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    See the district flyer below for more details.  Click the registration link below to sign up.
  • YMCA Before and After School Childcare Positions
    M-F 6:30AM-8:30AM + 3:30PM-6:00PM, $8.00-10.25/hr
    This program is housed in Southern Hancock Schools and all associated staff are
    employed by the YMCA.
    Applicants should submit an email of interest, including a current resume, to Natasha Bellak at:
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    (Deadline for Interest: December 31, 2014)


  • Virtual Learning Option for

    Inclement Weather

    Please click for a letter from Dr. Lantrip.


    Also posted under Quick Links.
  • Cody Coyote's Costume Dance Party

    for Students K-5 and Parents/Guardians

    Friday, October 24th: 6pm-7:30pm
  • Doe Creek Haunted Trail

    Oct. 24th & 25th

    5:30-10:00 (Friendly Hours Until 7pm)

  • SCE Movie Night:

    Friday, Sept. 19th from 6pm-8pm

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!


Sincerely,

Mark A. Kern
Principal
 

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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Contact Us!

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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