New to Block
Interim Principal: Mrs. E. Quiroga
Interim Assistant Principals: Ms. L. Padilla and Ms. K. Hildenbrand
School City of East Chicago, Administration, 1401 East 144th Street, East Chicago, IN 46312
BOARD POLICY COMMITTEE MEETINGSchool City of East Chicago
School City of East Chicago, Administration Building, 1401 East 144th Street, East Chicago, IN 46312
BOARD EXECUTIVE SESSIONSchool City of East Chicago
The Parks Department is Sponsoring an Arts Program
This past Saturday (Dec. 7th), your Block Middle School Wrestling team participated in the Taft Invitational Wrestling Tournament in Crown Point. It was an open Individual tournament with 10 teams participating. In most weight classes, there was an 8 man bracket, with some having more than 8 kids entered, students had to "wrestle-in" just to get into the main bracket. It was an extremely competitive tournament and we represented very well.
Overall Individual results:
Eddie Delgado 5th place
Amari Leake 5th place
Victor Villaseno 6th place
Angel Ruiz 5th place
Markell Springer 6th place
Zion Bledsoe 4th place
Jessie DeLira 3rd place
James Carreno 1st place
Special recognition to our team MVP: Gold Medal winner, 1st place and undefeated on the day
Stop Bullying Hotline - 219-354-9655
STOP SCHOOL BULLYING HOT-LINE
The School City of East Chicago has established a COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL "Stop School Bullying Hot Line" which can be reached
24 hours a day at telephone number 219-354-9655.
This HOTLINE number is being made available to provide students, parents, family members, and concerned citizens with an opportunity to anonymously report information about bullying incidents that place the Safety and Security of School City of East Chicago Students and Staff at Risk!
If immediate assistance is needed, 'HOTLINE' Callers are instructed to contact the East Chicago Police Department at '911,' or the Lake County Emergency Communication Center at (219) 660-0011.
Ms. Laws - The Cell Project
Block's Bus Schedule
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The Importance of School Attendance
Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school.
When students are absent for fewer days, their grades and reading skills often improve—even among those students who are struggling in school. Students who attend school regularly also feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships, and are significantly more likely to graduate from high school, setting them up for a strong future.
But when kids are absent for an average of just two days of school per month—even when the absences are excused– it can have a negative impact. These absences can affect kids as early as Kindergarten.
For example, young elementary school students who miss an average of just two school days per month often have difficulty keeping up with their peers academically and tend to fall behind in reading. But when students are able to read on grade level by the end of third grade, which is when kids transition from learning to read to reading to learn, they are three to four times more likely to graduate high school and attend college, post-graduate, or professional development classes than their peers who struggle with reading.
As a parent, you can prepare your child for a lifetime of success by making regular school attendance a priority. By figuring out the reasons for your child’s absences—whether they’re physical or emotional—and taking advantage of support services—such as free tutoring, student mentoring and afterschool activities—you can help set your child on the path to success.
EN ESPAÑOL: http://es.absencesaddup.org/
- New Student Hours for 2018-19
Pre-K: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Elementary Schools: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Late Start Wednesdays: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Middle School: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (Late Start Wednesdays: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM)
High School: 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM (Late Start Wednesdays: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM)
- Middle School Code of Conduct and Dress Code
The Special Education Department is Hosting an IEP Parent Meeting
2019-2020 School Supply List
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