NJ-SP School News

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N.J.-S.P. School Bus Drivers Set to Receive Raises

posted Aug 18, 2017, 8:32 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Aug 18, 2017, 8:35 AM ]

Posted on August 18, 2017
Author Jacque Ryan, WKVI 

North Judson-San Pierre School bus drivers will be receiving raises following a decision to approve the transportation salary schedule made by the school board during a meeting earlier this week. Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin said bus drivers have been working hard to familiarize themselves with new transportation software and recently reduced routes.She told the board, “We have reduced the routes by two, we are down to 17 routes this year and our bus drivers have not received a raise in quite some time.”

The new software which was approved by the board in December of last year, is used to assess routes for efficiency. While addressing the transportation salary schedule, Dr. Zupin personally thanked Cafeteria Treasurer Nancy Hubbard and Transportation Director Wilbur Collins for their dedicated work with the Transfinder system.

Motivated Community Members Needed for Blue Jay Strategic Planning Group

posted Aug 17, 2017, 8:35 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Posted on August 17, 2017
Author Jacque Ryan, WKVI 

The Blue Jay Strategic Planning Group is searching for new members to join their organization that serves as a link between the school corporation and the community. The group meets once a month in order to set goals that seem pertinent to parents, residents and school faculty.

The group lost at least half of last year’s members due to scheduling conflicts so they are looking for four to six new members to join. In order to be considered, community members have to fill out the appropriate application. Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin is accepting the applications in multiple ways. Individuals can visit the N.J.-S.P. Central Office at 801 Campbell Drive to pick up or drop off an application or email them to Zupin directly.

Members of this year’s committee have the opportunity to also serve on the School Improvement Team which is comprised of faculty, parents and community members. The application deadline is set for the end of August. Access the application here.

Elementary Newsletter - August 2017

posted Aug 16, 2017, 2:22 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

N.J.-S.P. School Board Approves Boiler Purchase & Capital Project Advertising

posted Aug 16, 2017, 8:22 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Posted on August 16, 2017
Author Jacque Ryan, WKVI 

After working with Thermal Solutions for several months, North Judson-San Pierre Schools are permitted to purchase three new boilers at a discounted price. Though the school board already approved the boiler project during their July meeting, they were required to act on purchasing the boilers during their Tuesday night meeting.

Superintendent Annette Zupin informed the board that the boilers will cost $16,606 each. The total cost of $49,818 will come out of the capital projects and construction funds. The board voted unanimously to approve the purchase.

The board also approved to advertise the 2018-2020 Capital Projects. Superintendent Zupin told the board that all projects involved are still currently in the paper work stage so physical work won’t begin until around November.

However, in order to prioritize projects they will be meeting with an architect in two weeks. Zupin explained that priority is based on time of year, whether there are students in the building or not and the climate, so the meeting is to put together a rough draft of a timeline for the projects. The Superintendent plans to keep both the board and the public posted about the capital projects timeline to make sure that everybody stays informed during the process.

North Judson-San Pierre School Board Reviews 2018 Budget Proposal during Work Session

posted Aug 10, 2017, 8:21 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Posted on August 10, 2017
Author Michael Gallenberger, WKVI 

The North Judson-San Pierre School Board got a look at the corporation’s 2018 budget Monday. The proposed budget totals just under $12.5 million, including a General Fund of more than $7.8 million.

Superintendent Annette Zupin says a big priority is making sure the number of teachers stays in line with the number of students. “Every year, we need to look at our staff and how that relates to our enrollment,” she says. “That’s our biggest expense is salaries, and so we need to make sure that we are managing the decline in enrollment, if we do indeed have that. We just need to manage that.”

She says the school board had a chance to learn about the proposed budget during a work session Monday. “Mr. [Guy] Richie, our business manager, went over each fund, the historical information on that and then what he would like to propose for the new budget coming up,” Zupin says. “And that was a very good session because we did have new board members, and so I think that was really good for them to get an idea of where we have been historically, and where we’re moving.”

A public hearing on the budget will be held during this month’s Starke County Council meeting. It will take place Monday, August 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Starke County Annex Building No. 1 in Knox. Council members are scheduled to adopt North Judson-San Pierre’s budget in September.

NJ-SP School Menu

posted Aug 3, 2017, 9:25 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Aug 15, 2017, 8:45 AM ]

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2017 - 2018 School Calendar

posted Jan 25, 2017, 1:41 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Aug 4, 2017, 1:13 PM ]

Please note that BCT days and  weather related delays during the 2017-2018 school year will be 2 hours instead of 90 minutes.  

*School Activity Calendar

posted Aug 1, 2016, 10:31 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Aug 4, 2017, 1:12 PM ]

The information shown here is subject to change at any time.  

Please note that BCT days and  weather related delays during the 2017-2018 school year will be 2 hours instead of 90 minutes.  

NJ-SP School Calendar

Homework Hotline

posted Aug 10, 2015, 4:20 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Sep 9, 2016, 12:35 PM ]

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.

Athletic Schedules for NJ-SP

posted Nov 16, 2013, 10:53 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Apr 28, 2017, 8:33 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 Department on the North Judson-San Pierre School website.  Or just go to http://www.bluejaysports.org/main/calendar to see what's happening. 

You can create a fan account and receive alerts when sports schedules change due to postponements or cancellations. Go to www.bluejaysports.org to create an account. The school website has detailed instructions!  

You can find out what is going on each month by visiting http://www.bluejaysports.org/main/calendar.  In order to see information about the month or season you will need to "Select Teams".  This will open up a window where you can select the SPORT - ie:  football, basketball, swimming, baseball, volleyball, etc, or leave it on ALL SPORTS; then select a LEVEL - ie: varsity, jr. varsity, 8th, 7th or leave it on ALL LEVELS; finally select GENDER - ie: boys, girls, or leave it on ALL GENDERS.  Click on ADD and then VIEW SCHEDULE.  You will then see everything that is scheduled for the items you chose.  You can change the information you see at any time just by changing the items you select. 

The calendar can be arranged by Day, 5 Days, or Month.  You also have the option of choosing a particular Season which will open a window giving you basically the same options as under "Select Teams".   You can click on each event to get more information - ie:  time, date, location, which school/schools are part of the event (golf, track).  

If you don't have a smart phone, or would just prefer to access a website, use http://www.bluejaysports.org/main/calendar  to view the athletic schedules. 

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