Shelbyville High School Newsletter

September 2, 2022



Mr. Zimny is in his 7th year at SHS, but 48th year of teaching! He has also served as our assistant strength coach for the past six years. Mr. Zimny is described by students as a teacher that always has a positive attitude, takes great pride in his work, and is willing to help students. He is also described as always having a smile on his face and never in a bad mood. His fellow staff members stated that he is the ultimate team player and embodies the Golden Bear Way! Congratulations Mr. Zimny!


One of the traditions that we are reviving this year is the Bears Best. Each department will honor one student each month for embodying one of the traits from the Golden Bear Way. This month’s trait is Attitude.

Congratulations to the following students who were chosen as this month’s Bears Best!

Ricardo Zamora Gonzalez

Beau Kenkel

Aliyah Lewis

Emma Sandman

Elias Slaven

Addison Stieneker

Luke Dickmann

Joslyn Jersan

Jonatan Morris

Jacob Knarr

Emma Wheelhouse

Ethan Lambert

College Board Recognition Awards

We are delighted to share the news that out of more than 62,000 students from across the country, the following Shelbyville High School seniors are recipients of the College Board’s National Recognition Programs for their academic excellence. The National Recognition Programs grant students from underrepresented communities and populations with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications as well as connect students with universities across the country, helping them stand out during the admissions process. Each of these students have earned this recognition because of their academic achievements in school and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT or AP Exams. They have accomplished these milestones during a demanding period of their high school career. Congratulations to these students on their National recognition!

National Rural and Small Town Award recipients:

Alyssa Matzke

Elijah Von Werder

Emma Sandman

Isabella Bradburn

Renee Aldridge

Samuel Bunton

Tristin Maloney

National Hispanic Recognition Award recipients:

Antonio Harbert

Osvaldo Reyes

Labor Day

School will not be in session on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day.

Course fees have been posted and are now due

School fees have been posted and are now due. You can log onto your parent PowerSchool account to view your statement.

You have several ways of paying.

  • Online with credit or debit cards
  • Mail a check or money order to Shelbyville High School 2003 South Miller Street Shelbyville, IN 46176
  • Stop by the school between 7:30 am and 4:00 pm and pay with cash, check, or money order

Please feel free to call if you have any questions: 317-398-9731 extension 2003

Theme Wednesday


Table Top Club

Tabletop Club's callout meeting will be next Tuesday, September 6th, from 3:35 - 4:00 in room 224. If you have any interest in trading card games, board games, or tabletop roleplaying games, be sure to attend.

Prom Committee

There will be a Prom Committee call out meeting for Juniors and Seniors on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 8:00 AM in the GBR. If you can not make the meeting, but you want to be part of the

committee, come see Mrs. Thorpe or Ms. Warriner.

Art Club

Art Club will meet Tuesday, September 6th from 3:30-4:30 in Mrs. Renwick's room. We will be tie dying . If you did not already sign up for a free t-shirt, you will need to bring your own item for tie dye.

After School Tutoring

SHS will be offering after school tutoring on Wednesdays and Thursdays. After School tutoring will begin on Wednesday, September 7th in the Media Center. Sign up sheets will be readily available in students' homerooms or by downloading the pdf below. Transportation will be provided if students return the sign in sheet by Tuesday, September 6th or 24 hours before attending tutoring sessions.

Where: Media Center

When: Wednesdays from 3:05 to 4:05

Thursdays from 3:35 to 4:35

Location: SHS media Center

Important Information from the Counseling Department

Junior/Senior Planning Calendar & Senior Checklist:

A postsecondary planning calendar was emailed to all juniors and seniors to help them through the postsecondary process on a monthly basis. This is a great resource to put on the refrigerator or in a locker! Feel free to contact your student’s counselor if you have additional questions.

College Applications:

Seniors should apply to the college of their choice online and then request their transcripts be sent electronically through their Naviance account. Once we have processed their transcript request, students will see that their transcript has been submitted in their Naviance account and in their college application portal. We encourage all seniors to complete their college applications and request their transcripts be processed prior to fall break.

Check out this website for the colleges and universities which are waiving their application fee during the month of September, College GO! Week (September 26-30), or on Why Apply Day (September 16). Students who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program or are 21st Century Scholars can see their counselor for a college application fee waiver.

