Class Rings

Jostens will be doing ring delivery—December 3rd, in the cafeteria from, 7:25-7:55. It was previously scheduled for December 2nd but needed to be changed.  Thank you for your cooperation with the change. 


You may want to check out the video created by JHS staff!

GnR Parody


Wildcat Corner 

JHS Wildcat Corner is selling apparel in a spirit pack for Christmas.  

Items are listed are sold both individually for purchase or as a pack.  

Please use the google form to order.

Orders are due by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2nd and will be delivered/picked up by Friday, December 18th - just in time for Christmas.

Thanks, in advance, for your support of Jasper BPA.

Christmas Spirit Pack Google Order Form



Virtual learning has been going MUCH better than it did last spring. This is due to the efforts of the teachers as well as the students. However, as each day goes by, more students are becoming disengaged. This may include not being present virtually in class or not completing assignments. There is very little time remaining in the semester. We ask that everyone hangs tough and does their BEST over these next few weeks. We would hate for students to fail classes after they have completed so much work to date. As a reminder, we expect in-person learning to resume on Monday, November 30.


Thanksgiving Break November 25-27


Qualities of Self-Regulators

The benefits of self-regulation are numerous. In general, people who are adept at self-regulating tend to possess the following abilities:

Acting in accordance with their values

Calming themselves when upset

Cheering themselves when feeling down

Maintaining open communication

Persisting through difficult times

Putting forth their best effort

Remaining flexible and adapting to situations

Seeing the good in others

Staying clear about their intentions

Taking control of situations when necessary

Viewing challenges as opportunities

(excerpts from


School Portraits

School picture orders are in, but obviously won’t be passed out until we are back in school on 11/30.  If you need to pick up your prints before the holiday break, please contact Mr. Elrod and we’ll leave them in the office for you to pick up during school hours.


School Fees

If you have not yet paid the textbook rental and associated fees for this school year, please do your best to pay these as soon as you are able. An invoice was sent a while back if you still have a balance. If you no longer have the invoice, a balance can be found at your Powerschool dashboard. Or, you may email Mrs. Schum at A check may be mailed or brought in the school office. Checks should be made out to: Jasper High School


Athletic Events

Until further notice, attendance at athletic events is limited to parents only.



If you know someone who has graduated and either ordered a yearbook or would like to purchase one, they are now available in the JHS front office.


Young Life

Each Monday morning,  Young Life will be here on Monday morning starting at 7:15 outside selected entrances with free doughnuts for Jesus to help kickstart students’ day.  Please come by, say hello, and grab a doughnut (gloves will be provided for you).


St. John Bosco Youth Ministry is a Catholic youth group that serves the four Jasper parishes. However, ALL are welcome. We have weekly youth nights where we hang out and learn more about our amazing God. In addition to faith discussion, games and snacks are always a must. HS meets every Wednesday from 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm. See below for location details.  

Contacts: Jacqueline Ripberger, director:

                  Anna Hayden, assoc. director:

Community News below:

The Turkey Trot 5k will be held on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday Nov 26 at 8:00am starting at River Centre/FitFuel and ending at Downtown Fitness & Running in Jasper.  Timing will be provided by To The Finish LLC and age group awards presented to overall and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners including a special 15-19 category for high school age group awards.  Register before Nov 13 to guarantee a Brooks long sleeve technical running shirt at



Luke Hochgesang and GRAD GRID: 

Subject: Gold Pages - An opportunity to better connect with hometown shoppers 

First, our GradGrid team hopes you, your family, and your employees are doing well.


Why are we reaching out? There has never been a more important time to support and shop local. An incredible opportunity currently exists because hometown natives - living both inside and outside of Dubois County - want to better connect with and purchase items from companies like yours. However, there is no single marketplace that exists for these hometown natives to easily discover information on local offerings.


What is GradGrid doing to help? As a result, GradGrid is excited to introduce ‘Gold Pages, by GradGrid’ which enables our ever-growing network of hometown natives to more easily find and purchase your holiday offerings. ‘Gold Pages’ will consist of (a) an easy-to-use spreadsheet of all your holiday offerings on our well-trafficked platform and (b) spotlights on GradGrid’s Facebook page for limited-time sales. Our official launch will be before Black Friday, and Gold Pages is 100% free for businesses and shoppers to utilize.


