Parent Connect August 12, 2016

JHS Theatre Attends Festival Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. Greater Clark County Schools is thrilled that the Jeffersonville High School Theatre Department received an invitation to perform at the 2016 festival. This is a huge honor for the theatre program and one given to very few high school programs in the country. Jeffersonville High School received the nomination based on the quality of shows produced within the past five years. In addition to theatrical excellence, nominations are also based on special recognitions and awards, technical ability, recommendations and community involvement. This is the second time the Jeffersonville High School Theatre Department will attend the prestigious festival. The department traveled to Edinburgh in 2003, where they performed the musical comedy Forever Plaid.

Check out the JHS Theatre performance at the staff Opening Day Celebration of "No One is Alone" from Into the Woods

Riverside & Utica Named Honor Councils

Congratulations to Riverside Elementary and Utica Elementary student councils for recently being named Honor Councils by the Indiana Association of Student Councils. The Honor Council Program recognizes outstanding student councils that meet all of the prescribed requirements, such as community service and coordinating student activities. This award distinguishes outstanding student councils by guiding student leaders and their advisers through a process using standard-based criteria and demonstration-based outcomes. Both student councils are applauded for their hard work, leadership in their respective school, and commitment to their school community.

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Northaven Elementary Recognized as Promising Practice School

The Board of School Trustees recognized Northaven Elementary at their August 9th for being acknowledged by the Indiana Department of Education as a school of Promising Practice for the effective implementation of the school’s Annual World Fest. Northaven Elementary’s Promising Practice is one of 200 education or wrap-around service programs to be recognized by the Department in honor of Indiana’s bicentennial celebration. Identified programs, like Northaven Elementary’s, are student-centered and focus on positively impacting students through innovative programming and activities that provide a high-quality learning environment and experience. The Annual World Fest is an event that exposes students and teachers to culture from around the world, including those they encounter daily at school through the student population. Northaven’s Promising Practice has been shared with educators across the state as an example for all Hoosier schools. Congratulations to these staff members for their role in making the World Fest a success: Dr. Kim Hartlage, Kelli Dehr, Laura Morris, Tonja Brading, Beth Valentine, Tracy Tabor, Diego Flores, and Megan Conklin.

Parkview M.S. Assistant Principal PRIDE Award Recipient of the Month

Congratulations to Parkview Middle School Assistant Principal Melissa Bower for receiving this month's PRIDE award. She is a true leader that exemplifies all aspects of our PRIDE (Persistence, Respectfulness, Initiative, Dependability, Efficiency) initiative! Mrs. Bower was nominated by Parkview Middle School Principal Jeremy Stewart.

Youth Conference on Global Citizenship

On August 11th, approximately 130 GCCS Advanced Placement seniors attended the Youth Conference on Global Citizenship at Indiana University Southeast. The event focused on globalization and international business, as well as human rights and included speakers from Cummins Engines, UPS, Zoeller International, Clariant Chemical and entrepreneur Bill Heinz who founded the non-profit Amazing Global Marketplace. The event was coordinated by New Washington Middle/High School teacher Dr. Tim McDonald and sponsors included UPS, the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce, New Washington State Bank, and Clark County (IN) Sheriff Jamey Noel.

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