Parent Connect March 10, 2017

Make-Up Days

Mark your calendar! Greater Clark County Schools will be in session on Monday, March 20th and Tuesday, March 21st to make-up the school closures that occurred on Monday, January 9th and Wednesday, March 1st.

Fun Fact Friday

Greater Clark County Schools is Bridging Excellence & Opportunities! #BeGreater

Ford Next Generation Learning Update

Ford Motor Company’s Next Generation Learning (NGL) program is a unique and comprehensive community initiative that brings together educators, employers, and community leaders to implement a proven model for transforming secondary schools, which ultimately improves the regional workforce development system.

In September 2016, a diverse group of 65 individuals including educators, business representatives, and post-secondary education leaders, also known as the Steering Committee, began the process of drafting a Master Plan to submit to the Ford Next Generation Learning Network on behalf of Greater Clark County Schools. The Master Plan was completed and submitted in February 2017 and GCCS is excited to announce the plan was approved.

Joining the Ford NGL network is a tremendous opportunity that will enable Greater Clark County Schools to evolve its successful College and Career Readiness efforts by creating sustainable systems of community engagement and secondary school transformation. The goal of the district is to begin the transition to Ford NGL model during the 2017-18 school year, with full transition to the career academy model during the 2018-19 school year. The career academy model that will increase relevancy for students and better prepare all students for post-secondary opportunities by creating direct pathways to regional colleges and businesses. Ford NGL will transform education, it will transform our region's economic development and transform our community.

The Ford NGL Designation of Greater Clark County Schools will be held on Wednesday, March 15th at 9:30am at Charlestown High School. A celebration will be held at Amatrol from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

New Washington Offers Swim Lessons to 2nd Grade Students

Thanks to a grant from the YMCA of Southern Indiana for the second year in a row, New Washington Elementary is able to provide free swim lessons to all second grade students at the New Washington M/H School pool. The goal of the lessons and program is to ensure all elementary students are knowledgeable about water safety. Pictured below is New Washington Elementary Principal Darcie Goodin addressing second grade parents and students regarding swim lessons.

Bridging Week - March 13th-17th

Greater Clark County Schools will host Bridging Week March 13th through March 17th to give current and future parents the opportunity to tour elementary, middle and high schools during the school day! Contact the school you would like to tour to schedule your appointment today. A list of schools and their contact information is located on the district website (click here). #BeGreater in GCCS!

Charlestown High School Presents The Secret Garden

Preschool Application for 2017-18 School Year Now Open

Greater Clark County Schools offers preschool in each elementary building. Morning sessions are from 9:00 to 11:30 and afternoon classes are from 1:00 to 3:30. The preschool program serves children with special needs and children from low income who are eligible for the Early Education Matching Funds Grant (EEMG). There are also a limited number of slots available for other students with priority give to children who narrowly missed the cut-off age for Kindergarten.

In order to be eligible for Greater Clark preschool, your child must be 4 years of age by August 1, 2017. Children who are 5 by that date are eligible for Kindergarten. Children must attend the preschool at their home school, transfers are not granted. The fee for preschool is $150 for the year and parents must provide transportation. If your family qualifies for the EEMG grant, the fee is waived and transportation is provided. Click here to visit the GCCSchools website for more information!

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