Welcome to the CSCSHC Community Newsletter. This bimonthly publication is intended to keep you up-to-date with all that is happening in and around the school district. We want to share all the great things our staff and students are doing in our classrooms and community. We look forward to sharing our stories of student success, achievement, participation in arts and athletics, and a commitment to philanthropy. We are "New Pal Proud" of our students for achieving their personal best in pursuit of excellence!
Message from the Superintendent
Our hearts are heavy today with news of another school shooting. Our thoughts are with the students and staff in Sante Fe, Texas. As is always the case after an incident like this, we will continue to work closely with local, county, and state law enforcement agencies to review our safety plans and protocols. With this being the end of National Police Week, I would also like to extend gratitude to our School Resource Officers from the New Palestine Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff's Office. We appreciate your efforts to keep our students and staff safe.
I am also thankful for our parents and students for making this a memorable and wonderful 2017-2018 school year. Thank you to all members of our teachers and staff for making this a great school year. Good luck with your finals next week and good luck to the Class of 2018. Go out into the world and make a difference!
- Dr. Lisa Lantrip
School start times for 2018-19
The Southern Hancock Board of Education approved start times for 2018-2019 at its regular May meeting on Monday night.
For a full list of times for each building, please read our board recap at this link.
To explain the methodology behind how the bell schedules were set, please see this video with Community Relations Director Wes Anderson, Transportation Director Bob Martin, and Superintendent Dr. Lisa Lantrip:
District Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Brandywine Elementary's Kristie Satterfield on being named Southern Hancock Teacher of the Year!
The award was announced at the district's annual End of the Year Celebration Thursday night. Congratulations also go out to all of our building Teachers of the Year:
We'd also like to say congratulations and good luck to all of our retirees across the district. Thank you for your service to Southern Hancock Schools and the New Palestine community!
We'd also like to say thank you and good luck to Heidi Wrigley and Pat Shields from New Palestine Elementary, who are also retiring at the end of this school year, but could not attend last night's celebration.
Summer Enrichment Camps
There are only a few days left to register for our Summer Enrichment camps! Registration will close on Wednesday, May 23rd. Our camps offer a multitude of learning opportunities for your incoming K-8 graders this summer. Click here to see our list of offerings and to register for one or more of our camps.
Email Community Relations Director Wes Anderson at email@example.com with Summer Enrichment questions.
Veterans Memorial Dedication
The New Palestine Band and Crimson Heat choir both had the opportunity to perform at the New Palestine Veterans Memorial Dedication on Saturday.
As you can see in the photo above, NPE raised nearly $10,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. All schools that raise more than $5,000 are named Champions for Change Schools.
Mrs. Purciful's class raised the most money. They earned an party catered by Olive Garden. Mrs. Shepler's class and Mrs. Gore's class were the next highest fundraisers. Both classes won pizza parties for their hard work.
The school also raised enough money to become a Riley Hospital Red Wagon School for 2018-19. Schools can qualify as Red Wagon Schools if they fundraise $1 for every student in their building.
Congrats NPE on a job well done for a worthy cause!
Furniture is slowly being moved in at New Palestine Junior High. Student and teacher desks have arrived. Cafeteria tables are also installed.
Crews delivered the furniture for our fun and engaging Innovation Center on Friday. Check out the cool stuff your kids will have to enjoy next year:
Kelso Stadium Fundraiser
Construction on the new turf field at New Palestine High School began today. Crews removed the uprights and will soon begin excavation work.
We are still accepting applications for commemorative bricks for the new Kelso Stadium and Shepler Field!
Please note that if you would like your engraved brick in place by the season-opening football game against Kokomo, your order must be submitted by JULY 15th.
Each brick will be custom-engraved with a message of your choice and displayed inside the stadium. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to assist with renovations inside the stadium, including a new turf field. Click here for more information or to download a form to reserve your own brick.