Renaissance Revival

Academics, Attitude, Action --- December 6, 2019

Renaissance Mission Statement

"Our mission is to help students identify and learn how to cope and overcome their academic and behavioral challenges in order to become productive and responsible members within Warren Township school population and community at large."

Inspiration

"I never lose. I either WIN or Learn." Nelson Mandela

A Principal's Perspective


Greetings,


We have 10 days left before we head on Winter Break! Our counselor Ms. Nassar and teachers are reviewing students progress and assessing what classes students still have a chance of earning a credit in. We are encouraging students to use these last few weeks to wrap up as many courses as possible.


We will begin pulling students next week in both high school and middle school to discuss school placement for next semester. Areas we will be focusing on to make this decision include, discipline, attendance, teacher recommendation, and academic progress.


It is crunch time! Students MUST use in school time and out of school time to reach their goals. I've shared with many students that , " we can't want it more than you and we can't make you want it." Please help reinforce this message at home!


I encourage parents and guardians to chat with students and ask, "what can you do to help them reach their goals?"


As always, you can reach out to the school at 317-532-2996 with any questions and concerns.



Don't forget to ask your student the following questions:


1. How was your day or week?

2. How many credits do you still need to graduate?

3. What did you do today to help you get closer to your goal?

4. Anything I can do to help?

5. You know I love you right?


As always feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns!


Again, thank you for allowing us to serve your students!

Middle School Moment

At Renaissance, we try to give our students different experiences that take them out of their comfort zones and allow them to engage with the community. With this spirit in mind, our middle school students are being provided the opportunity to go on a field trip to The Indiana Repertory Theater’s production of “A Christmas Carol” next Tuesday. Permission slips were sent home this week.


Field Trip Information:

Date: Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Location: Indiana Repertory Theater, Downtown Indianapolis

Purpose: Literary, Cultural, and Social experiences

Cost: Tickets are being provided by MSD Warren Township Schools.

Means of Transportation: MSD Warren school bus with certified driver.

Time: We will leave Renaissance by 9:05am and return at approximately 11:55


If you have any questions concerning this opportunity, please email Ms. Craycroft at scraycro@warren.k12.in.us

Dean's Corner -- Discussion With The Dean


Renaissance Family,


I hope all of you had a great and restful Thanksgiving break. As we approach the final weeks of the first semester please remember that it is important that students are present to complete all of their work.


Also, several conversations have taken place with some of our upperclassmen about the different adult education programs in the city. If you or your student is interested please feel free to contact school administration for more information.


"Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools"

Napoleon Bonaparte




Student Success Handbook for Warren Township:

https://coredocs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/359717/Student_Success_Handbook_Board_Approved_19-20_school_year.pdf

Counselor Corner -- Conversation With the Counselor

On December 11th Renaissance will host our first College and Career Fair of the year. We have over 10 exhibitors who will be providing employment, information about trade schools and job readiness program opportunities. Ms. Scruggs, the Indianapolis Urban Project Ready Program Coordinator worked to get a wide variety of organizations at the fair. She says the goal is to help students gain experience to communicate with confidence and professionalism. The College and Career Fair is open to all Renaissance students. Please see the attached flyer for more information and for a list of exhibitors.



Important Dates



SAT registration information


Next Date December 7th.


Upcoming ACT Registration Deadline:

ACT registration information


Reminder: All of our 21st Century Scholars must take the SAT or ACT to claim their scholarship. Please see information below

Social Worker Corner-- Social Work Insight

From the Desk of the Social Worker………


This month as a social service worker my focus is on providing resources for the holiday season to some of our families that may be in need.


According to freefinancialhelp.net families are in need of additional assistance all year long however around the holiday seasons are the worst. You may be seeking employment, possibly laid off, downsized, terminated, your paid barely minimum wage, or your check may just be circumventing in a system somewhere causing a delay with you moving forward and having the “BEST” holiday possible. Click on the links below to assist yourself and immediate family, find help for a family member, friend or pay-it-forward and help someone you do not know. The Salvation Army, Toys for Tots, Lions Clubs International, Catholic Charities, and Make-A-Wish Foundation are resources to and for all. You may have a family member that is incarcerated; there is a prison fellowship link below as well. Reach out and ask questions!

