Daily Bulletin

Signature School Bulletin for Friday, April 28, 2017

Sig Recycles - Dates The Sig Recycles dates that we have remaining are May 3rd and May 17th. Any student participating can earn hours toward the service requirement for next year.

Attention ALL AP students: AP Reminders--

1. AM exams-- be in your seat at 8:00 am

2. PM exams -- check paper each day on the white board in the lobby to see what time you should report to your exam

3. If you have 2 exams in the same day in the Victory, you MUST bring your lunch and put it in the 4th floor Victory. DO NOT leave it in the main building.

4. Bring only yourself to the exam and a black or dark blue ink pen. Pencils will be provided. Leave all beeping watches, apple watches, and cell phones with your backpack on the 4th floor Victory.

5. Most of all, go to bed early the night before and eat a breakfast with protein the morning of the exam.

Attention Seniors: The May 1st deadline is near! There are only 3 days until this deadline. Many of you are lacking in action hours. You need to plan this well. We will not accept last minute desperate attempts with 25 activity hours for walking around on one college visit or going to a concert! You must log action hours the week they are completed and with specific times and dates. We want to see action for the purpose of action!

In addition, ensure that you have completed 50 hours in the creativity, met all learning outcomes and have completed your CAS project with IPARD stages to your coach’s satisfaction.

The rules don't change, and neither should your ethics, as the deadline approaches. Be honest, reflect in a timely manner, and fulfill your obligation so we can recommend you for the IB diploma. Thank you, Mrs. Ahmed and Mrs. Razor

Jazz Band The Signature School Jazz Band will be performing at the University of Evansville Jazz Festival. Details: April 30th, at Wheeler Concert Hall, University of Evansville. Concert begins at 4:00. Call time to arrive is 3:30. Musicians should wear all black; colored ties if you like. Suit jackets are optional.

ISTEP Testing through May 3 ISTEP testing continues today in room 401. Please be very quiet and avoid the back stairwell on the 4th floor.

FINAL EXAM POLICY If a student is absent on the day of his or her final, he or she must provide a doctor’s statement in order to make up the final. The student must contact the teacher to re-schedule the exam.

Bio HL2 Students Mr Reek will be conducting review sessions during resource on Wednesday (26th) and Friday (28th). During these two optional sessions, he will go over the May 2016 exam to familiarize you with exam format. Sessions will start promptly at 10:03.

Student Appreciation Lunch The PTSA will be providing you lunch on Friday, April 28 for Student Appreciation Day! Please plan accordingly.

Yearbook There’s still time to get a yearbook, but limited copies remain and we will sell out! To purchase one, bring in $50 cash or a check made payable to Signature School and give it to Mrs. Atkinson or a yearbook staff member. If you can’t remember whether you purchased one, check the list on the fourth floor.

AP Gov Review: Government students, plan to attend Mr. Gerrells’ and Ms. Ziemer's review sessions each day this week from 3:30-4:30 in Mr. Gerrells’ room.

Summer Community Service Opportunities If you are interested in receiving summer community service opportunities from Mrs. Doyle this summer, please stop by the bulletin board and sign your name.

Book Return - Finals Teachers will collect your textbooks on the day of your finals. Please have them cleaned out and ready to return. Do not put your textbook in the bookstore or in the stacks in the hallways without having it checked-in to the computer system by Ms. Muehlbauer or Mrs. Roscoe.

Students will be held responsible for replacement costs if a book is not returned.

Volunteer Opportunity - YMCA The Downtown YMCA is needing volunteers this Saturday night from 5:30 to 8:30. Dinner is provided. Please see Mrs. Doyle ASAP if you can help.

Student Council Attention all student council members! This Friday at lunch we will be inducting our newly elected officers. So after you receive your PTSA Pizza, come to student council to indulge in the cold, sweet delicacy of ice cream. Hope to see all your beautiful faces there! If you have any questions feel free to contact Lily Casavant, Habeeb Jimoh, Cleo De Jesus, or Nikhi Lavu.

Seniors - ToK Books Seniors, please bring your ToK books to school on Friday and turn them in to your ToK teachers. If you are attending Mr. Reeks' Biology review session, please be sure to drop off your ToK book first.

6th Floor - Testing in May Starting Monday, please make sure that you DO NOT go to the 6th floor of the main building. If you have a class on the 6th floor, please check the lists located by the elevators for your classroom for the month of May.

May PTSA Meeting Wednesday, May 10th, Central Library-Browning Room, 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Appetizer Reception, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Meeting, Special Guest Speaker: Mr. Robert Koch II, Signature School Founder and School Board President

Basketball Meeting* There will be a basketball tournament this Friday directly after school at the Downtown YMCA. We will make teams and compete until 5:30. Pay 3 dollars to Sami or Mohammed. Unless you are a member. Please make sure you arrive no later than 3:45. If you have any questions ask juniors Sami Kharouta and Mohammad Mufti. *This is not a school-sponsored event. This event is organized by students and Signature School staff will not be present.

Earth Week - Conservation Club Figure out your environmental shoe size today on Footprint Friday! The average American produces 20 tons of carbon each year. By carpooling, using energy-efficient electronics, and reducing the quantity of landfill waste you produce by reducing, reusing, or recycling, you can decrease your ecological footprint substantially. Conservation Club would like to say thank you to everyone who has participated in environmental awareness this Earth Week, and we hope that you’ll continue to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Don’t forget about us next year and join the club!

Ms. Gregg’s seniors: Binders are graded. Feel free to take them at any time to re-read essays and have your binder materials with you. Thanks.

Metropolitan Evening of Music All instrumental music students, Remember to bring your instruments with you tonight. There are many instruments in my office. Call time: All musicians be at the Tropicana at 5:30.

Girls Golf Are you interested in joining the girls golf team next fall? If so, please sign the sheet on the lobby window.


In the News

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

Class of 2017!

Senior Honors Night: May 15, 6 PM, Southwestern Indiana Career & Technical Center 

Commencement: May 18, 6:30 PM, Victory Theatre

ISTEP Testing Resumes April 18

ISTEP Part 2: Tuesday, April 18 - Friday, May 5

Instrumental Music Department's Metropolitan Evening of Music, April 28, Tropicana Ballroom. Click here for more information.

The Signature Jazz Band will play at the UE Jazz Festival Concert on Sunday, April 30, at 4:00 in Wheeler Concert Hall.