INDIAN CREEK EDUCATION FOUNDATION
The Indian Creek Education Foundation provides resources that will enhance and support excellence and innovation within our schools while expanding learning opportunities for each Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson student.
The Indian Creek Education Foundation, Inc. is an IRS registered 501 (c3)
We are excited to announce a rewarding opportunity to join the Indian Creek Education Foundation as a part-time Executive Director. If you have a proven track record in fundraising, event planning, and community outreach, and are ready to contribute to the success of our foundation, we invite you to join our team. Come be a vital part of our mission to enhance educational opportunities for the Indian Creek community!
SUPPORT OUR EVENTS
The Indian Creek Education Foundation secures funding through individual and corporate donations, event sponsorships and fundraising events, including:
- Bingo Night
- Marvelous Mentors
The foundation also receives a substantial amount of funding from our Indian Creek teachers. More than 70 percent of Indian Creek teachers have made donations through payroll deduction.
Check back for our upcoming events, or let us know about events we should be involved in. We're always happy to support our community. Also, follow our announcements about events, grants and other news on our Facebook page.
HONOR THOSE WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE
Did you know that you can make a donation to the Indian Creek Education Foundation in honor or memory of someone you admire? When you make a donation online, simply select “this gift is an honor/memorial gift” on the online form and you will be prompted to provide the appropriate information. The person who you are honoring with your gift (or contact, if the gift is made in memory) will receive notification that a gift was made in their name. This is a great way to honor a favorite educator, community leader, parent or anyone else who had made a difference in your life.
The Indian Creek Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization, and all gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
How to Help
Your gifts of time, treasure and talent make all the difference in our ability to provide Indian Creek students with the best possible learning opportunities. Donations can be made:
To make a secure online donation, click the button, fill in the form and provide your payment information through Paypal.
If you prefer to make a donation by check, you can mail it to 802 South Indian Creek Drive, Trafalgar, IN 46181.
If you’d like to volunteer, fill out our contact form and we will be in touch soon. We love welcoming new volunteers, and we have a wide variety of ways for you to be involved.
Indian Creek Schools staff can arrange to donate either through a payroll deduction or one-time contribution. Please fill out our form, print and follow the instructions.
OUR GRANTS . THEIR IMPACT
The Indian Creek Education Foundation awards classroom grants to enhance learning opportunities for Indian Creek students and provide them with opportunities that would not otherwise be available to them. Past grants have included new programs, projects, technology, enrichment materials, and professional development. Teachers are eligible to apply for a $500 grant each grant round. More than $100,000 has been awarded since the foundation was created.
"As a recipient of a NHJEF grant that purchased books of poetry to use with struggling readers, I have been amazed at my students' reactions to this! Whenever they see that I have the books out for the day, I inevitably hear exclamations of "Yes!" The students enjoy our poetry days immensely and some have taken the initiative to check out similar books from the library for their own enjoyment. This grant has introduced students to a new genre of literature to enjoy, and has definitely had a positive influence on their fluency skills. I am very grateful that the foundation supports teachers with the funds to enhance the academic experience of students at NHJ."
"NHJ Education Grants have been instrumental in helping students be successful in both my high school business class last year and with my students in my Resource class this year. Whether it be helping provide hands-on learning experiences that enrich students opportunity in the business world or by providing flexible seating for students to help them focus, the NHJ Education Grants have truly blessed the Indian Creek students and staff!"
"The NHJ Foundation grants have greatly benefited my students over the years. Last year, the FACS classroom was awarded an embroidery machine. Now that the students have the opportunity to personalize their sewing projects, they are so enthusiastic about working on them. Recently, my classroom was awarded a snow cone machine complete with flavored syrup and cups. The students will earn snowcones once a month for “positive” behavior in the classroom. This year I was also awarded a grant to travel to New York City with the high school FACS teacher. The trip was an amazing experience. A few highlights from our trip were that we attended a Fashion Show, took a pasta cooking class, and explored the wonderful city. The students loved hearing about our experience in the “Big Apple.” In a few weeks, I plan to bring NYC into the classroom and teach the students how to make pasta from scratch like we learned in our cooking class. The NHJ Foundation allows teachers to incorporate more engaging and exciting activities in their classrooms! As a teacher and parent I am very thankful for this fantastic organization!"
"Funds were used to cover printing costs for a 50-page literary magazine solely developed by the sophomore English classes. The magazine was composed of original writing and artwork of ICHS students and will provide students the opportunity to create a unique publication from beginning to end."
"Purchase of six Color Nooks, protective cases and headphones to help children become more engaged in reading through the use of technology. The Nooks can be used in independent reading, reading stations, and group work activities, and can be rotated in multiple classrooms each week. Additional apps are also available on the Nooks to provide additional skill development. Sponsor: Mutual Savings Bank"
"This grant provided funds for the author Stephanie Bodeen to visit Indian Creek Middle School in support of the 8th-grade students reading the novel "The Gardner". The students did supplemental activities in Language Arts and Reading as well as a cross-curricular art project to go along with the novel. The author visit provided a unique opportunity for students to talk with the author behind the work of literature they are studying."
"We purchased two electronic balances to enhance and expand laboratory experiences in the Indian Creek High School Science Department. The balances will allow for more efficient, accurate collection of data and additional inquiry-based opportunities in chemistry, physics and biology which will better prepare students for AP level courses in the sciences. Sponsor: ICHS Alumni classes of 1968-1979"
"We purchased 36 S2H REPLAY activity trackers to be used in the ICMS 8th grade PE and Health curriculum (HEART). The tracker monitors student's activity level, notifies them when they are in their "zone" and when they fall out, and records the final fitness activity the student performs. The trackers would give students accountability in their efforts to reach the recommended 60 minutes of intense daily activity. Students are awarded points based on activity level that can be redeemed for rewards. The trackers can also be used in the 6th and 7th grade curriculum to introduce the fitness concept. Sponsor: Johnson Memorial Health"
In August 2011, a small group of citizens conceived the idea of forming an independent foundation for the purpose of privately funding activities aimed at enriching the educational experience of students. We believe our children are our future and building a solid academic foundation is key to their success.
The timing of our initiative could not have been better, with the ongoing budget cuts placed upon the schools and the increased standards for students and teachers. Programs and activities that the schools previously financed are being left behind in the effort to be financially sound. These changes will alter our students' education. As a foundation, we aim to build communication within our community and raise awareness of our school needs while improving academic and educational opportunities.
We welcome new board members, committee volunteers, and any other member of our Indian Creek community who is interested in enriching our students’ educations. If you have any questions or concerns or would like to volunteer, please reach out to any of our board officers.
Members at Large
Fill out our form and we will be glad to schedule a time to meet in person or set up a telephone call.