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All of Southport's newsletters as of April 18.


  • *Send SHS POINTS OF PRIDE to [email protected] for submission to our weekly newsletter.

    April 4, 2011 Points of Pride #32* Southport High School

    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 pro-posed 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 Associations Divisional Finals for Regional Class A. If that wasnt enough, they also took first place in two of the five sub-categories! Congrats on an amazing season in which they placed in the top four at all invita-tional competitions, despite being in a new class of Indiana High School Color Guard As-sociation in which there are over 30 competi-tors. 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 GuardSouthport High School salutes you!

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

    Place Winners Event Daniel Smedema Internatl Extemporaneous

    1st Myranda Kelly Humorous Interpretation Katie Hinh & Donna Knight Original Performance

    Brandon Ritter US Extemporaneous 2nd

    Robby Knight Declamation Cody Foster Broadcasting Ryan Myers Dramatic Interpretation

    Allison Gaffney Original Oratory 3rd

    Anthony Groves Declamation Kayla Hofmann Broadcasting Myranda Kelly Poetry 4th

    Jonathan Goodwin US Extemporaneous Dylan Scott Humorous Interpretation

    Brandon Ritter Impromptu Ryan Myers &

    Dylan Scott Memorized Duo

    Anthony Groves Original Oratory


    Tanner Musser US Extemporaneous Hannah Sullivan Discussion

    Jonathan Goodwin Impromptu 6th Alanna Heath Internatl Extemporaneous Paul Summers Poetry Emmalee Dixon Prose 7th Rachael Samm US Extemporaneous

    On March 26, they placed 6th at state, scor-ing the highest number of points in Southports 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* Southport High School

    FROM THE CLASSROOM Southports very own Sweet 16 happens be

    our March Students of the Month. Congratula-tions are in order to Christian Ayala-Math; Sara Benner-Family and Consumer Sciences; Samantha Bradley-Health/PE; John Carmody-Ausley-Foreign Language; Brittany Eckler-Athletics; Jordan Gamble-Student Services; Zach Hartman-Main Office; Jake Hunter-Business; Marlissa Karpeh-Art; Daisy Laldin-pui-Science; Taylor Lockwood-Social Studies; Bethany Rhoderick-Guidance; Megan Se-lander-Music; Chloe Sims-FACS; Brittany Tharp-English; and Elexa Walton-Media Cen-ter. Certificates and SHS T-shirts were re-ceived by 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 hon-orary commitment to speak only Spanish as she lives with a host family and becomes fully immersed in the culture. This experience typi-cally 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 Sat-urday, 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 (2010s National Champions) in the first round. After winning by 100+ points, one of the tour-ney readers turned to the kids and said, Who are you? I never heard of you. You guys are

    good! Jonathan Goodwin, Daniel Smedema, Nick Andre, Dan Arndt, and Travis Waymon are to be commended for outstanding perform-ances. 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 char-acter. On Sunday, March 13, 7 seniors, 44 juniors, sponsors, and families celebrated their induction into Southport High Schools National Honor Society. Congratulations to all!

    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 Indi-anapolis. Wes has been a powerhouse during his Southport soccer careerUIndy has re-cruited 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 Ameri-can 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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    Sui Tin Tial

    March 14, 2011 Points of Pride #30* Southport High School

    FROM THE CLASSROOM It is in the classroom that all students find

    endless opportunities to achieve and become. For the past two decades, KIPS (Kiwanis Im-proving Performance at Southport) has cele-brated those achievements of Southport High School students. Last Thursday, several stu-dents were once again selected and honored by the Kiwanis based upon standards of excel-lence for attendance and GPA improvements. Underclassmen who received $25 gift certifi-cates from our community partners included: freshmen Stephen Averitt, Kendall Bowles, Rachael Samm, and Kacey Smith; sopho-mores Alexandria Bishop, Carly Chappell, and Sydney Peacock, and Andrea Reinhart; and juniors Leigh Bowles, Emma Hughes, Florence Salamone, and Dylan Scott. In the end, sen-iors appropriately took center stage as they re-ceived financial support to further their educa-tions. 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 reportedly told Ms. Brouwer that, Money is just on loan from God for who-ever 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!

