Happenings around Monroe County Community School Corporation

BLOOMINGTON – Congratulations to the Fall Grant Award Winners.

The Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools awarded 16 grant awards totaling $23,454. The winning ideas and projects were vast and ranged from book clubs, keyboards, ukuleles, musical instrument stands, diverse and culturally relevant books, author visits, science materials, building a computer, decodable readers, and math resources.

Congratulations to media specialists at all 14 MCCSC Elementary Schools. They received Elementary Library grants through the generous gifts provided by Mary Hawkins and the Happily Ever After Endowment totaling $20,777. The funds keeps the elementary libraries filled with current books.

In the Classroom

Mrs. Amy Jones, Summit Elementary School Social Worker, is teaching safety lessons this week to Summit Kindergarteners. They are learning the three R’s recognize, refuse, and report. Observe the situation is it safe? Say words that mean no, and then tell a teacher or adult. 

This is a part of MCCSC’s Second Step program for Elementary school students. Second Step® Elementary (K–5) includes 20 weekly lessons per grade across four units. This program includes Brain Builder activities to support executive function and student engagement. 

New Shelterhouse donated by Building Trade students

University Elementary School will receive a new shelter house provided by the Building Trade students at Hoosier Hills Career Center.

University Elementary envisions the shelter house will have multiple uses that enhance outdoor learning and community. 

Visit to Camp Atterbury

Rob Moore, Director of Adult Education visited Camp Atterbury to speak with the refugees about the availability of English Language Learning classes in the adult education programs located state- and nation-wide.

Highland Park PTO receives grant

Highland Park PTO received a $500 grant from Boston Scientific’s 2021 Season of Giving Grants.

The grant will support STEM and health activities. Globally there were 150 organizations selected for the 2021 Season of Giving Grants – Congratulations!

Winter Break

Winter Break for the Monroe County Community School System will begin on December 17.

Classes will resume on January 3, 2022.

Student Resource Fees Posted

The Student Resource Fees for the 2021-2022 school year have been posted to each student’s Skyward Family Access account for students in grades K-12. The due date for these fees is set for January 21, 2022.

Login to Skyward Family Access at www.mccsc.edu/Skyward and visit the Fee Management tab to view and pay this year’s fee online. All major credit and debit cards are accepted. If you have any questions about Skyward Family Access or how to log in, contact the school your child attends. 
If you have any questions regarding the description of fees, materials used, or course changes, please contact your school principal. 
An email will be sent from the business office with a copy of your student’s textbook and instructional fees to the e-mail address on file in Skyward Family Access. Additionally, a duplicate paper statement of billing will be mailed via U.S. Mail. 

Please contact the Business Office at 812-330-7700 if you have any additional billing questions.  

Nominations being accepted for Educator of the Year Awards

The Success School at the Bloomington Chamber is now accepting nominations for the 21st annual Educator of the Year Award! This event recognizes outstanding local teachers, staff, and administrators but also innovative programs that make a positive impact on local youth.

Two Categories Available:

Outstanding Educator
Recognizes an individual teacher, program director, counselor, administrator, or staff member at Monroe County Community School Corporation or Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation.

Leading Light Award
​Recognizes an innovative or exemplary program that enhances our education community at Monroe County Community School Corporation or Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation.​ 

You may nominate online or download the form.