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

Congratulations North Dearborn Elementary!

Last day of school

The end of the school year is approaching!!
The last student day of the 2013-14 school year is Friday, May 30, 2014!!

Have a safe and enjoyable summer break!

School Calendars

Click here to view the 2013-14 school calendar

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"

Supt. Welcome

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools' website.    Please take a few moments to explore our school corporation.  Our school corporation is dedicated to meeting the needs of our students.  S-DCS provides excellent educational opportunities for students to grow in challenging and authentic learning environments.   Our schools and students not only meet state standards, but they perform at very high levels academically that rival the top schools in the state of Indiana.  S-DCS administrators, faculty and support staff are dedicated to helping all children succeed at higher levels.  S-DCS offers numerous extracurricular activities that will keep students actively involved in our schools.  S-DCS has strong community support.  Our facilities are second to none.  Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools are proud of our efforts to be "Leading the Way in Quality Education" for every student who attends our schools.  Thank you for visiting.

Click here for latest corporation newsletter.

My Blog

As we begin the 2013-14 school year, I want to let everyone know that I have started a blog.  For those of you not familiar with a blog, here is the definition from Wikipedia:

A blog (a contraction of the words web log)[1] is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first). Until 2009 blogs were usually the work of a single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often covered a single subject.

I will be using this site to publish current information and successes of our students and staff.  I will also spotlight specific events too!

You can find my blog by clicking on the link below:

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

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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. Jeff Hendrix, Superintendent
1 Trojan Place, Suite B
St. Leon, IN 47012

V: 812-623-2291
F: 812-623-3341