Academics, Attitude, Action --- November 29, 2019
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
School Resumes December 2, 2019 For All Students!
A Principal's Perspective
I hope all have had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know I am thankful to be able to serve you and your students. I am thankful for the time and work my teachers and staff are putting in to ensure that students are on track and moving towards earning credits and graduation. We have 15 days of school remaining until the end of the semester and students should be moving towards wrapping up classes.
Continue to check in with your students on their progress and reach out to teachers with any questions or concerns.
Just as a point of reference as you are having conversations with students about where they are see below of where a student should be credit wise based off of their grade going into second semester.
To be considered in "good standing" students in the following grades should be going into second semester this year with a minimum of the below listed credits. Second semester begins January 6th.
9th graders --- 6 credits
10th graders -- 18 credits
11th graders -- 28 credits
12th graders -- 35 credits
Don't forget to ask your student the following questions:
1. How was your day or week?
2. How many credits do you still need to graduate?
3. What did you do today to help you get closer to your goal?
4. Anything I can do to help?
5. You know I love you right?
As always feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns!
Again, thank you for allowing us to serve your students!
Middle School Moment
Middle School Moments
Greetings from your middle school team! We are 15 days from the end of 1st semester. We are working with several of our families to transitions students back to their home school following the break. Remember it is not the expectation that the students behavior is perfect but that students are showing the ability to take redirection and take responsibility for their actions.
We will continue to check in with home school at the 3 week mark to discuss progress and set goals and look at transitioning students back if they are ready at the 9 weeks. Please remember to assist us by speaking with your students daily about making good choices and focusing on getting work completed.
Daily we are working with your students on social skills and making sure that they have opportunities to put some of these skills in action and school and in the community.
We thank you all for being responsive and helping us help your student.
Thank you for allowing us to serve your students.
Dean's Corner -- Discussion With The Dean
Hello Renaissance family,
Online safety is vital for our kids to learn. There are many dangerous situations that teens can find themselves in just by simply clicking into a few websites, or interacting with people on social media. Below, I have found several links that discuss online safety for kids.
If at any time you would need assistance, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.
Dean of students
“I don’t mind if U have to sit on the floor at School. All I want is education. And I am afraid of no one.”
Student Success Handbook for Warren Township:
Counselor Corner -- Conversation With the Counselor
"The best view comes after the hardest climb"
Motivation can be hard to come by during the winter months and testing season! However, this is the time to dig deep and get work done. Watch this video to hear about being motivated despite setbacks... and remember every accomplishment starts with the decision TO TRY!
Next Date December 7th.
Upcoming ACT Registration Deadline:
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………
Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for being able to serve your students!
This past week the world celebrated NATIONAL CAKE DAY On November 26th, National Cake Day delivers a scrumptious treat for everyone to enjoy! Slide over pie, this day cake takes center stage as the dessert of choice. On most birthdays, the cake is topped with candles no matter their age. Showers, weddings, retirements and anniversaries, cake serves up a slice or two. Add ice cream, and you have America’s top favorite desserts in the same dish!
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalCakeDay
Grab the flour and cake pans. Get dusted up and warm the house with love. Decorate and frost them. And then, deliver it to a family gathering. You know you’ll wow them with their favorite. Cream cheese frosting, buttercream or icing. What’s your favorite? Here are a few delicious choices to try.
Use #NationalCakeDay to post on social media.
Win a Gas Card!
Can't wait to hear what you all are thankful for!
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 --Excellence
the quality of being outstanding or extremely good.
"a center of academic excellence"
The 8 Keys of Excellence
- INTEGRITY – Match behavior with values. ...
- FAILURE LEADS TO SUCCESS –Learn from mistakes. ...
- SPEAK WITH GOOD PURPOSE – Speak honestly and kindly. ...
- THIS IS IT! – ...
- COMMITMENT – Make your dreams happen. ...
- OWNERSHIP – Take responsibility for actions. ...
- FLEXIBILITY – Be willing to do things differently. ...
- BALANCE – Live your best life.
Students Showing CORE!
11/22 CORE Buck winners
Anthony Moore- Order
Lakayla Day- Order
Nico Wilson- Order
KT Dugger- Order
KeeKee Harris- Order
Raptor Visitor Management System
Warren Township Schools is pleased to announce that we are using the Raptor Visitor Management System in all of our schools to strengthen our program of campus safety for students and staff. Part of keeping students and faculty safe is knowing who is in our buildings at all times, and the Raptor System allows us to do that. The Raptor System allows us to screen visitors, contractors, and volunteers in our schools and provide us with a safer environment for our students and staff. Our goal is to keep a balance of being a welcoming school district as well as maintaining the safety of our students and staff.
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.
Mrs. Masimba Taylor