Interim Principal of Noblesville – Adam Barr’s Blog

  • Spring Break is near!

    It’s been another busy week at Options-Noblesville!

    On Tuesday, Options-Noblesville held its first Open House of 2019 and there are more dates in April & June when both the Noblesville and Carmel campuses will be holding Open Houses.

    On Thursday, we had our Senior Institute students take part in a learning gallery on their service-based projects & they are working with a number of great organizations that will really benefit from their volunteer hours.

    With ISTEP & WIDA testing now complete, Part 1 of ISTEP+ Grade 10 testing will run until March 22. The testing window for Part 2 of ISTEP+ Grade 10 will begin on March 25.On Wednesday, March 27 our high school juniors and seniors will take the ASVAB as part of their graduation qualifier.

    Don’t forget, Spring Break is not far away (April 1-12)!

    It may seem far away now, but on Friday, May 3 we will have our annual senior picnic from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Holland Park in Fishers, which will include games, fun, food & more! Senior Prom will take place the night of May 3.

    – Adam

  • Forward, March!

    As the month of February comes to a close, we have had several new additions to the Options-Noblesville family as of late.

    It is always great to see our current students be so welcoming to new students because that inclusive environment just leads to a family atmosphere that is so natural and breeds success.

    We will soon be launching our brand-new JumpStart program which will help students that are not currently enrolled in an education institute. Interested applicants must apply to Options before being eligible for the program and it must be for a grade level that currently does not have open seats (6th-8th grade and 10th grade).

    With the end of another month upon us, we will soon have another opportunity to celebrate students that excelled in a number of areas throughout the month of February.

    ISTEP & WIDA testing is currently underway and Part 1 of ISTEP+ Grade 10 testing will run until March 22. The testing window for Part 2 of ISTEP+ Grade 10 will begin on March 25.

    On Wednesday, March 27 our high school juniors and seniors will take the ASVAB as part of their graduation qualifier.

    We have also announced our 2019 Open House schedule, which includes six different dates from March until June. The entire Options team is excited to meet with prospective parents & students as we work to serve more students, so please spread the word.

    Applications are also still being accepted for those looking to enroll for the 2018-19 school year and we are also already accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year.

     

    – Adam

  • Pizza Party Friday!

    Between some random acts of kindness from our students in the last couple of days and a Valentine’s Day celebration yesterday with students and staff, it has been another great week at Options-Noblesville.

    To close out the week, we held a pizza party for our middle & high school January awards winners on Friday so their accomplishments could be celebrated. This is a new initiative for 2019 that we have started to reward those students that have succeeded in certain areas. I want to thank Jewel and Dan for their help on creating this new program that we are all excited about.

    As we continue to work towards serving as many Indiana students as possible, we will soon be announcing the 2019 Options Open House schedule. We will have six dates from March until June where prospective students and their families will be able to visit each campus and speak with Options team members.

    Important dates to note:

    • ISTEP+ Grade 10 (Part 1) – Testing window will run Feb. 25 until March 22
    • We will be testing Feb. 26th, 28th, March 5th, 7th
    • ISTEP+ Grade 10 (Part 2) – Testing window will start March 25th

    – Adam

  • The new Principal in Noblesville

    Ever since I first joined the Options team in 2016, I knew we could continue to do great things for Indiana students and that is still how I feel as we move forward.

    I cannot go without thanking Mike Gustin and Michelle Walden for believing in my ability to lead Options-Noblesville as the Interim Principal. I am also very appreciative to Jacob Brandau and Camille Scott for their guidance and assistance when it comes to ensuring I was ready to help Options continue to excel from my new role.

    As always, we appreciate when Options students and their families spread the word about what we provide as a free, public charter school. Visit OptionsSchools.org to schedule a campus tour or to get more information.

    I can be reached through email at abarr@optionsined.org.

    – Adam

  • Same mission, new position

    It is with bittersweet emotion that I say goodbye to the school that has been my home for 13 years. I have dedicated my career to helping at-risk youth.

    I have been helping at-risk youth face-to-face, one student, and one problem at a time. I have been lucky to be a part of the lives of countless students as a teacher and principal. They made me smile and cry as well as experiencing the pride that comes with seeing them grow and accomplish their dreams.

    I have also never met a more empathic and determined staff of professionals than the team that I have been working with over the last 13 years. They have challenged me when needed and supported me when things were tough.

    I would not be the leader that I have become without them. While I am sad to be leaving the principal’s chair and all of the day-to-day interactions that have filled my weeks, months and years. I am invigorated by the mission ahead.

