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

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Google Expeditions come to South Grove!

What could be better than starting the year off with a field trip? That's exactly what 20 groups of students got to experience on Monday, January 4th. Classes went on an ocean safari, ventured to the Congo, explored the Seven Wonders of the World, travelled to Leeds Castle in England, and even went to Mars!

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!"

~Mrs. Collinsworth

Google Expeditions - Student reaction
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We need your help!

South Grove is in need of gently used clothing for some of our boys especially sizes 8, 10, and 12. Anything you have to spare would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks so much for supporting our students!

Thank you for supporting our December Servant's Heart project!

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Servant's Heart Stocking Contest Winners

Box Tops for Education

Please remember to save your box tops, pop tabs and soup labels. South Grove will be having another contest starting in January for the box tops. Saving box tops is an easy way to earn money for your school. Thank you for your help.
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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.

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WISH-TV I Love to Read Challenge

The WISH-TV I Love to Read Challenge is back! Many South Grove classrooms took part in this last year and the kids were super excited!

  • 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.

Let's READ!

~Mrs. Stacy Johnson

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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 for more information.

Nurse Notes

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! (