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9808 South 600 West - Union Mills, Indiana 46382 • 219-767-2263
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2022 Graduation Information

Class of 2022

South Central High School will be holding graduation for the class of 2022 on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 7:00pm at the football/track stadium.

  • Gates will open on June 5th at 5:30pm.
  • Families will be seated directly on the football field. Please bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating which may be set up beginning Saturday, June 4th. Please no tents or canopies.
  • Open seating will be available on the football field behind family seating. This will be first-come, first-serve.
  • A stage will be set up on the track. Graduates will also be seated on the track next to the stage.
  • Graduation will be live-streamed on YouTube by the LaPorte High School Radio & Television class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-9b6_4HYo4
  • A photographer will be on hand to help capture the event.
  • The inclement weather date is Monday, June 6th at 7:00pm.
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Softball & Baseball Teams Win IHSAA Sectional Tournaments

Congratulations to both the varsity softball and baseball teams on winning the 2022 IHSAA sectional tournaments!

The South Central softball team defeated Argos 16-0 to claim their 8th consecutive sectional championship and their 17th overall. Earlier in the tournament, the team also defeated LaCrosse and Triton for a combined score of all three games being 52-0. In the regional tournament, South Central will take on Morgan Township at home on June 1st.

The South Central baseball team defeated Oregon-Davis 10-0 on their home field to claim their 5th consecutive sectional and their 18th overall. Earlier in the tournament, the team also defeated South Bend Career Academy and LaCrosse. South Central will take on Caston in the regional tournament at South Bend Washington on June 4th.

Becker Makes it to IHSAA State Track Finals

Becker Makes it to IHSAA State Track Finals

Congratulations to senior Kolten Becker on making it to the IHSAA state track finals in the 800 meter run! With a time of 2:00.28, Kolten placed third at the Valparaiso regionals and will advance to the state finals on Saturday, June 4th at Indiana University in Bloomington.

Letter from the Superintendent

Dear South Central Community,

The purpose of this letter is to inform you of a leadership change in the Superintendent's position at South Central. Four years ago, the South Central Board of School Trustees offered me the opportunity to serve as the Superintendent for your community school corporation. Prior to my time at South Central, I served as the Assistant Superintendent at School City of Mishawaka.

In early May, the School City of Mishawaka Board reached out to gauge my interest in returning to serve as their Superintendent. That interest ultimately turned into a subsequent offer for the position. I have verbally accepted the position and will be serving as the School City of Mishawaka Superintendent effective July, 1, 2022.

South Central was a great school corporation when I arrived in 2018. In my opening remarks to the staff, I stated that point and simply aimed to make South Central better. I believe that obligation has been fulfilled and I hope you are in agreement. Nearly one-third of South Central students come here as student transfers; meaning they choose to come here. Knowing that we are the school of choice in the area is a large responsibility to maintain, but the credit for that success goes to everyone that works so diligently to make South Central a great place to be.

In closing, the way this community positively supports South Central is unlike anything I have witnessed in previous positions I have held. In addition, in my opinion, the voting public has done a phenomenal job in electing School Board Members that are student-focused. Working with them has been a true pleasure. Lastly, I would like to thank the students, staff, and administration for working toward the common goal of student success. I have been truly blessed to call this my professional home for four years and I wish everyone reading this letter the greatest success in the future.

Thank you for allowing me to serve as the Superintendent of your school and thank you for choosing South Central for your child's education.

Sincerely,

Dr. Theodore Stevens, Superintendent

Prom Donations Needed

SC Drama Club Presents Meredith Willson's "The Music Man"

The Music Man

Have you ever heard the music for "76 Trombones" and wondered where it's from? South Central Drama Club has the answer to your question: Meredith Willson's The Music Man! With iconic songs such as "76 Trombones," "Goodnight, My Someone," "Till There Was You," and "Shipoopi," SCDC brings this classic musical to life. Through large dance numbers, upbeat songs, and all-new costumes, SCDC tells the story of charming traveling salesman (and conman) Harold Hill as he attempts to con the citizens of River City, Iowa into buying his idea of a children's band. The local music teacher and librarian, Marian Paroo, however, isn't falling for his schemes and attempts to bring his con crashing down around him. Does Marian eventually succumb to Harold's charm, or does she succeed in bringing his long-running con to the ground? Does River City gets its children's band? Come see SCDC's production of The Music Man to find out!

The Music Man is family-friendly fun for all ages, so come join the 55 students for a night of love, laughter, dancing, and fun! There will also be a silent auction with plenty of exciting donations. Any and all money raised will go directly back to SCDC to fund scholarships, show rights, equipment improvements, and other drama club-related expenses.

