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."
"I never lose. I either WIN or Learn." Nelson Mandela
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!
Immunizations Must Be Updated To Attend
JA JobSpark-- Middle School 8th Graders
Wednesday, Sep. 25th, 11:45am-1:30pm
1202 East 38th Street
Permission slips will be going out soon! Teachers are currently implementing curriculum activities with students in preparation for this excursion.
Tuesday, Oct. 1st, 11am-7pm
8931 East 30th Street
We hope to see you there!
Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 9am-2pm
8931 East 30th Street
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)
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:
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
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:September 6 (for October 5, 2019 test)
Upcoming ACT Registration Deadline:August 16 (for September 15, 2019 test)
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.
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
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 --CIVILITY
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.”
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!
9/13 CORE Buck winners
Young Men's Empowerment
Warren Central High School will be hosting a Young Men's Empowerment Conference, Saturday October 5, 2019. This is a free event for all young men.
Young Women's Empowerment Conference
Warren Central High School will be hosting the Young Women's Empowerment Conference Saturday, September 21, 2019. Come be empowered!
Warren Central High School Will be hosting a Parenting Conference Saturday, September 21 and October 5, 2019. Stop by to get parenting tips and information to support you and your students.