November 18, 2011
Points of Pride #53*
Southport High School
PBL in the Classroom
Mr. Scaringe’s government students took it upon themselves to revamp the entire political system by re-creating our political parties. Criteria included posters to advertise the party names, symbols, national convention sites, and slogans. Each party was challenged to craft a political party platform to outline major issues to serve as the backbone of their party. They also had to propose their plans for improvement. This is a great example of group PBL (project-based learning) that provided individual assessments inasmuch every student was assigned a specific role.
Mrs. Ferguson is pleased to announce that National Honor Society members have started a service project that involves Algebra I tutoring. Students are matched up with NHS members during their study halls, and one NHS volunteer is available after school in Room 249. Tutoring requests should be made to Mrs. Ferguson.
Mrs. Musick-Burchett’s fashion and textile students have just finished their PBL unit in which they made pajama pants and purses. To enhance learning, the use of recycled fabrics was central to the project. Embedded in the lessons were content objectives and discussions about limited resources, environmental stewardship, financial budgeting, creativity, individuality, time management, and decisionmaking. This unique approach coupled with time-tested hands-on projects hit hard on the all the state standards for the course. In the end, all students were winners knowing they possessed the creativity, talent, and mindset to be productive.
Congratulations to Devin Walter who has been named to the Indiana Coaches of Girls’ Sports Association Volleyball All-Star team. Devin is the first Southport volleyball player to earn this distinction. Coach Johnson relays that this is a great honor and is very proud of Devin.
A big thanks goes out to School Promotions students for their (PBL) canvas CARDINALS that are showing up all over the building. Keep ‘em coming!
Student Athlete Michael Ramey Kellon Thomas Zoe Freese Taylor Lockwood
Scholarship Basketball Basketball Golf Softball
The Southport Athletic Department is pleased to announce that the NEST has been a busy place during recent weeks. They have hosted and celebrated several seniors who have signed letters of intent to play college sports. It is an outstanding accomplishment that each of these students has earned an athletic scholarship. Congratulations! University Ball State Kent State UIndy Butler Univ. of Southern Indiana
By Tyrone Mallory
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