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  • Virtual Learning Option for

    Inclement Weather

    Please click for a letter from Dr. Lantrip.

    Also posted under Quick Links.

  • SCE Student Council Food Drive 12/1-12/12

    Market Day Pick-Up, 12/16 6:30-7:30

  • SCE PTO Santa Shop

    Dec. 11th 3:30-8:30 &

    Dec. 12th 3:30-7:30
  • Indiana Pacers School Night Out

    Take part in our schools special night out at a Pacers game on
    Saturday, January 31, 2015 @ 7PM vs. the Sacramento Kings!
    Turn in your order forms by Friday, December 19, 2014!
    A complimentary voucher for a FREE hotdog, bag of chips, soda, and
    Pacers cap will be included with each ticket sold.
    Don’t forget to stick around after the game to shoot a
    free throw on the court, too! 
    Order forms are available in the school office or at

Elementary Virtual Learning Take Home Device Survey

Sugar Creek Elementary Device Take Home Survey

Data is being collected to determine your device preference for completing schoolwork at home during Virtual Learning Days when school is closed due to weather. If you would like to view a recent presentation that was given at your child's school, please visit

In this survey, please indicate your device option. Also, please let us know if you have Wi-Fi connectivity and the manner in which you access the Internet. Your child's teacher will receive your survey responses. If at any time you change your mind about using a school-owned device, please communicate with your child's teacher by phone, email, or handwritten note. We are happy to make the necessary changes that are needed so that your child can be successful with virtual learning.

6th Grade

Mrs. Harris

Mrs. Bloomer

Mrs. Inskeep

Mrs. Sanderson

5th Grade

Mrs. Walker

Mrs. Torgersen

Mr. Farmer

Mr. Nicholson

4th Grade

Mrs. Weiler

Mr. Stant

Mrs. Polster

Mrs. Rodebeck

3rd Grade

Mrs. Brown

Mrs. Rund

Mrs. Romeril

Mrs. Merritt

2nd Grade

Mrs. Benson

Mrs. Pate

Mrs. Sleeth

Mrs. Tice

1st Grade

Mrs. Buzan/Miss Sprague

Mrs. Kleiman

Mrs. Nicholson/Mrs. Whitaker

Mr. Lovell

Mrs. Purciful


Mrs. Bowman

Mrs. Copeland

Miss McQueen

Mrs. Moore

Mrs. Templeton


Welcome Message from Mr. Kern

kern10-11 Welcome to Sugar Creek Elementary School!  

I am very proud to be joining the Sugar Creek team as the principal! I am excited to be a part of such an outstanding school and learning community, and to be “filling the shoes” of Mr. Strangeway! In my fifteen years in the Southern Hancock Schools, I have developed an outstanding respect for the high expectations for excellence on the part of both staff and community. This strong partnership is critical to the success of our students and school. I encourage you to become an active partner in your child's learning!

I would like to share a little bit about me. For the past fifteen years, I have served as the principal at New Palestine Elementary School. Prior to that I served as principal at Eden Elementary School and Waldron Elementary School. My wife is a retired kindergarten teacher, and we have two adult children, Ryan and Brittany. Both kids and their spouses are also teachers. They have blessed us with two grandchildren with two more grandchildren on the way during the 2014-15 school year! I have had many exciting opportunities during my professional career that I will cherish forever! These include working in the Southern Hancock Schools, participating in an international principal exchange program with Argentina during the 2012-13 school year, working with the Indiana Principal Leadership Academy, and serving as leader in both the state and national professional associations for elementary school principals!

Sugar Creek Elementary is the largest and newest of the elementary schools in the district. Sugar Creek Elementary School was opened in the fall of 2000 as the third elementary school in our community, serving families from the western portion of our district. We are dedicated to setting high expectations for our students and helping students at all levels reach their best potential.

Sugar Creek Elementary offers a wide-variety of programs that are unique to our school. We are large supporters of state academic competitions and also provide many opportunities for our students in the visual and performing arts. We also have exciting after-school programs to extend learning beyond the normal school day for our students. 

You should expect that your child/children will be challenged at an appropriate level that will stretch them academically. I challenge you to become involved in your child's school life by becoming active in our PTO, and/or volunteering on occasion at the school.

We pride ourselves as a school on good two-way communication with our families. Please take time to read our electronic communications from the office and your child's teacher. We are always available to answer any questions you may have regarding your child's school progress academically, socially and emotionally at Sugar Creek Elementary.

It is an honor and privilege to work with your child and your family as the principal at Sugar Creek Elementary School!


Mark A. Kern

Mission Statement

Our mission is to build a strong academic foundation for students that will empower them to make critical decisions and foster a passion for lifelong learning. We work to inspire students to develop high expectations for themselves and to develop mutual respect for others.

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Sugar Creek Elementary
P.O. Box 558
2337 S. 600 W
New Palestine, IN  46163

Mark Kern
, Principal
Voice:  317-861-6747
Fax 317-861-2656

Building Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30A.M - 4:30 P.M.

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