Shelbyville High School Newsletter

September 9, 2022

Congratulations September's Bears Best Winners!

These students exemplified the Golden Bear Way trait of “Attitude” throughout the building!

Lucas Dickmann, Ricardo Zamora, Beau Kenkel, Ethan Lambert, Jacob Knarr, Elias Slaven,

Joslyn Jersan, Emma Sandman, Addison Stieneker, Aliyah Lewis and Emma Wheelhouse.

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Class Ring winner from Jostens

Mackennah Miller is the winner of the free class ring from Jostens! She will be designing a custom class ring with their online Ring Designer! Congratulations, Mackennah and thank you Brad Long from Jostens!!
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Male Special Athlete and Bears Best Winner

Congratulations to our very own Jon Morris! Jon received the Male Special Athlete of the Year Award. This award goes to a Special Olympic Athlete who has performed in an outstanding way during the period July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

In addition, Jon received a Bears Best Award for this month. Jon exemplified the Golden Bear Way trait of “Attitude” throughout the building!

Congratulations Jon. WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!
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Friday, September 2nd was the mid term of the first quarter. We encourage you to check your student's grades by logging into PowerSchool. You may contact teachers if you have any questions or concerns about your student's progress. The first quarter ends on Wednesday, October 2, 2022.

Attention seniors!

Please help us decorate the 100 hallway this Sunday at 11:00 AM! Bring all of the decorations you can, and join us as we transform the hallway.

For more details, see the announcement on the senior Homeroom section of Google Classroom.

Table Top Club

If you couldn't make it to the callout meeting for Tabletop Club, please stop by Mr. Merideth's room-224, and sign the club sign-up sheet or e-mail Mr. Merideth so you can be added to the club's classroom page. There you'll find club information and you'll receive club messages about meeting times. Tabletop Club's first meeting will be in the Library next Wednesday, September 14th from 3:05-4:30. Anyone interested in tabletop gaming is invited to be there.

Arts in the Park

Arts in the Park will be held at Blue River Memorial Park this Saturday from 9:00-2:00. Come out and celebrate all things art and meet The Berenstain Bears. There will be several activities for children and adults, and it is FREE! Be sure to check out the Synergy performance and puppet making with the SHS Art Club.

Volunteers Needed!!

After school on Tuesdays, Mr Shoaf needs student volunteers to work in the Ecology Lab. The work will include raking, mulching trails, and building trail structures to make the Ecology lab more accessible. Any student who needs volunteer hours, please contact Mr. Shoaf in room 411.

First Annual Haunted Trail

If you are interested in helping design, build and/or work at the First Annual Haunted Trail in the Ecology Lab, please see Mr. Shoaf in room 411. A sign up sheet will be outside his door. The Haunted Trail will be Friday and Saturday evening October the 28 and 29th.

Homecoming Court 2022

The votes are in and we are ready to announce this year's Homecoming Court. Court members will represent their grade in the Homecoming parade, as well as at halftime of the

Homecoming game.

● This year the Freshmen class is represented by Makaila Hungate and Josue Isaac Enamorado.

● Representing the Sophomore class is Sayra Morales Martinez and Jonah Anspaugh.

● Juniors Lilly Walker and Ethan Lambert will be representing the Junior class.

And now for your king and queen nominees.

● Your King nominees are: Logan Prickett, Caden Bottorf, Lincoln Byrer, Chase Stader, and Jamaal Daniels.

● Your 2022 Queen nominees are: Evelyn Kiefer, Riley Lee, Lyla Trent, Gracie Barksdale, and Jakayra Owens.

Homecoming King and Queen will be voted for on Friday, September 16th during homeroom, and will be announced at the homecoming game. Congratulations to those named to court.

Homecoming Spirit Week 9/12 - 9/16

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Theme Wednesday

Harry Potter ~ Class Colors

Freshmen - White

Sophomores - Gray

Juniors - Gold

Seniors - Black

Staff - Gold/White

Homecoming Parade

Our Homecoming Parade will be held on Wednesday, September 14th and will begin at 6PM. Each grade will be represented by a float decorated with that grade’s chosen Cinematic Theme.

Themes are:

● Freshmen and the Chocolate Factory;

● Sophomores staring in Teen Beach Movie;

● Juniors Flying in with Aladdin; and

● Our Seniors Are Taking a Trip to Hawkins with Stranger Things.

