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Screen on the Green lion king

            Mark your calendars! On Friday, October 12, students may bring their entire family, mom, dad, grandpa, and grandma, to Tenth Street Elementary School’s annual “Screen on the Green” program. 

This year’s program, The Lion King, will feature a movie to stimulate educational interaction between parents and their children. Please mark your calendars for this unique night’s event. 

Spell Bowl Team spell bowl

      The Tenth Street students recently participated in a head-to-head competition to determine this year’s Spell Bowl Team. We are proud to announce that the following students are on the 2018-19 Spell Bowl Team: Nicolas Aguilera, Camden Bonner, Breonia Brackney, Johnson Dong, Shawna Fredrickson, Kayle Guardado Martinez, Jovie Huddleston, Quentin Hutchinson, Tristan King, Cole Leinenbach, Emma L. Leonard, Vanessa Ramirez Acosta, and Mackenzie Walsh.

     A special thank you goes to Ms. Morin and Mrs. Prechtel for their efforts in preparing our team for victory. These students will participate in a state-wide competition on Thursday, November 15. Good luck to all!


Substitute Teachers Needed subs

     Earn some money and set your own schedule. Our school corporation is looking for substitute teachers. Please contact the GJCS Corporate Office at (812)482-1801 for details.

“Paws” for the Cause paws

          Tenth Street Elementary School reinforces positive behaviors in children through a school wide incentive program.  Students have an opportunity to earn “Paw Dollars” from any staff member who identifies a student who is displaying qualities for being safe, being responsible, being respectful, and doing his/ her personal best. After receiving the Paw Dollars, students may redeem the bucks for activities in the class or choose a longer term option of saving it for bigger items at our school store or a chance at a drawing for a major item.

             As parents, we ask that you talk to your child about how many “Paw Dollars” they earned today. Then ask what they did to earn them. It is more likely that they will share their day than the typical exchange of “What did you do at school today?”… “Nothing!” dialogue. 

            Cash or prize donations to the store or grand prize are welcome to assist with the ongoing efforts.

Back to School Registration/Meet Your Teacher Night meet

 Tuesday, July 31st is Meet Your Teacher Night from 4:00-6:30pm, as well as registration for those parents that may need help with the enrollment process. We will have staff members in our computer lab from 4:00- 6:30 to help you.

2018-19 Registration registration

             This year Greater Jasper Schools will be having online registration for next school year. It is important to have PowerSchool access information verified before school is out. If you cannot access your students account, please contact the office for assistance prior to Memorial Day.  Please be sure to check e-mails and newspaper releases for more information throughout the summer.  

Health Notice immunization

5th grade parents please make appointments now for your child to receive the necessary immunizations required for all 6th grade students before school starts August 9, 2018.  Many Tenth Street students have not received the state required immunizations. 

Art Exhibit art pallette

                On Thursday, April 12, the community experienced our seventh annual Art Exhibit at Tenth Street Elementary School. The work of the children produced by the children in Art permeated the building. Through the efforts of many staff members, parents, and students, the children shared artwork with others in our “Art Mart”. The children’s efforts in the art store yielded over $400. If you wanted to make a donation to the art program, please contact our office. Thank you all for your support with supporting your children’s passion in art.

We thank Ms. Huls, Mrs. Schwartz, and the entire staff for bringing a fun and memorable day to our students. 

Summer Dress Reminder shorts
              Warm weather is becoming more regular as each day passes. Tenth Street Elementary will now allow students to adjust their clothing accordingly. Please keep in mind that any dressing options chosen should not reveal the chest, saddle, or belly areas at any time. Any garments that are creating interference to the educational process will be disallowed.
                Shorts will be allowed for all children. When selecting shorts to wear, be sure that the shorts extend well below a stiffened arm. Shorts must fit without sagging below the waist or revealing any part of the body that is deemed discrete.
                Tops for children should cover the shoulder blade and not gap. Muscle shirts and spaghetti straps are only allowed if covered by another shirt. No tops should reveal any part of the body that is deemed discrete at any time.
                Footwear has been a growing concern for reasons of safety. Children are allowed to wear sandals if there is a secured strap for the heel. Flip flops are not secured to the heel; therefore, they create a safety concern and are disallowed.
                Summer garments will be allowed. Please help us to allow our children to dress more comfortably while maintaining an appropriate learning environment. Thank you for helping us to address the summer time needs.
Willy Wonka willy wonka

            Our students will be going to Jasper Middle School to view a performance of “Willy Wonka” on Friday, April 13. You must fill out a permission slip in order for your child to attend. Please turn these slips in by Wednesday, April 11. Our hope is that this production will entertain and maybe inspire our students to look at performing arts as an option in the middle school. 

