Sand Creek Elementary School
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News

Here you’ll find all the latest news from Sand Creek Elementary School—everything from important notifications to fun articles and upcoming event details. We will update you with announcements and news stories here, so bookmark this page and check back often! 

North Vernon Parks and Recreation

North Vernon Parks and Recreation is now taking sign ups for baseball and softball for players ages five years old through 12 years old (as of May 1, 2023). The deadline to sign up is on Sunday, March 19.

Soccer sign ups for players two years old through 12 years old (age as of July 31, 2023) are also now taking place. The deadline to sign up is on Sunday, February 12.

Please call North Vernon Parks and Recreation at (812) 346-9371, or sign up online.

Scipio Park Youth Baseball

Scipio Park offers an instructional youth baseball league for boys and girls ages four through nine (as of July 31, 2023). The focus of the league is to teach fundamentals and provide the kids with positive experiences associated with the sport of baseball and physical activity so they continue to stay active throughout their lifetime!

Practices begin in April. There are six games in May and six games in June. All players will receive a shirt. The registration deadline is on Friday, March 17. Please visit the Scipio Park website or the Scipio Park Facebook page to register. Feel free to contact Scipio Park via email with any questions.

Make-Up Day

Please note that school will now be in session on Monday, February 20. This is a make-up snow day.

Jennings County School Corporation Inclement Weather Planning 2022–2023

If inclement weather requires us to cancel school, the following guidelines will be in place. Please see the chart below which describes the type of instruction that will occur on the day to meet the 180 day requirements.

Cheerleading Camp

The Jennings County cheerleaders are hosting a cheerleading camp for pre-kindergarten through 6th grade on Wednesday, February 8 from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the middle school gyms. The cost is $25. Please wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes, and see our cheerleading camp flyer for registration information.

Dance Clinic

Jennings County Middle School is hosting a dance clinic on Saturday, March 4 at 8:30 a.m. for kindergarten through 8th grade. Registration forms are available in the Sand Creek Elementary School office.

Kindergarten Round Up

Kindergarten round up for Sand Creek Elementary School will take place on Thursday, April 6 at 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., noon to 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Please bring your child’s birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residency. See our kindergarten round up flyer for additional information.

Spring Break

It's still pretty chilly outside, but spring is closer than you think! With warmer weather just around the corner, we are looking forward to a fun-filled spring break from March 20 to 24. Mark your calendars, and make exciting family plans!

Showing Up

We've reached our school-wide attendance goal of 95 percent during the week of January 9. Great job, Cyclones! By simply showing up, we are on the path toward academic and lifelong success. To take the world by storm, a Cyclone has to be present!

Weather Reminder

Please remember to dress your children for the weather. Thank you!

There's a Lot Going On!

Our students are very busy right before the holidays. Just look at some of the things going on:

  • We had our kindergarten through second grade Christmas Program which was a wonderful experience. Our "littles" know how to put on a show!!!
  • And then they got to decorate cookies!!!
  • Our fourth graders were feeling proud on Thursday when they were recognized by Mercy Rescue for all the hard work they did collecting for them. Kindness goes beyond people with our Sand Creek kiddos. Great Job, Fourth Grade!!
  • Our fifth and third grades were in on the fun, too, with singing around the tree with Mrs. Jagger and Mrs. Hines to making snowman Christmas ornaments with Mrs. Hearne and Mr. Hughes.
  • Then we had our sixth grade working super hard on their stem project to make our last day of school before break sweet and cozy with the hot chocolate stands they built.
  • We had our fifth and sixth-grade basketball teams competing on Saturday, December 17, for the league championship. 
Christmas ornament lights on a brick patio Kindergarten student decorating cookies Two teachers talking to students in front of classroom Students working together on a project in the classroom