CSCSHC Community Newsletter May 3, 2019

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

Our staff gathered last night to celebrate a successful school year and recognize a number of teachers and staff or their noteworthy accomplishments during 2018-2019

I want to extend best wishes and congratulations to our School Psychologist Justin Crowder and Director of Buildings and Grounds Donnie Perdue on their upcoming retirements from Southern Hancock. With 60 combined years of service, Mr. Crowder and Mr. Perdue have given so much of their lives to our children, schools, and community. Thank you for spending your incredible careers with us!

School Psychologist Justin Crowder (left) and Director of Building and Grounds Donnie Perdue. Both are pictured with School Board President Bill Niemier.

Congratulations are also in order for our six building Teachers of the Year and our district Teacher of the Year Sandra Haney from New Palestine High School. Thanks to all six of you for making a difference for our children and our community.

Building Teachers of the Year from Top Left: BWE's Michael Agnew, NPE's Denise Miller, SCE's Leah Anderson, NPI's Kathryn Ray, NPJH's Michelle Bloomer, and NPHS and District Teacher of the Year Sandra Haney. All photos include Board President Bill Niemier.

Every one of our teachers and staff members work incredibly hard to make Southern Hancock great each and every day. Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Please join me in thanking our wonderful and decided staff for all they do for our students.

- Dr. Lisa Lantrip

Did You Know?

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.

2019-2020 Enrollment Information

Information about enrollment for all of our returning families will be sent out over the summer, which will include instructions on how to re-enroll your student for next year in PowerSchool.

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.

Robotics World Championships

Photos from the 2019 Vex Robotics World Championships in Louisville

Four Robotics teams from Southern Hancock qualified for the VEX Robotics World Championships in Louisville, which took place earlier this week. One team each from NPHS and NPJH and two teams from NPI qualified for the tournament.

The objective of the competition is to work cooperatively with another team's robot to move and stack as many of the orange and yellow "hubs" in the taped off areas in the right of this photo. The group can achieve bonus points for hanging their robots from the yellow bar above the grid before time runs out.

Hancock County Health Department Immunization Clinic at NPI

On Wednesday, May 22, an immunization clinic will be available to any 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:

Southern Hancock Education Foundation Gala

On behalf of the Southern Hancock Education Foundation (SHEd), thank you to everyone who came and/or donated to the Roaring 20's Gala last weekend. Our community provided tremendous support for SHEd's biggest fundraiser of the year.

SHEd presented each of our 6 buildings with a check for over $1,000 to be used for teacher development. SHEd plays a pivotal role in supporting our teachers and students. Click here to learn more about SHEd.

CSCSHC administrators and staff accept checks from SHEd at Friday's Roaring 20's Gala.

NPHS Physical Night

If your student needs a physical for the 2019-2020 school year, New Palestine High School will host their annual Physical Night on Wednesday, May 15th from 6 p.m. -8 p.m. Physicals cost $20. All athletes participating in school athletics must have a physical on file.

NPHS Band Mattress Sale Fundraiser

The NPHS Bands are raising money for their program through a mattress sale. On Saturday, May 11th, the NPHS gym will be turned into a name-brand mattress showroom where you can try out new beds from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Mattresses will be delivered in about a week after purchase and old mattresses can be removed, as well. Major brands with factory warranties are available. Please come and help support our band. Feel free to share this information with your friends and family. For more information, click here or contact Amanda Aldridge at aldridge@myninestar.net.

NPHS Summer School Registration Deadline

Enrollment for NPHS Summer School is open for students that will be in grade 9-12 next year, including online health and online P.E. and summer P.E., Credit Recovery Math, and Credit Recovery English on campus. Visit this link to learn more and get signed up.

Summer Enrichment Deadline

The registration deadline for our Summer Enrichment Camps is approaching. We will close registration on May 24th. Please click here to learn more about our camps.

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.

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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