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NewsBriefs - March 2013

Greetings!

    

  

SPRING FLOWERS WILL SOON DOT THE LANDSCAPE

 

AND

 

"MARCH MADNESS" IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING

 

GOOD LUCK TO YOUR FAVORITE COLLEGE BASKETBALL TEAM

~Shortridge Alumni Association

 

Music Department News: 
  
Read the Music Department Newsletter regarding the many events and performances of the Shortridge musicians. Click here for the Newsletter. A short synopis of six of their most recent activities plus photos are included representing the Shortridge Jazz Band and Orchestra wrap-up and upcoming events for spring.
 
The band, jazz band, and orchestra faculty and students sincerely appreciate the parents, community volunteers, and alumni who have supported the music department this school year.
 
Congratulations, Ms. Spangler and rest of the music department team, volunteers, and students on a highly successful and entertaining school year. These musicians are very talented and entertaining.
Save The Dates...
    
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE SPECIAL UPCOMING EVENTS:
  • JUNE 4, 2013 - 9a - SENIOR RECOGNITION DAY (Scholarship recipients announced) - Caleb Mills Auditorium (CMA); reception to follow
  • JUNE 8, 2013 -- ALUMNI DAY! *
    • 11a - Alumni Association Annual Meeting - CMA
    • 12:45p - 2013 Hall of Fame & Founding Members Recognition - CMA
    • 3:00p - ALL CLASSES REUNION LUNCHEON -  invitations will be mailed...do we have your current mailing address?.
  • JUNE 11, 2013 - 7p - GRADUATION CEREMONY - CMA (First Shortridge High School graduation since 1981!) 

*Volunteers needed to work on the All-Classes Reunion Committee. Send email to: shortridgealumni@sbcglobal.net if you are interested. We will need your help.

LATEST NEWS HIGHLIGHTS 
       
Alumni are still encouraged to support the Shortridge Legacy Scholarship fund as General  Members as we continue to fundraise for scholarship dollars for future Shortridge graduates. Five years' membership in the Shortridge Alumni Association will remain for donors of $500 or more and smaller donations will be acknowledged on an ongoing basis with tiered-level recognition in this newsletter and on our website. 
  
See listing below of scholarship fundraising efforts (less than $500) since 2010. Join with other supporters for our scholarship fundraising efforts.
 
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As some of you may already know, IPS Superintendent, Dr. Eugene White, recently announced his retirement by early April 2013. Peggy  Hinckley, former superintendent of Warren Township schools, has come from recent retirement to be the Interim Superintendent of the IPS Schools.
  
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EIGHT  NOMINATIONS RECEIVED FOR SHORTRIDGE HALL OF FAME.
The HoF committee examined the biographies of eight candidates for induction into the Shortridge Hall of Fame this year including:
 
* Patty (Aspinall) Reel - 1944
* Marjorie (Hartley) O'Laughlin - 1947
* Dan Wakefield - 1950
* Herschell C. Turner - 1956
* Fletcher H. Wiley - 1960
* Judge Z. Mae Jimison - 1961 (posthumously)
* Judge William E. McAnulty - 1965 (posthumously)
* William Foley - 1973
 
  Brief biographies of the candidates will be highlighted later this spring and each nominee and/or family representative will be honored on June 8th, All Alumni Day.
Judicial Wall of Fame -
by Hattie Byland, Class of 1965
 
Courtroom  
The Class of 1965 is looking for judges!
   

 

 

The IPS School Board, at its November 2012 meeting, unanimously approved the naming for the courtroom to be The Justice William E. McAnulty Jr. Law and Public Policy Center.

 

 The Class of 1965 will recognize the six justices named below.

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Judge William E. McAnulty, Jr.

