Daily Bulletin

Signature School Bulletin for Friday, November 15, 2019

Signature School Open Application Window

Signature School is now accepting applications from current 8th grade students for the 2020-2021 school year. The open application window is from Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 7:00 AM through Monday, December 9, 2019 at 6:00 PM Central Time.

Applications received during the open application window will be considered in the lottery, should a lottery be needed. Applications received after Monday, December 9, 2019 at 6:00 PM, will be accepted but will be added to the end of the waiting list. Siblings of current students and dependents of faculty members will be given priority enrollment if they submit an application during the open application window.

The open application window for transfer students began on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 7:00 AM. Applications for transfer students will be placed on a waiting list in the order in which they are received.


Painting with a Twist PTSA Fundraiser Signature School PTSA is hosting a fundraiser at Painting with a Twist on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. The studio is located at 5625 E. Virginia St., Ste A, Evansville, IN 47715. You can RSVP online at using the password SIG. Hope to see a large crowd there!


Community Service Forms Attention Freshmen/Sophomores and those with deficits from previous years: All community service completed since April 5, 2019 is due on Monday, December 2 by 5:00 PM. You have 9 school days to hand in completed forms. This is a firm deadline. Do not wait until the last day to complete your forms, just in case there is a correction needed. Any ongoing projects like Teen Court, etc. must be stopped and signatures of supervisors obtained. *Please note that December 2nd is the first day back from Thanksgiving break. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Doyle.


Seniors: Please bring your college acceptance letters to Mrs. Roscoe in the Academic Services office.


TLC Squad Donations The TLC squad this year is doing a volunteer project with Albion Fellows Bacon Center, a domestic violence shelter in town where we donate Christmas shoe boxes with needed items for the women and children of Albion. For the month of November, we are asking for brand new toothbrushes, combs, hair brushes, small shampoos, conditioners, hair ties, women's and children's gloves, headbands, nail polish, lip gloss, chapstick, and any small item that will fit in a shoe box. Place all items in the box on the bookstore counter.


Basketball Club Due to the courts being closed at the Y, basketball club will be canceled today. Next week’s meeting will be a tournament. If you have any questions, talk to Graham Griffin or Shyawn Zahid. *This is not a school-sponsored event. This event is organized by students and Signature School staff will not be present.


ISSMA Solo & Ensemble All Instrumental & Vocal Students participating in the ISSMA Solo & Ensemble Contest: Turn in your information to Ms. Simpkins or Mr. Maurer by December 2nd. The Solo fee is $15 and the Ensemble fee is $7 per person. Checks should be made payable to Signature School.

  • Vocal/Piano - February 1st
  • Winds, Percussion, Strings – February 8th

The contest will take place at AIS on Stringtown Rd. (the old North High School).


Student Council Meeting There will be a Student Council meeting for the Winter Formal, Movie Night, and Tee Shirt Committees today at lunch in Mr. Nelson’s room.


Youth Resources Trivia Thanks to all the Signature School students, parents, and faculty who contributed to and participated in the Youth Resources Trivia Contest last night. "The Emperor Penguins", otherwise known as Mr. Bullington, Ms. Grant, Mr. Nance, Herr Otto, and Dr. Wright, emerged victorious. Consider challenging them next year; all the proceeds go to a great cause, The Youth Resources Teen Advisory Council.


Evansville Rescue Mission Gobbler Gathering Please help the Instrumental Music Students gobble up the opportunity to give back as we collect stuffing mix for the Evansville Rescue Mission Gobbler Gathering Thanksgiving baskets. Last year we donated over 200 boxes of stuffing mix. If every student and every faculty member brings in 1 box or bag of mix, it will be enough for many people in need to enjoy a beautiful Thanksgiving Dinner. There will be a collection box in the lobby for the boxes of stuffing mix.


In the News

8/29/19 Business Insider, 'Here are the 15 public high schools in America with the best teachers' 

6/7/19 The Washington Post, 'Signature School leaves a mark on its city and students. What does it teach the nation?' 