Homecoming parade route

Location: Parade Line Up: Hendricks Elementary School

Parade Route: Exit Right on to St. Joseph St., Turn right on to S. Miller St, Turn right onto W. McKay Rd., Turn right into high school parking lot at entrance by tennis courts.

Powderpuff flag football

What better way to prepare for the big game than with the annual Powderpuff flag football

game?! For those who don't know, powderpuff is designed to showcase your team’s skill, speed,

ability and cunningness. Each grade will fight for the coveted top spot and a point towards this

year’s class cup. Will this year be another upset or will last year's winners, the Seniors, take the

championship again? Don't worry gentlemen, the girls won't get all the spotlight. This year we

are adding "pep squads" to our homecoming line-up. These squads will be tasked with cheering

their girls to victory. The best squad will be recognized while also earning a point towards the

class cup. The game will be held on the football field directly following the Homecoming Parade.

If you are interested in participating in this Golden Bear tradition, fill out the correct form on

Google Classroom. To participate in either event, a Powderpuff T-shirt must be purchased by clicking the link

Homecoming Dance tickets are now on sale!

Homecoming tickets are now on sale! The dance will take place Saturday, September 17th from 8:00-11:00 PM in the Cafeteria. This is a semi-formal dance. Tickets are $10 unless you buy two then they're $15. So grab a friend and buy yours together! You must have a ticket to enter the dance. ALSO, guests are welcome to attend the dance, but you MUST have a signed guest permission slip turned in by Friday 9/9! Please see Mrs. Tillison to purchase tickets or get a permission slip.

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Calling all mentors and mentees in the S2S program

Mark your calendars for Friday, September 9th for a football tailgate and meet and greet! Please join us for food and music next Friday night starting at 5:30 pm. Mentors and mentees who attend the tailgate get into the game free! Be sure to refer to your email for more information and to fill out the Google Form to RSVP so we can get an idea of how much food we'll need to bring. See you there!

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After School Tutoring

SHS will be offering after school tutoring on Wednesdays and Thursdays. After School tutoring will begin on Wednesday, September 7th in the Media Center. Sign up sheets will be readily available in students' homerooms or by downloading the pdf below. Transportation will be provided if students return the sign in sheet by Tuesday, September 6th or 24 hours before attending tutoring sessions.

Where: Media Center

When: Wednesdays from 3:05 to 4:05

Thursdays from 3:35 to 4:35

Location: SHS media Center

Important Information from the Counseling Department

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College Fair

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Attention Scholarship Seekers:

Are you a college-bound student who understands the importance of democracy? The Veterans of Foreign Affairs Voice of Democracy youth scholarship is for you. Established in 1947, the Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Open to students in grades 9-12, the national first place winner receives a $35,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s university, college or vocational/technical school, and state-level winners will receive $1,000. Learn more about the scholarship by logging into your Naviance account and searching "Veterans of Foreign Affairs Voice of Democracy" under the Scholarship tab. Read instructions carefully and be sure to submit your audio file, essay, and entry form to the Counseling office no later than October 28, 2023. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Decker in the Counseling office.

Attention Seniors

The start of the school year is a great time for seniors to strengthen their college lists with a mix of reach, match, and safety schools. At Shelbyville High School, 49 students have added six or more schools to their college lists on BigFuture®.

Every month, BigFuture awards two $40,000 scholarships and lots of $500 scholarships. We hope our students will be among the next winners! When seniors in the Class of 2023 complete specific steps on their BigFuture dashboard, they automatically earn entries into drawings for BigFuture Scholarships for use at two- or four-year institutions.

Please be sure to log into BigFuture® and complete the necessary steps, such as strengthening their college lists, to qualify for BigFuture Scholarships today!

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.

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.

ELL Parent Night

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Teacher/Staff Member of the Month

Each month, we will be accepting nominations from students, parents, community members, and staff for the teacher/staff member of the month. Any certified staff member is eligible for nomination. Please use this form to help honor those that you feel are worthy of this celebration!

Course fees have been posted and are now due

School fees have been posted and are now due. You can log onto your parent PowerSchool account to view your statement.

You have several ways of paying.

