Renaissance Revival

Academics, Attitude, Action --- September 20, 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."

Inspiration

"I never lose. I either WIN or Learn." Nelson Mandela

School Calendar

Please find below link that will allow you access to the most up-to-date MSD Warren Township School Calendar.

http://msdwarrenin.apptegy.us/o/msd-of-warren-township/browse/44250

Renaissance Webpage

For more information on what happening within Renaissance visit the Renaissance School Webpage.


http://renaissance.warren.k12.in.us

New "Raptor Guest Management" System In Place

"In order to better protect our students, visitors, and staff, all visitors will be required to show a valid, government-issued ID."


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!

Immunizations Must Be Updated To Attend

September 16th was the deadline for students to present updated immunization records to school. If you have not turned in updated shot records please do so immediately to prevent your student from NOT being able to attend school. If you have an appointment in the near future please let the school know so that we can document in our files. As long as you have an appointment scheduled your student would be allowed to attend.

JA JobSpark-- Middle School 8th Graders

Wednesday, Sep. 25th, 11:45am-1:30pm

1202 East 38th Street

Indianapolis, IN

Our 8th grade students are invited to participate in JA JobSpark with more than 130 industry partners providing essential career information. Students will learn about opportunities in: Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering & Logistics// Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Architecture, Engineering & Construction//Business & Finance// Government, Law & Public Service, Health & Life Sciences// Hospitality & Tourism// Technology, & so much more!


Permission slips will be going out soon! Teachers are currently implementing curriculum activities with students in preparation for this excursion.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, Oct. 1st, 11am-7pm

8931 East 30th Street

Indianapolis, IN

Please join us here at Renaissance for Parent-Teacher Conferences. You will have an opportunity to speak with your student's teachers and learn about their academic and behavioral progress. Senior parents will have an opportunity to meet this day one-on-one with the counselor to discuss graduation expectations.


We hope to see you there!

Picture Retakes

Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 9am-2pm

8931 East 30th Street

Indianapolis, IN

Lifetouch will be in the building for picture retakes, October 22, 2019. If your student was not present for pictures in August they will need to have pictures taken on the 22nd. Please note that these pictures are used for student IDs. Student IDs are required for all Warren Township sporting events and extracurricular activities. Student not taking pictures this round will not be provided another opportunity this school year for pictures.

A Principal's Perspective

Greetings, Renaissance Family!


Our ultimate goal in working with you and your student is to ensure that they have every opportunity to be successful in whatever they choose to do in life. That success begins with them earning their high school diploma. We are excited to offer a "Graduation Pathway" option here at Renaissance which will assist students in meeting the state mandated requirements for graduation. Students completing 6 credits in this "graduation pathway" are exempt from having to take and pass the state mandated "ILEARN" graduation exam. The pathways classes here at Renaissance are offered through our online curriculum APEX and with the assistance of content area specialist students will be able to successfully navigate through these courses.


Please find below the courses connected to the "Accounting and Finance Graduation Pathway" offered here at Renaissance


Renaissance Graduation Pathway Option


  • We will be able to offer one pathway option for Renaissance students in grades 10-12th.

  • The following pathway courses will be offered:





Accounting & Finance Pathway




PCC (1) (Required)



Dig App & Responsibilities (1)



Intro to Business (1)



Business Law & Ethics (2) (1)



Intro to Accounting (2)




Total 6 Credit Needed To Qualify

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)


Strategic Planning 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

Dear Renaissance family,


Remember that success breeds success! So in an effort to prepare your students to remind them daily to get enough rest, keep up with their classes and get to school on time so that they can have a successful school day. It is our job to work together to provide students with an environment and the resources that will aid them in meeting their goals.


There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.” —Michael Phelps




Student Success Handbook for Warren Township:

https://coredocs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/359717/Student_Success_Handbook_Board_Approved_19-20_school_year.pdf

Counselor Corner -- Conversation With the Counselor

Class of 2020 - senior status meetings


Ms. Nassar will be holding mandatory senior status meetings with parents to go over credits, grades and plans for the rest of the year.The purpose of the meetings is to ensure parents/guardians know how their seniors are doing and to answer any questions they may have. On Monday students will be given a letter with an appointment time. If the suggested time doesn't work for you, please contact her to coordinate different dates.