Judge Cynthia Torain Ayers

Judge Anthony Metz

Judge Grant W. Hawkins

Judge Theodore (Ted) Boehm

Judge Reuben Hill

 

AN ENORMOUS AND GRATEFUL 'THANK YOU' TO THE ANONYMOUS DONOR WHO GAVE THE $2500 NEEDED TO SECURE THE BACK WALL PANELING, according to Hattie Byland, committee chair. The back wall of the courtroom (as shown in the photo) will be wood-paneled and 20"x24" plaques added to the Judicial Wall of Fame. But we would like to expand this project to include other judges; we need the help of other Shortridge alumni to provide the names and contact information for other justices, active, retired, or posthumously. Hopefully, classmates for other judges will want to recognize elected/appointed judges from their class. Contact Hattie Byland at hbyland@charter.netThank you.

 

Shortridge Athletic Department - 2013

   

SHORTRIDGE ALUMNI/COMMUNITY GOLF OUTING

 
 
  

 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Alumni are cordially invited to participate in the Shortridge Alumni/Community Golf Outing Saturday, April 21, 2013, at Smock Golf Course, 3910 E. County Line Road. The shotgun start begins at 1 pm.Click here for more details and the entry form. Funds generated will be used to support the Shortridge Athletic Department.
  
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Danny Wilson, athletic director, submits his winter sports warp up for both boys' and girls' basketball and wrestling programs. Congratulations to all of the student athletes for their team successes. Read more
  
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ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT CONTINUES TO NEED OUR HELP!

   

SHORTRIDGE ALUMNI ATHLETIC BOOSTERS (SAAB)

(We'd like to add YOU to our list of Supporters) 

 

PLATINUM LEVEL 

(Donations over $1,000) 

Barbara R. Cohn - 1961*

Fletcher H. Wiley - 1960 - to honor Coach George Gale

Class of 1951 - to honor Mr. Jerry Steiner

 

GOLD LEVEL

(Donations between $501-$1,000)

John D. Peterson - 1951

Samuel G. Pride, 1966

Thomas E. Reilly - 1957

James R. (JR) White, Jr. - 1972

 

 SILVER LEVEL

 (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

  

BRONZE LEVEL

(Donations up to $100)

Delcina "Ann" Kern Cassella - 1945

John Charleston, Jr. - 1960*

Don Essig - 1955

Richard G. Lugar - 1950

Sharon (Crockett) Mutter - 1960

David Williams*

 

*Most recent donation

   

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.  

 

 

 Send donations to Danny Wilson, AD, 3401 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 or to the Shortridge Alumni Association, c/o 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254. All donors' names will be added to the SAAB supporter list.

 Founding Members Legacy Guild 

   
 The listing of  Charter Members  of Founding Members Legacy Guild.  now on our website, www.shortridgealumni.com
  
A General Members listing of the Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund donors began in February 2013. This recognition of donors, since 2010,  will be displayed in a tiered-level format, similar to the SAAB listing of supporters, and displayed here in NewsBriefs and on our website.. Therefore, kindly consider any level of donations to add to the scholarship fund. Donors of $500 or more will continue to receive five years' membership in the alumni association, Consider these options:
  • Did your class reunion make "extra" money you would like to donate toward scholarships?
  • This also may be a way to honor a Shortridge graduate family member posthumously.
  • Does your company have a Matching-Gift program? As the SAA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, your donation may qualify for a matching gift program, Consult with your company's program administrators.
  • Donations to  this and other ongoing projects can now be made on our website, www.shortridgealumni.com on the Donations tab via PayPal or major credit card.

  Your donation to the scholarship fund or other projects may qualify as a tax-deductible contribution. Consult with your tax advisor. Make checks payable to: Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund mail c/o 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254. 
   

Thank you all for your generosity and support as Charter Members of
Founding Members Legacy Guild.
( Alumni donated more than $35,000 for scholarships!) 
 Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund - General Members 
  
As announced, following is a tiered listing of supporters of the Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund (not already shown as Charter Members of the Founding Members Legacy Guild), which are listed since 2010. Add your name to this listing with any amount from a  minimum of $5 or more. Donors of $500+ will continue to receive five years of membership in the alumni association and all donors will be acknowledged in this newsletter and on our website. The Shortridge Alumni Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donation may be tax deductible; consult with your tax advisor. Make check payable to Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund and send c/o 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254, or make your donation via PayPal or major credit card on our website: www.shortridgealumni.com at the Donations tab.
  
