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Minutes from January 12, 2017

Shortridge IB High School PTSA

Meeting call to order – 8:06 by Jody Winter

Members present: Meg Horn, Ami Anderson, Beth Hannan, Sonja Clark, Jody Winter, Fred Winter, Karen Steiner, Meredith Easley, Kristie Carter, Jeb Carter, Heidi Hesse, Allison Perkins, Lori Armstrong, Rebecca Zirnheld

Principal’s report – Shane O’Day – basketball game Friday, Senior recognition night during girls varsity game.

Questions – fight in the hallway? Was a fight in the hallway with girls. Not physical in nature, administration continuing to investigate. What happens to kids who fight? Very swift and firm as administration. Understanding that kids are kids and will sometimes make poor decisions. There were appropriate consequences.

Are you coming back next year? Shane each year asks staff if they want him to return the following year. Staff says yes, his plans are to stay. What is the process if/when Shane leaves? Shane has two supervisors: IPS and Butler. Both must agree on principal. Shane makes yearly decision each October/November. Staff makes decisions in December. He will be transparent if/when he decides to move on. Parents will be involved in process. Shane’s plans are to stay.

IPS lottery first round closed. Shortridge has accepted 220 freshman. Last year at this time 100 total. Could have incoming class of 300. Estimate freshman class 180-210. Currently 350 students total. Shortridge market can bear about 800. 3-4 new staff/teachers needed. Will get better understanding after real numbers are known.

Computers for freshman students next year? Possibly not. SBA (student based allocation) means choices need to be made at school level as it relates to dollars. Makes more sense to spend dollars on teachers/staff vs. technology. Encourage a “bring your own device” for MYP. Students who now have laptops currently will retain them. Going forward, most likely only DP students will get computers.

“Coffee with O’Day” starting soon. Info when available. Call/ email Shane anytime you have questions/concerns. Check out quarterly letter on website. Building new traditions for Shortridge scholars.

President’s report – Jody – move to approve minutes from October and December Jeb move to approve Rebecca second  Motion passed.

Treasurers report  – Beth Hannan – $4 ,728.97 in account.

Global Gifts fundraiser – $175.75 great relationship builder/great partnership.

Thanks Beth and Leslie for teacher appreciation gifts in December. Next appreciation event is teacher appreciation day in May. Contact Jody if you would like to help.

International Souperbowl – Kristie Carter and Meredith Easley. January 27 6-9 pm in the commons. Need soups and volunteers. Look for info in Lori’s Wednesday Weekly with link to volunteer.

vote on favorite soup. 6-8 volunteers in 2 hour shifts. Bingo led by Mr. Gawdzick and Mr. Bernardi. contact Kristie Carter if you’re bringing soup or have any questions. 317-414-6938


Beth will send out email to people who have volunteered to be on committee. Profits from Gala go straight back to school, funds given directly to Shane to use where needed. If any money ideas or questions, contact Jody

PTSA calendar updates –

January: Souperbowl 1/27

February: 23 PTSA meeting (parent center)

March: TBA Spring Open House

TBA Babysitting event

TBA PTSA workgroups (parent center)

7 personal project expo (10+ helpers, PTSA table)

14 Spring PIT day (sack lunches)

April: TBA PTSA work groups

22 Global Gala

May: 1st week -staff appreciation

TBA PTSA meeting (election)

June: TBA

Announcements – Allison Perkins – Booster club meeting Wednesday 1/18 6:00 pm in the commons. Contact Kathy Langdon if questions

Door prizes…

Adjourn 9:05

Next PTSA meeting February 23 in the parent center

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Minutes from December 1, 2016

Shortridge IB High School PTSA


Meeting call to order – 7:16 by Jody Winter

members present: Cheryl Richardson, Shael Weidenbach, Meg Horn, Beth Hannan, Jody Winter, Fred Winter, Carrie Sample, Gretchen Katner, Lori Armstrong, Karen Steiner, Heidi Hesse, Jennifer Maxwell, Rhett Perkins, Allison Perkins, Carolyn Watkins, Shane O’Day)


President’s report – Tabling approval of minutes


Booster Club report – Jennifer Maxwell – Blue Crew – any parent wants to help out with winter sports (concessions/gate) contact Jennifer


Also needs help working in the bookstore.  Currently open Wednesday and Friday, Looking to keep it open more. Legacy game was big hit. Stands full. rotates location every year. Bookstore cash or check only.


