NJ-SP School News
Published: January 21, 2015
By: Tyler Maffitt, WKVI
While the policies were already in place, the North Judson-San Pierre School District has decided to compile them into one place.
During last night’s School Board meeting, a process for determining the severity of a threat made by students, and the potential causes of that threat were discussed.
North Judson-San Pierre Superintendent Lynn Johnson says that included in the screening process is determining whether the student making the threat and other students are safe, and identifying the target of the threats.
“If you would have a student who would pose a threat, this is an opportunity for the principals, or actually what we call the crisis team, to go through this and assess where we are with the student,” says Johnson.
A crisis team includes administration, a counselor, and a psychologist to help determine whether any threats made are credible. Various team members are trained in crisis management.
Johnson says threats that are considered an immediate danger are to be handled by police.
“It’s basically getting a picture so you can say: okay, this is what we found, and this is the action we have taken,” says Johnson.
Investigation of incidents can take between 24 and 48 hours. Board members said it was preferable to have the threat assessments in writing.
Published: January 12, 2015
By: Anita Goodan, WKVI
Schools closed three days last week due to weather which means students will be making up those lost days of instruction.
West Central School Superintendent Don Street explains what his corporation will do to make up those days.
“Feb. 16 and April 20 are two snow make-up days we have. We’re also exploring the possibility of e-learning days and designate Saturdays as a possibility to make up future days missed,” said Street.
If the school board chooses the option, the e-learning days would only be utilized if there are any other missed days of school due to weather. The built-in school make-up days have already been taken.
Knox Community School Superintendent A.J. Gappa said there are three built-in school days which will be used. If any more days are missed, Gappa noted they will most likely be added to the end of the school year.
At North Judson-San Pierre Schools, there could be a chance that time is added to the end of school days to make up any additional missed days of school. Superintendent Lynn Johnson said the school board could also choose to add days to the end of the school year.
Greg Briles, Superintendent at Oregon-Davis schools, told WKVI News that they will use their three make-up days built into the calendar and if any more days need to made up, the school board will discuss their options. More than likely, days will be added to the end of the school year.
Eastern Pulaski School Superintendent Dan Foster said the corporation sent out a survey where e-learning could be the best option for the students, but he doesn’t feel they are quite ready to take that step. However, the corporation applied for the provision earlier and was approved. Like the other school corporations, days would probably be added to the school calendar.
Superintendent Dr. Vicki McGuire sent notice that Culver Community School students would be attending school on Monday, Jan. 19, Monday, Feb. 16 and Friday, May 8 as make up days as of Friday. If there are more all-day school closures, the school board will review procedure.
Looking for information about Academic Competitions at the Elementary, Middle School, and High School levels? You can find information listed on the North Judson-San Pierre School website by clicking on the following link ACADEMIC COMPETITIONS.
Academic Super Bowl
When does the boys/girls (insert sport here) start? Who's their first game against? Where will it be played?
Well, my first response to that would probably be to ask you, "Are you referring to Varsity, Jr. Varsity, Freshman, 7th & 8th grade, or 6th grade?" So to make it simpler, we are giving you a link to the North Judson-San Pierre Athletic Schedule on the North Judson-San Pierre School website. This provides you with the fall, winter and spring schedules for boys and girls sports from the 6th grade through the high school level.
You can also find ticket prices, cancellations and postponements, scores and results, and other NJ-SP high school sports related information.
Labels for Education
Campbell's Labels for Education is a program that helps schools obtain free educational merchandise in exchange for proofs of purchase collected from eligible Campbell brands. You can help by saving and forwarding proofs of purchase to your local school. School's will redeem them for FREE merchandise such as computers, software, physical education equipment, musical instruments, library books or even a minivan, from Campbell's Labels for Education.
Box Tops for Education
With your help, over $300 million has been raised for our schools through the Box Tops for Education program since 1996. All that clipping has resulted in much-needed supplies for over 90,000 schools across the country. Learn how you can raise money for school, and get those earnings even higher. One can truly make a different. So, turn those shopping trip into easy cash for your school, and encourage friends to do the same! Just look for the Box Tops logo on hundreds of products like Cheerios®, Hamburger Helper® and Kleenex®, in almost every aisle of the store. All you need to do is clip and send them to your school’s Box Tops coordinator — each one is worth 10¢ for your school.
Tyson A+ Program
Tyson Project A+™ label redemption incentive award program is sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc. The program is designed to help schools earn extra money quickly and easily. The money may be used in any way the school chooses. Parents, school faculty members, and others in the community clip and save labels from Tyson® products that feature the Tyson Project A+™ label. The labels are collected at a participating school, and the school can then redeem them for cash. In your grocer’s freezer section, look for Tyson® products that display the Tyson Project A+™ logo on the package.
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