Academics, Attitude, Action --- October 4, 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
Intersession/Fall Break ---October 7th- October 18th
New "Raptor Guest Management" System In Place
This same system will also be used to sign students in/out of school. Please note the individual picking up will be required to present a government-issued ID at the time of pickup.
We thank you for your cooperation!
Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 9am-2pm
8931 East 30th Street
PSAT For All 9th, 10th, 11th Graders
Wednesday, Oct. 30th, 8:45am
8931 East 30th Street
A Principal's Perspective
We ended the 1st 9 weeks on fire! Students are progressing through courses and earning credits. We had several students complete 1 or more APEX courses this 1st 9 weeks and several more earning credits in their Google Classroom and Direct Instruction classes.
We celebrated our student's successes with an "Ice Cream Social"!
I am super proud of our students. Parents I encourage you to keep celebrating their successes and pushing them to the finish line.
Once we return from Fall Break the 2nd 9 weeks will begin to fly by. Students have another opportunity to earn additional credits. Conversations will begin regarding transitions back to home school and next steps. Continue to encourage your student to stay focused! As always, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach at 317-532-2993.
“Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.” Abraham Lincoln
Middle School Moment
Middle School Moments
Parent/Teacher conferences went well on Tuesday. Thank you to all parents who took the time to come and meet with us, email us, or conference over the telephone. We love working with your students and always want to keep in touch with YOU about their progress.
We are doing a quick unit about the country of Egypt this week. We started with an online investigation of ancient Egypt on Monday. Every day we have a different reading assignment that tells us new information about this fascinating country. We even have a fun activity packet to take home. Mrs. Taylor is going to visit our classes one day this week and share some of her experiences from her trip to Egypt a couple of years ago, and we’ve heard a rumor that Mrs. Shaw might be making an Egyptian treat for the students to try. Finally, on Friday, we will video chat with Mrs. Shaw’s son who is studying at The American University of Cairo in Egypt right now!
Fall Break starts at 3:55 pm this Friday. Please have a healthy, fun, and restful break. We will return to Renaissance refreshed and ready for Halloween (!!!) on October 21st.
This week’s affirmation: “I am allowed to be different than my friends.”
Your Input Is Needed & Wanted
This fall, MSD of Warren Township will be creating a comprehensive strategic plan based on community input that will ensure all students and staff have the conditions necessary to develop and apply Journey of a Graduate (JoG) skills and dispositions.
The Journey of a Graduate skills are a set of 6 skills and dispositions that have been identified by our community needed for success in and out of school. The JoG skills are Critical Thinking, Citizenship, Communication, Collaboration, Content Knowledge, and Resilience.
These JoG skills will serve as the foundation of the district strategic plan.
One way the district will capture community input is through an online survey. Linked below is a short survey that will ask questions around our strengths as a district and help us identify areas for improvement.
(Click on link below to begin survey)
Town Hall Meetings will also be scheduled for our teachers, students, parents and community to collaborate in person. Elementary school Town Hall Meetings will be hosted by their feeder intermediate and middle school.
Those meeting dates are below:
Monday, October 21st, 6:00 - 7:30 at Raymond Park Intermediate and Middle School
Tuesday, October 22nd, 6:00 - 7:30 at Creston Intermediate and Middle School (GC, LA, EA)
Monday, October 28th, 6:00 - 7:30 at Creston Intermediate and Middle School
Tuesday, October 29th, 6:00 - 7:30 at Stonybrook Intermediate and Middle School
Wednesday, October 30th, 6:00 - 7:30 at Stonybrook Intermediate and Middle School (PR, SH, BV)
Monday, November 18th, 6:00 - 7:30 at Warren Central High School (WCC)
Tuesday, November 19th, 6:00 - 7:30 at Raymond Park Intermediate and Middle School (LP, LO, HA)
Thank you in advance for your participation and thank you for your continued support of MSD Warren Township Schools.
Dr. Tim Hanson
Superintendent of Schools
Dean's Corner -- Discussion With The Dean
As fall break approaches, remember to make positive and safe choices. Please get some rest and be ready to return with a refreshed state of mind. The year will continue to move quickly, so it is important to take advantage of these opportunities to explore new activities and to participate in the ones that you enjoy.
Be safe and see you after fall break
“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – John Maxwell
Student Success Handbook for Warren Township:
Counselor Corner -- Conversation With the Counselor
The PSAT is on October 30th for 9, 10, 11th grade. This exam is given as a way to gauge college and career readiness.
Study guide and information will be given to teachers however students can read the guide on the College Board PSAT website.
Financial Aid Information Night - Class of 2020 only
Any senior planning to attend college/university should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This no-cost application could qualify students for grants or loans. Representatives from InvestED will explain the FAFSA process and help families who are ready to begin the application.
Nov. 18th 6:00pm
Visit the FAFSA page to find out more about federal financial aid and the application process.
Upcoming SAT Registration Deadline: October 3(for November 2, test) Late Registration: Oct. 22nd SAT registration information
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 OCTOBERWEEN Renaissance Family and Friends
This month is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!
WHAT IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?
Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN INDIANA
• In a single day in 2014, Indiana domestic violence programs served 1,807 victims/survivors.
• On that same day, there were 182 requests for services that went unmet due to a lack of resources.
• Between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014, 67 Indians died in domestic violence homicides.
• Over half of domestic violence homicides in Indiana are committed with a gun.
DID YOU KNOW?
• 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the United States have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.
• On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines receive approximately 21,000 calls, an average of close to 15 calls every minute.
• Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.
• The presence of a gun in the home during a domestic violence incident increases the risk of homicide by at least 500%.
• 72% of all murder-suicides involved an intimate partner; 94% of the victims of these crimes are female.
Lori B. Dodson, MSW
School Social Worker
Phone: (317) 532.2996 ext. 2962
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 --Order
the arrangement or disposition of people or things in relation to each other according to a particular sequence, pattern, or method.
"I filed the cards in alphabetical order"
There is a natural order to how many things are done in life and for the most part things run smooth if they are done with some type of "order". Warren Township places great emphasis on the need for students to exhibit or show "Order" and/or be mindful of how things operate. It is important that students are mindful of "order" in all that they do in order to be successful and successfully navigate through life. When we operate with a sense of "order" we operate within a set of rules that are typically designed to help one meet a goal.
Students Showing CORE!
9/27 CORE Buck winners
Makayla Whitney- Order
Shawn Roton- Civility
Jaylin Stribling- Order
China Bonner- Respect & Excellence
Marielle Moore- Excellence
Mikey Davis- Excellence