Shelbyville High School Newsletter

February 22, 2021

Inclement weather information

If SCS chooses to use a snow day instead of eLearning, the following dates will be used in the order below.

Friday, March 19th (day before spring break)

Friday, April 2nd

Wednesday, May 26th


February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. This is an issue that impacts everyone-not just teens-but their parents, teachers, friends, and community. Below are some important facts regarding teen dating violence.

-Only 33% of teens in an abusive relationship ever told anyone about the abuse.

-Females ages 16-24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence. The rate in this age group is almost triple the national average.

-81% of parents believe teen dating violence isn't an issue or admit they don't know if its an issue.

-1 in 3 girls in the US are victim of physical, emotional, or verbal abuse from a dating partner. That figure far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.

-1 in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped, or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.

To learn more about Teen Dating Violence, see the link below. Our Golden Bears Varsity Cheerleaders are helping create awareness on this important issue.


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The class of 2022 (current juniors) is mandated by the state of Indiana to take the ISTEP+ 10 test as a graduation requirement, which also serves as a measurement of school accountability. It is imperative that all juniors are in attendance to take this assessment which will begin on February 16th and continue through February 22nd. The Indiana Department of Education sets the testing window, so if a student is not in attendance, he/she will miss this important opportunity of completing a state-mandated requirement necessary for an Indiana diploma. Failure to take this assessment could jeopardize a student's graduation status. For more information, please click here.


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This is how AWESOME our staff and students at SHS are. In just 2 blood drives, our donors helped us collect 75 units of blood and impacted up to 225 patient lives in Indiana!

Our goal for February’s drive is 27+ donors, and we have 36 appointment spots that can potentially be filled.

One of our many goals for 2021 is to educate and recruit more diverse donors to join our mission. A diverse blood supply is important because donors of different ethnicities may be a better donor match for recipients of the same ethnicity. Like many physical characteristics such as eye color or hair color, blood types are inherited. For this reason, rare blood types appear more frequently in certain ethnic groups. I have included some information about the importance of a diverse blood supply and the rare blood types that help us save more lives.

Sickle Cell Anemia is a disease that is generally associated with the Africa American Community, but it can also impact individuals of Hispanic, Asian, and Indian decent as well. This disease is just one of many, many reasons it is important to diversify our donor base. I have pasted some impactful patient and donors stories below for you to take a look at when you have time/when you would like. ß this final link is an 84 minute documentary that myself and my team members watched together (virtually) last week and then had a “book club-like” discussion about after. Very eye-opening, very impactful. Very emotional.

Thanks for your help as always! Wishing you and your families the best this new year!

National Honor Society Induction

The National Honor Society Induction will take place on February 24th, starting at 6 pm in the Breck Auditorium. Each student being inducted may invite two parents or guardians to attend the ceremony.


Our students and staff have been enjoying Your Planet, Your Future and have an opportunity to start saving energy AND earn cash rewards for doing so! If you haven’t yet, please sign-up for your FREE energy efficiency kit and reduce your home’s carbon footprint. Every 100 kit requests earns our school $250, and there are 10 grand prizes for top energy-saving schools this fall! Visit or call 1-855-386-9548 to request your kit before May 15, 2020. Thanks for supporting our school!

Important information from the counseling department

Advantage Shelby County Scholarship Requirement Deadline Approaching

The next requirement for seniors who have applied to the Advantage Shelby County Scholarship program is to virtually attend one of the February orientation meetings listed below. The orientation sessions will explain the scholarship requirements and give students an opportunity to ask any questions they may have. Parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend. Students must register and attend one of the following February Zoom meetings AND submit completed paperwork packets to maintain their scholarship eligibility. Seniors should check their email for additional information.

Thursday, February 18th @ 6pm

Monday, February 22nd @ 6pm

Thursday, February 25th @ 11am

Thursday, February 25th @ 6pm

Shelbyville High School FAFSA Day – Friday, February 26, 2021

Representatives from INvestEd Indiana will be conducting a FAFSA Completion Workshop from 8:30 AM -3:30 PM in the 118 computer lab. All seniors and their families are encouraged to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) regardless of postsecondary plans. Additionally, all 21st Century Scholars and Advantage Shelby County Scholars must complete their FAFSA to remain eligible for their scholarship. Experts will be available to help you file the FAFSA or interpret your results from 8:30 AM -3:30 PM. Click here for a list of items you will need to bring with you. Don’t miss this opportunity to receive assistance filing your FAFSA for state and federal financial aid!

Mental Health First Aid

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College Goal Sunday – March 7, 2021

Do questions about your FAFSA have you stuck—or do you simply not know where to begin when it comes to filing this important financial aid form? College Goal Sunday, Indiana’s largest FAFSA filing event, will be held virtually on March 7th, 2021 from 2-4pm (ET). FAFSA filing experts from all across Indiana will be available during the event to help all attendees with filing their FAFSA. For more information and locations, please visit


Several scholarships have been added to the scholarship list in Naviance. Once you log into your Naviance account, click Colleges > Scholarships and Money > Scholarship List to access these scholarships. Be sure you are checking this list regularly for updates throughout the school year.

Please let your counselor know if you have any questions.


Seniors, if you still need to order your cap and gown, please call or email our SHS Josten representative, Mike Long at 317-736-9114 or


All student meals are free at SHS for the remainder of the school year. Please take a chance to catch up on any negative lunch balances that you might have during this time.

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

REMINDER: Free and Reduced Lunch Applications need to be filled out and submitted for approval every school year. If you have not done so for this year, please take the time to do that now. This is for free or reduced lunches and textbooks.

Gleaners Food Pantry Dates and Hours

The Food Pantry will be open from 3:15 - 4 at Gate D4 on the following dates:

February 3 and 17

March 3 and 17

April 7 and 21

May 5 and 19


Basketball (Boys JV/V) @ Seymour

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 6pm

1350 West 2nd Street

Seymour, IN

Gymnastics (Girls V) vs New Pal

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 6pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Basketball (Boys Jv/V) @ Batesville

Thursday, Feb. 25th, 7pm

1 Bulldog Boulevard West

Batesville, IN

Basketball (Boys JV/V) @ Indian Creek

Friday, Feb. 26th, 6pm

803 West Indian Creek Drive

Trafalgar, IN

2020-2021 Athletic Start Dates and Forms

Booster Club Membership Form

Check out what is happening in art class!

Follow @shelbyvilleartdept on Instagram for photos, weekly updates, and announcements from Mrs. Thorpe and Mrs. Renwick.

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COVID Reminders

  • Students MUST wear face coverings on the bus and at SHS.
  • Students will be given 2 masks to wear or keep in case they forget their mask.
  • Desks will be wiped down at the end of each class.
  • Students should wash their hands often throughout the day.
  • There will be 6 lunches instead of the standard 3 lunches.
  • Lunches 1, 3, 5 will be in the cafeteria.
  • Lunches 2, 4, 6 will be in and around Garrett Gymnasium.
  • Students must practice social distancing guidelines.
  • Students can't loiter in the hallways at this time.
  • Any student or family that questions whether they should come to school because a potential positive COVID test of a close contact should contact SHS prior to coming to school. Please be aware of your symptoms and be responsible.

Face mask Guideline Changes

Face mask guidelines have now changed for different types of face covering that are acceptable

or unacceptable to wear. At this time, neck gaiters made of fleece, polyester or one-layer nylon

will not be permitted due to the lack of protection they offer when a person speaks, sneezes or

coughs. Bandanas of any material are not permitted.


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.

Shelbyville Central Schools 2020-2021 Calendar