SHS Newsbreak

August 18, 2017

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Safety Instruction for the Solar Eclipse

Monday, August 21 will bring a unique event to our area. We will be experiencing a solar eclipse. This is a rare event, but does pose some inherent risk. Here are some simple safety rules. Failure to use special solar eclipse glasses when looking at the sun can cause permanent retinal damage. Adherence to the SHS plan is non-negotiable. SHS will not be responsible for injury or expenses caused by viewing the eclipse and we waive liability for negligence for students that fail to strictly adhere to our plan.



  • Do NOT look at the Sun without using NASA approved solar eclipse glasses.

  • Follow all the instructions of your teachers if your class is participating in viewing of the eclipse.

  • During Passing Periods, please pay attention also- keep your eyes focused straight ahead of you. DO NOT LOOK UP AT THE SUN.

  • New Tech students will come to the commons for dismissal.

  • Student drivers, car riders, walkers and early bus riders are dismissed at the 2:56 bell.

  • Car Riders, while waiting for their ride, should remain as close to door C10 as possible

  • All Campus Students who are late bus riders will wait inside the SHS Commons until dismissed by intercom to board their bus

  • DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN on the way home.

  • Students are encouraged to wear hats that shade your eyes on Monday

  • Students not following the directions of SHS staff will be subject to disciplinary action

Tim Johnston Assumes ISSMA Presidency

Tim Johnston, originally from Richmond, Indiana, is a graduate of Ball State University, and holds a Bachelor of Science (1986) in Music Education and a Master of Science in Secondary Education from Indiana University Southeast (2001). He has been a music instructor for thirty-one years in public schools, Including Tri-High, Morristown, Winchester, Hobart, and Scottsburg.


This is his twenty-forth year at Scottsburg and twentieth year as Chairman of the Fine Arts Department where he directs the High School Marching Band, Symphonic, and Jazz Bands, as well as the Eighth Grade Band at, Scottsburg Middle School. Under his direction, the Scottsburg concert and pass organizations have received consistent gold ratings, and the marching band has been an ISSMA State Finalist nineteen times.


Tim is an adjudicator for the Indiana State School Music Association and Drum Corps International, and has been appointed to the Indiana State Marching Band Committee ten times. He has been elected to the ISSMA State Board five times.

He is the assistant principal trumpet for the Indiana University Southeast Concert Band.


Tim and his wife, Lynn presently reside in Sellersburg, Indiana and they have three children, Chris, Brandon, and Alyssa, and two dogs, Nick and Dixie.

Mrs. Nussbaum brings the FBI to Nutrition and Wellness

There are several enemies lurking in our kitchens, restaurants and grocery stores. For the past four (4) days students did research and developed a "wanted poster" of their specific FBI (Food Borne Illness) to alert the community around them.


Students are required to learn about kitchen safety, sanitation and the risk of food borne illness before we can safely use our food labs. This year I decided to put a fun twist and use FBI "literally and figuratively" to make the topic of food borne illness a little more intriguing. These posters will include: Name and picture of the suspect, Hideouts (where are we going to find this FBI), Crimes (AKA symptoms) and prevention.


I have been impressed with the students work thus far and this project was a GREAT kick off to the start of Nutrition and Wellness.

Wells Scholarship Information

Indiana University Wells Scholarship: The Wells Scholarship pays the full cost of attendance for four years of undergraduate study at IU Bloomington. All students are welcome to apply; however, typically the scholarship goes to candidates who (1) are in the top 5% of their class; (2) have a 3.9 out of a 4.0 GPA; (3) have a 1400 on the SAT or a 32 on the ACT; and (4) have a resume of activities outside of school.


For information see: https://wellsscholars.indiana.edu/nomination-process/index.html

If you are a senior and interested in applying for the Indiana University (Bloomington) Wells Scholarship, you will need to submit a letter of interest and a resume to Mrs. Colson in the guidance office no later than 3pm on Friday, September 1.


Each high school in Indiana gets to nominate 2 seniors to the IU Wells scholarship committee. The IU Wells Scholarship committee will then select 50 students to interview for this competitive merit scholarship.

Sports Passes On Sale

Now on sale get your all sports passes for the 2017-2018 school year. The cost for Student is $30.00, Adults $110.00, Senior Citizens 65 or older $95.00 or a family pass is $230.00.

If you still need a sports physical there will be Free Sports Physical Clinic at Scottsburg Family Practice located at 1465 N Gardner St. on August 7th from 5-8 pm.

From The Nurse

Indiana State Law requires students in the 12th grade to provide documentation of receiving a second MCV4 vaccine if their first MCV4 vaccine was given before the age of 16. Students who received the first MCV4 vaccine on or after their 16th birthday have met the requirements. Students who are not up-to-date on immunizations 20 days into the school year will not be able to attend school until proper immunization records are provided.