    OUT OF THE CLASSROOM Mr. Lezon and Mrs. Tempest took govern-

    ment classes to Dan Burtons Youth Leader-ship Conference at Hamilton Southeastern last week. The main topics of discussion were im-migration 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 Burtons 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 scholar-ships and signed letters of intent to the Univer-sity of St. Francis located in Fort Wayne to play football (NAIA Division 2 school). Also of noteworthy recognition are the accomplish-ments of Carlton Byrd and Brandon Under-wood who have been voted to the Region 7 All-Star 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 all-star 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* Southport High School

    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. Junge-manns seniors placed in state level competi-tion. 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!


    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 Club-bers assisted in youth basketball. In her words, Thank you for providing such a won-derful pool of leaders to help serve the south side community.

    OUT OF THE CLASSROOM Ms. OConnor has been notified that Span-

    ish student Emma Hughes has tested as one of the strongest candidates in the state of Indi-ana 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.

    The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes high school volunteers in each state. In May, they will name Americas 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 Ex-cellence 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 de-feating 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 noth-ing 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* Southport High School

    From the Classroom SHS Biology teachers know how to grab

    student interest with a genetics lab entitled

    Making Babies. Students are paired and giv-

    en 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 show-

    case 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 Johns pizzas from Papa on South-

    port Road (he gives us a good deal) and coo-

    kies 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 cel-

    ebrations they have organized and Ms. Brouw-

    er 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 townships initiative

    to provide funding for creative and innovative

    teaching ideas. We are proud that almost one

    third of attendees (12 of 39) were Southport


    Each year the Department of Human Ser-

    vices hosts a district wide contest in honor of

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards were an-

    nounced 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 Place Winner


    1st Wayne Klingman

    2nd David Young

    3rd Sara Benner


    1st Paul Summers

    2nd Ashley Moore

    3rd Titianna Folson

    Extra-Curricular The WRAL team has qualified for the Na-

    tional Academic Championship tournament by

    winning their division. This is a huge accom-

    plishment and honor for an academic team.

    They will select a date to compete in New Or-

    leans, Chicago, or D.C. Congratulations!

    Athletics Coach Sumner congratulates Jimmy Dy-

    no-mite Walker for earning the Cardinal Foot-

    ball Lifter of the Month Award for January. Ac-

    cording to Coach, Jimmy has worked extreme-

    ly 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 fi-

    nished 6th. Both advance to regionals. This is

    Dannys third trip to regional play.

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    January 24, 2011 Points of Pride #23* Southport High School

    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 stu-

    dents essays have been sent to compete at

    the state contest. Grade 10Alanna Heath

    and Adam Moss; Grade 11David Dart and

    Ethan Hawes; Grade 12Shelby Karnes and

    Katelyn Hamilton. Good luck at state level


    The Family and Consumer Science De-

    partment 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. Musick-

    Burchett, 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 Ra-

    dio, Anthony Groves in Declamation, Myranda

    Kelly in Humor, Jonathan Goodwin in Im-

    promptu, Daniel Smedema in International Ex-

    temporaneous, 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. Southports talent

    and hard work won the day! Excellent job.

    Coaches Auger, Johnson, and Worley are

    proud to announce that Southports White Riv-

    er 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 Jona-

    than 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 WTHRs Operation Football and Basketball

    are local favorites. Rarely is a cheer team se-

    lected to perform two years in a row, but SHS

    is the excep-

    tion. Despite

    being selected

    last year, Cheer

    Coach Nita

    McClellans te-

    nacity 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 tal-

    entspirit. They created a chant to promote

    Operation Basketball and the Southport Car-

    dinals. The following cheer team members

    were in attendance: Ashley Haseman, Kristin

    Lathrop, Shelby McLaughlin, Hannah Roth-

    kopf, Ali DeHart, Peyton McNeely, Angela

    Byrd, Erin Carpenter, Alanna Heath, Kory Ko-

    segi, and Shaunte Russell. Nice job by Coach

    McClellan and the Southport cheerleaders!

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    January 18, 2011 Points of Pride #22* Southport High School

    From the Classroom Congratulations to all Students of the Month

    for December: Eliza Bracken-English, Dalton

    Cooper-Science, Johnathan Devoss-Media Cen-

    ter, Mang Doi-Social Studies, Gabriel Dreibelbis-

    Guidance, Madison Hensley-Athletics, Hunter

    Johnson-Main Office, Robbie Myers-Music, Alex

    Lucas Potter-Business, Emmanuel Massaquoi-

    Family & Consumer Sciences, Tin Par-Science,

    Kaitlyn Rice-Health, Jesse Roller-Foreign Lan-

    guage, Journy Skaggs-Art, Casey Smith-Student

    Services, and Daniel Thang-Math. Students re-

    ceived a certificate, coupon from Texas Road-

    house, and a Southport T-shirt. Please com-

    mend these students for their achievement when

    you see them.

