Shelbyville High School Newsletter

October 14, 2022

Have a great Fall Break!

Students will be out Monday, October 17th through Friday, October 21st for Fall Break

Congratulations October's Bears Best Winners!

These students exemplified the Golden Bear Way trait of “Effort”!

Nicholas Ni

Keagan Turner

Abigal McDonald

Abigayl Neill

Gage Whitten

Jesse Hamlin

Kolbie Kehm-Welty

Dameona Williams

Crystal Gil

Olivia Stephens

Karlie Lawson

NOT PICTURED: Montegomery Chaddon

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Congratulations to our SHS Staff Member of the Month for October!

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Lindsay Tillison

Mrs. Tillison is a member of the English department. She has gone above and beyond this school year to ensure our students had their first "normal" Homecoming experience in years. The students' collective energy, school spirit, and pride have been night and day different than years past, and they've been excited to participate; all of this is a result of Lindsay's efforts with student council and her strong desire to truly build student leadership. She has been setting high expectations for her students (both in the classroom and with student council), and her students respond to the challenge. It is obvious she cares deeply about each of her students, our entire school, and our community. She deserves this. :)

Lyndsay did an amazing job organizing and promoting Homecoming.

About Mrs. Tillison:

My husband, Jacob, and I live on a small farm towards Rushville with our two children. Emmalyn is a first grader at Hendricks, and Miles is two. Outside of my kiddos activities and school my down time is spent at the gym, helping my aunt at her shipping business, and hiking. I am currently in my sixth year of teaching, all of which have been at SHS. I am sponsor of the student council, and am working on bringing the newspaper back this year.

The thing she loves most about SHS is the connections that she's made, not only with her coworkers, but also her students and community members.

Congratulations to our very own 2023 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship finalists:

Beau Kenkel, Isabella Bradburn, and Emma Sandman are Lilly Endowment Scholarship finalists.They are among six Shelby County students selected by the BRCF Scholarship Committee through a blind application evaluation process, and they now move forward into the personal interview phase. The recipient of this prestigious award will be announced in December. Way to represent the Golden Bear Way, Beau, Isabella, and Emma, and good luck to you!

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Attention Junior Parents

Anyone who is interested in helping plan the 2023 Post Prom, please contact the front office.

Any help is appreciated!!

Attention Students in need of service hours:

On Tuesday Oct 18 from 9am to 12:00 we will be planting trees and mulching at the cross country course Blue River Memorial Park. Also from 1-4pm we will be mulching trail in the outdoor lab at SHS. Bring a shovel. If you are interested email Mr. Lux at or stop by room 413 to sign up.

Red Ribbon week October 24th-28th

Shelbyville High School will be celebrating Red Ribbon week October 24th-28th.

The theme is "Celebrate Life. Live Drug Free." The theme is a reminder that everyday Americans across the country make significant daily contributions to their communities by being the best they can be because they live Drug-Free! Dress up days include the following:

Monday: Team up against drugs - wear a jersey

Tuesday: Follow dreams, not drugs - PJ day

Wednesday: Lei off Drugs - Hawaiian day

Thursday: Drugs can't find me - Camo day

Friday: Anything but Drugs - pack your school supplies in anything but bookbags (please be mindful)

Theme Wednesday

Wednesday, October 26th theme is Pumpkin Spice and all things... fall

OR Hawaiian for Red Ribbon Week


Senior cap, gown and announcement orders will be due on Wednesday, October 26th during lunches with our Jostens rep, Mike Long. Orders may also be placed online.

Packets are available in the front office.

PROM Candle Fundraiser

Attention Juniors and Seniors! Candle Fundraiser forms for prom can be picked up in your homeroom. Prom tickets will be $40.00, but if you sell 10 candles it will cover the cost of the ticket. All money and order forms are due to Mrs. Thorpe by Tuesday, November 22nd.

Thank you for your support!!

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NHS Basketball Tourney

The deadline to sign up for the 3v3 basketball tournament hosted by the National Honor Society has been moved to Friday, October 28th. Every high school student in the state of Indiana is now eligible to participate in this event. They will need to have their principal sign a consent form, which will be emailed to them. All proceeds are given to The Innocence Project. Games will take place at SHS from 1pm - 4 pm.

SHS National Honor Society Coat Drive

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Previous yearbooks for sale

The Squib is selling old yearbooks to help make money for the current publishing of the school newspaper, The Courier. Old yearbooks are a great gift for the upcoming holidays. Books range from 2022 back to 1920. If you or a loved one are interested in purchasing one please contact Mrs. Tillison at

Prices are as follows:

2022-2019 are $65

2018-2012 are $30

2011 and previous are $20

Guess that kid

For the month of October, The Courier is doing a segment in the newspaper called “Guess that kid”. We will post a picture of an SHS student when they were little in a Halloween costume. If you would like to have your picture posted, please email Julia Barnett or

1st Annual Haunted Trail

The Haunted Trail needs donations of any Halloween decorations. Contact Mr. Shoaf if you have

donations that you are willing to donate.

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Attention Class of 2023 and 2024 students and families:

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is both a military entrance exam and an assessment designed to predict academic and occupational success for all students. It is also a tool that many schools use for career exploration. Additionally, ASVAB scores can be used to fulfill one of the requirements for Indiana Graduation Pathways. We will be hosting the ASVAB Career test for all students in grade 11 and a select group of students in grade 12 on Thursday, November 3, 2022 in the cafeteria or assigned location from 8:30am to approximately 11:30am. Specific information will be provided in the upcoming weeks leading to the test date. Should you have questions, please call Mrs. Bri Kompara, Assistant Principal, or Mrs. Leslie Decker, School Counselor. You can also review information about ASVAB at

Daylight Savings Time Ends 11/6/2022

Adjust your clocks Saturday night! Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at 2:00 A.M. At this time, we “fall back” one hour!

