SHS Newsbreak

September 22, 2017

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SHS, Ivy Tech partner to bring new college pathways to students

Scottsburg High School and Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana are excited to announce a new partnership to bring several pathways to SHS students that go beyond the traditional college courses the high school has offered for several years.

For many years, SHS offered students the ability to earn more than 100 college credits before graduation. In the last year, the administration, guidance department, and Ivy Tech officials have worked together to bring multiple pathways for SHS students.

“This decision is not one size fits all,” said Shannon Mount, college and career counselor at Scott County School District 2.

The new pathways include a path for students to earn an Associate of General Studies; a path for students to earn 30 college credits toward a Statewide Transfer General Education Core; and a path for students that is fully customizable, so the student chooses which college course offerings that best align with their plans after high school graduation. SHS is also working with Ivy Tech to finalize a certificate in welding and advanced manufacturing. This welding and advanced manufacturing path will allow students to earn a certificate to use in the workforce after graduation.

The college courses in these new pathways will continue to be taught by our SHS staff, who are highly-qualified, Ivy Tech credentialed, and know and care about the students they serve each day in the classroom.

"Having our staff teach the majority of our college classes is what makes our model unique. Our teachers know our students and can push them and support them while taking rigorous courses,” Mount said.

Beyond the new pathways, SHS is pursuing certification to become the only Early College High School in the southeast Indiana region. The Early College High School model combines high school and college in a way that is rigorous but supportive while allowing students to earn a high school diploma and complete their first two years of college.

With the new pathways, SHS officials will be meeting with the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 as they will be the first classes to have the pathways opportunities. To bridge the programs, school officials will also meet with the Class of 2018 and the Class of 2019 to determine what paths are available and customize a plan that works for each student, including knowing what college classes transfer by state law and how to advocate for themselves during the college admissions process.

“We will work with students, one-on-one, to figure out what path is best for them,” Principal Ric Manns said.

SHS will be hosting parent and guardian nights share more information about the new college pathways, starting with repeating, brief informational sessions throughout the night of parent-teacher conferences. SHS will hold its parent-teacher conferences from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5.

Enroll today to see how Scottsburg High School and Scott 2 can be “Your Path to a Brighter Future.” We’ve helped thousands of students find their path. We will help your students find theirs.

August Academic & Athletic Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following students who impressed their teachers in the month of August.

Athletes of the Month: Katie Horstman & Camden Jones

Academic Students of the Month:

Freshman Gabriel Moss, Sophomore Jaiden Herald, Junior Emma Christoft, Senior Miah Northcutt

Honorable Mention: Freshmen-Dale Morris, Paul Dixon, Anthony Applegate, Logan Weilbaker, Tacoma Meredith, Dale Morris, Brittney Paul, Molly Jourden, Abbie Righthouse

Sophmores-Jaren Cox, Bradeden bush, Abby Colson, Kenny Buckner, Alyssa Pfister. Ally Hall, Tanner Stewart

Juniors-Halie McGlothlin, Hannah Dickerson, Kinley Harmon, Jacob McIntosh, Laurenz Rohwedder, Jared Lewis, Abby Johanningsmeier, Seth Campbell, Jacob Roberts

Seniors-Katie Horstman, Tyler Gullett, Jesse Mays, Halle Owens, Hannah Heil, Haley Bryant, Makayla Gay, Ben Lamaster, Elizabeth Powell

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Planting a seed has a new meaning at SHS

SHS hosted the Scott County Chamber of Commerce and donors for a ribbon cutting of the new SHS Greenhouse on Thursday September 21. Scottsburg FFA Officers, Administrators and community supporters were able to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony.

The community raised over $60,000 dollars to help provide this opportunity for students. This new facility will enable the students to have more hands on experiences as they study agriculture.

Students in both the Horticulture class, and the Plant and Soil Science classes are already utilizing the greenhouse for class. They are learning about the future of agriculture through this facility.

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Band of Warriors Finish a Close 2nd

This past Saturday, September 16th, the Scottsburg Band of Warriors traveled to Lawrence Central High School, in Indianapolis, for competition. The contest was coordinated and ran following the procedures of the Indiana State school Music Association (ISSMA), meaning bands were classified by school size and not band size. Scottsburg competes in Class C (third largest class group) and faced two bands that were Class C State Finalists last year: Angola, who finished in the bottom 5, and Edgewood, who finished 2nd in the class last year.

Scottsburg found success once again in it’s second competition of the season. The Band finished 2nd to Edgewood, losing by only 0.325 points. In addition to the 2nd place finish, the band came away with caption awards for Best Music, Best Color Guard, and Best Percussion. This was the 2nd week in a row that the Band won those three awards. Scottsburg finished in a very close second in the other two categories: Best Visual, and Best General Effect.

Congratulations to the students, staff, and directors on another great weekend of competition! The Band of Warriors continue their competition tomorrow afternoon, Saturday, September 23rd, at Greenwood High School. Competition gets tougher as the band will face two more State Finalist bands: Lewis Cass, and last year’s Class C State Champion Western High School. Please come out and support the Band as they compete tomorrow! The Band will perform shortly after 4 pm.

Congratulations, again, on continued success this season!

Football Homecoming Events

SHS is having its first varsity football season since the Fall of 1983. Along with the sport, Fall Homecoming and Spirit Week are returning as well. Homecoming week at SHS is packed full of events! Please check out all the information located in the flyers above.

On Friday, September 29th lunch will be a Warrior Nation Tailgating Party for the students. Mr. Manns and Dr. Slaton will be cooking hotdogs and hamburgers for all three lunches and there will also be chips and beans.

There are so many events to choose from come out and show your support!

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October Dates for Drivers Education

DrIvers Ed LLC will offer a Fall Class at Scottsburg High School October 7-21 in Room 310. Weekday times are 3:30-6:30; Saturday times are 9AM-12.

Students must be 15 or older on or before October 7 to enroll. All students, no matter what school they attend, may enroll.

Call 812-352-8400 for more information and/or to enroll.