The junior high trip to Chicago, scheduled for the end of May, has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The tour company, Brightspark, was informed of this decision yesterday and was instructed to not collect the final payment (due on April 1). As of last week, their refund policy was a 100% refund for those individuals who purchased the cancellation insurance (RGB) and a 15% penalty for those who did not purchase the insurance. They did not respond yesterday to a phone call and email regarding the cancellation of our trip and a request for more information. As more information becomes available it will be communicated to participants. Please feel free to email or text me if you have any further questions or concerns.
Today is Superhero Day! In honor of hospital workers, first responders, grocery employees and other essential employees. Post a picture or comment in this post.
The kitchen staff and volunteers have been busy preparing for the "Grab and Go Meals" for tomorrow. Stop by the Sand Creek HS from 7:00-9:00 a.m. and from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Ruth McGregor Elementary, Fairfield Fire Department in Weston, MAC Elevator in Jasper and Fairfield Church in Fairfield. If you are unable to get out and need the meals delivered, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 517-436-3108.
Attention NHS Candidates: The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, March 30th. Please mail your completed application to the high school, Attention: Mrs. Wilkinson.
We are busy packing meals for Friday's pickup. Don't forget to stop by Sand Creek HS SC doors from 7:00-9:00 am or from 4:30-6:30 p.m. you can pick up at Ruth McGregor Elementary, Fairfield Fire Station in Weston, MAC Elevator is Jasper and the Fairfield Church in Fairfield. If you are unable to pick up the meals, contact email@example.com or (517) 436-3108 and we will schedule a time for the meal to be delivered.
Students taking an online class whether it be through Michigan Virtual or Edgenuity are encouraged to continue their classes. Students should be following their pacing calendar. Michigan Virtual students should contact their online instructor if they have any problems in keeping up due to computer/wifi issues. Any other questions can be directed to Mrs. Radtke, online mentor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can access her email from the school website. Any student taking a recovery credit class through Edgenuity and needs to request a test opened or has a question can email Mrs. Lee-Goodson at email@example.com or you can access her as well from the school website.
Good afternoon Sand Creek. This is Steve Laundra from Sand Creek Community Schools. Due to the most recent recommendations from President Trump, we have cancelled tonight’s 6pm board of education meeting. Our next regularly scheduled board meeting will take place on Monday, April 20th. Please continue to access our school website and Facebook page for the most recent updates regarding Sand Creek Community Schools, including our Food Service “Grab-N-Go” schedule and pick-up sights. Lastly, we’re asking the Aggie Nation to lend its ear to the recommended best practices for battling the coronavirus to the best of our ability. We are at a crucial stage for turning the tables on this pandemic in our country. If we all adhere to the advice our leaders are giving us, we will overcome this challenge more efficiently.
Check the elementary website for online resources available to families. https://www.sc-aggies.us/o/sand-creek/page/elementary-school--129
The Sand Creek Board of Education meeting scheduled for tonight at 6:00 p.m. will be held in the high school cafeteria for social distancing.
ATTENTION SENIORS ATTENDING THE SENIOR TRIP: Mr. Laundra has scheduled a Senior Trip parent meeting for this Wednesday, March 18th at 6 pm in the Don Harlan Library at the HS to discuss the status of the trip which to date, has not been cancelled.
Ms. Rumler has created a counseling facebook page with very helpful resources for our families during this time. https://www.facebook.com/SandCreekCounselingCorner/?modal=admin_todo_tour
All practices scheduled for after school today, March 13, 2020 are CANCELLED.
Our Family Reading Night has been postponed for this evening. We will reschedule at a later date. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this has caused but your health and safety is important to us. Our 1st grade field trip has also been cancelled for tomorrow. Our lunch menu for tomorrow has been changed to hotdogs, curly fries, and fresh fruit. Per MHSAA All regional basketball games have been cancelled. Iron Man Volleyball scheduled for 3/13/2020 has been cancelled.
