School Board Happenings

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On May 16, the School Board started by recognizing the wonderful students at Waldron Elementary School. The School Board went on to approve the purchase of new Chromebooks for 2nd, 6th and 7th grade students. The Board also approved the purchase of a new Visitor Management Program. This will improve the security at each school. More information will be posted once the system is installed at each site.

Shelby Eastern is also looking into a universal free breakfast program for next school year. This will provide free breakfast to all students. The staff and the Board are investigating this program to make sure it is feasible.

Online Registration

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Shelby Eastern Schools will be offering Online Registration beginning the 2018/2019 School Year.  This will allow parents to fully enroll their child online without the hassle of multiple paper forms to fill out.  For those that are unable to complete registration at home, each school will make accommodations and offer families the ability to perform registration in one of our computer labs.  Finalized dates and more concrete details will be distributed soon.  If you have questions or concerns, feel free to email cstewart@ses.k12.in.us

A Growth Mindset

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Some children are born with an inner drive to keep trying over and over when they fail. Most children aren’t, though, and it is up to us to help them see that failing is actually the key to succeeding. Teaching our children the word YET is key. They may come to you and say, “I don’t know how to read” or “I can’t ride a 2 wheeler” or “I can’t get good grades.” We need to teach them to add the word “yet” to the end of those sentences so they start to realize that these things take time and with the right mindset, they will happen!

Sit down with your child and list out things that they now do, that at one time they thought were hard. Have them tell you that with practice they learned to do hard things. They are able to do hard things! Using this type of thinking and dialogue around our children will teach them that by trying, failing and learning from their mistakes, they will succeed at doing hard things.

 

Kindergarten Screening

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MES will be conducting screenings for incoming Kindergarten students on April 12 and 13. If you have a child that will be 5 years of age by Aug. 1, please call the elementary office at 765-763-6648 to set up an appointment.

Waldron Students Complete NWEA Assessments

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At Waldron Jr. Sr. High School, students recently finished the winter testing portion of the NWEA Assessments. The results from this most recent assessment are compared to the results we obtained from the Fall to help us identify our students relative Strengths and Weaknesses. Our teachers are busy analyzing data results from a wide variety of reports NWEA makes available to them. Teachers use this data to make informed instructional decisions moving forward. Students are made aware of their areas of strengths as well as their areas of need. Putting all of this together means the teachers and students work together to set goals for success.

At Waldron, it is a point of emphasis to assess often and catch learning needs early on in the educational process.  We believe this provides a better path towards student success.

Kindergarten Round Up!

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ATTENTION IN-COMING KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS FOR 2018-2019:

There will be a parent meeting at Waldron Elementary on March 13th, 2018 @ 6 p.m. and at Morristown Elementary on March 15th, 2018 @ 6 p.m.

During this meeting, parents will be able to meet the kindergarten teachers and learn more about what will be expected of their child once they enter kindergarten. There will be a sign up sheet for screenings.  Parents may also provide the school with their child’s birth certificate and immunization records at this time.

The screenings will take place on April 5th and 6th at Waldron Elementary between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and   April 12th and 13th at Morristown Elementary between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Please bring your in-coming kindergarten student with you to the meeting, as there will be activities for them, a goodie bag, and a school bus to visit.

Students are eligible for kindergarten for the 18-19 school year IF they will be 5 on or before August 1st, 2018.

If you have any questions, please call the elementary office:

Waldron – 765-525-6505 Morristown 765-763-6648 

Winter Sports Update

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Waldron’s winter sports seasons are underway. The girls basketball team returns everyone from a team that finished the 5-17 a year ago. This season Waldron has a new head coach, Anthony Thomas, who has previously coached girls basketball at various levels for Waldron. Key returnees are juniors Morgan Wood (15.8 points per game), Hannah Sullivan (7.1 points per game, Abby Adams (7.4 points per game) and Victoria Shaw (11.4 points per game). The Lady Mohawks have started the season off with a 2-1 start, beating Arlington and Central Christian and losing a close game to Southwestern.

The boys basketball team graduated several of the leading scorers from last year’s team and will look to three seniors and several underclassmen to fill the scoring void. New head coach Will Staal anticipates seniors Cole Adams and Cameron Wells, along with sophomore Parker Huffman and freshman Tyler Bowlby will step up and fill key roles for the team. The Mohawks will open their season at home against Christel House Academy on Tuesday, November 21st.

The varsity gymnastics team is competing for their third consecutive year. Janice Huntsman will take over the reins for her second season as head coach. Both of last year’s gymnasts, Erika Huntsman and Taylor Fischer will represent Waldron this season. They will follow Shelbyville’s regular season schedule and compete at the Connersville Sectional at the end of the season. The girls have showed great improvement over the past two seasons and look for an opportunity to move further into the post-season tournament this year.

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