Charger Connection

November 19, 2021

Upcoming Events

Monday Nov. 22


  • Rook 'n Roll 4-5 (G110)
  • 7th Boys Basketball vs. Zionsville (H)
  • 8th Boys Basketball vs. Zionsville (H)


Tuesday Nov. 23


  • Last School Day before Thanksgiving Break


Wednesday Nov. 24-Friday Nov. 26



  • Thanksgiving Break- No School

We Need Your Help

We have two instructional assistant positions that we have not been able to fill. If you, or someone you know, is interested, please fill out an application on the hseschools.org website and contact Mr. Butts, assistant principal, at 317-594-4150.

#HSEFunselfie Giving Tuesday

Hello again from HSEF!

We appreciate your support of HSEF this holiday season through the promotion of our annual #HSEFunselfie Giving Tuesday campaign. What started with the simple idea of giving to others around Cyber Monday and Black Friday, has become a celebration of HSE Schools, faculty, students, and parents.

Attached is your school’s updated 2021 letter with selfie sign. We appreciate your help with distribution of the 2021 letter and sign, with links below, in your parent

newsletters later this month as well asking your staff to consider joining the HSE Schools payroll donation program in lieu of a one-time donation on Giving Tuesday.

Additionally, we will also have hard copies for your staff delivered to your school via the Pony early next week.

HSEF believes that Giving Tuesday is a great opportunity to show our teachers and our schools just how much they matter – and its easy! On November 30th HSEF is continuing the annual tradition of taking a #HSEFunselfie when donating to the Foundation on Giving Tuesday. This is a great opportunity to show our teachers and our schools just how much they matter in just 3 easy steps:

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram.

  • Step 3: Feel great this holiday season! Because of you, faculty and staff at all 22 HSE Schools are feeling the love, and you helped support education opportunities and innovation within HSE Schools.

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for your continued support of HSEF and for all that you do!

Note from the PTO

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Counselor's Corner

21st Century Scholars

Indiana's 21st Century Scholars Program is the state’s premier college scholarship and preparation program for low-income Hoosier students. Students who fulfill the Scholar Pledge are provided up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible college or university. Scholars also receive a variety of support services designed to help them succeed in school and complete college.


Please click on the link below for more information, including income eligibility, and to apply:

https://learnmoreindiana.org/scholars/enroll/


Applications must be completed online on or before June 30th of the student’s 7th or 8th grade year.


If you have already applied, you do not need to reapply.


Please contact your school counselors if you have any questions.


8th grade – Kitti O'Neill (kgal@hse.k12.in.us)

7th grade – Basel Maarouf (bmaarouf@hse.k12.in.us)

Freshman Choice

All current 8th graders will have the Freshman Choice of high school option for the 2022-2023 school year. Information may be found on the District website or by clicking on the link:

https://www.hseschools.org/happenings/news/2022-2023-freshman-choice-transfer-application-ann



Additionally, a series of Skylert announcements will be sent by the district to the first email listed in Skyward. Friday, 12/10/2021, is the deadline for completing the form. There are always families who don’t complete the form because they don’t realize which high school they are districted to, or families who think the process doesn’t apply to them. When in doubt, fill it out!

Snack Attack

Fishers Youth Assistance Program is pleased to offer Snack Attack again this school year and continue to support students in HSE Schools. For those unfamiliar, Snack Attack is a simple program designed to help students needing a little extra nourishment to get them through the weekend until they can receive a hot meal at school on Monday. There is no cost to the family or to the school, families just need to opt into the service. All students in need are welcome to participate.

Snack Attack bags are unmarked brown bags filled with ten snacks for junior high students that are picked up in the Guidance Office each Friday. Snacks are individually wrapped snacks such as granola bars, fruit cups, pop tarts, or peanut butter/crackers, Goldfish crackers, etc. The type of snacks will vary each week. If a child has a peanut allergy, he/she will receive a special white bag of peanut-free snacks.

If you would like to opt into this program, please email Mrs. Broughton (kbroughton@hse.k12.in.us) with your student(s) name and grade. Please also include if there is a peanut allergy.


If you would like to donate to the Fishers Youth Assistance Snack Attack program, donations may be dropped off at the front office or by sending in with your student. Monetary donations to Fishers Youth Assistance may be made by clicking on the link below:


http://youthassistance.org/fishersdonate

Virtual Option Second Semester

Hamilton Southeastern Schools has a partnered with Indiana Online Academy (IOA) to offer a virtual option for students in grades 7-12 who cannot be in an in-person learning environment. Students who attend virtually are instructed via live, scheduled Zoom calls with IOA staff for core classes and work asynchronously in non-core/elective courses. Students are not permitted to participate in any in-person school club, team, or event if enrolled in IOA but may participate virtually if a virtual option exists. Students are still required to come in-person to their home school to participate in state standardized testing (ILEARN, WIDA, SAT, ISTEP, etc.). We are opening registration for students who are currently in-person and wishing to switch to virtual for second semester (beginning in January). If you would like to sign your student up, please complete the brief registration form. Registration will close on Tuesday, November 23rd. Registration link: https://forms.office.com/r/g0T81cXdbE

Wellness Classes

After Thanksgiving break, Wellness classes will begin the Healthy Relationships and Human Development Unit. Please be sure you have completed the Human Sexuality Consent form in Skyward Family Access. Incomplete forms will be treated as Do Not Consent. The Human Sexuality Consent form may be found in the Back-to-School Forms in Skyward, Item #10.

Lost and Found

We have accumulated many personal items including glasses, jewelry, air pods, retainers, water bottles, t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc. We would like to get these items back to their owners. If your student is missing an item please have them look in the lost and found and/or the front office. We will be donating these items during Thanksgiving Break. Thanks!
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HSE 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.