Category Archives: Mt Carmel School

April 2018 Educator of the Month

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

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October 2017 Educator of the Month

The entire Mt. Carmel School Community is thrilled to announce that Mrs. Paula Grubb has been selected as October’s “Educator of the Month”. In her seventh year as a full time teacher, Mrs. Grubb teaches second grade at Mt. Carmel School. Mrs. Grubb was nominated for this recognition by a parent. According to Superintendent, Dr. Debbie Howell, Grubb’s nomination was one of the most heartfelt she has read since the Educator of the Month program began in January 2015.

After earning her degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University East, Mrs. Grubb was one of the school corporation’s “go to” substitutes filling countless maternity and medical leaves. During this time period, Mrs. Grubb had the opportunity to teach at all elementary grade levels and in all buildings. According to Mrs. Grubb, these long term leaves were an excellent way for her to gain experience and to get to know families and educators throughout the school corporation.

According to the parent who nominated Mrs. Grubb, “She (Mrs. Grubb) is intentional about everything she does with each individual student.” Mrs. Grubb takes the time to meet students where they are and to attend to each student’s individual needs. “She is loving, she … Continue reading

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Welcome Back

Dear Students, Parents, and Community Members,

It is with great pride and enthusiasm I welcome the beginning of yet another school year.  This year our doors will open to students on Wednesday, August 9th.  The 2017-18 promises to be a year of change and year of opportunity. 

Several CHANGES are being implemented this year.  All students in grades 7 and 8 will attend Franklin County Middle School.  Sixth grade students residing in the Brookville attendance area will also attend Franklin County Middle School.  The grade level span at Brookville Elementary will increase to include fifth grade students.  A before and after latchkey program is available at three locations:  Brookville Elementary, Laurel School, and Mt. Carmel School.  HeadStart services will continue at Brookville Elementary and have been added at Laurel School.  Daycare for 12 month olds to 5 year olds is being offered at Laurel School. 

A two tiered transportation system will be implemented.  High School and Middle School students will be transported to and from school in a much more direct and efficient manner than in previous years.    A second tier will transport elementary student directly to and from school, eliminating transfers and wait times.  Many students will experience reduced time spent on the bus and a much more direct route to school and home. 

Several staff changes have occurred over the summer.  Many in the form of retirements; others due to family commitments, new job opportunities, etc.  We will fondly remember those that have retired but also look forward to making connections with new staff members.   In addition, many staff members have changed teaching assignments, grade levels, or buildings for this school year.

As a result of these changes many new OPPORTUNTIES have been created for our students.  Course offerings at the middle school and high school have increased.  Existing programs have been expanded and new programs have been added.   In addition to the “traditional curriculum”, all seventh and eighth grade students will now have the opportunity to enroll in agriculture, business, engineering, and foreign language classes at Franklin County Middle School.   Dual credit courses at the high school continue to increase, as well as the introduction of an “Internship Program” and the addition of an IMPACT period.  At the elementary level, one-to-one technology, supported by Chromebooks, will begin at grade three.  Services such as latchkey, daycare, activity buses, and online registration have been added to meet the needs of our families.  

The mission of the Franklin County Community Schools states, “We exist so children can excel”.  The school administration, faculty and staff, and Members of the Board of School Trustees are committed to making changes necessary to help our students excel.   This year, we will be kicking the school year off with the theme “Destination Excellence”.  Our goal is to remove barriers, better utilize resources, and provide the support needed for all students during their journey toward excellence.  In the words of American inventor, Joy Mangano, “Your destination might not end up being exactly what you envisioned to start with, but if you stick it out and work through the challenges, what you end up with will be far better than you could have ever imagined.”

Yours in Education,

Dr. Debbie Howell, FCCSC Superintendent

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Transfer Students

FCCSC now accepting transfer students for the 2017-2018 school year.  Click here for the transfer application.

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2017 AGstravaganza Outreach Event

2017 AGstravaganza Outreach Event Hosts K-8th Grade FCCSC Students

How do pollinators benefit our crops?  What crop species are prevalent in Indiana? How does farm machinery make modern agriculture more efficient and affect our food prices?  What steps of production occur from the chicken egg to the meal on your plate?  Why is grain dangerous, and how can you stay safe on the farm? These are all questions that Agriculture Education and FFA students answered through hands-on educational activities with 1,200 Kindergarten through 8th Grade students of Franklin County Community Schools participating on Thursday, May 11th and Friday, May 12th.  

Agriculture Education students have been planning the outreach event all year.  From selecting important agricultural topics to creating fun and engaging, but yet differentiated activities for students of a wide range of grade levels, the Agriculture Education students were responsible for the planning of a very large and important event.  

Community organizations were also involved in the day – The Farm Service Agency, Farm Bureau, Extension Service, as well as members of our Franklin County Agricultural community were involved in the education of various Agricultural topics.

Agriculture Education students collaborated on presentations ranging from grain safety to … Continue reading

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