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
With school safety on all of our minds following last week's tragic school shooting in Florida, I want to take a moment to say thank you to our incredible teachers, staff, and administrators for their hard work in ensuring the safety of our students. Their commitment helps keep your children safe while they are in our schools each day. I also want to thank all of our parents for instilling and reinforcing a sense of responsibility in your children. We are so appreciative that our students are not hesitant to report things they see or hear in our schools, which provides an extra level of security. Finally, thank you to our local, county, and state law enforcement officials. We are grateful for their partnership in the creation of our safety protocols and their participation in the day-to-day operations of keeping our buildings safe and secure.
ISTEP testing begins next week for our students. Make sure to get plenty of rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and show up ready to succeed! Good luck to all of those taking the test next week. We know you'll make us New Pal Proud!
Finally, I'd like to extend my personal congratulations to the teachers, staff, and students of New Palestine High School for being named a Four Star School by the Indiana Department of Education once again. This is a very prestigious honor that requires an incredible amount of hard work and dedication. Thanks for all that you have done to earn this incredible award yet again!
- Dr. Lisa Lantrip
Days for Girls
We'd like to recognize two of our NPHS teachers and some of their students who have taken on a great project to help those less fortunate.
NPHS teachers Caroline Clayton and Tina Boehm were inspired by this article written by Anne Smith last month in the Greenfield Daily Reporter. A Greenfield church started the Days for Girls initiative to sew sanitary napkins for women in developing countries. Women in some parts of the world do not have access to hygiene products. Because of this, many young girls miss school each month, fall behind, and eventually quit school.
Clayton and Boehm took a group of NPHS students to learn about and participate in the program on Monday. They hope to bring a part of the production process to NPHS soon. The kits they helped create Monday will be delivered to Haiti in three weeks. Great job everyone!
New Palestine Junior High School Update
Work continues on New Palestine Junior High. Principal Jim Voelz and Community Relations Director Wes Anderson took a tour of the building on the district's Facebook page last week. Check out the progress here. Since our tour, additional progress has been made:
Nearly 200 mathletes from several school districts competed in the Math Bowl last night at Sugar Creek Elementary. 4th, 5th, and 6th-graders from all three of our elementary schools competed. Typically, students across the state compete at several locations across the state simultaneously. Unfortunately, due to some school cancellations in the northern portion of Indiana, not all schools participated. They'll be competing either tonight or tomorrow. Because of this, we can't share our students' results just yet, but we're still #newpalproud of an awesome job last night! Go Dragons, Bulldogs, and Coyotes!
We want to thank our parents and community for a great turnout at our Little Dragons Pre-Kindergarten Roundup last week. 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 Enrichment Camps
Summer Enrichment is officially here! We have 12 different learning opportunities across a wide variety of subjects for your incoming K-8 graders this summer. Want to learn more? Click here.
Sugar Creek Father/Daughter Dance
We want say thank you to all of our Sugar Creek parents and the SCE PTO for an incredible night last weekend at the Father/Daughter Dance. Our families had an incredible time and they looked great doing it!
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.
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.