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Booster Volume 89, Issue 8 Scottsburg High School theboosteronline.com 4.22.16 Important prom information Found on News page 3 Members of the SHS cheer team, Emily Howser (12), Chelsea Mills (11) and Ashton Bowles (11) helped with a bake sale at Ace Hardware Store. The money they earned went to benefit Bree Brown and her family. Photo by: Em i ly Howser The Goat Milk Stuff review Found on A&E page 7 Cheerful bake sale benefits Bree Brown } { Kacie Calhoun Staff Writer New athletic director profile Found on Sports page 10 The SHS cheer team has helped seventh grader Bree Brown, whose life has turned upside down this past year. Bree Brown is battling cancer with the help of the community. A donation from the SHS cheer team will help this family with their medical bills. The SHS cheer team raised $250 by holding a bake sale on Saturday, April 2 from 10-2 at Ace Hardware in Scottsburg, Ind. Their goal was to raise enough money so they could attend a cheer competition, but they received a free paid gold bid which paid for all of their competition costs. If a cheer team competes and does well at a JamBrands competition, then they may be able to earn a gold bid. Very few teams actually earn a gold bid. The SHS cheer team received one of the two gold bid awards. Since their competition costs were covered, the team donated the money from their fundraiser “We know how much medical bills cost and we wanted to help her,” said Chelsea Mills (11). The helping donation was not the cheer coach, Cindy Howser’s idea. The cheer team came up with the idea on their own. “It was a great idea, I was proud of them for following through with something that wasn’t required and helping their community,” said Howser. “Bree’s family was very happy to receive the donation, and they said it would help greatly. I enjoy being able to help others out in anyway I can. The cheer team is always up for helping get donations for others,” said Karli Sipe (9). Everyone on the team agreed to donate their earnings from the bake sale toward Bree’s medical bills. “We would do it again. The cheerleaders aren’t here just to help the school, they are also here to help the community,” said Howser. Handbook committee reviews possible handbook changes { Levi Elliott Business Manager } On April 26, 2016 the SCSD2 School Board will be given a new, updated version of the SHS Student Handbook. This handbook contains recommended changes, clarifications or amendments to current rules that will begin to take place the following school year. This process happens every year and is headed up by the Handbook Committee.This committee is formed by a group of teachers and administrators. This year, there are three proposed changes to the handbook. The changes involve dress code, PDA and cell phone use. “The dress code changes just defined some garments and made it simpler,” said SHS Principal Ric Manns. A rule against leggings already exists, but a line between leggings, yoga pants and other similar clothing items will be more clearly defined. English teacher Angela Bray explained the clarification the handbook will include about public displays of affection. “Holding hands, a quick hug-and-release, but nothing more than that is { in a classroom/study hall setting, in the Media Center, during class or club meetings, during convocations or during any small or large group setting during the school day. Students are not allowed to make or receive phone “They [cell phones] are taking away from instructional time because students are being distracted by them,” - Angela Bray, English teacher } allowed. This is going to to be strongly enforced next year, and students can be written up for PDA,” said Bray. The current cell phone policy states that “Cell phones, iPods or other personal musical or video devices should be muted or turned off during class, calls or text during class, study hall or during the settings mentioned previously. Such use is disrespectful, distracting and may be disruptive.” There is a section of the handbook’s current Electronic Devices section stating that cell phones will be allowed “at the teacher’s discretion for educational purposes only,” but this is changing. “The [revised] handbook just defines educational purposes, Like using it for videotaping and cameras, that kind of stuff,” said Manns. The purposes listed in the handbook will be the only allowed usage for phones; uses such as calculators will not be prohibited. Teachers around the school are also to be more strict on this policy next year, to make sure it is being enforced. “They [cell phones] are taking away from instructional time because students are being distracted by them,” said Bray, who is a member of the Handbook Committee. Teachers have also asked for a major and minor category when writing demerits involving insubordination, which has been granted to them. The minor category will only give a student half a demerit instead of a full one. “It’s not really changes; it’s more like clarifications,” said Manns.


