MSD Wabash County
ADVANCE PLACEMENT SCORES EARN HIGH REWARDS
During the 2020-2021 school year, 73 MSDWC students participated in at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course. Those students earned a score of at least 3, which generally earns college credit, on 37 exams. If they applied those exam scores to Indiana University, our students would have earned 112 college credits through AP exams alone.
Southwood High School specifically had over half their AP exam takers earn a 3 or higher! The state average in 2016 was 18% passed, with 21.9% across the country. Additional honors went to Southwood 2021 graduate Braden Sweet, who was recognized as an AP Scholar.
MSDWC currently offers 14 AP and/or Dual Credit courses, with additional opportunities offered through Heartland Career Center.
Did you know our website has a place to get to know the MSDWC staff? Check out the district directory, or the staff directory on each school's website. Just click on the staff member's name or "View Profile" for an extended introduction.
NORTH SCHOOLS COLLECT DONATIONS FOR LIGHTHOUSE
Students from Northfield, Sharp Creek, and Metro North participated in a cake and icing donation drive this month to add a little bit of sweetness to the Thanksgiving baskets Lighthouse Mission provides to families in need.
The donation drive collected 500 cake mixes and 400 icing containers in total. These donations from NHS, SCE and MNE families, along with community members, saved the Mission around $900!
ATHLETES ADVANCE TO REGIONALS
- Southwood Volleyball Team - Sectional Champions
- Northfield Girls Cross Country Team - Sectionals 5th Place, Regional Qualifiers
- Northfield Girls Golf Team - Sectionals 2nd Place, Regional Qualifiers
- Northfield Cross Country Runners, Layne Denton and Karson Pratt - Regional Qualifiers
- Southwood Cross Country Runner, Casey Boardman - Regional Qualifier
*Due to supply shortages with our vendors and manufacturers, please consider all meals "Subject to Change" for the time being.
PROMISE INDIANA & EARLY AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS
The Wabash County YMCA launched Promise Indiana to enable K-3 students to attend a yearly field trip to Manchester University (“Walk into My Future”) and open a CollegeChoice 529 account. Families who deposit $25 earn a $25 savings match each fall. But the opportunities don’t stop there! Students may earn up to $1,000 in Early Award Scholarships from grades 4-8 for completing the schoolwork they are required to do anyway, and for saving $20 each semester.
The Community Foundation holds funds reserved for education for more than 2,200 K-12 students countywide, with assets totaling more than $950,000!
Students in the Community Foundation’s Early Award Scholarship Program save more and score higher on assessment of math, social-emotional health, and college-bound identity, as reported by University of Michigan studies on Wabash County.
The programs are for everyone, so make sure your students have a Promise-linked 529 account and a Participation Agreement to build their own assets – assets that motivate hard work today and hope for tomorrow.