Celebrate National Reading month and Dr. Suess Birthday by participating in a week of fun dress up days the week of March 9-13, 2020. Monday: Cat in the hat day! Wear your favorite silly hat! Tuesday: Fox in Socks Day! Wear your favorite silly socks. Wednesday: Oh, the Places You'll Go Day! Wear your favorite college shirt! Thursday: Cozy up to a Good book Day! Wear your pajamas! Friday: Green Eggs & Ham Day! Wear Green!
The Sand Creek forensics team did an amazing job representing our school yesterday. They performed in the county scrimmage with over 100 participants county wide. 9 teams or individuals placed in the top 3 of their categories winning ribbons. Finishing in 1st place in multiple interpretation was Noah Benge, Grace Francouer, Graci Gallagher, Caysie Ringkvist, Ryan Woods, Madelyn Chandler, Kylie Serin, and Emily Carbajal. Check out the announcement board to see how your other classmates placed. o 2nd place multiple interpretation: Madelyn Disbrow, Lauren Johnston, Marcus Lorenzo, Will Alexander, Embry Linger, and Colton Ruetz o 3rd place multiple interpretation: Collin Reckner, Olivia Pigg, Ethan Huston, Dorthy Burciaga, Emma Gregg, and Emma Reckner o 2nd place dramatic duo: Veda Hernandez and Eliza VanNieuwenhze o 3rd place dramatic duo: Kaci Clark and Paige Cook o 2nd place prose: Eliza VanNieuwenhze o 3rd place storytelling: Aubree Fox o 3rd place humorous duo: Ethan Huston and Brooklyn Preston o 2nd place humorous interpretation: Gracie Thompson
The Varsity Lady Aggies took another step towards a district title Wednesday night by defeating a tough Manchester team 48-35. The Aggie press kept the Lady Dutch in a frazzle for most of the game and created some easy scores for the Aggies. Freshman Emily Carbajal poured in 19 points and senior Alex Waltz lit up the stat sheet with 10 points, 8 steals, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and a block! Senior Grace Francoeur pulled down 10 boards for the ladies in the win. One game at a time ladies. The Lady Aggies will take on the Madison Trojans tonight at 7 p.m. at Madison High School. Come out and support the girls basketball team. Good Luck!
Please join the senior advisors and Joy Gilbert, the senior trip travel agent, on Monday, March 9th at 6:30 pm in the Don Harlan Library for a mandatory meeting. During this brief meeting, we will answer any last questions from luggage to spending money. It is very important that you or your child are present so loose ends and last minute questions can be answered. There will be a sign in sheet to confirm your presence.
“Last call” registration for the junior high trip to Chicago is from now until Monday, March 16. Registration information is on the school website and questions can be directed to Mr. Lyons. Rooming forms have been sent home for those already registered for the trip.
The elementary school will be participating in the Read 2 Feed Lenawee can food drive from March 9th - March 27th. The school in the area collecting the most can goods (by weight) to support "Hunger Free Lenawee" will receive 1,000 Free Books. Please help our school win books, while feeding the hungry.
The Sand Creek Jr./Sr. High proudly presents the Villain School Play. Everyone loves a good villain, and at the Villains Institute for Learning Evil, each and every person is a bad guy. Join us this weekend for a night of comedy as we watch the trials and tribulations of a forbidden budding romance between lead characters Frank Stein and Heidi Jekyll, sure to entertain the whole family! Performances will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 29th and Sunday, March 1st in the Jr. High Gym. Tickets are available at the door: Adult tickets cost $ 6.00 and student tickets cost $ 3.00.
Elementary parent teacher conferences will go on as scheduled this evening. The following athletic practices will go on as scheduled: Varsity girls basketball - 3:00-5:00 p.m. Varsity boys basketball - 5:00-7:30 p.m. Varsity bowling - 4:00-6:00 p.m. Varsity wrestling - 2:30 pm
On Sunday February 23rd the boys and girls varsity bowling team traveled to Leslie for an end of the year baker bash. The boys fought hard all day, improving throughout the day and finished 6th overall. Andrew Sadler had an outstanding day as he stepped up to the challenge from his coaches to anchor the boys team. The boys bowled a high score of 156 The girls team showed great improvement by placing 1st in pool play, going into the semi-finals. They beat out Carson City to move onto the finals. They faced Clinton in the finals but came up 12 pins short and placing 2nd in the tournament. Everyone of the girls played a key role and bowled their high team score of 181 for the season. Both teams are showing outstanding teamwork and feel more than ready going into regionals at the end of the week. Coach Paulson and coach Lexi would like to say how proud they are of how all our bowlers did this weekend.
