Bear Bulletin

April 28, 2017

Message from Dr. Kaminski

Well it has happened again, the year has slipped away and May is upon all of us! I am VERY excited to announce the completion of ISTEP testing for all 3rd and 4th grade students. Thank you for all that you did at home to help your children come in well rested and ready to go. I know that our students did their personal best and I am proud of them for giving it their all each test session.

Parents of 3rd grade students can expect IREAD scores next Friday, May 5th in backpacks. Please call your teacher or me with any specific questions.

This bulletin is filled with important information, so please take a strong look at it and note specific important dates. Tonight there is a very powerful presentation you don't want to miss! Leon from The Kindness Diaries is going to be presenting at Fishers High School. This will be a wonderful opportunity for the family to hone their inner peaceful potential.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dr. Kaminski

Come Meet Leon, creator of “The Kindness Diaries” on Netflix



Fishers High School Auditorium

See what the Kindness Diaries is all about! Watch the trailer for the series on Netflix.

“Leon Logothetis is a global adventurer, motivational speaker & philanthropist. It wasn’t always that way. He used to be a broker in the city of London where he felt uninspired and chronically depressed. He gave it all up for a life on the road. This radical life change was inspired by the inspirational movie The Motorcycle Diaries.

The days of living and working behind his ‘slab of wood’ (or desk to the layman) are well and truly over. His new passion: Finding ways for your inner rebel (that voice that tells you, you are worth so much more than you think) to come out and play.

The inner rebel tells you that your life is yours. And anything you dream of is possible. Anything. And that the fuel for all this delicious potential is simple: Kindness and harnessing the power of human connection. And. Doing it all with a smile on your face and a spring in your step!”

Learn more about the kindness he discovered and is spreading on his website:

To view the flyer for this event, click here.

Lunch Visitors Last Day

Our final day for lunch visitors will be Friday, May 12th. Remember, if you'd like to come in for lunch, we only accept same day reservations called into the office by 9:30 AM. You must have a current SafeVisitor background check on file. Space is limited.

Student Council Fundraiser


Due to your overwhelming support, our Student Council almost doubled their goal, raising over $1,900!

HSE Schools Professional Honor Roll

It’s hard to believe the end of the year is in sight! May is such a busy month at HSE Schools, but it is also the perfect time to recognize a special teacher or staff member that has made a difference for your child.

As you are considering staff appreciation, go beyond the mug by nominating any HSE Schools teacher, counselor, nurse, bus driver, custodian, food service team member, administrator, or other staff member to the Professional Honor Roll.

Your honoree will receive notification of your gift, a thank you for exceptional service to students, and public recognition on the HSSF website.

Visit to thank an outstanding educator today! Click here to check out our flyer.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see who will make the Honor Roll this year or see last year’s honorees at

HSE Preschool of the Natural Sciences

Looking for information on our Corporation's Preschool Program? Click here.

Nutrition Showcase May 9th

Hamilton Southeastern Schools' Food Services would like to invite you to a night of food and fun. Come see what school lunch at HSE is all about! Click here for the flyer.

4th Grade Class Picnic (Volunteers, and Donations Needed)

On Thursday, May 25 (the last day of school) we will be sending our 4th graders off with a Farewell Picnic! If you would like to join us, or help with a donation, please click here to sign up.

Remember, all volunteers will need to have a completed background check on file. No siblings. Only volunteers are allowed to attend for safety purposes.

Thank you!

Art Room in Need

CDs & DVDs: The art room needs old CDs, DVDs, etc. for a weaving project that the 3rd and 4th graders are doing.

PLASTIC LIDS: Please save all your plastic lids. We need all sizes and colors. The art room will be creating a collaborative recycled art piece with the lids. We need 100s and 100s!!

Thank you for the help☺ Mrs. Flynn

Field Day Volunteers

THANK YOU to everyone who has signed up to help with Field Day! We are overwhelmed with the amount of response we received. It looks like we still need one adult to assist with set up. If you area available, click here to sign up. Field Day is scheduled for May 18th (rain date May 19th)

Fall Creek Intermediate PTO Wants YOU!

