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CSCSHC Community Newsletter October 5, 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

Thank you to all of the parents who came to our Parent Teacher Conferences earlier this week. Your involvement is critical to your student's education. We appreciate your support and constructive feedback about the instruction and curriculum in our schools. Your passion for our schools and our community shows!

I hope all of you have a safe and restful Fall Break. Thank you for a great first grading period. Enjoy your week off and we'll see everyone back in school on October 15th. Go Dragons!

- Dr. Lisa Lantrip

Rave Panic Button

Through a partnership with the Hancock County 911 Center, CSCSHC staff now have the Rave Panic Button on their phones, which allows them to immediately notify first responders and administrators of an emergency situation in one of our school buildings.

Student safety is our #1 priority. This new tool helps police, fire, and EMS respond to our buildings quickly if they are needed.

Showing of Screenagers

Is your teenager getting too much screen time? Are you looking for ways to find balance for your kids in the digital world?

We encourage you to check out SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about children who struggle with social media, video games, and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.

If you would like to see SCREENAGERS, it will be shown on October 18th at 7:00 p.m. at Eastern Hancock High School. Please RSVP at this link if you plan to attend the screening.

NPHS Construction Class

Mr. Post at NPHS teaches our Construction, Manufacturing, and Engineering classes at NPHS. He also coaches the NPHS Robotics team. When he discovered a need for new flooring in the robotics room, he was able to come up with a creative solution.

The Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters offered to come to NPHS to teach our students how to do the project themselves. With the help of journeyman and apprentice carpenters, students in Construction got hands-on experience in a construction career.

Students worked closely with the carpenters for two days to install the new floor. Additionally, thanks to help from our maintenance staff, the new tile already on hand in our district. This saved a significant amount of money on the project.

Students also received information about entering the apprenticeship immediately following high school. Projects like these help us prepare our students to be college or career-ready when they leave NPHS. If your student is interested in learning more about the carpenters union four-year apprenticeship program, contact Jeff Gielerak at jgielerak@ikorcc.com

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:

Lift Academy at NPJH

The Leadership in Flight Training (LIFT) Academy is a program that exposes students to life as an airline pilot. LIFT Academy is run by Republic Airways.

LIFT Academy visited NPJH last week with their Augmented Reality Flight Simulator and a presentation from a local Republic pilot.

Through the LIFT Academy program, a high school graduate can become an airline pilot in around two years. The academy was created due to a serious shortage in airline pilots nationwide. If your student might be interested in a career in aviation, visit flywithlift.com.

Ethnic Studies Class

Ethnic Studies is a new course offered at NPHS this year. This course, made up of sophomores through seniors, teaches students about cultural and ethnic groups across America and how these groups have developed, interacted, and expanded throughout history. In this class, students are challenged to use empathy and insight to break down barriers and build connections with others.

During this project, students wrote childrens' books that could teach younger students about discrimination, stereotyping, and bullying. These books were presented by the authors to students at NPE last week.

NPHS Ethnic Studies students reading books they authored to students at NPE.

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.

NPI Coloring Our Community Service Project

Our NPI students are still accepting donations of crayons and coloring books for the Coloring Our Community service project. You can take your donations to NPI until October 15. These donations will be used to benefit the children at Hancock Hope House.

Immunizations

If you’ve received a letter from our district stating your student still needs updated vaccinations, they must be completed and updated records returned to your child’s school upon return from fall break. Students will be unable to attend school starting October 15th unless immunizations are completed. If your child is still needs immunizations, contact your medical care provider or the Hancock County Health Department at (317) 477-1125. Medical exemption and religious objection criteria is listed below:

  • Medical Exemption: A medical exemption is a physician’s certification that a particular immunization is detrimental to the child’s health. It must state in writing that the child has a medical contraindication to receiving a vaccine and must be resubmitted to the school each year. As true medical contraindications to immunization are vaccine-specific, medical exemptions must be written for each vaccine that is contraindicated.
  • Religious Objection: A religious objection must state that the objection to the immunization is based on religious grounds. Each objected immunization must be specified. The objection must be in writing, signed by the child’s parent, and delivered to school. There is no requirement of proof. The written religious objection must be resubmitted to the school each year.

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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