Cougar Chronicle

Volume 17 Issue 32 - Friday, April 22, 2022

Important Dates Coming Up

  • Sunday, April 24 - Best Buddies Friendship Walk
  • Monday, April 25 - Final PTO General Meeting, New Board for 2022-23, 7PM in the Cafe
  • Tuesday, April 26 - Best Buddies meeting in Cafe, 8:15-8:35AM
  • Thursday, April 28 - International Fair 5:30-7:00PM
  • Friday, April 29 - Scheduled E-Learning Day. No in-person school. Login to Canvas.
  • Monday - Friday, May 2 - 6 - Spring Book Fair - Sign up to Volunteer
  • Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 13 - NWEA Testing Window
  • Wednesday, May 4 - SCE Blood Drive 3:30-7:30PM in the Gym
  • Wednesday, May 11 - Fourth Grade Music Program "The Cloud Spinner"
  • Monday, May 16 - Field Day
  • Tuesday, May 17 - SCE Senior Celebration, 8:00-9:15AM
  • Friday, May 20 - Last Day of School
April 22

Safety First!

Life happens. Please remember that car line drop offs begin at 7:30AM and end at 7:45AM. Any students who arrive after 7:45 must have their adults walk into the office and sign them in.

There are no adults who are outside after this time and for safety, we need you to check your child in.

Please do not drop off students alone outside after adult staff has gone inside. Safety first!

Upcoming Field Trips

  • Tuesday, May 3 - First Grade (Lanane and Letzler) to Ritchey Woods
  • Tuesday, May 3 - Second Grade (Labellarte and Landis) to AgriPark
  • Wednesday, May 4 - First Grade (Bearce, Passon, Michalowicz) to Ritchey Woods
  • Wednesday, May 4 - Second Grade (Nolan, Posipanka) to AgriPark
  • Thursday, May 5 - Second Grade (Emmons, Yeleti) to AgriPark
  • Friday, May 6 - Second Grade (Gropp) to AgriPark
  • Friday, May 6 - Third Grade Field Trip to the Barns

The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is this Sunday, April 24!

On April 24th, the Indiana Best Buddies Organization is hosting their annual Friendship Walk. We would love to help support our state organization as well as our personal Sand Creek Chapter by raising funds to support Best Buddies and their mission.

Please contact Mallory Hackett or Clarice Nolan with any questions.

Please Donate to Best Buddies Friendship Walk: Team SCE!

PTO Board for 2022-2023 - Please Join Us On April 25th at 7 PM

PTO is pleased to announce the Board Candidates for the 2022-2023 School Year:

President Emily Ramquist

VP Julie Michael

Treasurer Katie Kieffer

Secretary Kim Kouloungis

Members at Large Sara Konopka, Linda Kirchoff, Emilee Goga

Please join PTO for the last general meeting of the year on Monday, April 25 in the SCE Cafeteria.

PTO is an excellent way to get involved with SCE, as much or as little as you want. It truly is remarkable, all the things PTO does to support our students, staff, and school.

International Fair is Next Week!

International Fair - Thursday, April 28 5:30-7PM

Miss Coffman is pleased to announce the return of SCE's Culture Club International Fair Night. This event features student-selected research and presentations.

This family event is free and open to all.

Come "tour the world" with our students who share customs, history, dance, food, music, and activities from their own cultures or from research.

2020 International Fair-Video

2021 International Fair-Video

Fishers Youth Assistance Program Cereal Food Drive

Many children in the HSE School District face food insecurity during the summer months. The Fishers Youth Assistance Program (FYAP) offers a Summer Meals program providing breakfast, lunch and additional support to fill this need. It is a self-funded program relying on community support to ensure success.

Throughout the week of April 25-28 we will be collecting 12 - 15.4 oz boxes of Cereal to donate to the Fishers Youth Assistance Program’s Summer Meals.

SCE Scholastic Spring Book Fair is May 2-6

We Love the Book Fair!

We would love your help.

Volunteers help students:

  • make book selections.
  • calculate the cost of their purchases
  • count their money to prepare for checkout.

You can volunteer any time, or with your student's class.

All Volunteers receive a discount on any book purchase. Please request your coupon when you volunteer.

Background check required. Please call the main office at 317-915-4270 if you have questions about your background check.

Email other questions about the Book Fair to Mrs. Zaleski at

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SCE Blood Drive


We’re in a nationwide blood crisis; blood donation is at a 10 year low and we need community members to step up. Your generosity will ensure that hospitals have the necessary blood available for the patients they serve. Blood on the shelves today will save lives tomorrow.

