 12/18 12/18 12/21 12/22 12/27 12/28 12/29 12/30 12/29

Time 6 pm 6 pm 9 am 6 pm Noon 9 am 9 am 10 am 9 am 10 am 6 pm

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December 6, 2010

Points of Pride #18*

In the Classroom Thank you to SHS counselors who completed a round of visits to all 9th and 10th grade English classes. They presented important information to students about bullying. Simply defined, bullying is a “series of repeated offenses in which one person leverages power over another.” Presenters were Ms. Underwood, Ms. Barrett, Ms. Brasher, Mrs. Franzosi, Mrs. McClimon, Ms. Jones, and Mr. Rascoe.

Out of the Classroom Southport is pleased to announce that the Bully Hotline is up and running. The hotline provides students an anonymous method to report bullying to a trained professional who will follow protocol to educate and de-escalate situations in the interests of all involved. The hotline number is 317-789-4880.

Extra-Curricular Key Club continues to be a major positive force at SHS. In October, Jessica Romano, Silvia Torres, Allison Lynch, and Ariel McMiller attended Key Leader Camp. The event was Friday-Sunday at Camp Rancho Framosa in Nashville, IN. They participated in numerous group activities the focus of which was values, integrity, and leadership service. Key Club has already sponsored BooBag candygrams ($310 raised) and trick-or-treating for UNICEF ($60 raised). Recently, they have volunteered in community Christmas projects such as caroling at Forest Creek Village Nursing Home. Key Club has 40 registered members, 20 additional attendees, and has logged over 400 hours in

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service projects. Five officers alone have logged 200+ hours of service. It is never too late to join Key Club. Students should contact Mr. Sanders, Room 112, and get involved.

Cardinal Call-Outs The administration would like to praise students and staff for the incredibly smooth transition that took place last week with our revised lunch schedule. In a world that is too often resistant to change, SHS continues to prove itself to be a highly adaptable community that is dedicated to constant improvement. It is great to be a Cardinal. Mr. Auger reported the actions of two young ladies who went out of their way to help. Ashlyn Griffie and Danielle Vernon found and returned a staff member’s car key. Thanks, gals!

Athletics Congratulations to center Brandon Underwood who has been voted 1st Team All-State in football. It is a big honor to receive this recognition from the coaching community. We are very proud of you, Brandon! The wrestling team went 5-0 last Saturday at the Hagerstown Invitational. Coach Weaver’s wrestlers came out on top against all five of the schools competing. Special recognition goes out to three Cardinal wrestlers who went undefeated: Jon Cleary, Brian Boucher, and Christian Mazza. The team now stands at 8-3. Men’s basketball is currently 4-1, and the Lady Cards begin county tournament play this week at Decatur. Good luck, Cards!

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November 22, 2010

Points of Pride #16*

Academics The Wells Scholarship is the most prestigious of all IU scholarships and is based on merit. It is an academic “full ride,” providing tuition, fees, and living expenses at Indiana University. Scholars must be nominated by their guidance departments, with a maximum of two from every Indiana high school. Congratulations are in order to Daniel Smedema who has been named a finalist and will attend Finalist Interview Weekend at IU Memorial Union, December 4-5. Good luck, Daniel! We are proud of you! Congratulations to junior Emma Hughes whose outstanding score on an IU placement test has earned an invitation to apply to the IU Honors Study Abroad Program. If accepted, she will spend 6 weeks studying next summer in Valencia. Please congratulate and support Emma as she completes the application process. Congratulations to all Students of the Month for November: Dalton Clouse-Health, Lexie Davis-ASL, Collan Dunn-Business, Ryan ErnstingEnglish, Aniza Fajardo-Media Center, Patricia Hall-Guidance, Katie Hinh-Student Services, Stary Htoo-Music, Josh Johnson-Main Office, Brianna Leonard-Math, Tanner Musser-Foreign Language, Angela Oaks-Art, Taylor Peters-Science, Keri Reynolds-Family & Consumer Sciences, Cora Rudisill-Athletics, and Rhiannon Whiteis-Social Studies. These students are to be commended for their achievement. Departments rotate on a monthly basis to select a VIC Award Winner. The acronym VIC represents Very Important Cardinal, and students

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are selected for consistent outstanding achievement in a department. Sponsored by IHOP, VIC winners and family members are invited to an early bird breakfast (6:30 a.m. at IHOP) with a teacher. Congratulations to Very Important Cardinals Emma Hughes in Art, and Scott Hinkle in Business, for September and November, respectively.

Extra-Curricular Ms Fitzgerald, Mr. Hanley, Miss Levin, and Mrs. Whitlock want to express how proud they are of all the hard work and dedication by cast and crew for the musical, Cinderella. The pure enjoyment by the audience (especially by all the little girls dressed up as Cinderella) made all the work worthwhile.

