NJ-SP School News

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North Judson-San Pierre Presents Bare-Bones Budget

posted Aug 24, 2015, 9:21 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Published: August 24, 2015 By: Mary Perren

The proposed North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation budget has been slashed considerably over the past several years. Corporation business manager and treasurer Guy Richie told the county council during last week’s budget hearing that revenue continues to decline due to changes in state funding and drops in enrollment.

“At the moment it looks like we’re going to be about 40 students down if nothing changes between now and Sept. 15th. With that hit, we’ve done reductions for the last three or four years of almost $2.5 million. The general fund budget we’re presenting this year is $8 million, because that’s all our revenue would fund. Just five or six years ago I believe we were around $11 million for our budget,” Richie said.

The corporation is asking voters who live within the N.J.-S.P. school district to support a general fund referendum in November. Richie says they have no choice given the straits they are in. He says they can’t get ahead due to continued drops in enrollment. Richie adds the corporation would not even consider a referendum unless they felt it was absolutely necessary.

Richie adds the corporation is counting heavily on the passage of the tax increase. If it doesn’t pass, he says N.J.-S.P. will have to make significant cuts to programs and staff. He says corporation officials have not decided yet just what those will be.  The county council will adopt the corporation’s budget at their September meeting.

North Judson-San Pierre School Board Recognizes Staff Efforts

posted Aug 24, 2015, 9:14 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Published: August 22, 2015 
By: Mary Perren, WKVI

North Judson-San Pierre support staff members are pulling extra duty due to the budget shortfalls the corporation is facing. In addition to extra work, Superintendent Lynn Johnson says they also had less time to get ready for the start of the school year. Students came back a week earlier this year due to the adoption of the balanced calendar.

Johnson publicly expressed her appreciation during Tuesday’s school board meeting to the custodians, members of the technology department and all of the office staffs. She notes they are all doing more with less people. Johnson also recognized administrators who are doing double duty and the staff at the central office who are picking up the slack since the transportation director’s position was eliminated and handling a number of other tasks.

Johnson made her comments during the “Bluejay Way” portion of the board meeting. It’s a monthly recognition of extraordinary efforts by someone in the school corporation community.

N.J.-S.P. Divides Athletic Director Duties

posted Aug 20, 2015, 10:21 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Published: August 20, 2015 
By: Mary Perren, WKVI

Athletic director duties at North Judson-San Pierre will be split between two existing administrators this year in an effort to save money. The school board eliminated the full-time athletic director position last year. High school assistant principal Kevin Cox and middle school principal Kelly Shepherd will share the responsibilities.

Cox will oversee the football and volleyball programs this fall, girls basketball and wrestling during the winter sports season and boys and girls track and field, boys golf and girls tennis in the spring. Shepherd will handle boys and girls cross country, boys tennis and girls golf this fall, boys basketball and swimming in the winter and baseball and softball in the spring.

The corporation is facing a significant budget shortfall due to a combination of declining enrollment and changes to the state’s funding formula. They’ve proposed a general fund property tax referendum to cover the shortfall. Voters who live within the district will decide the question in November.

Box Tops for Education

posted Aug 18, 2015, 3:01 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Keep clipping those Box Tops because the North Judson-San Pierre Middle School is collecting them again this year (each of them is worth .10 cents).  Students should give their Box Tops to their reading teachers.  

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

Academic Competitions

posted Sep 15, 2014, 12:01 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Jun 12, 2015, 11:59 AM ]

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.

Athletic Schedules for NJ-SP

posted Nov 16, 2013, 10:53 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Jun 3, 2014, 11:26 AM ]

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.  

Liberty Elementary Fundraising Activities

posted Nov 16, 2013, 9:48 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Aug 18, 2015, 3:03 PM ]

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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