Shelbyville High School Newsletter

September 23, 2022

Choral Mum Fundraiser pick up

Mum pick up is at the SHS main entrance on Saturday, September 24th between 1 pm and 3 pm.

Thank you to all who supported our students during this fall fundraiser!!

Theme Wednesday

Wear your college shirts on Wednesday, September 28th for College Go Week!

End of Quarter 1

Wednesday, October 5th is the end of our first quarter. Grades will be available to view via the PowerSchool parent portal on Monday, October 10th.

Attention all 9th, 10th and 11th grade parents: PSAT Day 10/12

All current 9th, 10th and 11th grade students will participate in the PSAT assessments on Wednesday, October 12th. It is very important that your student be present on this day to test. The PSAT is not just for college bound students, but provides free information to students about their career choices (access to a website that correlates scores to occupations) and provides teachers with information on ways to help students achieve more in English and Math classes. Additionally, students who are intending to go to college will have score report information that enables them to focus on areas necessary for success on the SAT.

Parent Teacher Conferences - October 13th and 14th

We are excited to offer parents the opportunity to meet with teachers on October 13th (4:30-8:00pm) and October 14th (8:00am -12:00pm) to discuss their child’s progress, ask questions, or simply meet the teacher(s). Students will not attend school on October 14th.

Please visit to schedule your conferences. After completing the registration form you will receive an email that will send you a direct link to schedule your child’s conferences.

If you do not have online access, or have questions please contact your child’s counselor for help.

Please consider the following prior to requesting your conferences:

× Which class is my child struggling with academically?

× Where do I need the most information?

× Which teacher(s) haven’t I met?

Please don’t forget to meet with elective teachers as they can provide appropriate insight outside of the core academic areas.

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Fall Break

Students will not be on campus Friday, October 14th due to Parent Teacher Conferences.

Fall Break for SCS students will be from Monday, October 17th through Friday, October 21st

Congratulations September's Bears Best Winners!

These students exemplified the Golden Bear Way trait of “Attitude” throughout the building!

Lucas Dickmann, Ricardo Zamora, Beau Kenkel, Ethan Lambert, Jacob Knarr, Elias Slaven,

Joslyn Jersan, Emma Sandman, Addison Stieneker, Aliyah Lewis and Emma Wheelhouse.

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Male Special Athlete and Bears Best Winner

Congratulations to our very own Jon Morris! Jon received the Male Special Athlete of the Year Award. This award goes to a Special Olympic Athlete who has performed in an outstanding way during the period July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

In addition, Jon received a Bears Best Award for this month. Jon exemplified the Golden Bear Way trait of “Attitude” throughout the building!

Congratulations Jon. WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!

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School fees have been posted and are now due. You can log onto your parent PowerSchool account to view your statement.

You have several ways of paying.

  • Online with credit or debit cards
  • Mail a check or money order to Shelbyville High School 2003 South Miller Street Shelbyville, IN 46176
  • Stop by the school between 7:30 am and 4:00 pm and pay with cash, check, or money order

Please feel free to call if you have any questions: 317-398-9731 extension 2003

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After School Tutoring

SHS will be offering after school tutoring on Wednesdays and Thursdays. After School tutoring will begin on Wednesday, September 7th in the Media Center. Sign up sheets will be readily available in students' homerooms or by downloading the pdf below. Transportation will be provided if students return the sign in sheet by Tuesday, September 6th or 24 hours before attending tutoring sessions.

Where: Media Center

When: Wednesdays from 3:05 to 4:05

Thursdays from 3:35 to 4:35

Location: SHS media Center

Important Information from the Counseling Department

College Applications

Seniors should apply to the college of their choice online and then request their transcripts be sent electronically through their Naviance account. Once we have processed their transcript request, students will see their transcript has been submitted in their Naviance account and in their college application portal. We encourage all seniors to complete their college applications and request their transcripts be processed prior to fall break.

Apply with no application fee

Check out this website for the colleges and universities which are waiving their application fee during the month of September, College GO! Week (September 26-30), or on Why Apply Day (September 16). Students who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program or are 21st Century Scholars can see their counselor for a college application fee waiver.


