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.
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!
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.
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!
Pre-Kindergarten at South Central Elementary School has returned! Registration for 2023 will open on January 9, 2023. Please call the elementary office if you are interested in having your child attend this program. For more information, please see the attached flyer.
The South Central Drama Club will be throwing the first pitch of their 2022-2023 season with a little game of baseball in their production of Damn Yankees! In 1950s Washington, D.C., middle-aged baseball fan Joe Boyd watches his favorite team- the Washington Senators- continue to lose to the supposedly unbeatable New York Yankees. His wife, Meg, laments his devotion to the team and wishes he would pay more attention to her during the "Six Months Out of Every Year" where he only cares about the Senators. After a visit from a mysterious stranger named Mr. Applegate, Joe is forced to question how far he would go to see the Senators succeed in beating the Yankees for the pennant. Through beloved musical numbers like "Heart," "Whatever Lola Wants," and "Goodbye, Old Girl," a myriad of bright characters, including reporter Gloria Thorpe, henchwoman Lola, Senators coach Benny Van Buren, and a slew of determined baseball players, tell this exciting tale of baseball, love, and the choices we make to succeed.
Do you enjoy watching the national pastime game of baseball? Do you feel like laughing until your sides hurt? Are you dying to find out if the Washington Senators can finally beat those damn Yankees to win the American League pennant? This show has something for everyone! The Damn Yankees book by George Abbott & Douglas Wallop is based on Douglas Wallop's novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant. Damn Yankees is family-friendly.
SCDC will be performing Damn Yankees on November 4th at 7:00pm, November 5th at 7:00pm, and November 6th at 2:00pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $5.00 or $7.00 at the door. Contact a drama club member to purchase in advance.
Congratulations to the South Central varsity girls volleyball team on winning the 2022 Class 2A IHSAA Sectional 34 Tournament! The Lady Satellites swept North Judson in three games (25-18, 25-20, 25-13) to take home the title. Earlier in the tournament, they also swept Wheeler in three games (25-7, 25-21, 25-20). The team now moves onto Regional action against Wabash on Saturday, October 22nd at Rochester.
Dear Parent/Guardian,As you may know, a new law created in 2021, Indiana House Bill 1093, limits the number of eLearning days a public school can use to three per year. South Central has utilized eLearning days for several years now for teacher professional development days (days scheduled in November and February) and inclement weather days. eLearning days are asynchronous (no live Google Meets) where lessons and assignments are posted by 10:00am and teachers are available to meet, as needed. With this new law, if a school is able to provide 50 percent synchronous (live Google Meets with the teacher) instruction, then the school day will count toward the 180 required days. We will refer to this as "Virtual Learning" instead of eLearning.
We sincerely appreciate your understanding and assistance with this change. Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions!
South Central is pleased to be selected as a recipient of the Indiana Department of Education's Fall 2022 Digital Learning Grant! This competitive grant opportunity continues the work around high-quality blended and online teaching practices by focusing on three strands concerning best practices for blended and online learning, training, support of universal design for learning (UDL), and the purchase and training of assistive technologies.
The Indiana Department of Education awarded a total of 28 schools with the grant in their continued efforts to provide funds to expand technology integration at public school corporations. You can read the full press release on the IDOE website.
Homecoming week 2022 will take place from October 3rd through October 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 South Newton at 7:00pm with the homecoming court being announced along with the king and queen being crowned. On Saturday, October 8th, the student council will be sponsoring the high school homecoming dance from 7:00pm-10:00pm. It will be a semi-formal event and $8.00 per student or $14 per couple. All tickets will be sold at the door.
The annual junior vs. seniors powderpuff football game will be held on Thursday, September 22 at 6:00pm. The game will take place on the Satellite football field. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $5.00.
Are you or someone you know looking to replace a bed? Now is the time. South Central Jr.-Sr. High School will be hosting the 4th annual one-day mattress fundraiser on Sunday, October 9th from 11:00am-6:00pm in the south gym.
There will be over 25 beds on display to try. The brand-name mattresses are made to order, have full factory warranties, are available in all sizes, and are priced below retail. In addition to beds, there will also be luxury pillows and even adjustable power bases. Delivery & financing is available. Every purchase benefits the South Central Jr.-Sr. High School students!
South Central Elementary is having a greeting card fundraiser through Usborne Books & More. 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. If SC Elementary students sell a total of 1,000 boxes, all students will earn an ice cream party!
The following prizes will also be awarded:
- #1 Fundraising Student: $100 Amazon Gift Card
- #2 Fundraising Student: $50 Amazon Gift Card
- #3 Fundraising Student: $25 Amazon Gift Card
- 5 Random Winners: $10 Amazon Gift Card
All order forms and money should be turned back into school no later than Wednesday, September 21st.
On Tuesday, September 13, 2022, the Board of School Trustees for the South Central Community School Corporation will hold a public hearing concerning the 2023 budget and plans for the bus replacement and capital projects beginning at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Library/Media Center at 9808 South 600 West, Union Mills, IN 46382. Please review the proposed plans here.
|Senior Citizen (60+)||$35.00|
|Family Pass (2 adults, 2 students)||$220.00 ($30.00 per additional student)|
South Central Athletics will hold their annual golf outing at Hamlet Golf Course on Saturday, September 24th starting at 1:00pm. Cost is $75 per player with a 4-person scramble format. Lunch will also be included at 12:00pm along with door prizes. All proceeds will benefit South Central athletic programs/teams.
2022 Golf Outing Registration Form
Beginning Monday, August 1st 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 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 29th.
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 Tuesday, July 26th, the school will be scheduling appointments for NEW STUDENT registration on Tuesday, August 2nd, Wednesday, August 3rd, and Thursday, August 4th. 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 username 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!
South Central Schools
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has stopped the federal meal waivers that have allowed schools to serve free meals to all students for the past two years. This upcoming school year, South Central will return to traditional edibility requirements for free, reduced, and paid benefit applications. If you do not receive an email notification by July 29th that your student(s) is qualified for free meals because of SNAP or Medicaid, please fill out a new application through Harmony Family Access. Applications will be available once online registration opens on August 2nd. Paper applications are also available in the school offices.
Students who are not approved for free or reduced-priced meal benefits before the start of school will be classified as paid and meal charges will begin the first day of school. Full pay breakfast will be $1.50 and full pay lunch will be $2.60. More detailed information about school meals for this upcoming school year will be coming soon.
Karen Hagenow, Food Service Director
At the July 12th school board meeting, the South Central School Corporation Board of Trustees officially approved Mr. Benjamin Anderson as the new superintendent of schools, replacing Dr. Theodore Stevens. Mr. Anderson has served South Central Schools for the last 8 years: 4 as the Jr.-Sr. high school principal, 3 as elementary principal, and 1 as assistant principal/athletic director. Prior to that, he taught elementary and middle school for LaPorte School Corporation.
Also at the July 12th meeting, Mr. Jarad Miller was approved as the new Jr.-Sr. high school principal, replacing Mr. Anderson. Mr. Miller taught social studies at South Central from 2013-2018, then served as athletic director during the 2018-2019 school year. For the last three years, Mr. Miller has been assistant principal at Valparaiso High School and Churubusco Jr.-Sr. High School.