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CSCSHC Community Newsletter October 19, 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

It's been a great first week back from fall break!

I would like to take a moment to recognize our incredible community members who contribute their time to our schools. Our volunteers, mentors, PTO members, and booster club members do so much for our students on a daily basis. We appreciate your hard work! Thank you for putting our young people first.

We have information in this newsletter about the expansion of our H.O.S.T.S reading tutoring volunteer program to Sugar Creek Elementary. In addition to that, we have a number of ways you can help out in our school district. Please visit the Get Involved page on our website for ways to volunteer in our district or call your school's front office. Thank you all for building a sense of community we can be #newpalproud of.

- Dr. Lisa Lantrip

Indiana State Police Presentation on Social Media Dangers

Thank you to those of you who attended Wednesday's night presentation from the Indiana State Police's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force on social media dangers, cyberbullying, and online exploitation.

If you couldn't make it to Wednesday's event, we have compiled a number of resources from the presenation at this link.

In conjunction with the parent presentation, NPJH students also received education on social media safety and how to stop cyberbullying.

Student safety and well-being is our top priority. We offer these types of educational programming and resources to help our parents and students understand the importance of good digital citizenship.

Meet the Candidates Forum

Our student-led Democracy Initiative--Voter Engagement (DIVE) group is proud to sponsor this year's Meet the Candidates Forum at New Palestine High School on Sunday.

Twenty candidates on next month's ballot will in attendance to talk about their campaigns and platforms. The forum will run from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the NPHS auditorium. Following the forum, there will be a meet-and-greet in the NPHS cafeteria from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. with refreshments provided by the Brandywine Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

New Palestine Football Apparel Sale

The Advanced Business Management class at New Palestine High School features a number of service learning opportunities. Some of Mr. Large's students have organized this New Palestine Football apparel sale with proceeds to benefit Riley Hospital for Children.

If you're looking for some great NP football gear before the first sectional game next week, make sure to get your order in by Sunday. Visit the web address in the photo above to order. Your purchase will be available for pickup on 10/26. Get some great looking Dragons gear for a good cause!

FAFSA Help at NPHS

Is your family working on the FAFSA? We have help if you need it! Representatives from INvestED will be at NPHS on Monday, October 22nd, to help families complete their application and answer any questions you might have. Check your inboxes for additional information on what you will need in order to complete the FAFSA.

If you have other FAFSA questions, contact your child's NPHS counselor.

Rave Panic Button

We shared information regarding the newest safety technology available in all Hancock County school districts in our last newsletter.

We are proud to also share information about the RAVE Panic Button with all of central Indiana. Below you'll find some of the media coverage from last week about this great new tool for all teachers, staff, and first responders in Hancock County:

The safety of our students is our number one priority. We are grateful that the Hancock County 911 Center and all four school districts are working hand-in-hand to keep our Hancock County students safe.

H.O.S.T.S. program now underway at SCE

Our Helping One Student To Succeed reading tutoring program launched at Sugar Creek Elementary earlier this week.

We're looking for volunteers to help make us make a difference in a child's life! Interested? Check out this flier for contact info to get involved at SCE or NPE:

Body Safety Parent Night

CSCSHC has partnered with Chaucie's Place to provide body safety programming for all students K-12. In conjunction this instruction, two parent meetings will be held so you can learn more about the program's content and learn more about how to talk to your children about body safety.

Both parent meetings will be held Tuesday, October 23rd. The grade K-6 parent meeting is from 6 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. The grade 7-12 parent meeting will be held from 7 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. See the fliers below for more information:

Substitute Teachers Needed

Are you interested in becoming a sub in our district? We're hiring! Check out this flier for more information or visit our Employment page.

Want to see more cool stuff from our classrooms?

Our teachers are tweeting tons of photos of fun, engaging lessons happening in our classrooms each and every day! If you want to see more about how our teachers provide instruction in our classrooms each day, be sure to follow us on twitter @SouthernHancock.

Connect with us!

Visit our Facebook page by searching "Southern Hancock". 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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