The Brave Beat- August 2022

ICMS August Newsletter



Upcoming Dates

Aug. 1: Back to school night (6th grade: 5:00-7:00; 7th and 8th grade: 6:00-8:00)

Aug. 13: XC @ Jackson Creek MS

Aug. 16: Boys Tennis vs Central Middle School

Aug. 18: 7/8 Football @ Greenwood Middle School

Aug. 20: IC XC Invite

7/8 Volleyball @ Owen Valley Middle School Invite

Aug. 22: Girls Golf @ Perry Meridan Middle School

Aug. 23: Boys Tennis vs Waldron

Aug. 24: Girls Golf @ Martinsville (John R Wooden)

7/8 Volleyball @ Hauser

Aug. 25: 7/8 Football vs Owen Valley Middle School

7/8 Volleyball @ Edinburgh

Aug. 27: Boys Tennis @ Waldron Invite

Aug. 30: Girls Golf vs Beech Grove

XC @ Waldron Invite

Aug. 31: Girls Golf vs Clark Pleasant Intermediate School

Boys Tennis @ Franklin Community Middle School

7th Volleyball vs Center Grove Middle School North

7/8 Football @ Tri North Middle School

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AM/PM Student Drop Off

Parents who are dropping off or picking up a student before or after school must do so in the lower high school parking lot.

AM: Students must be dropped off in the high school parking lot and utilize the cross walk across from the main high school entrance. Students may enter the high school and walk through the cafeteria or walk along the front sidewalk, then enter through the middle school.

PM: Again, students must be picked up in the high school parking lot. Students may utilize the cross walk across from door 5N, near the middle school main entrance.

The middle school parking lot will not be utilized for pick up or drop off before and after school in any format.

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6th Grade Social Studies (Mr. Stanifer)

Students in 6th grade Social Studies will be starting off the year learning basic geography. Here they will learn basic map skills and the 5 themes of geography. Students will also become familiar with continents, oceans, and countries on earth. They will need their chrome books, a spiral notebook, and colored pencils to effectively participate in this course.

6th Grade Math (Mr. Appleton)

Welcome to my class. You will learn many new things and perhaps have fun doing it. I will do my best to teach you all the state standards in 6th grade math, and I will also try my hardest to get you to enjoy a good math challenge. The State Board of education has commissioned me to provide a rigorous curriculum filled with a plethora of problem solving opportunities. My daily lesson plans are designed to meet that end. Each daily plan contains: problem solving, review skills, a new lesson, and an IXL practice skill that goes with the new lesson. There will also be a 10 minute homework assignment on most days, but not the weekends. There will be some things that will find you flummoxed. Please feel free to use all the research tools that are presented in class. You may also e-mail me 24-7 with any questions you might have. I am rather busy and do not promise immediate response, but I do my best to get back to you as soon as possible. I look forward to a fantastic year of learning.

6th Grade Math (Mrs. Ramey)

Welcome back to a new and exciting school year! It seems as if most people classify themselves as either a math person or not a math person. I am going to help my students see that we can all be successful at math. We will spend the year learning to switch our mindset from being fixed to a growth mindset. Along with changing our mindset, we will begin the year learning about routines and each other. We will review some basic operation skills from previous years that are necessary for success with sixth grade standards. Please make sure your student has all of their necessary supplies. My Canvas page is updated daily and is a great source of information. Be sure to become an observer. I look forward to working with you and your student!

Mrs. Emenhiser (7/8 Math)

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Art (Ms. Sandberg)

Hello! My name is Sarah Sandberg and I teach 6th, 7th and 8th grade art at Indian Creek Middle School. I’m raising funds to give my art students access to Scholastic Art Magazine for the 2022-23 school year. When you contribute to this fundraising campaign, you’ll help me raise $300 to provide a year long subscription of Scholastic Art Magazines for Indian Creek students. Any extra funds raised will go toward other ICMS teachers' classroom needs or the library and will benefit ICMS kids. Thank you for your support!

Follow this link to donate!

FACS (Mrs. McFann)

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School Health (Mrs. Lawalin)

Welcome back! Please don’t forget incoming 6th graders have two school required immunizations (Meningococcal (MCV4) and Tdap). These are required before the start of school. Please email updated immunization records to or send a copy to the Middle School office. If your student is not up to date by Fall Break, they will not be able to return to school after the break until they are up to date.

If your student has daily medications that need administered during the school day or any changes to their health history, please update Jill Lawalin, or 317-878-2108.

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Hello parents and students!

I hope you all had a relaxing summer. I am so excited to get back to school! I want to start by introducing you to our counseling department. I am Lindsey Crouch - the school counselor here at ICMS. Please think of me as a great starting point to any questions you may have. I do not know all of the answers, but I can point you in the right direction if I am unsure.

I am here for ALL students. I am here to help students with academic, social, or personal struggles that may pop up throughout their middle school years. My goal is to know ALL of our students' names by September. I have the 7th and 8th grade down, but the 6th grade is at times a struggle. I truly strive to know something about each of our kiddos here. I do not want life situations to happen to kiddos and the first time they meet with me - I have to learn their name. I want them to feel comfortable coming to me so that if they truly need me - they will be more willing to open up.

If you have concerns about your student at any point in the school year - please call me or email me and we will figure out the best steps for your child.

Have a great school year!

Lindsey Crouch

ICMS School Counselor


"Happy New Year!” (school year, that is) It is hard to believe that it is the beginning of a new school year and with new things come many emotions.

Students have a myriad of emotions such as excitement, anxiety, grumpy (hello having to wake up early again!), hopeful, etc. when something is new and that is completely normal. Part of my job is to help students during those moments of high anxiety or a friend crisis or family difficulties or sometimes just letting a student vent. We all need someone to listen, share advice, help navigate through difficult situations and students are no different. I also help students learn social/emotional skills for whatever they may need (anger, focusing, organization, anxiety, communication, etc). In addition, I help provide resources to parents/guardians as needed.

My position serves both the middle school and high school students. I truly enjoy getting to know our students and hearing their stories. Each one is special and brings unique qualities to our campus. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child, please feel free to call or email me. My door is always open.

PS- I, too, am navigating these waters with my own 7th grade daughter. You are not alone!

Marlene Glover

ICMS/ICHS Mental Health Advisor

317-878-2100 ext 3012

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NHJ Educaiton Foundation

The NHJ Education Foundation is accepting new members. Entering year 10 since it's establishment, The Foundation greatly pours back into our schools, helping meet the needs of our students and teachers with financial support. These funds are generating through fundraising, under the supervision of a volunteer board.

If you're interested in learning more about The Education Foundation or the possibility of joining, please contact Jill Lawalin (

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August Menus

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