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Fall Creek Intermediate

May 24th, 2015

HSE Rented iPad Collection

The following information only applies to students and families who rented an iPad from HSE this year. We ask these families to carefully review the following information.

Fall Creek Intermediate students will be returning their iPads during the school day on Wednesday, May 27th. Prior to Wednesday, May 27th, we ask that families do the following:

1. Charge the iPad to 100%
2. Carefully remove the iPad from the case, wipe the iPad and the case with a clean soft cloth (please do not use any cleaners or liquids), then carefully put the iPad back into the case.
3. Remove the passcode from the iPad (if one was set)
  • Settings – Passcode – Enter the Passcode – Turn Passcode Off – Enter the Passcode again
4. Remove any restrictions from the iPad (if restrictions were set)
  • Settings – General – Restrictions – Enter Restrictions Passcode – Disable Restrictions – Enter Restrictions Passcode again
5. Turn Off iCloud (if iCloud was signed in)
  • Settings – iCloud – Tap Sign Out or Delete Account (depending on what iOS is on the iPad) at the bottom - Tap Delete from My iPad – Enter iCloud password – Tap Turn Off

On Wednesday, May 27th, students will be led by class to the media center. At that time, the iPad, case, charging cord and charging block/brick will be collected. HSE Technology staff will check to be sure there is not a passcode, restrictions or an iCloud account active on the iPad. The device, case, charging cord and charging block/brick will be inspected for damages and assessed to make sure it is in working order. If need be, appropriate fees will be assessed to the student’s account. Upon inspection, the iPad will be erased of ALL content and stored for the summer.

We ask that families do not erase/reset the iPad on their own. Doing so adds time to the procedure in verifying that the iCloud account is signed out. Any apps that have been downloaded under the student’s or family’s iTunes account will remain in the cloud and can be downloaded again onto another device if the same iTunes account is used.

Sample Fees that could be applied to the student’s account:

  • Missing charging block/brick - $19
  • Missing charging cord (or damaged cord where it cannot be reissued) - $19
  • Missing iPad case (or damaged where it cannot be reissued) - $41.23
  • Cracked or severely scratch screen - $79
  • Other damage covered under insurance (i.e., broken headphone jack or loose video cable) - $79
  • Water damage to the iPad or other damage to iPad beyond repair - $379
  • Lost, missing, or unreturned iPad - $379

If your child is absent on Wednesday, May 27th, they may return the iPad, case, charging block/brick and charging cord to the Media Center before Friday, May 29th.

We appreciate your assistance with the return of this equipment. ~Hamilton Southeastern Schools

DARE Graduation

We welcome you to join your child for DARE graduation for 5th Graders on May 26th at 8:30am.

NOTE: All parents who are attending DARE Graduation should enter through Door #2 near the gym.

Yearbooks are here!

Yearbooks will be distributed on Wednesday, 5/28 for those who have already ordered/paid for one. If your child did not purchase a yearbook in advance, there are a limited quantity that will be sold for $16.00 CASH only on Wednesday 5/28. First come...first serve!

~ Homework Club will still be meeting next week ~

Student Lunch - May 28th/29th

  • Thursday, May 28th - Chef's Choice
  • Friday, May 29th - Pizza

Awards Program

The Awards Program for 2014-15 will be held on May 29th @ 8:30 am. If your child will be receiving an award, you will receive communication from FCI. The following is a list of awards presented and the criteria used to determine students who will receive the award.

President’s Award for Academic Excellence:

This award is presented to sixth grade students who:

  • attended HSE schools in both 5th and 6th grade receiving semester grades each year
  • scored Pass+ on either LA or Math 5th grade ISTEP (or both) and Pass on the other
  • earned an A- or higher for semester 1 and semester 2 in all classes in 5th grade and an A- or higher for semester 1 in all classes in 6th grade

President’s Award for Academic Achievement:

This award is given to students in sixth grade who show tremendous educational growth and demonstrate unusual commitment to learning in academics despite various obstacles.