    In my new role as the Chief Financial Officer of Options Charter Schools, I will continue helping at-risk youth by finding ways to expand our reach and help bring Options to towns across Indiana. The barriers to success that have blocked our students for years are also blocking students across Indiana and it is our mission to help as many students as we can.

    As I exit stage right from the school, I will be working behind the scenes to ensure your student’s experience at Options is the best that it can be. Thank you for all the support and kind words that you have given me over the years.

    Options Noblesville will now be led by Adam Barr who has been showing me to take over the Principal role. He is mission-driven and will be looking to push Options to be better and more successful. We have made several staffing moves to help build a strong staff around Adam and I am excited for what the students will achieve this semester and going forward.

    Finally, I have a request from everyone reading this. We must, as an Options community, never be shy when it comes to telling others about the great things that our students and staff are doing every day. Join me in continuing our mission of helping at-risk youth across Indiana. Belong, Believe, Achieve.

    Jake Brandau

  • Gobble! Gobble!

    Dear Parents:

     

    On Tuesday Nov. 20th at 1pm we will be having our Options Thanksgiving Dinner. The staff will be making their favorite family dishes and be serving the students a great Thanksgiving dinner. If any of you want to provide a dessert, please email me that your student will be bringing a dessert. We will be releasing at 2:30pm but all students can stay until their normal time and we will be here until 5 for any students that need to stay for their ride.

     

    Reminder: We have posted a survey for our e-learning snow day on the front page of our website, www.optionsschools.org. Please take a moment to complete this survey to provide us with feedback about how it went for you so we can work to make the process better. Thank you.

    We are still enrolling for this school year. If you know of anyone that needs a new place to learn, please have them contact me at jbrandau@optionsined.org or call the school at 317-773-8659.

     

    Let your Options work for you,

     

    Jake Brandau

    Principal

     

  • Fall Break & Field Trips

     

     

     

    As we are starting October, we have a couple dates to remember:

     

    Connor Prairie                        Tues. Oct. 9th

    PSAT testing                            Wed. Oct. 10th

    Fall Break                                 Mon Oct. 15th-19th

     

    Seniors will not have to be at school on Wed. Oct. 10th due to Sophomore and Junior PSAT testing

     

    Reminder: We have after-school student hours for any student that wants more time and help from our great staff. ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO USE THIS TIME.

    PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIMES

    Monday: 3-5pm   Teachers: Matt and Rob

    Tuesday: 3-5pm   Teachers: Jen, Krista, and Dan

    Wednesday: 3-5pm Teachers: Rob and Ryan

    Thursday: 3-5pm Teachers: Josh and Ryan

     

    School Notes and Information:

     

    Front Office:

    Please notify Bri if you student is sick via email or phone call before 9am each day. If you student is leaving early or arriving late due to a doctor appointment please also notify us so we can accurately record their attendance. If you have any questions about the attendance policy please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

     

    Jen’s Math Class:

    My Algebra class made triangles to show Pythagorean Theorem.  Then they were the teacher for the hour.

     

    Krista’s English:

    We are starting a new unit in English, which is a biography of the students choosing. We are spending extra time learning to cite sources and putting together an MLA formatted work cited sheet.

     

    Krista’s Art:

    In art class, we have been quilling, which is an art form that uses tiny strips of paper coiled into rolls. The rolls are then used collectively to create a form.

     

    Devin:

    18/19 Missing Assignment List Procedures

     

    Turning in Assignments = Good Grades = Earning Credits = Graduation

     

    • All grades will be posted to PowerSchool Monday night
    • Students on the missing assignment list will meet with School Counselor Tuesday morning to discuss missing work and develop an action plan
    • Students choose to do their work as homework, during lunch (T, W, TH, M) or after-school tutoring (Mon-Thurs)- letting them choose allows ownership and helps with taking responsibility for their actions.
    • The list restarts every week, which allows to have a fresh start
    • Students who are on the missing assignment list frequently or who don’t make up work, will be referred to the principal/assistant principal

     

    Student Incentives

    • Each week students not on the missing assignment list will receive 1 snack from school store  
    • Every month there will be a drawing for 10 dollar gift card for students who have not more than 1 missing assignment   

     

    Rob’s English:

    In Novels this week we have started a project involving the creation of an object from the Transformers Universe.  Students will have the ability to be extremely creative yet purposeful for this project. It will involve the said creation along with a presentation covering the importance and history of the object and how it pertains to the Transformers galaxy.