Schedule your appointment to donate blood at our upcoming drive with SAND CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 from 3:30pm - 7:30pm at this link.

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STEM - How are Robots Useful?

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All SCE Families, do you want to run in the Geist 5K Fitness Challenge on Saturday, May 21?

Now that SCE Striders is underway, registration is open JUST FOR THE GEIST EVENT.

1. Go to and click on ‘Register Now.’

2. Click on ‘Register HERE for Geist 5k Fitness Challenge.’

3. On the next page, click ‘I have an access code’ located on the right hand side of the page.

4. ACCESS CODE REQUIRED page. Please use the access code: STUDENT

5. Click ‘Validate’ to be taken to the next page.

6. Enter name, address, phone number, emergency contact, t-shirt size, etc.

7. Be sure to enter your team name at the drop down menu!

8. Agree to waiver.

9. Feel free to make a donation to your school!

10. Add billing address and payment.

11. Click ‘Submit.’ You are all set!


Click to visit the HSE District Enrollment Page

Ready to Enroll? - Follow the 3 Step Process Online: CLICK HERE

Have a Kindergartener? To read more about Kindergarten Readiness: CLICK HERE.

Contact our school registrar, Cher McCord at 317-915-4270 or with any registration/enrollment questions.

Current HSE/SCE students do not need to enroll for the next school year.

Field Day - Monday, May 16

We're still in need of face paint.

We have enough wipes to clean everyone thoroughly.

We have enough sidewalk chalk. We can color ALL of the sidewalks thanks to your generous donations!

Future Fall Creek Intermediate Students

Brief note for future FCI students: FCI does not offer supply boxes. A supply list will be shared with incoming students near the end of summer break.

Social-Emotional Learning - Week of April 18

Kindergarten: Problem Solving - We Can Solve Problems

  • Students will be able to demonstrate a problem-solving process.

First Grade: Problem-Solving - Ask for What You Need

  • Students will be able to describe what they would want and need to solve a problem.

Second Grade: Problem-Solving - Which Solution?

  • Students will be able to explain why one solution is better than another for solving a given problem.

Third Grade: Problem-Solving - T: Think and E: Explore

  • Students will be able to identify whose wants and needs are met by possible solutions.

Fourth Grade: Digital Citizenship - Saying it Respectfully

  • Students will be able to describe a given problem from each person’s point of view.

Would you like more information on Social Emotional Learning?

Visit the HSE District Sites to read more, or follow the links below:

Lunch for April 25-28

Monday - Cheese pizza and corn

Tuesday – Taco scoops and pinto beans

Wednesday – Chicken nuggets and green beans

Thursday - Waffles and sausage links with tater tots

Friday - E-Learning - no in-person school. Login to Canvas

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

April 25-28 is Week 3. There is no school on Friday, April 29 due to a scheduled E-Learning day. There may be changes to the menu due to supply chain limitations. Thank you for your understanding.

Literacy Resources Available for the Community to Review - Curriculum Review

Literacy resources for grades K-6 and World Language resources for grades 7-12 will be on display at the HSE Administration Office during the noted times. Families and staff are invited to preview the selections and offer feedback during the below dates and times:

  • Monday, May 9 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 10 from 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

RAVE Reviews

Keep the RAVE Reviews coming in!

Have you observed an employee who goes above and beyond their job responsibilities/duties to make a difference? Leave them a RAVE Review. It takes 2 mins to complete but makes a long lasting impact for an educator.

Mudsock Youth Athletics Updates

Boys Volleyball is BACK this Spring:

Due to interest, Mudsock Youth Volleyball will be running sessions for 3rd - 8th graders from April 22nd - May 15th on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Participants can register NOW at Parents/guardians, thank you for letting us know if you'd like to coach on the online form. Learn everything you need to know, including the format here. We’ll see you on the courts soon! Questions? Email

Knights Travel Cheerleading Tryouts:

Calling all incoming 5th and 6th graders! Do you want to stunt, flip, jump, and cheer for the Knights Travel Football Team? Attend the callout meeting on April 25th for all the details. The Knights Cheerleading 2022 season tryouts will be held Sunday, May 15th, from 4:30-7 p.m. at DeVeau’s Gymnastics. Find information and registration details here.

Fall Sport Registration Opens May 1st:

Mark your calendars! Open registration for football, cheerleading, soccer, girls volleyball, cross country, co-ed field hockey, fall baseball and softball will take place on May 1 – May 31st at Find fall season information from our leagues here.

Visit the Community Insider page linked below for all the details.