American Citizenship Award:

This award is given to approximately 6-10 students per team in fifth and sixth grade who show a positive attitude toward school, behave according to school rules, and show respect for adults and peers.

Perfect Attendance Award:

This award is an award that is given to each student that has been at FCI from bell to bell each and every day this school year.

Outstanding Attendance Award:

This award is an award that is given to any student that has only missed one time. One illness, one doctor’s appointment or one tardy etc.

NOTE: All parents who are attending the Awards Program should enter through Door #2 near the gym.

Junior High Spell Bowl Interest

For those students who are interested in trying out for Spell Bowl next year (at any of the HSE junior highs or intermediate), the following lists are available if he/she wants a jump start for next year:

Box tops Pizza Winners

Congratulations to the winning classrooms of the pizza parties! The awards for individual winners as well-the prizes have been distributed. Keep saving box tops-----next school year will be here before you know it!

6th Grade

Mrs. Conrad 182

Mrs. Fritsche 203

Mr. Hufty 303

Ms. Gwin 365

Mrs. Auger 911 **Pizza Party winners!!

6th grade individual winners

Luke Hawkins 288

Libby Stroud 253

5th grade

Mr. Coffman 359

Mr. Ahlfeld 380

Mrs. Knecht 405

Mr. Analco 449

Mrs. Jahn 692 **Pizza party winners!!

5th grade individual winners

Brooke Atwood 405

Joey Bucklin 321



This camp is not exclusive to HSE players but anyone who wants to learn more about the game of volleyball! It will be an exciting week of VOLLEYBALL for ALL!

The elementary camp will be run using lighter balls and lower nets in order to help each camper be successful. We will introduce the skills in a fun and exciting way.

The intermediate camp will be similar in that lighter balls and shorter nets will be used. We will build on skills that these young ladies may have learned in Youth League or club. It will still be a great opportunity for newcomers to learn the game and each skill set that is used.

The junior high camp will be more skill specific and will focus on development of players so they are ready to try out for a junior high team in the fall. This camp is not exclusive to HSE players but anyone who wants to learn more about the game of volleyball! We will divide the groups up for those who have never played before or who have limited knowledge of the game in order for them to receive the appropriate level of instruction while at the camp.

Each Camper will receive a T-shirt for participation. As well, door prizes and other treats and awards are handed out daily to campers.

Permission slip on the website. Questions- jyoung@hse.k12.in.us

Upcoming 2015-16 school year dates

  • 8/10 - Annual Ice Cream Social - 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at FCIS.
  • 8/11 - First day of school
  • 8/18 - Meet the Teacher Night - sixth grade from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and fifth grade from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

2015-16 Updated Intermediate Schedule

Please note the new intermediate school hours throughout the district:

  • Breakfast – 7:15am
  • Arrival bell – 7:25am (Students dismissed from buses)
  • School begins (Tardy bell) – 7:35am
  • Dismissal – 2:45pm

PTO Needs Help for 2015/2016 school year

We have a few Committees still in need of chairs!

  • Concessions for Basketball games
  • Falcon Fest
  • 6th Grade End of Year Party
  • Earth Day

If interested please contact Melissa Schulman at mkdpm@yahoo.com

What's Happening @ the Creek

Monday, May 25th, 2015


Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 Rot. F
8:30-9:00am - DARE Graduation
2:00-2:40pm - Band/Orchestra Final Day- instrument collection

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 Rot. C

No Band/Orchestra
7:00-8:00pm - Band/Orchestra parent meeting (gym)

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 Rot. I

No Band/Orchestra
8:30-10:00am - Talent Show
12:30-2:30pm - 6th grade End of Year Party
1:30-2:30pm - 5th grade End of Year Party

Friday, May 29th, 2015 Rot.

No Related Arts

No Band/Orchestra
8:30-10:00am - Awards Ceremony (Parents will receive invitations for attendance. See above)

******* Previous Newsletter Postings (still current) *******

Panther Preview HIJH

Save the date...Our Hamilton Southeastern Intermediate/Jr. High Panther Preview is scheduled for Wed., Aug. 5th from 1-7 PM. This is a day for students (and their parents) in grades 5-8 to tour the building, find their classes, practice locker combinations, have school pictures taken, pick up a class schedule, purchase school supplies and much, much more. You won't want to miss this event, so save the date.

