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
Since this is our final Community Newsletter of 2018-19, I want to thank each and every one of you for support and during this school year. Parent involvement is crucial to child development and we all feel incredibly lucky to have this town and community here to support our students.
Thanks also go to our incredible teachers, administrators, and support staff. It takes a village to educate your children each and every day. We are very grateful to everyone that works at Southern Hancock for the role they play in the success of our schools.
Congratulations to the Class of 2019. We are so proud of all of you and wish each of you good luck after you leave.
I hope all of you have a great summer. We'll see you in August for the start of 2019-2020.
- Dr. Lisa Lantrip
2019-2020 School Start Times
Our school day schedules will be unchanged for the 2019-2020 school year. As a reminder, the first student day of 2019-2020 is August 2nd.
2019-2020 Enrollment Information
Information about re-enrollment for all of our returning families will be sent out over the summer. You will receive instructions on how to re-enroll your student for next year in PowerSchool via email.
If you plan on moving and/or know your student will not be returning to Southern Hancock in 2019-2020, please let your building front office know as soon as possible. If you know of someone who wants to enroll a new student at Southern Hancock for 2019-2020, please ask them to visit our Enrollment page.
Senior Exit Interviews Recap
NPHS seniors conducted their Senior Exit Interviews last month.
These presentations require students to demonstrate how they have learned a number of important skills required to get hired after they complete school. The Exit Interviews also provide experience in a job interview-type environment. Learn more about Senior Exit Interviews in the video below.
Mrs. Knoop's First-Grade Tower Garden Project
Check out this cool and innovative project Mrs. Knoop's SCE First-Grade class has put together.
The produce harvested from this tower garden is sold and the proceeds are donated to an organization that provides medicine to children in need. Great job students and Mrs. Knoop!
Summer Food Support Options
We are happy to partner with a number of local and regional organizations who will provide food support options over the summer for families in need.
Please visit our website to see a list of organizations that will offer free meals and/or supplies over the summer.
Brandywine Sign Club
Our Brandywine Sign Club has been hard at work this year. They wanted us to share this video performance they put together about their year in review.
2019-2020 Transportation Change Forms
If you already have a Transportation Change Form on file from this year, your form will carry over for the 2019-2020 school year. You do NOT need to file a new form for next year if you have one on file already.
If you know you will need our buses to take your student to an address other than home in 2019-2020 and do not have a Transportation Change Form already on file, please visit the Transportation Changes page on our website and submit a form to your school's front office at your earliest convenience.
NPI Passion Project
Our New Palestine Intermediate fifth-grade students have been working on Passion Project assignments. We would like to share one in particular with you.
In memory of her grandmother, Mattingly Tiede-White chose to create a donation drive to create care packages for ALS patients. Through her hard work, she was able to collect enough materials for 100 care packages! These packages included some words of encouragement, bracelets, a quilt, and special socks with "I Am Strong" printed on them.
"This project is important to me knowing that I am giving comfort, courage and strength to 100 patients who may feel like they have lost all hope," Mattingly said. "My Grammy found simple joy from the little things and I am hoping this act of kindness wrapped in a gift bag will bring joy, as well."
Great job on an incredible project!
Hancock County Health Department Immunization Clinic at NPI
On Wednesday, May 22, an immunization clinic will be available to any current student attending NPI. You may sign your student up online to receive required and recommended vaccinations. This shot clinic will be open during the school day right here at NPI. Please have your student eat breakfast the morning of the shot clinic. Students should wear loose fitting clothing (short sleeve shirt and shorts, weather permitting). See this flier for more information:
Summer Enrichment Deadline
The registration deadline for our Summer Enrichment Camps is approaching. We will close registration on Friday, May 24th. We still have eight engaging and interactive camps available for your K-8 students. Please click here to learn more about our camps. Just seven days left to register! Don't miss out!
Summer Sports Camps
The NPHS Athletic Office is happy to once again offer their full slate of summer sports camps. Our HS basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, and wrestling coaches will offer camps throughout June and July for K-8 students. Each camp costs $35.
For more info and the registration form for our NPHS Summer Sports Camps, please click here.
YMCA Before/After School Care and Summer Camps
The YMCA is already looking ahead to 2019-2020 for their Before and After-School Care programs. The YMCA offers child care starting at 6:30 a.m. and lasting until 6 p.m when school is in session at our three elementary schools and NPI. For the first time this year, YMCA will offer their day camps at NPI during the summer. See this flier for more information.
Camp Counselors Needed
The YMCA is looking for Camp Counselors for its Incrediplex Day Camp. See this flier for more information:
Want to see more cool stuff from our classrooms?
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