Category: Johnson Elementary School

Johnson Elementary School BUG party

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The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club hosted a BUG party for ten third graders who improved their grades at Johnson Elementary School during the third grading periodBUG (Bringing Up Grades)  is a Kiwanis signature program designed to provide incentives to students to improve their grades.  To make the BUG Honor Roll a student must improve at least one grade in at least one subject and not go down in any other subjectsBUG Honor Roll students in Mrs Meadow’s class are Harlie Baldwin, Peyton Bruke, Carson Cravens, Josh Thomas and Broden SchoettmerBUG Honor Roll students in Mrs Rose’s class are Ali Couch, Emma Engle, Tina Sandlin, Nicholas Scott and Jacob TaylorSpecial thanks to Lake Point Village and Doris Marcum for providing the snacks.  Congratulations to these students.

 

Johnson ES BUG Party

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The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club recognized thirteen third graders at Johnson ES for making the BUG Honor Roll the second grading period.  BUG (Bringing Up Grades) is a Kiwanis signature program that rewards students who improve their gradesBUG Honor Roll students in Mrs Meadow’s class this grading period are Felicia Carey, Carson Cravens, Emmalee Mason, Broden Schoettmer and Henry TellezBUG Honor Roll students in Mrs Rose’s class are Braiden Castillo, Ali Couch, Nowlin Craig, Sara Elliott, Mackenzi Hensley, Alexis Holland, Randi Palmer-Sipe and Jacob TaylorTo make the BUG Honor Roll, students must improve at least one grade in at least one subject and not do down in any other subjects for the grading period.  BUG Honor Roll students receive a BUG T-Shirt the first time they make the BUG Honor Roll, a certificate identifying the subject(s) they improved, snacks and prizes.  Cupcakes were provided courtesy of Kiwanis Corporate Member Hampton Oaks Health Campus.  Congratulations to all these students for their hard work!

 

 

Johnson ES Bug Party

The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club recognized eighteen students at Johnson Elementary School for making the BUG Honor Roll the first grading period.  BUG is a Kiwanis signature program to provide incentives to third graders to improve their grades.  BUG Honor Roll students from Mrs Rose’s class are Ali Couch, Sara Elliott, Nickolajoh Neace, Tina Sandlin, Nicholas Scott, Arya Stillions and Jaydon ZollmanFrom Mrs Meadow’s class are Kaden Akers, Harlie Baldwin, Lily Beck, Peyton Burke, Grady Duckwall, Glen Hess, Daesha March, Christopher Parks, Broden Schoettmer, Henry Tellez and Joshua Thomas.  To make the BUG Honor Roll these students had to bring up at least one grade in at least one subject and not go down in any others.  BUG Honor Roll students receive a party, a BUG T-Shirt, certificate with their name, subject(s) improved and signed by their teacher and principal; snacks and prizes.  Doris Marcum and Valerie Wilson provided the cookies.  Congratulations to these students for their hard work and success.

 

Indiana Kiwanis Convention 2016

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Ooh La La! Get a Taste of Paris
At This Summer’s District Convention
Le congrès du District de l’Indiana prend un petit air parisien cet été… Participez à la soirée Kiwanis, qui promet d’être sympathique et détendue, un avant-goût de ce qui vous attend à Paris !

Vous ne comprenez pas ? Sorry, pardon our French. Here’s a loose translation: You can immerse yourself in the culture of Paris at this summer’s Indiana District Convention. Come to the Kiwanis Soiree and enjoy a relaxing and fun evening, Parisian style.

Billed as “an evening of celebration with a Parisian flair,” the Soiree will provide a fitting way of looking ahead to the 2017 Kiwanis International Convention, which unfolds next summer in the capital of France. It also will be a spirited way to wrap up the second day of the 98th Annual Indiana District Convention, August 5-7, 2016, at the Radisson at Star Plaza in Merrillville.
For starters, the event will feature dinner with a complimentary glass of wine. There will be festive entertainment and a cash bar. You’ll see Kiwanians dressed up and witness the ceremonial passing of the district leadership torch. And you’ll join Governor Kris Bowers in reflecting on the district’s many successes this past Kiwanis year during her farewell remarks.
The event, which is scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. in the hotel’s Celebrity West Ballroom, is a separate ticketed event. Watch for future updates for more information. In the meantime, Célébrer!

