Insight School of Indiana - September 2020
The Power of Yet
What does it mean to educate the "whole child"? This has been the essential question of our staff’s Multi Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Professional Learning Community (PLC). Our team completed professional development during their first week back to school to help us understand that educating the whole child is not just teaching them the Indiana standards or national standards associated with our core curriculum, but teaching and supporting both behavioral and emotional needs. As you can imagine, the need for social and emotional support has grown tremendously with the onset of the pandemic. To learn more about MTSS, please click on the following link.
In the weeks to come, our team will begin reviewing your student's first six weeks of performance and will determine if your student is in need of additional literacy, math, or behavioral/emotional support. Think of this as a menu of interventions that our teachers can refer to and select the best option for your student's need based upon the individual student's data.
This work goes hand in hand with our staff developing a growth mindset. Please take some time to view The Power of Yet video. Take the MTSS Challenge! Please send me an email at email@example.com to let me know that you are receiving our newsletters and your reaction to The Power of Yet video.
Dr. Janice Silver, Head of Schools
Free Student Panel College Fair
Monday, Sep. 21st, 3pm to Saturday, Sep. 26th, 8pm
This is an online event.
College Vine https://www.collegevine.com/ is hosting a FREE Student Panel College Fair which showcases student perspectives from over 100 colleges.
Students, parents, and counselors are invited to attend the Student Panel College Fair, an online event featuring live Q&As with current college students from over 100 universities, including Harvard, UCLA, Penn State, CU Boulder, USC, Minnesota, Stanford, Baylor, University of Michigan, Howard, Miami University, and many more.
· What: Student Panel College Fair, a week-long online event featuring 100+ live Q&A events with current college students
· When: September 21st-26th; recordings sent after to registrants
· Where: online at cv.watch/fair2020
· Who: High school juniors and seniors, parents, and counselors
· Cost: Free
Spots are limited so register now to save your seat!
Students can see the full list of colleges and register here.
College Go Week is September 21-25
Find out application information for the colleges you plan to apply to, including if they’ll be waiving their fees, by visiting LearnMoreIndiana.org/college/applying-to-schools/#app-process. While you’re there, be sure to read through the list of things you’ll need before you start your applications. You can use this list to help you gather everything you’ll need.
If you’re still figuring out what colleges may be a good fit, set up an appointment with your counselor.
Counselors offering small group sessions
Grief group is for all students who have lost a loved one. We do not judge anyone that comes to the group who wants to talk. Each of us mourns the death of a loved one differently, and these sessions can help students identify different coping strategies for dealing with grief. Group will last about 8 weeks. Grief group is not a therapy group but a support group and we will meet once a week . Sessions will be Tuesdays from 3pm-4pm EST
Student Support Group will be an 8-week student support discussion group for those students who wish to participate. Topics will include dealing with Anxiety, Stress of School, Self-Confidence, Feeling Sad/Depressed, and Dealing with change/new situations. Sessions will be held Tuesdays form 3-4pm EST.
Academic Support Group with the primary focus on academic success in school and will last 6-8 weeks. Sessions will be focused on Time Management, Organization, Study Skills, Test taking skills and Communication Skills Sessions will be held Tuesdays form 3-4pm EST.
Sign up by September 18th! https://forms.gle/sUVZhsj6dHWZutYn7
Dual Credit Courses
We have an exciting opportunity for juniors and seniors to earn 2 college credits a semester while at Insight! That is a lot of money saved! Insight pays for the courses and reimburses a portion of the books as well.
The sooner you apply, the sooner you will be accepted and the sooner you can choose classes. The later you wait the less likely you are to get the courses you are wanting to take. The absolute deadline for registering for Spring Courses is December 18,, 2020 at 4pm EST. You must have all your scores and application submitted by this deadline. Students that wait until this week to register will start courses without access to books and materials and courses may be filled at this time. So, the sooner you apply the better.
You will need to visit the informational site on the guidance weebly page to see what courses are eligible for reimbursement through the K12/Ivy Tech Agreement not all courses are reimbursed by Hoosier http://hoosieracademiesguidance.weebly.com/dual-credit-programs-ivy-tech--indiana-tech.html
Finally, you must complete ALL of the following steps:
- Students must complete an online application for admission (www.ivytech.edu/dualcreditapplication)
- Students must complete the Early Admission Request Form with all required signatures, including parent/legal guardian. The Early Admission Request Form is returned to firstname.lastname@example.org early admission to Ivy Tech Community College.
- You must provide a copy of SAT, ACT or PSAT Scores with minimum requirements stated below. If you have not taken any of these exams or do not have the required scores, please register to take the Ivy Tech knowledge exam.
Minimum scores for early admission are:
-PSAT (taken after October 2015) 26+ writing, 25+ reading, 27+ math
-SAT (taken after 2016) 510+ writing and language
-ACT scores 18+ in reading, 17+ in English, and 18+ in ath; , 510+ reading, 500+ math
-Minimum Requirements with the knowledge exam.
NOTE: Minimum scores for advance mathematics (Math 136 or Math 200) or science classes will require a PSAT math score of 52+, SAT score of 520+, or ACT score of 24+, SAT 520+.
Just for Learning Coaches
Coach to Coach is a 30 minute session offered year round. Hear from a veteran learning coach on relevant topics, such as What to Expect and Best Tips and Tricks. Join in the discussion with other coaches from across the nation.
Registration Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K12C2C
Learning Coach Café is a 60 minute drop in session offered year round where coaches can ask school questions or chat with other coaches. It is an informal chat led by a veteran learning coach. The Café is a great place to meet other coaches, receive support, and offer support.
Registration Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/lc_cafe
K12 New Learning Coaches for NEW Learning Coaches: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NewK12LearningCoaches/
K12 Learning Coach Café for ALL Learning Coaches: https://www.facebook.com/groups/K12LCCafe/
We also have an LC group just for Insight families!
Mobile reference page for LCs
Do you have a great story to tell about your student(s) and the role that online and blended school has played in their lives? Are you interested in sharing your story with local reporters and media outlets?
If so, please submit it to Project Elevate, our story-collection tool, and we’ll contact you for possible media opportunities. You can submit your story online or via the free K12 Project Elevate app for iOS (App Store) and Android (Google Play) devices.