Principal of Carmel – Camille Scott’s blog

  • Welcome Back!!!

    We hope you had an enjoyable summer with family and friends. We are very excited about the 2017-18 school year, especially our newly renovated campuses! The construction team, administration team, and teachers have been working diligently to make sure our campuses will be ready for students. Please mark your calendars for these very important dates:

    Thursday, August 3–Back to School Night, 5:00-7:30pm

    We will be hosting a Back To School Night on Thursday, August 3 from 5:00-7:30pm at both campuses. It it is absolutely essential that both parents and students attend as we will be updating enrollment information, completing and updating school schedules, distributing chromebooks, issuing parent PowerSchool information, and answering any questions or concerns about the upcoming school year!

    Monday, August 7—First Day of School

    The first day of school is on Monday, August 7. Students, please come prepared with your school supplies and chromebooks charged and ready to go!

  • April 17-28

    I can’t believe we only have six weeks of school left for the 2016-17 school year!  We are wrapping up the semester with our “Think Strong, Be Strong, Finish Strong” theme where students are encouraged to earn all of their credits and take their time on their standardized tests.  Please contact Jenny if you need any assistance with PowerSchool logins so that you can monitor your child’s grades.  We still have after school tutoring available for the remainder of the school year on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:15-6:00pm.

    Summer school applications will be sent home and emailed to parents on Wednesday, April 19.  The deadline for the submission of summer school applications will be Friday, May 5.

    We have several events for the months of April & May:

    April 18-28—ISTEP+ Testing for sophomores (please have your student here by 8:20am)

    May 2-11—ECA Testing for juniors and seniors (please have your student here by 8:20am)

    May 5—Summer School applications are due

    May 5—Options School Picnic 10:00am-1:00pm at Dillon Park in Noblesville.

    May 5—Options School Prom—7:30pm-10:30 at Ivy Tech Noblesville

    Enjoy this nice spring weather and contact our office if you have any questions or concerns about our April and May events!

  • March 17-24

    Thank you for being extremely patient with our ISTEP+ testing over the past two weeks.  Sophomore students were able to complete their tests and the rest of the student body was able to work on missing assignments, projects, and even work ahead during their study hall time.

    During the week of March 20-24, we will have a building-wide effort to ensure all students have a passing grade in every class before starting spring break.  We will be asking students and parents to make adjustments in their schedules for lunch and after school tutoring.  Please email Jenny if you do not have your PowerSchool username and password to check your student’s grades.

    Here a few important dates for the month of March:

    Friday, March 17 @ 2:30pm—St. Patrick’s Day Celebration (please bring a treat to share)

    Friday, March 24—Early dismissal at 11:45am

    Friday March 24 – Friday April 7—Spring Break

    Thanks Parents for all of your support!  Have an amazing week!

    Camille

  • February 8-22

    What an amazing start to the month of February!  We are on the right track to our goal this semester, “Every student earns their credits by May 2017!” Students are monitoring their own academic progress by checking their grades on PowerSchool, meeting with teachers, working on assignments during lunch, and staying after school to make sure they have their assignments completed.  We have tutoring on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-6:00pm if you would like for your child to take advantage of working on their assignments.   Please feel free to contact the school if you need the PowerSchool information to check your child’s grades.

    We will be having a Valentine’s Day celebration on Tuesday, February 14 at 2:15pm.  Please feel free to send sweet treats to with your child and come and join us!

    We are currently in the process of preparing our sophomores for the ISTEP+ test that will take place February 27—March 10.  We will begin practice testing on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 21 and 22.  You should be receiving an email and a letter with the exact dates and times for your sophomore student. Please mark your calendars for the following dates:

    Friday, February 10—Half Day for Students (Dismissal at 11:45)

    Tuesday, February 14 @ 2:15pm—Valentine’s Day Celebration

    Monday, February 20—President’s Day (No School)

    Thanks Parents for all of your support!  Have an amazing week!

    Camille

  • January 23-February 3, 2017

    What a great start to the Spring Semester!  We are enrolling new students every week and we are still earning recovery credits daily.  Our students are working diligently to turn in their missing assignments and are spending time during lunch and after school getting help with their academic work.  We have tutoring on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-6:00pm.  Please feel free to contact the school if you need the Power School information to check your child’s grades.  We are striving for every student to earn every credit by May 2017!

    We are currently in the process of preparing our sophomores for the ISTEP+ test that will take place February 27—March 10.  Please mark your calendars for the following dates:

    Tuesday, February 7 @ 10:00am Senior Breakfast

    Tuesday, February 14 @ 2:15pm—Valentine’s Day Celebration

    Monday, February 20—President’s Day (No School)

    Thanks Parents for all of your support!  Have an amazing week!