This week the Jr./Sr. High School will be celebrating National FFA. There will be dress up days that will count toward spirit war points. Monday: Flannel/Plaid Tuesday: Truck/Camo Day (Ford, Chevy, Dodge) Wednesday: Merica Day - Red/White/Blue Thursday: Animal Day - Animal Print or Animal Clothing Friday: Blue and Gold / FFA Day The FFA is also collecting pop tabs for spirit wear points. Bring your pop tabs to the office and put them in your jars by Friday, February 28th.
The elementary and jr./sr. high school will be having the Scholastic Book Fair the week of February 24-28th. The book fair will be open during the following times: * Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 3:15 pm * Friday: 7:30 am - 11:00 am * During Parent Teacher Conferences Stop by and support your library.
Attention parents of the class of 2023. Would you like a fundraiser that doesn't require you to sell a thing? Then you are in luck as the freshmen class is holding a pledge drive to earn money for their class. Pledges/donations will be taken anytime next week. The minimum pledge is $1 but more will be appreciated. Anyone can donate in your child's name. Three ways to donate are on www.myschoolbucks.com, turn the money into the high school office or have your child turn it in during lunch next Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.
Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for the following dates: Young Fives - 12th - Wednesday, February 26th: 1:00-3:00 pm & 5:30 - 7:30 pm Young Fives - 5th grade - Thursday, February 27th: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Young Fives - 5th grade conferences are scheduled. Please go to the following link to schedule your conference time: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084ea4ab2ca7fd0-young2
PTO is looking for your help! The Cake Walk is always a huge hit at Fun NIght and we typlically go through around 130 cakes. This year they are hoping to get a little help from the community making cakes or cupcakes. Please check out the Sign Up Genuis link below and sign up to make a few cakes or cupcakes. Thanks in advance for your help https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30e0b4ca5ae2aa5f49-cakes
Today for Valentine’s Day, the 6th grade ELA class went on dates. Yes dates, Blind Dates with a Book that is. The students walked about the room and read the descriptions on the newspaper wrapped books. They wrote down the book numbers that sounded interesting and then rated them. After that, the students chose their top three and then made their final choice. They opened their book and went to the Don Harlan library to check it out under their name. “Don’t judge a book by its cover!” Thank you Mrs. Mohr and Mrs. Radtke for your help in this adventure.
The Sand Creek After Prom is bringing a Quartermania event to our area. If you’ve never attended a Quartermania, don’t be intimidated. It’s a simple game that only takes a quarter or two to win. For a full description on how to play the game, visit our Facebook page, “Sand Creek After Prom Quartermania”. You will also find a list of our vendors. Come out on February 7th, doors open at 5 pm and games start at 6 pm. Must be 18 or older to participate. Please contact Lynda Bragg if you have questions, 517-438-2348.
The School Dentist will be coming to Ruth McGregor Elementary on February 13th. If you would like to register your student to be seen on this date you can sign up online at www.myschooldentist.com or contact the elementary office.
REMINDER: Tomorrow, Monday, January 27th will be half day dismissal for both buildings. The elementary will dismiss at 11:45 am and the high school will dismiss at 11:30 am. Exams for 4th, 6th and 8th hours will be given to Jr. and Sr. High school students. There will be no TECH Center. 6th-8th Grade On Monday, during the ½ day of school, those students 6th through 8th grade that do not have to take their exams will have the opportunity to go see “Dolittle” at the Hudson Cinemas. Students that can and want to go MUST have $3 dollars to board the bus the school will pay for the rest of the ticket for the movie. Concessions will be available at the students own cost. The bus will return to the school in time for the half day dismissal.
