Staff Insight January 27, 2017

Online Registration for 2017-18 School Year Opens February 6th

Greater Clark County Schools will open online registration for the 2017-18 school year on Monday, February 6th. Online registration, through the program InfoSnap, eases the completion and submission of a multitude of forms that are required to register your students with the district. Current students will need a password, also known as a Snapcode, to register online. Parents/guardians will receive a letter next week with their child's snapcode and you can access the snapcode in the Power School Parent Portal/Student Portal by selecting "Account Preferences." The snapcode will be displayed directly under "Account Preferences" once selected. Look for more information in next week's Parent Connect!

GCCS Elementary VEX IQ Challenge

On February 4th, Wilson Elementary will host the a VEX IQ Challenge - 2017 Rookie Scrimmage for GCCS Elementary Robotics Teams from across the district. The event will begin at 11:15 a.m. In the VEX Competitions, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundations, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a rotoc to play against other teams. Classroom STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing) concepts are put to the test on the playing field as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. This scrimmage event will allow teams to meet each other, learn about scoring and see on a smaller scale the opportunities that lie ahead.

Charlestown Middle School presents Alice in Wonderland

Charlestown Middle School will present Alice in Wonderland on January 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. and January 29, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the Charlestown High School Auditorium. Ticket cost is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for students and will be available for purchase at the door.

Duke Energy Brings "Energy Education in Schools" to Spring Hill Elementary

Duke Energy and The National Theatre for Children partnered to bring its Energy Education in Schools program to Spring Hill Elementary School yesterday.

Through this innovative program, students learn about using energy wisely through a backdrop of zany characters and improvisional comedy. The centerpiece of the curriculum is a live theatrical production delivered by professional actors to students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

“The Conservation Caper” leads students through a fun, 25-minute production featuring a cast of colorful characters, all while teaching about resources and energy conservation.

Every student who attended the performance received a workbook of project-based assignments, including take-home work designed to engage parents. Parents of participating students who are Duke Energy customers can also order a free energy efficiency starter kit. For requesting the kit, families and schools are automatically entered into a contest for a chance to win cash prizes.

The National Theatre for Children offers the program to schools with students in grades kindergarden through eighth in Duke Energy Indiana service territory. For more information, visit www.nationaltheatre.com.

For more information about the Energy Education in Schools program, visit www.duke-energy.com/schools.

Become a 3-2-1 Read Program Mentor in GCCS

It is National Mentor Month! You can be a mentor in GCCS through Communities in Schools (CIS) 3-2-1 Read Program. The 3-2-1 Read Program is designed to support, and further develop, first grade students who are at-risk of struggling with literacy for their entire lives. Reading mentors are paired with a first grade student through the CIS of Clark County program at 13 elementary school locations throughout the county, including GCCS elementary schools. These students will be supported for a total of three years. If the mentor returns for a second and third year, the student is matched with the same mentor. Mentors are expected to: 1) Pass a criminal background check, 2) Complete the Reading Mentor training (approximately 1.5 hours), 3) Visit their student once a week, for 30-40 minutes, during the school year, 4) Maintain journal entries to track student progress. To get started, email CIS at jmoorman@cisclark.org or call Julie Moorman, CIS Executive Director, at (812) 280-0028

Parkview's Got Talent

Parkview Middle School will host their annual student talent show "Parkview's Got Talent" on Friday, February 17th! If you're interested in purchasing an advertisement in the event program, click here to download the form and submit by Wednesday, February 1st.

Jeffersonville Police Department Offering Free Child Passenger Seat Safety Inspections

The Jeffersonville Police Department is offering free inspections to ensure car seats are properly installed. A Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician will check installation free of charge, and additionally, parents who meet certain qualifications may be eligible for a free car seat. Schedule your inspection appointment today by contacting the Jeffersonville Police Department at (812) 280-3204.

Snow Make-Up Day

School will be in session on Presidents Day - Monday, February 20th, as a makeup day for the January 5th snow day. Please mark your calendar!

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