Sept 23-27: College GO! Week College GO! takes place each August through November with information and resources designed to help Hoosiers plan for education beyond high school. Renaissance students and teachers will take part in a variety of a activities to let students know about opportunities beyond high school.


Sept 26: Ivy Tech visit at 9:15- 11th and 12th grade - students can sign up with Ms. Nassar or their teacher




Upcoming Dates:




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.


Date/Time:


Nov. 18th 6:00pm

Visit the FAFSA page to find out more about federal financial aid and the application process.



Important Dates



Upcoming SAT Registration Deadline:September 6 (for October 5, 2019 test)

SAT registration information


Upcoming ACT Registration Deadline:August 16 (for September 15, 2019 test)

ACT registration information


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.....


This Week in September 2019


National Preparedness Month! Definition of preparedness: the quality or state of being prepared. Students lets be prepared to come to school ready to learn and display appropriate behaviors through core. Civility. Order. Respect. Excellence. We appreciate each staff as well for coming and being prepared for our students daily.


National Recovery Month! Definition of recovery: 1. a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength. 2. the action or process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost. To our students continue to be prepared and while doing so, let us recovery as meaning credits as we can. Since this month is recognized for this purpose, students you should allow yourself the opportunity to begin the 1st 9 weeks of school recovering as much works as you can possibly handle.


Let me tie these two topic together. Stay ready so you do not have to get ready!!! We want to recovery what has been stolen from us and to me this mean school credits. Students you have a great opportunity and the staff at Renaissance is her to support YOU academically in every way.


Community Resources:


At the Renaissance are as follows for services offered;


Counseling School-Based service programs to assist with social and emotional challenges – through Gallahue, Teen parenting and casework services-Marion County Health Department – Future Promises Program, College Readiness Program and other extracurricular activities offered- The Indianapolis Urban League, and Inner Beauty is now housed in our building every Thursday evening from 7-9p and many more community resources and programs to come that will promote, improve and increase social and emotional skills within our Renaissance community.






Lori B. Dodson, MSW

School Social Worker

Phone: (317) 532.2996 ext. 2962

ldodson1@warren.k12.in.us

Senior Student Success

Graduation



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!

https://learnmoreindiana.org/


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.

https://scholars.in.gov/parents/keep-your-scholar-on-track/


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!



@CCR_WarrenTwp

CORE CORNER --CIVILITY

Core Character Trait Spotlight For the Month of August/September: CIVILITY


ci·vil·i·ty


/səˈvilədē/



noun


  1. formal politeness and courtesy in behavior or speech.

    "I hope we can treat each other with civility and respect"


We are working really hard as a school to make sure that our students understand the importance of showing civility in all they do. Advisory classes are doing weekly lessons that review and revisit the importance of using civility in our everyday life. We are also recognizing students daily for showing Civility while at school. I would encourage you to recognize your student when you see them showing civility in the home or within your community.

Middle School Moment

Middle School Moments


Fall Break is quickly approaching, but before we get there, we will reach the end of the first grading period. Grades will be available on Tyler by September 26th. Parents, you can check your student’s grades and progress using the online parent portal. If you do not have access yet, please call the school and someone will help you get started.


We are excited to be going on a field trip next week with our 8th graders. The Junior Achievement JobSpark event will be going on at the fairgrounds, and we will attend on Wednesday, September 25th. Students have been preparing by investigating careers and opportunities that they might not have considered in the past. Permission slips are going home this Friday. Please make sure your student brings a signed copy back to Renaissance. Students will be bringing lots of goodies home that afternoon. Be sure and ask your student about this great adventure.


Our affirmation this week: “I respect others even when I don’t agree with them.”


Important dates:

September 25th - Field trip for 8th graders. End of the grading period for all.

October 1st - Parent/Teacher conferences 11 - 7. No school for students.

October 5th - First Day of Fall Break!


October 21st - School resumes

Students Showing CORE!

Help us congratulate our students who are showing CORE,( Civility, Order, Respect, Excellence)! Each week students are being recognized!


9/13 CORE Buck winners


Camryn Bride

Javier Little

Jordan Moore

Donell Blakely

Khaliah Harrison

Jessie Ash