How to sign up? Please fill out this short form (~1-2 mins) for each of your company's holiday offerings or sale.


Link here:


Based on our track record of helping the community - the most recent example being the Dubois County Job Board which saw 5K+ unique visitors and connected multiple companies with excellent candidates - our team feels confident in our ability to help both consumers and businesses this holiday season. Thanks again, and we look forward to working with you.


All the best,

The GradGrid team

All the best,

Luke Hochgesang

Co-founder | GradGrid

Associate | L.E.K. Consulting  812.631.5997  LinkedIn


The City of Jasper is looking to the future with its Multimodal Transportation Plan and we want your input!

The Multimodal Transportation Plan sets the city's transportation vision, goals, policies, and program for motorized and active modes of transportation and Jasper wants those who live and or work in the area to help shape the vision for the future.

The Multimodal Transportation Plan will not only update a long term transportation vision for the City, but will also be the road map the City follows to get there.

Jasper's Multimodal Transportation Plan includes:

• Prioritized list of project recommendations;

• Estimated project costs;

• Potential funding sources;

• And, a timeline for making it happen.

So how can you contribute to the future of Jasper? Complete this survey ( and give your feedback by November 25, 2020.

You can view the recording of the Virtual Open House held on November 10.

Jasper Open House Presentation (PDF link)

Jasper Multimodal Plan-Recommended Road Projects (PDF link)

For questions, comments, or more information please contact Jasper Director of Community Development and Planning Darla Blazey at or 812-482-4255, or Cheryl Sharp at or 314-446-3793.


If you would like others at your business to receive these e-mails, reply

Back with their information.  We are happy to add them to our database.

This newsletter is meant to keep you up-to-date with what is

going on with the Jasper Chamber and your fellow Chamber Members.

If you ever have information you would like your fellow members

to read, just let us know.

We cannot possibly list all of the things going on - so our apologies if we

missed your event.


The Jasper Chamber of Commerce:

~~Works to Create a Strong Local Economy

~~Convenes Leaders & Influencers

~~A Champion for a Thriving & Strong Community

~~Develops Networking Opportunities

~~Represents the Interests of Business with Government






812.482.6866  OR


National Chamber Day was last month and we are

SO PROUD to present this fantastic video.

It is about 28 minutes in length - - but well worth your time to sit back

and watch.

It is more than what we had hoped for - - and is an excellent representation

of the business community and the Jasper Chamber of Commerce.

Thanks to Smithville, Patrick Uebelhor, the participants, and the Gold and

Silver Sponsors!!

Here's the youtube link:  <>


Registration is now open for Indiana SBDC Digital Transformation Courses!

This is highly recommended for any business interested in cybersecurity!!

These courses were created specifically for Indiana SBDC clients and

are meant to help business owners and leaders adapt to the increased need

for digital tools and offerings.

There are three courses available, each with a different target audience,

delivery method, and focus:

1.      Strategy, Risk and Security in Digital Transformation

2.      Applying Digital Tools to Your Business Operations

3.      Cybersecurity for Your Business

You can find course descriptions on the ISBDC website here

<> .

These courses are being offered in partnership with Delta Research and

Purdue cyberTAP and participants will receive a badge from Purdue upon

successful completion.


The SBDC has provided the Jasper Chamber with some


Please stop by and pick one up.


State to Implement Stricter COVID Restrictions

Governor Eric Holcomb says starting this weekend, the state will no longer

be in Stage 5 of the Back On Track Indiana plan. At his weekly COVID-19 press

Conference, Holcomb said he is preparing to sign an Executive Order that will implement

Pandemic requirements to slow the spread of the virus. The state has been at Stage 5

Since September and Holcomb says the new order will be in place for the next


Read More




The Dubois County Health Department wants to remind everyone

that the SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) virus is continuing to spread

community wide. We are in the ORANGE Zone - - this is serious!!

Wear a mask, wash your hands with soap and water for at least

20 seconds or use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Sneeze or cough into a tissue,

or inside of your elbow. Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as

much as possible. Stay home if you are feeling ill.

Please continue to practice physical distancing and stay at least 6 feet from others. Limit social gatherings.

The statewide mask mandate is still in effect.

What should you continue to do?








The ISDH COVID-19 Dashboard:

has all the information and much valuable information.

Please use this site for all your daily updates.

The ISDH Dashboard updates every day at 12:00 noon.


