School City of East Chicago January Issue 2023
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A word from Dr. Javier Abrego, Superintendent
On behalf of Governing Board and the SCEC Administrative Team, I would like to welcome everyone back to a new and exciting school year. I would like to take a moment, to introduce the Central Office staff. These individuals have been assigned very important task to complete in the 2023 school year that will elevate our district to excellence.
Dr. Javier Abrego - Superintendent of Schools
Ms. Christina Gutierrez - Director of Elementary Ed.
Ms. Michelle Ondas - Director Secondary Ed.
Ms. Lela Simmons - Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Marlon Mitchell - Director of Human Resources
Ms. Tamara Pol - Director of Special Education
Ms. Cynthia Castro - Director of Federal Projects
Ms. Xochitl Medina - Director of English Language Learners
School City of East Chicago was the first district in Indiana to implement the Beyond Textbooks Curriculum Framework. I want to thank all of our staff for trying something new with open arms, and for implementing Beyond Textbooks with fidelity. Also, for welcoming the Vail USD to East Chicago.
Beyond Textbooks helps us define which standards are the most important, it also indicates when to teach each standard, how to teach a standard, as well as how to assess mastery.
We are starting the second semester of the school year. Please make sure your child(ren) come to school on time and prepared. Please do not drop off your students earlier than the time specified by your school principal.
Remember to always check the district website for all updated and new information at http://www.scec.k12.in.us
Xochitl Medina - Director English Language Learners (email@example.com)
Welcome to Cardinal Nation!
Please make sure your contact information is updated. If there is an emergency at school or a school announcement/closing you will need to be contacted either in person or by an automated phone call.
Please visit the district website for ALL UPDATED and NEW INFORMATION at www.scec.k12.in.us.
2023 Board of Education Members
Joel Rodriguez, Board President (firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Pattie Jo Gibson-King, Board Vice-President (email@example.com)
Jesse Gomez, Board Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vanessa Hernandez-Orange, Member (email@example.com)
Diane Smith, Member (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jewell Harris, Jr., SCEC Attorney (email@example.com)
Lilly Endowment Scholarship Recipent
Arely is the daughter of Bernabé Alarcón Reyes and Nohemí Aguilar Prieto. Arely plans to major in political science. She also wants to attend Law School. She intends to give back to her community by improving healthcare to low-income families and undocumented citizens in Indiana.
CONGRATULATIONS ARELY!!! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!
Holiday Dinner Drive Thru
EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
"Spanish Club" Posadas
The Posadas is a nine day celebration before Christmas. Each night a procession is formed showing Joseph and Mary's journey trying to find a place to stay. Every night ends with kids hitting a pinata to receive either the candy or fruit inside the pinata.
Lady Cardinals Tourney Champs!!!
AWESOME JOB LADY CARDINALS!!!!
100 Days in School
Holiday Spirit in SCEC
Harrison - Purple Star
Foundations of East Chicago
FEC's Scholarship Application is NOW LIVE! If you are an East Chicago High School senior OR an East Chicago resident planning to attend an accredited post-secondary educational/trade institution APPLY!
Visit our website for more information and the application!
High School Seniors: https://foundationsec.org/high-school-scholarships/
General Scholarship: https://foundationsec.org/general-scholarships/
The Scholarship Application will be available October 1, 2022-January 13, 2023.
Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students
Looking for scholarships open to undocumented students? Check out this post!
Find more scholarships at immigrantsrising.org/scholarships.
Frontline Families Scholarship Fund
The Frontline Families Scholarship Fund is providing awards up to $2,500 to the children of frontline healthcare workers who lost their lives to Covid-19.
*All eligible applicants will receive funds!* If you qualify and you are planning on part- or full-time undergraduate study next year, apply now at https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/frontlinefamilies.
Indiana Latino Institute
Applications for our 2023 Pathways to Careers program are open! Applications due May 30, 2023
We are looking for students who are interested in making change to better support Latino students in Indianapolis.