Cougar Chronicle

Volume 17 Issue 8 - Friday, September 24, 2021

DJ in the gym

Dates Coming Up

  • Monday, September 27 - School Dismissal Manager fully LIVE
  • Tuesday, September 28 - Fall Picture Retake Day. See below for details.
  • Tuesday, September 28 - Gropp and Labellarte's classes to Fishers AgriPark
  • Tuesday, September 28 - First Spell Bowl practice
  • Friday, October 1 - Book Fees Due. See below for payment options.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, October 5-6 - Fourth Grade to Conner Prairie - Meihofer/Sanders
  • Thursday and Friday, October 7-8 - Fourth Grade to Conner Prairie - Forbes/Wellman
  • Friday, October 8 - End of First Quarter
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, October 12-13 - Fourth Grade to Conner Prairie - Brownell
  • Thursday, October 14 - First Grade to Russell Farms
  • 🍂 Monday-Friday, October 18-22 - Fall Break 🍂 NO SCHOOL

Save the date for our future ELearning Days this year!

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Picture Retake Day is Tuesday, September 28

  • You can still order picture packages at
  • SCE's Picture Day ID is EVTZPK3SK
  • If you want us to retake your student's pictures, simply return the original picture package on Picture Retake Day.

Hispanic Heritage Month

This week marks the kick off of the month-long celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15).

Here are some Read-Alouds for the whole family -

René Has Two Last Names by René Colato Láinez

Carmela Full of Promises by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson

Historical Fun Facts: Hispanic Heritage Month is 30 days in which we celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Also, the countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Chile all celebrate their Independence Days during the 30 days we call Hispanic Heritage Month.

How can you and your family help celebrate around our Fishers community?

Want to see what your child is up to during the day?

Sand Creek Elementary has an official Twitter page where we blast out photographs of awesome moments caught on camera daily!

Help us reach our goal of getting 1000 followers!

Don't miss out and follow @SCECougars now!

What We Learned This Week in SEL - Lesson 2

Kindergarten: Growth Mindset and Goal Setting - Why We Pay Attention

  • Students will be able to identify reasons to pay attention.

First Grade: Growth Mindset and Goal Setting - Everyone Gets Distracted

  • Students will be able to name behaviors that would help them pay attention when distracted.

Second Grade: Growth Mindset and Goal Setting - What Mistakes Tell Us

  • Students will be able to give at least one example of things they can do to keep going when they get stuck or make mistakes.

Third Grade: Growth Mindset and Goal Setting - Getting Better with Practice

  • Students will be able to describe the connection between their own practice and effort and the changes that happen in their brain.

Fourth Grade: Growth Mindset and Goal Setting - Making a Plan

  • Students will be able to make an effective plan to reach a class goal. .

Would you like more information on Social Emotional Learning?

Visit the HSE District Sites to read more, or follow the links below:

Book Fees and Payment Options

Thank you to those who have already paid book fees. It helps getting the bills paid on time!

Book Fees are due October 1.

Payment can be made by check, through E-Funds, or exact cash (we do not have change).

Please check Skyward a day or two after sending in payment to be sure it was received.

If you would like to set up a payment plan, call Colette Arnold, Treasurer, 317-915-4270 x2181.

Thank you!

Colette Arnold, Treasurer

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Cops & Kids Fundraiser

Fishers Police Department has partnered with Texas Roadhouse to raise money for the 10th annual Cops & Kids Program. Come on out to this Dine-to-Donate fundraiser at the Fishers Texas Roadhouse on Monday, September 27th from 4:00PM – 10:00PM. This is FPD’s only fundraiser for this program and all proceeds go to support HSE kids this holiday season. For more information on the Cops & Kids program, please email

Liger Mile - Promoting Health and Fitness for all of the HSE District

  • The 2021 Liger XC Mile will take place on Thursday, October 14th at HSEHS!!
  • This race/run/walk is for ALL Kdg-6th grade students in the Hamilton Southeastern School District.
  • School team scores will be kept for intermediate and elementary schools.

Register Online at Search Liger.

  • $20 Entry includes a t-shirt with all competitors’ schools on the back, and the always awesome LIGER Logo!!
  • Medals for top 5 finishers in each grade, both male and female. Ribbons for all Finishers.
  • Register online by Monday Oct 11th, 11:59PM.
  • Same day registration available at race site: $25 –limited number of shirts on race day!
Breakfast and Lunch Menu

September 13-17 is Week 1

HSE District Calendars

Link to the HSE School District page with calendars for 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years.

Attendance Updates

If your student will be late (after 7:40AM) or absent, please contact us as soon as you know.
  • If your student will be out for travel or another reason, please contact us!
  • You can call day or night at 317-915-4270. Please leave a message after hours.
  • You can email the attendance secretary at, and your student's teacher.
  • We use an app called Talking Points to send text messages when texting is the best way to reach families.
  • We need a reason for each student's absence every day. Our nurse will follow up if needed.
  • School Dismissal Manager will also be an absence reporting option soon.
Return to In-Person Instruction Plan

Details on school protocols, mitigation strategies, the HSE District COVID dashboard, and self-reporting forms are all here.

Volunteering and Chaperoning

  • All volunteers are required to wear a mask during school hours, regardless of vaccination status.
  • All volunteers are required to have a current background check on file.

Call Sand Creek at 317-915-4270 to find out if your background check is current.

Check the Visiting and Volunteering page on SCE's website to submit a background check.

Mudsock Youth Athletics News

Recreational Basketball Registration Remains Open: Play with us this winter!

Registration for boys and girls interested in skill development and building a love for the game is open at Offered to kindergarteners through 8th grade. Information and registration can be found here.

Already registered for boys recreational basketball? Learn dates for the free Mudsock Boys Basketball Rec Clinic (registered athletes in grades 2nd-5th), rec evaluations (grades 2nd-8th), and drafts here. This page will continue to be updated as specific times are finalized.

Please note, team assignments for athletes registered for girls recreational basketball will be announced at the end of October.

*High school intramural basketball information will be released at the end of November.

Community Insider

Looking for local events? Check out HSE’s Community Insider (CI). The CI is a resource for both HSE families and community partners. It not only provides a space to post information about events, camps, and other educational programs. It also offers the opportunity to find upcoming activities in and around Hamilton County.