Athletics Conference Indiana has announced names of athletes who have been recognized as All-Conference players. Please join us to congratulate these fine athletes for this honor:  Football—Carlton Byrd, Darrice Orkmon, Kenneth Hawkins, Nick DiPatrizio.  Boys’ Soccer—Wes Oliver, Noah Salas  Girls’ Soccer—Abby Springer  Volleyball—Chelsea Brothers, Kortni Haupt These players earned Indiana Conference Honorable Mention recognition:  Football—Treavor Gebhart, Matt Gulley, Terrance Redmon, Brandon Underwood  Boys’ Soccer—Greg Guzman, Brandon Iaria, Ceu Sang  Tennis—Corey Mills, Alex Smith  Girls’ Soccer—Stephanie Hopkins, Ally Radford  Volleyball—Kayla Chappell, Devin Walter

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November 15, 2010

Points of Pride #15*

From the Classroom Journalism students competed against some of the best high school journalists in the country last week at the National Scholastic Press Association Convention in Kansas City. In write-off contests, Katja Krasnovsky earned an “Honorable Mention” in news writing, and Lucas Sweitzer received an “Excellent” in computer infographic design. Kinsey Goff earned “Superior” in the Yearbook Inside Page Design Contest. This award is considered a top prize, placing her as one of the top two competitors. Congratulations to Mr. Hanley, Mr. Klopfenstein, and the Southport journalists!

Extra-Curricular On Saturday, November 6, SHS National Honor Society members completed another service project. Spearheaded by Shivani Parikshak (Vice-President) and Sarah Sewell (Secretary), the project included donations from Church‟s Chicken and homemade chili, mac „n cheese, and desserts. Students served meals to families of hospitalized children at the local Ronald McDonald House on the IUPUI campus. Thank you, NHS! Of 52 total volunteers at the YMCA Halloween Extravaganza, 21 were SHS Key Club members. Organizers of the program compli-

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mented our Key Club members as “an amazing group of young people” and are making plans to invite them back. Thank you, Key Club, for representing SHS in outstanding fashion.

Athletics Wes Oliver was named Boy‟s Soccer Marion County Player of the Year. This is the first time in history that this honor has gone to a player from a school other than Pike, North Central, Lawrence Central, or Brebeuf. Congratulations are also in order to Coach Josh Brown who is Marion County Coach of the Year. SHS is proud of both Wes and Coach Brown for their accomplishments. Congratulations to the following athletes who were named fall sports award winners. Sport Cheer Boys‟ XC Girls‟ XC Football Girls‟ Golf B Soccer G Soccer Tennis Volleyball

Most Mental Improved Attitude Kory Ashley Kosegi Haseman Caleb Clayton Cantwell Leslie Jazzy Taylor Kemp Zorman Kyle Terrance Vaughn Redmond Ashley Zoey Wilson Freese Tonino Simon Arapi Lian Katie Stephanie Strakis Hopkins Daniel Brian Carson Price Devin Meghan Walter Ahaus

Sportsmanship Donnika Cody Stephen Morris Katy White Chris Bueckers Ashley Wilson Van Thang Sally England Ryan Myers Kirstie Pieper

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November 8, 2010

Points of Pride #14*

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According to Mr. Sanders, Integrated Chemistry and Physics (ICP) students are performing at a higher level on math applications than in previous years. In the study of energy and machines, students are doing substantial research on energy as they compare renewable and non-renewable sources. Working in teams, students are producing 2-page newsletters and PowerPoint slide shows which depict the impacts, costs, advantages, and disadvantages of each energy source. Some of their work is facilitated by IUPUI graduate student, Forest Andrews, who is a valuable resource to the science students 10 hours a week. Kudos to Mr. Sanders, Mr. Andrews, and ICP students for being engaged in relevant lessons.

Congratulations are in order to Mr. Taylor’s CyberCards for participating in the annual Bloomington VEX Robotics Competition on November 6. The team made it to the semi-finals where they placed 3rd. The team that beat them ended as event champions. In addition to success on the field, the team also earned the Community Service Award for their generous donation of 94 pounds of food, greatly surpassing the 12-can expectation. Pictured from the event are Raul Tamayo, Nick Green, Cory Sterrett, Nick Whitmore, Morgan Summers, Alex Song, Colin Turley, Joey Lane, Brent Rogers, Alex Schutte, Joe Bayer. The next competition is Lock Tight Night, December 1011, at Indian Creek High School.

A Cardinal Call-Out This week’s Cardinal call-out goes to Mrs. Pernell and all those who participated by paying $1 to dress up for Halloween. This annual event is a great way to enjoy the spirit of Halloween, but more importantly, collects funds for upcoming holidays. Approximately $200 was collected and will go toward purchasing food baskets for Southport families who might otherwise not have a special meal for Thanksgiving or Easter. This is just one of the many Southport traditions in which we support and care for each other.

Out of the Classroom Congratulations to Matthew Gulley for winning McAlister’s BIG NASTY hit of the week last week. Matt’s hit forced a fumble to put the offense back on the field. Football fans voted at where Matt accumulated 70% of the votes. Nice BIG NASTY HIT, Matt!

Athletics Congratulations to all fall athletes on their successful seasons. The Cardinal football team suffered a heartbreaker against Lawrence Central last Friday, 31-27, in the sectional championship game, but have much for which to be proud. The following records were set by the team this year. Item

Record Holders

New Record

Longest Field Goal Receptions Receiving Yds. FG’s Made Sacks Total Offensive Yds. Total Team Off. Yds.

Brandon Iaria Carlton Byrd Carlton Byrd Brandon Iaria Darrice Orkmon Treavor Gebhart 2010-11 Team

47 yds. 60 877 5 11.5 2,704 4,143

Lady Cards basketball kicks off winter sports at home by hosting Center Grove on Tuesday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m. Show your support!

