A MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
Dear MCCSC Students and Families,
Welcome to Monroe County Community School Corporation! The past year has been challenging for our students, families, teachers, staff and community. Your support has helped us remain focused on our mission: Empowering students to maximize their educational success to become productive, responsible global citizens. MCCSC is committed to providing the responsive services and assistance necessary to help you and your family be successful. In short, we are here to serve you.
As MCCSC prepares for school re-openings with increased in-person learning options and an anticipated reduction in disruptions in student engagement caused by the pandemic, we are working hard to address the challenges to academic learning experienced over the past eighteen months. As part of our Whole Child Support System, each MCCSC school has in place a whole child support team that focuses on academics, behavior and social-emotional learning. In conjunction, our counselors, social workers, and mental health professionals are available to provide individualized support as needed; our teachers are preparing individual approaches to help remove barriers to learning with a focus on accelerating the rate of learning for students. Rest assured, in our ongoing efforts to keep our students and staff safe, MCCSC continues to make necessary adaptations to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
MCCSC is committed to advancing education by increasing access and educational opportunities for our students. We cannot thank you enough for your ongoing support of public education as it is the cornerstone of our great democracy. At MCCSC, we are well aware of this importance and are committed to providing equitable educational opportunities for our students. We celebrate the diversity of our students and staff as these differences strengthen our community and schools. This reality is one thing that makes public education so strong and so very valuable: now, more than ever.
Thanks to the immense feedback and engagement from hundreds of stakeholders as part of a Regional Opportunities Initiative grant, MCCSC is preparing to implement completely our district wide “ReadyUp” Initiative focusing on 1) Project Based Learning, 2) STEAM & Hands-On Learning, 3) Entrepreneurship, 4) College and Career Awareness, and 5) Community and Industry Partnerships. You will hear much more about this exciting initiative in the near future.
MCCSC staff has worked hard to increase the number and type of educational opportunities for children aged 6 weeks to age four. These early childhood programs provide a strong preparation for our amazing elementary school programs serving students in grades K-6. It is imperative that children begin kindergarten ready to learn and with the necessary foundational skills; this is one reason why early childhood education is essential. We hope that you will take advantage of the quality PK-Grade 6 educational opportunities that exist at MCCSC.
At the secondary level, Indiana’s Graduation Pathways begin with the Class of 2023. The pathways provide students and families with increased flexibility, and we have worked diligently to expand course offerings to increase the means by which students can meet diploma requirements based on course credits, the mastery of employability skills, and the demonstration of postsecondary-ready competencies. As MCCSC expands our secondary opportunities in Grades 7-12, we are confident that our students are being prepared for post-secondary educational opportunities and careers.
As you can see, MCCSC continues its tradition of being a leader in education. We wish you the very best this upcoming year! And we thank you for the important role you play in public education.
Dr. Jeff Hauswald
Monroe County Community School Corporation