     

    Josh’s Social Studies:

    This week, U.S. History will be looking at factors leading up to the Civil War. Government will be exploring how states relate to one another both inside and outside the Constitution; as well as exploring how new states may be formed within the United States. World History and Geography will continue looking at regional diversity in the United States. Work continues in Indiana History with research project exploring classic American car companies that were based out of the Hoosier State through the 1900’s such as Duesenberg and Studebaker. We will also be hosting a field trip alongside Environmental Science for this class on Tuesday (10/9) to Conner Prairie.

    We are still enrolling for this school year. If you know of anyone that needs a new place to learn, please have them contact me at jbrandau@optionsined.org or call the school at 317-773-8659.

     

    Let your Options work for you,

     

    Jake Brandau

    Principal

  • First month of school fun!

    As we are wrapping up August, we have a couple dates to remember:

    Camptown White River Canoe Trip           Wed. Aug. 29th

    School Picnic Fri. Sept. 7th

    ASVAB Testing for Juniors and Seniors    Fri. Sept. 14th

     

    Camptown Canoe Trip will be from 9am-4pm on Wed. Aug. 29th

    Transportation will be provided by the school

    Permission slips were sent home last week and please bring a sack lunch

     

    Reminder: We have after-school student hours for any student that wants more time and help from our great staff. ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO USE THIS TIME.

    PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIMES

    Monday: 3-5pm   Teachers: Matt and Rob

    Tuesday: 3-5pm   Teachers: Jen, Krista, and Dan

    Wednesday: 3-5pm Teachers: Rob and Ryan

    Thursday: 3-5pm Teachers: Josh and Ryan

     

    School Notes and Information:

    Front Office:

    Please notify Bri if your student is sick via email or phone call before 9am each day. If you student is leaving early or arriving late due to a doctor appointment please also notify us so we can accurately record their attendance. If you have any questions about the attendance policy please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

    Krista’s English:

    We have been reading “A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier” in all my classes. This story chronicles the life of a boy soldier’s, Ishmael Bael, life during Sierra Leone’s civil war and his subsequent rehabilitation in the U.S. He went on to become an advocate for children affected by war. This week we will begin watching “Blood Diamond,” a movie that brings to light the personal struggle of Sierra Leone civilians. Look for a letter that was sent home Friday. We have been working specifically on historical context, author’s purpose, and figurative language.

     

    Krista’s Art:

    We have been working on the elements of art by exploring lines, shapes, forms, texture, and value. Students will be turning in a painting that exhibits the texture of some natural element. So far, I have seen a lot of trees!

     

    Dan’s PE/Health:

    This year is the first year that I will be at both Options locations. I am at Carmel on Mondays, Wednesdays, and every other Friday. I am at Noblesville on Tuesdays Thursdays, and every other Friday. I am co-teaching personal finance with Angie Smith (CTE Teacher at Noblesville) and Study Skills with Lauren Bangs (Special Ed Teacher at Carmel). If you have any questions or are interested in any of my clubs feel free to let me know: dan.cousineau@optionsined.org.

    After School Tutoring/Clubs 3pm-5pm

    Every other Tuesday at Noblesville (PE Club/Tutoring)

    Every other Wednesday at Carmel (PE Club/ Tutoring)

     

    Devin:

    18/19 Missing Assignment List Procedures

     

    Turning in Assignments = Good Grades = Earning Credits = Graduation

     

    • All grades will be posted to PowerSchool Monday night
    • Students on the missing assignment list will meet with School Counselor Tuesday morning to discuss missing work and develop an action plan
    • Students choose to do their work as homework, during lunch (T, W, TH, M) or after-school tutoring (Mon-Thurs)- letting them choose allows ownership and helps with taking responsibility for their actions.
    • The list restarts every week, which allows to have a fresh start
    • Students who are on the missing assignment list frequently or who don’t make up work, will be referred to the principal/assistant principal

    Student Incentives

    • Each week student is not on the missing assignment list they will receive 1 snack from school store  
    • Every month there will be a drawing for 10 dollar gift card. Student who have not more than 1 missing assignment   

     

    Stacie’s Science:

    Science classes are very busy. Environmental science class is studying the effect of regular versus “green” detergent on the sprouting of mung beans. This experiment is long term and open ended. They should grow in their ability to understand scientific experimental and data gathering methods that scientists utilize in order to understand issues affecting our world. Biology class is conducting an experiment to examine the effect of using hand sanitizer versus soap and water on cleaning dirty hands. Ask your students how dirty our hands can get just using our phones and opening doors! ICP is honing their basic science and data interpretation skills for the first few weeks of school. This beginning unit is challenging but our students are rising to it. The Robotics students are getting organized and ready to start building and programming robots. MS STEM students are busy building a structure to demonstrate Newton’s Laws of Motion.

