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Summer Athletic Skills Academy

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Parents of next year’s 3rd-8th grade students will be receiving these forms below. These forms are to gauge interest in our Summer Athletics Skills Academy. If interested, select all the sports your child might consider participating in this summer and return to your child’s principal’s office by Friday, April 16.

 

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Childcare/Latchkey For School-Age Children

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According to Indiana law, the school system will offer an after school latchkey program for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. There will be a fee for the program, with parents responsible for payment. Those interested are invited to contact the superintendent’s office at (812) 793-2601.

The Benefits of Reading Books

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It is our goal that every student develops a passion for reading. We provide many opportunities on a daily basis for students to be exposed to a variety of texts. Every once and awhile, we are faced with the question, “Why do we have to read?” Here are a variety of ways to answer this question.
1. Reading exercises your brain.
2. Reading increases your ability to empathize with others.
3. Reading improves concentration and focus.
4. Reading helps develop creativity.
5. Reading is entertaining.
6. Reading provides knowledge and information.
7. Reading enriches language and vocabulary.
8. Reading reduces stress and puts you in a better mood.

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.