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November 1, 2010

Points of Pride #13*

From the Classroom Fashion and Textiles Foundations students have gone green! Their exemplary efforts for cost containment have netted them opportunities for creativity. Their projects consist of fashion purses, pillows, re-usable shopping bags, and lap quilts that are being constructed entirely of recycled fabrics, patterns, and notions. Renew, re-use, recycle! Thanks are in order to the Guidance and English Departments, EL teachers, and administrators who have worked together to create a 10th grade sheltered English class. This will compliment the 9th grade sheltered English class currently being taught by Mr. Bockelman. Ms. Kohne will be teaching the course beginning second semester. A big thank you goes to Mr. Ingmire for administering the COMPASS TEST (Ivy Tech entrance exam) on October 19 at SHS to 31 business students. Upon passing, students have “dual enrollment status.” While taking Business Law and Computer Programming at SHS, they are also “enrolled” at Ivy Tech. This translates to tuition-free community college credits before graduating from high school. Appreciation is also in order to the Technology Department for setting up computers for the exam.

A Cardinal Call-Out Kudos to Savanah Scaggs for extraordinary thoughtfulness. She gave handwritten Halloween cards and candy to each cafeteria lady to show appreciation. If you see Savanah, ask her to report to Mr. Mahoney for a commendation.

Out of the Classroom Congratulations are in order to the Varsity and JV White River Academic League teams which are both 2-0. The Varsity team is averaging second

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highest amount of points in the entire league and only .5 points behind last year’s national champions, Zionsville. According to coaches Worley, Auger, and Johnson, a national qualification is a realistic goal for this team. Varsity members are Daniel Smedema, Jonathan Goodwin, Dan Arndt, Nick Andre, and Travis Waymon; JV members are Levi Burke, Parker Coffin, Alex Howard, Derek Lane, Anna Laws, Stefanie Maier, Alex Myers, Josue Reyes, Alex Schutte, Megan Selander, Jordan Smithers, Craig Westberry, and Nick Whitmore. Last week’s honor roll pizza party was a big success with 877 students receiving invitations! Of these, 223 were “A” honor roll students and 654 were “B” honor roll students. Academics are first for these students.

Athletics Southport boys participating in the pre-season basketball program have been evaluated by over 30 different NCAA Division I and Division II programs and recruiting services since September 8. Nearly every morning workout in September and October has been viewed by college coaches looking for potential student athletes. This is a great opportunity for prospective basketball players. The Cardinal football team moved one step closer to a sectional championship as they defeated Lawrence North, 34-20, last Friday in second round play. Treavor Gebhart connected on 17 of 24 passes for a total of 258 yards and threw for two touchdowns. Adrian Bussey added more points to the board as he scored on two of his 11 carries for a total of 128 yards for the evening. The Cards are currently 8-3 and are gearing up for the championship game against the Lawrence Central Bears this Friday, 7:00 p.m., at Perry Stadium. Good luck, Cards!

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October 25, 2010

Points of Pride #12*

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Out of the Classroom

Students are using technology with educational purpose in Family and Consumer Science classes. Review questions are projected at the front of the room and students have a choice to either use their own cell phone or a schoolprovided laptop to “text their responses.” As texts are received, response graphs are projected to report how many students chose each answer. Open ended questions and responses are displayed in a similar fashion. This is a great way to use technology to engage students.

A big thank you goes to school promotions students who stayed after school to decorate the stadium for home football games. A group of approximately 40 students participated, but some students were committed enough to volunteer for every occasion. These students were Jessica Biggs, Kristiann Hulin, Amanda Lovely, and Zach Conner. Under the leadership of Coach McClellan, cheerleader Peyton McNeely led teammates in the “not as much fun task” of taking decorations down after the games. Thank you to all who helped make the stadium festive for an entire community.

ELL (English Language Learners) teachers would like to give a call-out to several gracious volunteers. Nancy Holmes, Michelle Stoneburner, Diana McAfee, and Sharon Summers are in their third year of volunteerism tutoring ELL students during resource periods. New to SHS this year are service learning volunteers from the University of Indianapolis, Brent Lederle and Anhdile Ncube. The commitment exhibited by these volunteers is well appreciated. ¿En qué le puedo servir? Spanish 2 students are learning practical dialogue to prepare them for travel to Spanish-speaking countries. The approach adds relevancy to curriculum as students learn communication skills to use at airports, train stations, and customs, as well as for securing taxis, accommodations, exchanging money, ordering meals, and making purchases. Not traveling? These students may add to their resumes the ability to greet and serve Hispanics here in Indianapolis. For the first time in the history of SHS, we are currently offering Spanish 6. This is credited to the emphasis placed on foreign language at the middle school. A big thank you to all Spanish teachers!

ELL teachers are to be commended for ongoing commitment to students. Mrs. Peddie tutors on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 and uses the Friday time slot to work on college applications and scholarships. On Saturday of fall break, she joined a student-organized trip for senior Chin students to IU.

Athletics Congratulations are in order to Emily Odle who broke the school record at the cross country semistate. She finished the 5K course in 19:09.8, which earned her 24th place out of a field of 152 competitors. The volleyball team finished a record-breaking season with 21 wins and claimed 2nd place in both the conference and sectionals. Based on recorded school history, the Lady Cards can claim this as the most wins for a team in a single season. Friday night lights continues this week at Perry Stadium, 7:00 p.m., in second round of sectional play against the Wildcats of Lawrence North. According to Mr. Hubert, the first 250 students through the gate will receive a free rally towel. Good luck, Cards—take sectional!

