CSCSHC Community Newsletter April 6, 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

I hope everyone had the opportunity to rest and relax during Spring Break. We're glad to have our students back as we make our final push toward the end of the school year. Make it a great finish to the semester!

As we turn the calendar over to April, we are a week away from our next round of ISTEP+ testing. After a successful first session of testing last month, I am excited to see the excellent results from our students starting on April 16th.

Even though the weather may not seem like it, we're turning the calendar over to spring sports season. I want to wish all of our spring athletic programs good luck with their 2018 seasons!

- Dr. Lisa Lantrip

Robotics Teams Competing in World Championships

The Doe Creek Middle School Robotics team celebrating after a successful competition at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Congratulations to our Doe Creek and Sugar Creek Elementary Robotics teams. Both were successful in their competitions at Lucas Oil Stadium last month and have advanced to the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!

The contest will be held in Louisville, Kentucky on April 29th.

SCE's Robotics team in competition at Lucas Oil Stadium last month. (Photo: Jennifer Dropsey)

The Sugar Creek team needs your help getting to the competition. SCE's PTO has set up a YouCaring page to help raise money for expenses for the trip, like food, hotels, and transportation. If you'd like to contribute to get our SCE Robotics team to the World Championships, contribute at this link.

New Palestine Junior High School Update

New Palestine Junior High is approaching completion. Most of the construction work is finished. Work is now focused on some of the finishing touches, including painting lockers and laying tile on the floors.

Community Relations Director Wes Anderson and DCMS Principal Jim Voelz took another building tour on Monday on the district's Facebook page. Watch here.

Hancock County Meets the Candidates

We're happy to announce a public forum and meet and great with a number of candidates on the ballot in our area this year. "Hancock County Meets the Candidates "has been coordinated and organized entirely by New Palestine High School students Alexzander Mohr and Ethan Fairbanks.

Through Alex and Ethan's hard work, a number of candidates from local and state races have agreed to be in attendance at NPHS on Sunday, April 29th. There will also be opportunities to register to vote in the November election. (The registration date for the May primary is this Monday, April 9th.)

Alex and Ethan have created a Facebook event for Hancock County Meets the Candidates. Get more about the forum here. We're #newpalproud of Alex and Ethan for putting together an incredible opportunity for our community to learn more about the candidates on the ballot!

Kindergarten Roundup

We want to thank the parents and future students in the Class of 2031 for a wonderful night last night at Kindergarten Roundup. It was so great to meet our future Dragons, Bulldogs, and Coyotes!

If you couldn't make it to Roundup, it's not too late to register for Kindergarten. Call the elementary school that your child will be attending next year to get signed up. Call New Palestine Elementary at 861-5287, Brandywine Elementary at 462-7396, and Sugar Creek Elementary at 861-6747.

NPHS Winter Percussion Ensemble

Good luck to the NPHS Winter Percussion Ensemble tomorrow in Terre Haute!

NPHS Winter Percussion Ensemble (Photo: Band Director Shawn Humphries)

They'll be competing in the Indiana Percussion Association State Finals at the Hulman Center on Saturday. Their performance is scheduled for approximately 3 p.m. Click here for more info on tomorrow' s competition.

Sixth Grade High Ability letters sent home

Over Spring Break, letters were sent home to parents of the 6th-grade students who have been identified as High Ability for 7th-grade. The High Ability identification process continues for students in grades K, 2, 4, and 5 through the month of May. Letters will be sent home to those parents around the end of May.

For information about high ability programing and the the identification process, refer to the corporation's High Ability webpage here. Questions can be directed to High Ability Coordinator Brian Dinwiddie via email at bdinwiddie@newpal.k12.in.us or by phone at 861-4463 ext. 1014.

Incoming Freshman Parent Night

We appreciate all of our 8th-grade parents attending last night's Incoming Freshman Parent Night at NPHS.

If you missed last night's meeting, here is a copy of the presentation given by the NPHS Guidance Department on high school curriculum. The Guidance Department will have office hours on Tuesday, April 10th from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. for any additional questions that 8th-grade parents may have about scheduling for next year.

Pre-Kindergarten Enrollment

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

Registration for all 12 of our Summer Enrichment camps is still open. Our camps offer a multitude of learning opportunities across a wide variety of subjects for your incoming K-8 graders this summer. Want to learn more? Click here.

Summer Sports Camps

The NPHS Athletic Department is happy to announce this year's Summer Sports Camp schedule. Boys and girls basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, and wrestling all have camps available. For more information, visit the NPHS Athletics site here.

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.

A rendering of what the new Shepler Field at Kelso Stadium might look like

Connect with us!

Visit our Facebook page by searching "SouthernHancock." Keep up to date with the latest district news on our blog at southernhancockschools.wordpress.com. Follow us on twitter @SouthernHancock.


Have any questions or concerns about our schools? Email our Community Relations Director Wes Anderson at wanderson@newpal.k12.in.us.

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