     

    Josh’s Social Studies:

    Social Studies- This week, U.S. History will be covering colonial period, emphasizing how European settlement helped create cultural trends and boundaries that exist to this day. Government will be exploring the core principles of democracy, and by the end of the week we will be discussing the historical foundations of the American system. World History just finished exploring the “Why” of why the subject exists, and is now looking at Human Geography, and how geographers view humans culturally and within our environments. Indiana History is continuing with readings regarding our pioneer history, and in the next several weeks will begin exploring state government.

     

    We are still enrolling for this school year. If you know of anyone that needs a new place to learn, please have them contact me at jbrandau@optionsined.org or call the school at 317-773-8659.

     

    Let your Options work for you,

     

    Jake Brandau

    Principal

     

  • Testing Time!

    It is time for Part 2 of ISTEP+ testing. On April 16th, 6th-10th graders and 11th graders who have not yet passed will be taking the ISTEP+ test. Please make sure your student is at school by 8:30 if they are testing. 9th and 12th graders will not be testing that day.

     

    ECA begins May 9th for any 12th grader that has not yet passed the ECA test.

     

    Please contact Devin(dhines@optionsined.org) or Jake(jbrandau@optionsined.org) if you have any questions about ISTEP+ or ECA testing.

     

    I am excited to introduce our new administrative assistant Bri Radke. She is taking over for Jesse Dunham. We are sad to see Jesse leave but we wish her the best in the future.

     

    Reminder: We have after-school student hours for any student that wants more time and help from our great staff. ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO USE THIS TIME.

    PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIMES

    Monday: 3-5pm   Teachers: Matt and Jen

    Tuesday: 3-5pm   Teachers: Dan and Rob

    Wednesday: 3-5pm Teachers: Ryan and Josh

    Thursday: 3-5pm Teachers: Rob and Ryan

     

    We are still enrolling for this school year. If you know of anyone that needs a new place to learn, please have them contact me at jbrandau@optionsined.org or call the school at 317-773-8659.

     

    Let your Options work for you,

    Jake Brandau

    Principal

  • SPRING BREAK!

    IT’S SPRING BREAK!!!

     

    It’s been a long haul but we made it to spring break. When we return we will have 7 weeks left. Those weeks will go very fast and we have several rounds of testing for the different grades.

     

    ISTEP+ Part 2 begins April 16th for 6th-10th graders and 11th graders who have not yet passed.

     

    ECA begins May 9th for any senior that has not yet passed the test.

     

    Devin will be sending schedules over break to all students that will be involved in testing.

    Please contact Devin(dhines@optionsined.org) or Jake(jbrandau@optionsined.org) if you have any questions about ISTEP+ or ECA testing.

     

    Reminder: We have after-school student hours for any student that wants more time and help from our great staff. ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO USE THIS TIME.

    PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIMES

    Monday: 3-5pm   Teachers: Matt and Jen

    Tuesday: 3-5:30pm   Teachers: Dan and Rob

    Wednesday: 3-5:30pm Teachers: Ryan and Josh

    Thursday: 3-5:30pm Teachers: Rob and Ryan

     

    We are still enrolling for this school year. If you know of anyone that needs a new place to learn, please have them contact me at jbrandau@optionsined.org or call the school at 317-773-8659.

     

    Let your Options work for you,

     

    Jake Brandau

    Principal

     

  • Options Charter School-Noblesville Jan. 22nd-Jan. 26th Weekly Blog

    It is National School Choice week. This is a wonderful time each year to be thankful for the opportunity that our students have to go to a different school. For parents and students to be able to have options in their school choice is a great thing for all students. While the schools in Hamilton County are very good, that environment is not for all students and school choice allows students to make a change that could potentially change their future in a positive way.

     

    We are now in full swing of the new semester. Students are getting back to business. Our goal this semester is to focus on limiting the amount of missing assignments each student has. We will be using a missing assignment list and we may be asking students to stay after school or work during lunchtime to complete missing work. Please email me with any questions about your student’s current grade or missing assignments. Please make sure you are checking Powerschool for the current grades. The Powerschool link is https://optionsined.powerschool.com/public/home.html.