    Out of the Classroom Raul Tamayo is to be commended for vo-

    lunteering 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 Fs to As.

    Both students are continuing the tutoring ses-

    sions second semester. A special thank you to

    their counselor, Ms. Underwood, for rearrang-

    ing schedules to accommodate this mentoring

    opportunity for second semester. In addition,

    Raul maintains a challenging schedule which

    includes AP Chemistry II, Pre-Calculus, Aero-

    space 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.

    Extra-Curricular Last week it was reported that Taylor Pe-

    ters 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 spon-

    sors, and the Mayor of

    Southport. In Taylors words, Best Buddies is

    about creating friendships with people with dis-

    abilities. We want to show them that they can

    be friends and not feel judged by people who

    dont 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.

    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* Southport High School

    In the Classroom Thank you for a job well done by the first

    semester Entrepreneurship students who

    worked together as a team to promote South-

    port. Their hand crafted

    felt banners are currently

    on display in the field

    houseone for each var-

    sity basketball player.

    Upon successful comple-

    tion 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.

    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.

    Thank you to Mrs. Richardson and Ms. Jar-

    chow for their efforts so Southport could host

    Race for the Cure team captain training. Fifty-

    five 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.

    Extra-Curricular Taylor Peters, SHS Best Buddies Presi-

    dent, was chosen as President of the Year.

    Ms. Brouwer received notification and a certifi-

    cate which was then given to her. Taylor has

    been dedicated to the Best Buddies program

    since middle school and plans to continue her

    active involvement at the college level.

    Special Recognition Dave Wohler, Administrator of the Indiana

    District of Key Club International, recently con-

    tacted Ms. Brouwer to express his appreciation

    of one of Southports finest. In his own words,

    I thought you might be interested in the caliber

    of student and human being you have in Mi-

    chael Samm. The highly respected Mr. Woh-

    ler cited that Michaels intellect, compassion,

    and commitment to the core values of Key

    Club earned him the elected position of 2009-

    10 Capital Division Lieutenant Governor for the

    Indiana District of Key Club International. Mi-

    chael 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 interna-

    tional events, as well as meaningful service to

    their homes, schools, and communities. Dur-

    ing 2010-11, Michael is serving as an assistant

    to the District Governor. In this role, Michael

    has personified true service leadership. With-

    out his stealth, leadership, guidance, and moti-

    vation . . . the Key Club District Board as well

    as Key Club program would be in jeopardy.

    Congratulations to Michael who exemplifies the

    Southport Way.

    Athletics 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.

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    January 3, 2011 Points of Pride #20* Southport High School

    From the Classroom Mrs. Worley is extremely proud of the 2013

    GRAD class which is made up of 25 sopho-

    mores. GRAD students were selected after

    application to the program and have a common

    focusGraduate 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 Gar-

    cia, and Darrell Wade.

    Mrs. Johnson has reported a productive

    semester in Cardinal Academy. The program

    has been successful with 95 credits being re-

    covered 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.

    October Riley Canner Bio Medical Science

    Kyle Vaughn Law Enforcement

    November Casey Osborn Info Technology

    Christian Reiger Health Careers

    December Sage Stahl Health Careers

    Out of the Classroom 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 mem-

    bers who wrapped gifts which included Miss

    Mahin, Mr. Bruce, Mr. OBrien, Mrs. Worley,

    Mrs. Pernell, Mr. Schopper, Mrs. Mader, Mrs.

    Oskay, Mrs. Ancelet, and Miss Enterline. The

    total amount collected/spent was $2050. Re-

    markably, our super shoppers (Mrs. Cullison

    and Mrs. Johnson) SAVED $2881.28 by using

    discounts and several hundred dollars in Kohls

    cash! When shopping, remember to thank

    Southport Kohls for making our season brigh-

    ter. An additional thank you goes to Mr. Han-

    leys yearbook staff for donating 3 yearbooks to

    the project. Happy New Year to all!

    Athletics Many hours were dedicated to SHS by ath-

    letes 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 Mi-

    chael who scored 30 points against Broad Rip-

    ple 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* Southport High School

    In the Classroom SHS is proud to claim 28 teachers have

    been SIOP trained (Sheltered Instruction Ob-

    servation Protocol. The SIOP model is de-

    signed to use both content objectives and lan-

    guage 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 envi-

    ronment where student use their language

    skills to express the acquisition of content.

