Shelbyville High School Newsletter

August 19, 2022

Friday Night Lights

Everyone get ready for football season! Our first home game is tonight. Our student section will have themes at each home game to cheer on our Golden Bears! Tonight's theme is “Blackout”, September 9th will be “Country”, September 16th is “Adam Sandler”, September 30th is “Student Section T-Shirts”, and October 14th will be “Whiteout”.

Tonight we will have a free student tailgate starting at 5:30. Students will receive a free hot dog, chips, and drinks! All students that attend the tailgate, dress the theme and stand in the student section will receive a raffle ticket to win a $25 Amazon gift card, so come out and enjoy the game!

Good Luck Golden Bears!

Congratulations 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees!

Shelbyville High School introduced two new members into the 2022 Alumni Hall of Fame on Thursday, August 18th. Additionally, we will invite all past recipients to the home varsity football game on Friday, August 19th beginning at 6:30PM. Our new inductees will also be recognized at halftime.

Please see the bios of our two new inductees below:

Mary Anne Richey (Reimann), SHS Class of 1935 A native of Shelbyville, Mary Anne attended Purdue University and enrolled in the University of Arizona College of Law in 1948. She received her J.D. in 1951 and was the only woman among 45 successful candidates for admission to the bar that year. From the beginning of her legal career, Mary Anne distinguished herself as a talented lawyer committed to fairness and justice. She served as a Deputy County Attorney of Pima County; an assistant United States Attorney, becoming the first woman United States Attorney in Arizona, holding that office from 1960 to 1961; and a Special Assistant Attorney General of Arizona. In 1964, she began her long tenure as a jurist, first serving as a Pima County Superior Court judge, then in 1976, President Gerald Ford appointed her to the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, the first woman to hold that position in Arizona. She continued as a federal trial judge until her death in 1983. Mary Anne profoundly touched the lives of all who knew her. As a lawyer and judge, she gained the deep respect of colleagues, attorneys, litigants, and the public. She combined her remarkable career with steadfast devotion to her family, husband William Richey and daughter Annie. She was, in addition, an avid sportswoman, an accomplished pilot (having served with the Women's Army Service Pilots during World War II), and a leader in community affairs.

Scott Olinger, SHS Class of 1981

Scott was a 3-sport athlete at SHS, graduating in 1981. An Indiana All Star in football and a recipient of the J.M. McKeand Award, Scott graduated from Butler University where he was a team captain and two-time First Team All-Conference and Academic Team All-Conference player. While at Butler, Scott was President of FCA and a Hilton U. Brown football award winner. Scott's 1983 undefeated Butler team was inducted into the Bulter Athletic Hall of Fame. A life-long educator, Scott began his career as a teacher, coach and assistant principal at SHS, followed by roles as principal of Batesville and Plainfield High Schools. He has been named a District Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year. Since 2008, Scott has served as superintendent of the Plainfield Community School Corporation, one of the top school districts in the State of Indiana.

His accomplishments there include development of the Imagination Lab, a project-based STEM/arts program and facility, and collaboration with the Town and higher education providers to create MADE@Plainfield, which provides post-secondary education and training for adults. A gifted mentor to students and colleagues, Scott embraces the mission of PCSC: Bringing Joy to Learning. He believes in giving back to his communities, including service on the boards of Leadership Shelby County, Greater Indianapolis YMCA, Plainfield and Shelbyville Chambers of Commerce, and First Christian Church of Shelbyville. He is a graduate of and volunteer for Leadership Hendricks County, and served many years as SCUFFY's Education drive chair as well as drive chair for Plainfield Schools' award-winning United Way campaigns. He has been honored for his visionary leadership and service to Hendricks County, and was nominated for executive of the year by United Way of Central Indiana.

Attention all who plan on auditioning for our Fall Musical, Freaky Friday:

The vocal and acting auditions will now be taking place on Tuesday, and the dance audition will be happening on Monday. Once again, the vocal and dance audition dates have flipped. If you have any questions or can now not make a certain date, please email Miss Strausbaugh. Thank you for your cooperation with this sudden change!

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.


Anyone interested in Swimming/Diving

There will be a call out meeting for anyone interested in swimming or diving on Monday, August 22 at 7:45 AM Mr. Weiler's room. Contact Coach Weiler if you are unable to make it.

