SHS Newsbreak

August 12, 2016

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Welcome Back for the 2016-2017 School Year

New Teachers at SHS and New Tech

Alex Bell is from Jennings County and graduated from Jennings County High School in 2012. He majored in Social Studies Education at Indiana State where he graduated in 2016. His hobbies include Civil War re-enacting, sports and video games. Alex joined the football coaching staff here at the high school and is an offensive/defensive line coach.
Brandon Jerrell graduated from Scottusburg High School in 2012 as a four year soccer captain and varsity swimmer. He graduated from Anderson University with majors in Spanish and Christian Ministries. He is currently a Spanish teacher and Swim Coach at SHS.
Jennifer Sterk started her seventh year of teaching math and is excited to be at Scottsburg High School! When she is not solving equations, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons. Jennifer also likes to stay busy with her horse farm, work toward helping the environment, and try new vegetarian recipes. She is very active and has participated in several 5Ks, marathons, and completed Ironman Wisconsin in 2014. She can’t wait to continue her journey with SHS…it’s going to be a great year!
Stephanie Nussbaum is a Bluffton University graduate. She taught AVID, Health, Physical Education, and Family Consumer Science courses for eight years at Madison Consolidated High School and one year at South Dearborn Community Schools. She is married and has 4 children, Addison who is 8 years old and enjoying the start of the 3rd grade as well as 6 year old triplets Savannah, Mikayla and Andrew, who just started 1st grade. She loves all things health and fitness related and is looking forward to bringing that passion into her Nutrition and Wellness course. She is excited to be a part of the Scottsburg community and thankful for the opportunity to continue working with students.
Jeremy Powers graduated from Scottsburg High School in 2010 and IUS in 2014 majoring in Earth Science with minors in Physics and Geoscience. He has a wife and a 7 month old daughter named Finley
Brent Jameson- Along with teaching PE and Health, Brent is the boys' varsity basketball coach. Brent comes to us from Seymour, where he was the strength and conditioning coach and assistant boys' basketball coach. Brent's family includes his wife, Justine, and their 2 year old son, Nash.
Ashley Kruth graduated from the University of Louisville with her undergraduate degree in Music Education and her Masters of Arts in Teaching. She is really excited to join the Scottsburg family this year and make music with the students!
Shelby Nunley is a 2013 graduate of Indiana University Southeast. She graduated with a license in elementary education and middle school mathematics. She has taught at the middle school level for the past two years at East Washington and Charlestown Middle School. Over the summer she obtained a license to teach at the high school level. She is excited to begin her adventures at New Tech as a Warrior!
Chris Crenshaw graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in Geography and History. In 2005 he obtained an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. He spent 25 years in the business world prior to entering into the teaching profession. He has been married for nearly 24 years and has 3 children. He enjoys running, biking, swimming, and triathlons.
Whittney Gregory is a 2015 graduate of Indiana State University. She is from Fort Wayne and is in her 2nd year teaching. She is very invested in service work and giving back to the community.

Our Scheduling Software: Pinwheel

SHS and SMS have moved to a new scheduling software, named Pinwheel, for 2016-17. Pinwheel enables faculty, staff, parents, and students to subscribe to our school’s athletic calendars and activity calendars. Users have the ability to receive messages about and updates to the calendars via text and email. Please visit to create an account and start following the calendars of your child’s activities.

We are looking forward to utilizing this enhanced method of communicating with our faculty and families about SHS activities.

Student Financial Aid Night

The Scott County Community Foundation will once again be having a scholarship and financial aid information night. Students and parents are invited to come to the SHS Commons on Wednesday, August 17th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

Scott 2 Drug Prevention Initiative

Scott 2 School Board recently passed the Student Random Drug Testing Policy for students at Scottsburg High School. Students electing to be in athletics, extra-curricular and co-curricular programs, or students who drive will be included in the random drug screen program.

Here is the link to the new policy:

In addition, Scott 2 has partnered with our local law enforcement, including the K-9 Unit, as a part of the county-wide drug prevention initiative. As part of our partnership, we will be periodically conducting searches in our buildings.

After School Credit Recovery

Credit Recovery after school is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, August 16th. Students may stay from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays to work on their online courses. Transportation is provided by Scott 2 after the class is over. We hope that our SHS students will take advantage of this great opportunity to make up credits in the evening.

Buy Your Yearbook Now

The yearbook staff is having a SUPER SALE from now until Aug. 26 for the 2017 yearbook. During this sale, books will be sold for only $35 which is a $15 savings over the regular price. Also, students can purchase a name imprint on the cover for $6 and receive up to four icons for free. This is a $20 savings. Buying now will be the lowest price of the year and offers savings of up to $35 over future prices.

Students received order forms in advisory. The order form and money can be turned in to either office. You may also order online at This sale ends on Aug. 26, so don't miss out.