MSD OF DECATUR TOWNSHIP
DISTRICT NEWSLETTER - April 2022
A MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
Dear Decatur Township Families,
Entering the final quarter of the school year, we are excited to return to a sense of normalcy while still maintaining a safe school environment. As partners in education, we encourage a strong finish to the school year, upholding good attendance while accelerating the learning skills taught up to the end of May.
Good luck to all of our spring activities! We will host many recognitions and look to bring our school community together to celebrate our children’s successes. I also want to recognize the Class of 2022, who will be graduating at the Indianapolis Convention Center on Thursday, May 26th, at 7pm. We are excited for this big event and look forward to their ongoing journeys into their new post secondary achievements as Decatur Township Alumni.
Decatur Township is teaming up again this year with the United Way of Central Indiana to provide full day summer school for our K-8 students from June 21st-July 22nd. Please login to your Skyward Family Access Account and complete the 2022 Summer School Form. AYS before and after school care will also be available for all.
Finally, as a reminder, Online Registration is now OPEN! If you have not already done so, please log into Skyward and register your children for the 2022-2023 school year.
Together, We are Decatur Proud!
2021-2022 SCHOOL CALENDAR
WE ARE HIRING!
Decatur Township Educational Foundation Presents - Decatur Township Night at Victory Field
Baseball season is almost here!
Purchase a ticket for the April 9th Indianapolis Indians game and a portion of the cost will be donated to the Decatur Township Educational Foundation. The added bonus - it's STEAM night! Come early to meet central Indiana companies to learn about careers covering science, technology, engineering, art and math at Victory Field.
Use this link to purchase your tickets. They will be delivered electronically after purchase:
DCHS would like to announce that we are expanding our food pantry! A brokered relationship with Gleaners, has allowed for DCHS to expand and provide fresh food. This partnership will allow for DCHS to have a fully operating food pantry. DCHS will have distribution twice a month, on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Below is a link to an intake form. If you would like to receive food, please click the link below and select each day you would like to attend.
STORYTIME AT DECATUR LIBRARY
Every Wednesday at 10:15 AM
Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and their caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs and fun!
PAWS TO READ AT DECATUR
Wednesday, April 06
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Indianapolis Public Library - Decatur Branch
Children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a registered therapy dog. This activity can help young ones improve their reading skills and self-confidence. Participants may sign-up for a 15-minute reading session by visiting the Decatur branch or by calling 317-275-4332.
Hanna Deakin - Custodian
Caleigh Wildrick - Cafeteria Manager
Hailie Peregrine - Custodian
Derek Willey - Custodian
Tammy Hefley - Program Assistant/CIP
Elizabeth Jones - Custodian
Donna Sanders - Child Nutrition
Amari Peete - Kindergarten Assistant
Lisa Lynn - Child Nutrition
Dr. Hofer was Decatur Proud to recognize Mr. Shawn Allen, parent of Sophia Allen who attends DCHS. Mr. Allen is employed by Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, a manufacturer of engineered wood products. Mr. Allen and his company are passionate about the construction trades and supporting the next generation of students that are both Tomorrow Ready and workforce ready. Mr. Allen and his company donated supplies for two mini barns that are currently under construction in our Construction Trades I class. These barns will be provided to two of our community members. Additionally, Louisiana-Pacific is planning to purchase supplies to be utilized in our new construction space in the future. This year they will donate nearly $10,000 to our construction program. After construction of the barns, all funding will go back to the construction program.
She expressed her appreciation for our partnership with Mr. Allen and Louisiana-Pacific, as the support of our community members makes a positive impact on our students. She is grateful for how they have assisted our school and construction program.
Dr. Hofer invited the following individuals to come forward: Justin Dixson, DC Athletic Director; Kyle Enright, DC Head Football Coach; and ELITE Academic Support Program members: Bre Fife, Jeana Jefferson, Erica Sanders, Katie Smith, Kelly Tate, and Lauren Wilbur. She was pleased to celebrate a national academic recognition for our varsity football team and to honor the dedicated ELITE Academic Support Team members.
She stated our Athletic Department rolled out the ELITE Academic Support Program in the fall of 2020 with the mission to challenge and support student-athletes, encourage intellectual and personal development of student-athletes, and assist with college and career readiness. Since then, these six dedicated team members have helped our 22 athletic programs (grades 7-12) by impacting over 900 student-athletes each year. Their mentorship and social, emotional, and academic support have a positive daily impact on our kids and will influence them well beyond their time in our program.
As a result of having great student-athletes, a terrific football program, and these dedicated mentors; our varsity football team was awarded the National Football Foundation’s National High School Academic Excellence Award for the State of Indiana. We are one of only 62 teams in the country to receive this recognition. Criteria for the award included: minimum team GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, superior academic application and performance, and a successful football season. We are Decatur Proud of our Athletic Department, Football Program, and Academic Support Team for achieving this great honor.
2021-2022 SCHOOL FEES
Please make arrangements with your school's Treasurer to pay any fees you may owe. Or you may pay online here.
Daily Rate $23.50
Monthly Rate $423.00
Annual Cost $4,230.00
Supply Fee $50.00
Daily Rate $8.50
Monthly Rate $153.00
Annual Cost $1,530
Supply Fee $25.00
KG - $144
Grade 1 - $170
Grade 2 - $170
Grade 3 - $188
Grade 4 - $188
Grade 5 - $188
Grade 6 - $181
$141 plus course/consumable fees
$118 plus course/consumable fees
Step - $166
BLP - $151
We're Back! Camp Invention 2022!
Happy Weekend! Camp Invention will be RETURNING to Blue Academy this summer for any student entering grades K-6 inside and outside of the district. Last year we had 60+ campers and I'm so excited to return as director with our certified teaching instructors to bring this new and improved Camp to you and your students.
Camp Invention will be July 11-15, 9:00am-3:30pm each day. You can use the code GIFT35 through the holiday season to get $35 off registration. Check out this video for a preview of what campers will be doing and creating in this entertaining, educational, and hands-on, STEM Camp.
Click here for more information, or to register. Please contact Rebecca Bersani for more information: email@example.com