4/30/19 US News & World Report, 'U.S. News Releases 2019 Best High Schools Rankings' 

4/30/19 "Jay Matthews Challenge Index," 'Jay Matthews Challenge Index High School Rankings 2019' 

4/30/19 Evansville Courier & Press, 'Signature School ranked U.S. top 10 high school, #3 best charter school' 

11/13/18 WFIE NBC News, '$2 million Signature School Expansion Approved' 

5/9/18 WFIE NBC News, 'Signature School named one of country's top high schools' 

5/8/18 US News & World Report, 'See the 2018 Best Public High Schools' 

2/23/18 Evansville Courier & Press, 'IDOE names 2016-17 Four Star Schools: Did your child's school make the list?' 

12/13/17 WEHT ABC News, 'Local Lifestyles: Amani Partners Kenya' 

8/30/17 Evansville Courier & Press, 'Signature: Indiana's first public charter high school, turns 15' 

7/10/17 Evansville Courier & Press, 'Signature ranked No. 3 most challenging high school in America' 

5/1/17 US News & World Report, 'What to Know About Charter High Schools' 

4/27/17 Inside Indiana Business, 'List: Indiana Schools Among Nation's Best' 

4/26/17 Evansville Courier & Press, 'Signature ranked No. 1 Indiana high school' 

12/25/16 Evansville Courier & Press, 'Signature to update music programs with grant' 

10/15/16 Evansville Courier & Press, 'Free YMCA, Signature tutoring program expands in second year' 

4/2/16 Evansville Courier & Press, 'Signature School junior sees way to help others'

3/22/16 Evansville Courier & Press, 'Signature educator pushes himself, students to be best'

1/30/16 Evansville Courier & Press, 'Signature School puts spin on ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in upcoming ballet'

10/15/15 Evansville Courier & Press, "Signature School officials considering AP Capstone program'

7/16/15 Evansville Courier & Press, "Signature School student won category at National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium'

10/29/14 Evansville Courier & Press, "Signature School will switch to a full IB school with the Class of 2019'

9/30/14 U.S. Department of Education, 2014-15 National Blue Ribbon 

9/10/14 Evansville Courier & Press, "Semifinalists for 2015 National Merit Scholarships Announced'

8/20/14 Evansville Courier & Press, "Signature School teacher writes civil rights era book'

8/12/14 Evansville Courier & Press, "Gearing up for the new year: Kids, teachers say charter school fosters autonomy'

8/10/14 Evansville Courier & Press, "EDITORIAL: Signature School program prepares students for real world'

8/7/14 Evansville Courier & Press, 'For Youth of the Year recipients, Boys & Girls Club is home, other members like family'

7/23/14 Evansville Courier & Press, 'Young inventor works to change the world one piece of computer code at a time'

4/29/14 Evansville Courier & Press, 'Local high school seniors honored as Indiana Academic All-Stars'

4/2/14 Evansville Courier & Press, 'Outstanding Educators of the Year named for Vanderburgh County | VIDEO & GALLERY'

3/31/14 Evansville Courier & Press, 'Joe Nelson is on the cutting edge of curriculum at Signature School'

3/4/14 Evansville Courier & Press, "Signature School thespians gear up for play season with ‘Penzance' | PLAY SCHEDULES & VIDEO'

8/14/11 Evansville Courier & Press, "Evansville's Signature School continues to pile up accolades'

Upcoming Events

Apply Now: Open Application Period 

The open application period for Signature School is Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 7:00 AM through Monday, December 9, 2019 at 6:00 PM. The application for eighth grade students is available here and the application for transfer students is available here.

Signature School PTSA Fundraiser

Signature School PTSA is hosting a fundraiser at Painting with a Twist on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. The studio is located at 5625 E. Virginia St., Ste A, Evansville, IN 47715. You can RSVP online using the password SIG. Hope to see a large crowd there!