April 7, 2017
High School Art Show
You are cordially invited to the annual Scottsburg High School Art Show on Tuesday, April 11 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the New Tech Building on the Scottsburg High School Campus.
Students from Mrs. Susan Jerrell’s photography classes and Mrs. Melissa Lyles' art classes will exhibit work from this year.
Plan to come out now to show your support for local students and the art world. We hope to see you there!
SHS Partners with the Kiwanis
166 students participated in the screenings. Many of them had not had a vision screening in several years. We are thankful to the Kiwanis and One Sight for providing this much needed opportunity to our students.
FFA Going To State!
The FFA is very proud to announce that the team consisting of Travis Sparkman, Emma Hall, Tessa Richey, and Sydney Garriott received 1st Place Overall Senior Team at the contest. The team consisting of Isaac Hall, Allison Binkley, Kaitlinne Moldero, and Megan Hardin also received 6th Place Overall Senior Team. In addition, senior Travis Sparkman received 2nd Place Overall Individual.
Junior Emma Hall said "Livestock Judging is so much more than what people normally think.
You have to evaluate the animals, write a set of reasons WHY you placed them that way, and you also have recite your set of reasons to a judge. With Livestock Judging, members learn how to work well under pressure, evaluate different species of livestock, and also learn how to public speak. I have competed in the Livestock Judging CDE with the Scottsburg FFA for three years now, and this will be my second time traveling to state at Purdue University in May."
These are all huge accomplishments, and we congratulate all the team members, as well as their advisor Kenneth McMichael, for an excellent season."
Winter Percussion Competes at State Finals
On Saturday, April 1st, the Scottsburg Winter Percussion traveled to Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN to compete in the Indiana Percussion Association (IPA) State Finals. IPA divides their association into 2 divisions: Concert, which does not include marching or movement, and Movement, which incorporates marching and drill formations, very similar to marching band.
The two divisions are then broken down into 3 classes devoted to skill level: A class for basic skills and developing fundamentals, Open class for intermediate level skills, and World class for the most advanced. Scottsburg came away with a 7th place finish out of 14 groups in Percussion Scholastic Concert A class.
Overall for the season, the group finished 7th out of 17 total groups in their class. In addition to the placement, the group received their highest score of the season to date, an 83.45 out of 100. This State Finals appearance marked the first time since 2007 and the 5th time overall in school history that Scottsburg has earned the honor of competing at the state level.
At the state finals event, the top 3 groups in each class receive a medallion honoring their excellent placement: Bronze for 3rd, Silver for 2nd, and Gold for 1st. While Scottsburg finished 7th, their score was less than 2.5 points away from 3rd place. This is an excellent showing for our group with it being the first trip to State Finals in 10 years. Congratulations to the students, staff, and Mr. Turner, their director!
Students Learning Practical Life Skills
While french toast may seem simple, many students are not cooking at home with their families anymore. They are lacking basic recipe reading, kitchen safety, and cooking skills. Please encourage your students to cook at home and learn these valuable skills that can save money, improve their health, and help develop healthy family experiences.
Tickets for The Canterbury Tales on sale
In this adapted version for the stage, The Canterbury Tales tells how a group of pilgrims travel from London to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket. Along the way, the pilgrims have a story-telling contest to see who has the best tale. The original literary classic was written by Geoffrey Chaucer during the Middle Ages.