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Fall Creek Intermediate - January 19th, 2019

Congratulations to Our October Students of the Month

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Math Bowl Team Try-outs

FCI will be participating in the Indiana Math Bowl Competition. Try-outs for the math bowl team will take place on Tuesday, January 21st, at 3:00pm in Mr. Teal & Mrs. Anderson's classrooms. For more information about the math bowl team, click here for the registration form. For any additional questions, please contact Mr. Teal at mteal@hse.k12.in.us or Mrs. Anderson at aanderson@hse.k12.in.us

FCI Yearbooks

FCI is once again offering yearbooks for sale to all of our families! We are in the process of designing our yearbook which will soon go to print. If you would like to order a copy for your student, you may send in the order form with payment or you may order yearbooks online. Yearbooks will be on sale starting February 1st, 2020 through March 13th, 2020. Pre-sale yearbooks are $15.

Online website:

Website: https://inter-state.com/yearbook

Order Code: 43187S

Cash/Checks are accepted in the office. Checks can be made payable to Inter-State Studios. Order forms will be sent home with students this week.

Spring Choir Sign-Up

Join the Fall Creek Intermediate Fall Choir Program. Choir rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays after school from 3:00-4:00pm in the cafeteria. Choir rehearsals begin on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020. Students can pick up sign up forms in the Club Hub or front office. To access an electronic copy, please click here. For questions, please contact Mrs. Spangler or Mrs. Young.

Notes From The Nurse

The clinic is in need of gently used boys athletic pants and girls leggings/athletic pants. If you have those items that your child has outgrown, please consider donating them to the FCI clinic. Mrs. Gump lends them to students who occasionally get wet/muddy at recess. The clinic is currently low on those specific items. Thank you!


Karyn Mitchel from Creating Positive Relationships (CPR) is hosting a Parent Seminar for FCI 5th grade parents on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6:30pm in the FCI cafeteria.

CPR curriculum is NOT taught in the 5th grade. Instead, the parent information session is offered to support conversations at home.

At the parent support meeting, strategies will be given to parents on how to begin conversations that help your child navigate the changes that occur physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially during puberty. While this evening is designed for 5th grade parents specifically, all parents are welcome.



Creating Positive Relationships (CPR) is a curriculum developed to build character in young people, empowering them to develop healthy relationships, benefitting their communities and society. The curriculum focuses on teaching students the basics of puberty and sexually transmitted infections (STI’s); personal relationships; physical, emotional, social and mental health; love vs. crush; and media/technology impact on relationships. This year, the Creating Positive Relationships curriculum will be taught by FCI’s physical education teachers to all 6th grade students during the PE rotation prior to spring break (March 11-26, 2020).

If you DO NOT wish for your child to participate in the CPR curriculum, please print, sign & return the exemption sheet (in the link below) to your child’s homeroom teacher.

CPR Opt-out form

If no written response is received prior to the start of CPR instruction, your child will participate in the Creating Positive Relationships curriculum. Should you have questions or concerns about CPR, please contact your child’s PE teacher for more information.

Teen Vaping

Want to know more about a dangerous trend that many teens are engaging in? HSE Schools is hosting a district-wide forum called Teen Vaping - Get the Facts. Join us for an informative session about the new epidemic of vaping. Parents and students are inviting to learn more about the risks off vaping followed by a Q&A session with a panel of experts.
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Launch(ed) Women in Technology Conference

The Launch(ed) Women in Technology conference aims to inspire girls in middle school (6th, 7th and 8th grade) to purse their interest in science, technology, engineering and math. It offers a chance for young women to interact with tech products and connect with professionals to introduce opportunities in STEM.

During the event, the students learn how robots are built, experience a virtual reality flight simulator, see innovative products such as a 3D printer in action and meet professionals from a variety of career paths including art, medical, engineering and more. It’s an exciting time in Indiana as our school districts, universities and state leaders direct more resources to respond to the future needs of business and industry.

Back by popular demand, the 3rd Annual Launch(ed) Women in Technology will be offered twice – Feb. 24 and Feb. 25, 2020 and will be held at Launch Fishers. See attached for the Save the Date. For updates on the program, follow us on Twitter @Launched_WiT and check back on the website for more information: go.iu.edu/launchedwit

News From The Band Department

Attention All 6th Grade Students & Parents


The FCJH Band, Choir, and Orchestra Programs WANT YOU! You have an exciting opportunity to participate in band, choir, or orchestra next year at FCJH. Participants will learn how to read music and how to play an instrument or develop your abilities as a vocalist. Classes will meet every day at FCJH just like any other academic class. Every student at FCJH receives SOAR time (comparable to our current SLT time), even the students in a performance ensemble!!!!! Students who are not currently in band, choir, or orchestra have the opportunity to join at FCJH.

“Research shows that students who participate in musical ensembles at school have higher attendance rates and test scores. Even more, new studies show that making music with peers as part of the school day can lead to increased levels of empathy and can lead to making friends faster!”

All you need to do is put band, choir, or orchestra on your schedule as an elective! Students who are currently in band or orchestra simply need to write down band or orchestra to continue to participate next year!

Grab your friends and don’t miss out on all of the fun! COME BE IN THE PERFORMING ARTS!!

