SHS Newsbreak

October 21, 2016

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Third Time "May" be a Charm

Alex May will be competing in his 3rd Cross Country Semi-State tomorrow at Brown County at 12:15 pm! Come on out and support this senior on his pursuit to the State Finals.
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Canned Food Drive and Fall Dance

The SHS Student Council is holding the 4th annual Fall Costume Dance on Friday, October 28th. We will be doing our annual food drive the week leading up to the dance. All non-perishable donations will be given to the Scott County Clearinghouse. Cans will be collected from students’ second period classes and the class with the most cans per student will win Lon’s donuts.

Tickets for the dance will cost $3 (if bought at school.) New this year, we will also be taking cans in place of money for tickets. For every canned food item that the student turns into the Student Council at lunch, one dollar will be taken off their ticket price. Students can pay for the entire cost of their ticket with cans. Tickets purchased at the door will cost $5 and must be bought with cash.

We expect to have another great dance this year, as well as a great donation of cans that will be available to community residents who need it.

Academic & Athletic Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following students who impressed their teachers in the month of September.

Athletes of the Month: Paige Crites & Casey Smith

Academic Students of the Month: Freshman Alyssa Pfister, Sophomore Jerred Lewis,

Junior Alicia Saunders, Senior Kellsie Marshall

Honorable Mention: 9- Jacob Daughtery, 9- Lyndie Foster, 10-Eliza Mount, 10-Alli Thompson, 11-Paulo Bartoch, 11-Skiler Napier, 12-Paige Barrett, 12-Lucas Freeman, 12- Katelin Weir

Prosser Awards

Prosser Wall of Fame will host our own Liz Wagner for her excellence in the Culinary Arts Program

Band of Warriors Community Concert Tonight

The Scottsburg High School Band of Warriors will present their 2016 Field Show “Fire and Ice” on Friday night October 21st at 6:00 pm. The performance will take place behind the high school (weather permitting). There will also be a chili cook off and video presentation immediately following the performance. Everyone is invited and there is no admission charge.
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Now Available to Students and Teachers

We believe that 21st Century learners should utilize research databases to improve the quality of their research papers and projects. Learning to use databases efficiently saves the student time and exposes him or her to credible, scholarly resources in an organize, searchable place. This week we added another research and reading resource for students. Using Discovery Education, students can access video content, reading, images, and audio sources; create research boards to track their learning; and download content for offline study. The resources include proper MLA and APA citations. Students will log in with their school issued Google accounts; there is a quick link to Discovery on the SHS media center webpage or students can use this URL:

FAFSA Completion Workshop Success- Getting the Word Out

Counselors at Scottsburg High School recently held a FAFSA completion workshop for seniors and their parents. Richard Nash, Director of Financial Aid at Hanover College, walked families through the FAFSA and answered questions about the FAFSA and college financial aid in general. This year is the first year that the FAFSA has opened the federal application on October 1. The application is open right now and families can go to to start filling out the online application. Seniors and families are encouraged to get this task completed as soon as possible because colleges cannot send their financial aid offer to the student unless this application is complete.

"You do not need to have your college decision made about where you want to go in order to fill out the FAFSA," said Shannon Mount, K-12 College & Career Counselor for Scott District 2. "We want all families to fill out the online application if there is even a slight chance their senior might be moving on to college next year. You can list up to 10 colleges to send your FAFSA to. This is what starts the process of colleges offering you financial aid. Even some scholarships (free money) are based on FAFSA information. The application uses 2015 tax information from the IRS and should take you about 20-30 minutes to complete. Our advice is 'just get it done!'"

Picture Retake Day is October 25th

If your student was absent the day of school pictures or needs to have retakes, please mark October 25th on your calendar.

Archery Club Starting November 1st

The Archery Club will be starting their season on November 1st. They will be practicing at the Central Office Multi Purpose Room on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. There will be a shuttle bus available after school to transport any students that may need a ride. If you are interested in joining this group, please feel free to come check us out on November 1st.