    Thanks to teachers who use SIOP at SHS.

    Out of the Classroom EL teachers are proud to announce that

    three of our Chin students have to earned uni-

    versity 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 ac-

    cepted to Grace College in Northern Indiana.

    Dawt is also the recipient of a $20,000 scholar-

    ship 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 schools dedication

    to the fight against breast cancer. The award

    will be displayed in the main office.

    A Cardinal Wells Scholar Herman B. Wells devoted his life to building

    Indiana University into an academic and cul-

    tural institution of international status. Each

    year between 18-22 incoming freshmen are

    awarded the prestigious Wells Scholarship in

    his honor. Southports very own Daniel Sme-

    dema recently learned that he has been invited

    to join this elite group. The merit-based award

    includes full tuition, fees, living stipend, option-

    al study abroad, summer internship or service

    project, extracurricular events, contacts with

    distinguished campus visitors, and seminars

    that provide an intellectual community with fel-

    low scholars. This is a huge honor for Daniel

    who exemplifies an extraordinary combination

    of academics, cha-

    racter, and leader-

    ship. Congratula-

    tions, Daniel. We

    are very proud of


    Athletics Holiday Schedule The Athletic Department invites you to holi-

    day sporting events. Go Cards!

    Event Location Date Time

    Boys B-ball SHS 12/17 6 pm Boys/Girls Swim County-Natatorium 12/17 6 pm Boys/Girls Swim County-Natatorium 12/18 9 am V Girls V B-ball Franklin Central 12/18 6 pm V Girls B-ball Decatur Central l 12/21 Noon JV Wrestling Yorktown Classic 12/22 9 am

    JV Wrestling Greenfield Central 12/27 9 am

    JV Boys B-ball Broad Ripple Inv. 12/28 10 am V Wrestling Mishawaka 12/29 9 am

    V Boys B-ball Broad Ripple Inv. 12/30 10 am V Girls B-ball Whiteland 12/29 6 pm

    IU Scholars at Wells Statue

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    December 6, 2010 Points of Pride #18* Southport High School

    In the Classroom Thank you to SHS counselors who com-

    pleted a round of visits to all 9th and 10th grade

    English classes. They presented important in-

    formation to students about bullying. Simply

    defined, bullying is a series of repeated of-

    fenses in which one person leverages power

    over another. Presenters were Ms. Under-

    wood, Ms. Barrett, Ms. Brasher, Mrs. Franzosi,

    Mrs. McClimon, Ms. Jones, and Mr. Rascoe.

    Out of the Classroom Southport is pleased to an-

    nounce 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

    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 stu-

    dents and staff for the incredibly smooth transi-

    tion that took place last week with our revised

    lunch schedule. In a world that is too often re-

    sistant to change, SHS continues to prove itself

    to be a highly adaptable community that is ded-

    icated 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. Ash-

    lyn Griffie and Danielle Vernon found and re-

    turned a staff members car key. Thanks, gals!

    Athletics Congratulations to center Brandon Under-

    wood who has been voted 1st Team All-State in

    football. It is a big honor to receive this recog-

    nition from the coaching community. We are

    very proud of you, Brandon!

    The wrestling team went 5-0 last Saturday

    at the Hagerstown Invitational. Coach Weav-

    ers 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.

    Mens 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* Southport High School

    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 Hon-

    ors Study Abroad Program. If accepted, she will

    spend 6 weeks studying next summer in Valen-

    cia. Please congratulate and support Emma as

    she completes the application process.

    Congratulations to all Students of the Month

    for November: Dalton Clouse-Health, Lexie Da-

    vis-ASL, Collan Dunn-Business, Ryan Ernsting-

    English, Aniza Fajardo-Media Center, Patricia

    Hall-Guidance, Katie Hinh-Student Services, Sta-

    ry Htoo-Music, Josh Johnson-Main Office, Brian-

    na Leonard-Math, Tanner Musser-Foreign Lan-

    guage, Angela Oaks-Art, Taylor Peters-Science,

    Keri Reynolds-Family & Consumer Sciences, Co-

    ra Rudisill-Athletics, and Rhiannon Whiteis-Social

    Studies. These students are to be commended

    for their achievement.