Good Afternoon Sand Creek this is Mr. Peacock with a special announcement regarding school on Monday. Half Day of School Monday will be half day dismissal for both buildings. The elementary will dismiss at 11:45 am and the high school will dismiss at 11:30 am. Exams for 4th, 6th and 8th hours will be given to Jr. and Sr. High school students. 6th-8th Grade On Monday, during the ½ day of school, those students 6th through 8th grade that do not have to take their exams will have the opportunity to go see “Dolittle” at the Hudson Cinemas. Students that can and want to go MUST have $3 dollars to board the bus the school will pay for the rest of the ticket for the movie. Concessions will be available at the students own cost. The bus will return to the school in time for the half day dismissal. Lastly, the basketball games scheduled for tonight at Sand Creek are still on.
All sporting events scheduled for tomorrow, January 18th have been CANCELLED! This includes: bowling, JH wrestling, varsity wrestling and the youth basketball tournament
The Sand Creek Girls Softball team is conducting its 6th Annual Rock-n-Bowl Fundraiser on Saturday, January 25th at Lenawee Rec in Adrian starting at 9 PM. If you are interested in being a part of a team or can put together your own team, please contact any of the softball players, Coach Randall (517-206-5237), Coach Ery (517-673-8248), or Coach Heator (517-812-4474). The registration form is attached to this email.
Many in our community have been ill or had the flu in the past few weeks. The most important thing is to keep your kids home 24 hours after their fever is gone. Please help protect our students and staff and remind students to wash hands and practice safe hygiene. Stay safe and healthy! Go Aggies!!!
Tickets are now on Sale for the 2nd Annual Athletic The Sand Creek Athletic Boosters are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Reverse Raffle for February 22, 2020 benefiting all student athletes. Tickets will be available for presale only. To buy tickets, please use your myschoolbucks account or contact your student athlete’s coach. This year tickets will be sold for $80.00 and each ticket will allow two people into the event, include dinner for both, and 1 entry into the reverse raffle. There will be a silent auction and many fun activities at this event. The Reverse Raffle will be held at the Lenawee County Fairgrounds AG building again this year and is a 21 and up event. ID’s will be checked at the door and no tickets will be sold at the door. There are a limited amount of tickets available, so please get yours soon. The grand prize this year is $1,500. If you would like to donate a basket for the silent auction or are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, please contact Ravon Green..
Wear anything festive for Festive Friday. Wear hats, sweaters, antlers, ornaments, be creative elementary students.
Wear your favorite holiday colors (red, green, gold, silver, blue, white) for Color Block Thursday at the elementary school.
Brrr . . wear your favorite scarf, winter hat, or cozy socks for Winter Wonderland Wednesday at the elementary school.
Tomorrow morning Jeff Olson will be presenting to 6th-12th grade students about depression, anxiety, suicide hope, resilience, and finding the help that we need during an assembly titled ‘Do it for Daniel’. Jeff has spent 2 years traveling the Midwest speaking to schools about these important and heavy topics. Students have been advised for the past week to see the Counselor before or after the presentation tomorrow or any time this week if they are experiencing strong emotions related to these subjects. We are excited to have Jeff here with us and share his personal story and wisdom! High School assembly will be during 2nd hour, middle school during 3rd hour.
Attention 6th-12th Grade: The NHS will be hosting a pajama day. If you would like to participate and wear y pajama's on Wednesday, December 11th, bring $1 in on Monday or Tuesday during lunch. All proceeds will go toward the county wide NHS blanket drive to help needy families during Christmas time. Help support a great cause.
Sand Creek Community Schools has scheduled a Special Meeting on December 9, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. to provide information for a proposed early start calendar for the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 school year and to provide an opportunity for community feedback. Location: Don Harlan Library 6518 Sand Creek Hwy. Sand Creek, MI 49279
Mrs. Gilbert wanted to bring more insight about some of the many science related careers that are out there to her 7th grade science classes. Today Karen Waggoner shared her job as a perfusionist for cardiovascular surgeries. The students had fun trying out some of the equipment she brought in and hearing about this interesting career.
