Renaissance Revival

Academics, Attitude, Action --- September 6, 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."

Inspiration

"I never lose. I either WIN or Learn." Nelson Mandela

School Calendar

Please find below link that will allow you access to the most up-to-date MSD Warren Township School Calendar.

http://msdwarrenin.apptegy.us/o/msd-of-warren-township/browse/44250

Renaissance Webpage

For more information on what happening within Renaissance visit the Renaissance School Webpage.


http://renaissance.warren.k12.in.us

12th Annual College Prep Conference and College Fair

Saturday, Sep. 7th, 8am-4:30pm

100 South Capitol Avenue

Indianapolis, IN

Center For Leadership Development is hosting their 12th annual College Prep Conference and College Fair. This a great opportunity for students and adults to learn all they need to in order to prepare for college. Breakout sessions include: NCAA Representation for Student Athletes, How to Earn Your Scholarship, SAT/ACT Preparation, Financial Aid 101 and much more! Renaissance will be sponsoring 15 students to attend. Please reach out if you are interested in your student participating in this great opportunity.

ASVAB --Testing

Wednesday, Sep. 18th, 8:30am

8931 East 30th Street

Indianapolis, IN

ASVAB testing will take place for all seniors who have not passed the required graduation exam. If a student meets the minimum score on the ASVAB they will have met the testing requirements for graduation and will be exempt from taking required Graduation exam. Check with your student's counselor to see if they are required to take this exam.

JA JobSpark-- Middle School 8th Graders

Wednesday, Sep. 25th, 11:45am-1:30pm

1202 East 38th Street

Indianapolis, IN

Our 8th grade students are invited to participate in JA JobSpark with more than 130 industry partners providing essential career information. Students will learn about opportunities in: Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering & Logistics// Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Architecture, Engineering & Construction//Business & Finance// Government, Law & Public Service, Health & Life Sciences// Hospitality & Tourism// Technology, & so much more!


Permission slips will be going out soon! Teachers are currently implementing curriculum activities with students in preparation for this excursion.

A Principal's Perspective

Greetings,


Renaissance parents and guardians! We are quickly approaching the end of the first 9 weeks. It is essential to your student's success that they are here at school everyday, on-time, and ready to learn. Due to our accelerated curriculum schedule it is important that students are doing their best to keep up with assignments, due dates, and assessments. Students do have an opportunity to move at a faster pace, but that is only, if they actually have a pace. Speaking with your students daily on what they did at school and what they need to complete can assist us in keeping them focused.


Midterm grades were posted the week of August 28th and the 1st 9 week grading window will open September 20th and close September 25th. Report cards will be available for parents to pick up at Parent-Teacher Conferences October 1, 2019.


Best Regards!

Dean's Corner -- Discussion With The Dean

Hello Renaissance Family,


As demands and complexities of teaching children increase, it becomes more evident that we all need to work together to ensure that our children reach their potential. We believe all of us must work together in an extended family environment to empower children to become academically, socially, physically, and emotionally successful and responsible. With that in mind, we encourage you to attend school events and become a member of parent organizations. Research on schools clearly demonstrates that parent participation in their child’s school coincides with a greater likelihood of academic success.


"If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission." --Anonymous




Student Success Handbook for Warren Township:

https://coredocs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/359717/Student_Success_Handbook_Board_Approved_19-20_school_year.pdf

Counselor Corner -- Conversation With the Counselor

Class of 2020 - senior status meetings


Ms. Nassar will be holding mandatory senior status meetings with parents to go over credits, grades and plans for the rest of the year.The purpose of the meetings is to ensure parents/guardians know how their seniors are doing and to answer any questions they may have. On Monday students will be given a letter with an appointment time. If the suggested time doesn't work for you, please contact her to coordinate different dates.


Sept 23-27: College GO! Week College GO! takes place each August through November with information and resources designed to help Hoosiers plan for education beyond high school. Renaissance students and teachers will take part in a variety of a activities to let students know about opportunities beyond high school.


Sept 26: Ivy Tech visit at 9:15- 11th and 12th grade - students can sign up with Ms. Nassar or their teacher




Upcoming Dates:



ASVAB Testing


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.


Date/Time:


Nov. 18th 6:00pm

Visit the FAFSA page to find out more about federal financial aid and the application process.



Important Dates



Upcoming SAT Registration Deadline:September 6 (for October 5, 2019 test)

SAT registration information


Upcoming ACT Registration Deadline:August 16 (for September 15, 2019 test)

ACT registration information


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

From the Desk of the Social Worker.....


September is the Month for a Lot of Special Things!


I would like to highlight this the national month for preparedness and recovery. We would like to encourage our students to participate in the Urban League program to prepare for college and recover as many credits as possible.

Community Resources:


At the Renaissance are as follows for services offered;


Counseling School-Based service programs to assist with social and emotional challenges – through Gallahue, Teen parenting and casework services-Marion County Health Department – Future Promises Program, College Readiness Program and other extracurricular activities offered- The Indianapolis Urban League, and Inner Beauty is now housed in our building every Thursday evening from 7-9pm and many more community resources and programs to come that will promote, improve and increase social and emotional skills within our Renaissance community.

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!

https://learnmoreindiana.org/


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.

https://scholars.in.gov/parents/keep-your-scholar-on-track/


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!



@CCR_WarrenTwp

Warren Athletic Info

Students are required to present Student IDs at all Warren Township sporting events. Renaissance IDs will be available soon!


MSD Warren Township strives to maintain a safe and orderly environment for all students while in school and at after-school events, especially our Warren Central athletic events. We ask for your support in helping us achieve this by ensuring that your intermediate and middle school student is accompanied by an adult or older Warren Central sibling, who has a WCHS student ID.


Also, for your convenience, we are including a reminder about approved items that may/may not be brought into athletic events at Warren Central High School.

District Information/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 warrenhomefest@gmail.com 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


Warren Township Council of PTAs

The purposes of this council PTA are to unify and strengthen local PTAs/PTSAs comprising the council PTA. The W...




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

Core Character Trait Spotlight For the Month of August/September: CIVILITY


ci·vil·i·ty


/səˈvilədē/



noun


  1. 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.

Middle School Moment

Middle school students will be coming home with Student/Parent Chromebook Loan Agreement forms. Renaissance recognizes the importance of keeping our students engaged even while outside of school and hope by providing students with the ability to work from home, through use of Chromebooks, that this will increase their academic engagement. Students will need to return the signed Loan Agreements in order to receive their assigned Chromebooks.


Student/Parent Chromebook Loan Agreements will go home with students Monday, September 9th. Teachers will reach out to parents/guardians individually to discuss what students can work on from home.


We are excited that our students are getting this opportunity!

Students Showing CORE!

Help us congratulate our students who are showing CORE,( Civility, Order, Respect, Excellence)! Each week students are being recognized!



8/23 winners


Steven Flack- Excellence

Quincy Ware- Excellence

Quincey Francis- Excellence

Korey Terrell- Civility

Andre Oliver- Excellence