Hornet News

August News #readytofly

A Note from Mrs. Phillips

We have had a great start to the 23-24 school year so far! I wanted to share a little more information with you as we make our way through August.


Arrival is a busy time. Please read through these directions and use caution when dropping off your students. Our gym door will open at 7:30 a.m. Please do not arrive any earlier, as we do not have staff available for supervision prior to this time.

Car Riders

If your child is coming to school by car in the mornings, please drive northbound on 225 West and pull into the drop off lane by the gym door. Let your child out of the car, on the passenger side, and proceed to 225 W. Please do not get out of your car, we will have staff, every morning, to assist you.

If you approach the school, headed South on 225 W, please go past the drop off lane and turn around. This will allow all families dropping off in the mornings to enter the lane going in the same direction. DO NOT TURN LEFT INTO THE DROP OFF LANE. This holds up traffic and is not safe. Please give the right away to all buses, this helps keep them on schedule.

Bus Students

All bus students will come into the building at 7:35 and walk to the gym. They will be dismissed to their classrooms at 7:45. Teachers will be at their classroom doors greeting them as they enter.


Our dismissal time is 2:30. We will dismiss the buses first. The car line will begin at the first entrance to FCE. We will not begin dismissing car riders until 2:30. Please do not block any parking spots or neighbor driveways. Again, I encourage you not to enter the line until closer to 2:30. Students will be dismissed from the front door. If you need access to the office, you may easily park in the front without the interruption of the car line.

We now have QR codes in place. If you need more, please call the office. If you requested a sign at supply drop off, we will hand them to you on Monday, in line. Please do not get out of your car for any reason. If you need to buckle your child, please pull into the driveway beyond the car rider line and assist them at that time. Our adults will also be ready to assist with this duty.

**In order for your child to be picked up by a car, the teacher should have a note from home that will be kept in the office. Initial transportation has now been established. If your child rides a bus, they will need to provide a note or phone call to the office for ANY change to take place. Thank you for your understanding. **

We ask that all transportation changes are arranged by 2:00 p.m. It is imperative that you call our office BEFORE 2:00 if you need alternative arrangements for your child. Please try to keep this at a minimum. Consistency for your child is important. We understand there are times that changes need to be made and will do everything we can to accommodate these changes. Please do not rely on your teacher receiving a message during the day for these changes-they must go through the office. 765-825-6261.

Again, safety is the top priority and your child’s day begins and ends with transportation. We will review bus rules with all students during the first week of school. Together, we will establish a safe and orderly arrival and dismissal. Thank you for your patience the past few days as our students’ and teachers learn their new schedules. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office or send an email to kphillips@fayette.k12.in.us.

I will always send out a monthly newsletter to all families. Please follow our social media channels and update your email in powerschool in order to stay engaged in your child's learning. One of the best ways you can provide feedback and share innovative ideas for our school is to join our PTO. We ideally would like a parent from each room to step up to help our teachers and school with culture, support, and events. If that sounds like something you would like to do, please let me know. Mrs. Evans has been a great support so far but I'm sure she would love the extra help! Our first PTO meeting is coming up quickly; August 22nd at 5 pm.

We will have our first Title I literacy night on Aug. 31 at 5:30 pm. This is a great way to connect with your child's teacher, enjoy some reading activities with your family, and ask any questions you may have about our school. We look forward to seeing you there!

I can't wait to meet your family! I am proud to serve you and look forward to the connections and relationships we will create over the next year. For now, just know we are #readytofly!

Mrs. Phillips

23-24 School Staff


Nikki Thompson, Chelsea Lucas

First Grade

Amber Hale, Delaina Bertsch

Second Grade

Lauren Edwards, Jewell Poe

Third Grade

Ashton Boyd, Kelsi Johnson

Fourth Grade

Lauren Haffner, Penny Pfeiffer

Fifth Grade

Michael Current, JoEllen Flansaas

Sixth Grade

Sandy Peck, Lydia Rech

Special Education

Kellie O'Rourke, Sarah Strong, Sarah Dorrell

Creative Arts

Cindy Blake -Art (Monday-Tuesday)

Whittney Corum-Music (Tuesday, Thursday)

Chris Bloom- Physical Education (Wednesday,Friday)

Christina Neeley- Media Specialist

Support Staff

Sara Bohlander, Alizabeth Fry, Cali Doerflein, Savannah Graham, Addi Tuttle, Grace Jones, Rhonda Sparks, Dana White, Sarah Lynn, Candice McCann, Natasha Koons, Reygan Seale

Office Staff

Peyton Simpkins-Secretary

Sue Mitchell- Health Assistant

Kirsten Phillips- Principal

Custodial Staff

Brad Rockwell, Doug Smith, Jimmy Croucher

Cafe Staff

Jodie Cole, Ester Tincher, Cheryl Towler, Vicki Carpenter, Sharon Cameron, Claire Stinger, Julie Karian, Jan Caudill (sub)

Bus Drivers

Denise 16-02

Cory 22-03

John 18-04

Kim 17-05

Brandy 17-01

Billy 18-08

Memorie 17-04

Laura 46-02

Danny Special Transportation

Creative Kids

Diane Baldwin, Morgan Freeman

Priority Standards

Quarter 1: Aug. 9th -Oct. 6th

Each quarter, our instruction is focused on district developed priority standards. As a school, we monitor your child's growth in these standards through common formative assessments (CFAs). During WIN time, teachers differentiate instruction to meet the needs of each student, based on CFA data. You may hear your child discuss WIN time. Every child participates in this designated time for both math and reading. It is our way to ensure we have covered our priority standards and support your child in reaching mastery. If you have more questions about WIN time or CFAs, please reach out to your child's teacher.
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Let's GLOW Literacy Night

Join us for GLOW reading activities as well as teacher expectations and Title I information. Look for more information in your child's Thursday folder!
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World's Finest Chocolate Sale Kick Off

Wednesday, Aug. 16th, 2pm

1000 Harrisburg

Connersville, IN

Please sign the permission slip to sell a case of chocolate. This is our first PTO fundraiser and a BIG one. The monies earned from this sale go right back to your student through PTO events, donations, and resources. For example, all students will have free access to Generation Genius and RAZ Kids through PTO funds. This supplemental instructional support is critical for our teachers and we can't thank you enough for your support!

NWEA Beginning of the Year Assessment

All students will participate in NWEA three times a year. Our first window opens August 14th. These scores will be shared with you after the window closes. Click the link below to learn more about NWEA Map Growth testing.

NWEA Testing

Monday, Aug. 14th, 8am to Friday, Sep. 1st, 3pm

Fayette County School Corporation, IN, USA



Follow our PTO Facebook Page!

PTO Meeting

Tuesday, Aug. 22nd, 5pm

1000 Harrisburg

Connersville, IN

Boy Scout Recruitment

Tuesday, Aug. 29th, 6pm

1000 Harrisburg

Connersville, IN

Are you interested in joining our local Boy Scout troop? Stop by our cafe on 8/29 at 6 pm to learn more about joining.

Let's GLOW Read

Thursday, Aug. 31st, 5:30pm

1000 Harrisburg

Connersville, IN

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Important Information

Click the links below to keep up to date with events and policies of FCSC

Home of the Hornets

Mrs. Kirsten Phillips



Follow directions, Listen and learn, Your personal best

Fayette Central Mission Statement

The Staff of Fayette Central believes that all students can learn given quality educational programs and a desire to learn. Through a cooperative effort that involves, family, school, and community, Fayette Central will provide a safe, educational environment which promotes learning. We will provide students academically and socially to function as independent, productive citizens and life-long learners.