    Departments rotate on a monthly basis to se-

    lect a VIC Award Winner. The acronym VIC

    represents Very Important Cardinal, and students

    are selected for consistent outstanding achieve-

    ment 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 Car-

    dinals Emma Hughes in Art, and Scott Hinkle in

    Business, for September and November, respec-


    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 con-

    gratulate these fine athletes for this honor:

    FootballCarlton Byrd, Darrice Orkmon,

    Kenneth Hawkins, Nick DiPatrizio.

    Boys SoccerWes Oliver, Noah Salas

    Girls SoccerAbby Springer

    VolleyballChelsea Brothers, Kortni Haupt

    These players earned Indiana Conference

    Honorable Mention recognition:

    FootballTreavor Gebhart, Matt Gulley, Ter-

    rance Redmon, Brandon Underwood

    Boys SoccerGreg Guzman, Brandon Iaria,

    Ceu Sang

    TennisCorey Mills, Alex Smith

    Girls SoccerStephanie Hopkins, Ally Rad-


    VolleyballKayla Chappell, Devin Walter

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    November 15, 2010 Points of Pride #15* Southport High School

    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, No-

    vember 6, SHS National

    Honor Society members

    completed another ser-

    vice project. Spear-

    headed by Shivani Pa-

    rikshak (Vice-President)

    and Sarah Sewell (Sec-

    retary), the project in-

    cluded donations from

    Churchs 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 cam-

    pus. Thank you, NHS!

    Of 52 total volunteers at the YMCA Hallo-

    ween Extravaganza, 21 were SHS Key Club

    members. Organizers of the program compli-

    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 Boys Soccer Ma-

    rion 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. Con-

    gratulations 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 Most

    Improved Mental

    Attitude Sports-


    Cheer Kory

    Kosegi Ashley

    Haseman Donnika


    Boys XC Caleb

    Cantwell Clayton Leslie

    Stephen Morris

    Girls XC Jazzy Kemp

    Taylor Zorman

    Katy White

    Football Kyle

    Vaughn Terrance Redmond

    Chris Bueckers

    Girls Golf Ashley Wilson

    Zoey Freese

    Ashley Wilson

    B Soccer Tonino Arapi

    Simon Lian

    Van Thang

    G Soccer Katie

    Strakis Stephanie Hopkins

    Sally England

    Tennis Daniel Carson

    Brian Price

    Ryan Myers

    Volleyball Devin Walter

    Meghan Ahaus

    Kirstie Pieper

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    November 8, 2010 Points of Pride #14* Southport High School

    From the Classroom 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, stu-

    dents 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.

    A Cardinal Call-Out This weeks Cardinal call-out goes to Mrs. Per-

    nell 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 to-

    ward purchasing food baskets for Southport fami-

    lies 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 McAlisters BIG

    NASTY hit of the week last week.

    Matts 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!

    Extra-Curricular Congratulations are in

    order to Mr. Taylors

    CyberCards for partici-

    pating in the annual

    Bloomington VEX Ro-

    botics 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 ex-

    pectation. Pictured from the event are Raul Ta-

    mayo, 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 10-

    11, at Indian Creek High School.

    Athletics Congratulations to all fall athletes on their suc-

    cessful seasons. The Cardinal football team suf-

    fered 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


    Longest Field Goal Brandon Iaria 47 yds.

    Receptions Carlton Byrd 60

    Receiving Yds. Carlton Byrd 877

    FGs Made Brandon Iaria 5 Sacks Darrice Orkmon 11.5

    Total Offensive Yds. Treavor Gebhart 2,704

    Total Team Off. Yds. 2010-11 Team 4,143

    Lady Cards basketball kicks off winter sports at

    home by hosting Center Grove on Tuesday, No-

    vember 9, at 7:30 p.m. Show your support!

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    November 1, 2010 Points of Pride #13* Southport High School

    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 Eng-

    lish 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 teach-

    ing the course beginning second semester.

    A big thank you goes to Mr. Ingmire for admi-

    nistering the COMPASS TEST (Ivy Tech entrance

    exam) on October 19 at SHS to 31 business stu-

    dents. Upon passing, students have dual enroll-

    ment 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 ap-

    preciation. 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

    highest amount of points in the entire league and

    only .5 points behind last years national cham-

    pions, 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, Jo-

    sue Reyes, Alex Schutte, Megan Selander, Jordan

    Smithers, Craig Westberry, and Nick Whitmore.