FHS Girls Summer Soccer Camps

All of the camps offered take place at Fishers High School facilities. Here is some information about the camps:

Youth Developmental Camp

June 15th-18th

1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Entering Pre- 2nd grade

Skill level-- All


Developmental Camp

June 15th-18th

1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Entering 3rd-6th

Skill level--All


Defensive Skills Clinic

July 15th

1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Entering 7th-9th

Skill level—intermediate (rec+ or club)


Offensive Skills Clinic

July 16th

1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Entering 7th-9th

Skill level—intermediate (rec+ or club)


The camps are supervised by the coaches (Sam Kieres—samanthakieres@gmail.com, Bill Laffin—blaffin@hse.k12.in.us, and Kelsey Robertson—krobertson@hse.k12.in.us). Activities and drills are run by the Fishers High School Girls Soccer team! So the campers get the experience of playing and learning from the high school players.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me! Thank you for your time.

Kelsey Robertson

Assistant Girls Soccer Coach

Fishers High School

Ext. 21208

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE!! --- Pick-up/Drop-offs

If your child is a car rider, it is imperative that drivers pick-up/drop-off students in the line that forms along the outside of the parking lot/curb. To be more specific, do NOT park your car and walk your child across the parking lot to the sidewalk at drop-off in the morning. Do NOT park your car and walk up to the curb to walk your child from the curb to through the parking lot during pick-up.

ALL exchanges for which you need to park will require you to accompany your child into the office to drop-off and sign in OR pick-up your child from the office and sign out. While this may add a few extra minutes to the exchange, the safety of all is our utmost concern.

In addition, if you arrive early to drop-off students and decide to park in the lot until drop-off begins, you MUST get in the line to drop your child off at the front and not cut through and jump to the front of the line. Do NOT cut to the front of the line. Given that on any given day we have hundreds of students dropped off, it is imperative that everyone follows the procedures. Safety of all is imperative. Thank you in advance.

NO Texting/Emailing during school day

In an effort to keep instructional time as free from distraction as possible, do not email or text your child during the school day. Please contact the office should you need to get a message to your child.

Students have been reminded of the following:

  • Absolutely NO texting/personal emailing during the school day (7:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.) to students OR parents via any type of program/app/etc. Consequences will be given should this occur. [Students staying for after school events may utilize such technology after school.]
  • Notifications should be turned off during the school day.
  • If students receive texts/emails during the school day, they should immediately notify their teacher or staff member.
  • We realize there may need to be communication between students working collaboratively during the school day. However, it should only be done at teacher direction/approval.
  • Texting/emailing that does occur outside of school is a parental approval issue. However, if content of texting/emailing outside of school negatively impacts/affects the school environment, there may be consequences that are imposed at school.

Remember...if you need to get a message to your child during the school day, please call the office at 915-4220. All other situations should be resolved outside the school day.

Keyboarding Skills

Dear Parents and Students:

Below is a recommended site for intermediate students to utilize to learn and improve keyboarding skills prior to entering junior high school. Please consider working on these skills outside of the school day since keyboarding is not a course offered at the intermediate level in HSE Schools. Below are points to consider which have been offered by Dr. Stephanie Loane, Director of Elementary Education for HSE.

http://www.typingweb.com/tutor/ -Students try the free tutor sessions, games and basic tests

Rationale for Keyboarding at Intermediate Levels

· Word processing is a basic skill that should be mastered before the JH level with proficiency before poor habits are established

· Students will experience more success and ease with written response and publishing in all content areas as skills increase

· JH students who demonstrate proficiency when entering grade 7 would be provided with other opportunities beyond basic keyboarding yet to be determined

Keyboarding Instruction and Practice

· Parents will monitor progress at home, encouraging daily practice and keyboarding habits with typingweb.com

· On recommended website students will progress through Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced courses following a sequence of lessons and practice games

· Students will take assessments on website to monitor progress at home

Stephanie Loane

Director of Elementary Education

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

13485 Cumberland Road

Fishers, IN 46038



Social Media - Parent Involvement

Social Media is all about us. It inundates our lives daily. We can't escape its presence. This is the same for your children.