The Krempp Gallery at the Jasper Arts Center is pleased to present

the artwork of oil painter, Betty Beshoar of Frankfort, KY

and potter, Monte Young of Jasper, IN.

Betty Beshoar's landscape paintings are an expression of her emotional

connection to nature.

"I am a self taught artist and am attracted to the visual vocabulary of the

deep woods.

I use painting as a means of becoming awake in the wild", states Beshoar.

Living on the Elkhorn Creek near Peaks Mill Kentucky, she has spent many

hours near water, wondering the woods, and working as a professional aquatic biologist.

This familiarity launches many of her paintings.

Beshoar studied at Artist Attic in Lexington, attended Penland School of

Crafts in Penland, North Carolina, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg,

Tennessee, and Three Pines Studio in Cross Village Michigan.

Monte Young was introduced to making pots at 13 and now, 45 years later,

he is still in love with the process, the product, and most of all the use

of handmade pottery in his day to day life.

Since graduation from college with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in the mid 80's,

Young has relocated his family to 5 states with at least a dozen different homes. Regardless of

their life situation, he had always maintained a pottery studio and continued to make pots.

The exhibit will be in the Krempp Gallery from November 4 - 25, 2020.

The Krempp Gallery, located in the Jasper Arts Center adjacent to the VUJ

Campus, is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm, and

Sunday from noon to 3 pm. School groups, clubs and students are welcome.

Admission is free.

For more information, please call the Arts Center at 812-482-3070.

The Jasper Arts Center is managed by Jasper Community Arts, a department

of the City of Jasper. JCA is supported by the Friends of the Arts, Inc.,

the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.



The Dubois County Museum announces Christmas Festival at the Museum,

called: "Community Connections"

On Nov. 19, the many communities of Dubois County display their personalized

Christmas trees.

Seventeen trees will be decorated by communities from Dubois County.

Also on display will be: the Santa Collection of Kay Smock,

Hummel Collection from Mae and Don Metzger display, a

Special holiday photo background that will enable visitors to take holiday

Photos, A Dickens Miniature Display, over 30 decorated trees and new this year,

Lighted streets.            

This display will continue till January 3 at the museum.

The museum will host FREE ADMISSION at the following times:

Festival Open House November 19, from 5:30-8:00 p.m.,

Saturday, December 12-10-3pm a Christmas Bazaar with ten vendors and Cookies

Sold, Sunday, December 13-1-4pm Swampy carving, Storytime Returns at 1:30 p.m.,

a take home craft, Cookies sold

The final free night will be Thursday, December 17, The Wonder of Wassail

5:30-8:00 p.m

for patrons to experience the holiday traditions and decorations and  toast

the coming of the New Year.

Participating vendors on December 12 will be: Pampered Chef-Beth Underwood,

Tastefully Simple-Marlene Eck,   Mary Kay-Ruth Coller, The Yellow House

Design-Tiffany Bauer, Handmade Greeting Cards-Ann Weyer, Crafts-Linette Creations-Abby and Kelly, Crafts-Angela T's Serendipity Crafts, Jewelry and Such-Amy Beckman,

Usborne Books & More-Gwen Persohn, Tupperware-Donna Merter and

Cookies and Sweet Treats made by the Museum Volunteers.


Wilstem Wildlife Park announces Wilstem Winter Fest Light Show!


The one-and-a-half-mile long drive thru light display will feature 2.5

million lights, live nativity, and a chance to see Santa Claus!

Guests will enter a 200-foot drive thru tunnel, which can be seen from the


You will be welcomed by Santa, Elves, and Mrs. Claus adorned in lights.

You may even get the chance to see the big guy himself!  The beautiful

covered bridge will be adorned with lights followed by trees wrapped in lights and animated horses.

Guests will then pass through the Victorian Holiday scene, multicolored

spheres hanging from the trees, and then through the animal families consisting of buffalo,

grizzly bear, giraffes, and elephants.  Wow, Santa has left the North Pole and went on an

animal safari!

Then you will, venture thru one of the most popular and children friendly

Displays, the Candy Factory.  Two lit elves will be directing guests to continue

towards the big red barn and live nativity.  Guests will see Santa playing sports with

the reindeer, classic reindeer scenes, a poinsettia farm, woodland animals, and complete

your trip through the 100-foot drive thru tunnel!

Winter Fest will be available November 7th through January 2nd

starting at dark to 9 pm.

