The Hawk Talk

'Together, We Can Make a Difference.' January 18, 2019

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Principal's Message

Perseverance and Grit Can Be Taught - Perseverance is the quality that allows someone to continue trying even in the face of difficulty, adversity, or impossibility. Grit is another important skill aligned with perseverance. We need to be sure students learn to respond to adversity,” he adds. “The first step is being transparent about the need for grit. It should be part of the common vocabulary and readily discussed by teachers, students, and parents.”As caregivers, we should have frequent discussions with our children about the importance of these skills, and teach them to react constructively to a setback and then evaluate and re-plan if necessary. Here are some tips for fostering perseverance and grit in children, whether in the classroom, at home, or elsewhere:

  • Regularly encourage children to try new things.

  • Adjust the degree of perseverance needed.

  • Share some instances when you’ve needed perseverance and grit to accomplish a difficult task.

  • Be creative when teaching the skills.

  • Be there for them when they do struggle or fail.

  • Encourage them. Have a wonderful and safe weekend. Mr. Butler

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Information from the IDOE (Indiana Dept. of Education)

The Indiana Department of Education (Department) received information recently regarding a scoring issue from ISTEP+ Spring 2018 items in English/Language Arts in Grades 4, 5, and 10. Resolution will include a thorough data validation of all grades and content areas by an external and independent research organization for the Spring 2018 assessment as a quality control step undertaken by the Department.

At 12:01 a.m. ET (midnight) Monday, January 14, Pearson will disable access to ISTEP+ Spring 2018 results in Parent Portal, as well as On-Demand Reports (Student Details and Student List Report), Academic Standards Frequency, Academic Standards Summary, Proficiency Grouping Report, and Proficiency Summary Report in PearsonAccessNext. All static reports in PearsonAccessNext Published Reports will remain available.

The Department intends to retain the higher scale score for any impacted students to hold the individual students harmless for this data issue. Additionally, the Department will reload updated data files and revisit implications for accountability determinations which may benefit schools or corporations. The independent validation may take several weeks to complete, and the Department will provide timely updates on next steps when available.


1/21 Martin Luther King Day - No School

1/22 Awards & Recognition Program for Gr. 3 9:00 am

1/22 Awards & Recognition Program for Gr. 4 9:50 am

1/25 4th Grade Spelling Bee

1/25 KONA ICE Day

2/1 All Pro Families 7:40-8:20 am

2/6 Late Start For Students - 1 hour

2/8 Valentine's Day Dance

2/15 Parents' Night Out 5:45 - 8 pm

2/18 Presidents' Day - No School

3/11-15 IREAD 3 for 3rd Grade

3/18-29 Spring Break - No School

MSD Warren Township 2019-2020 Calendar

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Hawthorne PTA Newsletter

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To Report Your Child Absent...

Please call the school nurse at 532-3954. Leave your child's name, teacher's name and the reason for the absence. Spanish? Call 317-532-3980 ext. 3981

Missoula Children's Theater Auditionss

Please join us…

The Warren Arts and Education Foundation invites Warren Township Students K-8 to audition for King Arthur’s Quest directed by Missoula Children’s Theater. Auditions are Monday February 4th @ 4:30pm in the auditorium at Creston Middle School, 10925 E Prospect Street. Students who are cast must be available to rehearse Monday Feb 4th- Friday Feb 8th from 4:30-9:00pm and ALL day Saturday Feb. 9th for dress rehearsal and performances at 3 and 7p.m. This opportunity is free to students, there is a $5.00 admission fee to attend performances on Saturday. Questions email Michelle Shuffitt or call 317-490-7752

Grade Level Newsletters


NEW! Video Tour of the Indiana Assessment Portal – Share with Educators

Watch this video to learn more about AIR’s Indiana Assessment Portal for ILEARN, IREAD-3, and I AM. This tour provides a brief overview of each portal’s main features, how to search for information and resources, and the best ways to contact the AIR Help Desk.

The YMCA and Warren Central Team Sports

Recreational Basketball: Youth basketball at the YMCA runs from Jan. 26 to March 9. Timing varies depending on team. Ages 4-18 are eligible to play. Cost is $85; $55 YMCA member. Price includes a jersey and financial assistance is available. Ages 4-12 play at Warren Central HS and ages 13-18 play at the Ransburg YMCA.

Cheerleading: Ransburg YMCA cheerleading offers girls the chance to get active and have fun rooting on the youth YMCA / Warren basketball players. Program runs Jan. 19 - March 9. Practice Wednesdays with games on Saturdays. Price is $85 with uniform included (shell, skirt, bloomers, bow) or $55 if you already have the current uniform.

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