Sunman-Dearborn · 1 Trojan Place, Suite B · St. Leon, IN 47012 · Ph: 812-623-2291 · Fax: 812-623-3341

Congratulations North Dearborn Elementary!

School Calendars

The School Board voted a their November 14, 2013 meeting to adopt the school calendars for the
2014-15 and the 2015-16 school years.
Click here to view the 2014-15 school calendar
Click here to view the 2015-16 school calendar

A - F School Rating Information

The 2013 "A - F School Ratings" have been released!!  Here are the grades our schools received (Click on the Corp name/School name to view their report card):

Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools = B
East Central High School = A
Here is a link to frequently asked questions about the A-F School Ratings, what they mean and how they are determined.

"Leading the Way in Quality Education"

Latest Podcast

Listen to the latest episode of the Superintendent's Podcast Internet Show, called SuperChat with Gary Puckett, click on the FlyPod image below.


S-DCSC Goals

2012-2013 Goals

1. Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation will remain financially stable with the operating balance in the General Fund being maintained at minimum of 5% and to be proactive in addressing future financial needs that may impact the minimum level of operation. Rainy Day Fund maintained at a 5% level of the monies that can be transferred from the approved funds.

Indicators for Stability and Pro-activity:
A. Positive balances in the monthly and year-end financial reports
B. General Fund has continuous growth in the operating balance
C. Increased enrollment
D. Fully-funded programs
2. Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation will provide a viable, articulated curriculum taught by highly qualified teachers who use best practices informed by data derived from authentic assessments focused on the operating philosophy of continuous quality improvement incorporated in the S-DCSC Strategic Plan.

Indicators for Continuous Quality Improvement in the areas of Curriculum creation, Researched Best Practices, and Formative/Summative Assessments are:
A. Curriculum mapping utilized to articulate curriculum 12-K vertically and horizontally
B. Professional Development is provided for board members, administrators teachers and support staff to improve curriculum development, instructional practices and assessment practices
C. Alignment of curriculum to Indiana Common Core Standards
D. Utilize targets, strategies and action plans outlined in the S-DCSC strategic plan
3. Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation will continue to provide opportunities for student, staff, parents and community involvement in the school corporation to communicate effectively at all levels.
Indicators for Maintaining Communication and Involvement:
A. Continue monitoring of web site with daily announcements and regularly updated information
B. Continue monitoring of administration to staff communication
C. Continue monitoring of school to parent communication
D. Continue monitoring student participation in school activities
E. Provide opportunities for public comments, S-DEA comments, Principal reports at all regularly scheduled monthly board meetings
4. Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation will continue to provide safe schools for students, staff, administration and the community.
Indicators for Safety:
A. Each building will have a school safety specialist
B. Each building will practice safety measures for man-made and natural disasters
C. Each facility will have procedures in place to protect occupants of each building through a school safety plan.
D. Each bus will have a safety evacuation plan that is reviewed and practiced.
E. Continue to work with community resources to provide training and protection.
F. Provide stronger external security measures for building entry

Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools Video

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10/09 Conferences
10/09 End of 1st 9 weeks
10/09 School Board Meeting
10/10 Fall Break
10/10 Conferences
10/10 Teacher Workday
10/13 Fall Break
10/14 Fall Break
10/15 Fall Break
10/16 Fall Break

Vision Statement

We will become the highest performing school corporation in southeast Indiana by June 2015 and one of the 10 highest performing districts in the state of Indiana by June 2017.

Mission Statement

The mission of S-DCS is to develop, for all students:
Literacy skills (reading, writing, communicating confidently)
Mastery of state and national standards
Character, responsibility, teamwork, the importance of regular attendance, goal-directedness, and service to community
High graduation rates and post-secondary success

Contact Us!

Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools
Dr. John Williams, Interim Superintendent
1 Trojan Place, Suite B
St. Leon, IN 47012

V: 812-623-2291
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