These outstanding 5th and 6th graders have been nominated by their teachers as Students of the Month at Salt Creek Intermediate School. They always model what it means to be Responsible, Respectful, and Ready. Congratulations!
Book Club meets Mondays and Thursdays.
JYC meets every Wednesday.
Junior Naturalists meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month
3rd Nine Weeks & Second Semester begins 1/19
Grade cards will be sent home on 1/22
Basketball Game Schedule:
Girls Basketball @ Amanda-Clearcreek 1/23 @ 10 a.m. - noon
Girls Basketball @ Logan Elm 1/24 1-3 p.m.
Girls Basketball @ Fairfield Union 1/30 9 - 11 a.m.
6th Grade Boys Basketball @ Fischer Catholic in Lancaster 1/30 8:00 a.m.
Donuts with Dad: Thurs. 1/28 for 5th Grade
Fri. 1/29 for 6th Grade
February 2nd, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
March 3rd, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
NO SCHOOL: 2/12 & 2/15 Presidents' Day Weekend
Valentine's Dance: 2/19 (Grades 5 & 6) 2-4 p.m.
Father Daughter Dance: March 10 (Grades 5 & 6)
Boys' Camp Night: Thursday March 17th (Grades 5&6)
SPRING BREAK: March 24th, 25th, & 28th
STATE TESTING BEGINS: Monday April 4th
SPRING MUSIC CONCERT: April 12th @ McDowell Middle School
Dear Parents and Friends of Salt Creek Intermediate School,
It is hard to believe that half of the school year is completed. We are now in the second semester of school, which I like to call spring semester. We will temporarily say goodbye to Mr. Robert Griffith, our visual arts teacher who will head to Pickaway Elementary for the remainder of the school year. At the same time, we welcome Mr. Jerry Guthrie as students continue their artistic endeavors in the performing arts. Mr. Guthrie has been at Salt Creek all year doing an amazing job with our fifth and sixth grade band students. We would like to thank Mr. Griffith for all of his work with our students this semester. Students held an art show at our recent Mingle With A Jingle and two of Salt Creek’s students won the Circleville Pumpkin Show Art Contest.
Several of Mr. Griffith’s students also placed in the state art show competition! Mr. Guthrie led our fifth and sixth grade band students in a memorable holiday concert also held in December. And we look forward to hearing our music students in their upcoming spring concert which will be held Tuesday, April 12 at McDowell Middle School. Congratulations to Logan Seymour who will have his art work on display at the Young People’s Art Exhibition. Haylea Knisley will have her work on display at the Youth Art Month Exhibition. Congratulations are also extended to Keller Clouse and Kinley Whited for their artwork which was accepted to the Central Ohio Art Education Association Exhibition. Way to go, Salt Creek art students!!
We have started a book club at Salt Creek during the first semester, led by Mrs. Tonya Blubaugh. The first book selection was Alabama Moon by Watt Key. I enjoyed reading this book myself and watching the movie which features John Goodman. Each week, students in our book club meet on Mondays and Thursdays and not only read and discuss the current book selection, but they also work on a craft and have a snack---all related to the book. I was amazed at many of the woven baskets that the students made which reflected a scene from Alabama Moon. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the current selection which is entitled, All The Answers by Kate Messner.
Our boys and girls basketball teams are doing an amazing job. Girls games run through the end of January, and the boys continue into February. These are great opportunities not only to come out and support the boys and girls basketball teams, but also for our students to learn sportsmanship and what it means to be part of a team. The girls travel to various area schools including Logan Elm and the boys play each Saturday in Lancaster. Last week, several teachers, school staff and I attended both boys and girls games at Amanda-Clearcreek and in Lancaster. It was very rewarding to see what great sportsmanship our student-athletes are developing. Dates for remaining games are listed below for January. Boys games continue into February. Please come out and join us for some exciting action on the court!
With spring comes annual state testing. We have our testing results from last year’s testing, and I was very pleased with our scores overall, particularly in science, social studies and language arts. Family reports explaining your child’s test scores were also sent home in December. This year, thankfully, the state has shortened the testing which will begin April 4th and run through early May. More details will be forthcoming about specific dates and times of testing so that students can make certain to be well rested and prepared for their particular testing days.
The second semester is here and spring is right around the corner. As you can see, we have many activities and events planned during the second semester with many more to be announced. I hope that you will be able to come out to one or more of those. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to call or stop by the office anytime. I also encourage you to attend the upcoming parent-teacher conferences to discuss your child’s progress with their teachers. Let’s have a great second semester!
Michael D. Eicher,
Back Row: Haley Simpson, Avree Entler, Nathan Edge, Rachel Hanley, Gavin Griffey
Middle Row: Jesse Kingery, Calla Ebert, Jayley Matthews
Front Row: Lana Smith, Timberlee Jenkins, Jude Braun, Zack Parks, Jillian Ayers
Congratulations to two of our fifth graders for awards earned at the 2015 Circleville Pumpkin Show Art Contest. Taylor Salyers won first place in her division for her colorful drawing of a girl. RJ Harris won first place in his division for his pumpkin watercolor.
The 6th grade students have all unknowingly drawn giant 9’ x 7’ portraits of their teachers. Each student in the class took a 1” x 1” square from a photo and had to draw it large onto a 1’ x 1’ piece of drawing paper. After the class completed all 63 pieces, they put the giant puzzle together. They were surprised to see how well their pictures came together. Mrs. Huysman’s class was voted as the best drawing. The students in her class received ice cream sandwiches.
Students' grades and discipline reports will be available to parents this year with the online program, Jupiter Grades. Students will be bringing home directions on how to log on and view your child's progress. Each parent will have an individual logon and password which will allow direct access to grades.
Parents can set up email and/or text notifications for failing grades. Teachers can use Jupiter grades to notify parents of problems and successes in the classroom. This is a great tool for parents and teachers to work together to help Salt Creek students be successful.