Attention Seniors:

Do you want to help make your senior year the best yet? Join your senior class representatives and Mrs. Teague as we plan events for the school year! There will be a call-out and planning meeting Tuesday, August 23rd at 7:45 AM in Mrs. Teague's classroom. Our first order of business will be planning the senior float and hallway decorations for Homecoming. Please attend the meeting if you would like to help!

Champions Together

There will be a call out meeting for Champions Together on Wednesday, August 24 at 8:00 AM in room 136.

Speech and Debate's Haunted Trail

The Speech and Debate Team will be hosting a Haunted Trail the Friday and Saturday before Halloween in the Outdoor Lab. We are inviting students to submit a scary short story where the winning story will be used as the theme for the Haunted Trail. Copies of the winning story will be printed and given to visitors of the Haunted Trail. If you are interested please submit it to Mr. Shoaf by the end of school on Friday, August 26. Stories will be judged by the Speech and Debate Team. Your story should include elements of the Outdoor Lab and SHS. If you have any questions contact Mr. Shoaf in room 411.

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.

Class Ring

Brad Long, our Jostens representative will be at SHS on Friday, August 26th to meet with Freshmen during homeroom period. He will tell you everything you need to know to order a class ring for those who are interested. He will be back on Friday, September 2nd to take orders. Ordering will also be available online.

Course Fees and iPad Protection

Course fees will be posted for the high school on August 25th.

If you would like to purchase iPad Protection you need to log onto your parent PowerSchool account and go to the student fees and select New Items then select 1:1 iPad Protection Plan 2022-2022 the cost is $25.00. You may also stop by the front office to fill out the paperwork and pay the $25.00 fee.

This Protection Plan must be purchased in the first 21 days of school.

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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Upcoming Golden Bear Events

Football (Boys V) vs Greensburg

Friday, Aug. 19th, 7pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Cross County (Co-Ed V) @ Plainfield

Saturday, Aug. 20th, 8:30am

1007 Longfellow Lane

Plainfield, IN

Soccer (Boys JV/V) @ Lawrence North

Saturday, Aug. 20th, 10am

7802 Hague Road

Indianapolis, IN

Volleyball ( Girls JV/V) vs Batesville

Saturday, Aug. 20th, 10am

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Soccer (Girls V) vs New Castle

Saturday, Aug. 20th, 10am

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Golf (Girls V) vs Mooresville

Saturday, Aug. 20th, 12pm

6701 E Heartland Boulevard


Tennis (Boys V) @ Batesville

Monday, Aug. 22nd, 5pm

1 Bulldog Boulevard West

Batesville, IN

Golf (Girls V) @ Beech Grove

Monday, Aug. 22nd, 5:15pm

2607 South Keystone Avenue

Indianapolis, IN

Football (Boys JV) @ Greensburg

Monday, Aug. 22nd, 6pm

1000 East Central Avenue

Greensburg, IN

Volleyball (Girls JV /V) @ Franklin Central

Monday, Aug. 22nd, 6pm

6215 South Franklin Road

Indianapolis, IN

Tennis (Boys V) vs Seymour High School

Tuesday, Aug. 23rd, 5pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Soccer (Boys JV/V) @ Hamilton Heights

Tuesday, Aug. 23rd, 5:30pm

25802 State Route 19

Arcadia, IN

Tennis (Boys V) vs Yorktown

Wednesday, Aug. 24th, 5:30pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Golf (Girls V) @ Southwestern

Thursday, Aug. 25th, 4:30pm

3406 West 600 South

Shelbyville, IN

Volleyball (Girls JV/V) @ North Central

Thursday, Aug. 25th, 6pm

1801 East 86th Street

Indianapolis, IN

Football (Boys V) @ Rushville

Friday, Aug. 26th, 7pm

1201 Lions Path

Rushville, IN

Cross Country (Co-Ed) Invitational @ Franklin Community

Saturday, Aug. 27th, 8:30am

2600 Cumberland Drive

Franklin, IN

Soccer (Boys V/JV) Shelbyville Invite

Saturday, Aug. 27th, 10am

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Football (Boys JV) vs Rushville

Saturday, Aug. 27th, 10am

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Tennis (Boys V) @ Mt Vernon

Saturday, Aug. 27th, 10am

8112 North 200 West

Fortville, 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.


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