Question about booster club- starting in December. Jennifer will ask Kathy Langdon.

Athletic booster meeting Monday December 12 at 6:00 pm in the commons.


committee reports –

International Soup/ Bingo Night – January 27th Meredith Easley chair start time TBA in the commons


Membership – Heidi Hesse – membership continuing to grow

need input about improving numbers of members. Building community and recruiting members. guest speakers at each meeting.


Lori  Armstrong- Parent Involvement Educator – January meeting – COFFE possible speaker at PTSA meeting.

Financial literacy for students

Butler partnership group looking into recording parent meeting sessions to distribute to families who cannot attend parent information meetings

“incentive store” getting kids to get their parents to do surveys. Possibly recording PTSA meetings? Go “live” with Facebook for PTSA meetings?


Treasurer’s report – Beth – Teacher appreciation (with Leslie Mundy)

Gifts for all of staff-show our staff how much we appreciate them. International candies/ holiday gift. (Aldi)


Global Gala update – workgroup met last month. April 22 ay Basile Opera Center. Working on getting donations for Silent auction. Contact Beth Hannan 317-441-7911


Garden update – Lori Armstrong – edible gardens – front of building is “look nice and pretty” planting is happening seasonally. appropriate scale for building. Courtyard – Cathy McElroy – winter edible garden. Harvests every Thursday and makes food for staff each Friday. Last week, each staff member received herb bundles for Thanksgiving. Focus on educating fresh foods – incorporating into curriculum. MKNA grant $3000. 4 planter beds purchased with those funds. Worked with lifeskill groups to engage students. Goal is students to learn about food, gardening and cooking. Kitchen Community Learning Gardens – Organization planting learning gardens. We are considering applying to this free program. Would be on south side of school. Modern aesthetic. Need to get the pulse of community. Aesthetic is non negotiable. will work with city and IPS to create garden.

Out of $3000 MKNA grant, we have $723 remaining. Kitchen Community Learning Garden Program is free; includes training. December 15 is deadline. This program already exists at Global Prep Academy and IPS school 44


Principal’s report – Shane O’Day – State of the School – last year at this time we had 45 candidates apply to SHS. This year, over 115. Most are freshman. rolling admission letters go out. SHS looks at grades, ISTEP scores, and academic record before sending acceptance letters.

Two new High Schools opening in Indy – Riverside (Herron new school)

Purdue Poly Tech. which is an IPS innovation network school.

No move by SHS for Autonomy School status. We have the partnership with Butler so we need to get buy in with Butler. Any state mandated testing needs to be approved by Butler.


State test – 10th graders took ISTEP pilot test. Passing rate 27%. State in Indy 30%

top 10 highest passing rate in state.

ECA results much higher.

Multiyear transition for state mandated testing. if current 9th and 10th graders ISTEP+10 is new test: Algebra 1 and English 10. @ part exam February and March.

can take it until pass. State talking about “no harm” rating for test scores. 2nd year in a row IPS 3-8 grade dip in scores.

SHS preliminary letter grade: B

Cohort graduation rate – last year 84%


Door Prizes…


Adjourn 8:33

Next PTSA meeting January 12, 7pm at SHS commons






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Minutes from October 27, 2016

PTSA Meeting/Parent Info Mtg with IMCPL

6pm start

Shane O’Day Question Time:

New possible start times for school next year.

For us possibly 9.15, being presented to the board tonight, will still release at 4pm. Possibly moving all high schools for later start time.