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October 18, 2010

Points of Pride #11*

From the Classroom On October 11, Mrs. Jungemann hosted her sixth annual “College Panel Day” for her English 12 Advanced classes. Five college students dedicated one of their fall break days to speak with SHS seniors about university life. They discussed financial aid, academic demands, time management, and social life. College Panel Day provides “the real scoop” from coeds who have successfully transitioned to life after high school and are working toward college degrees. Congratulations to all who earned Student of the Month recognition for September: Jessica Alloway-Student Services, Sarah Armstroff-Science, Will Cary-Business, Emma Hughes-Art, Kristiann Hulin-Main Office, Cody Jones-Math, Casey Kauffman-Athletics, Chayse McGuffin-History, Matt Miller-Foreign Language, Emily Odle-English, Natalie Rothkopf-Guidance, Stephanie Trinkle-Social Studies, Natalie Ullrich-Media Center, Uriah WaldenFamily & Consumer Science, Kiersten WatsonHealth, and Seth Worland-Music. These students are to be commended for their achievement.

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Southport joined the “Go Passionately Pink for the Cure” campaign with 75 participants who wore pink to school on October 13. The event netted $375 (up from last year’s $316) which will be donated to the Komen Foundation. A big thank you goes to Mrs. Karushis for organizing this for SHS.

Extra-Curricular Best Buddies is a club that pairs Southport students with students who have intellectual disabilities at Rise. The club is doing an awesome job and is larger than ever with over 50 student members from Southport High School. They are partnering with Chick-fil-A at Southport Road and Emerson on October 21 for a fund-raiser from 4 – 8 p.m. A percentage of what you order will be donated if you ask them to support the Southport Chapter. The White River Academic team started the season strong on October 14 with a varsity win over Shelbyville, 72-36. The junior varsity team did not disappoint and claimed their first victory as well. Congratulations to the teams and their coaches, Mr. Auger and Mrs. Worley.

Out of the Classroom


Over 330 band, choir, and orchestra students recently appeared in three Fall Concerts presented by the music department. A wide variety of music, from Bach to W. C. Handy, was performed and enjoyed by over 1000 spectators who attended the concerts. Everyone is looking forward to the Winter Concerts in December.

Congratulations to Emily Odle who placed 13th at the Ben Davis regional in cross-country. We wish good luck to Emily as she advances to semistate this weekend.

Congrats to the Southport Cardinal Marching Band for completing a successful season. They received a Gold Rating at the ISSMA Festival held last week at Franklin Community High School.

Cardinal volleyball ended regular season play 19-9 and placed second in Conference Indiana. Sectional play begins this week at Franklin Community High School. Southport’s football team finished regular season play 6-3 and finished with a second in the conference. The team hits the gridiron again this Friday at North Central in the first round of sectionals. Good luck, Cards!

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October 11, 2010

Points of Pride #10*

From the Classroom Many teachers dedicate time after school for one-on-one tutoring. This issue highlights the Math Department. According to department chair, Mr. O’Brien, several teachers deserve special recognition. Mr. Mahoney schedules after school study sessions prior to tests. He claims participation has increased and scores have improved for those who attend. Mrs. Pernell usually has anywhere from 512 students in her room three to four evenings a week, often until 4:30-5:00. Some are not her students, but take advantage of her mentorship. Mrs. Schroeder usually has students in her room both before and after school working math problems. She also helps a number of pre-calculus students who are not able to see Mrs. Ferguson on the evenings she tutors. Mrs. Rice not only has students working with her until 3:30-4:00, she has also adopted several calculus students as assistants during her lunch period so they can work on math together. These teachers are just a few of many who make SHS a great place for students to learn.

Classy Cards & Community A big thank you goes to all students and staff members who supported Team Southport and the Komen Foundation by purchasing pink and red Southport T-shirts. Your team and school spirit have provided for $360.05 to be donated to the Komen Foundation. Kudos goes to Miss Mahin for once again organizing T-shirt sales. On October 7 the Lady Cards volleyball program sponsored a Night Full of Color & Filled with Hope. With decorations provided by the Business Department’s Entrepreneurship students, the volleyball program not only raised the consciousness about breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and cystic fibrosis, but also raised $343 that will be donated to

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those causes. What a great way for Coach Johnson to teach her athletes how to reach out and serve the community.

Performing Arts The Special Topics and Theatre Production classes will join forces with Southport Elementary for a fundraising event at the Greenwood Park Mall Barnes and Noble on October 30. This is a benefit for the arts in both schools. High school students will be judging a costume contest, playing theatre games, and teaching the Thriller dance to the younger students. A Cinderella promotional scene (this year’s musical) will also be performed. Our schools will receive 15% of sales made on that day. Mrs. Whitlock would like to thank her Theatre Production class for the September 23 Coffee House which was a huge success. The student-run production showcased the talents of 32 student performers for an audience of approximately 265 people. All proceeds will be directly invested back into the program. Please visit for more pictures like this one and a great video montage.

Athletics Brandon Iaria kicked the game-winning field goal against Bloomington North with 1.8 seconds on the clock last Friday. Thank you, Cards, for making Senior Night even more special with a win! The big story of the week is Coach Brown’s MEN’S SOCCER TEAM! For the first time in school history Southport soccer has claimed the sectional championship title. They will face Avon at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, 10/13, at Center Grove in the first round of regional play. We are proud of you!

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October 4, 2010

Points of Pride #9*

In the Classroom Mrs. Karushis’ Life Skills Math students have been learning the lost art of keeping score when bowling. She was very proud to see them practice mental math and problem solving skills as they bowled with plastic pins in the classroom. The unit ended with an after-school field trip to Expo Bowl and “doing the real thing.” Students were empowered by knowing ahead of time exactly what their score should be before checking the electronic scoreboard. Way to bowl, Cards!