Important Information from the Counseling Department

AP Exams

AP Envelopes will be distributed on Tuesday, October 25th. They are due back to the counseling

office by Tuesday, November 8th with any money for the exams. AP exams are $97 each. The

state of Indiana is covering the cost of all science, math, English, and computer science exams.

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.

AP Exam Information

AP Envelopes will be distributed on Tuesday, October 25th. They are due back to the counseling office by Tuesday, November 8th with any money for the exams. AP exams are $97 each. The state of Indiana is covering the cost of all science, math, English, and computer science exams.

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.

Attention Sophomores and Juniors:

Do you want to learn more about being a Wabash Man? Pathway to Your Future aims to ensure that all students, regardless of background, graduate with the necessary skills to lead thoughtful conversations and to help build more inclusive communities. Pathway to Your Future is provided specifically for underrepresented minority students to learn about the numerous benefits that come with being a Wabash Man, and to build a connection with guys they will see again when they come to Wabash. If you are an underrepresented minority student, eligible for a federal Pell Grant, and/or first-generation college student, please apply now for this week-long residential program taking place at Wabash College this summer from June 24-June 29, 2023. Travel expenses are covered and the event is free. During the program, students will:

  • have the potential to receive an annual scholarship up to $25,000 upon completion of this program in addition to merit scholarships;
  • engage superior faculty and staff in student-centered, hands-on learning experiences;
  • enjoy first-class athletics and recreational facilities;
  • learn from civic and business leaders to develop transferable skills; and
  • build life-long connections with high school students from around the country.
Pathway to Your Future applications can be found at and are due February 15, 2023. See Mrs. Decker in the Counseling office for more information.

Attention all college-bound SHS students:

Why is college important to you? The application cycle for the 2022-23 Visionary Scholarship Program is now open. Awards range from $1,000 to $2,500 and multiple recipients in grades 9-12 from around the U.S. are selected. This is a needs-based scholarship that requires applicants to address the importance of a post-secondary education. Learn more about the scholarship at and register to apply today. Application materials are due on or before November 1, 2022. Let's represent Shelbyville High School!

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.

HS Class of 2023:

Apply now to be one of 50 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholars to earn a $55,000 per year college scholarship. High school seniors with a minimum of a 3.5 GPA and demonstrated financial need are eligible. Supporting materials include teacher and counselor recommendation letters, a transcript, and copy of the school report. Apply online using this link. In addition to receiving college scholarships, Jack Kent Cooke Scholars receive multifaceted advising about making the transition into college and maximizing their undergraduate experience. Applications are due November 17, 2022.

Class of 2023 Scholarship Seekers:

If you are a high-achieving, goal-driven college bound student with a genuine financial need to make attending college a reality, then this scholarship opportunity is for YOU. The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship providing recipients with the opportunity to graduate from college debt free. Up to 600 scholarships in the amount of $6,000 per semester will be awarded. Hagan scholars can apply to extend their scholarship for graduate school as well as study abroad programs. Recipients are selected based on academic ability, achievement in and out of school, personal goals, and future promise. Learn more about the Hagan Scholarship using this link or see Mrs. Decker in the Counseling office for the Hagan brochure and Tip Sheet. Apply online and make it your goal to submit it before the December 1, 2022 deadline.


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.

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.

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!

Football (Boys V) vs Pendleton Heights

Friday, Oct. 14th, 7pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Cross Country (Co-Ed V) Regionals at Franklin Community

Saturday, Oct. 15th, 10:30am

2600 Cumberland Drive

Franklin, IN

Volleyball (Girls V) Sectional @ Columbus East

Saturday, Oct. 15th, 1pm

230 South Marr Road

Columbus, IN

Football (Boys JV) @ Pendleton

Monday, Oct. 17th, 6pm

1 Arabian Drive

Pendleton, IN

Football (Boys V) Sectional

Friday, Oct. 21st, 7pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Cross Country (Co-Ed V) Semi- State @ Franklin Community

Saturday, Oct. 22nd, 10:30am

2600 Cumberland Drive

Franklin, IN

Volleyball (Girls V) Regionals @ Columbus East

Saturday, Oct. 22nd, 7pm

230 South Marr Road

Columbus, IN

Bowling (Co-Ed V/JV) @ Hi-Way Lanes

Monday, Oct. 24th, 4:30pm

400 North Morton Street

Franklin, IN

Quiz Bowl Competition @ New Pal

Monday, Oct. 24th, 4:30pm

4485 South Victory Drive

New Palestine, IN

Basketball (Girls V) vs East Central

Thursday, Oct. 27th, 6pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Marching Band Awards

Friday, Oct. 28th, 3:30pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

NHS 3 vs 3 Basketball Tournament

Saturday, Oct. 29th, 12pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

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


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50th Annual Gift & Hobby Show

The Gift & Hobby Show will be on Saturday, November 5th from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Shelbyville Middle School, 1200 W. McKay Road. This is a free event with more that 120 vendors and is sponsored by Delta Theta Sorority, Zeta Lambda chapter.

Host a Foreign Exchange student!

The PAX Program is looking for a family to host a 16 year old male SHS student. Volunteer families must be at least 25 years old, be able to pass a background check, not be on any government assistance, be able to provide three meals a day, a bed to sleep in (he can share a room with a host sibling no more than 5 years younger than him), a place of his belongings and a place to study (can be the kitchen table). His English is very good and he has many friends already at SHS. If you would like to host, please contact your Local Coordinator at 317-690-6189 or the organization at



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.


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.