Guidance Newsletter June 2021

Shawnee High School

A Note From Guidance

Once again, thank you for all your patience and communication this unusual school year as we had to navigate many changes together. We are proud of our students and staff for adapting to many new things and still making the best of every day. We are looking forward to celebrating the Class of 2021! We will be in the office until mid June. Feel free to e-mail us if you have any questions over break.

We wish you all a safe and relaxing summer!

Final Exams

June 2nd: Final Exams - Seniors Only...9th-11th grades will follow a normal schedule

June 3rd: Final Exams - All Grades...Open Campus

June 4th: Final Exams - 9th-11th Grades...Open Campus

No final exams will be given early. If students are aware they are going to be absent the day of final exams, please communicate with their teachers to schedule a time for the student to make-up the exam.

We encourage all students to make smart and safe choices during their down time in between exams.

Summer School

If your student has failed a course for this school year, your student's school counselor will be reaching out soon regarding summer school. If you already know that your student will need summer school, please click the following link to sign up your student.

Summer Employment & Educational Opportunities

Do you want to stay busy this summer? Click here to view summer employment options and other summer opportunities.

Future Testing Dates

Click here to see registration deadlines and testing dates for the SAT & ACT.

Shawnee High School Alumni

A new scholarship is being created to benefit our seniors, starting with the Class of 2022: The Lima Shawnee Alumni-Legacy Scholarship Fund. If you are interested in donating to the fund, please click here and follow them on Facebook at Lima Shawnee Scholarship Fund for updates and more information. We appreciate all efforts to pay it forward to our seniors. Thank you for leaving your legacy on our community!


No student will be permitted to participate in the graduation ceremony without the appropriate cap and gown. Do not decorate the cap.

All student materials must be turned in and fees paid in order for students to participate in the graduation ceremony.

All graduates must attend graduation rehearsal! Anyone NOT attending the rehearsal will NOT be permitted to take part in the actual graduation ceremony.

  • Friday, June 4th, 9:00 am - 11:00 am, at the SHS football stadium
  • Please arrive by 8:55 am
  • Student can park by the stadium
  • If it rains, then students will be in the gym
  • Students will receive a seating chart at graduation practice and that will give you a good idea where they will be seated during the ceremony, but all students will walk across the stage and receive their diploma at the center of the stage which will be at the 50 yd line

Ticket Information:

  • Every senior will receive 12 tickets at graduation rehearsal
  • Everyone planning to attend must have a ticket
  • If you need more, you can ask other seniors if they have extra
  • Mr. Owen will be in the ticket booth at the stadium at 12pm and may have additional ones then

Graduation Day:

  • Sunday, June 6th at 2:00pm
  • All graduates should plan to arrive no later than 1:15 pm
  • Seniors should park in the front parking lot the day of graduation if they are driving themselves. They will come through the main doors and meet in the auditorium
  • Gates will open at 1:00pm for parents and families to enter

  • No reserved seats...first come, first serve

  • Following the ceremony and after pictures with friends & family, graduates will bring their gown to the west cafeteria. Then they will receive a ticket to take to their counselor to receive their actual diploma
  • We encourage students to dress up, even though they will have the gown over their clothes. It's suggested to wear a shirt and tie with nice pants & shoes, but not required

Staff Shout-Outs

Teacher Appreciation Week was May 3rd-7th and below are some of the staff shout-outs we received to show some love for our fabulous teachers!

Teacher: Mr. Lewis, High School Chemistry

What do you appreciate about this teacher: He is funny and has a good class to be in.

Describe a memory you have with this teacher: All the road trips with him and the wrestling team

From: Carter Sites, 10th grade

Teacher: Mrs. Kuhlman, High School English 11 & AP English

What do you appreciate about this teacher: Mrs. Kuhlman genuinely cares about every student. She actually teaches very well and helps you understand anything if you are confused about it. She makes a seventh period class fun even though you are ready to get out and go home. She knows what we are thinking and puts herself in our shoes. She is overall a kind person who you can talk to about anything.

Describe a memory you have with this teacher: I just always know, whenever that I can talk to her if I am going through anything, she will be there to help you out. I always like just getting to class early to talk to her or coming in at study hall.

From: Audrey Wheeler, 11th grade

Teacher: Mrs.Hefner, High School Biology & Global Science

What do you appreciate about this teacher: She kind, sweet and understanding

Describe a memory you have with this teacher: When she laughs with us when someone makes a joke

From: Ethan Furr, 9th grade

Teacher: All SHS teachers!

What do you appreciate about this teacher: SHS staff work incredibly hard to inspire students, colleagues, and even parents. The dedication to excellence has never been more evident than this year. I am proud to work with each one of you!

From: Sharla Murphy, High School Guidance Counselor

Teacher: Mr. Miller, High School English 10 & Advanced English 11

What do you appreciate about this teacher: He puts a lot of time and effort in for the students. He actually cares about his students and tries to do the best can to help us. He is genuine.

From: Kadin Engle, 10th grade

Teacher: Ms. Griffo, High School World Studies & American Government

What do you appreciate about this teacher: She cares a lot about her students and is always there for them. She shows motivational Monday and funny Friday to keep us going and to inspire us.

Describe a memory you have with this teacher: Always has something to laugh about in class

From: Ashleigh Volbert, 12th grade

Teacher: Mrs. Skilliter, High School Algebra 1

What do you appreciate about this teacher: Everything, never giving up on her students and always was positive about everything.

Describe a memory you have with this teacher: Track meets, very encouraging

From: Ashleigh Volbert, 12th grade

Mental Health & Resources

Community Resources

Click here to view a catalog of resources in Allen County, Auglaize County, & Hardin County.

Click here to view a list of community resources in Lima.

Crisis Number Hotlines

Ohio CareLine: 1-800-720-9616

Crisis Text Line: Text "4hope" to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Hopeline: 1-800-567-HOPE

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE

Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-448-4663

The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386

Mrs. Jeri Downard

Guidance Secretary

Ms. Abby Wood

Students A-Go

Mrs. Sharla Murphy

Students Gr-Pe

Mrs. Angie Rex

Students Pf-Z