Out of the Classroom Thank you to the Perry Township Education Fund whose grant allowed Southport Cardinal Leadership Service (SCLS) to exist. This spin-off from Peer Tutoring and Cadet Teaching classes offers responsible Southport students a volunteer opportunity to serve 5th graders. Mrs. Darla Maillet, 5th grade teacher at Mary Bryan, welcomed role model seniors at their Outdoor Education Program at Camp Allendale on Sept. 29, 30, and Oct. 1. Upon meeting academic and attendance qualifications, ten seniors served as student leaders at the threeday event. Congratulations to the following for student leadership and volunteerism: Nam Tran, Allison Hughes, Kristin Lathrop, Ashleigh Laymon, Cory Sterrett, Kristiaan Hulin, Brent Rogers, Stephanie Hopkins, Reva Johnson, and Ryan Myers.

School Publications Congratulations to Mr. Klopfenstein’s journalism students who have recently learned that last year’s Journal is a finalist in the Hoosier Star competition. The Indiana High School Press Association evaluates high school newspapers in search of excellence. Being listed a finalist places Southport’s newspaper among the top high school contenders in the state. If The Journal wins the next phase of

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competition, a Hoosier Star will be awarded, placing the publication in elite status among Indiana high school newspapers. The number of visitors to the News Bureau website ( is up from last year and continues to grow. Students want to encourage everyone to continue to visit their site for news, updates, photos, and videos. More recognition goes to The Journal for their initiative to “go global.” In case you haven’t noticed, all issues of The Journal now include at least one article in Spanish and one article in Chin. Kudos goes out to Mr. K and these fine young journalists who remind all to honor and value our diversity.

Extra-Curricular Southport CyberCards are partnering with Warren Digital Goats to host CAGE Match 2010 on October 16 in the SHS Fieldhouse. This is anticipated to be a fun event for future engineers as they showcase their robotics. Doors will open at 7:00 a.m., with opening ceremonies beginning at 9:00. Matches kick off at 9:30. There will be a lunch break at noon which will include pumpkin carving and costume contests. The event will wrap up at 2:30 p.m. with an awards ceremony. All are invited to attend. A big thank you goes out to Mr. Michael Taylor for organizing this event. You may read more about it on the web at (clipart from website)

Athletics Athletic director, Pete Hubert, has announced the department’s annual fundraiser. This year they will be selling ESPN subscriptions. He is proud of the unity generated among all athletes in a single effort to support all teams. Plan to order a subscription!

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September 27, 2010

Points of Pride #8*

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Congratulations to all SHS English teachers! The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) recognized the English Department for excellence in instruction based upon achievement in the 2010 writing contest. Four students were honored with NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing at the state level. A Certificate of Commendation for Excellence in the Instructional Program has been awarded and will be displayed in the main office.

A tip of the hat goes to Mrs. Berghoff and Mr. Troyer’s speech and debate team for excellence. Upon achievement of 100 degrees plus last year, the National Forensic League (NFL) has placed them in the top 10% of chapters nationwide. This recognition earns them membership in the NFL’s prestigious 100 Club. According to the Executive Director of the NFL, J. Scott Wunn, “This is a remarkable milestone because it demonstrates outstanding commitment to teaching essential life skills—communication, research, listening, writing and organization.” NFL commends the leadership of Coaches Berghoff and Troyer and so does SHS!

Of 1,641 juniors nominated by their schools to participate in the 2010 writing contest, Daniel Smedema not only received state recognition, but competed nationally. Daniel was one of only 15 Indiana students to earn a national award. Thank you to Mr. Bowles for leadership in Daniel’s endeavor.

Out of the Classroom Football players who attended Mary Bryan, Clinton Young, and Jeremiah Gray have re-visited former schools as mentors to current students. The impact these young men have upon children who view them as superstars is superseded only by the effect the youngsters have upon players who come to understand the power of their own positive choices. Kudos goes to Coaches Dugger and Evans who provide healthy role models to youth, build strong bonds, and instill a Cardinal tradition.

Cardinal Call-Outs A big ticket item was returned to SHS in perfect condition last week. Two students found one of the school’s mini notebooks outside of the building and returned it to the main office. Ms. Brouwer rewarded each with a Cardinal T-shirt. Jessica and Madia Bannie are to be commended for finding money under a student’s desk and immediately making plans to return it to the owner. The Bannie sisters are great young ladies!

Daniel Smedema competed in the Original Oratory division of the National Forensic League National Tournament and placed 61st out of 280 qualifying students in the country. A special thank you goes to his speech coaches, Mr. Troyer and Mrs. Berghoff.

Athletics Congratulations to SHS athletes who attended the 2010 Fall Conference Leadership Retreat. Conference Indiana students assembled to engage in leadership activities to experience the power of teamwork. Athletes in attendance were: Brandon Iaria, Casey Domek, Nolan Fenwick, Collin Lewis, Scott Hinkle, Juanesha Byrd, Kortni Haupt, Bria Wright, Delaney Skutt, and Brooke Gagliola. The football team did not disappoint as they defeated rival Franklin Central last Friday, bringing SHS to 5-1 for the season and 3-1 in conference play. Coach Peebles would like to recognize Darrice Orkmon for his excellence on the field during the last three games. The Cards take on the Bears in conference play at Lawrence Central next Friday.

