SMS Scoop

August 22, 2022

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School Pictures on Friday

Friday, August 26th is school picture day at Scottsburg MS.

If you are interested in ordering picture packages/items, please visit

The order code is 68787JA

There are paper order forms in the office if you prefer that ordering option.

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iPad Insurance Information

Scott County District 2 is excited to again partner with Secured Tech Solutions to offer an opt-in accidental damage protection plan for our student iPads. This coverage will protect your student- issued device (does not cover loaners) from incurring repair costs due to accidental damage or theft (with police report). Coverage will begin when purchased and covers devices through July 1, 2023. The cost to enroll is $25.

Please consider purchasing this coverage. The deadline to participate is August 31, 2022.

To enroll, visit:

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Drama Auditions This Week

Drama auditions are in the Great Room from 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. on Monday, August 25th and Wednesday, August 27th. Students should have their rides pick them up at the bus entrance (door #11) by 4:15 p.m.

Students who are interested in auditioning, please choose the audition date that works best for you. You only need to attend one day of auditions.

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New Faces at SMS--Bailey Evans

Scottsburg MS welcomed five teachers to our faculty for the 2022-2023 school year.

Mrs. Bailey Evans, Tribe math teacher, shared this bio:

My name is Bailey Evans and this is my first year at SMS! I grew up in Salem, Indiana and was a Salem graduate of 2013. I went to Purdue University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. I have experience in educational communications and policy from my time at the Indiana Department of Education. My love for education encouraged me to make the leap into the classroom. I taught 8th grade history at Salem Middle School last year.

In 2020, I moved to Scottsburg and married my husband, Christian, a graduate of Scottsburg. We live here with our two dogs, Tebow and Nala. This past summer, we welcomed our first child, Blakely.

I am beyond excited to be a part of Tribe and teaching our kiddos math. Go Warriors!

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Snack Line during Lunches

The SMS Snack Line is scheduled to open on Monday, August 29th.

Items offered will range from $0.50 to $1.50.

Students must have money in their account in order to purchase items from the snack line.

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Free Sport/Vaccine Clinic

The Scott County Health Department is offering a free sport/vaccine clinic on Thursday, September 1st from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

The health department is located at 1296 N Gardner Street in Scottsburg.

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Fall Sports Season

Our fall sports season is underway.

Practices and competitions for all sports have started.

Eventlink is the platform that we use to communicate with parents/family members regarding practices and events.

If you have questions about athletics, please contact Mrs. Manns at 812-752-8926 option 2.

Student Handbook Update

The Scottsburg MS student handbook contains some significant updates for the 2022-2023 school year. The most significant changes took place in the discipline section.

Here are the highlights of three changes that will impact the largest number of students:

  • Cell phones are still not allowed to be used during the school day here at SMS. Phones are expected to be turned off and stored in lockers. Students who are carrying a cell phone or using a cell phone during the school day are in violation. The consequences for each situation are outlined in the handbook.

  • Second is illegal substances. This year students who have illegal substances and/or paraphernalia (most common examples are vapes, cigarettes, or alcohol) will be recommended for expulsion on the first offense.

  • In an attempt to be more aligned with the high school discipline policy, we will be following a progressive discipline approach. This means that when a student commits the same offense multiple times, the discipline will get progressively more serious. Each example is outlined in the doc that is provided by clicking on the picture above or via the link below.

SMS Student Handbook

We encourage you to read the handbook with your child(ren) and to contact us with any questions you may have.

We are looking forward to working with our students and their parents throughout the upcoming school year.

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Cafeteria Information

Check out this link for breakfast and lunch menus:

Like many schools, we occasionally experience some supply/distribution delays. We will follow the posted menus when possible, but will have to make adjustments at times.