Indian Hills Updates
By Holly Schmidbauer
Indian Hills Elementary School: PRIDE Past & Present
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!
Basketball Jones Spins off PRIDE Expectations
Thanks to the Indian Hills Parents’ Club, on Tuesday, August 20th, Jim “Basketball” Jones came to Indian Hills to jump start the school year in a positive way! He spoke to students in grades 1-6 about how to use P.R.I.D.E. not only in school, but also in life. He reminded the students of the P.R.I.D.E. acronym- P= Prepared to learn, R= Responsible for actions, I= Pursuing Integrity, D= Directions followed, E= Earning & giving respect.
While reminding students of these important concepts, Basketball Jones also talked with the students about how to believe in themselves, set goals, dream, and be the best person they can be! Those messages were infused in his action packed, funny, high energy show that left students and staff smiling and ready for an AWESOME year! Basketball Jones was able to share his love of basketball with our students by spinning basketballs on various objects, as well as students. He also juggled several basketballs and performed a variety of complicated tricks that wowed the audience.
This is our 3rd year of using P.R.I.D.E. at the elementary schools in the district, and it has been met with many positives. Teachers and staff have seen an increase in appropriate behaviors, students have found others using P.R.I.D.E. more often towards each other, and parents have stated that the idea of reinforcement for positive behaviors is an “awesome idea”! We look forward to another great year of great times, great students, and great behavior here at Indian Hills thanks to Basketball Jones, the IH Parents’ Club and our 6th grade!
Teacher In-service Dates
This year there will be no 2 Hour Delays. Instead, these teacher in-services will be replaced by all day training sessions. On these three Fridays, there will be NO SCHOOL. These dates are listed below:
Friday, December 6, 2013
Friday, January 17, 2014
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