The Cougar Connection

A Corporation Wide Newsletter

~From Mr. Gaff's Desk~

The success of the basketball and wrestling programs has sparked enthusiasm throughout the community. The excitement (and the 60° weather) has helped to eliminate some of the winter blues. The amount of student, staff, and community support has been awesome. I hope many of you have the opportunity to experience the excitement this weekend. GO COUGARS!!!


As we transition from the excitement of athletics to the high stress assessments, stay positive. Although the testing process has been frustrating over the past several years, we need to encourage and motivate our students to try their best. Significant improvement in test scores may help to encourage parents of students from surrounding districts to look at what CN is doing differently. Central Noble has done a great job in the past at retaining home school and out of district students once we get them inside the door. Unfortunately, it is difficult to convince people to make the jump. We simply have to find ways to get them to give us a chance.


Finally, CN is going to begin a marketing committee. The committee is going to focus on ways to promote Central Noble to potential students that live within and outside of our district. Simply put, each student we gain increases district funding by approximately $5100 (distributed ½ in the fall and ½ in the spring). From fall to spring, district enrollment dropped 20 students or in budget terms, our funding dropped more than $50,000. How do we make up for these students? If you have an idea, please contact Jamie (Ext. 1000) and join the committee.



Thanks for all you do for Central Noble.

Troy

Congrats to Tanner Schoeff and Austin Moore! Represent CN well at State!

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Board Meetings on Location

The February, March and April board meetings will be held "on location" at our campuses. We (and especially the school board!) appreciate the extra time you will put in to showcase your building and represent your students and staff. We look forward to seeing what you present! We encourage you all to attend these meetings and see what each school is up to.


Feb. 21 @Wolf Lake Elem.

Mar. 21 @Jr/Sr High

April 18 @Albion Elem.

Way to go Lady Cougars, our first-ever Regional Champs! Good Luck at a Semi-State!

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~Big Brothers Big Sisters~

Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for mentors! They offer multiple buddy programs and are specifically looking for lunch buddies within our corporation. If you're interested in being a lunch buddy, or any of their other volunteer programs (including fundraising events such as Bowl for Kids Sake on March 4), please contact:


Ashley Robertson

Community Development Coordinator

260.318.1117

Ashley.Robertson@bbbsnei.org



JR High Track Coaches needed! Contact Ty if you're interested in becoming a coach!

~WeCare Clinic~

2017 WeCare TLC Wellness-January

Metabolic Support: Thyroid Self Test


Click here to view the step by step flyer to perform a Thyroid Self Test

~Upcoming Events~

*Friday, February 17: State Wrestling Meet Begins @Indy

*Saturday, February 18: Girls Basketball Semi-State @Logansport vs. Oakhill

*Tuesday, February 21: School Board Meeting @Wolf Lake Elementary

*Tuesday, February 28: Varsity Boys Sectionals Begin @Westview

*Thursday, March 16: FW Children's Zoo Field Trip

*Tuesday, March 21: School Board Meeting @ Jr/Sr High

~Affordable Care Act~

2016 Form 1095-C for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be mailed to all employees no later than March 2, 2017. Upon receipt, please review the form for correctness. All changes must be made by March 15, 2017 to ensure timely filing. If you have any questions regarding the form, please contact Kim S. at Central Office.