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NewsBriefs - Spring 2018

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From the
~Shortridge Alumni Association~

From the Principal's Office: http://www.myips.org/shs  or www.ShortridgeHigh.org 
Visit the website frequently for up-to-date information of school activities and special events. 

Dear Shortridge High School Alumni:

UPDATES: School Year 2017-2018 and beyond

So much is being done; so much MORE is coming! We're planning great new things and events at the Home of the Blue Devils...stay tuned.

Visit our website for more timely updates and activities. 

Regards,

Shane O'Day
Principal
SAVE THE DATES:
 
SHORTRIDGE PTSA PLANNING A SPRING FUNDRAISER -- ALUMNI ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!
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SHORTRIDGE GLOBAL GALA - SATURDAY, APRIL 21st,
Place: Basile Opera Center, 4011 N. Pennsylvania Street (forner Greek Orthodox Church)
Time: 7p to 11p
Tickets: $25/person

PTSA is planning a fun evening of music, food, dancing, and silent auction/raffle
Ticket sale proceeds to be used to support students and teachers by paying for field trips, classroom supplies, and other miscellaneous non-budgeted activities..
For tickets and more information, contact Alison Perkins, rhett_alison@sbcglobal.net or by phone: (317)242-9542.

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Shortridge Alumni Association (SAA) ALL-CLASSES REUNION, Annual Alumni Day & Luncheon, OPEN HOUSE
SATURDAY, JUNE 2nd -- Annual Meeting, Hall of Fame Induction, Luncheon & School Open House Tours. Learn about new and exciting changes for SHS..

11:00a - SAA Annual Meeting (Caleb Mills Aud.) - all alumni welcome to attend 
(Update from Principal Shane O'Day re. the "new" Shortridge programs and success of current scholars.)
12:30p - Hall of Fame Induction ceremony
1:45p - Catered Luncheon (cafeteria) ( prepaid reservation REQUIRED) - reservation form forthcoming
2:45p - School Tours
4:00p - Departure

ALL CLASSES  are encouraged to attend. Pass the word, contact your alumni classmates, and  reunite with some old friends; join us for a fun-filled afternoon. For those unable to attend, kindly consider a donation or sponsorship level to the Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund  (those options will be available on the luncheon reservation form). The current scholars are OUTSTANDING and have been accepted to many of the leading colleges and universities across the country. Help us to help them! Support our scholarship efforts -- all donations large and small are welcome. 

Since Shortridge will be one of only four high schools for IPS, let's be certain that our alumni association is the BEST! But we need our alumni to support our efforts for our scholars. SAA is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization.

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A Blue Devil Golf Outing, to be hosted by the SHS Athletic Boosters, is being planned for early June. More information will be available as the event is finalized.
HISTORY HAS ITS EYES ON SHORTRIDGE

As we close another high school basketball season, we would be remiss from not reliving the history of the past 50 years...and a step back in time to 1968
when the Shortridge Blue Devils contended as State high school hardwood champions.

In late November, 2017, a special SAA recognition of school letter sweater recipients was held to honor the efforts of students who earned a coveted letter sweater during their years at Shortridge. Slightly less than 100 people attended the reception and basketball game; many wore their letter sweaters/jackets, including several of the 1968 basketball team members where everyone enjoyed the last basketball game between the Shortridge Blue Devils and Broad Ripple Rockets. (Unfortunately Shortridge lost both the JV and varsity games). However, the evening was definitely a winner as alumni from BOTH schools attended for an enjoyable evening to acknowledge the schools' rivalry throughout the years. Shortridge will happily receive Broad Ripple students and the arts program beginning with the 2018-2019 school year as Broad Ripple will close.

Click on the link below to read the chronology of many events since our school's distinction of being the first free (public funded) high school in the state. "Indianapolis High School, as it was called at that time, was formed in 1864 but didn't have classes until 1865 when 23 students who passed entrance exams began attending classes;" the rocky road traveled from then until now.


As well, alumnus Michael Edgar Myers (Class of 1971) has contributed numerous stories of the 1968 Blue Devils as they nearly achieved Indiana high schools' basketball crowning glory -- State Basketball Champions! Read some of Michael's blog notes of that era: https://wp.me/p9piiH-4h 

Thank you, Michael...as we celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the Class of 1968 and the Hardwood Heroes of that year.
 SAA Board of Directors 
SAA Board of Directors 2017-2018:

Executive Board
Keith M. Rand - '70 - President
Bruce Bohlander - '75 - VP, Public Relations
Marilyn (Chance) Shank - '67- VP, Marketing & Development/Fundraising
Deloris "Dee" (Richardson) Duff - '59 - Treasurer/President Emeritus
Teresa (Vertner) - Brown - '64 - Recording Secretary
Brenda Gibson - '72 - Corresponding/Financial Secretary
  