SCDC will be presenting Meredith Willson's The Music Man on April 29th at 7:00pm, April 30th at 7:00pm, and May 1st at 2:00pm (senior night). Tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchased in advance with reserved seating or at the door. Contact a drama club member or director (Maria Koontz: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to purchase in advance.

Northwest Health Sports Physicals Night

Sports Physicals Flyer

The Northwest Health Sports Medicine Program will be offering sports physicals at South Central on June 21st from 5:30pm to 8:00pm in the south gym. There is no cost (donations accepted) for the physicals and they are available to students ages 5-18. See the flyer for more information.

IHSAA Physical Form

SC Elementary Raises over $7,000 for Riley’s Hospital

Penny War Fundraiser

South Central Elementary School, through its penny war fundraiser, raised $7,262.70 for Riley Hospital for Children!

The penny war fundraiser was sponsored by Junior Council members and was held during the month of February. South Central Elementary (and the Corporation) will now be designated as a "Red Wagon School/Corporation" for their fundraising efforts! Additionally, a Red Riley Wagon with a customized South Central license plate will be used at Riley Hospital as transportation for many patients.

As a reward, a school assembly was held and staff received pies in the face. First grade, the winning grade level with the most donations, earned a pizza party and all grade levels earned a movie, popcorn, and candy.

Class of 2022 Valedictorian & Salutatorian

Jolie Klimczak, Valedictorian (left) & Camryn Young, Salutatorian (right)

South Central High School is pleased and proud to announce the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2022!

Jolie Klimczak is this year's Valedictorian. She is the daughter of Stephen and Angela Klimczak. Jolie has earned a GPA of 4.481 on a 4.0 scale at the end of her 7th semester. She will be graduating with an Indiana Core 40 diploma with Academic and Technical honors. In addition to her academic accomplishments, Jolie has been involved in FFA, German Club, and the National Honor Society.

Camryn Young is this year's Salutatorian. She is the daughter of Raymond and Kimberly Young. Camryn has earned a GPA of 4.413 on a 4.0 scale at the end of her 7th semester. She will be graduating with an Indiana Core 40 diploma with Academic and Technical honors. In addition to her academic accomplishments, Camryn has been involved in the National Honor Society, student council, golf, FFA, and is the president of the senior class.

Graduation for the Class of 2022 will be held on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 7:00pm at the football stadium. (If the ceremony is postponed due to weather, the makeup date is Monday, June 6, 2022 at 7:00pm.)

Substitute Teacher Meeting & Training

Substitute Flyer

Interested in becoming a substitute teacher? South Central will be hosting a substitute teacher meeting and training on Thursday, March 24th for any individuals interested in becoming a substitute at the school. 

Join us from 10:00am-12:00pm in the corporation board room. If you have any questions, call the corporation office at (219) 767-2263.

Updated COVID Guidelines (February 28, 2022)

Dear Parent/Guardian,

The purpose of this letter is to provide the most up-to-date information pertaining to COVID-19 protocols as it relates to school bus transportation. On Friday, February 25, the CDC released guidance that removes the facemask requirement on school buses. Specifically, the updated guidance stated the following:

Effective February 25, 2022, CDC is exercising its enforcement discretion to not require that people wear masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child care programs. CDC is making this change to align with updated guidance that no longer recommends universal indoor mask-wearing in K-12 and early education settings in areas with a low or medium COVID-19 Community Level.

The full text of the CDC's recommendations can be found here: CDC Travel Mask Guidance

Therefore, effective Tuesday, March 1, 2022, South Central will no longer require masks on school buses. We appreciate everyone's support as we work through the updated protocols. With the removal of several protocols recently, please remember that we need everyone's assistance to continue to operate South Central as safely as possible. If your child feels ill, please have them stay home. If you are an individual that tests positive for COVID-19, you are still required to quarantine for 5 days and must wear a mask upon returning on days 6-10 in school and on the bus.

We will continue to provide updates if further recommendations change. Thank you for your continued support and for choosing South Central for your child's education.

