Shelbyville High School Newsletter

September 16, 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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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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The Arc of Shelby County ~ Congratulations, Debby!!

Debby McLeod has been a dedicated and loyal employee for many many years. Much appreciation for what she does, not only Andy Hensley, as his admin assistant, but also for her support of our building staff.

The Arc of Shelby County annual dinner was Tuesday 9/13 at Mt. Pisgah Church. During the annual dinner, the Arc recognizes outstanding contributions made by individuals and/or organizations on behalf of children and adults with intellectual and related developmental delays and their families. SCS employee Debby McLeod was recognized as the Education Professional of the year. This award recognizes a service professional for excellence in working with or assisting those who live with a disability and/or their families. I cannot think of a more deserving person to be recognized than Debby M.

Below is an excerpt from her nomination:

Debby McLeod graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1976 and following her graduation went directly to work as an administrative assistant for the Shelby County Special Education Cooperative. For 46 years Debby has been the administrative assistant at Shelby County Special Education Cooperative, Blue River Special Education Cooperative (formed in 1979) and the Shelbyville Central Schools Special Education Department (formed in 2010 after the dissolution of BRSEC). During that time, Debby has supported many special education directors, teachers, support staff, students and families all across Shelby County. Debby has a servant’s heart and is passionate about supporting programs that support students with disabilities.

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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.

Join Quiz Bowl

Do you love trivia or know a bunch of 'useless' facts? Show off your knowledge of random

things by competing in Quiz Bowl! If you are interested in participating, there will be a callout

meeting and practice in Mr. Von Werder's room after school on Tuesday, September 20th. See

Mr. Stonebraker or Mr. Von Werder if you have any questions.

Parent Teacher Conferences October 13th and 14th

We are excited to offer parents the opportunity to meet with teachers on October 13th (4:30-8:00pm) and October 14th (8:00am -12:00pm) to discuss their child’s progress, ask questions, or simply meet the teacher(s). Students will not attend school on October 14th.

Please visit to schedule your conferences. After completing the registration form you will receive an email that will send you a direct link to schedule your child’s conferences.

If you do not have online access, or have questions please contact your child’s counselor for help.

Please consider the following prior to requesting your conferences:

× Which class is my child struggling with academically?

× Where do I need the most information?

× Which teacher(s) haven’t I met?

Please don’t forget to meet with elective teachers as they can provide appropriate insight outside of the core academic areas.

Student Choice in the lunchroom

Friday, September 23rd during lunch the cafeteria will be set up for student choice. Samples will be available for a walking taco and a chicken sandwich with jalapeno salsa, students will get to vote for their favorite with the winner going on the menu for October.

Theme Wednesday

Dress as your favorite character on Wednesday, September 21!

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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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Attention Seniors:

The Salvation Army 1st Generation Hope Scholarship is now available. Shelbyville High School can nominate one member of the senior class to apply for the program. The nominee must be the first in his or her family to attend college, have overcome significant adversity, be in good academic standing, participate in extracurricular activities, and have strong personal motivation and a positive attitude. If you believe you are a strong candidate for this scholarship opportunity, please stop by the Counseling office to request the 1st Generation Hope Scholarship packet and write your name on the form on or before Friday, Sept. 23. The scholarship committee will select one candidate, and the nominee will then be provided with application materials to submit on or before Tuesday, Oct. 25. You can read more about the scholarship by going to the Salvation Army 1st Generation Hope Scholars program online or by emailing Mrs. Decker.

The Carson Scholars Program

The Carson Scholars Program is currently seeking current 9,10,11 grade students who exemplify strong humanitarian qualities and have a minimum 3.75 GPA. The Carson Scholars Program awards $1,000 college scholarships to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Scholarship winners receive the honor of being named "Carson Scholars" and are awarded Olympic-size medals and a trophy for their school to celebrate their accomplishments. Interested students must be nominated by an educator at his or her school. Only one student from each school is able to apply, ensuring that each nominee epitomizes academic excellence. Scholarships are awarded solely based on academic achievement and demonstration of humanitarian qualities, without regard to financial need, ethnicity, creed, or religion. If you would like to be considered for nomination, please stop by the Counseling office to request the Carson Scholars Program packet and sign your name on the form on or before Friday, Oct. 21. The Scholarship Committee will review each candidate to select one nominee. Nominees will be contacted and sent an application to be submitted online. For more information, please visit the Carson Scholars Program online or see Mrs. Decker in the Counseling office.

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!

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


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

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

Tennis (Boys V) vs Rushville

Monday, Sep. 19th, 5pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Volleyball (Girls JV/V) vs Triton Central

Monday, Sep. 19th, 5:45pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Volleyball (Girls JV/V) @ Lawrence Central

Tuesday, Sep. 20th, 5:30pm

7300 East 56th Street

Indianapolis, IN

Soccer (Boys V/JV) vs South Dearborn

Tuesday, Sep. 20th, 6pm

5770 Highlander Place

Aurora, IN

Soccer (Girls V) @ Greenwood Christian Academy

Tuesday, Sep. 20th, 6pm

835 West Worthsville Road

Greenwood, IN

HHC Spell Bowl Competition

Thursday, Sep. 22nd, 5:30pm

3400 Indiana 28

Muncie, IN

Tennis (Boys V) @ Greenwood Community

Thursday, Sep. 22nd, 5:30pm

615 West Smith Valley Road

Greenwood, IN

Soccer (Boys JV/V) @ Greenfield Central

Thursday, Sep. 22nd, 5:30pm

810 North Broadway Street

Greenfield, IN

Soccer (Girls JV/V) vs Greenfield Central

Thursday, Sep. 22nd, 5:30pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Volleyball (Girls JV/V) vs Franklin

Thursday, Sep. 22nd, 5:30pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Football (Boys V) @ Yorktown

Friday, Sep. 23rd, 7:30pm

1100 South Tiger Drive

Yorktown, IN

Golf (Girls V) Regionals

Saturday, Sep. 24th, 8am

2555 Hurricane Road

Franklin, IN

Cross Country (Co-Ed V) Golden Bear Invitational

Saturday, Sep. 24th, 8:30am

725 Lee Boulevard

Shelbyville, IN

Football (Boys JV) vs Yorktown

Saturday, Sep. 24th, 9am

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Tennis (Boys V) @ New Castle

Saturday, Sep. 24th, 10am

801 Parkview Drive

New Castle, IN

Soccer (Boys JV/V) @ Yorktown

Saturday, Sep. 24th, 10am

1100 South Tiger Drive

Yorktown, IN

Soccer (Girls V) @ Rushville

Saturday, Sep. 24th, 10am

1201 Lions Path

Rushville, IN

Volleyball (Girls JV/V) @ Delta

Saturday, Sep. 24th, 11am

3400 Indiana 28

Muncie, 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.

2022-2023 Lunch Fees

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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.


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