THANKSGIVING GREETINGS AND BEST WISHES ~ Shortridge Alumni Association
LATEST NEWS HIGHLIGHTS
NOVEMBER 21, 2012 -- GYMNASIUM DEDICATION & INAUGURAL "LEGACY GAME"... CRISPUS ATTUCKS vs. SHORTRIDGE
LOOKING FOR ALL FORMER ALUMNI (ESPECIALLY THE BASKETBALL PLAYERS) TO BE ON HAND FOR THE DEDICATION OF OUR NEW 3,000-SEAT GYMNASIUM and a boys' and girls' basketball game.
6:00P - Girls varsity game
7:30P - Dedication Ceremony. Special guest introductions, battle of the bands/cheerleaders
8:30P - Boys varsity game
Tickets: $5 per person - all ages
Commemorative t-shirts - $10
Tickets available NOW at the school, 3401 N. Meridian Street.
PLEASE REVIEW THE ATTACHED INFORMATIONAL INFO SHEETS AND PARKING GUIDE Click for .DEDICATION INFO -
Parking guide: North Church (38th & Meridian); Tabernacle Church; PNC Bank lot (38th & Salem); Blood Center; PS #60. Shuttle buses from lots to the school. Enter the gym from either Pennsylvania or Meridian Streets. Limited Handicap parking on drive north of the school adjacent to the athletic field. NOTE: Drop-off on westbound West 34th Street, curbside (near Caleb Mills Hall doors at 34th & Penn.) Street parking after 6p along Meridian Street.
Note: Former athletes and CHEERLEADERS, please contact Danny Wilson, AD, if you wish to attend the dedication for special seating arrangements: email@example.com or by phone: 317-226-2873.
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP DISPLAYS AT DEDICATION:
*Senior class yearbook pre-orders
*National Honor Society - Dedication and nameplates orders made from pieces of the hardwood floor
*Alumni Association membership info and souvenir bags
SENIORS OFFER PRE-ORDERS FOR YEARBOOK & ADS
The senior class students and advisors will have pre-order forms available for the first senior class yearbook since class of 1981. Or the pre-order form is available at this link: Yearbook Order Form
Alumni class groups: consider an ad in the yearbook or congratulatory message to the senior class. Rates up to $200 for a full-page ad.
Other news from the Athletic Department: Click the following link: Athletic Department News. NOTE: Wrestling to return to Shortridge
DECEMBER 1, 2012 -- DEADLINE FOR HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS FOR 2013
(Visit the website for the nomination form -- www.shortridgealumni.com). If there an alumnus you would like to nominate for this special recognition award who's had an exemplary professional career. we'd like to hear from you. A biography of the nominee is required.
DECEMBER 31, 2012 -- FOUNDING MEMBERS LEGACY GUILD SCHOLARSHIP FUND DRIVE ENDS!
After a 2-1/2 year effort, this major fund drive, in its present format, will end. However, alumni are still encouraged to support the Shortridge Legacy Scholarship fund as we continue to fundraise for scholarship dollars for future Shortridge graduates. The last 1-1/2 months of this fundraising campaign to support scholarships for the classes of 2013 and beyond. Your tax-exempt donation will apply for 75% of your donation. Send your check for $500 or greater by December 31, 2012, and be permanently recognized on a plaque as a Founding Member. See feature story below.
JANUARY 2013 -- ALUMNI ASSOCIATION TO ROLL OUT & OFFER MERIT AND SENIOR ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS.
The Shortridge Alumni Association (Scholarship Committee) will launch two distinct scholarships for seniors to consider:
The Legacy Scholarship - a merit scholarship for up to $5,000 for students who apply with an academic GPA of 3.5 or above. Up to two (2) students may receive this scholarship based on above-level academic achievements and other criteria established by the alumni association.
The Senior Achievement Scholarship - for students with a GPA of 2.5 or above, who have achieved excellence through participation in music, sports, science, language arts and/or civic activities. Up to 10 scholarships may be awarded valued at $500 each.
Application packets for both scholarships will be available in early January through the Guidance office. The SAA Scholarship Committee will lead the selection and student interview process. Alumni interested in volunteering to work with this committee should send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shortridge Band Activities - ongoing need
Kathy Spangler, band director, reports a full schedule of activities surrounding the music department. Visit their website for the full fall/spring calendar of events. www.shortridgemusic.com
And as the fall/winter sporting events progress, the band members may be an integral part of the half-time entertainment.
Here's a listing of things the band director has on her wish list:
* People to sew flags for the color guard
* People to help build shelves and a small storage shed (donation of the supplies and labor)
* A reliable riding lawn mower, atv, or golf cart for pulling equipment cart
* Two sturdy tent canopies
* Volunteers to help during special events
* Cases of bottled water, paper plates, napkins, plastic silverware
* Any financial donations as regular support or for the Disney Trip (now postponed until Spring Break, 3/31-4/4/2013). Make checks payable to: Shortridge Band Booster Association and mail c/o Kathy Spangler, Band Director, 3401 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208.