Shelby County College Fair:

The annual Shelby County College Fair will be held on Thursday, September 29, from 6:00-7:30 PM in the Shelbyville High School auxiliary gymnasium. Approximately fifty representatives from four-year colleges, two-year colleges, technical schools, and military branches and academies are expected to attend. The fair is a great opportunity for students and parents to speak to representatives and receive informational materials about various schools and programs. Mark your calendar!

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Yearbooks are in!

Our 2021-2022 yearbooks are in! If you purchased a book last year, please have your student stop into the Squib room (room 204) any morning before the start of first period. If you are a parent of a Senior that graduated last year, you may pick them up at the front office. If you didn't buy one and would like too, we have a limited supply for $65.

This year's 2022-2023 book is also on sale at Buy it now for the lowest price of the year!

Want a yearbook from previous years? You can purchase one by emailing your name and what year you are interested in to *Prices will vary depending on the year.

Teacher/Staff Member of the Month

Each month, we will be accepting nominations from students, parents, community members, and staff for the teacher/staff member of the month. Any certified staff member is eligible for nomination. Please use this form to help honor those that you feel are worthy of this celebration!

Homecoming Court 2022

The votes are in and we are ready to announce this year's Homecoming Court. Court members will represent their grade in the Homecoming parade, as well as at half time of the

Homecoming game.

● This year the Freshmen class is represented by Makaila Hungate and Josue Isaac Enamorado.

● Representing the Sophomore class is Sayra Morales Martinez and Jonah Anspaugh.

● Juniors Lilly Walker and Ethan Lambert will be representing the Junior class.

And now for your king and queen nominees.

● Your King nominees are: Logan Prickett, Caden Bottorf, Lincoln Byrer, Chase Stader, and Jamaal Daniels.

● Your 2022 Queen nominees are: Evelyn Kiefer, Riley Lee, Lyla Trent, Gracie Barksdale, and Jakayra Owens.

Homecoming King and Queen will be voted for on Friday, September 16th during homeroom, and will be announced at the homecoming game. Congratulations to those named to court. Please keep a look out for more information from Mrs. Tillison or Mr. Bass.

Homecoming Spirit Week 9/12 - 9/16

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Homecoming Parade

Our Homecoming Parade will be held on Wednesday, September 14th and will begin at 6PM. The parade will start at Hendricks Elementary School and end at the SHS tennis courts. Each grade will be represented by a float decorated with that grade’s chosen Cinematic Theme.

Themes are:

● Freshmen and the Chocolate Factory;

● Sophomores staring in Teen Beach Movie;

● Juniors Flying in with Aladdin; and

● Our Seniors Are Taking a Trip to Hawkins with Stranger Things.

Floats will be displayed at the homecoming game as well. If you would like to help decorate your

grade’s float or hallway, please speak with Mrs. Tillison.

Powderpuff flag football

What better way to prepare for the big game than with the annual Powderpuff flag football

game?! For those who don't know, powderpuff is designed to showcase your team’s skill, speed,

ability and cunningness. Each grade will fight for the coveted top spot and a point towards this

year’s class cup. Will this year be another upset or will last year's winners, the Seniors, take the

championship again? Don't worry gentlemen, the girls won't get all the spotlight. This year we

are adding "pep squads" to our homecoming line-up. These squads will be tasked with cheering

their girls to victory. The best squad will be recognized while also earning a point towards the

class cup. The game will be held on the football field directly following the Homecoming Parade.

If you are interested in participating in this Golden Bear tradition, fill out the correct form on

Google Classroom. To participate in either event, a Powderpuff T-shirt must be purchased by clicking the link

Homecoming Dance tickets are now on sale!

Tickets for the dance are now on sale.

$10 for one or $15 for two.

You must purchase a ticket in Mrs. Tillison's room 406 before the dance and follow all school policies while in attendance.

Students from other schools are permitted to attend, pending approval. Permission slips can be picked up from Mrs. Tillison or from the front office. Forms must be returned to Mrs. Tillison by Friday, September 9th.

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Free educational webinars

Families for Depression Awareness is presenting our free webinar — Preventing Suicides: Supporting the Teens in Your Life — on Thursday, September 15, 2022, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM ET/ 4:00 to 5:30 PM PT.

