Shelbyville High School Newsletter

September 30, 2022

Congratulations to our SHS Livestock Skillathon competitors!!!

Last week, the Livestock Skillathon team competed at the Area contest! They competed against

100 others and over 40 teams!!! This was our ranking overall!

8th in Area

Olivia Bowman

Morgan Justus

Alexis Dwiggins

DaMiah McDuffy

15th in Area

Jason Sipes

Elizabeth DeRolf

Kolbie Wetly

Madeline Huntsman

19th in Area

Kale Chaney

Kolt Feller

Collin Maulden

Bella Cole

25th in Area

Madalin Winiecki

Natalia Riggins

Emoni Pettis


Madalynne Cole

We had several in the top 30 individuals

Olivia Bowman

Morgan Justus

Jason Sipes

Alexis Dwiggins

Kale Chaney

Congratulations on a job well done!

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Need a job?

SHS is looking for student workers who want to earn some cash over fall break by helping the custodial and maintenance staff. They are looking for 10 temporary student workers to help move classrooms to storage units at Loper and Coulston over fall break. They are also needing temporary part-time help in general as well. The rate is $11.70 an hour. If you are interested, go to the Shelbyville Central School website to fill out an application.


Culture Club

The Culture Club is excited to have their first presenter on Tuesday, October 4th in the Golden Bear Room at 8:00 AM. Meg Sensei, our exchange teacher from our sister city in Japan, will present on Japanese Culture. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about a place in the world many of us won’t have an opportunity to visit! See you all there!

Need service hours? Want to help beautify your school's Ecology Lab?

All students who need service hours or just want to help make the Ecology Lab better. Tuesday is service day after school for the next three weeks, 10/4, 10/11 & 10/18. Students will rebuild trails, bridges and safety railing. See Mr. Shoaf in room 411 for details or just come to the Ecology Lab east gate at 3:45 after school.


On Tuesday, October 4th, we will hold our Senior Graduation Meeting in the auditorium during homeroom period. You will receive an informational packet with different cap and gown package choices.

Orders will be due on Wednesday, October 26th during lunches. Orders may also be placed online.

Theme Wednesday

Wednesday, October 5th is 80's attire

End of Quarter 1

Wednesday, October 5th is the end of our first quarter. Grades will be available to view via the PowerSchool parent portal on Monday, October 10th.

Available in the cafeteria all week long 10/10 - 10/14

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October 6th- Freshmen, Juniors, and Seniors will be completing the PSAT pre administration section at 8:30am. Pre Administration will be done in the students’ testing room. Students will find out their testing location in the students' homeroom next week.

Seniors will be meeting in the auditorium to receive information about Shelby County Advantage, Graduation Pathways, and other important senior updates.

Testing options for Seniors due 10/10

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Picture retake day, Tuesday, October 11th

Picture retake day is Tuesday, October 11th for all students. If you did not have your picture taken, this is your opportunity to do so. If you had them taken and placed an order, please bring your packet with you and turn it in to the photographer. You will be notified when the new picture packet comes in.

Seniors ~ It appears that we have about 70 seniors who did not have their picture take last month on picture day. Outside pictures cannot be submitted for the yearbook. Please plan to have your picture taken on 10/11 if you want your photo in the yearbook with your class.

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Attention all 9th, 10th and 11th grade parents: PSAT Day 10/12

All current 9th, 10th and 11th grade students will participate in the PSAT assessments on Wednesday, October 12th. It is very important that your student be present on this day to test. The PSAT is not just for college bound students, but provides free information to students about their career choices (access to a website that correlates scores to occupations) and provides teachers with information on ways to help students achieve more in English and Math classes. Additionally, students who are intending to go to college will have score report information that enables them to focus on areas necessary for success on the SAT.

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.

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Book sale

The SHS Library is having a $1 book sale during parent-teacher conference week (10/10-10/14). Students and staff may buy during the day and parents may browse during conferences. Extra, updated, and underused items are available for $1 each.

Contact the librarian, Mr. Stenger, with questions.

Fall Break

Students will not be on campus Friday, October 14th due to Parent Teacher Conferences.

Fall Break for SCS students will be from Monday, October 17th through Friday, October 21st

1st Annual Haunted Trail

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Attention Class of 2023 and 2024 students and families:

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is both a military entrance exam and an assessment designed to predict academic and occupational success for all students. It is also a tool that many schools use for career exploration. Additionally, ASVAB scores can be used to fulfill one of the requirements for Indiana Graduation Pathways. We will be hosting the ASVAB Career test for all students in grade 11 and a select group of students in grade 12 on Thursday, November 3, 2022 in the cafeteria or assigned location from 8:30am to approximately 11:30am. Specific information will be provided in the upcoming weeks leading to the test date. Should you have questions, please call Mrs. Bri Kompara, Assistant Principal, or Mrs. Leslie Decker, School Counselor. You can also review information about ASVAB at

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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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

Show your Golden Bear Pride!

SHS is selling Golden Bear Apparel courtesy of Team Image. Place your orders now until October 14th. Orders will be delivered in 10-12 business days to school for free or home delivery for minimal cost. Don't miss out!

Shelbyville High School Team Shop

Important Information from the Counseling Department

HS Class of 2023:

Apply now to be one of 50 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholars to earn a $55,000 per year college scholarship. High school seniors with a minimum of a 3.5 GPA and demonstrated financial need are eligible. Supporting materials include teacher and counselor recommendation letters, a transcript, and copy of the school report. Apply online using this link. In addition to receiving college scholarships, Jack Kent Cooke Scholars receive multifaceted advising about making the transition into college and maximizing their undergraduate experience. Applications are due November 17, 2022.