Question about being called an Innovation School? Three categories of schools:

Most autonomous – innovation school (not us) no longer an IPS school, own board of directors

Autonomous – more autonomy and decision making but still an IPS school

Traditional – we are traditional, we already have as much autonomy as we need. Our legal doc with butler says we can opt out of certain IPS requirements.

Info about IPS: On SHS website there are icons along right hand side that are about strategic plans for IPS, etc. Most up to date information about IPS.

What are your plans for next year mr o’day? Time and place speech every October. To staff: Let me know by December if you will continue here. The faculty decide if he has more to provide the school, does he have more to offer. He is a school builder. Next week the faculty will meet to discuss mr o’day. If they want him back he will stay.

Would you like parents to chaperone field trips: If you’d ever like to chaperone you are welcome, don’t want to put a burden on you.

Kids shadowing not having a good day. Should we set certain parameters? Certain days no shadowing, but we’re very real and don’t want to put on a dog and pony show. Maybe not during spirit week. They now give out some literature to give shadowing students, which didn’t occur before, Mr. O’Day designed it.

Presentation by IMCPL:

Sara Batts of IMCPL & SHS School Librarian

Ms. Scott: if the book they want isn’t here she shows how to order a book from a different branch and it will be delivered to SHS on Thursdays. Students can bring the books back to the media center or another branch when finished with them. Study tables for an hour Mon-Thurs. Fruit for after school every day. Today they got broccoli.

From IMCPL, Sarah Batts :

Shared system: group of 47 schools that use public library circulation system. All have public library cards, can use at school or home. Or at 23 branches. If they check out at school library and the book is returned late – NO FINES. For example, if you check a book out at Glendale the student can bring to SHS to recheck out and then no fines if late.

Small collection here at SHS, carefully curated.

Online at

-Free music with Freegal can stream for six hours a day with no ads.

-Can download or stream. There are playlists and you can make your own. Can download an app. Can keep the songs forever. Can download five songs per week or six hours streaming per day.

-Search apps:Research – Articles & Databases, student resources, long list of search apps for kids to look at to do their research.

-Can save the articles to google drive, will then be in the drive for students to look at. Can translate into other languages, automatically makes the citations.

-Testing and education ref center: college prep tools

-College searches, scholarship searches, look for schools based on affordability

-Consumer reports for free

-Universal class for continuing education. Taking actual classes, Education, stuff on knitting, cake decorating, good alternative to youtube.

-Global issues in context.

-Some with coursework with an actual instructor.

-Digital collections:

Yearbooks for SHS and more. Oral histories.

-Streaming video: movies, tv shows, all free. Music videos, documentaries.

Charlotte Ottinger, presenting about the SHS Archives:

A visit to Marquette Manor, went there last week. Several SHS grads live there. Mr O’Day and Char went there and set up a table of artifacts during a dinner. Alums from ’39 to ‘52

SHS is the oldest public high school in Indiana

“Archive and Museum Project”

Archive Room was a mess when they started.

Charity Dye Library: people donated books, and students who graduated would donate a book. Inventory all those books, note all notations. We have James Whitcomb Riley inscribed books, Vonnegut books.

SHS Artifacts were moved out of the building:

-Art is at IMA on 100 year lease – they do loan back some paintings every three months. Can’t break leases or we’ll get charged for everything they’ve done.

-Trophies at Broad Ripple High School

-Some things in private collections

-Indiana Historical Society – offered to make copies, scans, 25 per year of old photos to display, all of Echo are on microfilm

Where to begin:



Mission statement


Establish inventory

Utilize proper archival storage for artifacts

Teach kids how to properly handle the artifacts

Bought a case for display

Have some duplicates of yearbooks for sale $10 each

To Do:

-Survey SHS rooms

-Scan unique items so they can be stored properly

-Collaborate with organizations

-Historical society could do workshops with the kids

-Get rid of things that aren’t related, for example we have some Butler yearbooks that we don’t need probably, to sell

-Continue acquisitions

-Make collection available to students

-Involve students!