* Tangible items delivered to the school to the attention of Ms. Spangler.
More ,,, Shortridge Athletic Department - 2012-2013
.Danny Wilson is the new Athletic Director at Shortridge. Donations for the athletic department are still needed and can be sent directly to the school to the attention of the Athletic Director, 3401 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208. All donors' names will be added to the SAAB supporter list.
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT CONTINUES TO NEED OUR HELP!
SHORTRIDGE ALUMNI ATHLETIC BOOSTERS (SAAB)
(We'd like to add YOU to our list of Supporters)
(Donations over $1,000)
Fletcher H. Wiley - 1960 - to honor Coach George Gale*
Class of 1951 - to honor Mr. Jerry Steiner
(Donations between $501-$1,000)
John D. Peterson - 1951
Samuel G. Pride, 1966
Thomas E. Reilly - 1957
(Donations between $101-$500)
William & Lynn (Bolles) Boatman - 1958
Barbara (Keenan) Brock - 1959*
Robert G. Butler - 1958
Anita L. DeFrantz - 1970
Pete & Alice Dye - 1944
Ann T. Hunckler - 1962, in memory of
Timothy McDowell - 1971
John Leslie McIntire - 1962
George Pillow - 1967
Kenneth D. Rogers, 1974
Jean (McAnulty) Smith - 1961
Edgar H. "Ted" Steeg - 1948
Jerry Steiner - teacher
(Donations up to $100)
Delcina "Ann" Kern Cassella - 1945
Don Essig - 1955
Richard G. Lugar - 1950
Sharon (Crockett) Mutter - 1960
*Most recent donation
Boys' and girls' basketball schedules are available as follows:
Boys' basketball schedule 2012-2013.
Girls Varsity Basketball 2012-2013
NOTE: As with all gifts sent to the school or through the alumni association, kindly let us know if we have permission to list you by name and class year as a donor or if you wish to remain anonymous.
Founding Members Legacy Guild
2 MONTHS LEFT! Forty-nine (49) alumni are listed below. Hopefuly by year's end, our donor list will exceed more than 50 (we're almost there!)
GOAL: AT LEAST ONE DONOR FOR EVERY GRADUATING CLASS!
Donations for the Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund are welcome in any amount at any time; however, Founding Members Legacy Guild (FMLG) continues only until December 31, 2012, Donations to this restricted fund are a source for scholarships that will be awarded to deserving students who may be from the first graduating class in 2013. Founding Members' participation requires a minimum $500 or greater donation to the scholarship fund. Donors to FMLG will have their names inscribed on a bronze plaque that will be permanently displayed along the main corridor of the school at the end of this special campaign.. Also, FMLG donors receive five years' membership in the alumni association.
- Did your class reunion make "extra" money you would like to donate toward scholarships? FMLG is one way to make those class donations go farther.
- This also may be a way to honor a Shortridge graduate family member posthumously.
Please make your tax-deductible check payable to: Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund (FMLG on the memo line); mail c/o 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254.
Join our growing list of Founding Members: (as of 10/13/2012)
Dr. Beurt SerVaas, 1937
Dr. Robert W. Harger, 1938
Martha "Marta" (Cantwell) Meeker, 1939
Ann (Cantwell) Penrose, 1941
Kathryn E. (Hill) Meredith, 1942
Ann (Kern) Cassella, 1945
Dr. Raymond Martin Johnson, 1950
John D. Peterson, 1951
Nancy (Browning) Peterson, 1951
Frank J. Anderson, 1956
Lynn (Bolles) Boatman,1958
William M. Boatman, 1958
Robert G. Butler, 1958
Roy B. Carlson, 1958
C. "Terry" Duncan, 1958
Paula (Distelhorst) Eidel, 1958
Bette (Alexander) Erxleben, 1958
Linda (Henderson) Gassett, 1958
Marcia Warrington, 1958
David A. Leighty, 1959
Laird L. Macomber, 1959
Kaaren O. (Burke) Rodman, 1959
Michael W. Rodman, 1959
Monica (Tann) Lett, Ph.D., 1960
Rufus "Bud" Myers, 1960
Fletcher H. Wiley, 1960
Susan A. Bettis, 1961
Jean (McAnulty) Smith, 1961
Ann (Johns) Sonnenberg, 1961
Judith K. (Mendenhall) Shiffler, 1962
Timothy Clague, 1963
Grant F. Shipley, 1963
Cheryl (Borringer) Troyer, 1963
David V. Biesemeyer, 1964
Harriette"Hattie" Byland, 1965
William A. Lawrence, 1965
Jon Nygaard, 1966
Samuel G. Pride, 1966
Jan L. Clark, 1967
Yvonne Perkins, 1967
Susan (Brown) Wallace, 1967
Anita L. DeFrantz, 1970
Dr. Woodrow A. Myers, Jr., 1970
Timothy T. McDowell, II, 1971
Mary Ann (Bruce) Denton, 1972
Valerie J. (Warner) Stewart, 1972
Carol (Morgan) Gog, 1973
Derrick Burks, 1974
Vicki Williams, 1974
SAA Board of Directors -
REMINDER: FOR ALL FUTURE CLASS REUNIONS, CLASS REPRESENTATIVES WILL CONTACT AND WORK WITH THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD. Send email to email@example.com
for assistance and guidelines for scheduling visits to the school during your special events.
