Geist Gazette

Community News - February 12, 2016

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Do you know what a geode is? These first graders sure do! With digital tools for learning, even these young students have been able to explore their interests, discover new ones, and share their learning beyond the classroom. Take a look at this clip - the iPads are one tool enabling the inquiry - but books and actual geodes play a big role as well!

Batter Up with Fishers Parks & Recreation this Spring

Friendly competition, office team-building or outdoor recreation during sunny, spring Sundays, Fishers Parks & Recreation’s Spring Softball League returns this April. Not only will this league keep you active at one of our local parks, but it also offers three different competition levels (A – highest, B – moderate, C – lowest) to choose from, ensuring there really is an opportunity for everyone to get involved. Leagues promise seven weeks of play with a two week tournament to follow. Specifically designed for adults 18 and older, games take place Sundays between noon and 6 p.m. at Roy G. Holland Memorial Park. Participation costs teams $448 for those with a captain who resides in Fishers, and $672 for teams whose captain is not a Fishers resident (cost is per team).

Registration is due by March 17 and captains should plan to attend a mandatory meeting on March 30 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Roy G. Holland Memorial Park building. Interested in playing as a free agent? Contact our staff and we can help you find the dream team you’ve been searching for.

​Give yourself a reason to mingle with friends and get your heart rate up! After you’ve created an all-star roster head online to secure a spot, today!

Fishers Parks & Recreation Releases 2016 Summer Camp Programs

Summer is quickly approaching, which means many Fishers families are exploring options for their children. Fishers Parks & Recreation is excited to announce that the 2016 summer camp brochure is now live. This summer over 30 diverse camps run from the first week in June through the first week in August, meaning your child can enjoy a summer of fun at local parks.

Summer camps offer a well-rounded experience that includes the opportunity to learn new ideas, socialize with new friends and enjoy time outdoors. Each camp is built around a specific theme ensuring your camper is able to explore a topic they’re interested in learning about. Summer camp registration opens on March 1, and families are encouraged to keep a few things in mind leading up to registration:

  • For ease when registering at the Fishers Parks & Recreation office (located at 11565 Brooks School Road), please complete your registration form before registration day. As a reminder, t-shirt sizes are listed in youth sizes.
  • Discuss your child’s second choice. Summer camps fill quickly, and it’s always helpful to have a back-up camp in mind in case your first choice is already sold out.
  • Registration can be completed online, but you’ll need your registration information. If you are having trouble logging into the website, please give our office a call today at (317) 595-3150.

Browse the summer camp brochure and visit our camp page to learn more about our summer camp program. Families are also encouraged to browse our Facebok page for parent testimonies and videos from previous summer camps. We look forward to helping your family get registered, soon!

HSSF Game Day 2016

Tickets on sale now for the best game in town: GAME DAY 16! Enjoy a casual, adult-only evening with friends, school and community leaders, and Indianapolis Colts Guard Joe Reitz! Proceeds from each $65 ticket are targeted toward innovative teacher grants and spreading STEM programs throughout our 21 school district. Grab your favorite sports jersey and visit while tickets last. See the flier below.
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Fishers Library Activities

Visit here to see what's happening in March at the Fishers Library!
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Spring 2016 Registration Update - Registrations for baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby, track and field and boys volleyball are still being accepted with a $10 late fee. Many sports have limited openings so register as soon as possible. Contact the S.P.O.R.T.S. office for more information or visit our website,

Fishers-HSE Youth Baseball Evaluations - Rec league evaluation dates are listed below. It is very important that every player attend their designated evaluation session. Players should report 10 minutes prior to their scheduled time.

3rd and 4th Grade - Saturday, February 13 – Fishers High School Auxiliary Gym #1 Last name A-H – 1:30 p.m. Last name I-O – 3:30 p.m. Last name P-Z – 5:00 p.m. 5th and 6th Grade - Saturday, February 27 - HSE Auxiliary Gym #1 Last name A-H - 1:30 p.m. Last name I-O – 3:30 p.m. Last name P-Z – 5:00 p.m.

7th and 8th Grade - Saturday, March 5 - HSE Auxiliary Gym #1

Last name A-M - 1:30 p.m.

Last name N-Z - 2:30 p.m.

Southeastern Rugby - Mom and Dad looking for a nice, quiet lunch on Valentine's Day? Drop your kids off at Southeastern Youth Rugby Camp. All boys and girls grades 5-8 are welcome. No playing experience necessary. Two-hour coaching session with a major Indiana college team. February 14 from noon-2:00 p.m. Email for details. Ongoing registration for Spring 2016 season at now through March 31 with a $10 late fee.

HSE-Fishers Boys Lacrosse Rec Callout Meeting - A callout informational session for parents interested in the rec league will be held on Sunday, February 21 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Billericay’s community room.

Fishers-HSE Youth Softball Evaluations - March 5 - 6 - Fishers High School Auxiliary Gym #1 Players are requested to arrive 10 minutes before their scheduled time. Registration will be required and girls will go through the evaluation in groups. All girls interested in pitching should report to the pitching evalaution. Please allow 45-60 minutes to complete the entire evaluation process.

*Please Note* - Only 8U players interested in playing All-Stars need to be evaluated. There are NO evaluations for the 5/6U leagues.

Saturday, March 5 8U - Interested All-Stars Only 12:30 p.m. 10U - Last Name A-L 12:45-2:00 p.m. 10U - Last Name M-Z 2:15-4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 6 12U 1:00-2:30 p.m. 14U 2:45-4:00 p.m.

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When a photograph dies, a part of history is lost. Do you have any historic old photographs of Noblesville or Hamilton County tucked away in boxes, drawers or cabinets? Any pre-1965 photographs of buildings, homes or structures that no long exist, or of special events such as church homecomings, family reunions, parades or gatherings held in local places?

Don’t let time and deterioration take a toll on those special pictures. On Saturday, February 20 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., you are encouraged to bring your old photos to the Indiana Room at the Noblesville Library to have them scanned and digitized. You will retain the originals and receive digital copies on DVD or your own flash drive. With your permission, a digital copy will become part of the Indiana Room collection and Indiana Memory website. Copyrighted photos cannot be accepted. Each scanning session is limited to ten photos please. For those with larger collections, appointments can be made at a later time.

Help the library capture and share the visual history of our community, plan to participate in this special event! For further information, please call the Indiana Room at 317-770-3206.