NEWS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

SUMMER / FALL NEWS

Welcome to the 2014-15 School Year! 


To prepare for this new school year, we have done some hiring this summer. 

Maconaquah High School will have a new leadership team. 

                Mr. Chad Carlson – Principal

                Mrs. Stephanie Tidd – Assistant Principal

                Mrs. Kayla Clemons – Counselor

Mrs. Brittanie Hatcher – Lead Nurse

Mr. Matthew Carnagua  - Band Director – at both the high school and middle school.

Mr. Nicholas Atkins – Math Teacher

Ms. Lisa Copeland  - Custodian

Maconaquah Middle School

                Mr. Joseph Rife – Language Arts

                Mr. Shane Clemons – Special Education

Maconaquah Elementary School

                Mr. Jeremy Fewell – Assistant Principal

                Ms. Kristin Candelaria – 4th grade

                Ms. Tara Rush – 4th grade

                Ms. Victoria Shone – 5th grade

                Neil Hettmansperger – Custodian

Pipe Creek Elementary School

                Ms. Elizabeth Resler – Counselor

                Ms. Kayla Cottingham – Kindergarten

                Ms. Katherine DeRozier – Kindergarten

District-level

                Mr. Eric Stoff – Grant Writer/Public Relations


To prepare for the new school year, teachers and administrators participated in professional development activities.

·         The Maconaquah Administrative Team participated in a retreat in Nashville, Indiana.

·         Teachers and administrators from Maconaquah Middle School participated in PSTEM training.

·         Teachers and administrators from Maconaquah Elementary School traveled to Nashville, Tennessee for “No Excuses University” training.

·         Sixty-five teachers, administrators, and classified staff had Google training.

·         IDOE eLearning conference.

·         Project Lead the Way training in Indianapolis.


Maconaquah Schools – “Choose Us!” 

                June 23-27, 2014 - Maconaquah had a booth at the Miami County 4-H Fair. 

Why should you choose Maconaquah Schools?

·         Tuition-free admission

·         Balanced Calendar – 2-week fall, Christmas, and spring breaks

·         The only K-12 one-to-one technology district in Miami County

·         The IDOE approved eLearning for the 2014-15 school year

·         Collaborated with Purdue University in a $450,000 PSTEM grant

·         MHS recognized by U.S. News and World Report as “One of America’s BEST High Schools”

·         “No Excuses” University will be offered to all staff and students at Maconaquah Elementary 

·         Pipe Creek Elementary School is offering the Little Braves Academy – Maconaquah’s Public Pre-School


Maconaquah Schools – 50-Year Celebration -  Saturday, July 19, 2014


Maconaquah High School graduates and community members were invited to a showcase of Maconaquah prior to the celebration.  Those who attended learned about the history and depth of offerings throughout Maconaquah School Corporation.

·         Pipe Creek Elementary School made a quilt detailing the fifty-year history of Maconaquah

·         Every grade level from Maconaquah Elementary School shared highlights of their students’ experiences

·         Maconaquah Middle School made a special presentation focusing on technology

·         Four members of the MHS National Honor Society escorted visitors on a tour throughout the high school building


Over three hundred and fifty people celebrated the 50th anniversary of Maconaquah High School at the Milestone Event Center (Grissom Aeroplex).  Maconaquah alumni, their friends, spouses, and staff members had a wonderful evening. 




    Mac El News and Notes


    OPENING NIGHT


    JULY 31 from 5-6:30pm
     

    Visit your child's classroom and meet their teacher.

    PTSO will be providing snacks and several area agencies will be on hand to provide information about the resources available to families and children in our community. 

    Please join us for the premier of the 2014-2015 School Year!!


    Mac El University:  Our students are college bound! 
    Do you believe?


    School Supplies

        The new 2014-2015 lists are
      located underthe School Supply
    List tab to the left of our home page.

    Follow Mac El on Twitter @Macelbraves.
     
    If you do not have a twitter account, you can receive text messages by texting 40404 and then put follow @Macelbraves

    Principal's Notes will be posted online every Friday, under the tab on the left.  These include information from Mrs. McPike and Mr. Fewell as well as upcoming dates.
    Please check the website each week!

    Per Maconaquah School Corporation Board policy, you must complete a limited criminal background check to volunteer, each school year.  This includes volunteering for PTSO, helping in classrooms, and chaperoning field trips.  Please print the volunteer from under the Registration Tab to the left of our home page and send it into the office.

    Bullying Report

    To make an anonymous report, please print the form and complete as much information as possible, but do not sign your name.  Turn the report into the office at the appropriate building.  Upon receipt of the report, an investigation will be conducted and established procedures will be followed.

    False reporting will be dealt with according to the school discipline policy.  Please refer to the student handbook for each building.
    BULLYING REPORT AND INCIDENT FORM.pdf
    Thursday, August 14
    School Pictures
    Monday, August 18
    School Mall Fundraiser Kickoff
    Tuesday, August 19
    Book Cart-All Grades
    PTO Meeting @ 6pm
    Monday, September 1
    Labor Day-No School

    Today, 7/31/2014
    High: 78 Low: 59
    Slight chance thunderstorms
    16% chance of precipitation.
    Tomorrow, 8/1/2014
    High: 79 Low: 61
    Chance thunderstorms
    30% chance of precipitation.