    Last weeks 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 pro-

    grams and recruiting services since September 8.

    Nearly every morning workout in September and

    October has been viewed by college coaches look-

    ing 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* Southport High School

    From 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 school-

    provided laptop to text their res-

    ponses. As texts are received, response graphs

    are projected to report how many students chose

    each answer. Open ended questions and res-

    ponses are displayed in a similar fashion. This is a

    great way to use technology to engage students.

    ELL (English Language Learners) teachers

    would like to give a call-out to several gracious vo-

    lunteers. 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 qu 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 sta-

    tions, 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!

    Out of the Classroom A big thank you goes to school promotions stu-

    dents who stayed after school to decorate the sta-

    dium for home football games. A group of approx-

    imately 40 students participated, but some students

    were committed enough to volunteer for every oc-

    casion. These students were Jessica Biggs, Kris-

    tiann Hulin, Amanda Lovely, and Zach Conner.

    Under the leadership of Coach McClellan, cheer-

    leader 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 teachers are to be commended for on-

    going 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 appli-

    cations 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 semi-

    state. She finished the 5K course in 19:09.8, which

    earned her 24th place out of a field of 152 competi-


    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. Ac-

    cording to Mr. Hubert, the first 250 students through

    the gate will receive a free rally towel. Good luck,

    Cardstake sectional!

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    October 18, 2010 Points of Pride #11* Southport High School

    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 se-

    niors 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 transi-

    tioned to life after high school and are working to-

    ward college degrees.

    Congratulations to all who earned Student of

    the Month recognition for September: Jessica Al-

    loway-Student Services, Sarah Armstroff-Science,

    Will Cary-Business, Emma Hughes-Art, Kristiann

    Hulin-Main Office, Cody Jones-Math, Casey Kauff-

    man-Athletics, Chayse McGuffin-History, Matt Mil-

    ler-Foreign Language, Emily Odle-English, Natalie

    Rothkopf-Guidance, Stephanie Trinkle-Social Stu-

    dies, Natalie Ullrich-Media Center, Uriah Walden-

    Family & Consumer Science, Kiersten Watson-

    Health, and Seth Worland-Music. These students

    are to be commended for their achievement.

    Out of the Classroom Over 330 band, choir, and or-

    chestra 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 en-

    joyed by over 1000 spectators who attended the

    concerts. Everyone is looking forward to the Winter

    Concerts in December.

    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.

    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 years $316) which will be do-

    nated 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 stu-

    dents with students who have intellectual disabili-

    ties 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 per-

    centage 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.

    Athletics 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 semi-

    state this weekend.

    Cardinal volleyball ended regular season play

    19-9 and placed second in Conference Indiana.

    Sectional play begins this week at Franklin Com-

    munity High School.

    Southports football team finished regular sea-

    son play 6-3 and finished with a second in the con-

    ference. The team hits the gridiron again this Fri-

    day at North Central in the first round of sectionals.

    Good luck, Cards!

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    October 11, 2010 Points of Pride #10* Southport High School

    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.

    OBrien, several teachers deserve special recogni-

    tion. 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 5-

    12 students in her room three to four evenings a

    week, often until 4:30-5:00. Some are not her stu-

    dents, 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 stu-

    dents 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 pro-

    gram sponsored a Night Full of Color & Filled with

    Hope. With decorations provided by the Business

    Departments Entrepreneurship students, the vol-

    leyball program not only raised the consciousness

    about breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and cystic fi-

    brosis, but also raised $343 that will be donated to

    those causes. What a great way for Coach John-

    son 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 years 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 show-

    cased the talents of 32 student per-

    formers for an audience of approx-

    imately 265 people. All proceeds

    will be directly invested back into the program.

    Please visit for more pic-

    tures 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 Browns

    MENS 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* Southport High School

    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 empo-

    wered 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 Lea-

    dership Service (SCLS) to exist. This spin-off from

    Peer Tutoring and Cadet Teaching classes offers

    responsible Southport students a volunteer oppor-

    tunity 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 three-

    day event. Congratulations to the following for stu-

    dent leadership and volunteerism: Nam Tran, Alli-

    son Hughes, Kristin Lathrop, Ashleigh Laymon,

    Cory Sterrett, Kristiaan Hulin, Brent Rogers, Ste-

    phanie Hopkins, Reva Johnson, and Ryan Myers.

