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THSouth Receives 4 Stars!

4 star school - Way To Go Terre Haute South!

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Glenda Ritz

Announces 4-Star Schools for 2013

 Indianapolis - Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announced Indiana's 4 Star schools for 2013 today. In order to achieve this designation, a school must be in the top 25th percentile of schools in ISTEP+ testing results. A total of 311 schools received the award throughout the state.

Superintendent Ritz congratulated these schools today. "I am honored to name these schools as our Four Star Schools for this year," said Ritz. "Winning this award required excellent work by teachers, administrators, students and parents throughout the year and on behalf of the entire Indiana Department of Education I send them my sincere congratulations."

Congratulations THSouth for receiving this designation, AGAIN!

Upcoming Events

The 2014 Terre Haute South Academic Honors Banquet will be held at Hulman Center on Tuesday, April 29th at 6:30 p.m.  Any student with a 3.0 GPA or above is invited to attend.  The honored students will receive one free ticket and the additional tickets are $18.00 each.  Thursday April 10th is the last day (before school and during "A" lunch) to purchase tickets.  

Prom 2014 will be held on May 17th from 8:00-11:00 pm @ Hulman Center.  This years' theme is A Night Under the Big Top.  Tickets will be sold April 28th-May 9th during lunch MWF only. Payment is due at the time of purchase.  Checks must be made out to Terre Haute South with PROM in the memo area.

Science News!

Congratulations to Ryan Chung.  Ryan is a Regional Academic All-Star.  He was one of 90 top students in the State of Indiana honored at this year's Indiana Academic All-Star Banquet.  He was accompanied by his Teacher of Influence, AP Biology Teacher, Mr. Aaron Warner,  his Science Research Sponsor, Mrs. Melanie Huber, and Terre Haute South Assistant Principal, Mrs. Trina McDonald.  This is a tremendous honor not only for Ryan but also Terre Haute South Vigo High School and the Vigo County School Corporation.
Indiana Academic All Star Banquet

Excellence in Education Honorees

Congratulations to Ms.Gerri Lambert and Mrs. Gen Craft, the Excellence in Education award winners from THS this year.  There will be a banquet on May 7th at St. Mary's to recognize the winners from Vigo County. Both teachers are well deserving of this honor.

Excellence in Education Award Winners
THSouth is "Represented"

Congratulations Mrs. McDonald!

Congratulations to Mrs. McDonald who was voted the

District 8 Assistant Principal of the Year!

Assistant Principal of the Year!

Science News!

Congratulations THSouth Science Research Team who made school history on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Hoosier State Science and Engineering Fair on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis, Indiana.

For the first time ever, three members were selected to represent the State of Indiana at the 2014 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, California, May 11-17, 2014. Senior Researchers Ryan Chung and Krishan Kumar along with Sophomore Researcher Tingyue (Rita) Cui were named ISEF finalists. Junior Researcher Anthea Weng received a medal for becoming a HSEF finalist.

This is the third time that Ryan Chung has been named an ISEF Finalist as he has presented his science research at ISEF 2011 in Los Angeles and 2013 in Phoenix. Ryan was a First Place Grand Award winner at the 2013 Phoenix ISEF.

ISEF finalist Ryan Chung also received awards for the Best Use of the Metric System and Excellence in Computer Science for his research, "MobileSoundDiscoveryApp: Mobile Audio Medical Devices and Quantitative-Qualitative Audio Analysis Applications and Designs Using an Autonomous Audio Knowledge Engine". ISEF finalist Tingyue Cui received a Certificate of Achievement from the United States Air Force and The Second Place Overall Top Prize in the Sophomore Research Group for her research, "Factors That Influence Energies of Simple Hydrocarbons".

ISEF Finalist Krishan Kumar presented "Explaining the map and matrix of the Discrete Lambert exponentiation" while HSEF Finalist Anthea Weng presented "Novel Alkaloids from Dendrobates auratus in Oahu, Hawai'i".

All students are sponsored by Terre Haute South Science Department Chairperson, Mrs. Melanie Huber, who will accompany the Science Research Team to the 2014 Intel ISEF in Los Angeles, California.

Picture attached (left to right): 2014 ISEF Finalists Krishan Kumar, Ryan Chung, and Tingyue (Rita) Cui.
Research Team

Braves Positive Feedback

Congratulations to the following students who have been recognized recently with

Braves Positive Feedback!


Caanan Rivera
Nate Powers
Jacob Linville
Chris McDonnell
Aliya Shaw
Albin Ramadani
Jack Farner
Kexin He
Bailee Williams
Alyssa Joyal
Zachary Willis
McKenzie Killeen
McKenzie Brandenburg
Caitlin Barton
Jack Farner
Sabin Karki
Katherine Davies
Samantha Trench
Luke Yeagley
Emily Thurston
Olivia Penny
Parth Patel
Zach Menzie
John McCue
Brandon Cochran
Paxton Anderson
Spencer Danielson
Collin Dowell
Emani Tatum
Gerry Jones
Hannah Nowak
Dylan Stolz
Kayleigh Sims

Mayor's Character Award

The March 2014 Character Award winner is Courtney Natt for:

ENTHUSIASM “Expressing joy in each task as I give it my best effort”
Congratulations Courtney!
Courtney Natt with Mayor Bennett

Congratulations Winter Guard!

Congratulations to the THS Varsity Winter Guard!  On April 3, the group traveled to Dayton Ohio to compete in their very first Winter Guard International World Championships!  Their preliminary performance qualified them to the Semi-Finals round where they ended their season placing 38th out of 115 performing groups!  This is quite an accomplishment for competing for the first time on the national level in Class A!

Congratulations Varsity Winter Guard for a fantastic and successful season!

Photo attached is from awards at semi finals.  front: Kelsey Lindsay, Kayla Walters-Riggs, Jessica Snyder, Jocelyn Brink, Ashlee Freeman, Lauren McGuire, Katie Tillery, Ally Smith.  Back:  Brittany Orndorff, Samantha Scarbrough, Michaela Gambill, Megen Moore, Amanda Evans, Elizabeth Wagley.
2014 Winter Guard

Congratulations THSouth Band!

Congratulations to Mr. Murphy and the THSouth Symphonic Band and Wind EnsembleBoth earned GOLD Ratings this past Saturday April 12th at the Indiana State School Music Association's Organizational Contest, held at Northview High School in Brazil, Indiana.  Additionally, the Wind Ensemble earned a Gold Rating in Sight Reading

Great job Bands!

Braves in the Community

On Friday April 11th, the THSouth club chapter of Big Brother Big Sister participated in the area Big Brother Big Sister Bowl for Kids Sake. Terre Haute South had 4 teams and raised $600 for this event.  Congratulations go to the club members and their sponsor, Ms. Christa Foust.
Big Brother Big Sister

Mr. South

The winners of the Mr. South competition held last week were:
Mr. South = Brandon Sakbun
People Choice = Ian Newton
Twitter Favorite = Taxi Brown

$100 went to the Student Council as the winning club and $2747.66 was raised for the Mike Saylor Fund
Thanks to all who came and supported this worthy cause!
Mr. South 2014

Graduation News!

Graduation caps and gowns and Senior graduation announcements will be available for pick up during lunch hours on Wednesday April 23rd. Notification of owed balances will be made via phone message.  Any balances still owed must be paid in full at the time of pick up.  Final balances may be paid by check, cash, or money order.  Credit cards will not be accepted.
The Class of 2014
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