09/15/14

Plainfield Community School Corporation

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • DEPT OF EDUCATION A-F ACCOUNTABILITY RESULTS
  • DISTRICT SAFETY PRACTICES
  • CALENDAR OF EVENTS
  • AROUND THE DISTRICT - PARENT NEWSLETTERS
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The Indiana Department of Education has released results for 2014 A-F Accountability of Indiana schools.


Plainfield Community School Corporation is proud to announce that, once again, all PCSC schools were awarded an A for their performance. Indiana's A-F model incorporates student academic growth and graduation rates, as well as college and career readiness, as measures of success.


Additional congratulations to Van Buren Elementary and Central Elementary on receiving the highest possible scores, earning all bonus points possible for student growth. These schools join Clarks Creek Elementary who received the same distinction last year, earning a perfect score in the 2013 results.

Congratulations to PCSC August Values Winners!

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Could you jump rope while rhyming at the same time?

Clarks Creek STARS Club (Striving to Accelerate Reading Skills) has been applying a little creativity to their recent lessons. Students are reading Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli, a book in which the main character has a jump rope rhyme about himself. Mr. Van Paris' class brought their lesson to life by creating their own nicknames and writing jump rope rhymes that they shared while jumping rope.
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Disaster and Emergency Preparedness

Planning for natural disasters and emergencies is something every school must consider.


PCSC administrators and staff have been busy reviewing district best practices for emergency preparedness and ready response. Students in all buildings are gaining awareness of their school environment and putting knowledge into action through classroom activities and scheduled drills simulating lock-downs, evacuations and seeking shelter.


It is not possible to plan for every eventuality that might occur; however preparation is key to saving lives if a disaster strikes. Questions about procedures in your child's specific school? Contact your building administrator.

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Nutrition & Wellness Community Forum

Thursday, Sep. 25th 2014 at 6pm

Plainfield High School

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Join us for this interactive community fair with a variety of stations addressing aspects of nutrition and wellness at school and home for youth and children.


Forum participants will also be entered in a prize drawing which includes 2 tickets to the PHS Homecoming football game.


Organizations which will be available:

  • PCSC Food Services
  • Plainfield Parks & Recreation
  • Hendricks Regional Health
  • American Heart Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
  • PCSC School Nurses
  • PCSC Teachers


Featuring cooking demonstration of a healthy snack by Beth Wilhelm, PHS FACS teacher.

1:1 Technology Forum

Wednesday, Oct. 8th 2014 at 6pm

Plainfield High School LGI Room

  • Repeat of presentation on Thursday, October 9th, at 12:00pm in the PHS Community Room

Canvas for a Cause

Wednesday, Oct. 8th 2014 at 6-9pm

Chicago's Pizza

Canvas for a Cause featuring local artist from Plainfield

October 8th at Chicago’s Pizza (2230 Stafford Rd, Plainfield)


Sponsored by Indiana Members Foundation


Proceeds from this event will benefit the Plainfield Legacy Foundation which enables opportunities for providing grants to teachers throughout Plainfield Schools.

Too Good For Violence

Fourth grade students at Clarks Creek Elementary participate in an annual Anti-Bullying Unit called “Too Good For Violence”. To wrap up this year's unit, students were visited by Josh Shrum and some of his friends from Indiana Martial Arts.

Shrum opened the interactive demonstration by asking students to promise to use karate not to hurt someone but only to defend if necessary. Students seemed to agree as they chanted, "Yes, Sir!" in response throughout the lesson.

Leaders talked about how to get away from a bully and taught students to focus, have self-discipline and to have fun, including anxiously trying their new moves with instructors and padded cushions. Some students even got to break a board!
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Around the District - Parent Newsletters

Thank you for your support!

Scott Olinger, Superintendent

Mary Giesting, Assistant Superintendent

Jud Wolfe, Assistant Superintendent