    Camille

  • January 4-13, 2017

    Happy New Year! I hope you had a great winter break.  I am super excited to begin the spring semester.  Our students earned several credits during the fall semester and we are continuing to challenge them to remain focused!  Report cards were mailed on Tuesday, January 3.  Please contact the office if you have NOT received your child’s report card by Friday.  We may need to update your address in our data base system.

    We will be sending the January/February newsletter next week so please check your email or come in the building to pick up your copy.  We will be closed on Monday, January 16 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Day, unless we need to make up a snow day with in the next few days.

    Have an amazing week!

    Camille

  • November 18 -30

    Students have completed over 20 PLATO credits this month and they are working hard to finish up the semester!  We are also preparing for our annual Thanksgiving Meal on Tuesday, November 22 where we will be serving turkey breasts, green beans, mac’n cheese, corn pudding, greens, baked beans, potato salad, rolls, several desserts and a variety of drinks!  We will begin eating promptly at 11:50.

    Hopefully you have received your December newsletter via email.  If not, please stop in and grab one off of our information table in the front lobby.  Here are a few important dates for the month of November and December:

    November 21—Picture Retakes and New Student Pictures

    November 22—Thanksgiving Meal

    November 23-25—Thanksgiving Break

    December 1—Senior Class Meeting (9:15-10:am)

    December 7-9—Algebra ECA Testing

    December 12-14—English ECA Testing

    December 16—Early Dismissal 11:45 (ISP Teacher Meeting)

    Have a great week and stay warm!

  • October 31-November 4

    I can’t believe it’s November!  We are coasting through 2016 and students are continuing to work hard in the classroom.  Our seniors are getting ready to order their announcements and our underclassmen are working on their spring schedules.

    We have several important events this month so please make sure you read your monthly newsletter!  If you haven’t received your newsletter via email, please make sure you update your records with Jenny.  Here are few reminders for the first part of November:

    November 3—Senior Meeting with Herf Jones (9:15-10:15am)

    November 4—Half day (8:30-11:45am)

    November 6—Daylight Savings Time (Please remember to fall backward)

    November 8—Graduation Family Order Day (9:15-10am & 5:00-7:00pm @ Herf Jones)

    Have a great week and stay warm!


    Camille S. Scott, Ed.S

  • October 17-21

    I hope everyone had an amazing and restful fall break!  Students are back in session working hard and completing their NWEA testing.  We are also beginning our ECA/ISTEP+ tutoring for all students that have not passed the graduation qualifying exams after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  English tutoring will begin next Tuesday, October 25 from 3:15-6:00 and Math tutoring will begin next Thursday from 3:15-6:00.  Students will be reviewing similar items from the test and will practice test-taking skills.  You should be receiving an email from your child’s English or Math teacher soon!

    *If you have any family or friends in search of a small school setting and a customized education that will meet their child’s needs, please refer them to our campus.

    We will be emailing the November newsletter by Monday, October 24.  If we do not have your email address on file, please call Jenny we will upload your information in PowerSchool.  We have hard copies available on our Information Counter in the building.  Here is a list of important dates for the end of the month of October:

     Friday, October 28—Halloween Treats! (We changed the date from Monday, October 31).

  • October 3-7

    What a very exciting time for charter schools in the state of Indiana! I had the privilege of attending the leadership summit for public charter schools on Wednesday, September 28 where I was able to take part in several workshops that helped me improve my leadership and service to the faculty and students at Options-Carmel.  I am also very pleased to announce that we still have open enrollment for students.  If you have any family or friends in search of a small school setting and a customized education that will me their child’s needs, please refer them to our campus.

    The October newsletter has been sent via email to all parents that have email addresses. If we do not have your email address on file, please call Jenny we will upload your information in PowerSchool.  We have hard copies available on our Information Counter in the building.  Here is a list of important dates for the month of October:

    Monday October 10-Friday October 14—Fall Break

    Monday – Friday, October 17-21 NWEA Testing

    Wednesday, October 19—PSAT Testing (Sophomores)

    Monday, October 31—Halloween Treats!

 

Wow! I can’t believe we have finished the first week of school. I am having a blast reconnecting with former students and getting to know our new students. We are moving right along and students should begin receiving grades in PowerSchool beginning next week. You will be receiving your PowerSchool login information soon.

Our teachers and counselors are using “tapping” to help manage stress. Ask your students about how we are managing stress in the building. If you would like more information or would like your student to participate in emotional feeling techniques to manage their stress, please contact the school office or email me at cscott@optionsined.org.

We are still enrolling students for the 2017-18 school year! We have open house on Tuesday, August 15, from 5:30-7:30 and families are also invited to come in during the school day to enroll students as well.

Finally, mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 30! We are having a “Meet the Teachers” night for our families from 5:30-7:00pm. You will have the opportunity to walk through your student’s schedule and meet their teachers, learn about classroom and building expectations, and speak with me as well!

Have a great week and hope to see you soon!