Who will help:

-Mr Todd and Ms Armstrong

-Butler Archivist

-Butler interns

-Parent volunteers

-SHS alums

Long Term Goals:

-Rotating historical displays

-Class reunion displays

-Reclaim important art and artifacts

-Video of SHS history

What we need:

-Monetary donations

-SHS memorabilia and artifacts

-Antique or museum quality display cases

-Audiovisual assistance and equipment for interviews

-Parent volunteers to supervise and guide students

PTSA Meeting:

Motion to approve minutes, Karen motioned, Christie second

Staff Appreciation:

Beth and Leslie will head up first Staff Appreciation in December – teachers and life skills 33 staff members

2 other groups later in school year. $300 budget for all.

PIT meal:

Tons of food, thank you everyone! We had tons and tons of food, teachers very appreciative

International soup and bingo night in January 2017:

Decisions need to be made

Family event to have fun, no fundraising

Global Gala April 22, 2017:

Food, silent auction, music, fun, community building, adult only

Made $8000 last year

Still need someone to run it

Beth organizing donations

Need to start now.

Work Groups Mtg November 10th

need to decide where. What time?

7pm in PTSA/Parent Center, Room 175

Open House:

Lots of turnout for open house last night. Lori says 100 families, 300 people.

Garden Committee:

Discussing MKNA grant.

Sonja: $3000 grant, Cathy McElroy’s vision, four raised beds are started. For a community garden. Life skills are able to work on them.

Lori: IPS has bobcats to fill the dirt in the raised beds. Corporate donor has donated winter ornamental plants. Bulbs to be planted by Life Skills class.

Dine to Donate Fundraiser for Week Without Walls:

Dec 1st historic steer inn: dine to donate 15% for week without walls. Maybe next PTSA mtg at Steer Inn. 7pm?

Raffle prizes drawn

Motion to adjourn:

Gretchen motioned to adjourn

Sonja second

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Minutes from August, 25 2016

Shortridge PTSA/Title 1 Meeting


August 25, 2016

Call to order at 7:05

  • Q & A with O’Day –
  • Title 1 funds:

IXL math

tutoring (pay staff to tutor)


  • PIT Day September 21
  • laptops have gone out to returning students, freshman will get them next week


  • discuss communication when emergency situations – tornado last night
  • communicate through calls, texts, social media (twitter)
  • sheltered citizens on IndyGo bus during tornado


  • Lori Armstrong – parent involvement educator
  • Experiential Learning: service learning part of the IB experience MYP – looking for volunteer work driven by interests, family values, career interests. Idea is for MYP students to be involved with service once per month.
  • cannot relate to preaching or politics. (In accordance with IBO)
  • cannot be something that is being scored otherwise (can’t use a classroom assignment as a service project)
  • DP – targeted learner outcomes. Lori will send info via managebac
  • goes from service in action to CAS (CAS is a requirement for graduation)
  • hours recorded on managebac
  • united nations has good websites about global issues
  • no actual number of hours required to be spent on service learning (more about the experience learning, not tracking volunteer hours)


Kathy Langdon – Athletic Director “Go Fall Sports!”


Jody Winter – first full year as a PTSA.


Committees: please sign up for a committee

  • Marie Lowe – mom of senior – runs SHOPPE. can trade sizes of your student’s outgrown clothes /room 216 /can bring goodwill clothes to Shoppe and goodwill will give $5 per bag in credit for Shoppe. will take formal wear donations for students to rent
  • Lesley Mundy – Teacher appreciation – will be done monthly for different staff each month – looking for chair of committee
  • Meg Horn – PIT day meals – September and April
  • Heidi Hesse Membership – invite parents to get involved! PTSA dues &10: $5.25 to state dues, $4.75 to Shortridge
  • International Soup/Game night – end of January
  • Global Gala – in April. Biggest fundraiser of the year. Adult only event, silent auction
  • Athletic Boosters – separate from PTSA talk to Kathy Langdon/ Jennifer Maxwell



