Shelbyville High School Newsletter
March 20th - March 24th - SPRING BREAK
Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship.
Congratulations to Justin Stenger, a 2023 recipient of Lilly Endowment’s Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program. The Fellowship provides grants to teachers, principals, counselors, media specialists, and other educators working in Indiana schools. The grants will fund renewal projects that the educators designed to help restore their commitment to the education profession and stimulate creativity, which promise to enhance the educational experiences of their students.
School fees are now due.
You can log onto your parent PowerSchool account to view your statement.
You have several ways to pay
- 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
If you can not pay the full amount due, please make a partial payment.
Please feel free to call if you have any questions.
317-398-9731 extension 2003
Golden Bear Preschool enrollment for 2023-2024 School year
Golden Bear Preschool enrollment for the 23-24 school year is now open. If your child will be 3 or 4 years old before Aug. 1, 2023, and looking for a high-quality preschool program, consider Golden Bear Preschool. Visit our website, stop by our office, or call 317-392-2449 for questions. Applications and enrollment information can be found online.
Attention ALL Seniors!
Attention ALL Seniors! GBTV creates an annual Senior Video that has pictures of all the seniors that is shown during senior luncheon, graduation, and will be available to purchase as well. To make this a success we need you to submit up to three pictures of your choice, school appropriate of course, to email@example.com. For example, you might want to submit a baby picture, a picture with you and your friends, and a senior picture. Or if you just want to submit one or two pictures, that works as well. If we do not receive any pictures from you, we will use the school picture that was taken of you this year. The deadline for picture submission is Thursday, March 16th
FBI Youth Leadership Academy (YLA)
On June 6-7, 2022, the Indianapolis Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association will host the FBI Youth Leadership Academy (YLA). The YLA is designed to promote an educational experience that will provide students with valuable leadership training and a greater understanding of the FBI. Through interactive physical challenges and classroom discussions we seek to further explain to youth how the FBI addresses the concerns of the community. Utilizing FBI strategic planning techniques and exercises, participants will have the opportunity to hone their decision making and leadership skills.
The 2023 FBI Indianapolis Youth Leadership Academy is open to rising high school seniors. The academy will be held on June 6-7, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On June 6, it will be held at the FBI Indianapolis Field Office, 8825 Nelson B. Klein Parkway, Indianapolis, Indiana 46250. On June 7, it will be held at Camp Belzar, 6102 Boy Scout Road, Indianapolis, IN 46226.Punctuality, professional behavior, and appropriate dress will be required of all students attending this program. The program is not exclusive to students interested in criminal justice. Due to the vast diversity in our workforce, any student with an interest in the FBI, what we do and how a relationship with the FBI can help their school is encouraged to apply. All students will be evaluated based on their application (GPA, school activities and community involvement) and essay to determine which students will be offered a seat in the class. None of the above elements will be the sole basis of evaluation of an application and the application process should be taken seriously by all applicants.
This application and supporting essay must be received by email to IPOutreach@fbi.gov or by April 1, 2023 for panel review. Hand delivered applications will not be accepted because of security policies. Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted. The application and checklist has been attached to this email and can also be found on https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/2023-fbi-indianapolis-youth-leadership-academy-application.pdf/view
Students will be notified of their application status via email by close of business on May 1, 2023. Students selected to attend the FBI Youth Leadership Academy will be given additional information about the program and will be required to confirm their planned attendance. Questions regarding the FBI Youth Leadership Academy or the application process can be directed to Skaur2@fbi.gov or 317-845-7035.
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. If you would like to sign your student up, fill out the linked form and return it to Mrs. Higgins in the front office.
Where: Media Center
When: Wednesdays from 3:05 to 4:05
Thursdays from 3:35 to 4:35
Location: SHS media Center
Band Cards are Here!!
Important information from the Counseling Department
Summer Program-- Sophomores and Juniors
Attention Sophomores and Juniors: If you are a student who identifies as underrepresented in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) field and you are looking for opportunities to explore careers in STEM-related industries, you are invited to register for the Exploradoor 2023 Youth Enhancement Summer (STEM YES!) Program. STEM YES! exposes Indiana students to the role that STEM and business play in their desired career paths. This intensive summer enhancement program provides hands-on learning, collaboration with like-minded peers, career exploration, and workplace exposure. Specific camp topics include the Marian University Healthcare Camp, Girls Who Code Camp, and Physical and Occupational Therapy Camp. Learn more about STEM YES! and register to attend online at Exploradoor.com/programs. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Decker in the Counseling office.
Gene Haas Scholarship
Seniors, did you know that Machinist Tool Technologists make an average of $23 an hour? If you want a good-paying job, you need to invest in your education. Get started today at Ivy Tech. The Machine Tool Technology certificate at the Ivy Tech Columbus campus offers both hands-on learning and computer-based machining. This gives students the best opportunity for employment and to earn higher wages.
Once you apply to Ivy Tech at the Columbus campus for the Machine Tool Technology program of studies, you are eligible for the Gene Haas Scholarship to help carry the financial burden of tuition costs. Request an application in the Counseling office today and start investing in your future.
Indianapolis chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club
SHS Class of 2023: The Indianapolis chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club is dedicated to supporting the community through service. Its annual scholarship program provides monetary support to students seeking post-secondary educational opportunities that connect them to their future careers. Three eligible seniors will be awarded $1,500, $1,000, and $500 for submitting a complete application packet that includes an essay about the historical impact of the Buffalo Soldiers. Only the first 25 application submissions will be considered, so do not delay! Stop by the Counseling office to request an information sheet and application packet.
