The Gator Gazette

April 2016

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Talking to Mrs. Stevenson by Madi Kammer

Hey Gators it is April so I heard that there is not much going on this month. I talked to Mrs. Stevenson, and this month is Math Education Month and National Poetry Month.

1) Spirit Night @ Ella’s Frozen Yogurt ( April 21st @ 5:00p.m.)

2) The Spring intersession is all the way to April 8th.

3) Picture day was March 10, 2016 did you smile nice?

4) The week of March 7th,to March11th was the last week of the third nine weeks and there is only 34 days left of school after the spring intersession

5) The second session of Istep is two weeks after spring break. The test is taken on the computer. Make sure that you reschedule any appointments. Good luck 3rd -5th graders.


March 28th - April 8th - Spring Intercession

April 11th - 15th Smencil Sale sponsored by Student Council

April 12th - PTO Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

April 18th - ISTEP Testing Part 2

April 21st - PTO Spirit Night at Ella's Frozen Yogurt, 5:00 p.m.

April 25th - School Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

April 29th - Midterms Posted

May 3rd - Acton Principal at the SC PTO meeting, 7:00 p.m


On April 14th @6:30, Thompson Crossing will be having an OPEN HOUSE for all SC families attending TC for the 1617 school year.

Spring Music Program

The 5th Grade Spring Music Program will be on Tuesday May 17th at 6:00p.m. in the South Creek Gym. Students are to dress up and report to the music room at 5:40p.m.

Student Council

Student Council will be selling Smencil the week we return from Spring Break, April 11 - 15. This will be the last Smencil sale for the school year. Be sure to get your pencil!

Flat Al on Spring Break!

Take Al Gator on spring break with you! You can download Al Gator on the South Creek Facebook page, and take him with you. Take one picture with Al Gator and send it to We will post as many photos as we can. Log into Facebook to see if your photo of Al Gator is on Facebook!

Guess the Movie by Rachel Snow

Captain America and Black Widow are on the run.

Nick Fury is dead and the Winter Soldier is after them.

On the run Cap and Black Widow meet an old friend the Falcon.

They are always moving and they come across Captain America’s old army base.

In the bunker they find a recording that is telling them that Hedra is inside of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Did you guess the movie? It’s …………………..

Captain America: Winter Soldier

Guess the Teacher by Faith Wheatley

Hello Gators! Faith here with guess the teacher and I think you know what you’re waiting for. Who was last month’s teacher. Well it was Mrs.Sirilla. Well here is this months teacher.

Favorite color: orange

Favorite thing to do: loves teaching but sleeping is nice to

Favorite food: green bean casserole

Favorite fast food place: Qudoba

Favorite vacation spot: any warm beach

Favorite sport: basketball

That is all gators!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chomputation Practice Online!!

An awesome South Creek parent created a website to practice chomputation. Click on the link below (and bookmark it on your computer) to try it out. It starts at level P5. Just pick your level and practice!

Parents: Looking For Employment? Don’t want to work Full Time?

Become a Substitute Teacher In

Franklin Township Community School Corporation

And enjoy flexibility at work.


  • At least 21 years of age.
  • Completed a minimum of 30 college credit hours. HR will waive the 30 college credits for a parent. A Parent Sub will only be allowed to work at the school their child(ren) attend.
  • Background check from Safehiring. Link provided on home page
  • Hold a valid non-expired Indiana teaching license or Indiana substitute teaching permit. To apply for a substitute teaching permit, go to


  • You are expected to be at the assigned school on time and dress professionally/appropriately for your assignment. Read through the teacher's prepared lesson plan and do your best to follow the instructions left by the teacher.

Please apply online at

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Gators of the Month

Congratulations to these Gators of the Month for March. Way to show your Gator G.R.E.A.T.S. Traits!


