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MIS News August 13th, 2021

**Always be sure to scroll to the bottom of our newsletter for OPPORTUNITIES AROUND MIS, GC, AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. This is where you will find opportunities that are being offered in the community such as cheerleading, basketball, dance and many other activities for your child to become involved throughout the year.

MIS STUDENT RECOGNITION

Exceeding Expectations: The following students received five or more positive marks on their Character Card last week. We appreciate them for being respectful, responsible, having a positive attitude and for leading by example.

Cora L., Hailey R., McKenzie S., Ryan Y., Callaway W., Emille B., Taylor T., Jaidyn V., Morgan G., Karissa P., Hayden J., Jaxon L., Colin F., Diego A., Stephen W., Lacey G., Brooklyn W., Aries F., Ciana R., Mackenzie G., Olivia S., Ethan A., Olivia B., Bailey S., Will F., Lucas G., Savanna B., Emma M., Olivia R., Elijah W., Dilynn T., Braelon T., Hunter R., Kaydin C., Aaron D., Emma M., & Aaiden T.

#thankfulthursday

A few summers ago, we had a large group of staff members meet on several occasions to discuss our old "Behavior Card." The goal was to find a way to make this a more positive communication tool for our parents and students. Each Friday, you will have the opportunity to review and sign your child's "Character Card." This card was created as a scaled feedback tool to provide you with, not only the traditional information you have always received, but also a glimpse into the positive choices and leadership that your child is displaying throughout his/her day.

Knowing this, the office staff is requesting your help. We would like to share with our staff regular, positive feedback from a variety of sources. Please take a few moments and use the link below to provide some encouragement to those folks that are making a major difference in your child's future. These comments can be anonymous, or you can provide your name. The office staff will use the provided comments every Thursday for our #thankfulThursday movement. The attached form can be completed, as little or often as you like, throughout the entire school year. We appreciate your support in growing the culture of gratitude that already exists at MIS!!

mis spiritwear

Please know that this is a completely optional opportunity. However, if you would like to purchase MIS gear for your child or yourself, please click here. The sale will end on Sunday, August 29 @ 11:59 PM. In addition, printing will not be started until after the store closes and all orders will be shipped to the school.

HCPL Summer reading program

Over the summer, fifty students from Maxwell Intermediate School participated in the Hancock County Public Library’s summer reading club. Eighteen completed the program by reading five or more hours in June and July. Congratulations to the following students for completing the reading program:

Ben B., Victoria B., Grayson C., Keegan C., Kade C., Cassidy C., Alex F., Kaitlynn F., Hannah H., Astrid J., Parker L., Raven M., Brandon M., Annabel M., Collette O., Hailey R., Brigid S., & Emily W.

Required school immunizations

The Hancock County Health Department will be onsite on August 20th for a vaccination clinic. They will start at Greenfield Intermediate School at 8:00am and then come to Maxwell when completed at GIS.

Bowen Center Services

Greenfield Central has partnered with the Bowen Center to establish a Student Assistance Program (SAP). This program is a benefit to ALL students and provides three PREPAID (free to students) telephonic counseling sessions. This is private and confidential. No one is informed of your decision to access this program. To schedule an appointment, you may call 1-800-342-5653 or go to www.bowencenter.org and click on “Schedule an Appointment”. There is no co-pay or pre-authorization required for these three prepaid visits.

24 Hour crisis hotline: 1-800-342-5653

students who attended summer volleyball camp

The volleyball team at Greenfield-Central High School invites anyone who attended volleyball camp this summer to attend their home opener on Monday, August 16th. Campers who wear their camp shirt will be allowed free admission and will be recognized between the JV and Varsity games. JV will start at 6:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Neighborhoods Against Substance Abuse (NASA) News

NASA is excited to announce that they have extended their agreement with both Legacy Cinema and Strike Force Lanes to continue hosting Hancock County Student Days through August of 2022. This means that on the selected dates each month any of our students can receive a free movie or 2 games of bowling and shoes when they present their Hancock County School ID. The dates are released on a quarterly basis and will be shared as they are received. There are two opportunities left this month:

  • Legacy Cinema – Sunday, August 15th
  • Strike Force Lanes – Friday, August 20th.

school pictures

Picture Day will be held on August 18th. Each student will have his/her picture taken on this day to be included in the yearbook whether you plan to purchase a picture package or not. A picture packet was sent home last week. However, if it has been misplaced or you would prefer to order online, click below and use the ID code: EVTCDRBRR

2021-2022 PTO Fundraiser

The PTO Fundraiser will be kicked off on Monday in your child's homeroom class. Please be on the lookout for information to come home Monday after school.

You can register your student on MYBOOSTER.COM ! Feel free to go ahead and register your students prior to Monday. Be sure to check out all of our sharing functions on MYBOOSTER.COM to let others know how they can help support our school.

We are excited to announce that Mrs. Proper's class is out to an early lead in donations.

Please Note: There is NO obligation to give! Simply sharing with friends and family can help our school. Sharing is supporting, and all students can participate in the Fun Run, regardless of financial participation.

  • Fundraiser Kick Off - August 16th
  • Event Day - August 26th

Maxwell Pick-up/Drop-off

- Doors open at 7:35am for Drop-off

- Pick up - 2:10pm Dismissal

Again this year, you will enter the drive west of the football field off of 500 North (BLUE LINE on picture below). The drop-off point will be located at the northeast doors (Gym). You will loop around and exit onto 500 North. If it is a possibility, we would encourage as many of you to head west on 500 North to eliminate some of the congestion on State Road 9.

Our south parking (ORANGE/RED) lot is for busses only between 7:20-7:55am and 1:35-2:25pm as busses stage there. At any other time of the day, this is used for parent parking. The east lot (aqua) can be used if you need to enter the building during drop-off or pick-up times.

The drive on the far north of our property is for bus traffic only. There should be no parent traffic on this drive at any time.

To best ensure your child makes it to the classroom on time, and safely, please remember the following rules in car line:

School dismissal manager

For your convenience, Maxwell Intermediate School will continue to utilize the an on-line dismissal management system called School Dismissal Manager (SDM). It is dependable, easy-to-use, and can be updated by parents and guardians from the convenience of your smartphones, tablets, and PCs.

Through the on-line dismissal management system, you can:

• Report student absences and late arrivals

• Schedule early departures from school

• Schedule after-school activities such as scouting, clubs, and enrichment classes, etc.

• Make transportation changes as late as 1:15 PM on the current day … and so much more!

Please contact the front office at 317-326-3121 if you have any questions or problems setting up your child’s default dismissal or making daily changes.

UPCOMING DATES

August 18th: School Pictures

August 26th: MIS PTO Fun Run Event

September 6th:  Labor Day - No School

October 4th-15th:  Fall Break

Credits:

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