Academy Daily Announcements

Updated March 27, 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:


As you are all aware, all Indiana Schools will be closed for the remainder of the year. Each local school district is working to submit their contingency learning plan to the State. I will keep everyone posted on the plans for MCCSC as they are finalized. Now more than ever, it is important for all students in continue engaging in eLearning and meeting course expectations outlined by your teachers. We are very pleased with the level of engagement we see from the majority of our students in the first 7 days of eLearning.


We ask that students continue giving their best effort in engaging in learning and connecting with their teachers and fellow classmates. You will begin to see some modifications to teacher expectations as a result of the changes made by the district. Below is the information shared by the district that may help our families create an ideal schedule for work. Please know that students enrolled in dual credit courses may find they will need to exceed the recommended hours to ensure they meet the course requirements.


The Contingency Learning Plan guidance for parents is below for your review.

Upcoming Events

Project TRR is hosting weekly advisory challenges and details will be posted in the Advisory Canvas course.


  • Week of April 6 is a Food Art Challenge
  • Week of April 13 is capturing virtual meeting screen shots. Please share pictures in the discussion thread for the 2019-20 ASE Advisory course.


Virtual Senior Breakfast - May 13th at 10:00 a.m.


Virtual Graduation - May 29 @ 7:30 Stay tuned for more details


ISTEP/ILEARN

The State of Indiana has canceled all standardized testing for the school year.

ISTEP Retest results will be made available on April 6. Ms. Gross will contact retesters with their results.

SCHOOL INFORMATION


eLearning Participation:

It is expected that students engage with class activities Monday - Thursday, beginning the week of March 30. Friday will be a day off from student learning.

Important: After you have completed your assigned work for your classes, please log out of Canvas. This will help teachers know that you are done working for the day.


Social Media:

We are making daily posts on Facebook highlighting our Seniors, how we are handling eLearning and more. Please like our page and we have opened up to comments to allow you to share your own experiences. The more people that like our page, the more people will know what a great community we have.


Senior Spotlights:

Seniors interested in having a FB spotlight should reach out to Dr. Sedory at ssedory@mccsc.edu.


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.


Homework Assistance during eLearning

Each of your teachers have office hours from 9-11 and 1-2 Monday - Thursday. If you would like additional support with your work you may schedule a meeting time with Mr. Morton. Please send him an email at scmorton@mccsc.edu.


SAT/ACT: If you plan to take the SAT or ACT this Spring, 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:

Questions about 21st Century Scholars should be directed to Ms. Gross.



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Seniors Only Information

Seniors and Parents Important Reminders:


A message from Ms. Gross:


Dear Seniors and Parents,


I'm sitting at my desk at home with a cup of hot tea and my chocolate lab, Murphy Brown at my feet. More than anything I wish I was at school with you--finalizing details for Senior Breakfast and Graduation. I don't know what the days ahead will bring, but I do know that we will figure out a way to manage all that needs to get accomplished. As your family pulls together during this time of great challenge, please know that your ASE family is there for you also--working on your behalf to get you to the finish line.


Seniors, you are my top priority. I will be spending the week sorting out the details of your academic lives to make sure that requirements for graduation are met. Important considerations for your individual graduation plan include:


  1. The diploma that you are pursuing (AHD/C40/Tecnical Honors)\
  2. Required classes at ASE that need to be completed (including English 111 for some of you. Please make sure that you are connecting with Dr. Hoevener for guidance)
  3. Dual credit courses through Ivy Tech. I know that you have received messages and instructions for completing the courses that you are currently enrolled in for the semester or 8 weeks. Several of you need these courses in order to meet requirements for the Academic Honors Diploma. Please make sure to continue to work with your instructors at Ivy Tech in order to complete all work toward these dual credits.Also, if any courses at Ivy Tech are needed to meet high school requirements, please make sure that I get a copy of the "unofficial transcript" so that I can put the Ivy Tech course/grade on your high school transcript. You can do this through email.
  4. Edmentum courses: If you are completing coursework through Edmentum, you can do this from home. Mr. Shotts and I will be in touch about how to take the mastery tests.
  5. For those of you who are heading to college in the fall, please make sure that you complete FAFSA. The deadline is April 15. All 21st Century Scholars must complete FAFSA. Please let me know if issues.
  6. 21st Century Scholars: Most of you who are scholars have completed the requirements for your scholarship. I received word that the Scholars Program has waived the SAT/ACT requirement for this year. I believe most of you already took one of the tests, but if not, do not worry about that requirement. As long as you complete all other requirements, all will be good.



Seniors, I will be reaching out to each of you individually this week, but please don't hesitate to get in touch with me via email. If you want to talk on the phone, send me a message and I'll give you a call. I know this is a stressful time for you, so again, please let me know how you're feeling and what you need. Parents too.


Be safe and take care.

Keri Gross



Graduation:

I know you are all anxious about graduation and I wanted you to know that we are not able to hold our graduation this year at Ivy Tech. I am waiting for more direction from the district and the State of Indiana with regard to graduation. As soon as I know more, I will let you know.


2020-2021 FAFSA

The 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now live and opened Tuesday, October 1. In order to secure state aid eligibility for the 2020-2021 academic year, students must submit the FAFSA by the state deadline of April 15, 2020. The form can be accessed by visiting fafsa.ed.gov. Seniors are encouraged to create a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) prior to beginning the FAFSA. The FSA ID serves as a legal digital signature, and both the student and at least one parent must have one. The FSA ID can be created on the Federal Student Aid website

SEL Corner!

Welcome to the SEL Corner!

We believe that students deserve a safe and inspiring school culture and future where there is empathy, respect for one another, and opportunities for all students to grow academically, behaviorally, social, and emotionally. Through the MCCSC’s Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Initiative, our students and teachers will learn and practice social and emotional skills through the use of the Second Step or School-Connect curriculum. Some examples of these skills are: self-awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. Discussions that focus on creating a supportive learning community, developing self-awareness and self-management, building relationships and resolving conflicts, and preparing for college and the workforce are happening throughout the school year. We see application of these skills across home and school and encourage you to talk with your adolescent about what they are learning with Second Step or School-Connect.


Parent Webinar:


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Please join us Thursday, April 2nd at 2pm EDT for our free webinar regarding anxiety. Join our guest, Tanya Stockhammer, PhD as she helps parents navigate these trying times.

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Feeling stressed and anxious during this unusual time of school closing, social distancing and canceled school events? Not sure what to say or how to help your teen cope? You are not alone. Join us as Dr. Tanya Stockhammer, Clinical Psychologist, will explain the positives and unhelpful components of anxiety, what happens to our teens during high anxiety, tips to help with discussions about the crisis and how to help them deal with their emotions.

Dr. Stockhammer is a clinical psychologist specializing in child, adolescent and pediatric psychology and is co-owner of StrongMinds. . Her clinical specialty areas include anxiety disorders (including OCD) in youth of all ages, teenage adjustment issues, and parenting challenges (including parenting children with complex behavioral or health issues).

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION

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".