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HSE Highlights
Thank you for supporting the great achievements of our Hamilton Southeastern students, parents,
faculty and staff. Here are just a few of the great highlights taking place in our schools:
12th Annual Carrie Colglazier Scholarship Workday Coming Up March 28th
In the summer of 2003, Carrie Colglazier a 2002 Hamilton Southeastern graduate was tragically
killed by a drunk driver. Carrie was a two
sport, All-State athlete in soccer and track
and was very involved in the FFA program at
HSE. Carrie was extremely passionate about
her family, friends, teammates and her
teachers and coaches. Her life continues to
serve as an inspiration for the entire
community through the 12th annual Carrie
Colglazier Scholarship Workday coming up at
the end of this month.
If you have spring cleaning, mulch, paint or lawn projects, the Carrie Colglazier Scholarship
Workday is for you! Hire a student to help and in turn, help fund scholarships. More
information: www.carriecolglazier.org.
FCI’s Luke Andritsch is the HSE Snapshots of Success for March 9th
Our Snapshots of Success honoree for March 9, 2015 is Luke Andritsch, a student at Fall Creek
Intermediate School. His principal is Randy Schoeff, who describes Luke as a “fine young man.” We could
not agree more.
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Luke and his family were featured on WTHR Channel 13 for their volunteer work at Riley Children’s
Hospital. Luke regularly visits the Indy campus to distribute
“Rhythm Pax” to every child who has recently been
diagnosed with cancer, about 25 each month. During his
visits, he and his family also lead a drumming circle with
the patients.
Luke’s dedication as a volunteer is noteworthy, but his
story becomes even more remarkable when you
understand that he was diagnosed with leukemia at the
age of three. He is now cancer free. Drumming was often a
solace and outlet for him. Today, he shares his strategy
and story with other children, who find themselves in a similar situation.
Luke and the Andritsch family have demonstrated what it means to pay it forward. Thank you for being
such a light and inspiration to our community.
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Fishers High School Science Olympiad Team Head to State March 21st
The FHS Science Olympiad academic team
competed at the Ivy Tech Science Olympiad
regional on February 28th, 2015. They won 2nd
place, qualifying them for the state competition to
be held at IU Bloomington on March 21st. This is
the team’s second year earning an invitation to
State, after being born last year! For more
information about the Science Olympiad, visit
Thank you to sponsors and supporters: Holladay
Properties, RYR Tax & Accounting, and other private
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contributors. Thank you for your contributions and support!
Science Olympiad Team Members (from left to right with grade level in parentheses):
Bottom row: Chelsea Shi (12), Ioni Tcholakova (10), Khunsha Ahmed (9), Alina Sheikh (9)
Middle row: Marisa Trosen (11), Victoria Smith (9), Chloe Snipes (11), Sarah Hiatt (9), Joonu Ryu (9
Back row: Ms. Jennifer Tice (head coach), Christian Ames (10), Aakhash Ganesh (10), Matthieu Picard
(10), Thomas Shera (10), Nicholas Curtis (12), Brian Fielder (10), Mr. Dan Mach (assistant coach)
Fishers and HSE High School Students
Excel on National German Language Exam
This past February, students at Fishers and Hamilton
Southeastern High Schools who are enrolled in a
German honors class participated in the National
German Exam. All World Language students enrolled in
honors level language classes take this annual exam
sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of
German, French or Spanish. The data received enables
teachers to see how students are doing with respect to
the different parts of the exam, such as listening,
grammar, and reading skills. It is also an indicator of
how a student might do on the AP test after 5 years of
language study.
Fishers High School National German Exam Students
Students received Gold, Silver or Bronze level certificates from the American Association of Teachers of
German for scoring so well nationally. Gold is at or above the 90th percentile, Silver is between 80th -89th
percentile, and Bronze is between the 70th-79th percentile.
Congratulations to all the test takers! A full listing of results is available at www.hse.k12.in.us .