For specific dates of operation or to purchase tickets visit

Ticket pricing is $30 per car.

To purchase tickets or learn more, visit or call



Kimball Electronics Records Q1 Profit

Jasper-based Kimball Electronics Inc. (Nasdaq: KE) is reporting fiscal first

quarter net income

of $16.8 million, compared to $6.5 million during the same period a year


Chief Executive Officer Donald Charron says sales in the company's medical

division increased 25% from the first quarter of 2020. Read More





Shoe Sensation is collecting socks for members of the Military and local


NOVEMBER 1st-DECEMBER 31st, 2020 - Shoe Sensation, a regional chain of

name brand family shoe stores, is hosting its 5th annual "Socks for Troops"

fundraiser in all of their 203 retail locations. Last year Shoe Sensation

Collected over 30,000 pairs of socks and hopes to continue the success of the

rogram in 2020. This year, each store will be collecting socks for

Active-duty military personnel or local veterans in their communities. Shoe Sensation

will have military approved socks for customers to purchase and donate in-store.

Customers will receive 20% off socks purchased for a donation at

Shoe Sensation and a $10 off $50 coupon vailed on customers' next purchase.

Shoe Sensation locations will also serve as a drop off point for customers

To bring in new socks they have collected on their own*

"2020 has been a tough year for everyone in our communities.

This is no exception for the country's military personnel. A small gesture

can go a long way in providing them with comfort during the holidays.

We appreciate the sacrifices of our armed forces and their families make

in their personal lives to protect our safety and our countries interests.

This is one way we can show our appreciation to the men and women

who serve in our armed forces and to our Veterans that have served

our country," says David Bateman, Community Connections Director

and creator of the Socks for Troops program for Shoe Sensation.

"Socks for Troops" will begin on November 1st and Shoe Sensation

will continue collecting socks until December 31, 2020.

Shoe Sensation in Jasper will be donating its socks to  American Legion.

Please visit your local Shoe Sensation for details on the specific

supported charity or organization. For additional information about

Socks for Troops or to find a Shoe Sensation near you,


*Due to Covid-19 concerns, outside sock donations must be brand new and

donated in its original packaging. Shoe Sensation CANNOT accept used

pairs of socks or socks without its original packaging.

About Shoe Sensation

Shoe Sensation locations will showcase over 10,000 pairs of first-run shoes

as well as a large assortment of

fashion accessories and shoe care products. National brands such as Under

Armour, Nike, Clarks, Skechers,

and many others will be conveniently available for the whole family. The

store will carry a large selection of

men's, women's, children's, and athletic footwear in a better-branded

merchandise mix.

Shoe Sensation will be an easy-to-shop environment where associates will

deliver exceptional customer service.


Process Center available to accept magazines,

books, batteries and plastic bags for recycling

As the pandemic continues and we continue to serve Dubois County residents

the best we can, the Solid Waste District would like to announce that the Process Center can

Accept some items that are temporarily "on hold" from being taken at the 8 county

drop sites.

Our eight county drop sites are open on a contactless and self-serve basis.

This has allowed them to continue regular hours so far through the entire pandemic. However,

there are certain items that residents have been asked to hold on to, due to the contactless

operation of the sites.

Our Process Center location is now able to take those items from any Dubois

County resident during our regular public hours. The Process Center hours are much

more limited than the regular residential sites, but we hope that many residents can take

advantage of this and get those items they have been storing up properly recycled.

Items to be accepted at the Process Center and how to sort those items into

4 categories:

*       Magazines/Catalogs - slick glossy paper

*       Books/booklets/magazines/catalogs- any other type of paper

*       Bag/film plastic- clean/dry plastic grocery bags, retail bags, paper

towel wrap, newspaper bags, plastic air pillows, etc.

*       Non-alkaline batteries- button cell, rechargeable of any kind,

lithium, Nickel-cadmium, lead acid, etc.

Residents are required to wear a face covering while on site, and to stay in

their vehicle until the attendant has greeted them. One resident is served at a time.

Be prepared to hand small amounts to attendant or to be asked to get out and

unload your own items.

The Process Center is located at 1103 S 350 W, Jasper and regular public

Hours are 8 am to 1 pm Monday through Friday, closed all county holidays.

We will have special extended hours on Tuesday, November 24, which will be 8

am until 6 pm.