     

    Reminder: We have after-school student hours for any student that need to complete missing assignments and help from our great staff. ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO USE THIS TIME.

     

    Monday: 3-5pm   Teachers: Matt and Jen

    Tuesday: 3-6pm   Teachers: Rob and Dan

    Wednesday: 3-6pm Teachers: Josh and Ryan

    Thursday: 3-6pm Teachers: Ryan, and Rob

     

    ISTEP+ Part 1 will be coming at the end of February for all 6th, 7th, 8th, and 10th grade students. Make sure that your student is prepared to take these important tests.

    Let your Options work for you,

     

    Jake Brandau

    Principal

  • Dec. 11th-15th Blog Options Noblesville

    ISTEP+ and ECA testing has arrived

     

    The Junior ISTEP+ testers have had a good week of testing. The Senior ECA testers are next week

     

    All ECA testers have been sent a testing schedule in the mail. If you have not received that, please contact your student’s advisor or you can contact me.

     

    English ECA:  Tues. Dec. 12th at 8:30am, please arrive by 8:20.

    Math ECA: Thurs. Dec. 14th at 8:30am, please arrive by 8:20.

     

    If you are an online student, please arrange to come on the above dates. If you are unable to do that, you will need to schedule an alternate date and time.

     

    Any students that are not taking the ECA tests have the morning off and will be coming to school at 12:45pm on the above dates.

     

    We have 2 weeks to go. Please make sure you are checking Powerschool for the current grades. The Powerschool link is https://optionsined.powerschool.com/public/home.html.

    If you have any questions about if or when your student is testing please call me ASAP.

     

    Reminder: We have after-school student hours for any student that wants more time and help from our great staff. ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO USE THIS TIME.

     

    Monday: 3-5pm   Teachers: Matt and Jen

    Tuesday: 3-6pm   Teachers: Rob and Dan

    Wednesday: 3-6pm Teachers: Josh and Ryan

    Thursday: 3-6pm Teachers: Ryan, and Rob

    Let your Options work for you,

     

    Jake Brandau

    Principal

  • Fall Break is Around the Corner

    Fall Break is coming soon. This is a much needed break for students and staff. Hopefully, when everyone returns we will be able to make a strong push through the rest of the semester.

     

    Lunch Program: We are now doing weekly orders for lunches and it has been going well. Students must place their order by Wed. at noon for the following week. Please make sure you are depositing money for your student to stay in the positive balance. We will send letters home if students are in the negative.

     

    Upcoming Events:

     

    Oct. 11th   PSAT test(Soph. and Juniors.)

    Oct. 16th-20th  Fall Break

    Oct. 27th   Halloween Party 12-2 (Early Release at 2pm)

     

    Reminder: We have after-school student hours for any student that wants more time and help from our great staff. Also our clubs are during this time.  ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO USE THIS TIME.

     

    Monday: 3-5:00pm          Teachers: Matt and Jennifer

    Tuesday: 3-5:00pm          Teachers: Rob and Dan

    Wednesday: 3-5:00pm     Teachers: Ryan

    Thursday: 3-5:00pm         Teachers: Ryan and Rob

     

    If you have any questions, please contact me at jbrandau@optionsined.org or call the school at 317-773-8659.

     

    Let your Options work for you,

     

    Jake Brandau

    Principal

  • 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!

  • Options Charter School-Noblesville-6 Weeks Left!!

    I hope everyone had a great spring break. It was great to see all the students back this week. We have a lot of events and testing coming up.

     

    We have ISTEP+ Part 2  in the next 2 weeks for the Sophomores. They will be doing Part 2 of the ISTEP+ exam on Wednesday April 19th and Wednesday April 26th. Any seniors and juniors that have not passed the ECA exam will be taking it on Wednesday May 10th(English) or Thursday May 11th(Math).

     

    Schedules have been sent to each student that is testing. If your student is not taking either the ISTEP+ or the ECA then they will come to school at 12:30pm on Wednesday April 19th, Wednesday April 26th, Wednesday May 10th, and Thursday May 11th

     

    Please contact Melanie or Jake if you have any questions about the schedule. ISTEP+ testing is mandatory for all Sophomores.

     

    Coming Events:

     

    April 14th   White river clean-up

    April 17th   Blood drive

    May 4th     Indians Game

    May 5th     Picnic and Prom

     

    Reminder: We have after-school student hours for any student that wants more time and help from our great staff. ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO USE THIS TIME.

    PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIMES

    Monday: 3-5pm   Teachers: Sam and Matt

    Tuesday: 3-5:30pm   Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

    Wednesday: 3-5:30pm Teachers: Sam and Matt

    Thursday: 3-5:30pm Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

     

    We are still enrolling for this school year. If you know of anyone that needs a new place to learn, please have them contact me at jbrandau@optionsined.org or call the school at 317-773-8659.

     

    Let your Options work for you,

     

    Jake Brandau

    Principal

     

  • Options Noblesville

    Hello Everyone, the sophomores did a great job with ISTEP+ testing over the last 2 weeks.

     

    We have a great field trip planned for Wednesday this week. We are going to Ivy Tech from 10:00-11:00  to listen to Jordan Burnham, who is a nationally recognized motivational speaker about depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicide. He has been spotlighted on ESPN and you can look up his name and learn more about what he does. We are sending out permission slips for the field trip so please return them promptly. We will be emailing a copy of the permission form also in case your student did not bring it home.

     

    Reminder: We have after-school student hours for any student that wants more time and help from our great staff. ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO USE THIS TIME.

    PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIMES

    Monday: 3-5pm          Teachers: Sam and Matt

    Tuesday: 3-5:30pm          Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

    Wednesday: 3-5:30pm     Teachers: Sam and Matt

    Thursday: 3-5:30pm         Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

     

    We are still enrolling for this school year. If you know of anyone that needs a new place to learn, please have them contact me at jbrandau@optionsined.org or call the school at 317-773-8659.

     

    Let your Options work for you,

     

    Jake Brandau

    Principal

     

  • ISTEP +

    Options Charter School-Noblesville

     

    It is ISTEP+ week for the Sophomores. They will be doing Part 1 of the ISTEP+ exam on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning. Freshman will be doing the PSAT on Wednesday morning. The schedule will be as follows:

     

    Monday and Friday are normal schedule for all students.

     

    Freshman: Tuesday arrive at 10:30am (2-hour delay schedule)

          Wednesday arrive by 8:30am for PSAT test

           Thursday arrive at 10:30am (2-hour delay schedule)

    Sophomores: Tuesday arrive at 8:30am for ISTEP exam

           Wednesday arrive at 8:30am for ISTEP exam

            Thursday arrive at 8:30am for ISTEP exam

    Juniors and Seniors: Tuesday arrive at 10:30am (2-hour delay schedule)

           Wednesday arrive at 10:30am (2-hour delay schedule)

           Thursday arrive at 10:30am (2-hour delay schedule)

     

    Please contact Melanie or Jake if you have any questions about this schedule. ISTEP+ testing is mandatory for all Sophomores.

     

    Reminder: We have after-school student hours for any student that wants more time and help from our great staff. ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO USE THIS TIME.

    PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIMES

    Monday: 3-5pm   Teachers: Sam and Matt

    Tuesday: 3-5:30pm   Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

    Wednesday: 3-5:30pm Teachers: Sam and Matt

    Thursday: 3-5:30pm Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

     

    We are still enrolling for this school year. If you know of anyone that needs a new place to learn, please have them contact me at jbrandau@optionsined.org or call the school at 317-773-8659.

     

    Let your Options work for you,

     

    Jake Brandau

    Principal

     

  • Feb. 6-11

    Options Charter School-Noblesville

     

    We are almost ⅓ complete with this semester. This means we will be having a ½ day on Friday Feb. 10th for professional development. School will let out at 11:45am.

     

    Please check PowerSchool for your student to see if they are staying on top of their work.

     

    Please contact Jesse if you need your PowerSchool information to be able to see your student’s grades and attendance. The Powerschool link is https://optionsined.powerschool.com/public/home.html.

     

    If you have a sophomore, they will be taking the ISTEP+ Part 1 tests during the week of Feb. 27th. If you have any questions about these tests or how we are preparing for them please feel free to contact me.

     

    Reminder: We have after-school student hours for any student that wants more time and help from our great staff. ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO USE THIS TIME.

    PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIMES

    Monday: 3-5pm   Teachers: Sam and Matt

    Tuesday: 3-5:30pm   Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

    Wednesday: 3-5:30pm Teachers: Sam and Matt

    Thursday: 3-5:30pm Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

     

    We are still enrolling for this school year. If you know of anyone that needs a new place to learn, please have them contact me at jbrandau@optionsined.org or call the school at 317-773-8659.