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September 20, 2010

Points of Pride #7*

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Miss Shepler (Mrs. Ferguson’s student teacher, IUPUI) took the pre-algebra class to the computer lab to research world records of a favorite sport or hobby. The students had to represent the data in decimal and fraction forms and write a paragraph to explain the data. Hats off to this student teacher for creatively engaging students to read, research, process, analyze, and write!

On September 11, Key Club members teamed with Angels of the Heart for a day of annual community clean-up. This is a neighborhood outreach program sponsored by Sacred Heart Catholic Church. SHS students were assigned the task of picking up debris along the railroad tracks in the Raymond Street area. Students gained much from their volunteerism and have already made plans to participate next year.

Pre-Vocational Education classes are in their third year of volunteerism with Panera Bread Company. Every Wednesday, Mrs. Hanley picks up between 80-100 pounds of baked goods from the Greenwood store at closing time to bring to SHS for distribution by PVE students. Hundreds of families enjoy the baked goods each week. Thank you!

Out of the Classroom Southport Cardinal Leadership Service (SCLS) is a program that partners SHS seniors with Mary Bryan for 5th grade Outdoor Education at Camp Allendale. This year the program is funded by a grant from Perry Township Education Fund which covers tuition. An outgrowth of Peer Tutoring and Cadet Teaching classes, 12 students (recommended by their teachers) will attend from Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 as camp counselors. More to come! SHS has successfully received its third (in a row!) positive energy audit. Staff is doing a great job saving money through energy management.

Cardinal Call-Outs Another big Cardinal call-out goes to freshman Myranda Gourley who found a phone in the hallway. She took the phone to Student Services to be returned to its owner. This is the third student in four weeks who has returned an expensive item to the rightful owner. Thank you, Myranda!

Athletics The girls’ golf team finished 2nd at Sectionals and will advance to Regional play hosted by Franklin Central at Smock Golf Course on September 25. Congratulations, ladies! The girls’ cross country team gave a stellar performance at the Tipton Invitational last Saturday and brought home a 1st place trophy. Accolades to the entire team with special recognition going to Emily Odle who came in 1st place over all! Gear up for Oct. 7 for “A Night Filled with Color and Hope,” when the volleyball team plays to raise awareness for breast cancer (pink), ovarian cancer (teal), and cystic fibrosis (royal blue). Teammates’ lives have been affected by these diseases. Show your support by dressing in full color, Cards. Homecoming 2010 left nothing to be desired. Congrats to the freshmen for winning float competition, to Chelsea Brothers and Treavor Gebhart for being named homecoming royalty, and the football team for a victory over Bloomington South, 23-0. The Cards are 4-1 (2-1 in conference play) and take on the Flashes at Franklin Central next Friday.

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September 13, 2010

Points of Pride #6*

Academics SHS Chin students are making headlines this year academically. Congratulations to Hlawn Kip Tlem, Sui Tin Tial, Ngun Hlei Tial, and Hlawn Za Iang who are National Honor Society members. Congrats also goes to Dawt Hlei Iang who matches her high expectations with hard work; this combination has put her on track to graduate with an Academic Honors Diploma in May 2011.

Academic Extra-Curricular National Honor Society members are to be commended along with sponsors Mr. Sanders and Mrs. Ferguson for hosting a Patriot Luncheon on 910. This is a traditional September thank you to veterans, police officers, and firefighters. NHS members provided hospitality and City Barbeque provided a delicious meal in the SHS cafeteria for all to see to show appreciation. A special thanks goes to Sarah Sewall for handling external relations and contacts, Kristin Lathrop and Shivani Parikshak for decorations, Ryan Myers for hospitality, and Chelsea Brothers for food arrangements, greetings, and photos. White River Academic League (WRAL) Coaches Johnson, Auger, and Worley are extremely excited about the 2010-11 season. The team springboards from placing 10th last year at State and has set their goal to compete at Nationals. A record number attended try-outs to vie for team positions.

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Southport High School Brain Game team has received their tournament match-up and will go head-to-head (no pun intended) against Center Grove on October 20. Airing will be announced at a later date.

Extra-Curricular At the Sept. 3 football game, Riley Dance Marathon Committee used the last minute of half-time for fund-raising during a “Miracle Minute.” In a mere 60 seconds, generous fans of SHS dipped into their pockets to the tune of $522.71. All donations go to the Ryan White Foundation. Thank you!

Athletics Kudos to Zoey Freese who was named to the all-county golf team last week. Coach Humbles and his Lady Cards have a big week ahead as they play in the Conference Indiana Golf Tournament and the IHSAA Golf Sectionals. Good luck!

Homecoming Southport is well-known for its strong tradition, and nothing showcases this more than Homecoming Week. The theme is “SHS: High Score,” in which video games like PacMan and Frogger will be creatively woven into the spirit of our football game. The Cards take on the Bloomington South Panthers and the evening will hopefully end with “SHS: High Score.” Festivities are off to a great start with SPIRIT WEEK dress up days—Monday is PJ Day, Tuesday is College Day, Wednesday is Lumberjack Day, Thursday is Video Game Day, and Friday is Cardinal Flight Night T-Shirt Day. The annual homecoming parade will begin at 5:30 followed by the game at 7:00. The Homecoming Dance will be on Saturday night at 8:30 in the cafeteria. Dress is semi-formal.

