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March 2015


SHS Band Pops Concert Postponed


New Date: 3-17-15 @ 7:30 PM


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   Principal's Message

March hasn’t started off much better than January and February did weather-wise, but at least there is some light at the end of the tunnel.  Hope it’s not a train.  Every year, when March rolls around, I think of two things—March Madness and Spring Break.  Whether it is high school or college basketball, almost every day we have games to attend, to watch on television, or to read about in the newspaper.  In a basketball crazy state, March Madness helps usher us to and through Spring Break.  Many students and their families will flee the northern latitude to find some rest and relaxation in some warm climate.  Others will use the time to get caught up on college visits or some other house hold chore that we’ve put off all winter “until it warms up.”

Regardless, March also signals the end of the third grading period at Seymour High School, the start of the last grading period, the shift of emphasis to End of Course Assessments, and the scheduling of students for the 2015-2016 school year.  We also shift our thinking to the end of school activities that will affect our senior class.  There is a lot going on and I will soon be meeting with seniors to discuss their final days at SHS and all of the events that we have planned.  Please note that our daily announcements will contain important dates and announcements as we proceed through the spring.

Seymour High School will once again host the IHSAA boys’ basketball sectional, regional and semi-state during the first three weeks of March.  The grading period will end on Friday, March 20 and report cards will be sent home with students on Friday, April 3.  Spring Break is March 23-27. 

Other important March events include:

March 3                                   IHSAA Boys’ basketball sectional

March 5                                   Band Pops Concert

March 6 and 7                         IHSAA Boys’ basketball sectional

March 12, 13, 15                    Spring Musical

March 14                SAT

March 14                 IHSAA Boys’ basketball regional

March 20                                End of 3rd 9 weeks

March 21             IHSAA Boys’ basketball semi-state

March 23-27                          Spring Break

Looking ahead, since the DOE hasn’t given us permission to extend our days like last year, we are adding days onto the end of the school year.  Graduation will still be May 31.  Currently, we will have to attend school 2 days after graduation.  I will keep you posted.  So far we’ve had a good school year.  Our 2014 graduation rate is 96%.  Our ACT and SAT scores are higher than in recent years and our attendance rate has improved.  Our goal is to work hard and prepare students for End of Course Assessment exams that will be given in May.  In like a lion…….hopefully, out like a lamb.

As always, if you have any questions, please give us a call at 522-4384.
Greg Prange
Principal

 

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