     

    Let your Options work for you,

     

    Jake Brandau

    Principal

     

  • Jan. 23-27 Blog Post

    Options Charter School-Noblesville

     

    This week is National School Choice Week. School choice is very important to every student that goes to Options or would like to in the future. We exist because of the ability for parents to make the choice of school that works best for their kids. Please contact and thank our Congresswoman and Senator for the work they do to make sure that students will always have this choice. We are going to do a Pizza lunch this Friday to celebrate.

     

    We are starting our 4th week of the semester. Please check PowerSchool for your student to see if they are staying on top of their work.

     

    Please contact Jesse if you need your PowerSchool information to be able to see your student’s grades and attendance. The Powerschool link is https://optionsined.powerschool.com/public/home.html.

     

    If you have a sophomore, they will be taking the ISTEP+ Part 1 tests during the week of Feb. 27th. If you have any questions about these tests or how we are preparing for them please feel free to contact me.

     

    Reminder: We have after-school student hours for any student that wants more time and help from our great staff. ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO USE THIS TIME.

    PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIMES

    Monday: 3-5pm   Teachers: Sam and Matt

    Tuesday: 3-5:30pm   Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

    Wednesday: 3-5:30pm Teachers: Sam and Matt

    Thursday: 3-5:30pm Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

     

    We are still enrolling for this school year. If you know of anyone that needs a new place to learn, please have them contact me at jbrandau@optionsined.org or call the school at 317-773-8659.

     

    Let your Options work for you,

     

    Jake Brandau

    Principal

     

  • Jan. 2nd – Jan. 6th Weekly Blog

    I hope everyone had a great winter break and a Merry Christmas.

     

    Please contact Jesse if you need your PowerSchool information to be able to see your student’s grades and attendance. The Powerschool link is https://optionsined.powerschool.com/public/home.html.

     

    The new semester has begun. We received ECA results from last semester. Please contact Melanie if you want to know your student’s score and if they passed.

     

    If you have a sophomore, they will be taking the ISTEP+ Part 1 tests during the week of Feb. 27th. If you have any questions about these tests or how we are preparing for them.

     

    Reminder: We have after-school student hours for any student that wants more time and help from our great staff. ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO USE THIS TIME.

    PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIMES

    Monday: 3-5pm   Teachers: Sam and Matt

    Tuesday: 3-5:30pm   Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

    Wednesday: 3-5:30pm Teachers: Sam, Matt

    Thursday: 3-5:30pm Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

     

    We are still enrolling for this school year. If you know of anyone that needs a new place to learn, please have them contact me at jbrandau@optionsined.org or call the school at 317-773-8659.

     

    Let your Options work for you,

     

    Jake Brandau

    Principal

     

  • Nov. 28th-Dec. 2nd

    Options Charter School-Noblesville

    I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break.

    We have 3 weeks to go. Please make sure you are checking Powerschool for the current grades. The Powerschool link is https://optionsined.powerschool.com/public/home.html.

    Next week starts our ECA testing. All ECA testers have been sent a testing schedule in the mail. If you have not received that, please contact your student’s advisor or you can contact me.

    MATH ECA:  Wed. Dec. 7th at 8:30am

    ENGLISH ECA: Thurs. Dec. 14th at 8:30am

    If you are an online student, please arrange to come on the above dates. If you are unable to do that, you will need to schedule an alternate date and time.

    Any students that are not taking the ECA tests have the morning off and will be coming to school at 12:30pm on the above dates.

    If you have any questions about if or when your student is testing please call me ASAP.

    Reminder: We have after-school student hours for any student that wants more time and help from our great staff. ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO USE THIS TIME.

    Monday: 3-5pm   Teachers: Sam and Matt

    Tuesday: 3-6pm   Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

    Wednesday: 3-6pm Teachers: Sam, Matt

    Thursday: 3-6pm Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

    We are still enrolling for this school year. If you know of anyone that needs a new place to learn, please have them contact me at jbrandau@optionsined.org or call the school at 317-773-8659.

    Let your Options work for you,

    Jake Brandau

    Principal

  • Oct. 24th-Oct.28th Weekly Blog

    This week, we are participating in the Ford Driving Skills for Life to promote safe teen driving. On Tuesday, Oct. 25th, we will be doing the Ford Quick Click Challenge which has the students in teams of four and they have to unbuckle, switch seats clockwise, and buckle again until everyone is back in their original seat. The winning team members will receive a t-shirt and $10 Speedway gift card. We will also be submitting a 1-3 minute video promoting safe teen driving. The winning video will receive $5000 for the school.