The Sand Creek chemistry classes completed their first Food Chemistry Lab. Groups made either cheesy potatoes or potato soup to study the science of starches. Eighteen different dishes were made and sampled by the high school staff and chemistry students. The best dish(winning the Golden Spoon) were Gavin Porter and Marcus Lorenzo. Our next food chemistry lab is the science behind peanut brittle.
Reminder: Today is a half day of school. The jr./sr. high school will dismiss at 11:30 am and the elementary will dismiss at 11:45 a.m. today.
Starting November 25th, we will be doing the “Why You Matter Project” with a lesson plan and writing prompt asking students to reflect on “Why They Matter”. We are very excited to implement this project! We will be taking photographs of every student displaying their “Why I matter statement”, unless parents decide to opt the student out. If you would like to opt your student out, please contact the counseling office between November 18th and November 22nd. Thank you.
Ruth McGregor Elementary will be hosting a Family Portrait Night by Lifetouch. You will have your choice of a traditional or holiday backdrop and will receive 6-8 poses on a flash drive for $40. If you would like to take advantage of this amazing deal call the elementary office to register or sign up online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084EA4AB2CA7FD0-family2.
Elementary parent teacher conferences for tonight have been cancelled and rescheduled for Tuesday, November 19, 2019. All practices for today have been cancelled.
Elementary parent teacher conferences for tonight have been cancelled and rescheduled for Tuesday, November 19, 2019. All practices for today have been cancelled.
The Sand Creek Aggies will travel to Lenawee Christian in playoff action. Kick off is at 7:00 pm and the gates will open at 5:00 pm. Lenawee Christian has limited seating available and attendee's are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and arrive early. Good Luck to the varsity football team. Go Aggies!
5th Grade Parent Teacher Conferences for November 12 & 13th This year the 5th grade students will be having parent teacher conferences different than the rest of our grade levels. Parents will go to the 5th grade hallway to pick up their child’s report card. They can then take a seat outside any of the three 5th grade teachers’ classrooms. There will be a 10 minute timer for each conference and the conferences will be first come, first serve. A scheduled time slot will not be needed. If you need more time at the end of your 10 minutes, we ask that you schedule a different time to meet with that particular teacher. Our special education teacher, Mrs. Grayer, will be taking appointments if you need to meet with her during parent teacher conferences. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on November 12th or 13th!
Preschool through fourth grade teachers will be utilizing the online sign-up for Parent Teacher Conferences that will be held on November 12th and 13th. Click on the link to sign up for a scheduled time with your child's teacher: https://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/53173dc0ea2cce9c60-fallteacher
The Moocrew participated in the “Paint Lenawee Purple Campaign” for domestic violence month. Students handed out purple ribbons and bracelets from the Paint Lenawee Purple Campaign to support the Catherine Cobb house and distributed them at the football game against Pittsford. The student section at the game wore purple to support the cause.
This week Mrs. Strang was at Ruth McGregor Elementary presenting OK2Say. OK2Say is a Student Safety Program from the Attorney General. Each class was taught the “3 Keeps” of internet safety. They are the following: • I keep safe my personal information. • I keep away from internet strangers. • I keep telling a trusted adult about anything that makes me feel uncomfortable. She also covered the difference between mean/rude behavior and bullying. Remember bullying is an unkind act or words that are done over and over again after being asked to stop. Bullying can also be done online which is called Cyber Bullying. Older students were encouraged to download the free ReThink app onto their cellphones or tablets. This app recognizes unkind things that a child might text to someone and a message will occur that will ask the student if they really do want to send the message. Research has showed that 90% of students will choose not to send the unkind message when they were asked if they really wanted to send. The last part of Mrs. Strang’s presentation for older students was sharing the OK2Say app. This was created to encourage students to report threatening behavior before it occurs. This tool empowers students to share and respond to student safety threats. If you have any further questions visit ok2say.com.
Varsity Baseball & Softball at Britton Deerfield has been postponed to May 20th. JV Softball at Clinton has been postponed to May 14th. Baseball practice 3-4 indoor Varsity softball 4-6 indoor JV Softball - No practice