Academy Daily Announcements

Updated September 18, 2019

Daily Announcements


Anyone that has an announcement they would like shared with students, staff, or families should email Denise Jones, (tjones@mccsc.edu) A link to daily announcements can be found on the ASE website on the right-hand side under Academy Quick Links.


Note from Principal Willis:


We celebrated our 1st 6 weeks attendance stars with a free Culver's Treat coupon. We had 72 students that did not miss a day during the first grading period. All students returned to the Attendance star board for the 2nd 6 weeks.


We need 6 Volunteers for Saturday, September 21st. Please consider volunteering to sell IU Football game programs. The link to sign up is below and you have also received a separate Signup Genius email for the upcoming events. ASE receives 10% of the sales of all programs. We need 10 volunteers for each game.


PLEASE REMEMBER TO COMPLETE ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR YOUR STUDENT! Contact the school office if you have any questions. Thank you!


Attendance Rate: We know how important attendance in school is to student success and the district provides each school weekly reports on attendance. We are off to a great start!

Year-to-Date:

Academy 99.27, 98.9, 98.29, 97.73, 97.11, 97.08

Upcoming Events

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE SEPT. 21 FOOTBALL GAME PROGRAM SALES!!!


  • September 20 - Movie Night - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 26 - Discover STEM with NSWC Crane - see information below
  • October 3 - 6:00-8:00 9th Grade and New Family Orientation
  • October 10 - PTN meeting 5:30 - 6:30
  • October 14 -15 Fall Break
  • October 16 - PSAT All 10th and 11th grade
  • December 2 - Flu vaccinations - See information below



National College Fairs - See dates and times below

Go Ivy Days - See information in Senior section below

SCHOOL INFORMATION

MOVIE NIGHT

Project TRR is hosting a movie night Friday, 9/20 from 8-10. Students will vote throughout the week of 9/16-9/20 on their movie of choice and it will be announced that Friday afternoon. The voting will be through money that will fund the snacks, drinks, and movie rental cost. The theme is "Banned Books Month" and the movie choices are The Lorax, Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Great Gatsby, The Giver, Farenheit 451, The Hate U Give.


PUMPKIN LAUNCH CONTEST

Parks and Recreation hosts an annual pumpkin launch contest and registration is now open to register teams. Do we have students that are interested in participating? Check out the details here. The event is on October 26th and a symposium offering will be available for Monday, September 16th for students interested in participating. If we have interested parents willing to help oversee the building of a pumpkin launcher, please email Mrs. Willis.
UPDATE: Interested students met during symposium on Monday and decided we would meet after school on Tuesdays from 2:45 - 4:30 and have a weekly meeting every Monday during symposium.


Flu Vaccine

It is once again time to get this season's flu vaccine. The Monroe County Public Health Clinic is working with your child's school to give children the flu vaccine at school so you won't need to miss work.

Flu vaccinations will be offered at ASE on December 2nd. Forms will be sent home with your child or you can pick one up in the school office. Forms are due back to school by November 18th.

If you have any questions, please call the Monroe County Public Health Clinic at

812-353-3244 or call the ASE office.



PTN Meeting

The next PTN meeting is this coming Thursday October 10 5:30-6:30

Hope to see you there!!


Parking tags are available in the school office. Students who drive to school must have a parking tag. Please stop by the office and pick up a car permit application! New parking tags are given out each year. If you have an old tag, please come to the office to submit an application for the current year.


Parent of a Canvas User? Please see the instructions linked here for guidance on connecting to Canvas so you can help us support your child's success in school.


After School Hours:

Students are welcome to utilize the cafeteria after school until 4:00 on Monday-Thursday to study and or collaborate as needed. Students that are in need of or interested in tutoring options should email Mrs. Willis. This time will be supervised by a staff member.


Math Homework Help:

Mr. Morton can be available after schools on Monday - Thursday for students needing help with Math. Please email him at scmorton@mccsc.edu to arrange a day to stay after school.


Volunteering Opportunity:

ASE sells IU Football and IU Basketball programs at all IU home games as a fundraiser. ASE and PTN will receive 10% of all programs sold at each game. We have earned $3000 in past years. Selling programs takes 10 volunteers for football and we like our volunteers to be paired at each selling station with a student and an adult. It is tons of fun to sell programs and volunteers will receive a free parking pass and tickets to the game. If you are interested in volunteering to help support ASE, please use the SignupGenius link to sign up to help. Volunteers must be at the game 2 hours before kickoff and we sell until the programs are sold out or no later than 1 hour past the start of the game.