Approve minutes from May meeting

Jeb moved, Heidi second – motion passes


clalendar/budget –

motion to approve budget – Jeb, Karen second. motion to approve budget passes


Announcements: Jeb event “taste the difference” food festival. Old Lafayette Square. Student volunteer opportunities. Talk to Jeb for info October 1st

Raffle for door prizes…



Adjourn 8:31











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Welcome Back!

Greetings new Families!

The Shortridge High School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is excited to welcome you to our community! We can’t wait to get to know you and your scholar. We have many exciting events planned for the upcoming school year and would love for you to join us.

Look for us at the ‘Welcome to Campus Day’ on Wednesday, July 27 from 9:00-11 and 4:00-6.  Students will be able to receive their school schedule, retrieve locker combinations, tour the building, and have their photo taken for their student identifications and meet fellow scholars. Parents will be able to meet with school’s administration, be greeted by returning parents, ask questions of our counseling department, sign up for Managebac (our online grading program) and submit all forms and paperwork.  

You will also get to meet the athletic coaches and learn about the other extracurricular activities that Shortridge has to offer. SHS spirit wear and gear will also be available.  So, don’t miss it!

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End of the Year Letter

June 7, 2016

Dear Shortridge Parents,

As the 2015-16 school year comes to an end, I would like to thank our amazingly talented, generous and well-intentioned parent-run all-volunteer organization. I also want to thank the teachers, staff and the administration for their encouragement of the parents, which helped to form our strong community. It has been an incredible year.

I would say the theme for the 2015-16 school year has been “Figure it out.” The PTSA has certainly figured a lot of things out this year! We also had to be fast and furious about it. Our focus has been on how we parents can come together to help build a stronger school. Our goals were to 1) create the association and put some processes in place, 2) get to know each other and create a parent community to support each other, our scholars and teachers 3) raise money for some much needed items that will support learning.

In a mere 6 months we:

  • Held an election and created the PTSA
  • Helped SHS host a successful Open House
  • Fed the staff a home cooked meal for PIT day in the fall
  • Provided car stickers to send to new incoming families
  • Provided volunteers and food for DepART
  • Helped staff the concession stand and sell tickets during a basketball tournament
  • Provided childcare for the Butler Lab School’s children during their fundraiser and raised $800. This was the beginning of relationship that we will develop further with the Butler Lab School.
  • Hosted a “Parents Night Out” at the Bent Rail
  • Provided dinner to teachers during PIT day in the spring
  • Celebrated teacher appreciation week by providing teachers snacks, gifts and a microwave
  • Wrote a grant to work on the gardens around SHS to the Meridian Kessler Neighborhood Association and received $3,000.
  • Honored Mark Schullenberger and Ms. Nelson’s retirement with a cake
  • Planned and hosted the Global Gala with a robust silent auction. This event met many objectives.
    • The Global Gala committee bonded and had fun planning the event.
    • We reached out into our community and started forming new relationships and nurtured existing relationships with many businesses in Indianapolis.
    • Current parents, future parents, teachers and community members were able to have fun together and get to know each other better at the event.
    • We raised over $4,000 in in-kind donations from our community (18 restaurants, wineries and breweries, Basile Opera Center), which resulted in only having approximately $1,200 in expenses.
    • 139 raffle and silent auction donations from local and national businesses, Shortridge High, Shortridge staff and Shortridge parents.
    • In total, we were able to put a profit of approximately $8,000 in the bank. We will give SHS $5,000 for STTEAMM….. The remaining money will be saved and allocated to cover expenses for future events.
      • Items that will be purchased include:

Science- Incubator (estimated cost of $1,000)

  • An incubator cures cells and allows studnets to swab specific surfaces to study live germs and bacteria during the study of cells.

