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.

Child Abuse Prevention

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Every child deserves the chance to live in a healthy, safe, and nurturing environment. To show our support, NDES will proudly display Pinwheels for Prevention throughout April. Look for these beautiful symbols of a carefree childhood at our entrances and in the windows of our classrooms.

Battle of the Books!

We should know the results of this event on Monday.  

We have listed the team members and coaches below: 

  • Sixth grade team:
    Jewel Verseman, Grant Bruner, Brooke Hersley, Mallory DeHaven, Miley Scudder, Lilly McDonald, & Cletus Rennekamp Coach: Mrs. Burkhart  
  • Fifth grade team:
    Tate Hellmich, John Reynolds, Sophie Rohls, Lydia Rennekamp, Haylee Schoettmer, Mariah Volk Coaches: Mrs. Hartman & Mrs. Schoettmer

Charger Car and Truck Cruise

The Charger car and truck cruise is on Saturday, May 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at North Decatur Elementary School. The registration fee is $25 and includes one lunch. We will drive about a two-hour cruise then return to school for a lunch. All vehicles are welcome! Please see below for more information.


PTO will be having their yearly walk-a-thon on Friday, April 30. More details to follow very soon.

Important News from the School Board

On March 10, the Decatur County Community Schools School Board passed a resolution opposing House Bill 1005 (HB 1005) and Senate Bill 413 (SB 413) expanding education savings accounts and school vouchers that will take money away from our teachers and students. Over the next few weeks, it is anticipated that over 140 schools and corporations in Indiana will have passed a resolution opposing HB 1005 and SB 413. The school board is requesting the help of all members of the community to oppose these bills and keep the money in our school districts. For more information, please see the letter from the school board.