Here are the dates:



Sept 21 - TBA vs Connecticut

Oct 12 - 12:00 vs Rutgers

Nov 2 - TBA vs Northwestern

Nov 23 - TBA vs Michigan



Robotics Team

Robots! Robots! Robots! Robotics club will meet every Monday and Friday from 2:45 - 4:00. If you have questions, please email Dani Ansaldo who will be coaching the team this year.


Laptop Optional Insurance – Individual Policies

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Worth Ave. Group laptop insurance policies provide replacement cost coverage for a full calendar year, paid with an annual premium. Each policy covers the laptop for accidental damage such as drops and spills as well as theft, fire, flood, natural disasters and lightning strikes.

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Visit https://www.worthavegroup.com/product/laptop-insurance/ to select your options and purchase your policy, go to drop down menu and select:


Products

Laptop Insurance (not ipad)

User Type – K12

Coverage Amount- $325

Coverage Type – full

Deductible – 0

Policy Term – 1 year

Payment terms


Contact the ASE school office if you have any questions!


PSAT

Wednesday, October 16 (8:10-11:30 am). All 10th graders are expected to participate in testing. The testing is free and gives students an opportunity to better understand and practice for the SAT.

PSAT Study Guides are being distributed through 10th grade seminar this week. It's a great idea for students to view the guide and go through the practice items.

IU Bloomington Visit to ASE:

A representative from IUB will visit with 10th graders on Thursday, October 10 at 9:30 am during Global Perspectives. We're excited for sophomores to be able to ask questions about the college experience and requirements for acceptance.


ACT & PSAT Testing Dates

If you plan to take the ACT or SAT this fall please note the dates below:

ACT - 9/14, 10/26, 12/14 Registration & information can be found on www.ACT.org

SAT - 8/24 Registration & information can be found on www. Collegeboard.org



SAT/ACT: If you plan to take the SAT or ACT this fall, please make sure to check dates and registration information/deadlines at the following sites:

SAT: www.collegeboard.org

ACT: www.act.org


21st Century Scholars:

Mark your calendars!

Zachary Cullum, our representative from the 21st Century Scholars office, will be at ASE on Thursday, September 19 during Symposium to talk with all senior (and early graduate) scholars. This meeting is MANDATORY and you will be added to this Symposium list. We will meet in Mrs. Novak's classroom directly following lunch.


Scholars, in order for you to be awarded your scholarship, you must complete several very important steps. We will be discussing these items at our meeting, but as a reminder, you must do the following during your senior year:

  1. Fulfill all 21st Century Scholar activities as listed within your scholars account. You can login to your account at any time to check on your status.
  2. Complete FAFSA (free application for student aid). FAFSA must be completed by March 1, 2020. Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to access the application.
  3. Take either the SAT or ACT. You must take one or the other. Information and registration is available at the websites below:

SAT: www.collegeboard.org

ACT: ww.act.org


School Safety Reminders

  • Going outside at lunch: We have many students that enjoy going outside during lunch and due to this, we need to specify some clearer expectations. 1) Students will only be allowed to go outside between 11:05 and 11:10 under adult supervision and must remain outside until 11:22. 2) Under no circumstances are students to exit the building when someone is waiting to get in the building. Guests to our school must buzz in and the office must verify if they should be in the building. Do not let people in the building. 3) If there is any kind of emergency activity near the school, students are to return to the building immediately with the adults that are supervising.
  • Crosswalks: This is a reminder that students needing to cross Patterson Drive should do so at the Adams Street stoplight. It is very unsafe to cross Patterson at the crosswalk on Issac Drive near the gas station because cars do not have to stop and drivers do not pay attention.
  • Cell Phones: Reminder that cell phones should be silenced and put away during the day. They are allowed before/after school and during lunch. Cells phones are not permitted in the restroom and teachers will ask students to leave them in the class.

  • Vaping policies: Unfortunately vaping has become an epidemic among youth in our community and I urge families to have discussions with their kids about the dangers and consequences. MCCSC put in place procedures that all schools will follow to help combat the issue. We have been very fortunate that this has not been a huge issue for our community, but we are beginning to see signs that it may exist. Below are the consequences.
    o 1st Offense: Students in possession of or using tobacco, including e-cigarettes, will serve a one-day out-of-school suspension for their first offense. In accordance with the corporation tobacco policy, they will also be required to attend the “Teens Beat Tobacco” class provided by IU Health.
    o 2nd Offense: For a second offense, offending students will serve a three-day out-of-school suspension. In addition, the school will submit a referral to the Monroe County Clerk’s Office, per the corporation tobacco policy. The Monroe County Clerk’s Office will issue a fine to the family of the offending student for the amount of $142.50 that is to be paid to the County Clerk’s office. The corporation assumes no responsibility for overseeing the payment of this fine.
    o 3rd Offense: The third offense will result in a five-day out-of-school suspension.