Science- Gel Electrophoresis (estimated cost $1,600)

  • Purchasing of pipetts and equipment This equipment allows for greater sudy of science including DNA fingerprtinting.

Science- Chemical Logging (estimated cost $250)           

  • There are a large numebr fo chemicals used in the sciences and this subscription would allow fo rth einitail looging and tarcking of all chsmicals on ther premises.

Technology- Small projector (estimated cost $700)

  • Utliize mobile projector and screen for mobile presentations at student conferences and events. Allows for small class and group presentations in an appropriate setting.

Arts- Displaying Supplies (($1,500)

  • Through frames and matting, moveable racks and balck matt board studenst will be able to display their artwork within the buidling adding to the aesthetic value of the buidling.
  • THANK YOU Global Gala Committee!

Considering that we did this all in 6 months, we consider the 2015-16 year a huge success. Was it perfect? Of course not! We were figuring things out, and we still are. It took a village of willing and generous parents to make everything happen. Every bit of help mattered, whether it was big or small and we appreciate it very much!

I would like to announce our new officers for next year. I will be serving as vice president, Jody Winter is our new president, and Meg Horn and Beth Hannan will also be serving second terms as secretary and treasurer respectively. Welcome Jody!  We look forward to having you be our president.  Kevin Grau, our former vice president will stay heavily involved next year. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication, team!

Congratulations to our first graduating class! The award ceremony was amazing, today. You all have a lot to be proud of. We wish you all much happiness and success.

As we approach summer, I encourage all of our parents to think ahead to the fall. When you’ll return in August, I ask that you make time to be involved next year in our PTSA and sign up to assist, or to take on a chairperson position. Just as important, I ask that you find new parents next fall and welcome them, so that they feel comfortable and a part of our fabulous community.

In July we will help SHS with registration day and plan a family friendly event that will take place in August. Please contact Sonja Clark at, 373-2930 or Meg Horn at 797-5566 if you would like to participate. Everyone is welcome and needed.

Thank you again for an amazing year! Please keep in touch. Our website is and you can find us on Facebook as Shortridge High School PTSA.


Sonja Clark

PTSA President

Shortridge High School

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May 2016 General Meeting Minutes

Shortridge High School PTSA

meeting minutes

May 19, 2016


Call to order: 6:08 pm

Approve April meeting minutes Beth Hannan/ Sonja Clark


Principal report – Lori Armstrong for Shane O’Day

3 million in scholarships

academic awards June 7th 2:00 pm will receive notification if your child is up for an award

Graduation is June 8th 7 pm must have tickets

working on school calendar for next year – tentative

April 22 tentative date for Global Gala


PTSA meetings 2016-2017 Thursday nights? 7pm? looking for feedback for meeting day/time


President’s report – Reflections on year: open house, PIT days, Grant committee, (3,000 grant from MKNA), fundraiser, created a PTSA. Overall, great year

Vote on proposed bylaw changes: change states that any IPS employee assigned to SHS cannot hold the office of Treasurer.

Motion Sonja – second – Jody Winter. motion passed

teacher appreciation week: Rebecca Zirnheld, Leslie Mundy, Deb Melton


Treasurer’s report – Global Gala brought in $8565.11. Will give $5000 to principal to use for school.

MKNA grant $3000 for gardens. Kathy McElroy working on courtyard garden. Appears to be flowers, 90% edible. Every Friday, Kathy served lunch for teachers from garden. Goal is to have students work on gardens as curriculum (goal: farm to school) would like to put more fruit trees in the courtyard


Committees for 2016 – 2017 school year. Please sign up for committee

Committee info on website

Liz O’Neil – (parent) horticulturist, has ideas for gardens in the front side of the building

youth tree team members – KIB many SHS students in that program


Family Friendly Event at the beginning of the year email Sonja with ideas


New business: Marie Lowe Graduation reception that night in courtyard and the cafe

looking for donations of store bought salty snacks look for sign up genius or volunteer spot coming soon

email Marie Lowe


Nominations committee – Heidi Hesse

Candidates on slate: President: Sonja Clark, Jennifer Maxwell

VP: Kevin Grau, Jody Winter

Treasurer: Beth Hannan

Secretary: Meg Horn

2016-2017 PTSA officers:

President: Sonja Clark

VP: Jody Winter

Treasurer: Beth Hannan

Secretary: Meg Horn


Adjourn: 7:29

See ya next year!!!!













