Academics, Attitude, Action --- February 7, 2020
Renaissance Mission Statement
"Our mission is to help students identify and learn how to cope and overcome their academic and behavioral challenges in order to become productive and responsible members within Warren Township school population and community at large."
"I never lose. I either WIN or Learn." Nelson Mandela
A Principal's Perspective ---Keeping Students Safe
Just wanted to thank all parents and guardians for supporting our work with your students. We all know that raising children is difficult and we sometimes can only love them too success. I ask that you continue to support our expectation of students always showing Civility, Order, Respect, and Excellence.
Thank you for allowing us to serve you and your student!
Middle School Moment
Middle School Moments
Goodbye January, and good riddance! Flu, colds, stomach bugs, ear infections, and all the rest be gone! Remember that this is a leap year, so February will have an extra day tagged on at the end.
7th and 8th grade parents and guardians: On Wednesday, Feb. 5th, Stoneybrook Middle School will host a 21st Century Scholar Night from 6:30 to 8:00pm. 21st Century Scholars is an Indiana program to help students pay for their post high school education. Students MUST apply before they enter high school. Please bring your student’s social security number, your social security number, and annual household income. This information is needed for the online application. Once your student has been approved, there is no other action needed. This program can make your child’s college education affordable and reduce or eliminate the need for financial aid. Don’t miss this great opportunity!
We still have gift cards up for grabs. This week’s magic word is “flapjack,” and the teacher to say “flapjack” to is Ms. Craycroft. So far nobody has claimed a prize. Please tell your student about this secret competition.
This week’s affirmation: I accept myself for who I am.
Middle School Team
CORE/Success, Mrs. Shaw, email@example.com
Math: Mrs. Nowling, firstname.lastname@example.org
English: Ms. Craycroft, email@example.com
Dean's Corner -- Discussion With The Dean
Dear Renaissance Family,
Now that we are in Black History Month I wanted to pass along some great resources to celebrate the month.
“I am America. I am the part you won’t recognize…get used to me…my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own…” Muhammad Ali
Student Success Handbook for Warren Township:
Counselor Corner -- Conversation With the Counselor
Test dates for ISTEP
This announcement for middle school:
ISTEP retakes are scheduled for February. Schedules for that day will be announced.
Feb 11 - Math Part One
Feb 12 - Math Part Two
Feb 13 -ELA Part One
Feb 14 - ELA Part Two
Next Date March 14, 2020
Registration February 14, 2020
Late Registration February 16-March 3, 2020.
Upcoming ACT Registration Deadline:
Next Date February 8, 2020
Registration January 10, 2020
Late Registration January 11, 2020- January 17, 2020
Reminder: All of our 21st Century Scholars must take the SAT or ACT to claim their scholarship. Please see information below
Social Worker Corner-- Social Work Insight
From the Desk of the Social Worker
Young people who have an adult in their life who consistently shows up, cares about them, and helps them through day-to-day challenges has an immeasurable impact. A mentor can have a powerful positive impact on a young person’s life, influencing personal, academic, and professional parts of a young person’s life.
Youth with mentors tend to be:
· 55% more likely to attend college
· 130% more likely to hold leadership positions
· 81% more likely to regularly participate in sports and extracurricular activities
· 78% more likely to volunteer regularly
· 52% less likely to skip school
· 46% less likely to do drugs
· 27% less likely to start drinking
· More positive about school
· Higher self-esteem and confidence
· Improved behavior at school and at home
· Improved interpersonal skills
· Stronger relationships
Who is someone you admire? Respect? Look up to? They could be a great mentor candidate!
The National Mentoring Partnership is also a great way to find a person near you to begin mentorship with! Apply at the website below to find potential mentoring possibilities near you.
Senior Student Success
There has been a change in the Cap and Gowns. Students will be wearing one color(Black)with the cap(black)and tassel(black and gold).The price has changed to $34.00 dollars. All else will stay the same. Students may go to the website (herffjones.com) to access the picture of the Cap and Gown.
College and Career Planning
Led by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Learn More Indiana is a partnership of state and local organizations working to help Hoosiers of all ages complete education and training beyond high school. Go to this website and take personality quizzes, research potential careers and educational opportunities, build a resume and more!
Financial Aid Information
Is your student a 21st Century Scholar? Log on to ScholarTrack to check your student's enrollment status, update contact information or check progress on their required ScholarTrack activities.
Financial Aid for Seniors
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applications are available on October 1, 2019. Stay tuned for information about a FAFSA Completion night at Renaissance when we will go through the application process.
Also, be sure to follow the College and Career Readiness page on twitter for regular updates!
CORE CORNER --Civility and Order
“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”
― Albert Einstein
“Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
― Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
“It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters,”
― Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations
“Respect yourself and others will respect you.”
― Confucius, Sayings of Confucius
Students Showing CORE!
El'Jenae M- order
Autumn N- Excellence
Janeigh W- Excellence
Keyshawn M- Order and Excellence
DeWayne P- Excellence
Kiera Tyus- C and Respect
Quincey F- Excellence
The below students were given C.O.R.E. Bucks this week for showing CORE:
CORE Awards W/E Jan 31st
Middle School CORE Awards
High School CORE Awards
Raptor Visitor Management System
Currently, every visitor who enters our building is asked to present a state of federal ID, such as a Driver’s License, and it is scanned into the Raptor System. Once the visitor has been approved, the office staff enters the reason, destination of the visit and the Raptor System will print a photo ID visitor badge. If for any reason a parent or guardian does not have a U.S. government-issued ID, the staff member can use any form of ID and manually enter the person’s name into the Raptor System. Beginning November 11, 2019, this will apply to our PreK-4 campuses as well.
A photo ID visitor badge is not required for those who visit our schools to drop off an item or pick-up paperwork at the front desk. Further, they may drop off their items(s) or remain in the waiting area until their student is available. Please be aware that current practices established in each building remain in effect.
The safety of our students is our highest priority. The Raptor Visitor Management System provides us with a consistent process of knowing who is in our buildings at all times as well as a tool to identify those individuals who may present a danger to our students and staff.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support towards enhancing school safety protocols in our district. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us here at Renaissance at 317-532-2996.