NJ-SP School News

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March is Disability Awareness Month

posted by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

March is Disability Awareness month and in celebration of and to honor our special needs students, NJ-SP schools will be selling t-shirts. The cost is $15.00 for Youth/Adult sizes and $18.00 for Plus (2XL, 3XL, & 4XL) sizes.

The deadline is Tuesday, February 16th.

NJSP Small Engines Team Qualifies

posted Jan 28, 2016, 1:52 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

The NJSP Small Engines Team, Coty Woods (senior) and Tyler Woods (sophomore), qualified for the State Small Engines Competition which will be held on April 23, 2016.

Upcoming Events @ the NJ-SP High School

posted Jan 28, 2016, 1:51 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

January 29, 2016 - Applications for Cass and Railroad Township
                                 Scholarships due by 2:30 PM

April 20, 2016 - National Honor Society Induction @ 6:30 PM in the

May 11, 2016 - Senior Trip

May 18, 2016 - National Honor Society Senior Dinner @ 6:00 PM in the
                                 HS Cafeteria

May 25, 2016 - Senior Awards Night @ 6:00 PM in the Auditorium

​June 5, 2016 - Graduation @ 2:00 PM in the HS Gymnasium

Championship Pictures @ North Judson-San Pierre High School (1/27)

posted Jan 27, 2016, 11:00 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

From the Facebook page of:  North Judson-San Pierre High School - JayFeed 

Our newest champion picture was recently hung in the PE hallway--The 2015 Sectional Volleyball Champions! This is right down the hall from the oldest pictures in the hallway from the 1970's!

State Board of Education Releases 2014-15 A-F Grades

posted Jan 26, 2016, 4:25 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Posted on January 26, 2016
Author Mary Perren, WKVI 

Schools throughout the WKVI listening area fared well overall on the A through F grades approved Tuesday by the State Board of Education. The scores reflect changes fast-tracked through the Indiana General Assembly to hold corporations harmless due to last year’s significant drop in ISTEP+ scores.

According to Senate Enrolled Act 200, no school could earn a lower accountability grade during the 2014-15 academic year than it did during the previous year. Under this law, school grades could improve but no school’s A-F accountability grade would drop. The General Assembly and Governor Mike Pence also signed into law House Enrolled Act 1003 which prevented individual teachers from being negatively impacted in their performance evaluation by lower ISTEP+ scores.

In Starke County, Knox Elementary and High Schools got A’s, while Knox Middle School received a C. North Judson-San Pierre Elementary School got an A as well. N.J.-S.P. Middle and High Schools both received C’s. Oregon-Davis Elementary posted a B, and O-D Junior-Senior High School got a C. Culver Community Elementary and Middle Schools both earned A’s, while the high school got a B.

All three Eastern Pulaski Schools received A’s, as did West Central Elementary and High Schools. West Central Middle School got a C.

Both LaCrosse and Wanatah posted A’s. South Central Elementary got an A as well, while South Central Junior-Senior High School got a B.

Visit 2014-15 Final A-F Grades Statewide for a complete list of grades.

Statewide the number of A ranked schools increased and the number of failing schools decreased over the previous year.

N.J.-S.P. Moves Closer To Budget Adjustment Goals (1/26)

posted Jan 26, 2016, 9:28 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Posted on January 26, 2016
Author Tyler Maffitt, WKVI 

The interim superintendent with the North Judson – San Pierre school corporation says they are still in the assessment phase of their plans when it comes to readjusting their finances.

Following the retirement of their previous superintendent, and a property tax levy referendums’ inability to receive sufficient support for passage at the ballot box, N.J.-S.P. says it has some work to do for 2016.

Superintendent Bob Boyd says they did achieve a small cash balance of $182-thousand for 2015.

“We’re in the process of planning some steps to assure that that occurs in 2016,” says Boyd.

North Judson – San Pierre schools are facing a similar situation to many rural school corporations in the state: declining enrollment and reduced revenue support from the state of Indiana.

Boyd says it’s still early in his tenure, but he’s working to review data and information with the school corporation’s Board of Education. This week, Boyd says he will be meeting with the administrators of the three schools to find out where adjustments can be made to their expenditures.

The goal, according to Boyd, is to balance the budget without impacting student performance.

“It’s going to take more than just tweaking,” says Boyd. “It’s going to take some structural re-alignments of the district and at this point a lot of options are on the table to be looked at.”

Boyd says that as more concrete plans are developed, the school board’s plan is to share their vision with the public prior to implementing changes to their budgets.

Action by the board to react to the changes in revenue expectations is anticipated at some point this year.

N.J.-S.P. Joins Fight Against Truancy in Starke County (1/22)

posted Jan 22, 2016, 9:19 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Posted on January 22, 2016
Author Tyler Maffitt, WKVI 

The North Judson-San Pierre School Board has agreed to take part in a program that they hope will reduce the likelihood of truancy among students.

During this week’s Board of Education meeting, “Project Attend” was discussed. The program is being operated between the Starke County Prosecutor’s office and Probation Department, along with the local school corporations.

Interim N.J.-S.P. Superintendent Bob Boyd says it’s designed to enhance the attendance of certain segments of their student body.

“So it kicks in a process after 10 days of absence during the course of the school year that involves the parents, the student, the school personnel as well as the county people in terms of the prosecutor’s office and so forth,” says Boyd.

According to statements made by Starke County Prosecutor Nick Bourff earlier this month, a step process will be involved that hopes to intervene with students missing class for an extended period.

Certain cases of truancy are remedied simply by providing an alarm clock to families in need. Other cases are referred to phone calls for unexcused absences with an intervention by the Juvenile Probation Department in Starke County.

Boyd says North Judson – San Pierre would partake in the plan if a student has unexcused absences.

“Then a meeting would be called to bring together the school people, the parent, the child, the folks in the probation office and work out a plan for how to get the child back in school,” says Boyd.

The Knox School Corporation agreed to the plan earlier this week.

The N.J.-S.P. School Board approved participation in Project Attend, unanimously.

1/15/2016 Liberty Elementary Bluejay Express

posted Jan 7, 2016, 2:54 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Jan 22, 2016, 9:34 AM ]

Homework Hotline 2015

posted Aug 10, 2015, 4:20 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Homework isn’t always easy. That’s why the Homework Hotline is here to help. It’s a free math and science tutoring service for Indiana students in grades 6-12.

Tutors are Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology students who major in math, science or engineering—which means they’re more than equipped to help with virtually any math or science homework problem.

Student privacy is always protected, and students are never asked for their last name or phone number. The Homework Hotline is funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

The program is certified by the National Tutoring Association.

2015-2016 Balanced School Calendar

posted May 21, 2015, 9:45 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

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