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February 21, 2024 

Good afternoon, Warren Scholars, Families, and Staff,

We have some important announcements for the week of February 21st. 

Thank you to the staff who engaged in our professional development and our scholars who participated in our elearning day yesterday. Just a reminder that scholars have five school days to submit their assignments to receive full credit and to be counted as present. Please reach out to your child’s school if you have any questions. 

MSD Warren Township, in partnership with the Indiana Immunization Coalition, will provide a clinic to accommodate immunizations required for school-age children on Wednesday, March 20, at Moorhead Community Resource Center from 3:00 - 6:00 pm Families are asked to pre-register for this event. The registration link for the immunization clinic is patients.vaxcare.com/registration. After clicking the link, enter the enrollment code, IN65942, and select Warren Schools-3/20Linked here and below are the required immunizations for school-age children. 

Filling out financial aid paperwork can be challenging, but College Goal Sunday makes it easy. College Goal Sunday is Indiana’s largest FAFSA filing event, and it will be held this Sunday, February 25th, 2024, from 2 – 4 pm. FAFSA filing experts from across Indiana will be available during the event to help all attendees with filing their FAFSA. On February 25th anyone wishing to file their FAFSA with free expert help must visit one of the College Goal Sunday locations across Indiana for FREE in-person help completing the form. Visit Collegegoalsunday.org for locations. Below are the locations in the Indianapolis area. 


Arsenal Technical High School (1500 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46202 – Computer Lab)

Beech Grove High School (5330 Hornet Ave, Beech Grove, IN 46107)

Decatur Central High School (5251 Kentucky Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46221)

George Washington Community High School (2215 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222 – Door #22)

Ivy Tech Community College (50 W Fall Creek Parkway North Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208 – North Meridian Center)

Lawrence North High School (7802 Hague Road, Indianapolis, IN 46256)

Journey to Kindergarten / Kindergarten Open House for the 2024-2025 school year will be held on Monday, March 18th, from 6:00-8:00 at each of our 9 Warren elementary schools. This kickoff event provides our newest students and families the opportunity to pre-register for the 24-25 school year, take a tour of their new school, meet their teachers and ask questions about the upcoming school year. Our Warren Early Childhood Center will also have an event this evening from 6:00 - 8:00 for preschool students. 

Attention 2nd and 3rd Grade Students and Families: 2nd and 3rd graders across the District will be taking the IREAD3 assessment from March 4 - 15. This assessment is used to measure foundational reading skills based on Indiana Academic Standards through 3rd grade. 2nd and 3rd-grade teachers will be sharing more information on IREAD3 in the coming weeks. The image below provides a blueprint of the reading skills that are included on the assessment. If you have any questions on the IREAD3 assessment, please visit the Indiana Department of Education IREAD3 website linked here or contact your child’s school. 

MSD Warren Township will be hosting its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair on Wednesday, February 28th. There will be an opportunity to participate either in person or virtually. Please see the attached flyer for more information. 

On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse, known as the "Great North American Eclipse," will trace a narrow path of totality across 13 U.S. states, including Central Indiana. As a result, all MSD Warren Schools will be closed this day, and students will have an asynchronous elearning day. Because this is the day after our spring intersession break, materials, learning activities, and special eclipse safety glasses will be sent home prior to the break. More information on the eclipse can be found linked here.

Thank you for your continued support and investments in Warren scholars, schools, and staff. #WarrenWill create Joy in the Journey. 

Dr. Tim Hanson, Superintendent of Schools for MSD Warren Township