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Big win! Big crowd! Big night at the Eagles Nest!
It was an exciting night Thursday as South Putnam High School Varsity swim team competed at Edgewood in a three-way meet including West Vigo! They picked up quality wins against good competition. The #wetbirds set personal records and season bests in race after race.
Congratulations to Madison Newby the DAR Good Citizen Award finalist from South Putnam High School. The award “recognizes and rewards high school seniors who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in their homes, schools and communities.” In her essay Newby wrote about the “polarized” nation and the need for good citizen “to bring people together.” She stated, “The actions of a good citizen will ensure that the community around them has the ability to compromise and reach a common goal for the betterment of the population.” Well done, Madison!
As you know, Central Elementary has been closed and utilizing virtual learning for the last two days. Unfortunately, we received word from the Putnam County Health Department this afternoon that Central Elementary will need to be closed for one additional day. Therefore, on Thursday, December 8th, Central Elementary, and ONLY Central Elementary, will again have eLearning. There may be other impacts to district activities but look for those announcements directly from those activity sponsors. Again, as directed by the Putnam County Health Department, Central Elementary, and ONLY Central Elementary, will be closed and utilizing eLearning on Thursday, December 8th. If any further updates become available, we will be sure to provide timely and informative updates. Stay safe and healthy, Eagles! Dr. Smith
South Putnam Middle School boys home against Greencastle. 8th grade gets the victory!
Good afternoon, Earlier today, I sent out several notifications to Central Elementary parents regarding the closing of the Central Elementary building on Tuesday, December 6th, and Wednesday, December 7th, as a precaution against increasing sickness and absences. Working in coordination with the Putnam County Health Department, this closure was due to increased absences above the threshold for Putnam County Health Department guidelines. Therefore, to continue the learning processes, Central Elementary, and ONLY Central Elementary, will have eLearning on both days. We understand that this temporary building closure has had some impact on other district activities as well, but we will continue to monitor and open the building just as soon as possible. Again, due to increased absences due to sickness, Central Elementary, and ONLY Central Elementary, will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, with eLearning on both days. If any further updates are required, we will be sure to provide timely and informative updates. Stay safe and healthy, Eagles! Dr. Smith
Important Reminder: Ivy League Kids Before and After School Care parent informational meeting at Central Elementary tonight, Tuesday, November 22, at 6:00 PM. Stop in to register and meet the Ivy League Kids leadership team. Please see additional information on our website: https://www.sputnam.k12.in.us/article/896019
Congratulations to Marilyn Andersen on being named the South Putnam High School student of the month.
Andrew Cline was our most recent South Putnam Middle School Student of the Month. Andrew was nominated by Mr. Zach Errett. He wrote: “Andrew is not only a great student in class, but he is also a great leader. Andrew has a great work ethic and makes sure he completes all of the assignments at a high level. What has also been great is that he will routinely help other students on assignments. Andrew has the ability to work with many different types of students. No matter the level or personality, he ensures that they work together and perform well. It is noticeable that his classmates look to him as a leader.” Congratulations Andrew!
SP freshmen, sophomores and juniors participated in workshops led by Karen Nelson Heavin from Heavin College & Career Readiness Services. Students explored ONET Online (a career interest profiler), evaluated theoretical college applicants by qualities, and discussed aspects of communication and collaboration among people with different personality traits in the workplace. These activities help prepare students for their next steps after high school. Thank you Mrs. Heavin!
One of our South Putnam Middle School Students of the Month was Emalyn Tomaw. She was nominated by Mr. Brad Laney. He wrote: “Emalyn has shown both a great work ethic and positive attitude. But on top of that, she is easy to talk to and has committed herself to FFA. She often shares with me just how much she has learned and enjoys FFA. She is a well-rounded student, and I get a sense that her journey through high school will include taking major roles in FFA and lead to something very good for her.” Congratulations Emalyn!
Thank you to the parents who brought in food yesterday for our staff for Thanksgiving! What a blessing for our staff to feel loved by the community!
Congratulations to Levi Couch and Kaden Stutsman for winning the Darrel Wiatt Family Philanthropy Essay. Levi honored his dad, Nathan Couch, Pastor of Bethel Baptist Church. Levi spoke of his generosity, kindness and hard work. He stated his dad’s actions show an “incredible amount of kindness and incredible love for people in general.” Kaden wrote about his mother, C.J. Troyer who works at South Putnam High School. He praised her kindness, concern for students, and volunteer work. He said he is proud of her. “My sister and I are so lucky to be raised by her and the kids at South Putnam are so lucky to have her.” Thank you to Narda Cotton and Dean Gambill from the Putnam County Community Foundation. Thank you also to the Wiatt family for supporting this contest.
Before and After School Care Begins in January at South Putnam with Ivy league Kids! Flexible scheduling is available from 6:30 AM until school starts and after school until 6:00 PM, serving K-8th grade students. Registration is now open at www.ivyleaguekids.org and 815-464-1265. In addition, we are hosting an Ivy League Kids parent informational open house at Central Elementary on Tuesday, November 22, at 6:00 PM. Ivy League Kids is also hiring additional staff for the program for those interested in employment opportunities. Please see additional information on our website: https://www.sputnam.k12.in.us/article/896019
Looking back, how did our staff celebrate fall? With a soup competition of course! And who won? Mrs. Erin Roach
Today South Putnam High School and Middle School students attended a Veterans Day program created and presented by Mr. Welti and his AP U.S. History students. Thank you to all service members who have and continue to protect our freedoms.
The Middle School Fall Dance
A great start to the season for the South Putnam Girls Basketball teams! JV and Varsity teams beat Cloverdale at home.
Our middle school spell bowl team competed Wednesday night and earned 2nd place in the contest and was in the top 10 for our entire area. Special congratulations to Melissa Anderson for a perfect score during her round spelling all 9 of her words correctly. Great job Eagles!