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South Central Community School Corporation
9808 South 600 West - Union Mills, Indiana 46382 • 219-767-2263
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Elementary Recognized at Indiana Statehouse for IREAD-3

Elementary Recognized at Indiana Statehouse for IREAD-3

On February 15, 2024, South Central Elementary School was recognized at the Indiana Statehouse for achieving over a 95% proficiency rate on the 2022-2023 IREAD-3. Ben Anderson (superintendent), Nick Kimmel (principal), and Chris Walter (3rd grade teacher) also got to meet Dr. Jenner (Indiana Secretary of Education), Jim Pressel (Indiana State Representative), and Suzanne Crouch (Indiana Lieutenant Governor).

Thanks again to all our teachers and staff, especially our 3rd grade teaching/support teams, for their daily efforts to achieve this goal!

Notice of Adoption of Preliminary Determination

Select the link below to view the Notice of Adoption of Preliminary Determination for South Central Community School Corporation to issue bonds and enter a 2024 lease agreement for the renovation of and improvements to facilities throughout the school corporation.

2024-2025 Pre-K & Kindergarten Roundup

2024-2025 Pre-K & Kindergarten Roundup

South Central Elementary School will hold pre-kindergarten and kindergarten roundup for the 2024-2025 school year on Tuesday, March 26th from 9:00am-2:00pm and on Thursday, March 28th from 3:30pm-6:00pm.

Children who turn four by September 1, 2024 are eligible to sign up for pre-kindergarten and children who turn five by September 1, 2024 are eligible for kindergarten. Please bring the child's birth certificate. 

Notice of Public Hearing: February 13, 2024

Pursuant to Indiana Code § 20-26-7-37 and Indiana Code § 6-1.1-20-3.5, notice is hereby given that the Board of School Trustees (the "Board") of the South Central Community School Corporation will meet at 5:00pm on February 13, 2024 at 9808 S. 600 W, Union Mills, Indiana, to hold a public hearing to discuss and hear objections and support regarding the proposed renovation of and improvements to facilities throughout the School Corporation, including the construction of additions, site and athletic improvements, the construction of an activities center and the purchase of buses, equipment, and technology (the "Project"). The Board will also consider the adoption of a resolution making a preliminary determination to enter into a lease agreement relating to the Project and to issue bonds to finance the Project. You are invited to attend and participate in the public hearings.

Brian Lautenbach
Secretary, Board of School Trustees

Notice of Public Hearings: January 9 & 22, 2024

Pursuant to Indiana Code § 20-26-7-37 and Indiana Code § 6-1.1-20-3.5, notice is hereby given that the Board of School Trustees of the South Central Community School Corporation will meet at 5:00pm on January 9, 2024 and at 5:00pm on January 22, 2024, at 9808 S. 600 W., Union Mills, Indiana to hold public hearings. On January 9, 2024, the Board will hold a public hearing to discuss and hear objections and support regarding the proposed renovation of and improvements to facilities throughout the School Corporation, including the construction of additions, site and athletic improvements, the construction of an activities center and the purchase of buses, equipment, and technology (the "Project"). On January 22, 2024, the Board will hold a second public hearing to discuss and hear objections and support regarding the proposed Project and will also consider the adoption of a resolution making a preliminary determination to enter into a lease agreement relating to the Project and to issue bonds to finance the Project. You are invited to attend and participate in the public hearings.

Brian Lautenbach
Secretary, Board of School Trustees

2024 Pre-Kindergarten Registration Information

2024 Pre-Kindergarten Registration Information

Pre-Kindergarten at South Central Elementary School has returned! Registration for 2024 will open on January 10, 2024. Please call the elementary office if you are interested in having your child attend this program. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

South Central Receives Competitive Science of Reading Grant

South Central is pleased to be selected as a recipient of the Indiana Department of Education Literacy Center's Competitive Science of Reading Grant! This competitive grant opportunity is designed to support state-accredited schools that serve students in kindergarten through grade three and whose educators are interested in implementing evidence-based practices aligned with the science of reading and Indiana's Priorities for Early Literacy. South Central was awarded the full amount of $150,000 (for schools of this size) to use for training and curriculum.

You can read the full press release on the IDOE website.

Update to November 1st Online Learning Day

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Thank you for your support over the last 48 hours as we've endured another tragic loss of a student. Mark was a vibrant, respectful young man and will be dearly missed here at South Central.

As you know, we recently sent a letter to you with information regarding virtual learning, eLearning, and our snow make-up days. Next Wednesday, November 1st was a scheduled virtual learning, where students were going to be required to be on live Google Meets from 9:00-12:00pm, then teachers were going to have professional development in the afternoon. In light of the tragic events we are dealing with, we've decided to change the November 1st virtual day to an 'old fashioned' eLearning day. This way, assignments will be posted by 9:00am and due by 11:59pm, unless otherwise noted by the teacher. There will be no live instruction through Google Meets, however, teachers will be available by email and Canvas/Google Classroom to assist students.

