Kindergarten Plans Feast

During the month of November, Kindergarten Classes will study who Pilgrims and Native Americans were and how they became friends. Students will be involved in many different activities for better understanding. These students will also re-enact the First Thanksgiving Feast.

Due to space and time, parents will not be attending this event.


Mrs. Apple’s Class Featured in Indiana Economic Digest

A partnership project between the Pete Dye Course in French Lick and Mrs. Apple’s fifth grade class has drawn attention locally and across the state.  They were recently featured in an article for Indiana Economic Digest.  To learn more about this project, click here to read the article.


A message from your School Counselor…….

The Importance of Setting Goals

As we progress through the school year, it is important for students to understand how to set goals. Students of all ages can set goals. With the elementary students, starting with a small, measurable goal is a great way to begin. First, students should understand  that a goal is an outcome they wish to achieve in a specific amount of time. One method that is often used for goal setting is called  a SMART Goal, which stands for the following:  

The goal is…

S- Specific

M- Measurable

A- Attainable

R- Relevant/ results-oriented

T-Time framed

Students can also keep a journal or list of the goals and the date they have accomplished the goal. All in all, setting academic goals is a great way to track progress!

Mrs. Magner

Throop Elementary School Counselor

The Scripps National Spelling Bee will come again to Throop

October 22, 2015

Dear Throop Parents,

For the second year, Throop Elementary will be participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee program.  Students in grades 1-6 will be bringing home word lists that will be used in the classrooms.  Each grade level will hold spelling bees in their individual classrooms and then a grade level spelling bee to determine three top spellers for the grade level.  

Top spellers in grades 1-2 will be acknowledged in a convocation in January.  Top spellers in grade 3 will be acknowledged at the school wide spelling bee that will be held in January.

The three top spellers in grades 4-6 will complete in the school wide spelling bee that will take place in January.   The winning spellers will then compete in the county wide spelling bee in February.  Students from all Orange County schools will compete for the privilege of going to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National Scripps Spelling Bee.  The Orange County winner will have all expenses paid for the speller and a chaperone.

Please encourage your child to study their spelling lists and be a part of this program.  The gains are great as good spellers are also good readers and writers.

Thank you for your attention,

Mrs. Van Emon