SHS Newsbreak

February 5, 2016

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Maverick Challenge

SHS Students participated in Scott County's Maverick Challenge this past week at Mid-America Science Park. The Maverick Challenge is a competition to encourage young people to be entrepreneurs.

SHS students Steven Doane, Seth Missi and AJ Napier formed a team and decided to market a product called "Phantom Armor". Austin and Scottsburg High Schools have teams that are usually formed through business classes. Mrs. Lowe is the sponsor of Future Business Leaders and has helped students the past two years.

Our team pitched their idea to area business leaders. The judges then deliberated and chose the SHS team as the winners for 2016. The team will next compete in Columbus at the Regional Challenge.

SHS Band Students at Solo and Ensemble Contest

What a great day at solo and ensemble for the Scottsburg Band kids last Saturday! We had 49 total entries show and ended the day with 40 Gold ratings, 8 Silver, and 1 Bronze! We also had 18 entries that qualified for State Solo and Ensemble! Go Band of Warriors!
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Wrestling Warriors Advance

Congratulations to Logan Barger. Logan placed first in the 220 lb. weight class at the IHSAA wrestling sectionals, which were held at Jennings County H.S. on January 30th. Logan advanced on to regionals on Saturday, February 6th at Jeffersonville H.S.

Joining Logan will be fellow teammates 132 lb. Brandon Sexton 4th place, 145 lb Dakota Binkley 4th place. and 170 lb. Levi Glass 3rd place. Congratulations to all four wrestlers for advancing to regionals!

Work Ready in Scott County – Scottsburg High School Students Excel in Welding & Advanced Manufacturing Training

They haven’t entered the workforce yet, but a number of Scottsburg High School students are taking steps now to ensure their success in the future. Their school days start just like any other, but by mid-morning they are on their way to the Mid-America Science Park to learn skills they can apply in today’s advanced manufacturing and welding fields.

This style of learning may be unfamiliar to parents, and it’s certainly not the same manufacturing people were talking about 30 years ago. These students are engaging in highly skilled training using the latest technology, and it’s a smart move for those motivated to graduate a step ahead of their peers. They will graduate career-ready. Or, if they choose to pursue a two- or four-year degree, these courses are offered as dual-credit opportunities via Ivy Tech and can be applied toward a degree.

Kyle Mullins, the career and technical education teacher at Scottsburg High School, leads the dual-credit program and starts with students as freshman in an introduction to engineering class. From there, they can spend their sophomore and junior years earning industry certifications from the American Welding Society (AWS) and Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC). By their senior year, they are positioned to earn advanced certificates or ideally, complete an internship with a local employer.

There are currently 18 Scottsburg High School students enrolled in welding and 12 in advanced manufacturing. “Our students are digital natives. They’ve grown up with technology, and it’s familiar to them,” said Mullins. “Today’s manufacturing environment allows them to use those skills and that passion for gainful employment and a successful career.”

In December, 83% of Mullins’ students earned their MSSC Safety Certificate. This is the highest pass rate since initiating the advanced manufacturing program at MASPark, and it exceeds the average pass rate in Indiana.

Mullins’ visionary approach relies heavily on industry feedback to ensure he is structuring his curriculum to address the skills gap in manufacturing and related positions, particularly among local employers. Mullins is also working hard to build relationships with local manufacturers to secure more internship and job shadowing opportunities for his students.

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College Goal Sunday 2016

College Goal Sunday 2016 in Indiana is now less than one month away! This wonderful free event to help students and families fill out and file the FAFSA is now in its’ 27th year. College Goal Sunday began right here in Indiana, and the concept has spread across the nation.

Your colleagues from the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association (ISFAA) want to make sure you have the direct link to all the best information about College Goal Sunday today, and right up to and after the event. The web pages below contain information to help you see details about all aspects of the 2016 event, volunteer, download information for media promotion, and “like” and “follow” (and post) daily social media updates about the big day.

College Goal Sunday 2016 in Indiana is February 21st at 2 pm (local time) at 42 sites. It’s NOT too late to volunteer. Please visit the sites below, connect up with other counselors helping the CGS effort and your ISFAA friends on the Facebook and Twitter event pages. Together we will ALL, once again, help future Hoosier graduates achieve their college goals. Thank you!

College Goal Sunday:

Indiana CGS Facebook page:

Indiana CGS Twitter page:

One note! Promotional materials will be mailed out to Indiana High Schools NO later than this Friday. If you have not received your materials by Wednesday February 3rd, or have any other question about CGS, PLEASE let Bill Wozniak know at

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