Guidance Newsletter May 2021

Shawnee High School

A note from guidance

Wow, we can't believe it's the last month of school! The month of May is going to be busy and exciting for all of our students. Please be mindful of the dates and important information below regarding exams, graduation, etc.

May 3rd-7th is Teacher Appreciation Week! Whether you're a student, parent, or staff member, click the link below to help us spread some love to our teachers in the district. They make a positive difference every day and have worked extremely hard all year to provide quality education during these unprecedented times. We appreciate all our teachers and truly believe we have the best of the best here at Shawnee!

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Send us pictures wearing your green to support mental health awareness this month!

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Important Information

AP Testing Schedule

May 5th: AP Eng. Lit.

May 6th: AP US History & AP Art History

May 12th: AP Eng. Lang.

May 21st: AP Spanish

May 24th: AP Calc. AB and AP Physics 1

May 25th: AP Chem.

Final Exams

June 2nd: Final Exams - Seniors Only...9th-11th grades will follow a normal schedule

June 3rd: Final Exams - All Grades...Open Campus

June 4th: Final Exams - 9th-11th Grades...Open Campus

No final exams will be given early. If students are aware they are going to be absent the day of final exams, please communicate with their teachers to schedule a time for the student to make-up the exam.

We encourage all students to make smart and safe choices during their down time in between exams.

27th Annual H.S. Art Exhibition

Join us on May 6th to view a variety of incredible artwork created by our talented Shawnee students. Doors will be open from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and the exhibit will be in the GIC at the high school. We look forward to seeing you there!


Dance the night away with your friends at prom!

When: May 8th, 8:30pm-11:00pm

Where: Apollo Career Center

Important Details:

  • No tickets will be purchased at the door
  • No outside guests - Shawnee students only


This spring, our students will be performing the musical, Seussical. The story follows Horton the elephant as he seeks to protect Whoville, a tiny town found on a dust speck. But since Horton is the only one that can hear the cries of the people of Whoville, the other citizens of the jungle think he is out of his mind. We also follow Jojo, a child of Whoville, who has such a grand imagination that it sometimes gets him in trouble. Both of these characters just want to find their place in the universe. Come follow The Cat in the Hat as she guides us through this heart-warming tale.

The dates for the show are:

  • May 21st at 7:00 pm
  • May 22nd at 2:00 pm
  • May 22nd at 7:00 pm
  • May 23rd at 2:00 pm

Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for students. Tickets will be available starting May 3rd. Capacity will be limited to 25% to comply with Ohio Covid-19 regulations.

Summer Employment & Opportunities

Do you want to stay busy this summer? Click here to view summer employment options and other summer opportunities.

Math Tutoring

Every Wednesday, Mrs. Keller is offering free math tutoring to ALL students after school until 3:15 pm in room 210.

NHS Tutoring Tables

Need help on homework? Need help studying for a test? Need help getting caught up? Our NHS students are here to help you! Tutoring tables are every Tuesday and Thursday after school until 3:30 pm in the GIC at no cost.

Future Testing Dates

Click here to see registration deadlines and testing dates for the SAT & ACT.

Shawnee High School Alumni

A new scholarship is being created to benefit our seniors, starting with the Class of 2022: The Lima Shawnee Alumni-Legacy Scholarship Fund. If you are interested in donating to the fund, please click here and follow them on Facebook at Lima Shawnee Scholarship Fund for updates and more information. We appreciate all efforts to pay it forward to our seniors. Thank you for leaving your legacy on our community!


Senior Class Meeting

On Friday, May 14th, there will be a senior class meeting from 10:20am-11:10am in the auditorium to go over important information regarding graduation and wrapping up the school year.

Spring Awards

Seniors, mark your calendars! The Spring Awards Ceremony will be on Monday, May 24th at 7:00 pm. More information will be available soon. We look forward to honoring the Class of 2021 and all of their accomplishments.


No student will be permitted to participate in the graduation ceremony without the appropriate cap and gown.

All student materials must be turned in and fees paid in order for students to participate in the graduation ceremony.

All graduates must attend graduation rehearsal! Anyone NOT attending the rehearsal will NOT be permitted to take part in the actual graduation ceremony.

  • Friday, June 4th
  • 9:00 am
  • SHS Football Stadium

Graduation Day:

  • Sunday, June 6th
  • 2:00 pm
  • Graduates should plan to arrive no later than 1:15 pm

Ticket information will be available soon!


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The Power of Positive Attention

Click here to read how to use positive attention (instead of negative attention) to change behavior.

Community Resources

Click here to view a catalog of resources in Allen County, Auglaize County, & Hardin County.

Click here to view a list of community resources in Lima.

Ohio State to Host Virtual Mental Health Fair

In recognition of May as Mental Health Month, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will host a virtual Mental Health Fair on May 3-7. The Fair will features cutting-edge educational programming and presentations by experts in the mental health field are scheduled to take place daily over the lunch hour to accommodate varying work schedules. Attendees can sign up for selected sessions or all of them. Click the link for the full agenda. Registration is required. Questions? Please email or call 614.564.7575.

Conquer Your Summer: A Virtual Round Table with St. Vincent Family Center

St. Vincent Family Center is hosting a free, Conquer Your Summer virtual round table on May 14 to address the mental wellness and social-emotional health of parents, families, professionals and the children they care for. A team of SVFC experts will discuss strategies to keep children engaged and supported throughout the summer months, how parents can recharge and focus on their wellness, and how educators and child-serving professionals can make time this summer to take a break and restore a healthy work/life balance. Questions? Please email Sara Russell at


Ohio CareLine: 1-800-720-9616

Crisis Text Line: Text "4hope" to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Hopeline: 1-800-567-HOPE

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE

Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-448-4663

The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386


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