Angels' Angles - News from the principal's office
SGO and voucher changes signed by governor
The state of Indiana has passed changes to its Educational Choice bill. A couple of those that would impact Ascension students include the following:
Siblings of students who have received either tax credit scholarships or vouchers are now eligible for vouchers starting the 2013/2014 school year. This change will help many of our families who have had only one of their children eligible in the past.
Current private school students who meet income guidelines are eligible for a tax credit scholarship (SGO). Students who receive tax credit scholarships are then eligible in subsequent years for vouchers. Last year, this applied only to kindergarten students. We did raise the money last year to offer these scholarships to all of our eligible kindergarteners. However this legislative change means now students in all grades can receive SGO's to make them eligible for vouchers.
At this time. we have raised enough money to cover SGO's for our incoming kindergarteners. Now we are going to try to raise more funds so that we can offer SGO's to students in other grades. If we do raise that money, those scholarships would be offered during the 2013/2014 school year to make students eligible for vouchers in subsequent years. This obviously is a much abbreviated version of the changes. You can find out more about these changes at email@example.com.
Athletic director Katie Ervin is looking for volunteer coaches for next year. She needs coaches for varsity volleyball, girls JV and varsity basketball, and girls varsity soccer. If you are interested, please contact her.
Did you get your invitation?
This week students brought home invitations to our volunteer dinner, which will be Friday, May 31. The deadline to RSVP is May 24. Please do join us so we can thank you for all you have done to help our school this year.
The 5th/6th graders learn about sewage treatment during their field trip this week.
The fourth graders are shown saying good-bye to Mr. Michael Tam, who was their student teacher this year.