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  • Scecina's A rating shows students' growth

    Congratulations Scecina Community! As we reported last week, Scecina has once again earned an A grade in the Indiana Department of Education school accountability rating system.

    The state rating system utilizes multiple measurements of academic performance and progress, including standardized test scores and measurable indicators of college and career readiness. A significant dimension of Scecina’s A rating is our students’ test score growth from middle school to high school. I commend our students for believing in their growth potential, our teachers for fostering a growth mindset, and our parents for all that you do.

    School accountability is but a pathway to higher goals. At Scecina, we want every college-bound student to identify and gain acceptance to his or her college or university of choice.

    Already this semester, our college and career counselor, Mr. Josh Orndorff, has hosted or scheduled 26 college and university admissions representative visits. That’s about one higher education visit for every two days our students will have been in school by the end of October. Because of Scecina’s mission to prepare students for college and life, we present a range of higher education options to our students. As a result, our students are interacting with Ivy Tech Community College, the University of Notre Dame, and other prestigious institutions statewide and nationally.

    Being a parent in society today is daunting. Parents, we appreciate all the sacrifices that you make and the insights you have about your children.

    This week, we are recommending two websites that have practical, interesting tips and information about growing up and succeeding in today’s world. The two organizations, which are based on faith and values, are www.growingleaders.com and www.leadlikejesus.com.

    Links to these websites now appear in the Parenting Resources section of The Weekly. I hope you visit them often and find benefit in them.

    Have a wonderful weekend,

    Joe Therber
    President 

  • 4 summer success stories at Scecina

    I hope this message finds you well and enjoying the first month of summer. All of us at Scecina look forward to the start of the new school year.

    June was a very successful and productive month at Scecina. I want to share with you several recent highlights that illustrate God’s blessings upon our school as well as the far-reaching talents and generosity of our students, teachers, alumni and friends:

    • The National History Teacher of the Year Award Program has named Scecina history teacher Mr. Andrew Smith as the Indiana History Teacher of the Year.  A panel of Indiana teachers, administrators, and scholars selected Mr. Smith for this prestigious award.
    • The Indiana Department of Education recognized Scecina for the percentage of our students who earned passing scores on their Advanced Placement (AP) tests and, thus, qualified for college credit. 
    • The Scecina varsity softball team won the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) state championship for the third time in 11 years.
    • This summer we are making $400,000 in improvements to 24 classrooms that will enhance the learning environment for our current and future students. 

    Plans are underway for an even more successful 2017 – 2018 school year at Scecina. 

    We're looking forward to welcoming the Class of 2021 as they become Scecina Crusaders. Our commitment is to support them and all of our students as they become servant-leaders for life through their God-given gifts and talents.

    Sincerely, 

    Joe Therber
    President