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CSCSHC Community Newsletter NOVEMBER 2, 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

Good luck to the top-ranked Dragon football team in their Sectional Championship game at home tonight against Anderson. Congratulations also go out to all of our fall sports programs for their amazing seasons. I want to also congratulate the Dragon Marching Band for an incredible performance last weekend at the semi-state contest. We are #newpalproud of all of you!

Good luck to all of our Dragon winter sports teams on their upcoming seasons, including the girls basketball season who opened their season with a great win last night.

Please make time to get out and support our students as they compete in all of our athletics and extra-curriculars. Go Dragons!

- Dr. Lisa Lantrip

Working Together to Build the Future

We are excited to launch our new video project called "Working Together to Build the Future."

We want to thank our incredible community and all of our volunteers for supporting our students each day. Your hard work in our district helps us create a community we can all be #newpalproud of!

Opt-in for CSCSHC Text Messages

If you are new to our district, make sure you are signed up to get text message notifications. We use this system to send you important messages, including delays or closings, changes in transportation, or potential emergency situations. To sign up, text "YES" to phone number 67587.

If you already receive text messages from the district, you do NOT need to complete this process again. Additionally, we encourage all of our parents to double check their parent information in PowerSchool so that the district has accurate contact information for you in case of an emergency.

Please visit our Inclement Weather Guidelines to learn more about how and why we decide to delay or close school in specific weather situations.

Graduation Pathways

Did you know that Indiana's graduation requirements are changing for all students that are currently in the 8th-grade or younger? New requirements for employability skills may mean a change in high school curriculum for your student.

Community Relations Director Wes Anderson sat down with NPHS Principal Keith Fessler and Assistant Principal Adam Barton to learn more about what Pathways means for you. Watch here:

Stop the Bleed Training

Our health classes at NPHS and NPJH are receiving important training on how to treat traumatic injuries. Franciscan Health is offering this training free to our 7th and 9th-grade students and all CSCSHC staff over the next two weeks.

These types of trainings help our students and staff react quickly during any type of emergency situation while waiting for first responders to arrive.

Veterans Day Programs

This flag is made up of handprints of BWE students. This flag will be displayed outside BWE's Veterans Day program next week. Our 4th-grade BWE students will be singing the National Anthem while the BWE Sign Club performs alongside in sign language.

All six of our school buildings are hosting Veterans Day programs over the next two weeks. Be on the lookout for more information from your school's newsletter for information about the program happening in your child's building.

Working to Make Ten

Our Sugar Creek Elementary 1st-graders have been hard at work learning how to "make ten."

With the help of some fun tech called a Sphero Mini, which is a bluetooth-controlled ball with LEDs lights, a gyroscope, and an accelerometer, the students were able to set up bowling pins to make various fact families of 10 as well as discover new ways to add ten. Mrs. Knoop at SCE says the kids loved this fun adding and subtracting activity!

Donate your Election Yard Signs

The midterm election is next Tuesday, November 6th. After the election, instead of throwing away your election signs, consider donating them!

Our New Palestine Junior High art department has a need for election signs for an upcoming project. If you have signs that you'd like to donate to the art department, please drop them off at NPJH during normal school hours.

You can check out the fun things our NPJH art students are creating on Instagram by following Ms. Bostelman at @npjh_art.

November Parent Cafe at NPJH

Through a grant from Collaborative Change, our counselors and Student Services staff will be hosting a series of parent meetings called Parent Cafes. These meetings offer a unique opportunity for parents to have authentic conversations about their families, community, and lives in a safe and nurturing environment.

On November 27th, NPI will host a Parent Cafe about setting boundaries for children. If you're interested in joining the conversation, click here to RSVP.

Our YMCA Before and After School Care Program is Hiring!

Are you interested in fulfilling work with students? The YMCA is hiring for our before and after school child care programs.

Employees of our child care program receive a free YMCA membership and free child care for your school-aged children. Interested? Check out the flier below.

Substitute Teachers Needed

Are you interested in becoming a sub in our district? We're hiring! Check out this flier for more information or visit our Employment page.

Want to see more cool stuff from our classrooms?

Our teachers are tweeting tons of photos of fun, engaging lessons 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.

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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