College Applications

Seniors should apply to the college of their choice online and then request their transcripts be sent electronically through their Naviance account. Once we have processed their transcript request, students will see their transcript has been submitted in their Naviance account and in their college application portal. We encourage all seniors to complete their college applications and request their transcripts be processed prior to fall break.


If your child plans to attend a 4-year college next fall and has not yet taken the SAT or ACT, he/she needs to register online. Both are college admissions exams which are required for admission to a 4-year college or university although some universities are “test-optional” now. Nearly all colleges will accept results from either test. We encourage all students to take each one at least once and repeat the one they are most comfortable with.

Register for the SAT online at and at for the ACT.

Seniors, take the SAT/ACT again to improve your scores and increase your chances for financial aid and admission. Juniors, you should take the SAT and ACT twice this year. Don't delay! Sign up now.

Free online test preparation websites include Khan Academy, and

Fee waivers are available in the counseling office for students who qualify for the free and reduced lunch program or are 21 st Century Scholars.

National College Fairs:

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) invites sophomores, juniors and seniors to attend a National Virtual College Fair. There are 3 virtual fairs scheduled this fall on September 11, October 9, and November 6. Before the fair, go to the NACAC website to register and to check out the college representatives who will be in attendance.

Students can also schedule a virtual or in-person campus visit directly with the school of their choice.

College Representatives:

There are two ways for students to meet with college representatives. First, juniors and seniors are allotted two campus visits per year to tour the campus of their choice. Contact the college admissions office directly to schedule a visit. Pre-arranged absence forms are available in the front office or online and must be completed five days prior to absence.

Secondly, college representatives schedule visits at SHS throughout the fall. The college representatives discuss major areas of study, special programs, application timelines and procedures, scholarships and financial aid, housing and many other important topics. The representatives also answer individual questions that students may have. To see a list of the scheduled college information sessions and register to attend, juniors and seniors should log in to their Naviance account and go to the Colleges>College Visits tab. Students must register at least a day in advance in order to be approved to attend.

Military representatives also visit the high school on a monthly basis. They are usually in the cafeteria at lunchtime to answer students’ questions.

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.

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.

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!


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2nd Annual SHS Elementary Night Carnival

Friday, Sep. 30th, 4:30pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

To the right of the football stadium

Free admission for the whole family

Tennis (Boys V) Sectional

Friday, Sep. 30th, 5pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Football (Boys V) vs New Pal

Friday, Sep. 30th, 7pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN


Saturday, Oct. 1st, 8am

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Cross Country (Co-Ed V) Hoosier Heritage Conference

Saturday, Oct. 1st, 10am

725 Lee Boulevard

Shelbyville, IN

Football (Boys JV) @ New Pal

Saturday, Oct. 1st, 10am

4485 South Victory Drive

New Palestine, IN

Volleyball (Girls JV/V) vs East Central

Saturday, Oct. 1st, 11am

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Soccer (Girls V) @ Yorktown

Saturday, Oct. 1st, 3pm

1100 South Tiger Drive

Yorktown, IN

Soccer (Boys V) Sectional

Monday, Oct. 3rd, 6pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Choral Booster Meeting

Monday, Oct. 3rd, 7pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Tennis (Boys V) Regional @ Center Grove

Tuesday, Oct. 4th, 6pm

2717 South Morgantown Road

Greenwood, IN

Soccer (Girls V) Sectional @ New Pal

Tuesday, Oct. 4th, 6pm

4485 South Victory Drive

New Palestine, IN

Soccer (Boys V) Sectional

Tuesday, Oct. 4th, 6pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Volleyball (Girls JV/V) @ New Pal

Tuesday, Oct. 4th, 6pm

4485 South Victory Drive

New Palestine, IN

Band Booster Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 4th, 7pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Soccer (Boys V) Sectional

Wednesday, Oct. 5th, 7pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Soccer (Girls V) Sectional @ New Pal

Thursday, Oct. 6th, 5:30pm

4485 South Victory Drive

New Palestine, IN

Football (Boys V) @ Mt Vernon

Friday, Oct. 7th, 7pm

8112 North 200 West

Fortville, IN

Volleyball (Girls JV) Shelbyville Invitational

Saturday, Oct. 8th, 9am

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Volleyball (Girls V) @ Lawrence North

Saturday, Oct. 8th, 9am

7802 Hague Road

Indianapolis, IN

Football (Boys JV) vs Mt. Vernon

Saturday, Oct. 8th, 10am

8112 North 200 West

Fortville, IN

Cross Country (Co-Ed V) Sectional @ Franklin Community

Saturday, Oct. 8th, 10:30am

2600 Cumberland Drive

Franklin, IN

Soccer (Boys V) Sectional

Saturday, Oct. 8th, 7pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Soccer (Girls V) Sectional @ New Pal

Saturday, Oct. 8th, 7pm

4485 South Victory Drive

New Palestine, IN

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



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.

Blue River Memorial Park Trail

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Shelby County Reads

Order your SHS Holiday Spiritwear!!

Are you interested in purchasing Holiday Bear Wear? If so, please come to the front office for an order form. Payment must be received with order at SHS no later than October 26th. Orders will be delivered to you the first week of November.


Do you sing or dance? Play an instrument? Write poetry or stand-up comedy? We are having

auditions for FALL COFFEE HOUSE NIGHT after school on Monday, October 3rd after school. We

are looking for students with all different talents and skills for a showcase night at The Strand

Theater in downtown Shelbyville. The performance will be on Tuesday October 11th at 7:00 pm.

Sign-ups are outside of Room 222 but be sure to email Miss Strausbaugh with any questions. All

talents are welcome!