New and Noteworthy

At NDHS, we enjoy broadcasting all the amazing things our students are doing. Here you’ll find latest news and information about what’s happening at North Decatur. We’ll also offer helpful resources and information on our News page, so check back often.

Decatur County United Fund Announces 2019 Camp Invention Scholarships

Student participates in a camp invention activityThe Decatur County United Fund Board of Directors recently awarded a $5,000 grant to the Decatur County Community School Corporation for the 2019 Camp Invention program. Camp Invention is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the future of innovation and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Created 28 years ago to introduce children to the invention process, the camp encourages collaboration, entrepreneurship, and problem solving through innovation and STEM application.

The program is open to any child entering kindergarten through sixth grade, regardless of school district, and will take place at the Decatur County Community Schools central office at 2020 North Montgomery Road on June 10-14, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Under the direction of Linda Smith, with staffing from fellow local educators, campers will explore technology while building confidence in their natural ability to dream and create. 

Please see our Camp Invention scholarship press release for additional details.

FFA Strawberry Sales

To order fresh Florida strawberries, contact an FFA member or try calling the school office. A whole flat (eight quarts) is twenty-eight dollars, a half of a flat is fifteen dollars, and a single quart is four dollars. Order now, and they can deliver the strawberries the first week of March, which is the peak time for strawberries in Florida. These are big strawberries and have great flavor!

Girls Who Code

Mrs. Childress and Mrs. Ryan are starting up a Girls Who Code chapter at North Decatur for any girl in grades seven through twelfth. Our meetings will be Tuesdays after school from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. with the first meeting on February 26. We're so excited to introduce programming and coding careers to girls who are under-represented in this high demand field. There will be call out meetings during pride and enrichment on February 19 for those interested. Students and parents can email either of us if interested or with any questions.

Math Help

If you would like to get some help from a math teacher either before or after school, please inform Ms. Reed, Mrs. Chandler, Mr. Espinda, Mr. Banks, Ms. Fee, or Mrs. Ryan to set up a time. This can be either before or after school, just make sure and ask the teacher to see if they are available at that time. You can contact any teacher you want to talk to.

Opportunity for Juniors

Do you know a young adult who wants to get more engaged in government and their community? Indiana’s 38 electric cooperatives are accepting applications from Indiana high school juniors (fall 2019 seniors) for the 2019 Indiana Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. The Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., provides young adults with the opportunity to travel to our nation’s capital to learn more about how government functions, the complexities of today’s electric utility industry, and to meet peers from around the country. For more information, check out our 2019 Indiana Electric Cooperative Youth Tour flyer!

Camp Invention

Camp Invention STEM camp is June 10–14, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Camp Invention is for children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. Decatur County Community Schools Central Office is the location for this year’s camp. The cost of camp is $230.00 before the discount. The discounted rate for Decatur County students is $110.00. For information about this high-energy, hands-on STEM camp, please see our Camp Invention flyer.

Role Model Program

As part of their missions, the Decatur County Community Action Coalition (CAC) and Greensburg Prevention Group (GPG) strive to decrease substance abuse and related behaviors by promoting healthy choices in Decatur County and Greensburg. To that end, the CAC and GPG have implemented a student role model program. This program seeks to recognize students for healthy decision making. 

Seventh grade and junior-year students are eligible to apply as Student Role Models. Students are announced at each school’s honor day, subsequently serving as role models for the following school year (during the student’s eighth grade or senior year). In addition to honor day recognition, role models are also featured on the CAC and GPG’s role model posters, which are distributed throughout the community. Additionally, the incoming senior recipients receive a $200 scholarship toward their first semester of college, courtesy of the CAC/GPG. 

Please view our flyer for more information. You can fill out an application to be a part of the role model program.

SAT Workshop

North Decatur High School is hosting an SAT workshop on Monday, April 8 through Friday, April 12 during Pride. There are only 24 available spots, so see your guidance counselor to reserve your seat. Please see our SAT workshop flyer for more information. Keep your parents happy, and sign up now!

Freshmen Orientation Presentation

We have put together a freshmen orientation presentation for the Class of 2023. This includes graduation requirements and graduation pathways. Please take a moment to look it over! As always, feel free to contact our guidance counselors with any questions.