Shelbyville High School Newsletter

April 5, 2021

Staff and Student of the Month for April

Congratulations to these outstanding Golden Bears!!!


Alex Daniels has brought many helpful ideas to the SHS library over the last year and provides a counterbalance to decision-making. He quietly yet wisely evaluates situations, patiently waiting to the side, responding when the opportunity arises. Alex is direct while being professional in recognizing opinions and perspectives of others. He has been a great addition to SHS!


Mr. Nance always keeps class fresh and something to look forward to by always having an upbeat attitude and keeping the class laughing. He has built relationships with his students throughout the year to where he can be straight up and honest with his students when they need it.

Mask Mandate for SCS Students & Staff

Please be aware that the lift of the mask mandate beginning on Tuesday, April 6th DOES NOT include K-12 schools.

Per state executive order face coverings will remain mandatory in all state buildings and facilities and in all vaccination and COVID testing sites. K-12 schools will continue under current requirements through the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

ALL staff, students, parents, contractors/service people, and visitors are still required to wear masks while on school grounds.


March 24, 2021

Dear Superintendent:

Anyone age 16 and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in Indiana starting March 31.

Please see the attached information to share with your high school students and their parents. It has important information about how to register for vaccination. Of particular note is the fact that students younger than 18 years old must make an appointment at a site that offers the Pfizer vaccine, as it is the only shot authorized for 16- and 17-year-olds.

Thank you for your help in sharing this vital information with your students and families.


Kristina Box, MD, FACOG

State Health Commissioner

Mentoring Students

On April 30th, our Mentoring Program Students will be out of the building for a field/activity day.

There is still time to purchase tickets for PROM!

This year prom will be held at Indiana Grand Clubhouse from 8:00 PM-11:00 PM on Saturday, April 24th. The theme for prom this year is the SHS Roaring ’21 Great Gatsby. Tickets will be on sale for $30 each or $50 couple. Online ticket sales will remain open via the 2021 SHS PROM Facebook app until April 10th. A waiver must be signed and can be picked up in the front office, to be turned in to the casino the night of Prom.


Hello SHS families,

Mark your calendars and get ready for some fun! We are hosting an online book fair! Book Fair Dates: April 12-April 25 I am so excited about this book fair and wanted to share some highlights with you:

Quality books guaranteed to entice your readers! Our partner for this online book fair is Junior Library Guild. JLG is an elite book-selection service that until now has only been available to librarians. Over 40,000 new books for children and young adults are published annually and JLG only selects the top 3% for its collection. So, you KNOW these books are going to be good!

Shop from the comfort and safety of home! With health concerns and social-distancing requirements, this online fair is the perfect way for you to build your at-home library from the safety of your home. And you can shop using any major debit or credit card – no cash needed!

Direct-to-home delivery! Every purchase from our online book fair will be delivered straight to your door. You can also shop teacher wish lists and those books will be shipped directly to their classrooms. Easy peasy!

Books starting at $5! Most books in our online fair will be hardcover and first edition with library-quality binding. Well below market price, books start as low as $5—and shipping is FREE for all orders over $30.

Supports our school! Our library receives a percentage of every book fair purchase, and we can use these funds raised as JLG credit to add more quality books to our collection or receive funds in cash for other needs. Your support is so appreciated! Keep an eye out for more information about our online JLG@Home Book Fair. Thank you in advance for supporting the SHS library and helping us put quality books in the hands of your young readers!

Shelbyville Parks Department Event

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Attention Seniors:

Senior Study Tables will take place in the library every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-4:30. Please plan to attend if you need a place to work on homework or need extra assistance with your classes.


There are several cap and gown packages and announcements that have not been picked up. They are in the front office with Mrs. Anderson and can be picked up between 7:30 AM and 4:00 PM Monday thru Friday. If you still owe a balance, you can pay by cash or check.


Course Fees Due

Course Fees are now due.

Please log into your parent PowerSchool account to view your bill.

You may also call 317-398-9730 ext 2003 to get your balance.

The school office is available to take cash, check, or money order payments.

You are able to log into your parent PowerSchool account to make payment by credit or debit card.

A reminder to parents of seniors graduating this year, all fees are due by graduation.

Please plan to have all fees paid by the end of May.


All student meals are free at SHS for the remainder of the school year. Please take a chance to catch up on any negative lunch balances that you might have during this time.

Gleaners Food Pantry Dates and Hours

The Food Pantry will be open from 3:15 - 4 at Gate D4 on the following dates:

April 7 and 21

May 5 and 19


Baseball (Boys V) vs New Pal

Tuesday, April 6th, 5:30pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Track & Field (Co-Ed V) vs Franklin + East Central

Tuesday, April 6th, 5:30pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Baseball (Boys V) @ New Pal

Wednesday, April 7th, 5:30pm

4485 South Victory Drive

New Palestine, IN

Softball (Girls V) vs Columbus North

Thursday, April 8th, 5:30pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Track & Field (Co-Ed V) @ New Pal + Greenfield

Thursday, April 8th, 5:30pm

4485 South Victory Drive

New Palestine, IN

Baseball (Boys V) @ Triton Central

Friday, April 9th, 5:30pm

4774 West 600 North

Fairland, IN

Softball (Girls V) vs East Central

Friday, April 9th, 5:30pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Baseball (Boys JV) vs New Pal- DH

Saturday, April 10th, 10am

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Golf (Boys V) @ Yorktown Invite

Saturday, April 10th, 10am

1100 South Tiger Drive

Yorktown, IN

Softball (Girls JV/V) vs New Castle - DH

Saturday, April 10th, 10pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

2020-2021 Athletic Start Dates and Forms

Booster Club Membership Form

Check out what is happening in art class!

Follow @shelbyvilleartdept on Instagram for photos, weekly updates, and announcements from Mrs. Thorpe and Mrs. Renwick.


Be Well Indiana offers a variety of unique resources that can connect you to trusted information and experts. Hoosiers are facing unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most people are experiencing some amount of grief, stress, depression and worry. The good news is there are steps you can take, resources you can discover and people you can reach out to who can help you feel better at Be Well Indiana. To speak with a trained counselor 24/7 regarding stress, anxiety, loneliness or mental health strains due to the COVID-19 pandemic, call 211, enter your zip code and press 3. This service is free and confidential.

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COVID Reminders

  • Students MUST wear face coverings on the bus and at SHS.
  • Students will be given 2 masks to wear or keep in case they forget their mask.
  • Desks will be wiped down at the end of each class.
  • Students should wash their hands often throughout the day.
  • There will be 6 lunches instead of the standard 3 lunches.
  • Lunches 1, 3, 5 will be in the cafeteria.
  • Lunches 2, 4, 6 will be in and around Garrett Gymnasium.
  • Students must practice social distancing guidelines.
  • Students can't loiter in the hallways at this time.
  • Any student or family that questions whether they should come to school because a potential positive COVID test of a close contact should contact SHS prior to coming to school. Please be aware of your symptoms and be responsible.

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

REMINDER: Free and Reduced Lunch Applications need to be filled out and submitted for approval every school year. If you have not done so for this year, please take the time to do that now. This is for free or reduced lunches and textbooks.


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.

Shelbyville Central Schools 2020-2021 Calendar