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September 7, 2010

Points of Pride #5*

Classrooms Mrs. Gillis’ students share a classroom with some new critters—axolotls. These amphibians never leave the larval stage, something called neoteny. One observable trait they possess is the ability to re-grow lost limbs. Students are witnessing this, as Sabertooth got a little aggressive and bit off some of Wolverine’s limbs. After one week, Wolverine has almost re-grown an entire arm! They are both living happily now, albeit in separate containers. Stop by Room 215 and check them out!

Out of the Classroom We have another “Cardinal Character” call-out this week going to Braunson Brumley, freshman, who found a wallet containing money in a restroom. He took it to the office to be returned to the owner. This kind of honesty is always to be commended. Established in 1968, Project SEED exists as an educational outreach program to encourage high school students to explore careers in science. Funding is provided by university, corporate, public, and private donors. Several SHS students had the privilege to work and learn under the mentorship of research experts during the summer of 2010. Congratulations are in order to Yovanie Biggerstaff, Corey Johnson, Ngun HleiTail Nawlthang, Brent Rogers, Hlawn Tlem, and Shelby Turner. Research projects included a wide range of study from skeletal drug concentrations to computer-aided molecular design of anti-cancer agents. A big thank you also goes to all science teachers for inspiring student participation in this summer science program.

Athletics Congratulations to the SHS cheerleaders who competed at the state fair. Varsity placed 10th of 16 teams, and junior varsity placed 9th of 12 teams.

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The Cardinal football team survived a late threat from #7 ranked, Class 5A, Pike Red Devils. With an 18-17 lead and 16 seconds on the clock, Nick DiPatrizio blocked a 34-yard field goal. Earlier, David Boyer had the play of the game with complete hustle on a tipped pass, making it to the end zone for a touchdown. The Cards are 3-0 and 1-0 in Conference Indiana. (Photo by Indy

Soccer Sensation Andrew Oliver, junior, is on leave from SHS to be a member of the U-17 U.S. Men’s National Soccer team. He trains and attends high school in Bradenton, Florida and plays soccer both in the U.S and internationally. International competitions have taken him to Argentina, Columbia, Costa Rica, Germany, Italy, and Mexico. Currently, he and his teammates are competing in Spain for 2 weeks. Andrew is a starting forward on the team. The National team will play in the U-17 World Cup in June 2011 in Mexico. Andrew attended SHS his freshman year and played on the SHS team with his brother Wes. The team broke the record for the most wins in a season that year. What an accomplishment for this fine young athlete!

AP Tests Graduates from the Class of 2010 who earned top scores on the advanced placement government exam last spring were David Camp, John Cary, Josh Farrow, Nick Reinhart, and Emily Theis. A total of 18 students earned passing scores, giving them a head start in college. Current students are working diligently to bring a repeat performance.

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August 30, 2010

Points of Pride #4*

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Mr. Williams’ Pre-Algebra class is currently working on its annual number line project. Students make a number line by putting the numbers “-20 through +20” on individual papers on the wall in Room 255. Students then spell out each number in their native language. We are extremely proud that for the first time there are 5 different languages on each paper: English, Spanish, Chin, Karen, and Burmese.

According to Coach Josh Brown, the men’s soccer team has “extreme talent from top to bottom.” Brandon Iaria, Noah Salas, and Wes Oliver (starters since 9th grade) are the most winning players in school history. Oliver is a top scorer in the state. Chin athletes comprise about half of all players and more than half of the varsity team. Van Thang (3-year starter) is probably the best Chin player in the area with enough assists to put him at 3rd for most assists in a single season in school history. Simon Lian (2-year starter) continues to astonish all. Brown states the major contribution of Chin players to be, “Effort—they don’t know when to quit.” Brown continues, “All players work together to make each other better.” That explains their current 3-0 season.

Mrs. Schnepp’s Biology II students await the emergence of “Scooter,” a monarch butterfly. During a courtyard plant lab, a student found Scooter, a second instar larva caterpillar about ½ inch long. The class kept Scooter to observe the monarch’s life cycle. In the last 2 weeks, Scooter quadrupled in length and is now in pupa (cocoon) stage. Students expect Scooter to emerge as a butterfly soon.

After School Hours A big “Cardinal Character” call-out goes to sophomore Matt Russell. Matt found a new BlackBerry phone at school, tracked down the owner by making a call, then took the phone to Mrs. Brickey in the main office to be returned. People like Matt make Southport High School great. Perry High and SHS are joining forces at the 8/31 volleyball game by wearing pink to support Race for the Cure. WEAR PINK! “Team Southport” is a united effort at SHS to fight breast cancer. The first of many activities for the year is a T-shirt sale (red shirts with “Southport” in pink letters). Led by Miss Mahin, last year’s T-shirt sales resulted in a $350 donation to the Komen Foundation. Contact to join or order a T-shirt.

Congratulations to the volleyball team for winning the Ben Davis SpikeFest. Our Lady Cards are currently 9-1. The Cards brought home a 51-27 victory at Lucas Oil Stadium against Anderson. Brandon Iaria broke the school record for kicking the longest field goal in school history at 47 yards and Jimmy Bayless scored 5 touchdowns. Go Cards!

AP Test Recognition Several students deserve special recognition for their performance on last year’s advanced placement tests. Students earning 3’s, 4’s or 5’s could earn college credit. On the Human Geography exam, Ryan Meyers, Daniel Smedema, Jonathan Goodwin, and Taylor Coffey scored 5’s (the top score). Other students passing the exam were Noah Salas, Clayton Leslie, Shivani Parkikshak, Jeff Sayler, and Brandon Bushong. Watch for more advanced placement call-outs in the next issue.

