Academy Announcements

Updated April 16, 2021

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.



Calender

April 22 - Hearing screening for Sophomores- See information below

May 4 - No School

May 28- Last day of school for students

June 7 - Tentative Commencement for Seniors (more information will follow)


Hearing Screenings

Hello Sophomores & their families,


Indiana law requires hearing screenings for all students (online & in-person) in 10th grade. We will be administering hearing screenings for sophomores on Thursday, 4/22 from 9:30am - 10am. Attached is a letter with more information, including the safety precautions that will be in place.

OPTING OUT: If you do not want your student to participate in the hearing screenings, you must complete the opt out form at the bottom of the attached letter OR email the office (tjones@mccsc.edu) stating that you are opting your student out of the hearing screening. Please make sure to include both your student's name and your name in the body of the email.

ONLINE STUDENTS: Online students should come to school between 9:30 - 10 am on 4/22 to complete the hearing screening. Please email the office (tjones@mccsc.edu) and confirm that your student will come in, or follow the instructions above to opt out of the hearing screening.


ASE NEWS!!

ASE WUNDERKIND AWARD WINNERS

A wunderkind is a person who achieves great success when relatively young. This award recognizes excellence in Trust, Respect & Responsibility, our core values. March Award Winners: Amara Weiss, Lucas Sons, Aidan Reef, Nicole Dewar.


Congratulations to Jesse Kogge and Aidan Mahaffey. They won 1st place at the Maverick Challenge, a business planning competition. They competed against five other county winners and ultimately won $1500 to invest in the startup AROdyssey.


Congratulations to Trinity Kessinger. Her essay on Katherine Dunham, African-American dancer, choreographer, author, educator and social activist, won 3rd place in the City of Bloomington Black History Month Essay Contest.

SCHOOL INFORMATION

Tutor interest

MCCSC is looking for students who are interested in volunteering their time to tutor elementary students during the summer. Students can apply the experience towards the learn and demonstrate employability skills requirements for graduation pathways. Interested students are encouraged to CLICK HERE for more information and complete an interest form. See Flyer

Eligibility requirements:

● Must be a high school junior or senior (Class of 2023 and 2022)
● 3.0 GPA or higher
● Must be in good behavior standing
● Able to provide online tutoring instruction in Math or English Language Arts
● Access to reliable transportation to get to and from student’s assigned tutoring location (Students must report to their assigned location to provide tutoring online, no exceptions!!)


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.


Art Club

Art Club will be offered online - Starting Wed. Aug 19th 3-4 PM

See Attachment below


MCCSC COLLEGE AND CAREER NEWSLETTER

Check out the latest edition of the MCCSC College and Career Newsletter! Each edition is full of exciting news about upcoming events, college and career planning opportunities, and scholarship information.



College and Career Events

April 13, 2021 – Ivy Tech College + Admissions Session
Date & Time: Tuesday, April 13th 6:00 – 8:00pm Description: Students meet virtually one on one with an enrollment specialist to get their questions answered as it relates to their application, assessment, and registration. Audience: Senior and families. Flyer

April 14, 2021 – How to Network for Career Opportunities
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 14th 5:30 – 6:30pm Description: A career coach will teach students and families the importance of networking and how to do it now to prepare for the career that they want to have in the future. Audience: High school students and families Flyer

April 19, 2021 – College Planning and Financial Aid Event
Date & Time: Monday, April 19th 5:30 – 6:30pm Description: Experts from INvestEd will virtually discuss topics like choosing the right major/career, maximizing FREE money like scholarship & grants, the financial aid process, comparing college costs and more. Audience: High school students and families. Flyer


COVID-19 INFORMATION- School procedure reminder


Parents, this is a reminder to please keep your student home from school if they have any symptoms that might be related to Covid. This would include fever, sore throat, cough, stomach issues, headache, or loss of taste or smell. If your student is sick, please call the ASE office or attendance line. You will receive a follow up call from our call center. If your student has been in contact with a person with Covid, then they must be quarantined for 14 days before returning to school. A doctor's note will be required before your student can return to class. If your student has been tested for Covid, we must have documentation showing that your student tested negative before he/she can return to school.

Thank you for your cooperation and help in keeping our school safe and healthy!

Please see Covid attachment above.


All CDC Guidance will be followed. Face coverings with exhalation valves or vents will not be worn. COVID-19 information is listed in our student handbook


IMPORTANT REMINDER

The Academy doors will not open for students until 7:45am. Please do not drop your student off before this time. The custodian needs ample time to sanitize the building and prepare for hand washing before students arrive.


TARDIES

Students will now be asked to sign a tardy log if they are late to school. Students should be in their classroom no later than 8:10. Students that are tardy will have this noted in their attendance.


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


ASE PARKING TAGS


If your student will be driving to school, they must have a parking tag on their car. Car permit applications are in the front office. Please stop by and pick one up. Only those drivers who have an application on file and valid permit may drive to school and park their vehicle on school property. Car permit applications must have a signature from a parent or guardian.


Meal Distribution- See Flyer Below


Free school meals - See Letter and Flyer below

Parent-Teacher Network - PTN

ase.ptn.president@gmail.com


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

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.

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".