BPA FUNDRAISER

The Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship’s Business Professionals of America chapter is hosting a fundraiser. https://sites.google.com/mccsc.net/ase-bpa-fundraiser/home

The items will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. All of the items are new except the bread maker, and were donated by Mrs. Novak’s mother.

We will do our best to update the website, but if you need to know if an item is still available feel free to e-mail Mrs. Novak at jnovak@mccsc.edu

We are only able to accept cash or a check. Checks can be made out to ASE BPA. Thank you for your support of our BPA Chapter.


Kroger Card

Link your Kroger Card to the Academy to benefit ASE! It's easy when you enroll in Kroger Community Rewards! To get started, sign up with your Plus Card, select The Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship. Once you're enrolled, you'll earn rewards everytime you shop an use your Plus Card! Enroll now for the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Participants must re-enroll each year to continue earning rewards for their chosen organization.

Register online - See instructions attached below

Seniors Only Information

Seniors and Parents Important Reminders:


College Visits:

University of Evansville: Friday, Sept. 13 during Advisory (Mrs. Novak's room). Please let your Advisory teacher know that you will be attending the session directly following lunch.

Ivy Tech: Thursday, October 24 during Symposium (Mrs. Novak's room)

Ivy Tech Enrollment:

Ms. Jourdan Cleaver has replaced Esthela Rodriguez as our Ivy Tech Admissions representative. You are welcome to email her directly with any enrollment questions (jcleaver8@ivytech.edu)

Fall/2nd 8 weeks: If you are currently taking a 1st 8 weeks course at Ivy Tech, please make sure that you are signed up for a 2nd 8 weeks course. Let me know if you need help with this or email Ms. Cleaver.

Spring 2020: Ms. Cleaver will be available at ASE for Ivy Tech spring enrollment on Thursday, October 24.. She will be meeting with students individually who plan to take second semester courses at Ivy Tech.

FAFSA: The 2020-21 student aid application opens October 1, 2019. Anyone who is planning to go to college (any institution of higher learning) following high school should file with FAFSA, as eligibility for financial aid is determined through this application.

Students who are applying to Ivy Tech's ASAP Program need to file both 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 FAFSA applications.

If you are a 21st Century Scholar, you MUST file FAFSA.

ISTEP: Seniors who need to re-test in English, Math, or both will be testing early December, 2019.

21st Century Scholars:

Mandatory meeting: Thursday, September 19 during Symposium (conference room). Please report to the meeting directly following lunch. A representative from the 21st Century Scholars office will be available to talk about scholarship requirements.

Reminder: All 21st Century Scholars must take the SAT or ACT one time.


Ivy Tech Courses/Release:

Most of you have secured your Ivy Tech class schedule for fall semester. Ivy Tech's drop/withdrawal policy and important dates:


Drop Deadline: The last date to drop dual credit courses with no impact to the student is September 6th for the Fall semester. Effective this academic year, we will no longer be dropping students from courses at the end of the course due to insufficient grades, in an effort to better adhere with College policy.


Withdrawal deadline: If students wish to not have their grade posted to their Ivy Tech transcripts after the drop deadline, they have until November 23rd to withdraw from the course. Withdrawing from the course will post a grade of a “W” on their College transcripts, which counts as an attempted course and may affect their student status when they actually enter college


Lilly scholarship information:

The application is now live and can be accessed at https://www.cfbmc.org/lasting-impact/apply-for-a-scholarship/lilly/ Key details can be found on the website.


Lilly scholarship 2020 timeline

7/10/19 Applications available to students online

8/26/19 Application deadline

9/17/19 School committee deadline for scoring (determines semi-finalists)

9/19/19 Semi-finalists’ applications available to CF Committee for scoring

10/7/19 Deadline for CF Committee to score semi-finalists’ applications

10/8/19 Finalists identified, interviews scheduled

10/17 and 10/22, 2019 - Finalists interviews

10/24/19 CF board approves nominees/alternates

10/25/19 CF submits nominations to ICI

Nov 2019 Lilly Scholarship finalist presentations at Annual Report to Community

12/7/19 ICI notifies CF of approved scholars

Early December 2019: CF Announces 2020 Lilly Scholars

2/1/2020 Scholars must notify CF of accepting or declining the scholarship


Please note perhaps the two most significant dates as it relates to the school and the students: The application deadline date of 8/26, and the final date of 9/17 for school committees to complete their review of their school’s applications.