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General Meeting Minutes April 14, 2016

Shortridge High School PTSA

meeting minutes

April 14, 2016


Meeting called to order at 6:07 pm

motion to approve minutes from March made by Sonja Clark – second Ami Anderson


Principal’s report – John Brady for Shane O’Day – new freshman orientation tonight – still much interest. tell your friends. Working on graduation, WWW, school play, end of year planning ahead for next year


incoming freshman class – about 120

encouraging faculty to attend gala

outreach program THIS Saturday – student run ideas festival on service – rescheduled for May 17 – ideas fest – speakers and breakout sessions. focused on service

76 graduating seniors this year – June 8th 7pm at school

over 2.5 million in scholarships for seniors – 7 have full ride


Jen Brady – Joseph Maley Foundation – organization pilot program at SHS anti bullying, junior class trained as leaders good leadership opportunities for students

check out website –

VOTE for JMF in Open Hearts contest – vote once per day now thru April 27


Lori Armstrong – Title 1 – policy being reviewed. email Lori if you are interested in reviewing

Marsh fresh ideas card – 9000 points – bingo set for family fun night, clip boards

or supply tub

found books – history of Shortridge sell at Gala? $20?


President’s report – election in May. Executive board has nominated Heidi Hesse for nominating committee – Leslie Mundy/ DebMelton/Lori Armstrong – providing support

Committee voted – passed Heidi Hesse – chairperson of committee


Bylaws update – “employees of IPS assigned to Shortridge cannot serve as treasurer of PTSA.” change will be posted on website and voted on at May’s meeting

Ami Anderson – babysitting this Saturday for Butler Lab kids PreK, K and grade 1 kids


teacher appreciation week – first week May Deb Melton/ Maxine King/ Leslie Mundy

chalkboard wall – tribute to teachers


Sally Catlin – camp for girls entering 9th grade thru seniors


move to adjourn – 7:02

Next meeting May 19th

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The Global Gala is this Saturday!!

Global Gala Logo 5

Let’s be devilish at our first annual fundraiser!

Shortridge High Global Gala

April 23rd from 7:00-11:00 p.m.

at the Basile Opera Center

4011 N. Pennsylvania

Please join us and celebrate Shortridge High School.  We will have a fun evening of camaraderie, games, food and drinks, and an amazing silent auction. Bring your significant other, your bestie or a colleague, but don’t bring your kids. This will be an adult-only event (yahooo!).  You can, however talk about your amazing kids and their incredible school, because that is what we will be celebrating!  This sounds a little informal, because we want you to know that this is not a formal event.  It is, most importantly, a fun event where we can socialize and get to know each other more.

We will also raise some money for Shortridge on this night. Even though our teachers know how to get along on a shoestring, they need more resources to be competitive with other world-class schools.  This year the money raised at this event will support STTEAMM education.  What is STTEAMM?  Science, Technology, Theater, Engineering, Art, Math and Music. STTEAMM is long for STEM.  We think that adding the arts is important for our students.  There is a great article on the importance of STEM education here.

By buying tickets, playing games at the Global Gala, bidding on silent auction items, making a donation and volunteering, you will be supporting Shortridge. Your contribution helps Shortridge continue our tradition of offering Indianapolis youth a rigorous education and resource-rich experience. Every gift makes a difference, no matter what the amount.

