ICLSD District Profile

ICLSD District Profile

Indian Creek Local Schools
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2017-18 Indian Creek Local School District
587 Bantam Ridge Rd.
Wintersville, OH 43953
740.264.3502
Superintendent: T.C. Chappelear, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent: John Belt
Treasurer: Denise Todoroff
 
Community
 
Spanning 77 square miles, Indian Creek Local School District serves the educational needs of Bloomingdale, Mingo Junction, Steubenville, Unionport and Wintersville.  Located in Jefferson County, Indian Creek School District enjoys close proximity to several large metropolitan areas, commerce and trade.  Currently, the district sponsors two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school utilizing a PK-4, 5-8 and 9-12 configuration.  
 
Special Education, Title I and Pre-School

Indian Creek Local School District ensures the needs of all students are met. The district offers a variety of intervention services to create learning environments and opportunities that promote student success.

As a PBIS district, our focus is on teaching the behaviors we expect and working with students to meet those expectations. To enhance the Indian Creek experience, we often work with outside agencies to provide services for the whole child.

Indian Creek Local School District also provides a multi-tiered system of support through Title 1 resources. Programs such as START offer individualized support provided by community volunteers as well as trained specialists. Literacy teachers have been trained in LETRS and instructional strategies tailored to meet individual reading needs.

Teachers are committed to continuing quality reading instruction to students through the Summer Reading Rocks program. The program allows students to receive six extra weeks of tailored reading instruction. The students are transported to Hills Elementary School, fed two meals and provided small group targeting instruction and interventions. The program concludes with a pool party picnic. Many families take advantage of Summer Reading Rocks to help combat summer reading regression. Students who have attended the program have demonstrated less reading regression than students who have not attended the program. The district prides itself on being able to offer this valuable summer reading program.

The district also includes community support through Literacy Nights and Family fun nights three times per year. Community nights provide families with resources needed to support learning and actively involve them in the academic success of the students.

Indian Creek Local School District houses eight Step Up To Quality 5 star rated preschool classrooms. The 5 Star rating is the highest distinction to be issued by the state of Ohio. This rating deems the preschool programs as high quality in academics as well as social and developmental learning.

The district adopted hybrid Reading, Math and Social Studies curriculum which is aligned to Ohio’s Learning Standards. Students are able to access all learning materials at home or in the classroom from any mobile device.

For more information regarding Indian Creek Local School District’s Federal Programs please contact :

Georgia Pavlic, Director of Special Education and Gifted Programs

Nicole McDonald, PhD., Director of Literacy, Title 1 and Preschool

 
 
Hills Elementary School
2281 Wilson Avenue
Mingo Junction, OH  43938
740.283.2479 
Principal:  Michele Minto  
Counselor:  Lois Pate 
 

Type of school: Elementary Pk-4

Location: Mingo Junction, OH 43938

Size: Typically 3 classes at each level taught by highly qualified teachers.

405 students enrolled

Hills Elementary celebrates a long-standing tradition of academic excellence. As a partner with students, staff and families we are cultivating a learning environment for all students


PROGRAMS

  • Hills Elementary implements a Positive Behavior Support Program (PBIS). Students learn about the expectations for each area of the building. Expected behaviors are reinforced by “H.I.L.L.S” cash.

  • Parents and community are an important part of Hills Elementary School. The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) sponsors activities for students. The Mingo Business Association offers opportunities for students to help the community such as the food drive.

  • Our arts department allows students an opportunity to show their talents to the community; through the art show or school choir.

  • Students can chose to participate in Destination Imagination (DI) where they can use their creativity to solve a problem.

  • Title I services are offered through the START program.


CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Our curriculum is based on the Ohio Learning Standards. Through our EnVision Math and Wonders Reading series students are given the opportunity to use technology while learning.

  • Our Preschool Program have received the ranking of Five Star through the State of Ohio.

  • A gifted program is offered for student in grades 3 and 4. This allows students to express their talents while learning.

 
Wintersville Elementary School
100 Park Dr.
Wintersville, OH  43953
740.264.1691 
Principal:  Lorrie Jarrett
Counselor:  Brittany Shank 
 
Wintersville Elementary is a PK-4 school serving 490 students. Located in Eastern Ohio, our student population comes from several towns in Jefferson County.
 
This year, our school’s theme is, “When we focus on the positive, everyone wins.” This theme is reinforced by encouraging students and staff to have a Winning attitude, give an Excellent effort and show Self-control.
 
As an elementary school, we strive to support the whole child through academics, service learning and community support. Our academics include an emphasis on reading and math. Licensed educators engage students in small groups, whole class and individualized instruction. Each class is equipped with technology to assist educators to deliver solid instruction. Students at Wintersville elementary receive high quality instruction in art, music, physical education. Our commitment to early childhood education has resulted in earning the highest recognition from the Ohio Department of Education. As a result, Wintersville Elementary is a five star Step up to Quality award winner.
 
Students are encouraged to get involved in service learning fundraising for the United Way, preparing and distributing Valentines to a local nursing home and honoring law enforcement officers. Students support the community inside and outside the school through recycling and collecting food for needy families.
 
Our PTO (parent/teacher organization) is a vital part in connecting with the community. The PTO supports student success and our teacher efforts during the year through special events.
 
We are proud to partner with our local families in the education process. We continue to focus on the positive as we deliver solid instruction to our PK-4 students.
Indian Creek Middle School
2379 Wilson Avenue
Mingo Junction, OH  43938
740.282.0834
Principal:  Holly Minch-Hick, Ph.D.
Asst. Principal:  Ryan Finley 
Counselor:  Mike Cottis 
 

Community

Indian Creek Middle School (ICMS) is located in Mingo Junction, Ohio. A once booming steel mill community is proud of its history. The community is along the Ohio River. The Ohio valley is becoming a bedroom community for Pittsburgh as more people commute for work. The village of Mingo got its name from the Mingo Indian tribe that once had a settlement at the location of the present-day village.

