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Fall Creek Intermediate

May 17th, 2015

FCI Assessment Survey

In an effort to reflect on current practices and philosophies, FCI is surveying parents, students, and teachers for their feedback related to ASSESSMENT practices this year. Please take a moment to participate in this survey by Thursday, 5/21using the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SFMDPXT. We appreciate your time and effort!

iPad Collection - May 27th

All student iPads that have been rented from HSE will be collected on May 27th. A Skylert will be sent from the district Technology department the week prior to collection with information listing all items that must be turned in as well as clean-up tasks that must be completed by parents prior to May 27th as well. The iPad, case, cord, and brick will all need to be returned.

Track Meet Results from 5-14-15

The district intermediate track meet came right down to the wire last night. The FCI track team came in 2nd place last night to Riverside Intermediate by a score of 131-130. First place finishers for FCI were:

  • Grace Howard- 6th grade girls 1600 meter
  • Matt Benson – 5th grade boys long jump
  • Kennedy Fisher – 5th grade girls high jump & 5th grade girls 200 meter
  • Annice McFarland – 6th grade girls high jump
  • Regan Wans – 5th grade girls 400 meter
  • Alyssa Barker – 6th grade girls 100 meter & 200 meter
  • Ella Mackenzie – 6th grade girls 800 meter
  • Jayden Smith – 5th grade boys 200 meter
  • Nolan Satterfield- 5th grade boys 1600 meter
  • Regan Wans, Kennedy Fisher, Keyndal Poole & Ella Mackenzie - 4x400 meter girls relay team


Congratulations to the entire FCI track team for a great season!!

HSE JH Boys Basketball information is on the website

HSE JH BB Camp

HSE JH BB Shooting Camp

6th Grade End of Year Party

On Thursday, May 28th, your 6th grader will participate in this FCI tradition! Activities will include a photo booth, face painting, bounce house, the ever popular dunk tank and much more!


We are asking for each family to donate $3 to help cover the cost of the t-shirts. Please be assured that each 6th grader will receive a t-shirt, even if they are unable to give a donation.


If you are able to donate, please do so by Wednesday, May 6th. Please send your donation in an envelope marked “FCI End of the Year Party”. Checks should be made out to “FCI PTO”. Your 6th grader can give the envelope to their homeroom teacher.

Keep an eye out for a volunteer spot email to help with this event!


Shelby Roscoe: shelby.hack.roscoe@gmail.com

Amy Newton: ajstites@yahoo.com

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.

2015-2016 School Year the Attendance line # will be 915-4228

The current # for Attendance will be the same for the remainder of this school year.

What's Happening @ the Creek

Monday, May 18th, 2015, Rot. I1

No Band/Orchestra


Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 Rot. I2

No Band/Orchestra
2:50-3:30pm - Junior High Football Call-out - Mr. Willey

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 Rot. I3

No Band/Orchestra
2:00-2:35pm - Art meeting in gym (Only for incoming HIJH 7th graders who will be taking ART)

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 Rot. I4

No Band/Orchestra


Friday, May 22nd, 2015 Rot. I5

No Band/Orchestra


Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 Rot. F

8:15-9:00am - DARE Graduation
2:00-2:40 - Band/Orchestra Final Day- instrument collection


Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 Rot. C

No Band/Orchestra
7:00-8:00pm - Band/Orchestra parent meeting for incoming 6th graders (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

2:00-2:30pm - 5th grade yearbook signing

Friday, May 29th, 2015

No Band/Orchestra
8:30-10:00am - Awards

Final day of school

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

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

$60


Developmental Camp

June 15th-18th

1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Entering 3rd-6th

Skill level--All

$60


Defensive Skills Clinic

July 15th

1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Entering 7th-9th

Skill level—intermediate (rec+ or club)

$25


Offensive Skills Clinic

July 16th

1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Entering 7th-9th

Skill level—intermediate (rec+ or club)

$25


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

Background Check Reminder

If you are planning to volunteer/participate in events coming up at the end of this year, remember that you must have a background check on file. Note that most background checks take a minimum of 3 days to run. Additionally, all volunteers are required by law to complete the HSE Anti-Bullying training webinar.

Background checks remain active for three years. If you would like to check the status of your current background check, you may contact Mari Myren @ 915-4220 or mmyren@hse.k12.in.us.

Background check information and anti-bullying training may be accessed at: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/parents/volunteering.aspx

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

317.594.4100

Sloane@hse.k12.in.us

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.

-------- 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.
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> 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
  • HSE HS Robotics Camp
  • Youth SPORTS Newsletter
  • Summer Camps
  • Fishers Parks & Recreation Father's Day Gift Making
  • Engineering for Kids Summer Camps
  • BB Shooting Camp
  • BB Camp
  • BB Calendar

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