The SWMD Facebook page will have the most up to date information.

More information about the Process Center services can be found at or calling 812-482-7865


Kimball International Enters Agreement to Acquire Poppin, Inc.

Kimball International recently outlined plans to accelerate its business

into the future with the next phase of the Kimball International strategy, Connect


Today, we're excited to share our intent to acquire a fast-growing,

digitally enabled commercial furniture company: Poppin. Poppin designs fresh and clever

commercial furniture that is made to mix, match and scale in today's modern

office and work-from-home environments. Founded in 2009 and headquartered

in New York City, it has about 100 employees. Poppin has combined its

eCommerce platform with a dedicated salesforce and network of five showrooms

to rapidly become one of the industry's leading disruptors, serving small-

To medium-sized businesses and selling direct to consumers at

Kimball International's deep industry and operational expertise combined

with Poppin's direct and digitally native platform uniquely positions us in

the evolving commercial furnishings marketplace.

Kristie Juster, CEO of Kimball International commented, "The addition of

Poppin to the Kimball International family provides us with a meaningful growth

Engine that aligns with our recently-launched Connect 2.0 Strategy and with our

Longer term vision to create a leading omnichannel commercial furnishings design

powerhouse." The company's focus will be on accelerating both businesses and

on preserving what is already working well. Poppin headquarters will remain

In New York City, where its founders and management team will continue to lead

and grow the business. We are confident this acquisition will propel

Kimball International forward, creating one of the leading omnichannel

commercial furniture companies in the industry, based in Jasper, Indiana.

About Kimball International, Inc. For 70 years, Kimball International has

created design driven furnishings that have helped our customers shape

spaces into places, bringing possibility to life by enabling collaboration,

discovery, wellness and relaxation. We go to market through our family of


Kimball, National, Interwoven, Etc., Kimball Hospitality,

and D'style by Kimball Hospitality. Our values and high integrity are

demonstrated daily by living our Purpose and Guiding Principles that

establish us as an employer of choice. We build success by growing long-term

relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders, and the

communities in which we operate. In fiscal year 2020, the company generated

$728 million in revenue and employed over 2,800 people.



In the new COVID world, The Amazing Max has stepped onto the virtual stage.

Since mid-March, Max has led over 900 virtual magic experiences, using

Zoom/FaceTime to connect with families. Max's patrons live all over the U.S. and all over the

world including Canada, Mexico, Finland, Kuwait, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Australia.

Unable to perform in-person, and with many families having to alter their

plans for the Thanksgiving holiday, Max has partnered with Jasper Community Arts to

perform perhaps his most incredible feat ever: Getting kids truly excited about performing magic

themselves and - in the process - showing them how to believe in themselves. During the month of November, Max will be working with local non-profits to bring some magic into their day.

At the end of the month, Max will bring his virtual, magic experience to the public through two free performances.

Max will bring his magic and jokes, plus teach kids magic tricks using

objects available right in their home. Magic experience not required!

All kids will need is 1 pencil, 2 quarters, 2 nickels, 2 pennies, and a deck

of cards.

The performances, presented by Jasper Community Arts, are free to the public

and will be held via Zoom on Friday, November 27, at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

Recommended for ages 6 & up. For younger kids who would like to participate,

an adult presence is recommended to help them with the tricks.

Space is limited so prior registration is required.

Those interested can reserve their 'seats' at

Participants will receive a zoom link prior to the start of the event.

Video teaser:

About The Amazing Max

When Max Darwin was a baby he was thrust onto the stage by his

street-performer parents.

His solo show, The Amazing Max, has played Off Broadway, toured all over the

World, and received rave reviews from The New York Times, Huffington Post, and PBS


Jasper Community Arts is a department of the City of Jasper.

Additional support is provided by Friends of the Arts, Inc., Dubois County

Tourism, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts

with special thanks to the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana.


Recently there was a zoom seminar on Jasper's proposed multimodal

transportation plan.

If you get a chance, please do the survey at

Once you have done your survey, pass it along to 5 friends to have them

complete it and have them pass it along to 5 friends.

This is important to receive as many completed surveys as possible.





Nancy Eckerle

Executive Director

Jasper Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 307   302 W. 6th St.

Jasper, IN  47547-0307

P - 812-482-6866   F - 812-848-2015

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"Be an encourager.  See the good

in others - - and tell them!"