Explorer News

Indian Creek - June, 2017

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Principal's Message

Dear Indian Creek Parents,


Do you know about the Susan Jordan Summer Reading Challenge? It's a reading competition between ALL elementary schools in MSD of Lawrence Township! Indian Creek students must complete a reading log and 2 response sheets for books they read during the summer. And let's just say the reward for completing the challenge involves ice cream! What a great way to spend a lazy summer day! For more information, go to http://www.ltschools.org/announcements/read
Summer Reading 2017

Preliminary ISTEP Results

Families in grade 3-6 your student’s preliminary Spring ISTEP+ results are available for you to review through the ISTEP+ Parent Portal. Through the Parent Portal, you will be able to view your student's score, performance level (Did Not Pass, Pass, or Pass+), and written responses to questions for each subject area. After reviewing this information, you may also request that your student’s response to one or more questions be rescored until July 7, 2017. Please refer to the letter that was sent home with your child’s report card for further information and your student’s Claim Code. If you cannot locate this letter, please email me at kevinkemper@msdlt.org. More information can be found on our district website.

Upcoming Events

August

1: "Together on Tuesday", 4:00-6:00

3: First day for students

16: Back to School Nights for All Grades, 6:00-7:30

24: Cub Scout sign-up, 6:00-8:00

Sunday Messages

Click here to read all of Mr. Kemper's Sunday messages. If you are not receiving weekly Sunday messages via phone and/or email please contact the office at 964-4400.

May Snapshots

Month in Review - May

Like most things in central Indiana during the month of May, Indian Creek Explorers were on the go! Our 1st grade students capped off their studies of animal habitats with a beautiful day at the Indianapolis Zoo. Fifth grades students had an equally picturesque day as they studied connections between art and STEM at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Fourth graders were flying high with their first annual 4th Grade Flight Day and field trip to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport. Was it a bird? Or a plane? No, it was our superhero 3rd grade Explorers here to save the day with their original fairy tales for Comicon Day! In addition to our indoor Field Day and rocking our Walk-a-thon, we dropped the checkered flag on our super 6th grade students as they took their final lap around the halls of Indian Creek with the traditional "clap-out" and 6th Grade Celebration. We'll always cherish the fun we had together this month as we raced to the finish of another successful school year!

4th Grade Flight Day
Indian Creek 2016-2017 Shared Calendar

Plan ahead by viewing the full Indian Creek calendar HERE

Cafeteria News

Student nutrition is an important part of learning. View the School Lunch Menu.


Click here to pay for your child's lunch online.

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Farewell to our 6th Grade Explorers

It's always bittersweet to see our Sixth Grade students move on, but we do so knowing that Indian Creek Elementary has prepared them well for what is to come. We hope they have enjoyed their time here, filled with memories of new learning experiences, enriching opportunities, and great times spent with friends. Good luck, Explorers, as you go out into the world to do amazing things! We're so proud of you! And remember... no matter where you go or how long you've been away, you'll always have a home at Indian Creek.

Once an Explorer, always an Explorer!


Click here to view the 2017 6th Grade Celebration video.

2017 6th Grade Clap Out

Indian Creek's very own named Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to Mrs. Manuzzi for being named 2016-2017 MSD of Lawrence Township Teacher of the Year! Thank you, Mrs. Manuzzi, for exemplifying the Explorer way and bestowing your great gifts upon the students of Indian Creek Elementary.
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Renovation News

You may notice some changes to our building when school resumes on August 3rd. That's because the building will be going through a major renovation beginning this summer and lasting into the 2018 school year. While the construction may bring about some unique challenges for our families and staff, we're excited about the many ways these new and improved spaces will benefit Indian Creek students. Use this link to help you visualize the finished product: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wey3YXquWQY&feature=youtu.be

Susan Jordan Reading Challenge

Reading over the summer is incredibly important for students and their academic achievement. To prevent loss of academic gains made in the previous school year, Indian Creek is participating in the "Susan Jordan Summer Reading Challenge".


What is the Susan Jordan Summer Reading Challenge?

A reading competition between ALL elementary schools in Lawrence Township.
  • 1st and 2nd Graders have a goal of 240 minutes each month. (at least 20 minutes a day, three days a week)
  • 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders have a goal of 480 minutes each month.(at least 30 minutes a day, four times a week)


Click here to view a complete description of the challenge, list of requirements, and program rewards.

District News

Returning Student Verification Process (RSVP)
If your child is returning to a Lawrence Township school next year and you have not already done so, be sure to complete the Returning Student Verification Process as soon as possible! Complete instructions can be found on our website. Look for RSVP 2017-2018 under the Announcements on the left side of the homepage, or log into Skyward and click on Returning Student Verification Process.


Summer Servings
Lawrence Township Schools, in partnership with the USDA Food Service Summer Program, is offering free lunches to children ages 18 and under June 5 through July 21, Monday through Friday. See our website for exact times and locations.



The first day of school for the 2017-2018 school year is Thursday, August 3.

Parent Information and Resource Center

Did you know that there is a Parent Information and Resource Center in our area? The Indiana Partnerships Center located at 911 E. 86th Street, Suite 110 works to empower parents about their rights and responsibilities pertaining to their children’s education in the following ways:


  • Providing parent-focused workshops that are scheduled by schools, community groups, or parent groups.
  • Providing education-related information and resource materials, including information about school choice, attendance, tips for parents and teachers talking together, and how to have a family friendly school.
  • Helping schools develop parent engagement strategies that provide opportunities for parents to become decision-makers in their children's school, resources for school improvement, and mentors to others.


Contact them at 317-205-2595 or on the web at www.fscp.org for more information on how you can become involved!

Contact Us

Indian Creek Elementary

School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

10833 East 56th Street

Indianapolis, IN 46235


Twitter: @IC_Explorers

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/indiancreekelementary


Phone: 317-964-4400

Fax: 317-823-3400

Attendance: 317-964-4405


The attendance line is available 24 hours a day, 317-964-4405. If absence is not confirmed by parent/guardian, it will be UNEXCUSED! Please call the attendance line by 8:00 am if your student will be absent.