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Welcome to West Clark Community Schools

601 RENZ AVENUE
SELLERSBURG, INDIANA  47172-1398
FAX 812-246-9731
TELEPHONE 812-246-3375

 

 

2017/18 School Calendar

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE WEST CLARK COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, CLARK COUNTY, INDIANA, CONCERNING POSSIBLE FACILITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

The citizens of the West Clark Community Schools, Clark County, Indiana (the “School Corporation”), are hereby notified that the Board of School Trustees (the “Board”) of the School Corporation, is considering certain renovation, restoration, upgrade, improvement and equipping projects at one or more of the facilities operated by the School Corporation, and related site and general facility improvements at each such facility (collectively, the “Project”).
The estimated cost of the Project will be in excess of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000), all or a portion of which will be financed by issuing one or more series of general obligation bonds and/or entering into one or more leases or amendments to an existing lease or leases with one or more Indiana nonprofit school building corporations or other funds as they may become available. Notice is hereby given by the undersigned that the Board will, on June 20, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. (local time), in the Auditorium of the Silver Creek High School, which is located at 557 Renz Avenue, Sellersburg, Indiana, conduct a public hearing (1) to explain the potential value of the Project to the School Corporation and the community, and (2) regarding a preliminary determination to issue one or more series of general obligation bonds and/or enter into a proposed lease or leases or amendments to an existing lease or leases between one or more Indiana nonprofit school building corporations, each as lessor, and the School Corporation, as lessee, to finance all or any portion of the costs of all or any portion of the Project. The proposed lease or leases or amendments to an existing lease or leases will relate to all or any portion of facilities currently operated or to be operated by the School Corporation. At the hearing the Board will also hear objections to and support for all or any portion of the Project from the general public.
All interested parties are entitled and encouraged to attend to present their testimony and ask any questions relative to the Project.
Subsequent to the public hearing, the Board expects to consider adoption of a resolution regarding the nature of the Project and making a preliminary determination to issue one or more series of general obligation bonds and/or enter into the proposed lease or leases or amendments to an existing lease or leases for the purposes and pursuant to the terms described in this notice.
Dated the 9th day of June, 2017.
WEST CLARK COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, CLARK COUNTY, INDIANA
By: Chad Schenck, Superintendent

 

 

Belief and/or Value Statements

West Clark Community Schools Believes:

  • all students can learn and continuous student growth is expected.
  • identifying clear grade-level expectations helps students meet expectations.
  • rigorous instruction and curriculum, along with activities that are developmentally appropriate, create opportunities for high levels of student success.
  • knowledge without values is not representative of an adequate education; rather, curriculum encourages confidence, honesty, ambition, integrity, service, innovation, patriotism, vision, and a desire to prosper, so that the knowledge imparted can be properly utilized.
  • employee effectiveness is linked to ongoing professional/staff development.
  • transparency in governance and regular community communications are vital to the future of the school corporation.
  • in providing continuity and sustainability of public education funding while exercising fiscal responsibility to meet short and long term educational goals.
  • an understanding of and respect for human diversity is essential for a well-rounded education.
  • extracurricular activities that enhance the development of the individual socially and academically increase connectedness to the school and decrease absenteeism.

 

West Clark Community Schools Values:

  • accessibility of data for student evaluation, communication, quality instructional decisions, and goal attainment.
  • a holistic, positive, safe, caring, learning environment.
  • hiring and retaining highly qualified personnel and, where applicable, are properly certified and are effective in their subject matter and academic discipline.
  • on-going curriculum development that is vertically aligned.
  • political and business relationships that cultivate support for educational programs.
  • facilities that are well maintained, safe, secure, and that meet the needs of the student population.
  • the use of technology as a tool for enhancing learning, career readiness, communication, and organizational administration.

Mission Statement

West Clark Community Schools’ mission is to provide engaging opportunities that prepare students to meet tomorrow’s challenges.

Vision Statement

  • The vision of West Clark Community Schools is to be a premier school corporation in the state of Indiana where parents want to send their children. 
  • WCCS is committed to providing highly effective instruction and developing responsible citizenship within a safe, nurturing environment that emphasizes student growth academically, socially, physically, and mentally.
  • WCCS encourages ongoing community participation involving all stakeholders in these shared responsibilities for developing students’ Knowledge, Attitudes, Skills, and Habits (KASH) for their college and/or career readiness...
  1. Premier school corporation in Indiana
  2. Parents choose to send their children to WCCS
  3. Provide highly effective instruction
  4. Develop responsible citizenship
  5. Safe environment
  6. Nurturing environment
  7. Emphasis on student growth Academically, Socially, Physically and Mentally
  8. Ongoing community participation involving all stakeholders
  9. Stakeholders sharing responsibility in student development in Knowledge, Attitudes, Skills and Habits

 

Goals

  • Improved instruction at each grade level
    • ACTION STEPS:
      • Emphasis on hiring and retaining highly qualified personnel
      • Implementation of a district-wide school improvement process
      • 1:1 Planning Grant:  Technology for enhancing learning
      • Rigor, relevance, and relationships that develop habits of citizenship and service
  • Determine immediate and long-range facility needs to meet the ongoing needs of students.
    • ACTION STEPS:
      • Develop on-going initiatives with a focus on school safety
      • Implement data-driven decision making corporation wide 
  • Identify and implement a common K-12 curriculum throughout the corporation.
  • Develop and implement a program to increase community involvement in student and district development and to increase governance transparency.
    • ACTION STEPS:
      • Conduct Regular community communication through development of PR plan
  • Develop a financial plan that maintains fiscal responsibility, ensures financial stability, while focusing on both short term and long term objectives.
    • ACTION STEPS:
      • shift expenditures from building operational costs to instructional costs
      • Continued fiscal responsibility

 

 

 

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017: 6:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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BORDEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

BORDEN JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL 

HENRYVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

HENRYVILLE JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL

SILVER CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

SILVER CREEK PRIMARY SCHOOL

SILVER CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL

SILVER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL

 



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