South Grove Intermediate School
News and Notes for January
From Mrs. Reid
Happy New Year South Grove Family! 2016 is going to be a great year! It is important that students start the year off right by being at school each day on time. Coming off of break, students need to get back on a schedule with homework and bedtime. It is also important for students to read each night. A good practice is to turn the TV off an hour before bedtime and read for 20-30 minutes. This helps the mind wind down and for the brain to shut down for the night. Good evening habits for students translates to great days of learning!
Our best to all of our South Grove Families in 2016!
Mrs. Reid, principal
6th Grade Math Data Success Celebration! #mathisfun
Google Expeditions come to South Grove!
South Grove was selected as one of the schools in central Indiana to participate in this pilot program being tested around the globe. It was awesome to hear students' reactions to the incredible sights seen using Google Cardboard and the Explorer app. One teacher stated, "We had so much fun doing this, and we learned something too!" Another said, "My kids were so excited and just loved it... We only wish we could have had another hour (or three!). The best was watching my kids in the Congo looking around and then jumping when they saw the gorilla. They about fell out of their seats!"
Thank you for supporting our December Servant's Heart project!
Servant's Heart Stocking Contest Winners
Box Tops for Education
Congratulations Mrs. Ray for receiving $500 from McDonalds for a roller coaster grant!
From Mrs. Ray - B.L.I.N.G.
The girls who are in the Believing, Leading, Inspiring the Next Generation after school group are Mariana Davis, Riley Jefferies, Annabelle Reel, Alexis Sterrett, Robyn and Samantha Warner. This group has been learning about economics and women in high ranking positions in the corporate world and Wall Street. During their meeting time they have been playing the Stock Market Game on-line. The Indiana Stock Market Game for grades 6-8 division consisted of 36 competing teams.
Congratulations to Annabelle Reel for winning 1st place in the Indiana Stock Market Game for grades 6-8. She has won $100.
Congratulations to Alexis Sterret for winning 2nd place in the Indiana Stock Market Game for grades 6-8. She has won $75.
BLING - Guest Speaker
Kim Browning from the Vault , Laura Barnard from the Beech Grove Chamber of Commerce, and Jessica Sremanak, an IU Professor, came and spoke to the BLING group about being a business owner and leader in the world.
The BLING girls raised money for Servants Heart by making and selling Christmas ornaments.
Annabelle and Alexis with their prizes!
BLING - Guest Speaker
WISH-TV I Love to Read Challenge
- the challenge is January 4 through February 29
- student calendars are due on March 1 & 2
- Every student that participates will receive a certificate signed by the Governor and First Lady.
- Students who read a total of at least 2,500 minutes for grades 4-8 will receive a special Outstanding Reader sticker. Those that reach the challenge minutes goal will also qualify to win a prize and help their classroom with the chance to win a prize. The winning students and classrooms will be invited to the Children’s Museum for a ceremony in April. The Governor and First Lady will be invited and one or both have participated in the ceremony each year.
~Mrs. Stacy Johnson
Girls on the Run is so much FUN!
Girls on the Run is an after school running/walking club that meets twice a week. This national program is designed to promote self esteem and fitness while training to run a 5K (3.1 mile race). This year's group will meet from 3:30 - 4:30 on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
GOTR Start: Week of February 1st
South Grove GOTR Days: Tuesday & Thursday from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Girls need to be picked up no later than 4:40 p.m.)
5K Race: FDIC Courage & Valor 5K on Thursday, April 21 @ 6 p.m.
Girls Participating: 15 girls
Girls - please watch for a note to go home sometime the week of January 18th.
Go to https://www.girlsontherun.org/ for more information.
Attention 5th Grade Parents
It's not too early to start thinking about the immunizations needed for 6th grade.
The Indiana State Department of Health School Immunization Requirements for students entering the 6th grade are as follows:
3 Hep B (Hepatitis)
5 DTaP Vaccines (Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis)
4 Polio Vaccines
2 MMR Vaccines (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
2 Varicella Vaccines (or history of Chicken Pox documented by a physician)
1 Tdap Vaccine (Tetanus & Pertussis)*
1 Meningitis Vaccine (MCV4)*
(* additional vaccines required for 6th grade students)
Contact Ms. Pollert if you have any questions! (firstname.lastname@example.org)