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CSCSHC Community Newsletter May 4th, 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

As we wind down this 2017-2018 school year, I would like to take some to reflect on all the great projects our students and staff have completed this year. Our students created and organized an incredible number of service projects and community initiatives. I'd like to thank each and every Southern Hancock student and staff member who has given back to New Palestine and Hancock County this school year. Your passion for community service and giving back is amazing!

I would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our teachers . Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week. The hard work and sacrifices that all teachers make for the betterment of children does not go unnoticed. I hope our entire community will join me in letting our Southern Hancock teachers know how much we appreciate them. You truly make a difference for our children!

- Dr. Lisa Lantrip

Summer Enrichment Camps

Registration for all 12 of our Summer Enrichment camps is still open! Our camps offer a multitude of learning opportunities for your incoming K-8 graders this summer. Want to learn more? Click here.

Is your student interested in art, reading and writing, robotics, the outdoors, color guard, band, or physical fitness? We have camps for all those interests. Do you have an incoming Kindergartener? We have a Kindergarten Boot Camp just for them. Is your elementary student interested in foreign language? Try our Spanish is Fun camp!

Email Community Relations Director Wes Anderson at wanderson@newpal.k12.in.us with Summer Enrichment questions.

Robotics at World Championships

Congratulations to our three Sugar Creek Elementary and one Doe Creek Middle School Robotics teams on a job well done at the Vex Robotics World Championships last weekend.

Out of 80 teams from around the world, our DCMS team finished 36th. Our Sugar Creek teams finished 55th, 67th, and 68th. Congratulations on a season to remember!

Google Expeditions AR at Brandwine Elementary.

Google Expeditions AR

Google has selected all three Southern Hancock Elementary Schools as test sites for their new augmented reality software called Expeditions AR.

Brandywine students had the opportunity to take the new tech for a spin on Thursday. Our other two elementary schools will have similar opportunities to test Expeditions AR next week.

Expeditions AR is still in beta-testing. It's expected to be released as a downloadable app soon. This technology will allow your students hands-on and interactive learning opportunities through augmented reality that otherwise may have just been photos in a book or words on a page.

Thanks to Google for selecting Southern Hancock as a test site for this cool new program!

Bulldog Buddies

Are you familar with our Bulldog Buddies program? Brandywine Elementary Essential Skills teacher Mr. Agnew started the program to help with inclusion for students with high-support needs. NPHS Senior Ellie Roudebush shot and produced this video about Bulldog Buddies:

Summer Fitness Program

The school district is happy to offer a community Summer Fitness class at New Palestine High School through our Community Education program.

Class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. The class starts Monday, June 4th and continues until Wednesday, June 27. The class will cost $25.

For more information and to register, visit our Community Education page.

Hancock County Student Art Fair

Thank you for supporting the 32nd Annual Hancock County Art Educators K-12 Student Art Exhibition!

All four county schools put K-12 student art on display at NPHS last week.

Thank you to our students, staff, and parents that helped put this event on. We're #newpalproud of our student artists!

New Palestine Junior High School Update

New Palestine Junior High is approaching completion. Installation of flooring in the building's Innovation Center is currently underway. Technology, including screens and projectors, are also being installed.

Desks are arriving next week for all of NPJH's classrooms.

TOP: The NPJH cafeteria has been completed. BOTTOM LEFT: Flooring installation in the building's Innovation Center. BOTTOM RIGHT: A look at countertops and cabinets inside NPJH classrooms .

Community Relations Director Wes Anderson and DCMS Principal Jim Voelz took a tour on Monday. Watch our tour on the district's Facebook page.

Elementary Update

Mr. Anderson also sat down with our three elementary principals to talk about how fifth and sixth-grade students moving out of their buildings and into New Palestine Intermediate will change our elementary schools for 2018-19.

New Palestine Intermediate Update

Speaking of NPI, click here for an interview with Principal Meo about curriculum planned for your fifth and sixth-graders next year. Mr. Meo has some unique and innovate ideas to challenge your studentsĀ in some new and exciting subjects.

NPHS Physical Night

Does your athlete need a physical for next year? NPHS will offer them on Monday, May 14th from 6p-8p. The cost is $20. The school must have physicals on file dated April 1, 2018 or later for your child to participate in athletics in 2018-19.

Hancock County Meets the Candidates

Thank you to our community for attending the student-organized Hancock County Meets the Candidates Forum last weekend. If you missed it, watch a recap below:

Pre-Kindergarten Enrollment

We are still accepting applications for both our half-day Pre-K and our full-day Pre-K Plus programs. Spots are filling up fast, so please download our packet here and turn it in at NPE soon to guarantee your child's place in the Little Dragons program.

Summer Sports Camps

The NPHS Athletic Department is still accepting applications for this year's Summer Sports Camp schedule. Boys and girls basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, and wrestling all have camps available. For more information, visit the NPHS Athletics site here.

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

Connect with us!

Visit our Facebook page by searching "SouthernHancock". Keep up to date with the latest district news on our blog at southernhancockschools.wordpress.com. Follow us on twitter @SouthernHancock.

Questions?

Have any questions or concerns about our schools? Have an event you'd like covered in our newsletters? Email our Community Relations Director Wes Anderson at wanderson@newpal.k12.in.us.

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