Academics, Attitude, Action --- August 23, 2019
Renaissance Mission Statement
"Our mission is to help students identify and learn how to cope and overcome their academic and behavioral challenges in order to become productive and responsible members within Warren Township school population and community at large."
"I never lose. I either WIN or Learn." Nelson Mandela
Daily Class Schedule
Renaissance Start and End Time for 2019-2020: 8:55-3:55
Period 1 8:55-9:25 (AM Adv)
Period 2 9:26-10:16
Period 3 10:17-11:02
Period 4 11:03-11:53
AM Lunch 11:54-12:22
PM Lunch 12:25-12:45
Mid-Day 5 12:27-1:17
Period 6 12:47-1:17 (PM Adv)
Period 7 1:18-2:08
Period 8 2:09-3:04
Period 9 3:05-3:55
Immunizations-- Health Hero
Wednesday, Sep. 4th, 9am
8931 East 30th Street
Vaccine Clinic Information Sheet
12th Annual College Prep Conference and College Fair
Saturday, Sep. 7th, 8am-4:30pm
100 South Capitol Avenue
Wednesday, Sep. 18th, 8:30am
8931 East 30th Street
Chromebooks Are In!
A Principal's Perspective
Dear Renaissance Families,
I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how excited the Renaissance family is about the start of the school year and to share our process for emergency preparedness. In an effort to make sure our students and staff understand and know what to do in the case of emergencies, we plan practice drills throughout the school year. Some of these drills include procedures we practice monthly, like fire drills, and some we practice only a few times during the year, like wind/tornado drills.
We wanted you to be aware of the types of drills that we practice together in the event of a school safety concern so that you can talk with your students about these situations if they should come home with questions.
Fire Drills – Students and staff evacuate their classrooms and exit the building. All classrooms report to a designated location outside of the school building. During these drills, cars entering campus will be stopped by staff until our perimeter is clear of students and staff.
Wind/Tornado Drills – Students and staff report to designated locations in the building away from large windows and doors with windows. During this drill, our exterior doors will be locked so that all office staff can participate as well.
Lockdown Drills – Our buildings are secured internally and externally. Students remain with staff and wait for directions. During these drills, if you visit campus, you may see law enforcement agencies like Warren Police, parked on our campus supporting this practice.
Bus Evacuation Drills – Students practice exiting the bus using emergency exits upon arriving to school. During these drills, cars entering campus will be stopped by staff until our perimeter is clear of students and staff.
It is important to note that your student’s focus and cooperation during our drills is paramount. When drills are conducted, all individuals on our campus must participate, and that number can be upwards of 160 people. Paying attention, being alert and following directions allows for the best learning experience during the drills. Please reinforce this at home. Also, please know that if you are in the building when these drills are being practiced, you will be asked to practice with our school.
I appreciate your support and ask that you reach out with any questions.
Masimba R-Taylor , Principal
Dean's Corner -- Discussion With The Dean
Hello Renaissance Family,
I hope all is well as we have settled into the school year. I wanted to make sure that all parents/guardians and student were clear on the school policy in regards to bringing outside food into school.
At Renaissance we do offer breakfast and lunch. If a student brings food into the school they will need to eat it before they enter the building or if there is still time remaining they can finish it in the cafeteria. If a student brings in chips, candy, drinks or any other snacks, they will need to turn it into the office or leave it in their book bag which will need to remain in the office area.
When they turn the items(s) into the office, they will be returned at the end of the day. At no time will students be allowed to bring outside food into a classroom unless the teacher has a special event planned. We hope that you can go over this with your student to prevent any confusion in the future.
Student Success Handbook for Warren Township:
Counselor Corner -- Conversation With the Counselor
Do you find your phone distracting at school, work or at home? Too much cell phone use can negatively affect adults and children alike. Students who are distracted by their cell phone are not focused on work. As educators, we know that cell phones can have negative effects on student's ability to get work done in class.
Students are expected here at Renaissance to adhere to the cellphone policy of the classroom teachers. Students unable to comply risk being placed on the no cellphone list or even worse a modified schedule due to non-compliance.