    School Publications Congratulations to Mr. Klopfensteins journalism

    students who have recently learned that last years

    Journal is a finalist in the Hoosier Star competition.

    The Indiana High School Press Association eval-

    uates high school newspapers in search of excel-

    lence. Being listed a finalist places Southports

    newspaper among the top high school contenders

    in the state. If The Journal wins the next phase of

    competition, a Hoosier Star will be awarded, plac-

    ing 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 en-

    courage 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 havent no-

    ticed, all issues of The Journal now include at least

    one article in Spanish and one article in Chin. Ku-

    dos goes out to Mr. K and these fine young journal-

    ists 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 Field-

    house. This is anticipated to be a fun event for fu-

    ture engineers as they showcase their robotics.

    Doors will open at 7:00 a.m., with opening ceremo-

    nies beginning at 9:00. Matches kick off at 9:30.

    There will be a lunch break at noon which will in-

    clude pumpkin carving and costume contests. The

    event will wrap up at 2:30 p.m. with an awards cer-

    emony. 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 departments 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 sub-


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    September 27, 2010 Points of Pride #8* Southport High School

    In the Classroom Congratulations to all SHS English teachers!

    The National Council of Teachers of English

    (NCTE) recognized the English Department for ex-

    cellence in instruction based upon achievement in

    the 2010 writing contest. Four students were hon-

    ored 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.

    Of 1,641 juniors nominated by their schools to

    participate in the 2010 writing contest, Daniel Sme-

    dema not only received state recognition, but com-

    peted nationally. Daniel was one of only 15 Indiana

    students to earn a national award. Thank you to

    Mr. Bowles for leadership in Daniels 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

    schools mini notebooks outside of the building and

    returned it to the main office. Ms. Brouwer re-

    warded each with a Cardinal T-shirt.

    Jessica and Madia Bannie are to be com-

    mended for finding money under a students desk

    and immediately making plans to return it to the

    owner. The Bannie sisters are great young ladies!

    Extra-Curricular A tip of the hat goes to Mrs. Berghoff and Mr.

    Troyers 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 NFLs

    prestigious 100 Club. According to the Executive

    Director of the NFL, J. Scott Wunn, This is a re-

    markable milestone because it demonstrates out-

    standing commitment to teaching essential life

    skillscommunication, research, listening, writing

    and organization. NFL commends the leadership

    of Coaches Berghoff and Troyer and so does SHS!

    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 de-

    feated 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 Dar-

    rice 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* Southport High School

    In the Classroom Miss Shepler (Mrs. Fergusons 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!

    Pre-Vocational Education classes are in their

    third year of volunteerism with Panera Bread Com-

    pany. Every Wednesday, Mrs. Hanley picks up be-

    tween 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 Al-

    lendale. 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 hall-

    way. 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!

    Extra-Curricular On September 11, Key Club members teamed

    with Angels of the Heart for a day of annual com-

    munity clean-up. This is a neighborhood outreach

    program spon-

    sored by Sacred

    Heart Catholic

    Church. SHS stu-

    dents were

    assigned the task of picking up debris along the

    railroad tracks in the Raymond Street area. Stu-

    dents gained much from their volunteerism and

    have already made plans to participate next year.

    Athletics The girls golf team finished 2nd at Sectionals

    and will advance to Regional play hosted by Frank-

    lin Central at Smock Golf Course on September 25.

    Congratulations, ladies!

    The girls cross country team gave a stellar per-

    formance 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 can-

    cer (teal), and cystic fibrosis (royal blue). Team-

    mates 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 competi-

    tion, 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* Southport High School

    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 combina-

    tion has put her on track to graduate with an Aca-

    demic Honors Diploma in May 2011.

    Academic Extra-Curricular National Honor So-

    ciety members are to

    be commended along

    with sponsors Mr.

    Sanders and Mrs. Fer-

    guson for hosting a

    Patriot Luncheon on 9-

    10. This is a traditional

    September thank you

    to veterans, police of-

    ficers, and firefighters.

    NHS members pro-

    vided 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 arrange-

    ments, greetings, and photos.

    White River Academic League (WRAL)

    Coaches Johnson, Auger, and Worley are extreme-

    ly 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 po-


    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 Ma-

    rathon 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 dona-

    tions 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 Homecom-

    ing 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 daysMonday 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 cafe-

    teria. Dress is semi-formal.