  • Online with credit or debit cards
  • Mail a check or money order to Shelbyville High School 2003 South Miller Street Shelbyville, IN 46176
  • Stop by the school between 7:30 am and 4:00 pm and pay with cash, check, or money order

Please feel free to call if you have any questions: 317-398-9731 extension 2003

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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Gleaners Food Pantry will be closed for the month of September due to lack of inventory. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Upcoming Golden Bear events

Football (Boys V) vs New Castle

Friday, Sep. 9th, 7pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Cross Country (Co-Ed V) @ Whiteland Break O Day

Saturday, Sep. 10th, 8:30am

900 Sawmill Road

New Whiteland, IN

Golf (Girls V) HHC @ Delta

Saturday, Sep. 10th, 9am

1100 Golf Course Drive

Albany, IN

Tennis (Boys V) Shelbyville Invitational

Saturday, Sep. 10th, 9am

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Volleyball (Girls V) @ Noblesville Invitational

Saturday, Sep. 10th, 9am

18111 Cumberland Road

Noblesville, IN

Football (Boys JV) @ New Castle

Saturday, Sep. 10th, 10am

801 Parkview Drive

New Castle, IN

Soccer (Girls V) vs Delta

Saturday, Sep. 10th, 10am

3400 Indiana 28

Muncie, IN

Tennis (Boys V) @ Greenfield

Monday, Sep. 12th, 5:30pm

Greenfield High School

Greenfield, IN

Choral Booster Meeting

Monday, Sep. 12th, 7pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Golf (Girls V) vs Franklin Community

Tuesday, Sep. 13th, 4:30pm

2660 North Riley Highway

Shelbyville, IN

Soccer (Girls V/JV) @ Connersville

Tuesday, Sep. 13th, 5:30pm

1100 Spartan Drive

Connersville, IN

Soccer (Boys JV/V) vs Mt. Vernon

Tuesday, Sep. 13th, 5:30pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Volleyball (Girls JV/V) vs Greensburg

Tuesday, Sep. 13th, 5:30pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Homecoming Parade

Wednesday, Sep. 14th, 6pm

1111 Saint Joseph Street

Shelbyville, IN

Location: Parade Line Up: Hendricks Elementary School
Parade Route: Exit Right on to St. Joseph St., Turn right on to S. Miller St, Turn right onto W. McKay Rd. , Turn right into high school parking lot at entrance by tennis courts.


Golf (Girls V) vs Greenfield

Thursday, Sep. 15th, 4:30pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Tennis (Boys V) vs Indian Creek

Thursday, Sep. 15th, 5pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Soccer (Boys JV/V) @ New Castle

Thursday, Sep. 15th, 5:30pm

801 Parkview Drive

New Castle, IN

Soccer (Girls V) vs Greensburg

Thursday, Sep. 15th, 5:30pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Volleyball (Girls JV/V) vs Greenfield Central

Thursday, Sep. 15th, 6pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Homecoming Football (Boys V) vs Greenfield

Friday, Sep. 16th, 7pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Cross Country (Co-Ed V) Riverview Invite @ Northview Church

Saturday, Sep. 17th, 9am

7230 North 250 West

Columbus, IN

Tennis (Boys V) @ Whiteland

Saturday, Sep. 17th, 9am

300 East Main Street

Whiteland, IN

Golf (Girls V) Sectional @ Greensburg Country Club

Saturday, Sep. 17th, 10am

1630 West Park Road

Greensburg, IN

Football (Boys JV) @ Greenfield Central

Saturday, Sep. 17th, 10am

810 North Broadway Street

Greenfield, IN

Soccer (Girls JV/V) vs Whiteland

Saturday, Sep. 17th, 10am

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Volleyball (Girls JV/V) vs Yorktown

Saturday, Sep. 17th, 11am

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Homecoming Dance

Saturday, Sep. 17th, 8pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, 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.

Job Fair

Urban Air Adventure Park in Franklin is hosting a Job Fair on Tuesday, September 20th! The job

fair will be from 4 PM - 8 PM for an open interview. They are offering a slice of pizza and a

fountain drink to all interviewees after their interview!

Some great benefits they offer their employees are:

● FREE play perks to all team members during off-hours

● Discounted food and merchandise

● Opportunities for referral bonuses

● Flexible hours

● Opportunities to work parties with possible tips!

Go to the following link to fill out an application prior to coming:

Benefit Ride

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The Bundle Up Program

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Shelby County Reads