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CSCSHC Community Newsletter August 10, 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

Welcome to another wonderful school year at Southern Hancock! Thank you to our teachers, staff members, and administrators for all of their hard work over the summer to prepare our district for this school year. We are glad to have students back in our classrooms for another wonderful year!

Thank you to all of our parents for their understanding and participation in our new pick up and drop off procedures for 2018-19. We've had a great start in implementing these new procedures. Your cooperation helps us get you back on your way quickly and helps our buses move freely, which keeps our ride times down. Thanks for a great start to our school year.

Finally, good luck to all of our fall extra and co-curricular activities kicking off a new season! Go Dragons!

Shepler Field Renovations

Drone photo of the recently finished Shepler Field renovations.

Shepler Field is finally ready! Please join us tonight for the NPHS football's team scrimmage against Scecina at 7:30 p.m. The Dragons will also be home the next two Fridays against Kokomo and Center Grove. We hope you can come check out our incredible new facility. Thank you to everyone who worked so tirelessly to make this project a reality!

TRAFFIC NOTE: For anyone attending tonight's scrimmage, please use the entrance off Gem Rd (500W). Please do not use the US 52 NPHS entrance.

Back to School Nights

Thank you to the parents that have already attended some of our Back to School Nights this week. Here are the remaining Back to School Night dates:

Brandywine Elementary Back to School Nights: Kindergarten - August 16 at 7:00 p.m., First Grade - August 16 at 6:00 p.m., Second Grade - August 15 at 6:00 p.m., Third - August 16 at 5:00 p.m., Essential Skills - September 11 @ 5:00 p.m.

New Palestine Elementary Parent Nights: Preschool and PreK: August 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Kindergarten - August 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., First Grade - August 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Second Grade - August 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Third Grade - August 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Fourth Grade - August 15th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

New Palestine Intermediate Parent Nights: August 16th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for 5th Grade Parents. August 23rd from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for 6th Grade Parents

New Palestine High School Back to School Night: August 14 @ 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Opening Day Videos

As we kick off 2018-19, we want to share two fun video projects put together by our Technology Integration Specialist Chris Young. This year, we want you to have it all!

H.O.S.T.S. Volunteers Needed

CSCSHC is excited to continue and expand our volunteer reading tutor program, H.O.S.T.S.

Research shows that one-on-one tutoring makes an impact. Come make a difference in a child’s life by being a one-on-one reading tutor for just one hour per week! H.O.S.T.S. meets Monday through Thursday during the school year from 8:50 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at New Palestine Elementary and Tuesday through Friday 11:05 a.m until 12:20 p.m. at Sugar Creek Elementary.

Mentors work on reading skills with one second-grade student and one third-grade student for 30 minutes each. All materials are provided and no training is necessary. Mentors choose which day of the week and how often they mentor. Mentors can also choose to be a substitute only. Ask any mentor from previous years and they will tell you it is an experience you won’t forget!

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please email Teresa LeBeau at SCE at tlebeau@newpal.k12.in.us or Kendra Olin at NPE at kolin@newpal.k12.in.us.

Transportation Questions

If you still have questions regarding your bus information or bus stop, our transportation staff is happy to help. Please call our transportation office at 861-4654.

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.

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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