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The Twenty-First Century Scholars Program began in 1990 as Indiana's way of raising the educational aspirations of low- and moderate-income families. The program aims to ensure that all Indiana families can afford a college education for their children.
Income-eligible 7th and 8th graders who enroll in the program and fulfill a pledge of good citizenship to the state are guaranteed the cost of four years of undergraduate college tuition at any participating public college or university in Indiana. Click the link below to find out more and to apply online.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Creston Middle School has begun collecting Box Tops to earn equipment for our school. You'd be surprised at all the different types of items that have Box Tops on them...for example: Kleenex!! Ask friends and family to help too! Each Box Top is worth .10 cents to our school. However, don't hold on to them very long...they do have expiration dates. Students are asked to turn their Box Tops into their Success teacher or put them in the donation box in the Main Office.
FRESH IDEAS FOR EDUCATION
Marsh is again sponsoring the "Fresh Ideas for Education" program which helps us earn FREE classroom equipment and supplies. We are pleased to announce that Creston Middle School will be participating in this program again this year. We need your help. Please sign your Marsh Fresh Idea or O'Malia CouponPLUS card up to help Creston...then every time you shop and use your card to get the special prices...we earn points towards FREE equipment. It is so easy...just follow the directions at www.marsh.net, Creston's school number is 36589. Ask family and friends to join too!
Make sure to register your FreshIDEAS, CouponPLUS, and MainStreet Rewards$ cards as soon as possible!!
New this year: 100 Bonus Points for Creston Middle School for each new shopper that enrolls to support CMS and gives Marsh their email address!! Simply register by visiting www.freshideasforeducation.com and click on the Shopper Login link.
RECYCLE YOUR PAPER PRODUCTS!
Recycle your paper products with us!! We have joined with Abitibi-Bowater to recycle paper.
We cannot accept cardboard or phone books, but welcome: newspapers, magazines, envelopes, junk mail, old school papers, greeting cards, advertisements, catalogs, paperback books, and paper sacks. See the yellow and green recycle bins in the back parking lot.
The students of Creston Middle School could really use your help collecting Coke points!! The valuable codes can be found:
- on the underside of Coke caps on 20
ounce, 1 liter, and 2 liter bottles
- on the inside of the cases on canned Coke
We use these points to purchase much needed supplies for classrooms and every lid counts! Please save these and have your student bring them into the Main Office. Ask family and friends to help too. You can also establish an online account and donate part of all of your points to CMS.
After enjoying your refreshing Coke, you can drop your aluminum cans into our BIG BLUE recycling bin located in the back parking lot. For every can recycled, you help save enough electricity to run a TV for 3 hours...while throwing that can away wastes as much energy as pouring out half of the can's volume of gasoline.
Creston Middle School is a Market Day school. Orders can be submitted at school or online (www.marketday.com). Creston's school number is 7551. All profits from the Market Day sales support PTSA activities and projects.
USE GOOD SEARCH
Web browers can help Creston Middle School by simply chaning to GOODSEARCH.COM for your internet searches. When you use this search engine, you will be able to select Creston Middle School PTA. For each use, Creston will receive $.01.
January 22-February 28
ELA/Math, Grades 7 & 8
Nov 25-Dec 10
Social Studies, Grade 7, Dec. 4-17
Gr. 7 Social Studies, Feb 3-19
Grades 7 & 8 ELA/Math
March 1 - April 30 - ISTAR
April 28-May 7 - IMAST
ISTEP+ (Grades 3-8)
March 3-12 - Applied Skills
April 28-May 9 - Multiple Choice
HELP OUR CLASSROOMS!
We would like to invite the community into the classroom in support of our teachers and their students. We welcome individual, group and corporate donors of new, used or in-kind classroom resources and monetary donations. If you are interested in helping us please click the following "Wish List" to see what needs we currently have. If you would be willing to help meet some of our needs, please call Mr. Reedy at 317.532.6812.
DO YOU SHOP AT MEIJER?
Did you know that you can shop and help Creston Middle School students? It's simple...just enroll at www.meijer.com/rewards (you will need Creston's organizational code of #445528) and request a meijer 1 card (this is not a credit card). Then, when you shop at Meijer...have the cashier swipe your Meijer 1 card...and pay with cash or a PIN-based debit card. By doing this, Creston will receive 0.5% of your purchase for student programs!!
You may also link your Meijer credit card to Creston Middle School using the above website and CMS will receive 1% of your purchase.
TARGET'S TAKE CHARGE OF EDUCATION
If you have a Target "red" credit card, you can sign up so that your purchases count for Creston Middle School. More information is available at www.target.com. This is the way to find Creston:
1. go to www.target.com
2. scroll down to the bottom of the page...click
"Take Charge of Education" under company
3. type in Creston Middle School and the Zip
Code of 46239
4. Creston's information will appear (our school
number is #50611), on the right side of the
page make Creston Middle School your