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Franklin County Superintendent, Dr. Debbie Howell, is pleased to announce that Mrs. Camille Schultz, has been named April’s “Educator of the Month”. Several of Mrs. Schultz’ fifth grade students at Mt. Carmel School nominated her for this recognition.
Mrs. Schultz (Rosenberger) is a graduate of Franklin County High School. She earned her Bachelor in Elementary Education at Indiana University and obtained her Masters in Special Education from Miami University. This is Mrs. Schultz’ sixth year as a teacher in Franklin County where she teaches fifth grade. In addition to her teaching assignment, Mrs. Schultz serves on the ISTEP Committee and the School Improvement Team. This year, she is also filling the role as yearbook sponsor at Mt. Carmel School.
Students from her fifth grade class referred to Mrs. Schultz as “the most astonishing person at Mt. Carmel School!” Words students used to describe Mrs. Schultz included: amazing; wonderful; awesome; and funny. She was also referred to as, “the best math teacher ever.”
Outside of school, Mrs. Schultz is very active in the St. Michael Parish. She is also a fitness coach, wife, and mother of two. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, family farm chores, reading a good book, and reaching her health and fitness goals.
When asked about the best part of her job, Mrs. Schultz responded, “I thoroughly enjoy the staff that I work with, and their continued support. Teaching is not a boring profession, and I enjoy the fact that every day “keeps me on my toes” and that there is never a dull moment. However most of all I enjoy meeting and teaching students who have a passion for learning, for exploring the world, for the desire to become better, and who seize every day for all that it is worth; their wonder and excitement for learning is why I teach.”
The purpose of the “Educator of the Month” program is to recognize outstanding Franklin County educators who demonstrate excellence in the classroom, leadership in the school, dedication to the students, and involvement in the community. Nomination forms for “Educator of the Month” can be found on the school corporation website at www.fccsc.k12.in.us.
Please mark your calendars and share with family and friends… There will be four snow make-up days in the coming weeks. FCCSC will now be in session on April 13th, May 25th, May 29th, and May 30th.
Superintendent, Dr. Debbie Howell, is pleased to announce that, Mr. Michael Kristoff, has been named as March’s “Educator of the Month”. Mr. Kristoff holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Purdue University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies Education from Indiana University East. In just his third year of teaching, Mr. Kristoff currently teaches social studies and College and Career Readiness classes at Franklin County Middle School. In addition, Mr. Kristoff plays a key role in the success of the Wildcat Prep Academy.
The Wildcat Prep Academy began in 2014 at the middle school. Qualifying students in grades 6 and 7 apply to participate in this program during their middle school years. Students in the Wildcat Prep Academy are prepared to enter high school ready to successfully participate in dual credit courses and earn college credit while in high school.
In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Kristoff helps with tennis at Franklin County High School and has coached 6th and 7th grade basketball for the last three years. In his free time, Mr. Kristoff enjoys spending time with his son, watching Purdue basketball games, and outdoor activities.
Mr. Kristoff was nominated for this honor by two current students. Both students spoke to his sense of humor and upbeat personality. Both wrote about the positive, caring, and safe atmosphere he creates in his classroom. “The way he teaches is phenomenal. Not only does he teach from his heart, he make it fun.”
When asked what the best part of his job is, Mr. Kristoff replied, “The best part of my job is the awesome people that I get to work with every day. We have awesome teachers that have helped me out the last few years, and I’m especially grateful for Chuck Grimes’s (retired) guidance the previous two years. Getting to know our students and help them reach their potential is also the greatest feeling.”
The purpose of the “Educator of the Month” program is to recognize outstanding Franklin County educators who demonstrate excellence in the classroom, leadership in the school, dedication to the students, and involvement in the community. Parents and students are encouraged to nominate outstanding educators for this monthly recognition. Nomination forms for “Educator of the Month” can be found on the school corporation website at www.fccsc.k12.in.us.
The Laurel School Robojackets competed in the State Competition at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, March 10th. The Robojackets placed first out of 50 teams in the Indiana Workforce Development bracket and then went on to place 2nd out of 150 teams in the Overall Elementary Division in the teamwork category. The Robojackets placed 7th in overall points for the event, with 868 points (first place was 934). The Robojackets held the leading score for overall rounds much of the day, but ended up in 5th place for overall high scores for individual rounds.
Team performance at the state level makes us eligible to compete in the World Competition. This will be held in
Louisville, Kentucky on April 29 – May 1. The World Competition has 400 spots in the elementary division, which include teams from all over the US, China, Canada, New Zealand, Bahrain, and many more. This is a great opportunity for our local students to compete at a global level and communicate with students from around the world.
Robojackets members that competed at State level included; TJ Prows, Ethan Williams, Lance Fields, Hayden Cregar, Gabe Frazier, Austin Willis, Katie Frazier, Luke Estes, Dalton Somers and Brandon Willis. These students are in grades 3-6. Team coach is Carol Blake.
Congratulations RoboJackets on your 1st Place win at regionals. Good Luck at the state competition Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Go Go RoboJackets!