Wednesday Weekly for August 23rd, 2017

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Dear Shortridge Families,


Check out these highlights for the week ahead.


Freshmen Families! 


You are invited to a Family Picnic on Sept 9th from 6-8 pm here at Shortridge in the courtyard. Please email Kim Schmidtt at with the name of your 9th grader, your name and the number of people attending from your family by Sept. 1st.


Sophomore Family Volunteers Needed!


Donations of food for the Freshmen Family Picnic are needed.  Please log into the to find an item you could provide. 

To select your contributions, click this link:


College Financial Aid Presentation


Senior Parent Night/FAFSA Night – Please join the SHS Counseling Department on September 12 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. to learn about important senior details and deadlines as well as the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)


Upcoming College Rep Visits to Shortridge

                Indiana University – August 30 @ 10:30

                DePauw University – August 30 @ 10:30

                Purdue University – August 31 @ 10:30


The Shortridge Counseling Department will be available on August 29 from 4:00 to 5:10 p.m. in Room 165 to support seniors with college and scholarship applications.


Family Survey


As we continue to plan the 2017-2018 school year, we want to ensure we are making information and opportunities available based on family needs and interests. We value the scholar, educator and family partnership in academic success. Please complete this survey as we will be using the data to plan our family education and school community programming.


Deadline August 31, 2017


Sign up for MySchoolBucks today-


We have upgraded our payment system this year to allow you to pay for school expenses online and establish payment plans.   Go to to create an account and start planning now.


Athletic Boosters


The Boosters are opening the Book Store every Friday from 8:30 – 9:00am.  Get the latest Spirit Gear for Fall Sports!


Check the Shortridge Website Calendar for the schedule of all the teams. Come out and support our scholar athletes. 


The next Booster Club Meeting will be Sept. 11th at 7:00 pm in the commons.  All parents of Shortridge athletes are invited to learn more about the athletic program and plans for the future. 


Are you looking for great opportunities for your scholar?


Greetings IPS Parents! Get the FREE McCoy Youth Activity Directory and the McCoy iPhone/Android APP by going to your App store or Google Play on your Smart Phone with information on all the summer activities and family fun in your community.


Has your scholar been trying to find the perfect job, internship or volunteer experience? We have created a blog just for you. Check out our SHS Opportunity Blog to find internships, volunteer opportunities, jobs, test prep, leadership camps, and much more. Is your scholar looking for a specific opportunity? Be sure to use the blog tags, displayed on the right of the page, help find posts that are just right for them.

Save this website to your favorites and check it regularly as it is constantly updated.


Lunch & Learn:  Remind your scholars to watch the Opportunity Blog, school calendar and listen for announcements during lunch.  Several activities and opportunities pop up throughout the year.    


Be in the know!


Download the myIPS App! Real-Time info from our district office including bus delay & meal menus.  Link to the Shortridge Calendar & more!  Find it in the App Store or Google Play. 


Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Like our page on Facebook. Check your ManageBac messages and make an appointment with yourself to check out the website calendar at


Questions? call 317-226-2810, or 317-441-2457 or email at


Have a great week!


Lori Armstrong 

Parent Involvement Educator