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 was very impressed with our New Palestine High School seniors during their Senior Exit Interviews on Wednesday. I am proud of the amount of work they put in to their presentations and the way they presented the skills and traits they have learned at NPHS. These skills and traits are an important part of the new Graduation Pathways graduation requirements.
As a reminder, ILEARN testing starts next week. Please make sure that your student gets plenty of rest, has a good breakfast on test day, and has positive support at home. I encourage you to reach out to your child's teacher if you sense some additional stress or worry in your student. Our teachers can help ease the additional concerns that come with testing.
Finally, let's take a moment to recognize our spring sports team and the great start they have had to their seasons. Our #1-ranked softball team is 9-0 after a win against Mt. Vernon last night. Our boys and girls track teams are adding lots of names to our Top 10 record board. Baseball, girls tennis, and boys golf are also performing well with big wins over the past few days. Great job everyone! Go Dragons!
- Dr. Lisa Lantrip
Did You Know?
Sugar Creek Elementary Art Teacher Clark Fralick was recently named the first recipient of the Edward Maxedon Award for Excellence, Creativity, and Innovation in Art Education by the Eskenazi Art Museum in Bloomington. Fralick will serve as a guest instructor when the museum reopens from a renovation project later this year.
Mr. Fralick and NPHS Art Teacher Clyde Gaw were also featured in today's Greenfield Daily Reporter for their Cardboard Engineering Experience residency at the Indiana State Museum, which runs through May 27th. Learn more about their project by visiting the Daily Reporter's story here.
Mr. Fralick and Mr. Gaw will both spend this summer working as adjunct professors at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Robotics World Championships
Good luck to our four robotics teams competing in the Vex Robotics World Championships next weekend in Louisville. Two teams from NPI, one from NPJH, and one from NPHS have qualified for the contest.
Our NPHS team (Team 99904A) created the following video to reveal their team before the competition:
Want to learn more about how the competition works? Click here. Want to watch the competition live next weekend? Check out VexTV, which will have a live stream and updated results throughout the competition.
Southern Hancock Education Foundation Gala
Tuesday is the final day to purchase tickets for the Southern Hancock Education Foundation's annual fundraising gala. The Roaring 20's Gala is scheduled for next Friday, April 26th. SHEd helps our teachers and students in a number of ways, including mini-grants for teachers and helping students with the costs associated with Advanced Placement or Dual Credit programs at NPHS. Want to learn more about SHEd? Click here.
SHEd President Mark Kern spoke with NPHS Head Football Coach Kyle Ralph and Head Boys Basketball Coach Trent Whitaker about SHEd and the Gala. Check those interviews out here:
CPR Training at NPHS
Mrs. McKinney's Anatomy and Physiology classes at NPHS recently became the first group of NPHS students to receive certification in CPR, use of AEDs (defibrillators), and abdominal thrusts (more commonly known as the Heimlich Maneuver).
All students in Mrs. McKinney's classes are now certified in these important life-saving skills. Great job Mrs. McKinney and students!
Community Suicide Prevention Training
Hancock County Healthy365 is hosting a free QPR Training on Suicide Prevention at the Sugar Creek Branch of the Hancock County Library on April 23rd. Please see the flier below for more information on this important event:
Summer Enrichment Registration Continues
Still looking for those summer plans for your K-8 student? Our twelve Summer Enrichment Camps are OPEN for registration.
We have opportunities in foreign language, STEM, cooking, and Kindergarten prep, just to name a few! Click the link above to get an intro to each camp and dates and times when each camp will run.
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.
Want to see more cool stuff from our classrooms?
Our teachers are tweeting lots of great info about what is 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.