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    September 7, 2010 Points of Pride #5* Southport High School

    Classrooms Mrs. Gillis students share a classroom with

    some new crittersaxolotls. These amphibians

    never leave the larval stage, something called neo-

    teny. One observable trait they possess is the abili-

    ty to re-grow lost limbs. Students are witnessing

    this, as Sabertooth got a little aggressive and bit off

    some of Wolverines limbs. After one week, Wolve-

    rine has almost re-grown an entire arm! They are

    both living happily now, albeit in separate contain-

    ers. 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. Con-

    gratulations are in order to Yovanie Biggerstaff, Co-

    rey Johnson, Ngun HleiTail Nawlthang, Brent Rog-

    ers, Hlawn Tlem, and Shelby Turner. Research

    projects included a wide range of study from ske-

    letal drug concentrations to computer-aided mole-

    cular design of anti-cancer agents. A big thank you

    also goes to all science teachers for inspiring stu-

    dent 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.

    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 DiPatri-

    zio 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. Mens National Soc-

    cer 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 Na-

    tional team will play in the U-17 World Cup in June

    2011 in Mexico. Andrew attended SHS his fresh-

    man 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 accom-

    plishment 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* Southport High School

    Classrooms Mr. Williams Pre-Algebra class is currently

    working on its annual number line project. Stu-

    dents 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


    Mrs. Schnepps Biology II students await the

    emergence of Scooter, a monarch butterfly. Dur-

    ing a courtyard plant lab, a student found Scooter,

    a second instar larva caterpillar about inch long.

    The class kept Scooter to observe the monarchs

    life cycle. In the last 2 weeks, Scooter quadrupled

    in length and is now in pupa (cocoon) stage. Stu-

    dents 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 Black-

    Berry 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 ef-

    fort 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 years T-shirt sales resulted in a

    $350 donation to the Komen Foundation. Contact

    [email protected] to join or order a T-shirt.

    Athletics According to Coach Josh Brown, the mens

    soccer team has extreme talent from top to bot-

    tom. 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 start-

    er) continues to astonish all. Brown states the ma-

    jor contribution of Chin players to be, Effortthey

    dont know when to quit. Brown continues, All

    players work together to make each other better.

    That explains their current 3-0 season.

    Congratulations to the volleyball team for win-

    ning 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 Ia-

    ria 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 years advanced

    placement tests. Students earning 3s, 4s or 5s

    could earn college credit. On the Human Geogra-

    phy exam, Ryan Meyers, Daniel Smedema, Jona-

    than Goodwin, and Taylor Coffey scored 5s (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

    Classrooms Congratulations to the GRAD program, enter-

    ing 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 inter-

    views 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 vis-

    its, 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 co-

    hort, students from the Class of 2013.

    Mrs. Whitlocks 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 Shakespeares life to travel to classrooms

    both in and out of the building to help students un-

    derstand his work. Great work, theatre students!

    After School Hours The annual front office task to organize a suc-

    cessful first day of school was facilitated by gener-

    ous volunteers. Top-notch secretaries Mrs. Mader,

    Mrs. Waugh, and Mrs. Brickey want to give a call-

    out 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-to-

    school information packets.

    Extra-Curricular Kudos to Ryan Myers and Haylie McLinn, SHS

    2011 Riley Dance Marathon co-presidents, for lead-

    ing a summer retreat with the entire executive

    committee. Members have already worked the

    Traders Point Horse Show, kicking off this years

    fund-raising for the Ryan White Infectious Disease

    Center at Riley Hospital for Children.

    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). Congra-

    tulations 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 Haw-

    kins (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 de-

    fend the 28-21 Southport triumph. Wow!

    Live Red A sea of red is what Car-

    dinal 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

    Fridays 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 ath-

    letes, 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

    Classrooms Southport greeted students with big changes in

    place, the greatest of which moved us from a sche-

    dule 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:

    Bell ringer activities every period to support on-

    time arrival to classes.

    A brilliant system to handle necessary hallway

    traffic during class periods (to office, emergen-

    cies, student assistants, restrooms, etc.)

    Dress code checks during Period 1 with alter-

    nate clothing (black sweats) available in deans

    office for those outside of code. Students may

    change clothes and return to class.

    Consistency contributed greatly to last weeks

    success. Kudos to all stakeholders at Southport!

    After School Hours It was standing room only at freshman orienta-

    tion. What an intro for the class of 2014!

    Allison Hughes spent 6 weeks of her summer

    vacation with a Spanish family on the Mediterra-

    nean Sea in Valencia,