Join the Convention Celebration
By Sharing Your Club’s Successes 
Indiana’s Kiwanis clubs do a lot of good things in their communities. They don’t often take time to celebrate them, though. Fortunately, the 98th Annual Indiana District Convention will provide the opportunity to do just that.
If your club has completed a service project that’s had a lot of impact or conducted a successful  and innovative fundraiser this Kiwanis year, you can showcase them with an exhibit table at the upcoming district convention. It would be a great way to celebrate your achievements with like-minded servant leaders, and you might even inspire other clubs to follow your lead.
“The district convention will be a time for celebration,” says District Governor Kris Bowers. “Sharing what your club has accomplished is a great way to invite others to join you in celebrating your own successes.”
Contact Governor Kris if your club is interested.

High School Student Gets Gift of Love
From the Maple City Kiwanis Club 
Katya Rodriguez, a special needs student at Goshen High School, is always smiling. But her smile was especially pronounced one recent morning, after receiving an adaptive bike, a gift of love from the Kiwanis Club of Maple City.
“Katya was born prematurely and was treated for a brain tumor at the Riley Hospital for children when she was about one-and-a-half years old,” notes Jim Bare, club spokesman and co-chairman  of the Indiana District of Kiwanis Adaptive Bicycle Program. “Because this left her with balance issues, she isn’t able to ride a bike like her sister. The adaptive bike allows her to go on bike rides with her.”
The club was alerted to the need by Wendy Swallow, school nurse, who was a guest speaker during a weekly meeting. That set the wheels in motion.
“I spoke with Danny Jones, owner of Lincoln Avenue Cycles here in Goshen, and he had a three-wheeler he said he would take to the high school so she could try it out,” Bare explains. “That bike was red, but Jones said he had a blue one and Katya asked for the blue one. We presented the three-wheeler to her one morning at school, with a number of Kiwanians present. The bike was kept at the school for a week so Katya could ride in the hallways with a teacher or the school nurse watching closely. I was told she rode with an even bigger smile on her face”.
The cost of the bike was $630, which the club raised in less than a week from member donations. The club also provided Rodriguez with a helmet and flag. The reason for the quick response: Turns out Rodriguez has a connection with the club. She participates in her school’s Life Skills program and has helped the Kiwanis club with its Tools-4-Schools warehouse program in the past.
(Photo credit: Lauren Zeugner, associate editor at The Papers Inc., and member of the Maple City club)

District Governor Needs Your Help
In ‘Breaking the Bank’  
If the Indiana District of Kiwanis were to dole out dollars for its Club Strengthening Incentive Programtoday, its coffers would be $18,700 lighter. That’s a lot of cash, but District Governor Kris Bowers wishes it were a lot more.
Under the incentive program, introduced earlier this year, if an Indiana Kiwanis club ends the 2015-16 administrative year with a net positive increase in membership, the district will send it a  check for $50 for every net one increase. For example, if a club finishes the year with a net growth of 10 members, it will receive a check for $500, which it can use for either service or administrative purposes.
As of May 31, the district had grown by 228 members since the beginning of the current Kiwanis year. Some 88 clubs in Indiana have added at least one member to their rolls, and new clubs have been chartered in Zionsville, Evansville and Westfield, with another in Speedway in the works.
“This is good, but we still are behind where we should be at this point in the year,” says Governor Kris. “I encourage clubs to focus on adding two to three new members in the next few months. More members equals more service to the community. And, thanks to the incentive program, more members means more cash for your club.
“Let’s break the bank!”

