As many of you are aware, the Warrick County School Corporation was notified of a threat of violence this morning that simply referenced both North and South Middle Schools. The threat was communicated through Snapchat and many in our school community received and viewed the threatening message. Our affected schools took appropriate action to ensure the safety of our students by going on “Lock Out” which means that all exterior doors are locked and the school still functions as usual. We did not go into “Lock Down” which means that the students are locked in their classrooms until they are released by law enforcement.
Following a school safety team briefing this afternoon, which included representatives from the Warrick County Sheriff’s Office, the Indiana State Police, and the Warrick County School administration, we want to share with our stakeholders that the Sheriff's Department’s investigation has determined that this morning’s threat was not credible as it pertains to our Warrick County Schools. The schools referenced in the threat are neither Castle North Middle School nor Castle South Middle School. The Snapchat threat originated from outside the representative agencies’ jurisdictions and it was then viewed by a Warrick County student. The Warrick County Sheriff's office is currently working with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to identify the origin of the threat.
School will be in session on the following dates to make up for snow days missed:
January 12 make up
January 16 make up
January 18 make up Friday, April 27, 2018
February 7 make up Friday, May 11, 2018
Memorial fund set up by the Martin Family in honor of former Warrick County School Corporation Superintendent Jim Martin. Contributions will be used to assist Warrick County students that are at-risk and students with financial needs. Funds may be used to purchase school supplies, school clothes, food, pay for academic testing and any other needs deemed appropriate.
I would like to let everyone know of our severe shortage of school bus drivers. We have been able to cover all of our routes up to this point; however we have had to double up some of our runs.
We are searching for interested parties in becoming school bus drivers. We will provide the needed training required to become a driver at no charge to you other than the cost of the license itself, which is $30.00.
Starting pay for a sub bus driver is $63.80/day and after 14 consecutive days jumps to standard pay of $72.28/day. This is for a typical morning and afternoon run consisting of 3-4 hours per day.
This is a great opportunity to learn a skill that can create you a supplemental income and still be off when the kids are not in school. We will be scheduling classes soon. All classes will start at 9:00 am at the Transportation Garage located at 3455 S. Yankeetown Rd. It typically takes 4 weeks of training before you test in Vincennes. You will test on the same vehicle you train in, making it less confusing for you. There will be some additional training needed after passing the skills test, however that can be worked in around your required driving and observing hours behind the wheel. Any questions feel free to give us a call. Our number is 812-897-0495 and you may apply online for the sub-bus driver position.
Thanks for your consideration,
R. Guy Gentry
Manager of Transportation
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Warrick County School Corporation has been recognized by the Indiana Department of Education as a corporation of Promising Practice in the area of Inclusive Practices. Warrick County School Corporation’s Promising Practice is one of 200 Education or wrap-around service programs to be recognized by the Department in honor of Indiana’s bicentennial celebration.
Director of Special Education, Tad Powless, commented, “We are grateful to be recognized as one of the Indiana Department of Education’s Promising Practices. The recognition is for Inclusive Practices so the credit needs to go to ALL Warrick County School Corporation Staff.”
Identified programs, like Warrick County School Corporation, are student-centered and focus on positively impacting students through innovative programming and activities that provide a high-quality learning environment and experience.
Warrick County School Corporation’s Inclusive Practices Promising Practice will be shared with educators across the state of Indiana as an example of best practices that are having a positive impact on Hoosier students.
Reminder: Student immunization records are required. Parents should submit student immunization records to the school or contact the school nurse to confirm pending immunization appointments.
Need an Alternative?
Look at what the Warrick Education Center High School Credit Program has to offer:
- Flexible Schedule
- Self Paced Curriculum
- Small School Environment
- Work Study Credits
Call 858-4309 for an appointment or check us out at http://www.warrick.k12.in.us/schools/wec/
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Tuesday- College Day
Wednesday- Cowboy/Farmer Day
-Wednesday is also drive your tractor to school day.
Thursday- Twin Day
Friday- Blue and Gold
The Family and Friends section of the yearbook is your opportunity to recognize your graduate. Reserve your space by mailing or bringing in a check or cash with the reservation form.
In case you missed it, or simply want to review this information again, please click on the link below to access the 2018-2019 FAFSA Financial Aid Night presentation.
Join us for our one day Driver's Ed seminar to learn more about our program, obtaining your permit and getting Behind the Wheel. For more information call 812-402-7058.