Decatur Proud Newsletter
Another school year has come and gone and Decatur Township is ready for some summer fun. Before you head out to the race track or take a dip in the pool, catch up on our school district's latest news and updates!
Calling all new and returning students! Registration will take place on the following days in each of our school buildings:
Thursday, July 12, 9 a.m. - Noon and 4-8 p.m.
Saturday, July 14, 9 a.m. - Noon
Tuesday, July 17, 4 - 8 p.m.
Families have the option to make a payment toward the 2018-19 school year fees and iPad rental or set up a payment plan. Additionally, our back-to-school backpack giveaway will take place on Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m. to Noon at the DELC.
To help wrap up another great school year, MSD of Decatur Township hosted its 4th annual Technology Showcase on April 11! This event highlights the authentic and hands-on approach our district takes in teaching students about new technology, as well as offers the community the opportunity to learn how Decatur Township recognizes and supports the need for students to be immersed in a world full of new and ever-changing technology.
At this year’s Technology Showcase, students from each grade level were invited to showcase their outstanding projects within the event’s gallery walk where nearly 250 students, families, and staff gathered to marvel at the work. To conclude the event, a team of technology gurus selected one forward-thinking creator from the elementary, middle, and high school to be featured in a TED Talk-style presentation called Hawk Talk.
District Technology Coordinator, Jason Seaver, was instrumental in the preparation and execution of the event. With the guidance of devoted faculty and administrative members like Jason, Decatur Township is able to help further the innovative ideas of dedicated students and will continue to showcase their bright ideas in years to come.
Last month, MSD of Decatur Township recognized excellence in art education among grades K-12 at the district’s annual Art Show. The talented students and their families were invited to the Decatur Library on April 20 where the artwork was showcased for all to appreciate. During the event, the principals of each school selected their favorite for the Principal’s Choice Award, along with the Library’s Choice and Public’s Choice awards.
West Newton Elementary Art Teacher, Tracey Krell-Suchy, is one of many faculty members who helped organize this event. She believes the work these students produce is truly outstanding and finds it important that our students know Decatur Township schools support their creativity now and after graduation.
Decatur Township has held the Art Show for almost 20 years in an effort to celebrate and encourage our students who excel in art. The show also supports Youth Art Month, a month-long initiative for promoting art and art education in the U.S. We’re very happy to have celebrated these students and will continue to nurture and support our student body’s success in the visual arts amongst a passionate group of faculty and administrative members.