A BUG party at Johnson ES

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The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club hosted a BUG party at Johnson ES to recognize students who made the BUG Honor Roll the final grading period BUG (Bringing Up Grades) is a Kiwanis signature program which provides incentives to students to improve their gradesTo  make the BUG Honor Roll a student must improve at least one grade in at least one subject and not go down in any other subjects.  BUG Honor Roll students receive a BUG T-Shirt the first time they make the BUG Honor Roll, a certificate identifying the subject(s) they improved, snacks and prizes.  They also receive a book the final grading period.  BUG Honor Roll students from Mrs Meadow’s class are Preston Burton and Emily Gabbard.  BUG Honor Roll students from Mrs Rose’s class are Connor Camp, Aiden Cole, Trenton Couch, Owen Everhart, Devin Fitch, Gabby Hensley, Gracie Holbrook, Hailey Laney and Mahala Riley Congratulations to these students for their hard work and achievement The Youth Grantmaking Council is a sponsor of the BUG Program.

 

Johnson ES Bug Party

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The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club recognized fifteen students at Johnson ES for making the BUG Honor Roll the third grading period.  BUG stands for Bring Up Grades and is a Kiwanis signature program designed to provide incentives to students to improve their grades.  BUG Honor Roll students this grading period are Mysti Barrett, Owen Everhart, Devin Fitch, Hailey Laney, Hailey McIntosh, Mahala Riley, Carson Royse, Emma Taylor, Brooklyn Verble, Preston Burton, Emily Gabbard, Chloe Long, Grant Goode, Patience Laney and Gabe Robinson.  These students receive a certificate identifying the subject they improved, a BUG T-shirt the first time they make the BUG Honor Roll and a party with snacks and prizes.  Congratulations to these students for improving their grades!  Thanks to Linette Colwell and Lake Pointe Village for providing the ice cream for the BUG party this grading period.

 

Johnson ES BUG Honor Roll

The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club recognized ten third graders at Johnson ES for making the BUG Honor Roll the second grading periodStudents recognized in Mrs Rose’s class were Autumn Couch, Richard Foster, Hailey Laney, Ellie Richardson and Mahala RileyStudents recognized in Mrs Meadow’s class were Preston Burton, Emily Gabbard, Sara Elliott, Chloe Long and Erice Thomas.  These students had to improve at least one grade in at least one subject and not go down in any other subjects to achieve this recognition.  BUG Honor Roll students received certificates identifying the subject(s) they improved, BUG T-Shirts for the first time awardees and snacks and prizes.  Kiwanis Corporate Members Hickory Creek and Hampton Oaks provided muffins for the party.  BUG is a Kiwanis signature program designed to provide incentives to students to improve their grades.

 

Celebration: BUG parties!

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V-FES: Friday, March 18th at 12:30
SES: Friday, March 18th at 1:30
JES: Wednesday, March 30th at 1:10
LES: Wednesday, March 30th at 2:30
Austin: Friday, April 1st at 1:45

Please let me know which of the parties that you can help with. The more the merrier!

BUG Honor Roll in Mrs Meadow’s class at Johnson ES

 

IMG_0097The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club recognized ten third graders who made the BUG Honor Roll in Mrs Meadow’s class at Johnson ES for improving their grades the first grading period. BUG is a Kiwanis signature program which provides incentives to students to improve their grades. A student must improve at least one grade in at least one subject and not go down in any others to make the BUG (Bringing Up Grades) Honor Roll. The following students made the BUG Honor Roll: Preston Burton, Sara Elliot, Timmy Everhart, Emily Gabbard, Grant Goode, Kevin Moore, Gracie Morris, Lynci Rodriquez-Herrera, Coy Thomas and Emma Peacock. This is the fourth year Johnson ES and the Kiwanis have partnered in the BUG Program. BUG Honor Roll students receive a certificate identifying the subject they improved, snacks, prizes and a BUG T-shirt the first time they make the BUG Honor Roll. The BUG Program would not be possible without the support of the Youth Grantmaking Council who provided the T-shirts and Millie Cooper who provided the cookies.