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South Central Community School Corporation
9808 South 600 West - Union Mills, Indiana 46382 • 219-767-2263
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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!

New Cafeteria Software & Parent Portal

Starting April 10, 2023, the South Central Food Service Department will be using a new meal software program called Titan. Families wishing to add money electronically to student accounts will need to sign up for a Titan Family account at Harmony Family Access will no longer be an option to add funds to cafeteria accounts (all other features of Harmony Family Access will remain unchanged). Any previous student balances from the old meal software program (Harmony) have been transferred and families do not need to do anything further. Additionally, student 4-digit pins have not changed.

For any questions, please view the Titan Family Portal FAQs or contact food service director Karen Hagenow.

Elementary Penny War Fundraiser

Elementary Penny War Fundraiser

The South Central Elementary Junior Council will be sponsoring a penny war fundraiser between grade levels to help benefit Riley Hospital for Children. The fundraiser will take place from March 6th to March 24th with prizes for the most money raised by grade level and for reaching the school goal. Details for this fun way to raise money can be found on the flyer.

  • First Goal: $1,500 = Pajama Party
  • Second Goal: $3,000 = Movie Day
  • Third Goal: $4,500 = Board Game Day
  • Fourth Goal: $6,000 = Ice Cream Party
  • Final Goal: $7,500 = Fun Day

Notice of School Board Vacancy

The South Central Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees is seeking letters of interest to fill an open seat on the Board of Trustees, following the resignation of Allen Stevens on February 17, 2023.

Board Qualifications
In order to serve as a school board member of SCCSC, this candidate must:
   1. Reside within Hanna Township and;
   2. be at least 21 years of age.

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and qualifications to the Office of the Superintendent via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via hand delivery to 9808 S 600 W, Union Mills, Indiana. Letters of interest will be accepted through Monday, March 6, 2023.

SCHS Prom Committee Presents: The Great Gatsby

Prom 2023

The 2023 prom, presented by the South Central Prom Committee, will take place on April 22nd at The Shed. This year's theme is "The Great Gatsby". The grand march will take place prior to the start of prom in the north gymnasium.

Tickets will be on sale March 20th-23rd during B lunch and after school until 3:20pm in room H19. Tickets are $35.00 and includes catered dinner, gifts, and photos. You must stop by Mrs. Barnes' room to get a form prior to purchasing tickets.

The prom committee is also looking for dessert donations (cookies, cupcakes, cheesecakes, cakepops, etc.). If you'd like to donate a dessert, please contact Mrs. Barnes by March 31st.

SC Drama Club Presents: Robin Hood

Robin Hood

We all know the legend of Robin Hood, the outlaw who steals from the rich to give to the poor, but you've never seen SCDC's original production of Howard Pyle's famous tale! With a comedic cast of characters, SCDC's Robin Hood follows Robin, Little John, Friar Tuck, and the rest of the Merry Men on their journey to vanquish the evil Prince John and his Sheriff and save Nottingham for the honorable King Richard. Led by two Narrators, SCDC's Robin Hood is funny, full of joy, and the perfect night out for the whole family. Come join us as we adventure through Nottingham Forest and see who wins in this epic battle of good vs. evil!

SCDC's Robin Hood is rated G and is perfect for all ages! Feel free to stick around afterward to take photos with the cast in their costumes. 

SCDC will be presenting Robin Hood on February 24th at 7:00pm, February 25 at 7:00pm, and February 26th at 2:00pm (senior night). Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $7.00 at the door. Contact a drama club member for more ticket info or call the school office at 219-767-2266.

2023-2024 Kindergarten Roundup

2023-2024 Kindergarten Roundup

South Central Elementary School will hold kindergarten roundup for the 2023-2024 school year on Thursday, March 16th from 9:00am-2:00pm and on Tuesday, March 28th from 3:30pm-6:00pm.

Children who turn five by September 1, 2023 are eligible to sign up. Please bring the child's birth certificate. 

Varsity Girls Basketball Win IHSAA Sectional 34 Tournament

2023 Sectional Champions

Congratulations to the South Central varsity girls basketball team on winning the 2023 Class 2A IHSAA Sectional 34 Tournament! The Lady Satellites beat LaVille 52-40 to claim their second consecutive and fifth overall sectional title in program history. Earlier in the tournament, the team also defeated Hebron and South Bend Career Academy. 

Help Support the 2023 SCHS Prom Committee

Prom 2023

The South Central High School prom committee has been working diligently to prepare for the 2023 prom, which will take place on April 22. In order to create the best prom experience, the committee is looking for sponsorships to help cover various needs for the event. If you or your business are interested in helping sponsor this event, please see the letter and donation form linked below. In addition to your name being added to the prom program, we will match every dollar donated with 1 minute of community service! Thank you for your consideration!

Prom Committee Letter and Donation Form

Varsity Girls Basketball Win 2023 Conference Tournament

2023 PCC Tournament Champions

Congratulations to the South Central varsity girls basketball team on winning the 2023 Porter County Conference tournament! After victories against Hebron and Washington Township, the Lady Satellites defeated the Kouts Fillies at Hebron 56-40 to claim the title. This is the third consecutive tournament win and therefore, they retire the gold ball trophy. This is also the seventh overall tournament win for the program since joining the conference in 2003. 

2023 PCC Spirit Week

2023 PCC Spirit Week

In preparation for the South Central varsity boys and girls basketball teams playing in the 2023 Porter County Conference tournament, both the elementary and Jr.-Sr. High School will participate in spirit days starting on January 17th. Go Satellites!