If your child plans to attend a 4-year college next fall and has not yet taken the SAT or ACT, he/she needs to register online. Both are college admissions exams which are required for admission to a 4-year college or university although some universities are “test-optional” now. Nearly all colleges will accept results from either test. We encourage all students to take each one at least once and repeat the one they are most comfortable with.

Register for the SAT online at and at for the ACT.

Seniors, take the SAT/ACT again to improve your scores and increase your chances for financial aid and admission. Juniors, you should take the SAT and ACT twice this year. Don't delay! Sign up now.

Free online test preparation websites include Khan Academy, and

Fee waivers are available in the counseling office for students who qualify for the free and reduced lunch program or are 21 st Century Scholars.

National College Fairs:

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) invites sophomores, juniors and seniors to attend a National Virtual College Fair. There are 3 virtual fairs scheduled this fall on September 11, October 9, and November 6. Before the fair, go to the NACAC website to register and to check out the college representatives who will be in attendance.

Students can also schedule a virtual or in-person campus visit directly with the school of their choice.

College Representatives:

There are two ways for students to meet with college representatives. First, juniors and seniors are allotted two campus visits per year to tour the campus of their choice. Contact the college admissions office directly to schedule a visit. Pre-arranged absence forms are available in the front office or online and must be completed five days prior to absence.

Secondly, college representatives schedule visits at SHS throughout the fall. The college representatives discuss major areas of study, special programs, application timelines and procedures, scholarships and financial aid, housing and many other important topics. The representatives also answer individual questions that students may have. To see a list of the scheduled college information sessions and register to attend, juniors and seniors should log in to their Naviance account and go to the Colleges>College Visits tab. Students must register at least a day in advance in order to be approved to attend.

Military representatives also visit the high school on a monthly basis. They are usually in the cafeteria at lunchtime to answer students’ questions.

The Carson Scholars Program

The Carson Scholars Program is currently seeking current 9,10,11 grade students who exemplify strong humanitarian qualities and have a minimum 3.75 GPA. The Carson Scholars Program awards $1,000 college scholarships to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Scholarship winners receive the honor of being named "Carson Scholars" and are awarded Olympic-size medals and a trophy for their school to celebrate their accomplishments. Interested students must be nominated by an educator at his or her school. Only one student from each school is able to apply, ensuring that each nominee epitomizes academic excellence. Scholarships are awarded solely based on academic achievement and demonstration of humanitarian qualities, without regard to financial need, ethnicity, creed, or religion. If you would like to be considered for nomination, please stop by the Counseling office to request the Carson Scholars Program packet and sign your name on the form on or before Friday, Oct. 21. The Scholarship Committee will review each candidate to select one nominee. Nominees will be contacted and sent an application to be submitted online. For more information, please visit the Carson Scholars Program online or see Mrs. Decker in the Counseling office.

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Attention Scholarship Seekers:

Are you a college-bound student who understands the importance of democracy? The Veterans of Foreign Affairs Voice of Democracy youth scholarship is for you. Established in 1947, the Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Open to students in grades 9-12, the national first place winner receives a $35,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s university, college or vocational/technical school, and state-level winners will receive $1,000. Learn more about the scholarship by logging into your Naviance account and searching "Veterans of Foreign Affairs Voice of Democracy" under the Scholarship tab. Read instructions carefully and be sure to submit your audio file, essay, and entry form to the Counseling office no later than October 28, 2023. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Decker in the Counseling office.

Real Talk

Real Talk events were created to provide Black students and their families with the tools they need to start planning for their future. This fall, we’ll connect attendees with Black college reps across the country, financial aid experts with insider tips on finding scholarships, college students who’ll give your students a realistic view of campus life, and Black professionals in tech, sports, and entertainment.

We’re kicking off the season with Real Talk: HBCU Edition. During this two-night event, your students will have a chance to see the many options there are to choose from. There are more than 100 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), so we’ll help them compare and find the schools that deserve a spot on their college list.

Night 1 on Wednesday, September 28, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, features:

Claflin University

Dillard University

Howard University

Norfolk State University

Spelman College

Night 2 on Thursday, September 29, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, features:

Fayetteville State University

Hampton University

Morehouse College

Morgan State University

Texas Southern University

After this event, students and their families will have a better idea of which HBCUs to consider, and what students will need to start doing to stand out during the application process. Make sure to share this Real Talk event with students and families in your community!