If your 4th grader will be attending FCI next school year the PTO has a great opportunity for you to get involved and to stay in the loop! We have the following PTO executive and chair positions open for next school year:

  • Co-Treasurer
  • Spirit Wear Chair
  • Falcon Fest Chair
  • Winter Party Coordinator
  • Staff Appreciation Chair
  • Dine-and-Donate Chair
  • 5th Grade End of Year Celebration Coordinator

Please contact Kim Carlson, if you would like more information. Big or small, we can find a way for you to get involved!


On Friday, May 5th, Destination Imagination will be sponsoring MOVIE NIGHT at BSE. All students, grades K-4 are welcome. Click here for our flyer with all of the details.

Early Release Mondays Coming to HSE (2017-2018 School Year)

Dear HSE Parents and Guardians:

To provide teachers with consistent and more frequent opportunities for professional development, Hamilton Southeastern Schools will implement a 20-minute, early-release day each Monday for students, K-12, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. In turn, teachers will remain 25 minutes later on Mondays for a total of 45 minutes of professional development time each week. The first observance will be Monday, August 14, 2017.

The new weekly meetings will replace the four professional development half days currently in the 2016-2017 calendar. A link to the 2017-2018 school calendar is below:

High-quality teaching remains the standard in Hamilton Southeastern Schools, and we look forward to advancing professional development. We realize that such a change – once a week – impacts your schedules, and you need as much advance notice as possible to plan for next year. Thank you for your cooperation, and your continuous support of our teachers and students.


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Thank you, Ray Skillman Mazda!

Thank you to Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda and Nate Elliott General Manager for sponsoring the lunch for Staff Appreciation next Wednesday!

10th Annual Geist Half Marathon Registration is Open!


$30 - 5K

$40 - 10K

$55 - Half Marathon

Students that qualify for free or reduced lunch will have their registration fee waived. Please keep in mind the school registration will close on April 30th, 2017.

Click here for tickets. Click here for additional information and our homepage!

HSE Spring Choir Show

The HSEHS Choral Department presents “Celebration”

May 11th and 12th Leonard Auditorium – 7:00pm

Please join the Hamilton Southeastern High School choir department

as we present, “Celebration” on

Thursday and Friday, May 11 and 12, 2017.

Please join us for what is sure to be a fun evening!

Contact Choral Directors Mr. Shawn Porter or Mrs. Danielle Mullen if you have any questions or wish to order tickets (prices and information listed below).

*Note: All HSE District Employees are eligible to receive 2 free tickets!

* $8.00 at the door for Adults ($7.00 in advance)

* $5.00 for students ages 7-18

* $3.00 for students ages 4-6

* FREE for children ages 0-3 (no ticket required unless they will need their own seat)

To purchase or receive tickets in advance, please contact HSEHS at 594-4190, or email or Advance tickets are highly encouraged! See you there!Click here for all of the details.

Knights Cheerleader Call-Outs

We welcome all current 4th and 5th grade students to try out for the Knights Travel Cheer Team for the upcoming 2017 season. Tryouts will be held on Saturday, May 13th at 12 pm @ Fishers High School Aux Gym. A mandatory clinic is scheduled for Friday, May 12th from 6 – 8 pm.

Click here for all of the information.

Summer Camp Information


  • Indy Stem Camps will be offering two Minecraft Camps during the week of July 10th-14th to be held in the Riverside Intermediate School Computer Lab. The two camps that will be offered are...
  1. "World of Minecraft Camp" (9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.) - For beginner/intermediate skill level students entering grades 1-6.
  2. "Advanced Minecraft Engineering Camp" (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.) - For intermediate/advanced skill level students entering grades 3-8.


  • All incoming 3rd - 10th graders welcome! Sessions start June 5th. Click here for our flyer.


SafeVisitor Reminder

Just a reminder that anyone intending spend time in the school or chaperone a field trip must have a SafeVisitor ID Badge. If you have not yet completed the background check, click here to get started. If you do have your badge, and still have yet to have your photo taken, visit our office any time between the hours of 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM M-F.