Friday, November 13, 2020

November 13, 2020

Happy Friday, Bear Family!

The mid-point of this nine weeks is Thursday, November 19th. If it feels like we just got report cards out, there is something to that. This fall semester is several days shorter than the spring, so it is not your imagination. We will be rolling into holiday breaks before you know it, so encourage your student to stay focused and get that work done while they can!

So many of our teachers are going above and beyond the call of duty during this time, and like you, many of them are stressed and working far more hours than normal. It would be great if you have had a positive experience with a teacher recently to share that with us, and we will be sure they hear about it. Use this form to give that teacher their shout out!

Have something that hasn't gone the way you hoped? Give a principal a call at 477-3255.

Time to Decide

If you are currently a virtual student, you can choose to come back to the school for in person instruction after winter break. Do that here.

Spencer County High School Military Readiness Club


If someone you know is a Spencer County High School graduate and has served in the United States Military, we would like to post their picture on our Military Wall of Honor.  With their consent, send a picture in uniform with the year of graduation to .  We look forward to honoring their service and sacrifice.


Students with at SCHS are invited to join our club classroom for the latest updates and announcements.  We are drafting plans to participate in the after-school program coordinated with Ms. Leff in January.  These include PT, ASVAB preparation, drill, classes on military protocol and courtesies, career paths in the US military, and chronicling the deeds of our local veterans. Whether you intend to serve or just have an abiding interest in the military you may track us at the following outlets.


Google Classroom:

Twitter: @MilitarySCHS

Instagram: @schsmilitary

CLASS OF 2021 and parents:

    • Parents and seniors: Please join the Class of 2021 Remind. If your last name begins with A-K text @akclass21 to 81010. If your last name begins with L-Z text @lzclass21 to 81010. This is where ALL information for seniors can be found.
    • College Application Days are available. Please email for more information.
    • Reminder: Complete the FAFSA
    • Nov 5th from 6-7 pm: ZOOM call with all senior parents about the FAFSA and college applications. More information to come.
    • Below is the link to order a GRADUATION CAP & GOWN. 

    Balfour has many extra items you can order as well.

    If you choose to order extra items they will be shipped to your house. 

    The cap, gown, and tassel will be shipped to the high school in the spring.

    • Congratulations to the Senior Class Officers for being elected by your peers!
    • President: Lee Owen
    • Vice president: Iliana Rich
    • Secretary: Kailee Davis
    • Treasurer: Lauren Barr

Health Reminder:

Please remember to screen your child each day for the following symptoms per the Parental Assurance form:

• Temperature greater than 100.4

• Chills

• New uncontrolled cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing

• GI symptoms (nausea/vomiting/diarrhea)

• New rash

• New loss of taste or smell

• Fatigue, muscle and/or body aches

• Sore throat

• Headache

• Congestion or runny nose (non-allergy related)

• Exposure to a COVID-19 case during the prior 48-hour period


Yearbooks for the 2020-2021 school year are on sale now! Books are $50. You can order your copy here. You don’t want to miss out on having a yearbook that documents this very unique school year! 

Academic Team

Any student interested in competing on the Academic Team should join the Google Classroom with the code: d5yha3t or here:

Senior Apparel

Senior apparel is on sale now, go to following link to order:  


All proceeds benefit Project Graduation. Be sure to stay updated with upcoming events on the Facebook page...

Health Services Consent Form

A Consent for Health Services form will be sent home with your student on the first day. This lets the nurse know of any medical conditions your student may have. If you have already completed the form, it is not necessary to complete it again. If you are unsure if you have completed the form you can email Nurse Jess at

ACT Prep

Please encourage all juniors to join the ACT prep Google Classroom -


Mr. Bruce will be posting weekly videos and prep materials in this classroom to prep our 11th grade students for the ACT in March.  Whether or not college is in their plans, doing well on the ACT will have a big impact on their senior year and it has great benefits in other areas as well.

Bears in Overtime

Visit our site for more information!

SCHS Bears in Overtime

Google Classroom code: 4sfuxrm

Remind: text @scovertime to 81010

Instagram: @schsovertime

Bears in Overtime

The grant that powers Grizzlies Beyond the Bell has been extended to include the high school! Sign up for your days here:

Hey there Bears! 

During Bears in overtime Mrs. Walburn and Mrs. Bentley will be starting a Bear Buddies program. This will take a Typical student and pair them with a buddy whom is atypical. We are working to make a unified school and this is one more part we would like to see extend at SCHS! If any student would like to buddy please come see us in room 305! Games, friendship, unity and most important awareness is a reward we offer! 

#inclusionrevolution #unifiedSCHS 

All Sophomore, Junior and Senior students not yet enrolled with will be receiving an invitation to join and set up your account.  Parchment is an electronic document transfer service provided for all SCHS students free of charge while enrolled at SCHS.  It is the best and official way of sending transcripts to colleges, universities, trade schools and employers.  Please be looking for this invite and set up your account using the link provided in the email.

Student videos that every student should have seen, but may have forgotten about - lots of helpful explanations:


Student Orientation Video - Actual Grade


Explanation of the Course Map


A note - just use the due dates and progress tracker in Edgenuity is a general guide.  As long your student is staying ahead of the progress tracker in each course, they should be on track to finish by the end of the year or semester (based on the course).   They do not have to follow the calendar exactly.

College and Career Readiness 

*Senior Parent Virtual Open House -- if any senior parents want to call into a virtual meeting to discuss FAFSA, KEES Money, or any other senior parent questions, we will be offering a "Open House Zoom Meeting" on Thursday, November 5th from 6:00pm-7:00pm.  We will be sending out details with the phone number to call next week. 

*ACT -- Saturday, December 12.  Register by November 20 at

 *November Virtual College Fairs:

Friday, November 13th - 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM 

Saturday, November 14th – 11:00 AM -1:00 PM


*College Application Days

Wednesday, November 28

Wednesday, December 1

Project Graduation

The Project Graduation Boosters is selling Texas Roadhouse Gift Cards. Seniors be sure to check your emails for information regarding this fundraiser.

Texas Roadhouse Gift Cards make fantastic Christmas gifts!!

The Project Graduation Boosters is selling Texas Roadhouse Gift Cards. 

Everything is done online all you have to do is click the link below. The link ends November 16th.

The PG Boosters is asking SCHS seniors to help in selling Texas Roadhouse gift cards via email and social media. The following are the incentives for the individuals and the boosters receives 10% of sales for Project Graduation.


All sellers will receive a roadhouse goodie bag!

Sellers reaching $500 will receive a $50 amazon card on top of their goodie bag

Sellers reaching $1000 in GC sales will receive a $100 amazon card on top of their goodie bag

Sellers reaching $2500 in GC sales will receive a $250 amazon card on top of their goodie bag


Anyone who purchases $30 in gift cards will receive a $5 card back with their purchase!

Anyone who purchases $100 in gift cards will receive a $20 card back with their purchase!

The buyer will need the name of the senior associated with the sale. Please share this link with all family, friends, and coworkers.

The cards will be delivered to school on the 23rd of November and we will distribute them that afternoon.

Please contact Susan Nichols with any questions at

Check our school website for upcoming events!

Here are a few for next week:
Wednesday - Swim Meet at FAC TBD

Friday - Football vs Moore (H) 7:30PM District Playoff TBD

Have a Great Weekend!

November 13, 2020

Happy Friday, Bear Family! The mid-point of this nine weeks is Thursday, November 19th. If it feels like we just got report cards out, there...