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2 News 4.22.16 Ultimate fundraiser for Riley { Haley Mullins Features Editor } The SHS Student Council hosted their first ever Ultimate frisbee tournament on Saturday 16. This tournament posed as one of their fundraisers for Riley Children’s Hospital. Each team consisted of up to 6 people and cost $5 a person. The tournament itself was located in the front field of the school. The teams started playing after their 10 am rules meeting. Chair of the fundraiser, Evan Howser (12), shared that their fundraiser was one “out of necessity.” Their typical fundraisers for Riley weren’t bringing in the funds they hoped so they decided to come up with something new. Participants didn’t need to know how to play ultimate frisbee because they were provided with a rules crash course prior to the tournament. There were only two teams that participated which means that the student council only raised around $60 for Riley. The weather was a balmy 80 degrees and the students enjoyed it as they played three games of ultimate frisbee. Jon Copple (11) commented on how he thought the day went, “Well, it wasn’t like the council expected. It wasn’t just about playing frisbee but about raising money for Riley. I thought it was kind of disappointing to have not raised as much money as they would have hoped.” Photo by: Madeline Parker Singers lip sync for funds } { Nicholas Hall Staff Writer The freshman class of 2019 will be hosting its class fundraiser, a lip sync battle between their fellow peers and teachers. The event will take place tomorrow, Saturday, April 23. The goal of this competition? See who can be the next Madonna, just minus the actual singing The contest itself will take place over three rounds. The first round will be two minutes, the second three minutes, and the final round will be an entire song of the participant’s choice. The winners will be determined by the amount of donations that they receive throughout the competition. Winners of the battle will receive a trophy, bragging rights and a free pizza during lunch. Mrs. Michelle Mihalik, English teacher, and the freshman class officers encourage students and teachers who do not wish to participate to come and vote for their favorite competitors. “I think it would be awesome if 10 people per grade level would compete.” Mihalik commented. Any money that is raised during the event will be put forward to the freshman class prom funds, or any other future events. The competition will take place at 6 pm in McClain Hall at the high school. Anyone with questions or an interest in competing should contact Mrs. Mihalik or Abigail Johanningsmeier (9). To register for the lip sync battle, go to TheBooster.com to view the online article and the participant spreadsheet. Photo by: K acie Cal houn Traffic violations where people do not stop when a school bus has their stop sign out are becoming increasingly common. This is a concern for bus drivers. Class of 2016 Song: Colors: Motto: Get serious about bus stops Flower: Rose 2016 Purple and gold Coffees Cappucinos Slushies More { Kacie Calhoun Staff Writer } “Time of Your Life” by Green Day Make every moment count, before it fades into a memory. . . . School buses are a huge part of transportation opportunities, but lately there has been an increase in traffic violators while in the presence of flashing school buses that have been carrying children. Whether that be taking them home or picking them up, automobile operators have been ignoring flashing lights and the stop sign on the bus. This is putting children in danger more and more every day. Ronnie Samples, an SHS bus driver sees these dangerous violations occur at least one to two times a day. That is 30 to 60 violations a month. The most extreme violation that Samples has seen was when two first grade twin girls were almost hit while walking across the highway. “All the lights on the bus were flashing,” said Samples. “I thought they were hit,” he said. Bus drivers report incidents like this, but they never know if action ever gets taken. “They need to get fined and ticketed,” said Glenna Hardin, another SHS bus driver. However, on Hardin’s bus route, violators are seen maybe once a week. “It depends on the route, side streets make a big difference,” said Hardin. The danger that can occur from incidents like these are students being hit and seriously injured or even the driver being injured themselves. That is why some states are putting traffic cameras on school buses, hoping to catch dangerous drivers. The only cameras that SHS buses have are the ones that watch the children. The official law involving school buses and vehicles who share the road with them is when the bus “stops and puts out the ‘stop arm,’ all drivers are required to stop,” said Master Trooper James Zeser on elkharttruth.com. If there is not a divider or a median drivers have to stop. Also, turn lanes are not medians. School zones, themselves, usually have a speed limit of 25 mph. According to elkharttruth.com, the penalty for ignoring a school bus that is preceding to pick up children, is a $300 fine. In some cases, people can be charged with a misdemeanor.