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August 23, 2010

Points of Pride #3*

Southport High School



Congratulations to the GRAD program, entering its second year at SHS. GRAD students (Graduate Ready to Achieve Dreams) are cohorts (groups) that share these common characteristics:  Students are recommended by teachers at end of freshman year.  Selections are based upon grades and interviews for those who choose to apply.  College-based curriculum 1 period per day with same teacher, grades 10, 11, and 12.  Students research colleges, make college visits, prep for the SAT, refine note-taking skills, and hone reading and writing skills.  Goal is to gain entry into 4-year university.  Mrs. Jungemann (English) is in second year of study with students who will graduate in 2012.  Mrs. Worley (Business) teaches the newest cohort, students from the Class of 2013.

Kudos to Ryan Myers and Haylie McLinn, SHS 2011 Riley Dance Marathon co-presidents, for leading a summer retreat with the entire executive committee. Members have already worked the Trader’s Point Horse Show, kicking off this year’s fund-raising for the Ryan White Infectious Disease Center at Riley Hospital for Children.

Mrs. Whitlock’s Technical Theatre class is helping SHS Color Guard “strike their props” from last year to re-use materials, saving them lots of cash. These students are education in action! SHS Special Topics class is organizing a show about Shakespeare’s life to travel to classrooms both in and out of the building to help students understand his work. Great work, theatre students!

After School Hours The annual front office task to organize a successful first day of school was facilitated by generous volunteers. Top-notch secretaries Mrs. Mader, Mrs. Waugh, and Mrs. Brickey want to give a callout and big thank you to volunteers!  Kristiaan Hulin and Jessica Biggs, SHS seniors.  Grace Branson, JG student volunteer.  PTSA parents and students for stuffing back-toschool information packets.

Athletics The Cardinal volleyball team is now 5-0 with two big victories last week. After defeating North Central on Thursday, they were victorious at the home invitational on Saturday (6 teams). Congratulations to Coach Johnson and the Lady Cards. Team captains Treavor Gebhart, Terrance Redmond, and Brandon Underwood led the attack against a highly respected Roncalli football team in the season opener last Friday. The Cards came out with an early lead but were threatened in final minutes by a tough Rebel offense. Kenneth Hawkins (2012) fought through the heat to sack Roncalli quarterback B. Soller on a fourth-and-goal play at the 9-yard line with only seconds remaining to defend the 28-21 Southport triumph. Wow!

Live Red A sea of red is what Cardinal teams view when they look to the stands. Booster Club officers kicked off the year with a “Live Red” theme. Over 2,200 students attended last Friday’s pep session where all fall athletes were recognized in Rocky Balboa fashion. Pre-game football tradition included tailgating with music, games, food, and fun for all. Thank you to all athletes, coaches, and fans that make SHS a strong, vibrant, athletic, powerhouse in our community.

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August 16, 2010

Points of Pride #2*

Southport High School



Southport greeted students with big changes in place, the greatest of which moved us from a schedule of 4 to 8 classes per day. To facilitate student success, the administration introduced several school-wide procedures to promote responsibility and keep students in class:

Taylor Peters, Best Buddies President, leads the local campaign to Spread the Word to End the Word™ at SHS. This refers to the “R word (retard/ed).” Her letters to The Southsider Voice and to Southport’s Mayor Thoman brought local attention to a nationwide campaign. On May 5 the mayor’s office issued a proclamation that the “R word” is “hate speech.” He is asking citizens of Southport to eliminate the word from their vernacular. Good for Taylor, Best Buddies, and all who comply with the proclamation!

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Bell ringer activities every period to support ontime arrival to classes. A brilliant system to handle necessary hallway traffic during class periods (to office, emergencies, student assistants, restrooms, etc.) Dress code checks during Period 1 with alternate clothing (black sweats) available in dean’s office for those outside of code. Students may change clothes and return to class.

Consistency contributed greatly to last week’s success. Kudos to all stakeholders at Southport!

After School Hours It was standing room only at freshman orientation. What an intro for the class of 2014! Allison Hughes spent 6 weeks of her summer vacation with a Spanish family on the Mediterranean Sea in Valencia, Spain. Her academic experience was part of the IU Honors Abroad Program. She spoke only Spanish, took advanced classes in Spanish, participated in choral and theatrical groups, traveled to Madrid and Salamanca, and joined celebrations for Spain’s World Cup Victory. She qualified for the venture with her score on a college entrance exam, placing her among the top juniors in Indiana. Congratulations to Allison and her Spanish teachers at SMS and SHS.

Athletics Girls’ golf team made Coach Humbles proud as they finished 3rd at the Shelbyville Invitational! Sophomore Robert Webb excelled in leading the Cardinal offense as quarterback in last Friday night’s jamboree. The Cards will host their season opener against Roncalli at home on 8-20 at 7:30. Plan to attend the volleyball invitational on 8-21 at 9 a.m. in the fieldhouse. Good luck, Lady Cards!

School Motto Students were greeted with our school motto which hangs in the cafeteria in larger than life print proclaiming, “I am who I choose to be.” Faculty members brainstormed ideas at summer in-service and, after much deliberation, finally voted for the 2010-11 winner. Teachers, administrators, and students will find this mantra empowering as we embrace the fact that life is a series of choices, each choice having rewards or consequences. SHS is dedicated to helping every student understand the truth in this motto and aiding students to make responsible choices that lead to success.

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