Lost and Found lost and found

       With weather getting warmer, sometimes students forget their coats as they go home. We have a huge number of lost and found items of which families have spent a lot of money just lying in our lost and found area. These items will be taken to St. Vincent’s if not claimed. Please check your children’s closets to ensure that you know where your child’s colder weather clothes are. If your child has missing items, chances are we have them. Please, check with our lost and found immediately, because they will be donated after the next PTC meeting.

Plans Altered - Art Fair to Art Open House

            Due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control, we will not be conducting our Art Fair on April 12. Instead we are going to move to an Art Open House format. We will have artwork on display in our school on this day from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Those students, who have worked so hard to have artistic merchandise to sell, will be doing so from 11:15-12:45 in our gym. Parents are welcome to visit the “Open House” at their convenience. We apologize for this inconvenience to students and their families, and we thank you for your understanding in adjusting this experience.

Family Fun Night! q auction

                Please mark your calendars for this year’s Quarter Auction. It will be held on Friday, March 16 in the St. Joseph’s parish center gym starting at 6:00.  Be sure to check us out on Facebook. On behalf of the students and staff, we thank you for your support. 

I-Read 3 i read

                According to state law, all third graders must pass a reading competency in order to move on to fourth grade. This assessment, I-Read 3, will be administered between March 12 and March 16. For questions contact the school.

Way to Go Tenth Street!

                On Thursday, February 22 at Cedar Crest Intermediate School, the Tenth Street M.A.T.H. Bowl Team placed third in our division in our region. Way to go team!  

A special thank you goes to our coaches Mrs. Beier, Mrs. Buse, and Ms. Morin for their commitment as coaches. 

Letting Off STEAM steam

Recently our school has started a weekly encounter with an interactive lab. STEAM Lab is a group learning experience that challenges students to creatively solve problems and build collaborative team skills. Ask your child what he/she has done this week in STEAM or STEM. 

Family Fun! pacers

Right after school on Friday, February 23, 156 people shuttled off to Indianapolis to catch this year’s Pacers game. 43 Tenth Street Students and their families made the pilgrimage to see the Pacers beat the Atlanta Hawks.

                Students who went to the game had the opportunity to actually step foot on the Pacers floor during the starting lineup announcements, shoot a basket after the game, and enjoy world class entertainment at a very reasonable price. 

Math Bowl Set math

The following students will represent Tenth Street Elementary in our state-wide competition for M.A.T.H. on Thursday, February 22: Braxton Brosmer, Crystal Flores Escobedo, Makayla Fromme, Ava Hulse, Owen Gehlhausen, Jace Gramelspacher, Zackory Hirsch, Cara Jones, Helen Pardo, Damon Perez, Christopher Sandoval, Addison Simmers, Carter Smith, and Zoie Warner. A special thank you goes to Mrs. Beier, Mrs. Buse and Ms. Morin for coaching our team this year. Good luck! 

Honored Students som

 On Wednesday, January 31, we recognized the following students for being students of the month for outstanding school citizenship. Congratulations goes to:


Grade    January 2018     

                3rd           Evelyn Harpenau           

                4th            Johnson Dong                     

                5th            Crystal Flores Escobedo   


Grade    February 2018   

                3rd           Sutton Brosmer

                4th            Josseline Sandoval

                5th         Braxton Brosmer


Way to go! We are proud of each of you!  

Special Awards Given

At 1:00 on February 13. All students will come to the gym for a special awards program. Students’ 2017 ISTEP scores from the state were analyzed, and those student who received the highest possible designation from the state in both performance and growth will be acknowledged.

This year we will honor the following:

76 Students “Highest Performance Designation in the State of Indiana for Language Arts”

89 Students “Highest Performance Designation in the State of Indiana for Math”

80 Students “Highest Growth Designation in the State of Indiana for Language Arts”

81 Students “Highest Growth Designation in the State of Indiana for Math”

As always, all parents are welcome to attend

Snow Make-Up Days Set
Tax Return Coming? scrip

                Use Scrip to enhance your family’s purchasing power. If you plan ahead, you might end up with free textbooks next year. Contact our office for more details. (812) 482-2529. 