In this webinar, Dr. Kiara Alvarez will share how parents and caring adults can identify warning signs of mental health crisis and suicide, communicate with teens about suicide prevention, and encourage teens to seek help. Register to join us for a live webinar discussion or watch on demand after it airs.

After the webinar, complete our online evaluation and we'll send you a free copy of our "Preventing Suicides: Stories of Loss" and Hope brochure.

If you are new to the topic of teen depression or in need of a refresher, please watch our Understanding Teen Depression as a foundation to this upcoming webinar.

2022-2023 Lunch Fees

Application for Free/Reduced Lunches and Fees

Over the past two years, lunches were free; however, this school year families will be

expected to pay for student lunches once again. Student lunch prices are outlined below. Breakfast will continue to be free for all students. We encourage all parents and guardians to fill out the free and reduced lunch form to ensure that if you qualify, you will receive lunch and/or textbook/school fee assistance.
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Gleaners Food Pantry will be closed for the month of September due to lack of inventory.

Sorry for the inconvenience.


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Upcoming Golden Bear events

Football (Boys V) @ Delta

Friday, Sep. 2nd, 7:30pm

3400 Indiana 28

Muncie, IN

Soccer (Girls JV/V) vs New Pal

Saturday, Sep. 3rd, 9am

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Volleyball (Girls JV/V) vs Morristown

Saturday, Sep. 3rd, 9am

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Cross Country (Co-Ed V) @ Columbus North (CeraLand Park)

Saturday, Sep. 3rd, 9:30am

3989 South 525 East

Columbus, IN

Rick Weinheimer Classic

Soccer (Boys V/JV) @ Delta

Saturday, Sep. 3rd, 11am

3400 Indiana 28

Muncie, IN

Volleyball (Girls JV/V) @ Columbus East

Monday, Sep. 5th, 5:30pm

230 South Marr Road

Columbus, IN

Tennis (Boys V) vs Greensburg

Tuesday, Sep. 6th, 5pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Soccer (Girls JV/V) @ Pendleton Heights

Tuesday, Sep. 6th, 5:30pm

1 Arabian Drive

Pendleton, IN

Soccer (Boys JV/V) vs Batesville

Tuesday, Sep. 6th, 5:30pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Volleyball (Girls JV/V) @ New Castle

Tuesday, Sep. 6th, 6pm

801 Parkview Drive

New Castle, IN

Football (Boys JV) vs Delta

Tuesday, Sep. 6th, 6pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Band Booster Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 6th, 7pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Golf (Girls V) @ New Pal

Thursday, Sep. 8th, 5pm

11425 N PR Links Lane

New Palestine, IN

Tennis (Boys V) vs Mt. Vernon

Thursday, Sep. 8th, 5pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Soccer (Girls V) @ Triton

Thursday, Sep. 8th, 5:30pm

4774 West 600 North

Fairland, IN

Volleyball (Girls JV/V) vs Hauser

Thursday, Sep. 8th, 5:30pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Soccer (Boys JV/V) vs New Pal

Thursday, Sep. 8th, 5:30pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Football (Boys V) vs New Castle

Friday, Sep. 9th, 7pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Cross Country (Co-Ed V) @ Whiteland Break O Day

Saturday, Sep. 10th, 8:30am

900 Sawmill Road

New Whiteland, IN

Golf (Girls V) HHC @ Delta

Saturday, Sep. 10th, 9am

1100 Golf Course Drive

Albany, IN

Tennis (Boys V) Shelbyville Invitational

Saturday, Sep. 10th, 9am

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Volleyball (Girls V) @ Noblesville Invitational

Saturday, Sep. 10th, 9am

18111 Cumberland Road

Noblesville, IN

Football (Boys JV) @ New Castle

Saturday, Sep. 10th, 10am

801 Parkview Drive

New Castle, IN

Soccer (Girls V) vs Delta

Saturday, Sep. 10th, 10am

3400 Indiana 28

Muncie, IN



Daily Schedule

Elementary: 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Secondary (SMS and SHS): 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday Early Release Day:

Elementary: 2:00 p.m.

Secondary (SMS and SHS): 3:00 p.m.


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.

Shelby County Aquatic Club

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Benefit Ride

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The Bundle Up Program

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Shelby County Reads