Kindergarten Round Up!

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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.

The Importance of Parent/Teacher Collaboration

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Parent/teacher conferences are set for this month. Parents and teachers share the same goals for children and students; they want each individual to do their best. This will happen when parents and teachers work together. This can happen in a number of ways.

  •         Keeping lines of communication open between parents and teachers
  •         Parents help by setting aside time for schoolwork at home
  •         Teachers can send newsletters, create blogs, make phone calls and send report cards
  •         Parents can attend parent/teacher conferences to make sure that parents, teachers and students are all on the same page
  •         Parents can volunteer in the classroom or building
  •         Parents can help the teacher by letting them know about things happening at home
  •         Teachers and parents can work as a team to provide the best for students

Welcome Back to School!

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With the start of school comes the anticipation of another successful and enjoyable school year. The key to making this happen is great communication. To help with the communication, we are going to be doing three things this year. First, we will continue to use Social Media to promote the great things being accomplished by our students, teachers, and school. Second, our administrators will be reaching out to all families with phone calls home. We will be calling families throughout the school year to see how things are going and if there is anything we can help with. Finally, I will have a webpage on the Corporation Website that I will update frequently with important announcements of upcoming events and deadlines.

You as parents can help us by stopping by the school, calling, or emailing us with questions, concerns, or issues. Many times minor issues or concerns grow into bigger issues because they were not reported or brought to our attention. We are all asking for your help in creating an atmosphere of timely and open communication between parents and the school. Together we can create a safe and positive school environment, where are student can have an enjoyable and worthwhile educational experience.

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