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4.22.16 Important dates for seniors: Event: Graduation speaker and music sign ups: Music auditions: Speech Auditions: Senior academic recognition program: Senior prom: Senior scholarship banquet: Graduation practice: Graduation: News 3 Time: May 4 May 5 at 3 pm May 11 at 3 pm May 4 at 6 pm May 7 at 8 pm May 17 at 6 pm May 27 at 9 am May 28 at 2 pm Location: Ms. Rembusch’s office Band room Guidance office SHS commons Huber’s Winery McClain Hall McClain Hall McClain Hall Ideal Lady Tea coming soon { Levi Elliott Business Manager } If you have not ordered your cap and gown, you need to do so as soon as possible to assure that you will receive it in time for graduation. The deadline has long passed, but there is a possibility of still ordering in time. { Businesses offer graduates opportunities Tori Rone Co-Editor-in-Chief } As graduation comes closer, students are making decisions between entering college and the work force. “A student has to find their niche, and sometimes it’s in the workforce. If your niche is welding, you don’t need a four year degree to do that to make good money,” said counselor Brian Schmidt. Scottsburg High School students have many opportunities to join the workforce with the necessary qualifications, through programs like the Welding and Advanced Manufacturing classes offered at the Mid-America Science Park. “As of right now, my main partnership is with ILPEA. Most facilities re- quire their workers to be 18 years of age,” said instructor Kyle Mullins. Another company that aids students in their tuition is UPS. UPS will pay for tuition as long as a student is a full-time non-union employee, part-time management employee or a part-time union employee. However, some students can go both into the workforce and further their schooling. Jake Vannarsdall, a 2014 Scottsburg High School graduate, is an example of this. He has worked at Cummins in Seymour since graduation and was recently offered an opportunity to further his education. “When I took on my role as Continuous Improvement Leader, they (Cummins) explained that there would be a few courses that I would be required to take in order to receive my pay increase. The company agreed to cover my tuition and books if I completed the education on my own time,” said Vannarsdall. Though Vannarsdall knew this opportunity was possible, he didn’t think this would happen for him, especially so soon. Vannarsdall said, “I was aware that it was possible for me to get this offer, but not so soon. I was certainly surprised when they offered me the position with the schooling as an incentive to accept. This has given me the chance to work on bigger projects,” said Vannarsdall. “The education will continue to provide opportunities, not only with Cummins, but with whatever company I choose to go. The possibilities are endless.” Every year, Sunshine Society members get the opportunity to pick an influential lady in their life to be their “Ideal Lady.” The member anonymously gives gifts to their respective ideal lady, who usually gives a few back in return. Then, the whole Sunshine Society meets as a group to have a reveal about which member chose which lady. After the reveal, the two enjoy can spending time together with other members and their respective ideal lady. “It is a time when Sunshine girls can honor the positive influences in their lives. It’s actually interesting that every year we usually have ideal ladies who were Sunshine members. It’s interesting to see that they have continued keeping Sunshine morals and being positive influences throughout their lives,” said Sunshine Society co-sponsor Tonya Callahan. The event will be held on Sunday, May 1st, 2016 in the SHS Commons. The club will give awards and play games, as well as having other activities to celebrate these ladies and the important influence they have had as role models for the people around them. Picture perfect prom venue Night at the races at Huber’s Emily Howser Co-Sports-Editor { } 898 N. Gardner St, Scottsburg, IN 47170 812. 752. 3690 Elliott Auto Prom season is in full swing. While girls try on dresses and shoes, and boys rent tuxes and buy corsages there are a few fine details students will need to know regarding the venue and necessary prom preparations. The junior class has booked a new venue for 2016. In previous years prom has taken place at The Grand in New Albany. But, this year SHS is moving the dance floor to Huber’s Winery. Specifically, prom will be held at Huber’s Plantation Hall located at 19816 Huber Rd in Starlight, Ind. So, on May 7, Derby weekend, the junior and senior classes and their dates are going to have their “Night at The Races” at the picturesque Huber’s property. “We wanted to do something different this year, and Huber’s really is beautiful,” said Junior Class President, Alexa Howser (11). However, before heading to Huber’s there are a few things students need to make sure of. It would be wise to bring an umbrella just in case, because even though “April showers bring May flowers” prom attendees will not want to ruin your expensive evening wear in the case of a surprise shower. Pictures are also an important part of prom night. While Huber’s is beautiful there are several professional photographers set up in town who will be ready to take the perfect prom picture. Many parents will also want to take pictures before their student takes off to prom, so some extra time to take picture before leaving would be helpful. And last but not least, anyone planning to attend prom who still has not bought a ticket should head to Mrs. DePriest’s room with $50! GOLF COURSE Call WestWood Golf Course for more information Sharon Parker . Club House Manager 812.752.3233 . 145 Westavia Blvd $250 TEACHER MEMBERSHIP $95 STUDENT MEMBERSHIPS $2.00 off oil change with scsd2 student or staff ID Bring this Ad and receive one FREE golf cart rental, with paid membership. Students must have driver’s license to drive carts



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