Students are not the only ones who spend a lot of time on their phone! This article shares tips on how everyone in the family can manage your time checking your phone. Good luck!
All seniors who have not yet passed ISTEP will participate in ASVAB testing on Sept. 18th. The ASVAB is an aptitude and career exploration test given to students as another opportunity to meet graduation requirements.
Financial Aid Information Night - Class of 2020 only
Any senior planning to attend college/university should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This no-cost application could qualify students for grants or loans. Representatives from InvestED will explain the FAFSA process and help families who are ready to begin the application.
Nov. 18th 6:00pm
Visit the FAFSA page to find out more about federal financial aid and the application process.
Upcoming SAT Registration Deadline:September 6 (for October 5, 2019 test)
Upcoming ACT Registration Deadline:August 16 (for September 15, 2019 test)
Reminder: All of our 21st Century Scholars must take the SAT or ACT to claim their scholarship. Please see information below
Social Worker Corner-- Social Work Insight
Community Resources Updates:
As we continue are journey towards emotional and social well-being what path should one take to begin with? The teen parenting and casework services through Marion County Health Department, is another support service for our Renaissance community.
The Future Promises program will begin September 2019. High School is rough, no matter who you are, but having a child while trying to complete high school, only can make the path more challenging. That’s where Young Families of Indiana Network comes in to help. This program can provide support, guidance and resources to help your students take care of their family and graduate high school. So if you have a student that has a little one, this program is ready to help them succeed.
Senior Student Success
College and Career Planning
Led by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Learn More Indiana is a partnership of state and local organizations working to help Hoosiers of all ages complete education and training beyond high school. Go to this website and take personality quizzes, research potential careers and educational opportunities, build a resume and more!
Financial Aid Information
Is your student a 21st Century Scholar? Log on to ScholarTrack to check your student's enrollment status, update contact information or check progress on their required ScholarTrack activities.
Financial Aid for Seniors
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applications are available on October 1, 2019. Stay tuned for information about a FAFSA Completion night at Renaissance when we will go through the application process.
Also, be sure to follow the College and Career Readiness page on twitter for regular updates!
Warren Homefest 2019
Warren Homefest 2019 is quickly approaching on Friday, September 6th and we have booth space available for your organizations/businesses.
Please complete the attached form and return to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to set up a booth for your organization.
Business owners who'd like to showcase their products or services at this year's Homefest, please register. Booth space can still be reserved after August 9th, but it will be $30 per space for anyone that is not a Warren org or club. Informational flyer also attached.
Registration for PAYING booth space ONLY can also be done online. Scroll past the Fun Run registrations to find Vendor Registration and follow the directions. Warren Township Council of PTAs
Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
At the May 15, 2019 MSD Warren School Board meeting, the board approved to implement the Community Eligibility Provision to allow all MSD Warren students to have access to free lunch in addition to free breakfast during the school year. This program is available to all students in every MSD Warren school. It is important to note that this program is not related to textbook rental. Families who need textbook rental support will still be required to complete a Textbook Rental application after July 1, 2019. More information can be found on our website.
CORE CORNER --CIVILITY
formal politeness and courtesy in behavior or speech.
"I hope we can treat each other with civility and respect"
We are working really hard as a school to make sure that our students understand the importance of showing civility in all they do. Advisory classes are doing weekly lessons that review and revisit the importance of using civility in our everyday life. We are also recognizing students daily for showing Civility while at school. I would encourage you to recognize your student when you see them showing civility in the home or within your community.
Young Men's Empowerment
Warren Central High School will be hosting a Young Men's Empowerment Conference, Saturday October 5, 2019. This is a free event for all young men.
Young Women's Empowerment Conference
Warren Central High School will be hosting the Young Women's Empowerment Conference Saturday, September 21, 2019. Come be empowered!
Warren Central High School Will be hosting a Parenting Conference Saturday, September 21 and October 5, 2019. Stop by to get parenting tips and information to support you and your students.