Per a new state law that went into effect this year, there will be a public meeting of the community and the Hamilton School board to discuss objections and support for the proposed contract of Superintendent Jon Willman. A copy of the contract can be viewed under the Administration, School Board tab well as in the June 11th edition of the Hamilton News. The public meeting will take place JUNE 21 at 5:30 pm.
School Board Vacancy
If you are interested in joining the Hamilton School Board, there is an open position. You can access that here
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Avoid the summer slide and keep kids reading!
It may be summer vacation, but kids need to keep learning. Annually, students who don't read over the summer lose an average of 22% of their reading levels. It can take 2 months of school in the fall to get that back, leaving many behind. Kids in grades K-2 should read 20 minutes a day, kids in 3-8 should attempt to read 4 books at their level to stay where they are.
The High School library will be open EVERY TUESDAY this summer.
Here are also some free opportunities online to read... Clicking the IMAGES will get you to the various sites.
We give books--- read books online and the website will donate books to children in need. The primary focus now is donating to Moore, OK to rebuild the school library.
Sync audio provides two free YA titles each week on audiobook all summer. You can sign up for free text alerts and emails to notify you of the new title. One is a newer release, the other a classic title.
Indiana Department of Education is now making NBC LEARN K-12 a part of its digital offerings! Now all middle and high schools will be able to access thousands of high-quality archival, original, and currents events videos from NBC LEARN K-12 for use in classroom instruction, student projects, and homework.
Reading Glue is focused on providing parents with simple, yet powerful, tools to improve their child's reading ability. Best of all, it is currently free. Please help spread the word to parents, and have them check it out. They are currently asking for critical feedback from users so they can improve the site and provide the most value to parents. Thanks for your support!
Spirit Wear for Sale
Are you interested in purchasing Hamilton Spirit Wear? Click on the image, follow the link and order away. You can order as many as you want. Thank you for your support!
Welcome to the Hamilton Community Schools web site.
We hope you will find the information contained in our website to be helpful and informative.
The Hamilton Community School Corporation encompasses an outstanding elementary school (grades K-6) as well as an outstanding Junior/Senior High School (grades 7-12.) Hamilton offers the look and feel of a private school with our low student-teacher ratios, competitive sports teams and other extra-curricular programs. Hamilton 3rd graders had a 100% pass rate on the 2012 I-Read exam. I also want to congratulate Alex Cool, Junior for advancing to the state Gymnastics competition and placing 14th overall.
Hamilton students compete at the highest levels academically. Traditionally, our schools ISTEP average is one of the highest in the area. Our 2012 Fine Arts Academic team ranked number one in the state for Class 4. Additionally, our State Academic Super Bowl teams consistently rank at or near the top of the pack as, once again, our six combined Academic Bowl teams are ranked in the State' s Top 10 list for their cumulative scores this season.
Hamilton has a rich tradition of both academic and extra-curricular excellence, yet we are continually looking for ways to improve and expand opportunities for students. Last year we began a one-to-one technology initiative that provided each elementary student access to an iPad II and each 6th-12th grade student a personal tablet computer. Our entire staff is involved in training on Best Practices that will engage students in active learning centered on our technology resources.
We would like to welcome you to be a part of a school system that takes pride in its ISTEP+ scores, athletic endeavors, academic success, and small class sizes. We have a talented and dedicated staff that works to ensure each student reaches his or her potential.
To learn more about Hamilton Community Schools, please come in for a visit. You may call our K-12 office at 260-488-2161 to schedule an appointment.
Superintendent of Schools
It is the mission of Hamilton Community Schools that all students shall demonstrate academic growth that meets or exceeds grade level standards, along with the support to achieve them in an environment that promotes achievement and lifelong learning.