N.J.-S.P. Board Updated on Lighting Projects, Band Room Relocation

BluejayThe North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation is taking on some lighting projects during the holiday break. Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin told the school board Tuesday improvements at the bus garage are already underway. During the break lighting upgrades will be made in the middle and high school gym. Zupin says care has been taken to ensure that project does not interfere with any scheduled games or practices. Continue reading

N.J.-S.P. Teacher Receives Grant for Bicentennial Program

Indiana BicentennialA local teacher recently received a grant from the Northern Indiana Community Foundation to help fund an upcoming Indiana Bicentennial celebration. Donna Rowe teaches fourth grade at North Judson-San Pierre Elementary. That’s when students get their first formal exposure to Indiana history. Rowe says the $300 grant will offset the cost of a Bicentennial celebration on Dec. 9th. Continue reading

N.J.-S.P. Board Approves School Improvement Plans

BluejayThe two principals at North Judson-San Pierre schools have finalized their school improvement plans ahead of the state’s Dec. 1 deadline to submit them.

Even though ISTEP scores are still embargoed, both elementary Principal Mike McBride and junior/senior high school Principal Jim Polite are anticipating sub-par math scores.

McBride did tell the school board Tuesday that 98 percent of 3rd graders passed the IREAD test, and other indicators point to strong reading proficiency. Continue reading

N.J.-S.P. Strategic Plan Group Sets Goals

BluejayThe North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation’s strategic planning group has come up with three main goals. Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin told the school board this week they will serve as the foundation for the group’s effort to market the corporation. The group’s first goal is to improve school and community relations. For instance, Zupin says students can find a way to be involved in the upcoming North Judson town Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Another suggestion was to extend next fall’s homecoming celebration to include the entire community. Continue reading

Adventure Island Preschool to Lease Space at Former N.J.-S.P. Middle School

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Adventure Island Preschool will join the Starke County Community Foundation as a tenant of the former N.J.-S.P. Middle School

The former North Judson-San Pierre Middle School building will have another new tenant come January. The school board voted last night to lease the former family and consumer science classroom to Adventure Island Preschool through May for $350 per month. Continue reading