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The Real Talk Team

Teacher/Staff Member of the Month

Each month, we will be accepting nominations from students, parents, community members, and staff for the teacher/staff member of the month. Any certified staff member is eligible for nomination. Please use this form to help honor those that you feel are worthy of this celebration!


Gleaners Food Pantry will be closed for the month of September due to lack of inventory. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Upcoming Golden Bear events

Football (Boys V) @ Yorktown

Friday, Sep. 23rd, 7:30pm

1100 South Tiger Drive

Yorktown, IN

Cross Country (Co-Ed V) Golden Bear Invitational

Saturday, Sep. 24th, 8:30am

725 Lee Boulevard

Shelbyville, IN

Football (Boys JV) vs Yorktown

Saturday, Sep. 24th, 9am

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Tennis (Boys V) @ New Castle

Saturday, Sep. 24th, 10am

801 Parkview Drive

New Castle, IN

Soccer (Boys JV/V) @ Yorktown

Saturday, Sep. 24th, 10am

1100 South Tiger Drive

Yorktown, IN

Soccer (Girls V) @ Rushville

Saturday, Sep. 24th, 10am

1201 Lions Path

Rushville, IN

Volleyball (Girls JV/V) @ Delta

Saturday, Sep. 24th, 11am

3400 Indiana 28

Muncie, IN

Soccer (Girls JV/V) VS. New Pal

Monday, Sep. 26th, 5:30pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Soccer (Boys JV/V) vs Pendleton Heights

Tuesday, Sep. 27th, 5:30pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Volleyball (Girls JV/V) @ Pendleton

Tuesday, Sep. 27th, 6pm

1 Arabian Drive

Pendleton, IN

Tennis (Boys V) Sectional

Wednesday, Sep. 28th, 5pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Tennis (Boys V) Sectional

Thursday, Sep. 29th, 5pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Soccer (Girls JV) vs Connersville

Thursday, Sep. 29th, 5:30pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Soccer (Girls V) vs Greenwood Community

Thursday, Sep. 29th, 7pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Volleyball (Girls JV/V) vs Mt. Vernon

Thursday, Sep. 29th, 6pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

SHS College Fair

Thursday, Sep. 29th, 6pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

2nd Annual SHS Elementary Night Carnival

Friday, Sep. 30th, 4:30pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

To the right of the football stadium

Free admission for the whole family

Tennis (Boys V) Sectional

Friday, Sep. 30th, 5pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Football (Boys V) vs New Pal

Friday, Sep. 30th, 7pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN


Saturday, Oct. 1st, 8am

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Cross Country (Co-Ed V) Hoosier Heritage Conference

Saturday, Oct. 1st, 10am

725 Lee Boulevard

Shelbyville, IN

Football (Boys JV) @ New Pal

Saturday, Oct. 1st, 10am

4485 South Victory Drive

New Palestine, IN

Volleyball (Girls JV/V) vs East Central

Saturday, Oct. 1st, 11am

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Soccer (Girls V) @ Yorktown

Saturday, Oct. 1st, 4pm

1100 South Tiger Drive

Yorktown, IN



Daily Schedule

Elementary: 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Secondary (SMS and SHS): 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday Early Release Day:

Elementary: 2:00 p.m.

Secondary (SMS and SHS): 3:00 p.m.

2022-2023 Lunch Fees

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Application for Free/Reduced Lunches and Fees

Over the past two years, lunches were free; however, this school year families will be

expected to pay for student lunches once again. Student lunch prices are outlined below. Breakfast will continue to be free for all students. We encourage all parents and guardians to fill out the free and reduced lunch form to ensure that if you qualify, you will receive lunch and/or textbook/school fee assistance.


We hope you consider becoming a partner with Shelbyville Central Education Foundation by funding some unique programs for our students’ school. All donations are tax-deductible and will provide our students with the resources to be successful now and in the future. Please visit and look for the foundation page, there you will find the Golden Opportunities page. On this page you can browse all the projects that are in need of funding. Here is a direct link to that page.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Bundle Up Program

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Shelby County Reads