Students in the FCJH Band, Choir, and Orchestra take a trip to Kings Island at the end of the school year!

For questions or more information please contact Ms. Hamaker, Mr. Spidel, Ms. Yoder, or Mr. Wirtz!

Alicia Hamaker– Choir ahamaker@hse.k12.in.us

Brandon Spidel – Band brspidel@hse.k12.in.us

Shelley Yoder Band myoder@hse.k12.in.us

Andy Wirtz – Orchestra awirtz@hse.k12.in.us

Check out our December School Counseling Newsletter!

At FCI all of our students participate in Social Emotional Learning (SEL). These lessons occur once a week and are taught by your child's classroom teacher. Lessons cover a variety of skills including empathy, emotional regulation, and mindfulness. Below are the topics that were recently covered in our lessons. Please see the Skylert for Home Links.

5th Grade:

Week 16: Handling Put-Downs

Week 17: Avoiding Assumptions

6th Grade:

Week 16: Spot the Thought

Week 17: Calming Down

News From Your PTO

Falcon Fest

Save the date....Falcon Fest is happening on Friday March 27th from 6-8:30pm!! Falcon Fest is a night for FCI students to have TONS OF FUN!! The school will be transformed into a Carnival-like atmosphere with games, food, inflatables, music, face painting, a photo booth, hair color, black lights, etc. Falcon Fest is a HUGE event! Many volunteers and donations are needed to make it a successful event. Detailed information about Falcon Fest will be sent home with students in a few weeks. Save the date...Friday March 27th!!

Upcoming PTO Meetings

• Friday January 24th 9:30am

• Friday February 21st 9:30am

• Friday March 20th 9:30am

• Friday April 24th 1:30pm

• Friday May 8th 9:30am

Parent Project

Dear Parent,

Hamilton Southeastern Schools and Hamilton County Department of Probation Services have teamed up to offer the Parent Project® to parents beginning on February 11, 2020. The class will meet at 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for 11 weeks at Fishers High School.

If you’re interested in learning how you can prevent arguments with your child, improve their school attendance, and performance or prevent or intervene in alcohol and other drug use, then Parent Project® may be for you. Please read below for more information:

What is Parent Project®?
It is a 11-week program designed specifically for parents of strong-willed or emotionally intense adolescent children. The curriculum involves concrete prevention, identification and intervention strategies for the most destructive of adolescent behaviors (poor school attendance and performance, alcohol and other drug use, runaways and violent teens, etc.). Click here to watch a brief video on the program.

How does it work?
Parents meet one night a week for approximately three hours. Parents receive and work within an activity-based 216-page curriculum, “A Parent’s Guide to Changing Destructive Adolescent Behavior,” available only to program participants. Parent Support Groups are formed using the UCLA self-help support group model. The program is oriented toward behavior modification.

Why should I attend this class when it’s my kid who got in trouble?
It is important to recognize this program is not a “parenting class” designed to “teach people how to be better parents.” This program is designed to offer parents strategies in dealing with strong-willed and emotionally intense children. It also offers parents support and encouragement as they deal with difficult circumstances. This program requires 33 hours of classroom work – less than a single work-week for an opportunity to make a significant improvement in family relationships. We believe that every parent who has successfully completed the program at the Hamilton County Juvenile Services Center has walked away with something positive to show for their efforts.

If you would like more details about the program, please visit www.parentproject.com, or contact Rob Evans at 317-776-5856 or by email at rob.evans@hamiltoncounty.in.gov. The class begins February 11, 2020.

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Please take a moment to check your child's Skyward account for any new charges. Unpaid accounts that have not already been send to Transworld will be sent in early January.

You can check your balance under Fee Management.

** If you make a payment via eFunds or mail in a check during break it will not be posted in Skyward until we return from break **

Any questions, please feel free to either email mpitts@hse.k12.in.us or call 317-915-4220.

Thank you

What's Happening @ the Creek

Monday, January 20th

Tuesday, January 21st, rot I1

  • 3:00-4:00pm - Choir
  • 3:00-3:30pm - Math Bowl Try-outs
  • 5:30pm - Girls Basketball Game vs Mt. Vernon (Home)

Wednesday, January 22nd, rot I2

  • 7:00am - Student Council
  • 2:55-3:55pm - Science Bowl Practice
  • 3:00-4:30pm - Girls Basketball Practice

Thursday, January 23rd, rot I3

  • 3:00-4:00pm - FCI Connect
  • 5:30pm - Girls Basketball Game vs Carmel (Home)

Friday, January 24th, rot I4

  • 9:30am - PTO Meeting

Monday, January 27th, rot I5

  • 7:50-8:50am - Learning Clubs
  • 2:33pm - Early Release

Tuesday, January 28th, rot F1

  • 2:50-3:45pm - Math Bowl Practice
  • 3:00-4:00pm - Choir
  • 5:30pm - Girls Basketball Game @ Hamilton Heights Middle School

Wednesday, January 29th, rot F2

  • 3:15pm - Girls Basketball Game @ Sand Creek Intermediate

Thursday, January 30th, rot F3

  • Girls Basketball Practice - 3:00-4:30pm

Friday, January 31st, rot F4

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