October 21, 2016
Canned Food Drive and Fall Dance
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
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
Band of Warriors Community Concert Tonight
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: https://google.discoveryeducation.com.
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 www.fafsa.gov 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!'"