    Looking ahead, we will be having a Halloween party on Mon. Oct. 31st in the afternoon. All students are encouraged to wear a costume. The staff will be dressed in a common theme. We will have a costume contest, doughnut challenge, cookie decorating, popcorn, and movies.

    We have 8 weeks to go in the semester. It is time to make sure that all students are getting caught up on their missing assignments. If you need access to PowerSchool to look at your student’s grades please email your student’s advisor or call Jesse, our administrative assistant, and she can help you.

    Reminder: We have after-school student hours for any student that wants more time and help from our great staff. ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO USE THIS TIME.

    Monday: 3-5pm   Teachers: Sam and Matt

    Tuesday: 3-6pm   Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

    Wednesday: 3-6pm Teachers: Sam, Matt

    Thursday: 3-6pm Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

    We are still enrolling for this school year. If you know of anyone that needs a new place to learn, please have them contact me at jbrandau@optionsined.org or call the school at 317-773-8659.

    Let your Options work for you,

    Jake Brandau

    Principal

  • Oct. 17th-Oct.21st Weekly Blog

    We are back from fall break.

     

    We are doing the Great Central US ShakeOut on Thurs. Oct. 20th. This is an earthquake drill that is done throughout the Midwest do to the potential for earthquakes on some fault lines in the Midwest. Students will drop, cover, and hold under any sturdy table or desk.

     

    We have reached the halfway point of the semester. It is time to make sure that all students are getting caught up on their missing assignments. If you need access to PowerSchool to look at your student’s grades please email your student’s advisor or call Jesse, our administrative assistant, and she can help you.

     

    Reminder: We have after-school student hours for any student that wants more time and help from our great staff. ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO USE THIS TIME.

     

    Monday: 3-5pm   Teachers: Sam and Matt

    Tuesday: 3-6pm   Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

    Wednesday: 3-6pm Teachers: Sam, Matt

    Thursday: 3-6pm Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

     

    We are still enrolling for this school year. If you know of anyone that needs a new place to learn, please have them contact me at jbrandau@optionsined.org or call the school at 317-773-8659.

     

    Let your Options work for you,

     

    Jake Brandau

    Principal

    Options Charter School-Noblesville

     

  • Sept. 26th-Sept. 30th Weekly Blog

    We have a big week for potential college students.

     

    On Monday, we have a visit to Ivy Tech. If your student still needs to turn in their permission slip, have them bring it on Monday morning.

     

    On Thursday, we have a college presentation from Full Sail University. Full Sail is a great arts university in Florida. Their degrees include music, art and design, web and technology, film making, gaming, and the business behind entertainment.

     

    We are close to the halfway point of the semester, please check on your student’s grades on Powerschool to see how they are doing. Call the school if you need your Powerschool information.

     

    Reminder: We have new PM tutoring student hours for any student that wants more time and help from our great staff. ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO USE THIS TIME. If students are missing assignments, have them come to PM tutoring

     

    Monday: 3-5pm   Teachers: Sam and Matt

    Tuesday: 3-6pm   Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

    Wednesday: 3-6pm Teachers: Sam, Matt

    Thursday: 3-6pm Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

     

    We are still enrolling for this school year. If you know of anyone that needs a new place to learn, please have them contact me at jbrandau@optionsined.org or call the school at 317-773-8659.

     

    Let your Options work for you,

     

    Jake Brandau

    Principal

    Options Charter School-Noblesville

     

  • Sept. 6th-Sept. 9th Weekly Blog

    This week is a short week. We will be starting our NWEA tests. These are used to assess each students skill needs for Math, Reading, and Language arts.

     

    Our school picnic is Friday Sept. 9th at 10am-1:30 at Dillon Park in Noblesville. Students can be dropped off at the park at 10 or at school anytime before 9:30am and we will bring them to the park. You can pick up your students at the park or we can bring them back to the school if needed. If you want to donate any food or beverages, please contact me at jbrandau@optionsined.org.

     

    Reminder: We have new after-school student hours for any student that wants more time and help from our great staff. ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO USE THIS TIME.

     

    Monday: 3-5pm   Teachers: Sam and Matt

    Tuesday: 3-6pm   Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

    Wednesday: 3-6pm Teachers: Sam, Matt

    Thursday: 3-6pm Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

     

    We are still enrolling for this school year. If you know of anyone that needs a new place to learn, please have them contact me at jbrandau@optionsined.org or call the school at 317-773-8659.

     

    Let your Options work for you,

     

    Jake Brandau

    Principal

    Options Charter School-Noblesville