Platinum Level
(Donations $501 or greater)
  
  
Gold Level
(Donations $250 to $500)
Timothy T. McDowell, II - 1971
  
  
Silver Level
(Donations $150 to $249)
  
    
Bronze Level
(Donations $100 to $149)
Lynn (Bolles) Boatman - 1958
William Boatmen - 1958
Paula (Distelhorst) Eidel - 1958
Richard M. Midkiff - 1963
  
General Support
(Donations $5 to $99)
Jane (Butler) Bowman - 1942
Robert G. Butler - 1959
Hattie Byland - 1965
Aleta S. Hodge - 1972
Kathryn E. (Hill) Meredith - 1942
Dr. Woodrow A. Myers, Jr. - 1970
Harold A. Smith - 1960
  
SAA Board of Directors -  
  
REMINDER: FOR ALL FUTURE CLASS REUNIONS, CLASS REPRESENTATIVES WILL CONTACT AND WORK WITH THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD. Send email to shortridgealumni@sbcglobal.net for assistance and guidelines for scheduling visits to the school during your special events.
  
ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR THE EXECUTIVE BOARD (EXCEPT VICE PRESIDENTS) AND MEMBERS-A- LARGE WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013, AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION.
 
Visit the website to review the SAA Bylaws for information about the association and duties and terms of office of the officers and decade representatives.  
 
Executive Board
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
Vacant - 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)
  
Board appointments:
Consultant/SHSAW Founder - Guy E. Russell - '59
Parliamentarian - Melford "Dutch" Holland - '57 
  
SMHS Administrators
Stanley Law, principal:
Debra Ward , vice principal 
Thank you for your continued interest and support.
Sincerely,


Deloris "Dee" (Richardson) Duff. President
Shortridge H.S. Alumni Association

In This Issue
Music Department News
Save the Dates - All-Classes Reunion
News Highlights
Judicial Wall of Fame
More News from Athletic Department
Founding Members Guild
Legacy Schilarship - General Members
SAA Board of Directors
Visit Our Website
Shortridge Yearbooks
Informal Class Luncheons
SAA Memberships
2013 Class Reunions
Log in to our Website!

NOTE: PayPal page completed on the website. Options now available to make additional donations via PayPal online. Click here 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.
Navigate the website. Self register at www.shortridgealumni.com.

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 Yearbooks

 

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
  
HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN YOUR ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL? Your member dues are the operating funds for the 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.
Fees:
  • One-year membership: $35 annual fee payable via PayPal or check
  • Five-year membership (General Members for Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund) (see Feature Article) (payable to Shortridge Alumni Association; mail c/o 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254 or pay online. 
  • For more membership information, visit our website: www.shortridgealumni.com or send email: shortridgealumni@sbcglobal.net
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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:
 
HEAR YE! HEAR YE! -- ALL-CLASSES REUNION COMING JUNE 8, 2013 - sponsored by the Shortridge Alumni Association. Volunteers needed to help with planning.
 
Plans forthcoming for a BIG CELEBRATION. HOPE YOU CAN JOIN IN THE FUN OF REUNITING WITH CLASSMATES.
 
 
Class of 1943 - The leader in class reunion celebrations will do it again for their 70-year reunion, September 14, 2013. These are the most active alumni who have completed their 15-, 20-, 25-, 30-, 35-, 40-, 45-. 50-. 55-, 60-, 65-. 66-, 67-, 68-, 69-, and now plan for their 70-year reunion. WAYTO GO!!
If you need information, contact Harry Cooler at harcool1@att.net.  
 
Class of 1963 - 50-year reunion - spring 2013 in conjunction with first graduating class celebrations
(Gwen (Solomon) Kelley, gwenkelley@comcast.net ...more info coming); visit class website: www.shortridge63.org or contact David Miller, dave.miller@qx.net

 

Class of 1958 - 55-year reunion - September 21, 2013, Children's Museum. More information to follow.
Refer questions for assistance with your class reunions to our email: shortridgealumni@sbcglobal.net

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 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