Please make sure that you have confirmed your school’s evaluation committee members and communicate that list to me as soon as you are able to. I will need to make sure that all reviewers have completed the required recusal form, just like before. The latest this can be done is 8/26 so that everything is in place before the committees have access to the applications online.



Go Ivy Days of this school year!

As you start planning college visits and/or field trips for your students I wanted to share with you our first campus visit opportunity of the year! Go Ivy Friday: Healthcare will be on Friday, September 13 from 10 am to 2 pm. This day is tailored for high school students to explore the possibilities that are available within the healthcare & nursing field. During the visit students will be able to engage in hands-on demonstrations using the same lab equipment that many of our current students utilize, talk with full time faculty who have worked in their field and share their knowledge with our students, learn about the Early College program and College enrollment, visit the nursing building and health sciences labs, and learn more about financial aid opportunities which can help students earn a credential free of cost! As an added bonus, we provide lunch. J


During this visit students will be able to check out the following programs from our School of Health Sciences & School of Nursing:

· Nursing

· Respiratory Therapy

· Radiation Therapy

· Kinesiology

· Medical Assisting

· And More!

If you are interested in bringing a group of students to Ivy Tech Bloomington (200 Daniel’s Way, Bloomington, IN) please reach out to me so I can assist with coordinating your visit. You can also RSVP online by visiting www.ivytech.edu/GoIvyDay . Please let me know by September 6 if you are interested in attending!

If you have any questions please let me know – I’d be more than happy to chat with you on the phone or answer any questions via email. We hope you’ll take advantage of this great opportunity and I look forward to working with you this year!

Parent-Teacher Network - PTN

ase.ptn.president@gmail.com

PTN is looking for new treasurer and secretary. Please contact PTN president if you are interested.


Next PTN meeting is October 10th - 5:30 - 6:30


AMAZON SMILE

Support ASE PTN through Your Amazon Smile Account
The PTN is officially set up as an Amazon Smile recipient! Start your Amazon shopping through smile.amazon.com and a portion of each purchase will be credited to the PTN. Sign up here: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81-1690146

COMMUNITY INFORMATION


Save the Date!

Discover STEM with NSWC Crane

Discover the tech behind the gates

When: September 26th, 2019

Session 1: 9:00 to 11:00; Session 2: 12:00 to 2:00

Where: WestGate Academy, Odon, Indiana

Who: High School Students interested in STEM; Grades 9 through 12

A day of fun and learning at WestGate Academy!

Hand-on demos of tech used at Crane!

Activities for grades 9 and up!


Please contact Dr. Hoevener if you are interested: lhoevene@mccsc.edu



Science Fest at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Saturday, October 26, from 9 am to 3 pm. See attached flyer. The link to the website is https://sciencefest.indiana.edu/.


The B-Town Improv Hoedown

IU is partnering with Ivy Tech John Waldron to host a one-day improv festival in Bloomington on October 5. The B-Town Improv Hoedown will feature daytime workshops and evening performances (https://go.iu.edu/improv). All proceeds will benefit Camp Yes And!

There are improv workshops for performers, educators and other care givers such as speech and language pathologists, and people wanting to be more comfortable with public speaking. The ages range from teen to adult and there are workshops for beginners as well as those who are more experienced.


And of course there are shows to see! One of which is Comedysportz- it's coming to Bloomington for the night!! This is an all ages show.

Remember to check it out and pre-register! And spread the word too!


National College Fairs

Indianapolis - Tuesday, Sept. 24 9am-1pm

Indiana Convention Center

Register Free at gotomyncf.com


Performing & Visual Arts College Fair

Tuesday Oct 22 6:30pm-8:30pm

Butler University - Efroymson Family Gym

Register free at gotomypvafair.com


MCCSC Community Bulletin Board

If you would like to know more about activities and events for students in our community you can access the MCCSC Community Bulletin Board. Information on the community bulletin board is also shared in Friday emails from MCCSC titled "MCCSC Updates and Announcements".


School Age Care Aides Needed

Immediate openings available at Several Elementary Schools.

See Flyer below