Deloris "Dee" (Richardson) Duff - '59 - President
Marilyn (Chance) Shank - '67 - VP, Public Relations
Alfred "Al" Edyvean - '68 - VP, Marketing & Development/Fundraising
Jarnell (Burks) Craig - '63 - Treasurer
Carol (Morgan) Gog - '73 - Recording Secretary
Monica Oclander - '62 - Corresponding/Financial Secretary
Members-at-Large (decade representatives)
Martha (Cantwell) Meeker - '39 (Decade of the 30s)
Kathryn "Katy" (Hill) Meredith - '42 (Decade of the 40s)
William and Lynn (Bolles) Boatman - '58 (Decade of the 50s)
Richard "Rich" Edyvean - '68 (Decade of the 60s)
Keith M. Rand - '70 (Decade of the 70s)
Gregory Smith - '80 - (Decade of the '80s)
Consultant/SHSAW Founder - Guy E. Russell - '59
Parliamentarian - Melford "Dutch" Holland - '57
Stanley Law, principal:
Debra Ward , vice principal
Thank you for your continued interest and support.
Deloris "Dee" (Richardson) Duff. President
Shortridge H.S. Alumni Association
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NOTE: PayPal page completed on the website. Options now available to make additional donations via PayPal online.
for membership flyer if you cannot sign on via PayPal. Print. Complete, enclose your check, payable to SHSAA, and Mail to: 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254.
Mission statement, association bylaws, activities available to view online.
View your Class Directory, complete your Profile, upload a photo, Pay Member Dues via PayPal. Paid membership required to surf the entire site.
View back issues of NewsBriefs.
Shortridge Media Specialist (Librarian) gladly accepts all old Shortridge Yearbooks. Contact Gregg Nowling at Shortridge with your donation, 317.345.7996
Check out the digital library of yearbooks as catalogued by the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library. Most Shortridge yearbooks from 1898 - 1968 are available for viewing at: http://digitallibrary.imcpl.org/shs.php
Informal Class Luncheons
The Class of 1942 invite you to join them at 11:30 a.m. on the last Friday of each month @ MCL Cafeteria, 116th & Keystone Ave, per Kathryn (Katy) (Hill) Meredith, class of1942.
"The Girls of the Class of 1943
" invite other classmates to join them at 11:30 a.m., on the 3rd Thursday of each month at LePeep Restaurant, 86th & Township Line Road, adjacent to MCL Cafeteria, according to Lynn Imel Rhamy. Any class members are welcome, male or female.
Let us know if your class has an ongoing meeting place.
SAA Memberships & Renewals -- Membership Renewal Reminder
Please check your member card and renew membership or join today; encourage your friends to join our alumni association. Look at your membership card for the expiration date. If joining or renewing online, please include your class year; ladies please include your maiden name. Example: Dorothy (Jones) Smith, 19xx, email and USPS mailing address.
Alumni Association membership is required for full access to the website.
- One-year membership: $35 annual fee payable via PayPal or check
- Five-year membership (Founding Member's Legacy Guild) (see Feature Article) (payable to Shortridge Alumni Association; mail c/o 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254. FMLG EXPIRES DECEMBER 2012.
- For more membership information, visit our website: www.shortridgealumni.com or send email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2012-2013 CLASS REUNIONS
Continue to read NewsBriefs over the next few months with plans and information for the following upcoming class reunions:
REUNIONS IN 2013:
Class of 1963 - 50-year reunion - spring 2013 in conjunction with first graduating class celebrations
Class of 1958 - 55-year reunion - September 21, 2013, Children's Museum. More information to follow.
Class of 1978
Reunion plans for 2013 in the planning stages...more to come
REMINDER: Reunion organizers, please encourage your classmates to become active members of their alumni association. We have hundreds of Shortridge alumni gathering this year and next. for milestone reunion celebrations. Please inform others that our alumni association is alive and well...we need everyone's support. And if your class budgets yield a surplus, kindly consider a donation to the Legacy Scholarshiop Fund or other special project that will benefit the students at Shortridge. Thank you! The Board President