Members of the board of Southern Hancock Schools have discussed the naming of the Intermediate School as well as the Middle School for next year beginning at the September board meeting. That discussion was shared immediately in order to provide the opportunity for community feedback. At this point, the feedback we have received from the community has been largely in support of the new plan to align the school names with our high school and town.
In order to keep everyone informed, the current plan is for Southern Hancock board members to have a vote on the naming of the buildings at the November School Board meeting.
As a reminder, these are the two naming options being considered.
|5th & 6th Grade Building Name
||Brier Creek Intermediate
||New Palestine Intermediate
|7th & 8th Grade Building Name
||Doe Creek Middle
||New Palestine Junior High
Southern Hancock Schools Receive ‘A’ Grade from IDOE
The Indiana State Board of Education awarded school and district letter grades this week. The Community School Corporation of Southern Hancock received the state’s top mark awarded to schools, which is an ‘A’ grade! Southern Hancock also saw improvements in the school letter grades across the board. It is through the hard work of our teachers and students, as well as the support of parents and the community, that has influenced these results.
Teachers and administrators are able to determine the effectiveness of the current programs and implementation of the curriculum this year as a result of the Indiana Department of Education utilizing the same test vendor and a consistent accountability system. Since 2014 there have been many changes in state academic standards, testing vendors, testing format, and the State accountability system. The 2016-17 school year marked the second year in a row that students were tested over Indiana College and Career Standards and utilizing the same test. It also marks the second year for the implementation of the current accountability system. The 2017-18 school year will mark the last year for this test vendor, format and the current accountability system. The state of Indiana will be changing to a new format and accountability system for the 2018-19 school year.
Fall Break Reminder
The CSC of Southern Hancock Schools will be on Fall Break the week of October 16-20. School will resume Monday, October 23, 2017.
Please Update Your Inclement Weather Plans
It is getting time for us to think about winter weather. Please make sure that your notification preferences are up to date in PowerSchool. We will notify parents in a variety of modes if school is delayed or an e-learning day. We will report the delays and closings to the local news outlets, put them on our website, and send out a message through PowerSchool. You can find information here on how it is determined whether students will report to schools during times of inclement weather.
It is our intent to provide early notice when students will not report to school due to inclement weather.
Southern Hancock Education Foundation Gala
The Southern Hancock Education Foundation (SHED) annual Gala will be held on November 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm. Please come out to support the students of Southern Hancock Schools. There will be a dinner, silent auction, and performances by our musical groups. All proceeds by the Southern Hancock Education Foundation support students and educational programming of Southern Hancock Schools.
The Gala will be held at Adaggios Banquet Hall and Conference Center located at 5999 W. Memory Ln., Greenfield. Tickets will be available at the school offices or at the door.