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Shakin’ Off ISTEP: Harrison Parkway Video Helps Students Get Ready
Indiana Pacers Mascot Boomer Makes Testing Window a Slam Dunk
The ISTEP testing window began February 25 and runs until
March 10 for HSE students in Grades 3-8. Some of our
schools helped ready students in unique ways. Harrison
Parkway Elementary remixed Taylor Swift’s Shake it Off and
created their own fun ISTEP prep video. Check out the
YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/D5PClRh1kkA. Meanwhile,
Pacers Mascot Boomer rocked the gym at Fall Creek
Elementary on February 27th, firing up the kids before
starting their ISTEP testing.
HSE High School Alum Debuts IMAX Film at Indiana State History Museum
Brenden Patrick Hill, Hamilton Southeastern High School, Class of 2000, studied theater at Indiana
University Bloomington. Brenden, now of Los Angeles, has produced a full-length independent movie,
WALTER, which debuted March 8th, 13th and 14th at the Indiana State Museum’s IMAX theater.
The film is written by Paul Shoulberg of Bloomington. Actor Andrew West, originally from Merrillville,
plays "Walter." Hill, Shoulberg, and West will have a Q&A session after the March 8th showing.
Indiana University Cinema also hosted a screening in Bloomington, IN, where the three Hoosiers
discussed their film. Although most of the filming was done in Los Angeles, Brenden did not forget his
Hoosier roots and included scenes from the Hamilton County IMAX and Indianapolis. WALTER is
available as video on demand.
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Riverside Intermediate IASP M.A.T.H. & Science Bowl State Champs;
Fishers Elementary Takes Third in M.A.T.H. Bowl
Congratulations to Riverside
Intermediate School. The Golden Hawks
are the state champs in the Blue Class of
the Indiana Association of School
Principals’ M.A.T.H. Bowl. The
competition is co-sponsored by IASP and
Purdue University. Also, placing in the
top five is Fishers Elementary, which
took third place in the Yellow Class.
A record number of participants (8,209 students on the rosters for 521 teams) were involved. What an
accomplishment for our HSE teams. Several other teams
from HSE performed well and placed high in the rankings
 Sand Creek Intermediate – State Top 10 (Blue Class)
 Durbin Elementary School – State Top 10 (Yellow
 New Britton Elementary School – State Top 10
(Yellow Class)
 Hoosier Road Elementary School – State Top 10
(Yellow Class)
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Riverside Intermediate Science Bowl Champs
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Also, to be noted, Riverside Intermediate is the 2015 IASP Science Bowl Champion! Each Science
Bowl team competed in three competitions: team, experimental, and individual. After perfect scores in
Rounds 1 and 2, the overall combined score earned RSI the title of State Champions in their division!
CRE Kinders Create Soundtrack to “Nightime Ninja”
Cumberland Road Elementary students created a soundtrack to the children’s book “Nightime Ninja” by
Barbara DaCosta. With CRE Music Teacher Suleman Hussain serving as creative director, the work was
published and shared on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFF1GK_kSpg. The project
also received a response Tweet from the author on @HSESchools: “@HSESchools @CREhseIN What
a fun musical interpretation of #NighttimeNinja. Great going!”
March Town Talk and Fishers Newsletter in Homes & Virtual Newsstands Now!
Catch up on some of the latest school news and features with issues of Town Talk from the City of
Fishers or the Fishers Community Newsletter. Both magazines are delivered to homes or available
online. Log on to http://issuu.com/fishersindiana/docs/tt_mar15_flipbook_021915 to see HSE Supt. Dr.
Allen Bourff on the cover with Launch Fishers’ John Wexler and Fishers Mayor
Scott Fadness or read the HSE article on school
funding on Page 3.
The latest Fishers Community Newsletter features
HSE students Olivia Keith on the cover and Luke
Andritsch inside. Read their stories at:
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