• Superintendent DeMuth

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dear MCCSC Parent/Guardians,

     

    On behalf of our Board of School Trustees and the entire staff, thank you for a remarkable 2017-2018 school year. We are excited to begin 2018-2019 as we continue to celebrate your children – our students and their many accomplishments!

    At MCCSC, we are committed to providing a world-class education to ALL students in a safe, nurturing and accepting environment. The opportunity to serve this community in educating our youth is a privilege and honor and we are so very proud that you chose the MCCSC to ENGAGE, EMPOWER and EDUCATE your child.

    We continue to make school safety a top priority. In addition to the many safety protocols, plans and procedures, we have limited controlled access points, buzzer access for patrons, a corporation resource officer and security officers.

    Since the most recent school shootings we have completed the following;

    • Public District-wide safety forums were held
    • School focused safety forums were conducted
    • Transportation Department conducted active shooter training
    • Staff are located at school entrances upon student arrival and dismissal
    • All schools will have limited access card readers for staff
    • School front entrances are being redesigned where possible to direct visitors to the office
    • A major grant award to emphasize social emotional learning was received
    • Three addition social workers are being added for social emotional well-being
    • A part-time clinical psychologist will be added for social emotional well-being
    • An additional nurse will be added to serve students’ needs
    • An additional resource office will be added to serve students’ needs
    • The Bloomington Police Department and Sheriff’s Department officers have been given access cards for every building to expedite entry
    • Secondary Principals and Athletic Directors met to insure documentation of required training for coaches and extracurricular activities along with safety communication to parents.
    • Stop the Bleed training will be offered for additional staff
    • Emergency trailer for reunification sites was equipped.
    • Indiana School Safety Specialist training for additional staff
    • Study the Governor’s scanner program.

    We will take input regarding the Governor’s scanner program at a Community Conversation on Tuesday, July 31 at the Co-Lab, 553 E. Miller Drive, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

    Over the 2017-2018 school year, we have celebrated many achievements of students and staff. Listed below are a few of the highlights which make MCCSC a leader in Indiana education.

    • MCCSC is an Indiana Department of Education “A” School Corporation.
    • MCCSC was recognized as an International Model Professional Learning Community.
    • MCCSC became a Common Sense Certified District: Digital Citizenship corporation.
    • MCCSC was awarded a $1,000,000 Lilly Grant for Social Emotional Learning.
    • We built an Early Learning Center for children 6-weeks through pre-school.
    • An Elementary pilot band program was established for 6th grade students in 2017-18 and will be open to all 6th grade elementary students this year.
    • Binford, Childs, University, and Bloomington South were named Four Star Schools.
    • Childs, Templeton and University Elementary achieved International Baccalaureate designation.
    • Clear Creek and Summit instituted a Spanish Dual Immersion program.
    • Unionville began E.A.R.T.H curriculum.
    • Childs “Kiley”, an Indiana Canine Assistant Network therapy dog, began school.
    • We hosted the 2nd Annual Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science (GEMS) Career and STEM Expo.
    • Our 1st Maker Mill Challenge and Showcase for fourth grade students was held with Grandview Elementary winning the overall award.
    • Our Career Center, HHCC offered the firstDementia Friendly Certification.
    • Bloomington North and South were once again recognized at the 2018 Indiana Advanced Placement reception for having at least 25% of the graduating class cohort earning a score of 3 or higher on at least one AP exam.
    • The Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship achieved recognition as an IDOE Full STEM Certified School.
    • We graduated twelve National Merit Finalists, ten National Merit Scholars, two Lilly Scholars, one Indiana University Wells Scholar, one Coca-Cola Scholar, forty-five Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars, twenty-two AP Scholar Honors, sixteen AP Scholars with Distinction and one National AP Scholar.
    • We began the process to reimagine Tri-North Middle School.
    • We completed intense paving and transportation access plans at Lakeview, Clear Creek, Arlington, Marlin, Highland Park, Batchelor, Bloomington North and South.
    • The Indiana Association of School Principals honored eight MCCSC juniors as the 2018 Rising Stars of Indiana for their academic achievement,
    • Many of our staff members have received local, state and national recognition.

    We look forward to opening day, Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Please check our website for updated information regarding registration, school supply lists, food service, transportation and other items you may find useful as we begin the new school year.

    Thank you for choosing the Monroe County Community School Corporation and have a most rewarding 2018-2019 school year!

    Proud to be MCCSC,

     

    Dr. Judith DeMuth
    Superintendent of Schools
    e-mail: jdemuth@mccsc.edu