Local Scholarship Money
Local scholarship money is yours for the taking and many opportunities to fund your post-secondary education dreams have recently opened for you to apply. If you are dedicated to financial literacy and have plans to pursue a post-secondary education, the Centra Credit Union's Loretta M. Burd Scholarship program would like to help you achieve that goal. Are you taking STEM classes and plan to pursue education or training in a STEM-related field? The Brazeway STEM scholarship is for you. These are just a few examples of the Shelby County scholarships currently open for applications. Please check your email for specific application instructions and then head to the Counseling office to sign-up and grab an application or two. Don't delay, deadlines range from mid-February to early April. See Mrs. Decker for more information.
The Doris and Joseph Butler Scholarship
The Doris and Joseph Butler scholarship is given in memory of two very dedicated people who contributed to the lives of Shelbyville High School students. Doris Butler was a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher and Joseph Butler worked with students in extracurricular activities, each for more than 35 years.
One eligible senior will be awarded a $500 scholarship for high academic achievement and contributions to Shelbyville High School through extracurricular activity. Additional consideration will be given to applicants pursuing Family and Consumer Sciences-related careers, but applicants are not restricted to those careers.
The scholarship is now open and ready for your submission! Applications can be found in the Counseling office.
SHS Class of 2023:
Bob and Bev Gardner are former educators who believe in and wish to continue investing in the future of young leaders in Shelbyville. They are pleased to announce that their annual scholarship is now open and ready for submissions from eligible seniors. Two scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded: one for participation in athletics and one for engaging in extracurricular activities both in and out of school. Applications can be found in the Counseling office and they are due on or before March 31, 2023.
The Indiana Sheriffs Association
The Indiana Sheriffs Association is pleased to announce that its annual scholarship program is accepting applications starting today through Saturday, April 1, 2023. All graduating seniors in Indiana pursuing an education in law enforcement as well as members or children of members of the association are eligible. A membership form is provided with the application. 40 scholarships of $750 each will be awarded. Stop by the Counseling office to pick up an application today!
Sagamore Foundation Scholarship
The Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents is pleased to announce that its annual Sagamore Foundation Scholarship program is accepting applications starting today through March 31, 2023. Eligible applicants must be related to a member of the IAPSS. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an academically high-achieving senior majoring in education and planning on working as a teacher after graduation, and one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an academically high-achieving senior who is engaged in extracurricular activities. Please stop by the Counseling office to request an application packet.
Scholarship for Seniors
Attention Scholarship Seekers in the Class of 2023: Applications are now available for the Kappa Kappa Sigma Helen R. Van Way Scholarship. This is a local opportunity for eligible seniors who are pursuing a post-secondary education. One senior will be awarded $500 for college expenses. Please request an application in the Counseling office. Application materials must be submitted to the Counseling office no later than April 3, 2023.
Are you a future interior designer, architect, or graphic artist? Ball State has just the summer workshop for you! Please see the descriptions of each opportunity below. If you need financial assistance, please reach out for creative ideas about sponsors and fundraising. Thanks, Mrs. Decker
Ball State University: DesignWorks Academy 2023
- Date of experience: July 9-21, 2023
- Workshop fee: $1500 – covers housing accommodations in the campus dorms, meals, supplies, and transportation for field trips
- Description: High school students will experience a variety of design fields such as architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning. Attendees will work closely with both faculty and current college students, who take an active role in the learning process and engage individual students to teach the basics of structural and environmental design. Design projects will test the participants' creative problem-solving skills.
- Use this link to learn more about it!
Ball State University: Architecture + Planning Camp @CAP: INDY
- Date of experience: June 19-23, 2023
- Workshop fee: $400
- Description: Our College in partnership with AXIS Architecture professionals, will host a one-week, workshop for high school students in grades 9-12 interested in learning about architecture, site evaluation, ecology, sustainability, planning, sketching, and 3D modeling using SketchUp.
- Use this link to learn more about it!
Ball State University: Interior Design Summer Workshop
- Date of experience: June 4-June 13, 2023 or June 18-June 27, 2023
- Workshop fee: $1,450 – includes housing in the campus dorms, three meals per day, drafting supplies/tools, and transportation to field trips
- Description: The workshop blends tradition and innovation in creative learning, covering areas in applied critical thinking and exploration with materials. During studio time, students explore the fundamentals of 2D and 3D concepts, learn basic drawing and illustration skills, play with color use and light effects, and learn how interior environments affect human behavior. Upon completion, students will have a portfolio of work (a required component for the application for many accredited college interior design programs), an official certificate of completion, and a waiver for an interior design 3-credit hour elective course if the student decides to apply and major in Interior Design at Ball State University.
- Use this link to learn more about it!
Teacher Appreciation Poster/Visual Arts Contest:
The Knights of Pythias is hosting its annual poster/visual arts contest for students in grades 9-12. This year's theme is "Teacher Appreciation." Posters will be determined by qualified judges on the following criteria: message, originality, effective display of message, neatness, and adherence to rules and regulations. First prize winners get $1,000! Posters/Visual Art projects will be submitted to the Grand Lodge no later than April 1, 2023. Pick up a brochure with detailed information in the Counseling office today!
SCHOOL HOURS AND DISTRICT CALENDAR
2022-2023 Lunch Fees
Teacher/Staff Member of the Month
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.http://shelbyvillecentral.schoollunchapp.com/
SHELBYVILLE CENTRAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION
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 shelbycs.org 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. https://foundation.shelbycs.org/
Thank you for your continued support.
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.