Win a Gas Card!

Share with us one of your family Holiday memories. Send a note to school with your student!




Can't wait to hear about your memories!

Senior Student Success

Graduation



There has been a change in the Cap and Gowns. Students will be wearing one color(Black)with the cap(black)and tassel(black and gold).The price has changed to $34.00 dollars. All else will stay the same. Students may go to the website (herffjones.com) to access the picture of the Cap and Gown.



College and Career Planning


Led by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Learn More Indiana is a partnership of state and local organizations working to help Hoosiers of all ages complete education and training beyond high school. Go to this website and take personality quizzes, research potential careers and educational opportunities, build a resume and more!

https://learnmoreindiana.org/


Financial Aid Information


Is your student a 21st Century Scholar? Log on to ScholarTrack to check your student's enrollment status, update contact information or check progress on their required ScholarTrack activities.

https://scholars.in.gov/parents/keep-your-scholar-on-track/


Financial Aid for Seniors


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applications are available on October 1, 2019. Stay tuned for information about a FAFSA Completion night at Renaissance when we will go through the application process.


Also, be sure to follow the College and Career Readiness page on twitter for regular updates!



@CCR_WarrenTwp

CORE CORNER --Excellence

Core Character Trait Spotlight For the Month of December is: Excellence
  1. noun

    1. the quality of being outstanding or extremely good.

      "a center of academic excellence"


The 8 Keys of Excellence

  • INTEGRITY – Match behavior with values. ...
  • FAILURE LEADS TO SUCCESS –Learn from mistakes. ...
  • SPEAK WITH GOOD PURPOSE – Speak honestly and kindly. ...
  • THIS IS IT! – ...
  • COMMITMENT – Make your dreams happen. ...
  • OWNERSHIP – Take responsibility for actions. ...
  • FLEXIBILITY – Be willing to do things differently. ...
  • BALANCE – Live your best life.

Students Showing CORE!

Help us congratulate our students who are showing CORE,( Civility, Order, Respect, Excellence)! Each week students are being recognized!


11/22 CORE Buck winners


Anthony Moore- Order

Lakayla Day- Order

Nico Wilson- Order

KT Dugger- Order

KeeKee Harris- Order

Raptor Visitor Management System



Currently, every visitor who enters our building is asked to present a state of federal ID, such as a Driver’s License, and it is scanned into the Raptor System. Once the visitor has been approved, the office staff enters the reason, destination of the visit and the Raptor System will print a photo ID visitor badge. If for any reason a parent or guardian does not have a U.S. government-issued ID, the staff member can use any form of ID and manually enter the person’s name into the Raptor System. Beginning November 11, 2019, this will apply to our PreK-4 campuses as well.


A photo ID visitor badge is not required for those who visit our schools to drop off an item or pick-up paperwork at the front desk. Further, they may drop off their items(s) or remain in the waiting area until their student is available. Please be aware that current practices established in each building remain in effect.


The safety of our students is our highest priority. The Raptor Visitor Management System provides us with a consistent process of knowing who is in our buildings at all times as well as a tool to identify those individuals who may present a danger to our students and staff.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support towards enhancing school safety protocols in our district. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us here at Renaissance at 317-532-2996.

Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Festivals of Carols

Indianapolis Symphonic Choir's Festivals of Carols will be on Saturday, December 7th at 3:00 pm and Sunday, December 8th at 3:00 pm. This concert is filled with a variety of holiday favorites performed by choir, orchestra, and other guest
artists such as Broadway star Michele McConnell returning for a second year, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Spotlight High School Choirs, Santa, and a
Christmas Gospel Celebration featuring renowned gospel recording artist Rodnie Bryant & friends. Tickets may be purchased at www.warrenpac.org.

A Soul Stirring Christmas

A Soul Stirring Christmas will be on Saturday, December 14th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 15th at 4:00 pm. This is The Asante Children’s Theatre’s tribute to the Holiday Season! This is a "must see" performance for certain! Presale tickets are just $10.25 and may be purchased at www.warrenpac.org.