A local family interested providing assistance to North Judson-San Pierre students is collaborating with the Starke County Community Foundation and school officials to make it happen.Continue reading
The calendar for the 2019-2020 school year was approved by North Judson-San Pierre School Board members Tuesday night.Continue reading
The North Judson Town Council decided to put out an advertisement for their school board representative appointment when members met for their first meeting of the month.Continue reading
A North Judson-San Pierre teacher was one of 100 Hoosier educators to receive a grant through the Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program.Continue reading
While the internal officer elections for the North Judson-San Pierre school board are held in the summertime, members did address finance board elections when they met Tuesday night.Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board members are expected to consider next year’s school calendar when they meet tonight.Continue reading
A capital projects summary was given to North Judson-San Pierre School Board members when they met last Tuesday.
NJ-SP School officials worked with the architecture and engineering firm Fanning Howey with these capital projects. Company representative William Payne provided members with the project summary and noted that everything was accomplished without going over budget.
Payne explained that some major safety upgrades that were made to the entrances of all the schools. Continue reading
Over Christmas Break, North Judson-San Pierre Maintenance Director Wilbur Collins plans to get started on a pilot project related to improving school bus safety.
When NJ-SP School Board members met on Tuesday, Collins explained that the recent bus-related fatalities in surrounding counties prompted him to look into some ways to improve safety and discourage motorists from putting students in danger with unsafe driving practices. Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation is reaping the financial benefits of some energy-saving projects that were completed in 2017 and 2018.
Kirby Dipert from Lockheed Martin Energy, the company that administers NIPSCO’s energy efficiency programs, presented school officials with a check for $129,943.37 when they met Tuesday night. Continue reading
When the North Judson San-Pierre School Board met last Tuesday, members heard school improvement plan presentations from both school principals
Both Elementary School Principal Julie Berndt and Middle/High School Principal Jim Polite emphasized creating curriculums that are driven by test results, specifically, scores from the Northwest Evaluation Association test or NWEA. Continue reading
Since it is their first year implementing eLearning, North Judson-San Pierre School officials had to create some policies to go along with the program. School Board members considered the policies on first reading when they met Tuesday evening.
Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin noted that the Teacher’s Association and the schools’ administrators were consulted to craft a document that fits for NJ-SP. She added that they also utilized support and resources from other area schools. Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board will hold a hearing over the 2019 Budget, as well as the Capital Projects and Bus Replacement funds when members meet tonight at 5:30 p.m.
A number of items related to the budget will also be up for adoption tonight. Continue reading
Back in July, Governor Eric Holcomb announced that handheld metal detectors would be provided to public, private and charter schools at no cost as one element of the state’s comprehensive approach to bolster school safety efforts. North Judson-San Pierre was one of more nearly 370 Hoosier schools that requested metal detectors.
At last Tuesday’s NJSP school board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin reported they recently received the four detectors that were requested. She said now that they have these devices, a few more steps will have to happen before they can be utilized. Continue reading
North Judson-San Pierre Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin issued her annual call-out for Bluejay Strategic Planning Group members at Tuesday night’s school board meeting. She provided a bit of information about what the expectations of the group are.
Zupin shared, “The purpose of the group is two-fold; one is to have positive communication between school and community but hey also are our parent and community group for all of our plans.” Continue reading
The Starke County Council will be considering the proposed 2019 budget for the North Judson-San Pierre Community School Corporation at their next meeting.
When NJ-SP School Board members met Tuesday evening, they approved a motion to submit the budget to county officials. Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board will hold the final reading over board policies when they meet tonight.
Members will also consider a request to submit the proposed 2019 NJ-SP Budget to the Starke County Council and another request to advertise notice to taxpayers for the capital project and bus replacement plans. Continue reading
North Judson-San Pierre Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin took some time during Tuesday night’s school board meeting to discuss how E-Learning will be utilized in the upcoming school year.
In the first year of its implementation, there will be two pre-planned E-Learning days, rather than the kind that are held when inclement weather strikes. Continue reading
North Judson-San Pierre School Board members will hold the first reading over board policies when they meet tonight at 7 p.m. Continue reading
District 4 Resident Bill Gustafson was determined to be the new Knox City Council Member when a caucus was held at City Hall Tuesday evening.
Gustafson was in the running with two other candidates, Cyndi Mann Kidder and Linda Barker Schwarzlose. Continue reading
When North Judson-San Pierre school board members met Tuesday night, various contracts and salaries were up for approval.
Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin shared that the non-certified salary schedule was updated to include $8 per hour as the starting rate and the number of categories listed was reduced in order to make payroll and HR matters less complicated. Continue reading