FOCUS Weekly Newsletter

Thursday, January 28th

Special Education Parent Night

Dear HSE Families,

The HSE Special Education Administration would like to invite you to the 2016 Special Education Parent Information Meeting on Feb 25th from 6:00-8:00 at the FOCUS program wing. The FOCUS wing is attached to the south side of Fall Creek Junior High (entrance through Door 21 by the tennis courts): 12001 Olio Road Fishers, IN 46037.

Please click on the link below to read about the break-out sessions offered and sign up for 2 sessions-a 6:00 session and a different 7:00 session. We will be providing free childcare during this event.

Special Education Parent Night: Feb 25, 2016

We will once again be offering an optional Special Education Parent Night on Thursday, February 25! Please check out the following sessions that will be offered and sign up using this website! Each session will be offered twice - once at 6:00 pm and again at 7:00 pm. Please choose ONE session at 6:00 and a DIFFERENT session at 7:00. (Keep scrolling down!) Childcare is available. Please contact Laura Rinderknecht at or 317-570-3367 with the name(s) and age(s) of who will be coming with you! The deadline to RSVP is Tuesday, Feb 23. Where: Fall Creek Junior High / FOCUS12001 Olio Road Fishers, IN 46037. Please enter through door 21 on the south side of the building nearest the tennis courts. Sessions Offered: Teaching Students Executive Functioning Skills Dr. Greg Eaken, Behavior Specialist At last year’s HSE Parent Night, we discussed the definition of Executive Functioning skills and how to provide assistance, in general, for our children who exhibit deficits in these areas. Thes

Sign up early! These sessions will fill quickly. If you are interested in signing up for childcare, please email: Laura Rinderknecht at

If you have any questions about the sessions or sign-up, please contact Beth Shepperd The sign-up window will be closed at 5pm on February 23rd .

We look forward to seeing you on February 25th!

Monday, February 15th- No School

Flex Days

Tuesday, February 16th and Monday, March 14th are flex days. In the event of inclement weather these days will be our make up days if necessary. Please see below calendar for additional information.

Relax and Unwind during Heart Hikes at Ritchey Woods

Fishers is a community buzzing with energy, and yet, sometimes it’s important to slow down and enjoy a moment of peace and quiet. Heart Hikes return Friday, Feb. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve and offer two convenient opportunities for residents of all ages to unwind and escape some of life’s everyday stresses.

Coordinated with Hamilton Southeastern School’s 2016 calendar, Heart Hikes fall on a half day allowing students, faculty and families in the community an opportunity to participate. Hikes are free to attend, and anyone is welcome to stop by during the program. Photographs of natural hearts line trails through the preserve offering a self-guided experience complete with a campfire and hot cocoa at the shelter. Heart Hikes welcome individuals embarking on a solo-serenity hike, couples enjoying time together, the business community during their lunch break, and families seeking quality time together.

Planning to stop by on Friday, Feb. 5? Consider bringing a book to donate to the Little Free Libraries that are in some of our parks. During the Heart Hike on Friday, HSE Destination Imagination students from Riverside Intermediate School will be collecting books to raise awareness about their Little Free Libraries and Trail Etiquette Program. The team will be presenting their project to a statewide audience in March. Learn more about Destination Imagination by visiting their website.

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