SHS Newsbreak

August 11, 2017

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Welcome Back

Welcome back to school! We hope all of you had an excellent summer vacation filled with countless memories.The first couple weeks of school will be spent setting up routines and getting back into the swing of things. The Scott County School District 2 IT staff rolled out more than 800 MacBooks to the Scottsburg High School student body on Wednesday. We appreciate the hard work the IT staff does during the summer months and on the rollout day to make this process as streamlined as possible, so our students are on the path to success at Scott 2.

(Above)-Students settling in and picking up their Mac Books to get the year started.

We are off and Running!

This has been a tremendous start to the 2017-18 school year. Teachers started the week in a District Meeting at Scottsburg Middle School. It was a time of meeting new staff and setting goals as a district. Dr. Slaton had a great message of service to our community and students. We then went out to Warrior Field to have a staff picture.

The next day we met as a staff to discuss and evaluate ourselves. Teachers then worked in groups to brainstorm on ways to make improvements to our school. We are looking at these meetings to assess and make adjustments to our mission and vision for SHS.

Tuesday evening the incoming Freshman class set an attendance record for Freshman Orientation. Students that attended received a free SHS t-shirt. Our Administrative team and Guidance department shared valuable information with parents. After that meeting students and staff went through the school to find classrooms and lockers.

The construction, custodial, maintenance and IT teams worked tirelessly to get the classrooms completed. SHS has been undergoing a HVAC project this summer. These folks have put in a tremendous amount of effort to make our school ready for students! You can see pictures below of the construction just a few weeks ago and of our students in their rooms today.

We are excited about the start of a new year.

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In the Fall of 1969 (see attached image) Scottsburg High School began a football program for the first time. The Warriors were coached by Sam Chattin. In the Fall of 1971, the Warriors played their first varsity season in schools history. They began that season with a 24-20 victory over North Decatur. The Warriors went 3-6 that first season of varsity play. After three straight winless seasons at the start of the 80s, and with the programs numbers declining and the need for a coach, the school board voted to do away with football at Scottsburg High School.

For many years, some members of the community pushed to bring football back to Scottsburg High School. In 2014 that dream became reality when Scottsburg brought football back. Now in it’s 4th year back, the Warriors will play their first full varsity season since the Fall of 1983 and also play their first MSC games since that season as well. The Warriors have not won an MSC outright since 1979 (they did defeat Corydon by a forfeit in 1982).

That first historic game will be played at Warrior Field (Scottsburg Middle School) on Friday, August 18, 2017 as the Warriors will host MSC opponent Clarksville (first meeting since 10/25/1983). We expect a large crowd as we honor that first varsity team, those that helped to bring football back, IHSAA Asst Commissioner Robert Faulkens as well as a moment of silence to honor Coach Chattin who recently passed away. The district will also be hosting a tailgating cookout, and you will get a hamburger, chips and drinks for only $2 (free to district employees). Come early as we will also have a ribbon cutting for the new bleachers (no need to bring lawn chairs anymore!) at 5 pm!

Meet the New Faculty at SHS

FUN Facts about our new faculty members.

Casey Brewster - HSTW Principal

* 20 years in education and 15 years in school administration

* Graduate of Indiana University

* Celebrating 25 years of marriage this month to Jaye (Busick - SHS Class of '88) Brewster (English Teacher)

* Three daughters: Alexa (age 23, IU grad and now in 2nd year of law school), Olivia (age 20, junior at IU), and Isabela (age 16, high school junior)

Caitlin Hargett - Special Education

* I got engaged this summer at the summit of Pikes Peak after my fiancé's plan of proposing on the top of the peak was foiled due to an engine malfunction. We were stuck a mile from the peak at a little over 14,000 feet for 2 hours at a steep incline. The conductor at one point said we were 3 stories above the caboose!

* I am a native of Scottsburg and recently moved back a couple years ago from living all over the United States. I'm super excited to be home!

* I am a dog mom of two. A Husky/Swiss Shepherd mix named Zoey and a Spaniel mix named Sadie. I'm trying to convince their dog dad we need more husky siblings to create the first Scottsburg sled dog team. No luck so far.

* I really enjoy being out in nature and have a plan to eventually hike the Appalachian Trail.

Nicholas Cotner - Social Studies

* I am a recent graduate of Indiana University Southeast
* I was a wide receiver and played college football at Concordia University Ann Arbor
* I believe history is NOT just talking about dead people
* I am an avid Steelers fan
* I have two German Shepherds of my own and I love dogs.

Jennifer Morris - Business

* I am 1996 Scottsburg High School graduate who attended Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois; and obtained a BS in Marketing.

* I worked 10 years in the business world and went to the University of Louisville to participate in their MAT program to obtain a Masters of Education to enable me to teach Business Education. I have taught for that past 8 years at Salem High School, and I am excited to be back home.

* I am married to Ben Morris, and we have 2 kids, Abby (3), and Gavin (1).

Jim Beckman - Science

* Went to Oakland City University

* Hobbies- Sports

* I grew up in Dubois County

* I live on a farm and was the 2nd youngest of 13 brothers and sisters

* I enjoy coaching sports

CLASS of 2018 -- It's College Application & Lilly Scholarship Time!

The Scott County Community Foundation will be hosting a Scholarship/Financial Aid Workshop on Thursday, August 17 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the SHS Commons. This meeting will cover details of applying for the Scott County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship which provides 4 years of full in-state tuition for college for one Scott County senior. This application for the Lilly Scholarship is August 28, 2017 at 3PM. The meeting will also supply important information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and well as tips for getting the college application process started. If you plan to apply for college and/or the Lilly Scholarship, this is an important meeting to attend. Since this meeting is jam-packed with very important information we ask that only seniors and their parent/guardian/other caring adult attend.

Sports Passes Now on Sale

Now on sale get your all sports passes for the 2017-2018 school year. The cost for Student is $30.00, Adults $110.00, Senior Citizens 65 or older $95.00 or a family pass is $230.00.

If you still need a sports physical there will be Free Sports Physical Clinic at Scottsburg Family Practice located at 1465 N Gardner St. on August 7th from 5-8 pm.

From The Nurse

Indiana State Law requires students in the 12th grade to provide documentation of receiving a second MCV4 vaccine if their first MCV4 vaccine was given before the age of 16. Students who received the first MCV4 vaccine on or after their 16th birthday have met the requirements. Students who are not up-to-date on immunizations 20 days into the school year will not be able to attend school until proper immunization records are provided.