August 25, 2017
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SHS Art Students Give Back to the United Way
Last spring Mrs. Lyles' Advanced 2D Art students created drawings for the United Way. The drawings are of buildings and historical locations in Scott County. Some of the drawings will be in an online auction to raise money for Scott County's United Way. The auction will run from today until August 31st.
The featured student artists are: Lauren Royse, Jade Allman, Kiya Knight, Brittany Cunningham, Hailey Dotson, Molly Barnes, Emily Bryson, Cynthia Miller, Pamela Graham, Shelby Gudgeon, Ben Smith, Kacey Walker, Emily Greer, and Savannah Fettig.
Check out the link below to see the work of SHS students and place your bids.
Tech Tips for Parents
- If your student is having trouble access the internet at home. Try switching from Safari to Chrome. This helps in 90% of the issues.
- Use your school issued bag for your MacBook. This is a school rule and will help keep your device safe.
- Never remove the protective case or put anything under the case. This may damage the device and create an expensive repair.
New SHS principal considers Scottsburg home
Scottsburg High School Principal Casey Brewster considers Scottsburg his adopted hometown.
“Coming to Scottsburg was an opportunity for our family to come home,” Brewster said. “Our family is connected to Scottsburg.”
Brewster’s wife of 25 years, Jaye, is a 1988 graduate of SHS. His in-laws, Gary and Jenna Busick, were teachers at Scott 2. Many members of his wife’s family still live in Scott County.
“I was familiar with the [Scott 2] schools,” Brewster said.
Brewster’s path to SHS started more than 25 years ago when the Illinois native moved from California to Indiana.
“I did not grow up in Indiana,” Brewster said.
Brewster grew up in Quincy, Ill., a city on the Mississippi River. During high school, his family moved to southern California and lived in the Garden Grove and Long Beach area. He graduated from high school in California.
After high school graduation, Brewster, who was younger than his 18-year-old classmates, felt he was not ready to go to college.
“I wasn’t ready to go to college or know where I wanted to go,” Brewster said. “I went to work after graduation.”
Through his sister’s fiancé at the time, Brewster was offered an opportunity to become an assistant manager at a Shoe Carnival store in Fort Wayne.
“I loaded up my Chevy S10 pickup truck,” Brewster said about his cross-country trek from California to Indiana.
Brewster was successful in his position at Fort Wayne and was offered the store manager position at the Shoe Carnival store in Bloomington.
“I quickly learned I didn’t want to work in retail,” Brewster said after moving to the college town of Bloomington.
Soon, Brewster started college at Indiana University Bloomington and majored in medicine because he was interested in science.
“After my first semester, I was intrigued with being a teacher and an educator,” Brewster said.
It was in Bloomington where he met his wife, who is currently a teacher at Paoli Junior and Senior High School. The two married after both graduating from IU. Brewster and his wife have three daughters, Alexa, who is a second-year law student at Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University; Olivia, who is a junior at IU Bloomington; and Isabela, who is a junior at Paoli.
After college, Brewster started his career in education as a third-grade teacher in Greensburg. He later taught social studies and computer applications at the secondary education level. He coached cross-country, basketball, and track.
After being in the classroom, Brewster earned a Master’s degree and completed his administrator’s license. Before coming to SHS, Brewster was an administrator at Paoli Community Schools for 15 years.
Now, at SHS, Brewster hopes to build relationships with the students, staff, parents, and community members.
“First I want to understand how and why things are done here,” Brewster said. “I will be talking to a lot of kids and getting to know them. My focus is going to be on the students and the staff.”
He also hopes to be a resource for teachers and looking for ways to help support them in the classroom.
“I want to help remove obstacles for the teachers,” Brewster said.
Along with building relationships and establishing trust with students, parents, staff, and community members, Brewster will prepare for the upcoming accreditation visit this school year. He plans on “diving into assessment data and documentation” and working with staff, parents, students, and community members before the visit.
Outside of school, Brewster enjoys playing golf, reading, spending time with his family and technology.
“I enjoy playing golf although I’m not very good,” Brewster said with a smile.
Brewster also likes reading books on leadership, organizational leadership, and education, spending time with his family, and considers himself tech savvy.
“I consider myself somewhat of a tech geek,” Brewster said. “I enjoy reading about new innovations in technology.”
“I will be quick to point out: Technology itself is not an answer or a strategy to improve student learning. Student learning relies upon knowledgeable and skilled teachers, relevant content, and engaging lessons. Technology is another important tool students will use to learn,” Brewster said.
The 2016-2017 Yearbooks are Here
Students can choose 4 FREE icons with the purchase of a name stamp for $6. This is the only time this offer will be available. Order forms are available at the offices in New Tech and High School's That Work.
They may also be ordered online at jostensyearbooks.com or call 1-877-767-5217. Prices will raise to $40 after this date.
American Studies Creative Cake Wars
Our students then began to review for their first test. We decided that for fun test review, our students also participated in a break-out review activity. This made the activity "hands on" and interactive. It was a great week to be an American (Studies).
Life Skills Class showing School Spirit
The students worked on making purple and gold cupcakes to honor our Warriors and Warriorettes! Students then went to see coaches and staff handing out the cupcakes and boosting school spirit.
Go Warrior Nation!
Wells Scholarship Information
Indiana University Wells Scholarship: The Wells Scholarship pays the full cost of attendance for four years of undergraduate study at IU Bloomington. All students are welcome to apply; however, typically the scholarship goes to candidates who (1) are in the top 5% of their class; (2) have a 3.9 out of a 4.0 GPA; (3) have a 1400 on the SAT or a 32 on the ACT; and (4) have a resume of activities outside of school.
For information see: https://wellsscholars.indiana.edu/nomination-process/index.html
If you are a senior and interested in applying for the Indiana University (Bloomington) Wells Scholarship, you will need to submit a letter of interest and a resume to Mrs. Colson in the guidance office no later than 3pm on Friday, September 1.
Each high school in Indiana gets to nominate 2 seniors to the IU Wells scholarship committee. The IU Wells Scholarship committee will then select 50 students to interview for this competitive merit scholarship.
Sports Passes 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.