CSCSHC Community Newsletter August 24, 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 all for your continued cooperation with some small changes to our transportation, drop off, and pickup procedures over the past few days. We appreciate your willingness to be flexible as we've made adjustments to help our students get into and out of our buildings quickly and safely each day.

I'd also like to thank you for accommodating our half-day earlier this week. Because of the half-day, all CSCSHC teachers and staff were able to attend important safety training. This training will help our staff remain calm and formulate plans in the unlikely event of an emergency in one of our school buildings. As an administration, we want to make sure your children's teachers are as prepared as possible for any emergency. Thank you for letting us spend an afternoon to provide our staff with training on these important issues.

Finally, good luck to all of our Dragon teams in action this weekend. Cross country, tennis, boys and girls soccer, and girls golf are all in action tomorrow. Our Dragon football team hosts Center Grove tonight at Kelso Stadium. Go Dragons!

Kelso Stadium and Shepler Field

TRAFFIC NOTE about tonight's football game:

For anyone attending tonight's football game, please use the entrance off Gem Rd (500W). Please do not use the US 52 NPHS entrance. We would also encourage fans to arrive early due to a crowd that is expected to be larger than normal. Thank you for your cooperation!

NPHS Robotics Fundraiser

Our New Palestine High School Robotics team is raising money for their upcoming competitions later this year. Due to changes in rules and equipment, the team had to shoulder additional costs in order to continue to field a team. Please consider helping our team so they can continue to excel in this innovative field!

RAVE Panic Button

RAVE Panic Button

The district is excited to announce the availability of a new mobile app for all teachers and administrators at Southern Hancock. The RAVE Panic Button allows any staff member in of our buildings to immediately notify all other staff members, district administrators, and first responders of an emergency with just the press of a button.

This technology will allow first responders to arrive more quickly and allow our district administrators manage an emergency more efficiently. Safety and security is our number one priority. Thanks the Hancock County 911 center for providing this important safety technology to help keep all Hancock County students and staff safe.

SchoolPay Lunch Money Deposit

Do you have issues or questions about our new SchoolPay lunch money deposit program? Did you know you can deposit lunch money through PowerSchool?

Visit our SchoolPay page on the district's website for more information on how to use SchoolPay for your students' lunch money.

Events Calendar

Looking for a date or time for an event at your child's building? Check our district Events Calendar! You can find the calendar on the district website or on the Southern Hancock mobile app.

Who Do I Call?

If you aren't sure who to call about a specific issue in one of our buildings or need to find a phone number for one of our staff members, visit the Who Do I Call? page! Keep that link handy in case you need to make a call to your child's school.

Our district Staff Directory will also allow you to look up email addresses or phone numbers for any CSCSHC staff member.

SAT Prep Class

Is your NPHS student taking the SAT this year? Our Community Education program is offering an SAT prep class during the fall semester. This class is designed to help improve the SAT scores of those students who plan to take the NEW SAT during the 2018-9 school year.

This class will meet from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at New Palestine High School on September 17, 18, 19, 20. Cost of the class is $25 per student. The class will be limited to 30 students, so early registration is encouraged. Registration forms may be picked up in the NPHS main office Guidance Department. Completed forms and fee payment are to be turned in to the main office.

Community Fitness Program

Our Community Education Department is also pleased to offer a fall fitness class. This class meets in the cafeteria at New Palestine High School on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:00 to 7:00 P. M. This class incorporates the popular Zumba Fitness as well as Pound Fitness. Pound Fitness uses weighted drumsticks (Ripstix) for an amazing workout! For registration information, please contact Community Education Program Director Lee Collier at lcollier@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.

Spirit Wear

Looking for Dragon gear? Our NPHS Athletic Boosters have you covered! Their sale of Dragon apparel ends today. Click here to shop for tons of great New Palestine apparel!

NPJH is also currently holding a spirit wear sale. Click here to shop for New Palestine Junior High gear.

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.


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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