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CSCSHC Community Newsletter februARY 9, 2018

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

Today is the midway point of the grading period. Congratulations on a successful and safe first half! As we prepare for ISTEP testing at the end of this month, we hope our students continue to make academic and scholastic gains each and every day!

Also, I want to wish all of our athletic and extra-curricular programs competing this weekend good luck! Four Dragon wrestlers compete in semi-state at New Castle on Saturday. Girls Basketball will play Pike in the regional at Decatur Central Saturday morning. Boys Basketball plays at home tonight against Shelbyville and Monday against Connersville. Good luck and Go Dragons! Congratulations are also in order for our middle school basketball teams. Both the 7th grade boys and girls teams ended their season undefeated and conference champs! Great job Bucks!

- Dr. Lisa Lantrip

Roundup for our Little Dragons Pre-Kindergarten is Tuesday night at NPE! Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a parent information night for you and your child. If your child is 4-years-old on or before August 1, 2018, they are eligible to be enrolled in Pre-K. Full-day options are also available. Click here for more information, including all the forms and information you'll need to bring with you. Please help us spread the word about Roundup to your family and friends! The district will make staffing decisions based on how many students come to Roundup. We can't wait to meet our Little Dragons Class of 2032!

Kindergarten Roundup

For students that will be 5-years-old on or before August 1, 2018, we'll be hosting our Kindergarten Roundup night on Thursday, April 5th from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Please bring your child's birth certificate and immunization records when you come. Feel free to bring your child with you so they can see their future classroom! For more info on Kindergarten Roundup, click here. If you aren't certain which of the district's three elementary schools your child will attend, please see this map of our district.

H.O.S.T.S Volunteers Needed!

The Helping One Student To Succeed program at New Palestine Elementary is seeking additional volunteers to help expand the popular program to include more students.

H.O.S.T.S. volunteers spend about an hour with two separate NPE students one day each week during the school year as a reading tutor. Research shows that one-on-one tutoring can benefit students significantly, particularly in reading! Varying time commitments are available. Our full-time volunteers work one hour once each week. Positions for substitutes that would be available as needed are also open. H.O.S.T.S. meets between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Monday-Thursday each week. If you'd like to volunteer, contact our H.O.S.T.S. coordinator Kendra Olin at kolin@newpal.k12.in.us.

Doe Creek Middle School Prom Dress Sale

DCMS will be hosting its annual Prom and Formal Dress Sale tomorrow! This year's sale will sale is at DCMS from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be a wide selection of new and gently used prom or formal dresses priced at $10-$25. Wedding dresses are also available priced at $25-$100. A number of vendors will be at the sale, along with a silent auction and an indoor garage sale. Vintage DCMS apparel and athletic sports wear will be sold, too! Don't miss it!

New Palestine Junior High School Update

Work continues on New Palestine Junior High! See the photos & text below for the lastest on the construction projects taking place:

TOP LEFT: Painters are finishing up today in NPJH's new media center. Soon, flooring and furniture will be added. We're excited to share some fun, new ideas for the media center's "Innovation Area" in the weeks to come! TOP RIGHT: An example of how a finished classroom at NPJH will look. Desks are expected to arrive soon and we hope to have a photo of a fully-furnished room to share in the next few weeks! BOTTOM LEFT: Masonry work in the school's new main entrance is underway. In this photo, the building's office used to be to the right of the wall that's under construction. Once the new wall is constructed, work will begin inside the new office. BOTTOM RIGHT: Paint on the beams in the gym ceiling and basket supports has been completed! Our Dragons will be shooting jumpshots in no time!

We've heard from lots of our elementary parents with questions about the New Palestine Intermediate School, which will house our 5th and 6th grade students in the building that is currently Doe Creek Middle School. Stay tuned for more details about plans for the transition and when you can come check out the building!

Presidents Day schedule

Here is a friendly reminder that we will not have school on Presidents Day, February 19th. Enjoy a three-day weekend next week!

NPE Carnival Night

Bring the family and enjoy fun, games, and food for the NPE Carnival on February 23rd from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Join us for fun, games, and lots of delicious food! New this year, we'll have four Silly Safari shows throughout the night. Plus, we'll have face painting for the kids, too!

DCMS & NPHS Cafeteria Survey

We're asking for feedback from all of our Doe Creek Middle School and New Palestine High School students about how we can improve their cafeteria experience. Please have your student take our survey at the following address: studentvp.com/newpal.

Summer Enrichment Camps

Be on the lookout for information about our 2018 Summer Enrichment Programs! We have nearly a dozen engaging and hands-on learning opportunities for students in a variety of subjects. We will be sharing all of our programs in the days to come! We're excited to offer some unique and fun ways for your children to learn!

NPHS Work-Based Learning Program

New Palestine High School's Work-Based Learning program is looking for business partners or mentors willing to hire NPHS students (10 hours per week minimum) for the 2018-19 school year and give them real-life work experiences! Come meet prospective students/employees at our NPHS Work-Based Learning Career Fair on February 14th from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Email Mr. Large at the High School for more information at jlarge@newpal.k12.in.us!

Kelso Stadium Fundraiser

We are still accepting applications for commemorative bricks for the new Kelso Stadium and Shepler Field! 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.

A rendering of what the new Shepler Field at Kelso Stadium might look like

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