To purchase tickets or to make a donation, click the tickets button.  The first 75 ticket purchases will receive 5 extra game tickets each, so don’t procrastinate!

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A huge thank you to our generous silent auction donors (many more to come – this is just the beginning!)!!

food, drinks and silent auction items:

African Safari Wildlife Park
All Out Training

America On Tap Beer Festival

Ball & Biscuit
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre

Bent Rail Brewery
Big Red Liquors

Big Splash Adventure

Black Acre Brewing Co

Black Sheep Gifts

Bobdirex’s Billy Elliot

Book Mamas
Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre
Broad Ripple Brewpub
Broad Ripple Family Dental
BRU Burger Bar – Mass. Ave.
Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream
Butler University Book Store

Cincinnati Reds

Clowes Hall

Comedy Sportz
Conrad Hilton
Crown Liquors
Dan Wakefield

Disney World 

Donna Sink, Architect
Easley Winery
The Field Museum

Footlite Musicals
For You Beads
The Foundry Provisions

French Lick West Baden Indoor Karting

Fresh Market

Fresh Stop

The Gallery Pastry Shop

Global Gifts

Good Morning Mama’s

Goose the Market

Handlebar Indy

Indiana Pacers

Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Indians

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis School of Ballet

Indy Dance Academy
Indy Eleven

Indyspire Art

Jeanie Gensheimer Martial Arts

Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza

Just Pop In

Kid’s Ink

King’s Island

Kincaid’s Meat Market

Kurt Vonnegut Library


Lincoln Square Pancakes

Little Cesar’s


Mass Ave. Toys


Moonbug Photography

Naked Tchopstix

Old National Bank

Orchard School

Oriental Trading


Outliers Brewing Co.

Perfect North Slopes

Paoli Peaks

Pure Romance

Renee’s Bakery

Republic National Distributing

Riviera Club

Royal Pin



Shoefly Public House

Silver in the City

SHS Summer Camp

St. Elmo Steakhouse


Thai Taste
The Gallery Pastry Shop

Theatre on the Square

Tick Tock Lounge

Tilt Studio

Twenty Tap

Upper Crust Artisan Pies
Urban Gypsy Indy

Vera Bradley
Vincennes University

Wacky Walks

White Orchid Salon

Priceless SHS items:

Dress Mr. O’Day for a day (restrictions apply)

SHS behind the scenes historical tour for a group of 6

Birthday party at SHS in cafeteria and gym (restrictions apply)

Mr. O’Day will help your scholar with his or her college essay

Mr. O’Day will call a college of choice on behalf of your child

Season Athletic Passes

Shortridge Swag

Tickets and preferred seating at Graduation

First Maker Space Summer Camp at Shortridge

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General Meeting Agenda

PTSA Meeting Agenda

April 14, 2016

  1. Call the meeting to order
  2. Approve March minutes
  3. Principal’s report
  4. Title 1 Annual Meeting – New Parent Involvement Policies are issued by IPS Board and parent input is needed.  I will be distributing info via MB, email,  website, and phone message.  If I could have a few minutes to take comments and sign the parent form, it would really help me reach out to those most involved and collect signatures without scheduling an extra evening meeting.
  5. Election in May/ Nominating committee – elect members
  6. Bylaws – Notice of proposed bylaw change, posted on website
  7. Joseph Maley Foundation
  8. Butler Lab School babysitting night this Saturday night. Scholars can volunteer with parents for service hours.
  9. PIT Day feedback
  10. Global Gala – April 23rd
    1. Volunteers during the event
  11. Next PTSA meeting – May 12
  12. Adjournment


Upcoming Events:

Apr 16 (Sat) – Butler Lab School Fundraiser – SHS to babysit 5:30-9:30

April 23 (Sat) – Shortridge High Global Gala

May 2-6 (M-F) – Teacher Appreciation Week

May 5 (Thr)- Global Gala debriefing meeting 6:00

May 12 (Thr)– General PTSA Meeting – Elections 6:00