Immunization Information immunizations

                Indiana State Department of Health states that all students entering 6th grade must receive a Tdap, (Tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) Menactra, (meningitis), and Hep A. To take advantage of the convenience of having this done at school, parents must register on our school website at http://www.gjcs.k12.in.us/5/home  by clicking  on the “5th Grade Immunization Clinic” tab by January 19. The clinic is scheduled for Thursday, February 1.  If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Buschkoetter, school nurse, or your health provider. 

Destination Imagination di

            Tenth Street Elementary School is proud to announce that on Saturday, March 3 we will have children participating in a D.I. competition at a site yet to be determined.  We are proud to announce that our school has team members competing in this event. The following students will be participating: Henry Hostetter, Stella Kisman, and Carson Matheis, and Jillian Troutman.

A special thank you goes out to the coach Meredith Christiansen for working with the students this year. We wish you good luck and a lot of fun!


Thanks for the Memories prog2017

                We would like to thank all the parents and staff members, who helped to make this year’s Christmas program a success. We also thank Jasper High School and Fifth Street Elementary for the use of their seating. As always, we appreciate Ms. Huls’ leadership in creating Christmas memories for all. We hope that our school’s program helped to start your holiday season off on the right note.  

Spelling Bee spellingbee2017

                On Thursday, December 14, at 1:05 in our gym, ten children earned the right to compete for the Tenth Street Elementary School Spelling Bee Championship. The classroom winners competing in the Spelling Bee were:  Crystal Flores Escobedo, Colin Foster, Audry Jones, Helen Pardo, Sarahi Rodriguez, Christopher Sandoval, Landon Uppencamp, Ali Werner, Julia Williams, and Brett Winkler.

      Congratulations goes to Christopher Sandoval, our overall school champion. Also, we congratulate Julia Williams, who was runner up.

                All spellers will be recognized at our Fifth Grade Awards Day in May. All classroom winners will receive a certificate and the champion and runner-up will receive trophies.  

Christmas Program christmas play

Monday, December 11, is our Christmas program date. Our Third Grade’s program is at 6:30, our Fourth Grade at 7:15 and Fifth Grade is at 8:00. In order to make for a smoother evening this year, we are asking that you consider a few things:

1)Please consider carpooling.

2)If you are of healthy body, please park a block or two from school to enable the less fortunate easier access.

3)Please leave small children at home this evening. We ask that you opt for them to attend our dress rehearsal in the afternoon.

4)Please don’t stay for all performances unless you have children in all performances.

We hope that these suggestions can serve all in having a happier evening. Thank you for considering these options.    

Spell Bowl Celebrates Success spellbowl

Thursday, November 17 at Cedar Crest Intermediate School, eleven students participated in this year’s statewide Spell Bowl Competition. We are proud to announce that our team finished with 39 out of 56 points, which was good enough for a third place finish in our division regionally.

                Congratulations to our spellers for a night they will always remember. This year’s spellers were: Margaret Arvin, Lylianah Cowan, Kayle Guardado Martinez, Cara Jones, Stella Kisman, Nevaeh Lamkin, Emma L. Leonard, Colin Moore, Damon Perez, Liliana Serrano, Jillian Troutman, Mackenzie Walsh, and Ali Werner..

Furthermore, we would like to thank Mrs. Jasper and Mrs. Pfau for all their help with coaching this year. 

Marine Corps Toys for Tots Drive toy for tots

Marine Corps Toys for Tots Drive

Our school will be hosting a toy drive

for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program from

Nov. 17th – Dec. 15th

Each student has the opportunity (not mandatory) to bring in a new, unwrapped toy to be distributed to local kids in need. Thank you for your participation.

Honoring Our Veterans veterans day

Friday, November 10


Show your pride for our veterans by wearing red, white, and blue.


Fundraiser Information

         Thank you for your support in our P.T.C.’s fundraising efforts. Once all the fundraiser money has been collected, sometime in December, we will be distributing prizes for students who have turned in all of their money. 

A Little Help mittens

            Many fantastic organizations work to help kids with winter coats and Christmas toys. These efforts are fantastic and much appreciated by all. There are many kids who need the accessories throughout the cold winter season. Tenth Street Elementary will be collecting gloves, scarves, hats, and socks to help kids with the frigid temperatures just ahead of us. Please send such unused contributions to our school. We will make sure your kind gift makes an impact.