We know many of you are aware of and discuss appropriate social media use with your children. However, it is worth noting again at this time as there are increasing social media situations involving FCI students finding their way into the classroom environment negatively impacting focus and interaction. Should this occur, there may be a need for school administration to be involved. Please take some time to discuss appropriate use of social media with your child.

Transportation Changes and Doctor Appts---A Note from the Office

In order to make the process more seamless for transportation changes and Dr. Appts., we would prefer a note sent in with your student so the office has record of the change. We send a pass to the classroom so there is fewer interruptions during class. In the event that a change needs to be made during the school day please call the office @ 915-4220. If you need changes to be made after school hours please leave a message on our attendance line @ 596-7499. Also please include in your note and message: your students full name, homeroom teacher, the time of the event, your full name, and a telephone # in the event we have questions.

Have a collection you would like to share?

FCI Collection Case

The Collection Case at FCI is a fun way for students, families, and staff to share their personal collections with everyone at FCI. The Collection Case, located in the main hallway between the Nurses's Office and the Library, is highly visible and students love to look at the case and see the collections that have been displayed. Any school-appropriate collection would be great for the Collection Case. Last year, some of the items/collections that students and families shared were: Legos, soccer jerseys from around the world, M&M wrappers from around the world, a large hornet's nest, memorabilia from foreign countries, rocks and minerals, Pokemon cards, and WWII-related items.

If you would like to share a collection with the students and staff at FCI, please fill out the attached Collection Case Form and return it to school marked "Attn: PTO Collection Case." Contact Charron Wright at gcwright91@aol.com with any questions about the Collection Case

-------- PTO NEWS --------

HSJH PTO is Calling all Volunteers!

The 2014-15 HSJH Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) would like to invite parents to attend PTO meetings. We need your help to make the rest of this year and next year successful for our students. If you are interested in volunteering on the PTO board, please contact Tabitha Arnett, 2014-15 PTO Co-President, at chef_tabitha@yahoo.com or 317-446-4007.
> PTO Board Meetings are scheduled from 9:30-10:30am at the HSJH on the following dates: Jan 16, Feb 13, Mar 13, Apr 17, and May 8. If your child(ren) will be attending HSJH (on Cyntheanne Road) next year, please consider attending one of our meetings to learn how you can get involved.

Fall Creek Junior High PTO-Needs You!

Due to the redistricting, FCJH has a new PTO. We are looking for interested parents of 7th and 8th graders to help next year with PTO board & committees.

Open Board positions: Vice President and Treasurer.

We have many committees in need such as Spirit Wear, Fall Fundraiser, Concessions, 8th Grade Party, Staff Appreciation, Talent Show/Showcase, Dine-Out Coordinator, Box Tops/ Campbell’s Labels, & Volunteer Coordinator.

If interested please contact Becky Oldham @ boldham99@gmail.com or Tia McClung @ tia.mcclung@yahoo.com.

Thank you!

District Happenings...

Check out the FCI website (http://www.hse.k12.in.us/FCI/news/) for more activities in the district such as:

  • IUPUI Summer Reading Program
  • Fishers Parks & Recreation Summer Camps
  • RJH Cheer Tryouts
  • SPORTS Newsletter 4-17-15
  • May Library Newsletters
  • Fishers Freedom Festival T-Shirt Design
  • Spring Fling Child Safety Fair
  • Star Ware Festival @ the Library
  • FCI Orientation from 4-20-15--Power Pt.
  • Buttons & Beads
  • Southeastern Summer Swim Lessons
  • Summer Camps
  • Engineering for Kids Summer Camps

Student Transportation

D.A.R.E. Graduation

We welcome you to join your child for DARE graduation for 5th Graders on May 26th at 8:15 am.