Members-at-Large (decade representatives)
*Open (Decade of the 30s)
*Open (Decade of the 40s)
Lynn (Bolles) Boatman - '58 (Decade of the 50s)
Margaret (Smith) Francis - '53 (Decade of the 50s)
Larnell Burks-Bagley - '63 - (Decade of the 60s)
Hubert Hopson - '65 (Decade of the 60s)
Jarnell (Burks) Craig '63 (Decade of the '60s)
Wanda Burks-Bell - (Decade of the '70s)
Joseph Matthews - '81 (Decade of the '80s)
Nigel Long - '13  (Decade of the 2000s)
**Tayjia Wright - '13 (Decade of the 2000s)

  
Board appointments:
Consultant/SHSAW Founder - Guy E. Russell - '59
Parliamentarian - Open
President Emeritus - Alfred Edyvean
  
SHS Administrators: Shane O'Day, principal

 

 

Thank you for your continued interest and support.
Sincerely,

Dee Duff

Deloris "Dee" (Richardson) Duff
Treasurer & Editor, NewsBriefs
President Emeritus
Shortridge Alumni Association
 
In This Issue
From the Principal's Office
SAVE THE DATES
Shortridge History
SAA Board of Directors
Visit Our Website
"300 Brick Club"
SAA Memberships
Shortridge Yearbooks
Update Your Email
Log in to our Website!
 
Self-Register on the website
  Click  here for membership flyer if you cannot sign on via PayPal.  Print. Complete, enclose your check, payable to SAA, and mail to: 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254.
Navigate the website. Self register at www.shortridgealumni.com.

Mission statement, association bylaws, available to view online. Check out the Activities tab. Or share your class information for a reunion.

 

Are you interested in ordering SPIRIT WEAR? T-shirts, caps, sweatshirts, etc. can now be ordered from information on the website. Create a special design for your class reunion. A percentage of your order will help support the Shortridge Alumni Association.

 

** 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.

** Examine bios of SHS alumni who have been inducted into our Hall of Fame

"300 BRICK CLUB"
(Resumes in March 2018)

PLEASE NOTE:
Because of winter weather freeze and snow conditions, several brick plates have become dislodged. The SAA and school administrators are currently meeting to resolve this situation. We DO have a record of all Brick purchases and family dedications and will initiate a new plan of action ASAP.

Although some of the brick plates have popped off, we are aware of which ones and have our master listing for all brick purchases. We hope you will continue to support our scholarship fundraiser and purchase a brick for yourself or on behalf of your alumni family.

Alumni still are encouraged to purchase a brick; proceeds support the Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund. Each brick is $150. All bricks may be purchased for alumni individuals/spouses, family alumni, or a memorial for deceased family member(s) or teachers. 

The Brick Club Order Form is attached  here. SAVE the form to your computer, click in the shaded areas and type your information or SAVE, PRINT and complete the blank form to send with your check payable to Shortridge Alumni Association; email the electronic form with your payment information to: shortridgealumni@sbcglobal.net. Or send your check or credit card information to SAA c/o 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254.

DISREGARD THE JUNE 2015 DEADLINE DATE ON THE FORM.

For questions, call 317.694.8736.
 
SAA Memberships & Renewals
  
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP-- $50/YEAR 
 

HAS YOUR SAA MEMBERSHIP EXPIRED? PLEASE CHECK YOUR MEMBER CARD AND RENEW ACCORDINGLY,

Member dues are the life-blood of our alumni association. These timely annual payments help fund these and other projects:
*Student athletic programs and supplies unfunded by school budgets;
*Support student (scholar) special activities not fully supported by school budgets;
*Alumni special recognition programs; e.g. Hall of Fame; athletic awards, et al;
*Other special student-centric project requests from school administration;
*Annual fees for association business affairs; e.g. website maintenance, newsletter distribution agent; supplies, postage, etc.;
*Alumni association annual meetings and summer celebration activities.

Sign up TODAY! RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP TODAY. IF YOU DON'T REMEMBER WHEN YOUR MEMBERSHIP EXPIRES, SEND US AN EMAIL AT shortridgealumni@sbcglobal.net 
 
FOR RENEWALS: 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: $50 annual fee payable via PayPal or check
  • Five-year membership (General Members for Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund)  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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Shortridge Yearbooks

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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

 

UPDATE YOUR EMAIL

Please help us keep our alumni databases up to date. If/when you update an email address, please let us know. Send email to: shortridgealumni@sbcglobal.net.