Sincerely,

Dr. Theodore Stevens, Superintendent

Updated COVID Guidelines (February 21, 2022)

Dear Parent/Guardian,

The purpose of this letter is to provide the most up-to-date information pertaining to COVID-19 protocols and quarantine requirements for students/staff at South Central. As you may know, the Indiana State Department of Health is recommending that schools no longer contact trace. Please find the two pages of the presentation that specifically speak to that point as well as the full informational packet from the IDOH at the following link: Indiana K-12 Guidance for Isolation and Quarantine

Therefore, effective Tuesday, February 22, 2022, South Central will no longer contact trace student or staff positive cases. South Central will remain a mask optional environment with the exception of school buses where the federal requirement is still active. As a reminder, if you feel ill, please stay home. If you are an individual that tests positive for COVID-19, you are still required to quarantine for 5 days and must wear a mask upon returning on days 6-10. Please note that your student will not be provided with a certified absence unless they receive a positive test result from a physician or COVID testing site (home tests will not be accepted for certified absences). 

In closing, we are pleased to bring this information to you as many of our student absences were a result of contact tracing with no infection occurring. This decision means that students and staff will be able to remain in school. We believe that the latest recommendations are getting us closer to normalcy, but we'll certainly need everyone's assistance to continue to operate South Central as safely as possible. Thank you for your continued support and for choosing South Central for your child's education.

Sincerely,

Dr. Theodore Stevens, Superintendent

SC Drama Club Presents Jane Austen's "Pride & Prejudice"

Pride & Prejudice

South Central Drama Club is proud to present Jane Austen's acclaimed work, Pride & Prejudice! This original adaptation is unique to SCDC and includes all of Austen's beloved characters, as well as several lovely ball scenes. This stunning cast of characters brings Jane Austen's renowned work to life, leaving you laughing, crying, and falling in love over and over again. Watch as iconic literary characters Lizzie Bennet, Jane Bennet, Mr. Darcy, and Mr. Bingley learn to stand up for themselves and overcome their own prejudices to find their true loves. This story of family, friendship, sisterhood, love, and what it means to be truly happy is sure to touch your heart and remind you that happiness is found in the most unlikely of places - if only we can overcome our own pride and prejudice.

SCDC's premiere production of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice will run on February 25th at 7:00pm, February 26th at 7:00pm, and February 27th (senior night) at 2:00pm. An original adaptation by Kaylee M. Allen and Alexandria Ingram.

Tickets can be purchased in advance through any drama club member or at the door. Tickets are $5.00 each.

Varsity Girls Basketball Win IHSAA Sectional 34 Tournament

IHSAA Sectional 34 Champions

Congratulations to the #1 ranked and undefeated South Central varsity girls basketball team on winning the 2022 Class 2A IHSAA Sectional 34 Tournament! The Lady Satellites beat 13th ranked Rensselaer Central 41-38 on their home court to claim their fourth sectional title in program history. Earlier in the tournament, the team also defeated North Judson and North Newton.

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 February 9th to February 25th 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.

Choir Students Earn Gold at ISSMA

Choir Students at ISSMA

On January 29, 2022, South Central Jr.-Sr. High School choir students participated in the Indiana State School Music Association's (ISSMA) Vocal Solo & Ensemble Contest. Led and accompanied by choir director Maria Koontz, the junior high and high school choirs performed ensemble pieces and solos. All eleven soloists received a gold medal rating on their performances! Emily N. and Lacie C. also earned gold ratings at the most difficult level which qualifies them to perform at the ISSMA state level on February 19th in Indianapolis.

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2022-2023 Kindergarten Roundup

2022-2023 Kindergarten Roundup

South Central Elementary School will hold kindergarten roundup for the 2022-2023 school year on Monday, February 21st from 9:00am-2:00pm and on Thursday, March 3rd from 3:30pm-6:00pm.

Children who turn five by August 1, 2022 are eligible to sign up. Children who turn five by October 1, 2022 may still sign up and parents/guardians will be given a recommendation of enrollment by the kindergarten staff based on their screening. 

Please bring the child's birth certificate.

Varsity Girls Basketball Win Conference Tournament

2022 PCC Tournament Champions

Congratulations to the South Central varsity girls basketball team on winning the 2022 Porter County Conference tournament! After victories against Boone Grove and Morgan Township, the Lady Satellites defeated the Kouts Fillies on their home floor 53-31 to claim the title. This is the second consecutive tournament win and the sixth overall for the program since joining the conference in 2003.

Help Support the 2022 SCHS Prom Committee

2022 Prom

The South Central High School prom committee has been working diligently to prepare for the 2022 prom, which will take place on June 2nd (originally June 3rd). 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. Thank you for your consideration!

Prom Committee Letter and Donation Form

Elementary Clothing Drive

SCE Clothing Drive

Support the South Central Elementary Junior Council by donating gently worn/new winter attire. From January 10th to January 28th, the Junior Council will be collecting winter coats, snow boots, hats, gloves, scarves, and tennis shoes to help those in need during the colder weather. Thank you for your support!