SHS Newsbreak

January 26, 2018

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From Class Project to Maverick Challenge

All students in Mrs. Morris' Intro to Business and Entrepreneurship classes completed Business Plans according to the Maverick Challenge Competition structure. Then, students who wanted to have a shot at competing for the school prize, presented their plan and projects on November 27th and 28th. From those presentations, the top four groups were selected by Mr. Dave Church and Mr. Ray Neihaus, and allowed a few weeks to fine tune and enhance their presentations to compete for the school competition which was held on December 14th.


Winners of the SHS Competition were:


1st place - $200 awarded to - FARE - Dillyn Whittymore, Sam Everett, Treyton, Caudell

2nd place - $100 awarded to - Freeze Bandage - Logan Weilbaker, Gavin Borden, Nicholas Murphy

3rd place - $50 awarded to - Propel Window - Gavin Smith, David Petersheim, and Mason Gudgeon

4th place - $25 awarded to - Color Clothes - Xavier Beatrice


School Judges were Kelly Dulaney representing the Scott County Chamber of Commerce

Al Riggle representing the Scott County Kiwanis Club, and Dave Church, Ray Niehaus of MAS Park.


Our top 2 groups will face off against Austin's top teams on Friday, February 2rd, at 10 AM, at Mid-America Science Park.


One group will then be determined the County Winner and then compete in Columbus on Saturday, March 3rd for the Regional Competition.


Sponsors for making Maverick Challenge possible for Scott County by providing ALL participants with a Maverick Challenge T-shirt, and prize money were:

Jim Galdden owner of Genesis Plastics , Pat Glotzbach president of New Washington Bank and Mike Everett CEO of Scott Memorial Hospital.

Robert Peacock executive director of Scott County Economic Development Corp.

Meet the SHS new Jag Coordinator

"My name is Tabatha Farnsley, and I am very excited to say I am the new JAG coordinator for SHS. JAG is a new program here at Scottsburg and it is going to be making a positive impact on those who participate in it. JAG stands for Job's for America's Graduates, and the purpose of this class is to prepare students for after High School. Through Career research, job readiness planning, internships, and more, let JAG help you become a more successful student and grow into an even more successful adult.


I have loved meeting my new students and cannot wait to meet even more! Everyone at SHS has been kind and warm, from the sweet and hardworking custodians to the warm and kind office staff, the entire faculty here has been more than gracious. I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to be here at this school and to get this new program started."

Attention Seniors! It is scholarship season!

There are many scholarship opportunities with deadlines coming up in the next few weeks. The Guidance Department puts any information we receive about scholarship opportunities on the SHS website. Just visit the Scottsburg High School website, look for Counselor's Corner, then the Scholarship Listings webpage. Don't forget to scroll down to look through all the current scholarships.


The Scott County Community Foundation scholarship online application portal is now open and the link for those are on the Scholarship Listings page. All seniors were given this same information at a meeting this Thursday, Jan 25. GOOD LUCK SENIORS!

FFA Chapter Challenge

On the 23rd of January, 2018 Scottsburg FFA hosted the District XI Chapter Challenge. We had seven chapters and 64 members from the district attend. Scottsburg FFA set up activities in McClain Hall such as cornhole, jeopardy, amazing race, and a pie eating contest for the different chapters that attended.


Chapter Challenge is an event held annually by District XI that allows the chapter within the district to come together and compete with one another. Scottsburg FFA hosted this event because they have two district officers in the Scottsburg FFA Chapter. Emma Hall is Vice President, and Tessa Richey is Secretary of District XI.

Attention Sophomores and Juniors!

The SHS Guidance Department is hosting Tracy Alexander, an admission counselor from Purdue University, to come and talk about preparing for college and increasing SAT scores. Please join us Tuesday, January 30, from 6:30 - 7:30pm. This 60-minute event is aimed at helping 10th and 11th grade students understand their post-secondary options and help them prepare for the college application process. This event will provide an in-depth overview on the following topics:

  • Benefits of a college education
  • PSAT scores and resources
  • Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy
  • College Preparation Admissions applications and other types of post-secondary education

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Attention Sophomores

The SHS Guidance Department started talking to the sophomores this week about class choices for next year. Sophomores should be bringing home course selection information to parents. We encourage families to talk about their choices. The next step in the 2018-19 schedule process is the student will then meet individually with their counselor to finalize choices.The process of meeting with each student individually will take several weeks.
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(left to right) Timothy (Brock) Adams, Joseph Holder, Jeffrey Prewitt, Alexis Combs, Brent Strobel, Brianna Lewis, Abby Banet, Samuel Kelley, Cameron Jeffries

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(left to right) Amber Abell, Mercedes Brown, Jerred Lewis, Austin Brown, Gracie Edwards, Spencer Begley, Elijah Leland

Digital Apps Classes get Apple Certifications

As part of the Digital Apps curriculum for 2017-2018, these students completed Apple Teacher Certifications successfully during 1st semester. The Apple Teacher is a free professional learning program designed to support and celebrate using Apple products for learning. Students worked to build skills on the Mac, and were awarded badges for completing the following 8 topics to earn their certification; and would now be proven to be proficient with the Apple programs and skills.
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SHS Athletic Sectional Information

Girls Basketball Sectional - Jan 30-Feb 3 at Salem High School. Warriorettes will play the winner of Corydon Central and Silver Creek at 6 pm on Friday February 2nd. Sectional tickets are on sale at the SHS Athletic Office and will also be available at the door. Tickets are $6 per session or $10 for full session.


Girls Swimming Sectional - Feb. 1st and 3rd at Floyd Central High School. Swimming starts at 6 pm on the 1st and 11 am on the 3rd. Tickets will be on sale at the door. Tickets are $6 per session or $10 for full session.


Wrestling Sectional - Jan 27th at Jenning County High School. Starts at 9 am and tickets will be on sale at the door. Tickets are $6 for the one day event.


Boys Swimming Sectional - Feb. 15th and 17th at Floyd Central High School. Swimming starts at 6 pm on the 15th and 11 am on the 17th. Tickets will be on sale at the door. Tickets are $6 per session or $10 for full session.


Boys Basketball Sectional - Feb 27-Mar 3 at North Harrison High School. The tournament draw will be Feb 18th on IHSAAtv.org. Tickets will be on sale at the SHS Athletic Office starting the 20th and will also be on sale at the door. Tickets are $6 per session or $10 for full session.

Junior Class Parents

Please help us plan an awesome After Prom 2018! Junior class parents are meeting every Tuesday from 6pm-7pm in the Commons to plan for After Prom. We need your help!

Scott 2 sets Make Up Days

Scott 2 Make Up Days so far:


Missed Day 1/12/2018--Make Up Day 2/19/2018


Missed Day 1/15/2018--Make Up Day 3/19/2018


Missed Day 1/16/2018--Make Up Day 3/20/2018


Missed Day 1/17/2018--Make Up Day 3/21/2018


Missed Day 1/18/2018--Make Up Day 3/22/2018