We thought switching to an eLearning day would be more appropriate to provide flexibility and some time for students and staff to decompress as we continue to navigate these difficult times.

Please feel free to visit the online learning page on our website for further information and clarification: https://www.scentral.k12.in.us/services/technology/online-learning-info

Thank you again for your continued support of South Central Schools, our students, staff, and community.

Sincerely,

Ben Anderson, Superintendent 

Indiana Secretary of Education Visits South Central

Indiana Secretary of Education Visits South Central

Dr. Katie Jenner, Indiana Secretary of Education, visited South Central Schools on Wednesday, October 18th to celebrate IREAD-3 scores and discuss all the great things happening at the school! Dr. Jenner toured the building, visited classrooms to observe different lessons taught by teachers, saw STEM programming/activities, and even got hands-on experience with the high school welding program.

"The culture of South Central is really incredible," Jenner said. "I mean, you can feel the energy and the passion and the joy that the teachers bring to the school every single day. That matters because, the joy that our teachers bring, certainly, radiates off what our students bring to the table in terms of learning."

View ABC57 news story on Dr. Jenner's visit

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Varsity Volleyball Wins IHSAA Sectional 34 Tournament

Varsity Volleyball Wins IHSAA Sectional 34 Tournament

After a 30-0 undefeated regular season, the South Central varsity girls volleyball team kept the same momentum going in the postseason to become IHSAA Sectional 34 tournament champions! The Lady Satellites swept North Judson (25-12, 25-15, 25-17) in the semifinal round and LaVille (25-12, 25-15, 25-15) in the championship to take home the second-consecutive title. The team now moves onto Regional action against Pioneer on Saturday, October 21st at Rochester.

Online Learning Information

Dear Parent/Guardian,

I hope this letter finds you well! It's hard to believe we're already approaching the end of the 1st grading period. The year has flown by! We've had a fantastic start to the school year here at SC, and we appreciate your partnership and support.

The purpose of this letter is to provide information on our virtual learning and eLearning days this school year. We have two virtual learning days built into the school calendar for teacher professional development days. Those are November 1st and March 6th. On those two days, teachers and students will be on live Google Meets in the AM, while the afternoon will be for teacher meetings and training. The building principals will send out schedules and information very soon specific to those two days.

For inclement weather, we'll potentially utilize eLearning days, virtual learning days, and snow make-up days. We are only allowed to use up to three (3) eLearning days in a school year, per Indiana Code. eLearning days would be our "old fashion" days where lessons are posted on Canvas (grades 5-12) or Google Classroom (grades K-4) by 9:00am, and students can complete their work at any time throughout the day. Assignments are due by 11:59pm, unless otherwise directed by the teacher. For virtual learning, students are required to be on live Google Meets for at least 50% of the school day in order for it to count as a day. So those days we will use our 2-hour delay schedule like we have in the past, and live Google Meets will begin at 9:00am. The JH/HS will operate on the 2-hour delay bell schedule. The elementary school will provide a live instruction schedule for each grade level that will also begin at 9:00am.

If we happen to use up our 3 eLearning days, we'll then plan to use 3 virtual days with live instruction. While I certainly hope we don't have that many inclement weather days, if we get past those 3 eLearning days AND 3 virtual learning days, we'll utilize the built-in snow make-up days. Snow make-up days are built into our calendar on January 15th, February 16th, and April 26th.

I understand that this is somewhat confusing, which is why I wanted to provide this letter to try and clarify the differences. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the school office if you have any questions or for further clarification!

Thank you for your continued support!

Ben Anderson, Superintendent

2023 Powderpuff Football Game

2023 Powderpuff Football Game

The annual junior vs. seniors powderpuff football game will be held on Wednesday, September 27 at 6:00pm. The game will take place on the Satellite football field. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $5.00.

Homecoming Week 2023

Homecoming Week 2023

Homecoming week 2023 will take place from September 5th through September 8th. See the attached flyer for spirit days. Please keep in mind that all dress-up days must still follow the school dress code and be appropriate. Each spirit day will lead up to Friday night's football game against Boone Grove at 7:00pm with the homecoming court being announced along with the king and queen being crowned. A Homecoming dance after the game will take place until 11:00pm.

Go Satellites!

Elementary Greeting Card Fundraiser

Elementary Card Fundraiser

South Central Elementary is once again having a greeting card fundraiser. Students will be bringing home information about this school-wide fundraiser. The money raised will go towards funding student programs and events at South Central Elementary. All order forms and money should be turned back into school no later than Thursday, September 7th.

2023-2024 Athletic Passes on Sale

Athletic passes for the 2023-2024 seasons are now on sale in the high school office during school hours. You can also see Mr. Haggard, athletic director, at any home event to purchase a pass. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Senior Citizen (60+) $35.00
Adult $80.00
Student K-4$30.00
Student 5-12$55.00
Student Athlete$20.00
Family Pass (2 adults, 2 students)$220.00 ($30.00 per additional student)

Changes to Textbook Rental Fees for 2023-2024

Dear Parent/Guardians,

The 2023-2024 school year is right around the corner! Can you believe it? Summer flew by! I hope you were able to relax and recharge some with your family. We are gearing up for another fabulous year at SC! We can't wait to see students in just two short weeks.

