Charger News

Our students are making headlines, and we want to share all the great news with you. We will keep this page updated with important announcements, news stories, and student shout-outs. Please check back often, and help us celebrate our students’ many achievements.

Academic Banquet

Mark your calendars for our academic banquet on Thursday, May 17. We will be honoring all of our students in grades 3-6 for their academic accomplishments. All students that have been on the “A” or “AB” honor roll at least three of the four grading periods will be receiving an invitation. More details to follow soon.

Spring Music Program

On Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., students in grades 1-3 will perform their musical program in the North Decatur High School gym. Students will need to report to the high school by 6:45 p.m. If your child is going to be absent from the spring program, please send a note to school prior to April 26.

Charger Car and Truck Show

The Charger Car and Truck Show is set for May 12 from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Please fill out the registration form and return it by May 1. The fee for the show is $15. If you pay on the date of the event, it is $20. For show and sponsorship information, please contact Dave Sell at (812) 663.9215 or Holly Wagner at (812) 593.8542. 

2018 Camp Invention Program

Parents, is your child interested in fun, hands-on activities that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship, and curiosity? If so, consider registering your child for our Decatur County 2018 Camp Invention program for students entering grades kindergarten through sixth! Our program will be Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 15. Register your child today for a discount! Scholarships are also available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please take a moment to see our Decatur County 2018 Camp Invention program flyer. You may also find additional information by visiting the Camp Invention website.

Teachers and Support Staff of the Year

We are so lucky to have amazing teachers and support staff at all our schools. Congratulations to our teachers of the year and support staff of the year. Thank you for all you do for our students!


Teacher of the Year: Lela Jayne
Support Staff of the Year: Joyce Fogle


Teacher of the Year: Pam Sweasy

Support Staff of the Year: Cathy Pittman


Teacher of the Year: Dottie Hellmich
Support Staff of the Year: Marvin Mills


Teachers of the Year: Brian Ingmire, Betsy Litmer, and Angie Parmer

Support Staff of the Year: Sandy Albrand, Wendy Bohman, and Connie Krieger

Decatur County United Fund Supports Young Inventors

The Decatur County United Fund recently awarded a $5000 grant to the Decatur County Community School Corporation for the 2018 Camp Invention Program. Please see the press release. Camp Invention is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the future of innovation and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

The program is open to any child entering grades K-6, regardless of school district, and will be at North Decatur Elementary School from June 11 through June 15 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day.

You can find registration and additional information, as well as other camp experiences offered in nearby communities, on the Camp Invention website, or by calling (800) 968.4332. Please note that you must call to enroll your child to receive a scholarship (children will not receive scholarships if enrolled online.)

Decatur County Community Schools. Staff holds check for 5,000 from United Funds made out to Decatur County Schools.

Congratulations Ms. Evelyn Jones

The Women of Steel union workers of Hill-Rom chose Ms. Evelyn Jones as their first teacher to aid as part of their community service project. In doing so, they have supplied her classroom with pencils, loose leaf paper, erasers, crayons, expo makers, highlighters, Dr. Seuss books, Magic Tree House books, 30 pairs of ear buds, and a brand new Hoki stool. Congrats to Ms.Jones and thank you to the sponsors.