Indian Hills Updates
By Holly Schmidbauer
Indian Hills Elementary School: PRIDE Past & Present
Information for Upcoming Open Houses
- Students who will be transitioning to Glenwood (Grades K-2 next year) Monday, May 12-6:00-7:00pm at Glenwood School
- Students who will be transitioning to Eagle Point (Grades 3-5 next year) Monday, May 12-5:00-6:00pm at Eagle Point School
- Students who will be transitioning to the Jr. High School (Grades 6 & 7 next year) Wednesday, May 14 (date change); This year's 5th grade will meet in the Rossford High School Auditorium from 6:00-7:00pm; This year's 6th grade will meet in the Rossford High School Auditorium from 7:00-8:00pm.
Please call if you have questions!
Last Day of School Information
Due to the number of calamity days we have had this year, we have had to extend the school year into June. As of March 13, 2014, the district had cancelled 11 school days due to inclement weather and poor road conditions. The new legislation permits districts an additional four (4) calamity days providing they have used four (4) of their required contingency plan days. The contingency plan for Rossford Schools is to extend the school year so that the last day for students is scheduled for Thursday, June 5, 2014.
We will update you if there are further developments.
Spelling Bee Champs
Sixth grade student Carolyn Schutte won the Indian Hills’ Spelling Bee. Sixth grader Belle Garza took 2nd place and sixth grader Zach Kamenca placed 3rd.
Other students who participated in the school bee include: Emma Blakeley, Nick Roe, Tyler Dowell, Andrew McManus, Dominic Parisi, Shannon Henderly and Ireland Hutchins. The ten students who participated in the spelling bee were finalists in their classroom spelling contests. Since this is the first year schools are able to send two finalists, both Carolyn and Belle will represent Indian Hills and Rossford at the Wood County Spelling Bee on Saturday, February 8. The Bee will begin at 9:00am and is being held at the Wood County Educational Center in Bowling Green.
2013-14 IH Geography Bee Winners
Atlantic City, known for its boardwalk and casinos, is located in what mid-Atlantic state? Answer: New Jersey
This question and many others were asked, and answered, at the Indian Hills' Geography Bee, held on Monday, December 16 in the IH Gym. The participants included:
4th Grade-Gavin Linkous, Andrew Maenle, Brady McManus and Eli Wilburn
5th Grade-Joseph Alejo,Tyler Dowell, John Klocko and Dominic Parisi
6th Grade-Kitty McMillan, Reed Murphree, Jackson Murtha and Damion Wilcox
The finalists were selected from their classroom competitions. Reed Murphree came in 3rd, Jackson Murtha came in 2nd and Kitty McMillan was the 1st place winner. Kitty will now take the Qualifying Test that will be sent on to the National Geographic Society. We will be notified of the results in several months. If they qualify, school winners then go on to compete at the state level. We wish Kitty good luck!
Parents' Club Purchases PRIDE T-Shirts
The Indian Hills Parents’ Club purchased T-shirts for each student in their class colors. A BIG THANK YOU to our wonderful Parents’ Club!
2013-14 Lunch Prices :
Regular lunch $2.50
Reduced Lunches .40
Reduced Breakfast .30
Adult lunches $3.25
- We are required to mail a free and reduced lunch form to every household--which has already been done. There are extra forms in the office in case you need one.
*We are no longer printing the TIP's Newsletters to be sent home. You can view them by clicking on the "Newsletter" tab under Indian Hills on the website.
Final 2012-2013 Report Card for
3rd Reading average-85.7% 3rd Math average-76.2%
4th Reading average-100.0% 4th Math average- 90.9%
5th Reading average-81.5% 5th Math average-77.8% 5th Science- 74.1%
6th Reading average-95.7% 6th Math average-87.0%
On the 2012-13 School Report Card, Indian Hills met 8 of a possible 9 indicators, for a 88.9%. We earned a grade of "B", for Indicators Met. The performance index is 83.4%. We earned 100.1 points of a possible 120.0. The grade we earned for Performance Index is "B". We earned a "A" for Overall Value Added and a "C" for Value Added for Gifted students.
Although we are pleased with our report card, we are working to improve it!
Instant Alert System
We have recently implemented a new school notification system called Power Announcement. We will no longer be using the Honeywell system. To guarantee the messaging system is used efficiently, we will need to confirm your contact information is accurate and up-to-date at all times. Power Announcement allows our school to send messages using e-mail, voice, and text messaging. Voice calls and text messages will be sent with 419-666-2010 as the caller ID number. You may want to add this phone number to your address book to help you recognize incoming messages from the school easily. If you log-on to the Parent Portal you will now see a new link called “Power Announcement”. Please read the complete directions on the district’s home web page.
Behavioral Expectations Taught at P.R.I.D.E. Day
P.R.I.D.E. Day is an entire day where every 1st- 6th grader at Indian Hills will learn the behavioral expectations that we have at school. It will be held at Indian Hills on Monday, August 26. The staff will put together some fun and exciting ways to teach the students the “appropriate” way to act throughout the school. The students will visit 6 stations at sites in and around the school. The stations include:
Staff members will explain what they want to see from students during the school day. The behavioral expectations include direct instruction, as well as videos, songs and skits. Students then practice what they learned. They will be expected to use the skills they learned throughout the day, for the rest of the school year.
We want to “catch kids being good” and recognize when they’ve done something well. Students will earn Bulldog Bucks for displaying exemplary behaviors. Bulldog Bucks are “school dollars” that any staff member can give to a student for showing an example of P.R.I.D.E. Bulldog Bucks should be saved and traded in at the school store for prizes throughout the year.
The goal for the P.R.I.D.E. Day is for every student in our school:
- to demonstrate the P.R.I.D.E expectations daily throughout the school year
- to be recognized for good behaviors on a daily basis
- to increase the number of positive behaviors that the staff observes each day
CLC of Rossford STARS Before & After School Program is accepting registration applications:
Call Mike Fallis @ 419-666-5303