Miss Butz: Jared Carlsen

Mr. Froning: Dominic Renken

Mrs. McNamee: Dexter Warren

Mrs. Miller: Addisen Isler

Mrs. Monday: Puneet Mahal

Mrs. Emerine: Brody Sparks

Mrs. Mitchell: Bailey Scott

Miss Swanson: Ty Niemeier

Mrs. Sweetman: Avery Markley

Mrs. Webb: Emileigh Burke

Mrs. Bryant: Hudson Moritz

Mrs. Burns: Zane Parsley

Mrs. Fortner: Ava Peasley

Miss Moody: Lily Harbert

Mrs. Nurnberger: Jovanpreet Singh

Mrs. Golden: Kulraj Dhillon

Miss Reynolds: Olivia Freeman

Miss Trieb: Alexander Coffman

Miss VanDeLaarschot: Lex Gaudin

Mrs. Huber: Matthew Walker

Mrs. McIntire: Morgan Fisher

Mrs. Sirilla: Naomi Moore

Mrs. Watkins Blake McIntire

Mrs. Carder Kaylee Colip

Mrs. Hayes: Ainsley Tierney

Miss Moore: Gavin Burriss

Mr. Roets: Olivia Tarter

Mrs. Conrad/Art: Myra Finnity

Mrs. Curtis/Gym: Alex Tom

Mrs. Mappes/Music: Ian Watson

Thurston/Green/Library: Samuel Franks

Mrs. Cade Jacob Wagner

March Madness by Cooper Mills

Last month was March madness. This month is the Final Four and Championship. It’s in Austin, Texas. Last year the Final Four was in Indianapolis, Indiana. The teams in it last year were Wisconsin, Kentucky, Duke, and Michigan State. The championship was between Wisconsin and Duke. Duke won!

The NCAA Tournament also known as March Madness dates back all the way to 1939. The Oregon Ducks won. The most famous Indiana teams are Indiana University, Purdue University, and Butler University. Indiana has been in 6. They won in 1940, 1953, 1976, 1981, and 1987. They lost once in 2002. Purdue has been in one in 1969 but lost. Butler has been in two in 2010 and 2011, but lost both. Who will win this year’s? We will find out April 4th.

Guess the Gator G.R.E.A.T.S. Trait by Madi Kammer

So gators this is Madi and this is Guess the Trait. So last month’s trait was effort. Did you guess it right? No one answered the question last month. So no one got a prize. Try to write back. So here goes the story.

Most kids in the world get cold in the winter because their families can’t afford coats. There was a fantastic school that was awesome at raising money. They had 5 coat drives and they ended up getting 7,259 coats and $500 for the counselor to buy even more coats. Those students have really great-----------. That is why that school has won School of the Year.

So write back and put your answer in the Gator Gazette mailbox.

Earth Day by Jaden Ashman

Have you ever heard of Earth Day? Earth day is an annual event celebrated on April 22 which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970 and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. It is celebrated on March 21. It is celebrated by more than 192 countries. So this year why don’t you try to help the Earth.

Talking to the Teachers by Christian Castillo

Hello, Gators! It’s me Christian, and I’m here to bring you another edition of the original article TALKING TO THE TEACHERS!!

This week, give a big applause to... MRS. REYNOLDS!!!! She is a fourth grade teacher who is very funny. According to Mrs. Reynolds, some of the fun things she has done in March includes a March Madness book report, some animal research [AWESOME], and some reading about a “hippo-murderer” [???]. Some of the things she and her students will be doing in April are poetry, a reader’s theater, and SPRING BREAK!!!!!!!

When asked to give her favorite quote, Mrs. Reynolds chose this one [which should be on the morning message] by Maya Angelou, a famous writer and poet:

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”

That quote is true—very true. Thank you Gators, and watch out Mr. Froning. I’m coming your way next with a pen and a notebook.

Until next time, I’ll leave you all with these words of wisdom from our daily announcements, “South Creek is a school of hope, where we are guided by knowledge and inspired by love. Have a wonderful listening and learning DAY!!!”

Book Review by Cami Bland

Hey Gators Its Cami. This month I decided to do another book review. In this book a girl named Laura is moving around a lot. She has one older sister and 3 younger siblings. Her older sister is Mary, and her younger siblings are Carrie, Grace and Charles. The author who wrote this book based it off of her own life. The book Farmer Boy was based off of her husband. This month’s book is…….................................................Little house on the prairie.

It's not too late to join the South Creek PTO!

Have fun while helping our school!

South Creek Elementary School

Toni Stevenson, Principal

Nancy Rowland, School Treasurer

Marilyn Kellum, Receptionist

School Hours:

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri - 8:50-3:50

Wednesday (Early Release Day) 8:50 - 3:20