I wanted to let you know that due to some legislative changes from the Indiana General Assembly this past session, families will not be charged for textbook rental, Chromebooks, or class fees as you have been in the past. I would've sent this information to you sooner, however, we've been working to understand the full extent of this new law. Most school corporations are in the same spot, working to understand the new law. We will be sure to communicate with you if additional information becomes available or on items your child/family will still be responsible for, such as band instruments or welding PPE. If your child is in band, they'll still need to rent or provide their own instrument. If your child is in welding, they'll still need to have their own personal protective equipment (PPE). Please note: students/families will still be responsible to pay for lost or damaged textbooks and Chromebooks.

We do still ask that students bring in their typical supplies (pencils, paper, crayons, folders, etc.). If you need assistance with school supplies, please let us know! Enjoy these last couple weeks of summer! Please don't hesitate to contact the school with any questions or concerns. 

Go Satellites!

Ben Anderson, Superintendent

2023-2024 Registration Information

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Beginning Monday, July 31st at 9:00am, South Central will open online registration via Harmony Family Access. We would like to remind you to check your demographics, update phone numbers, update emergency contacts and their phone numbers, update your email addresses, and your home/mailing address.

There are some registration forms that will need to be electronically signed. Some forms will need to be signed annually when you register online (Parent Right to Know; Active Duty; Residency Information; Work Survey; CTE; Transportation Needs). The forms are listed in the online registration section in Harmony Family Access.

If you have already registered your pre-k and/or kindergartner, you will not have to come into the school for new student registration BUT you will need to log into your Harmony Family Access account to update demographics and fill out the consent forms. You will receive an email with your student's registration code on Friday, July 28th.

All new students are required by the state to provide proof of residency. Any returning students who have moved to a new address from the one listed in Harmony are also required to provide proof of residency. Your proof of residency should be one of the following documents: Current (within the last 60 days) utility bill, telephone bill, tax return, bank statement, mortgage statement, rental/lease agreement, medical bill, and/or other official information that verifies your address. A driver's license and mailed advertisements do NOT meet the residency verification requirements set forth by the Indiana Department of Education.

Beginning Wednesday, July 26th, the school will be scheduling appointments for NEW STUDENT registration which is on Tuesday, August 1st, Wednesday, August 2nd, and Thursday, August 3rd. Please call the school to schedule an appointment. On those days, we also welcome families that cannot register from home to come to the school to register students. Please call to schedule an appointment. Also, please bring your usernames and passwords with you.

If you have forgotten your password, you will need to click the "forgot my password" link and Harmony will send an email to help you. Unfortunately, we are unable to retrieve usernames and passwords at the school.

We are looking forward to a great school year ahead!

Thank you,

South Central Schools

Northwest Health Sports Physicals Night

The Northwest Health Sports Medicine Program will be offering sports physicals at South Central on June 20th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm in the central gym (door entrance 13). There is no cost (donations accepted) for the physicals and they are available to students ages 5-18. There will also be preventative heart screenings by the Play for Jake and Zac Mago foundations. See the flyers below for more information.

IHSAA Physical Form

Notice of Public Hearing: June 13, 2023

Pursuant to Indiana Code § 20-26-7-37, the Board of School Trustees of South Central Community School Corporation gives notice that on June 13, 2023, at 5:00pm, they will meet in public session at 9808 South 600 West, Union Mills, Indiana, to discuss and hear objections and support regarding the proposed renovation of and improvements to facilities throughout the School Corporation, including site and athletic improvements and the purchase of buses, equipment, and technology. You are invited to attend and participate in the public hearing.

SC Drama Club Presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

SC Drama Club Presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

South Central Drama Club will be presenting Rodgers & Hammerstein's historic musical Carousel. Set in 1873, Carousel follows Billy Bigelow, a swaggering, carefree carnival barker, who falls in love with and marries the sweet but naive Julie Jordan. Many of the men in this story are veterans of the Civil War and struggle with issues of anger, anxiety, and insecurity in themselves and their relationships. Billy is no exception and struggles to overcome his issues to be a better man for Julie. However, he is not necessarily successful and finds himself on a search for redemption. Showcasing renowned songs like "June is Bustin' Out All Over," "Soliloquy," "If I Loved You," and "You'll Never Walk Alone," Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical will have you laughing and crying and will leave you wanting to be a better person.

SCDC will be performing Carousel on April 28th at 7:00pm, April 29th at 7:00pm, and April 30th at 2:00pm. Seniors will be honored on Sunday after the show. According to Concord Theatrical's website, Carousel is for ages 10+, as it contains mature content and trigger warnings for intimate partner violence. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $5.00 or $7.00 at the door. Contact a drama club member or the school office to purchase in advance. Come join SCDC for their final performance of the year!