Although ICMS is located in Mingo several other communities make up the student body as part of the school. Wintersville, Ohio located just 7.2 miles from Mingo and Bloomingdale, Ohio 17 miles from Mingo contribute by making up approximately two-thirds of the school population.

School

Indian Creek Middle School is a newer facility sitting behind Hills Elementary School. It is a four-year public middle school serving 670 students in grades 5 through 8. The New Indian Creek Middle was completed in 2006 and offers a state of art facility. A comprehensive education is provided with an inclusive range of subjects and activities across the academic spectrum.

Band is offered to students in grades 5 through 8. Students have 50 minutes of band per day with the exception of 5th grade that receives more specialized beginner instructions. Typically 1/3 of the students participate in the band program. Sixth, seventh and eighth grade perform four seasonal concerts per year and fifth grade has three. Eighth grade students can chose to perform in solo ensemble competition yearly. The 7th and 8th grade students also attend a professional Broadway Performance every year.

The chart below demonstrates the variety of clubs, during and after school, available to students.

 

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Student Council

X

X

X

X

STEM Tech Gyrls

 

X

X

X

Pep Club

 

X

X

X

Chess Club

X

X

   

Lego Club

X

X

   

Art Club

X

X

X

 

Choir

X

X

X

X

Junior National Honor Society

     

X

Media Club

     

X

News Paper

   

X

 

Instrumental Band

X

X

X

X

Destination Imagination

X

X

X

X

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

X

X

X

X

C2BC

X

X

X

X

Girls & Boys Basketball

   

X

X

Youth League Basketball

X

X

   

Football

   

X

X

Youth League Football

X

X

   

Volleyball

   

X

X

Track & Field

   

X

X

Cheering

   

X

X

         

The best part of our school is our passionate staff whom care about the growth and development of each child.

Curriculum

The curriculum is organized into blocks for Mathematics, Language Arts and Science and Social Studies. Math and Language Arts are 80 minute blocks. Science and Social Studies are flexible blocks of 40 to 80 minutes.

Each student is given a Chromebook for the school year. The technology initiative assists student to prepare for the 21st century. It’s apparent that skills colleges and careers look for in students are changing to keep up with the pace of technology. Student access to technology helps train students for a workforce that is global not just local. Today’s generation of students are expected to be digitally literate in order to thrive in a workforce where digital technology is often utilized. The staff use an appropriate level of technology integration for educational purposes.

ICMS utilizes Pearson’s EnVision and Digits Mathematics curriculum that combines a comprehensive math curriculum, powerful best practices in teaching, and easy-to-use technology so the ICMS staff can deliver personalized instruction and accommodate all the learning styles in your classroom. Grades 6-8 use Collections— the nation’s leading English Language Arts (ELA) program. developing student abilities to analyze complex texts, determine evidence, reason critically, and communicate thoughtfully. Collections provides a multi-faceted digital and print approach that transcends the traditional anthology and resonates with today’s students.

All student, grades 5-8, have six rotation courses throughout the year. They can include physical education, Information Literacy, general music, art, writing lab, Information Technology I, Information Technology II, google applications, health, Introduction to coding and typing.

ICMS offers Specific Academic Gifted Education (SAGE) courses in Mathematics and Language Arts. Students’ eligible in grades 5-8 are provided higher level learning and differentiated activities to meet the child’s individual needs. Honors classes in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies are also offered; students are chosen based on specific criteria. Several students participate in College Credit Plus at the Middle School Level if accepted into the school of their choice.

Struggling students are offered Intervention during and/or after school to assist in their area(s) of weakness. We hope to see each student reach their potential by giving them the time and support they need to be successful.

Communication

Parents can keep in touch with the daily happenings of the school by visiting our facebook page, joining our building remind app to receive texts, signing-up for our monthly newsletter, or receiving phone calls from PreK-12 notifications.

 
 
 
Indian Creek High School
200 Park Drive
Wintersville, OH  43953
Office: 740.254.1163
Principal:  Louie Retton
Asst. Principal:  Keith Swearingen
Counselors:  Jim Maul & John Kuczykowski 
Secretaries:  Karen Polsinelli & Connie Hoobler 
 

School

Indian Creek is a 4 year public high school enrolling approximately 600 students 9-12. We are located in Jefferson County.

Curriculum

We are structured with an 8 period day; each academic period consists of 44 minutes.

Lunch and flex run 30 minutes each. Our flex classes are grouped by grade level. Freshman and sophomore flex will focus on preparation for the state assessments along with re-teaching/re-assessing our students. Junior and senior flex will also focus on re-teaching/re-assessing, but will have a focus on ACT prep. The students will rotate to a different flex room about every 3 weeks as to gain the test prep and ACT prep from teachers in their respective content fields.

We have also implemented a daily PLC model at ICHS. Teacher will meet daily for 30 minutes to address all the needs of our students as to be prepared each day for the students entering their classrooms. Each day of the week will include job embedded professional development led by the staff. Curriculum, instruction, assessment, analyzing and using data, interventions, technology needs, co-teaching planning, and weekly progress book updates will be the central focus of our PLC’s. We are a collaborative community.

We offer AP courses in US History and English. We offer honors courses in a variety of subjects and grade levels.

Engineering, business, and technology are 3 career pathways a student can select. Students wishing to pursue a vocational education will attend the Jefferson County JVS.

 
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