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2021 Special Edition: Return to In-person Instruction February 22, 2021


2021 Special Edition: Return to In-person Instruction February 22, 2021
Join us for an exciting announcement from Superintendent Brandon Harpe and Assistant Superintendent Lisa Ferguson on the return to in-person instruction for all grades.
February 19, 2021
Episode 26: Elementary School News and Important Information for the class of 2025
In this episode, Troy meets with Brown, Emerson, and Redding elementary principals to discuss the latest news and updates.  Randy Fife joins Troy to discuss important information for the incoming 9th graders.  Freshman Orientation for the class of 2025.
February 19, 2021
2021 Episode 25: Welcome Back Message from Mr Harpe
Mr Harpe shares important information on vaccination availability, back to school procedures, and looking ahead.
January 13, 2021
Episode 24: Winter Break Edition
Join Troy Hubbard, Lisa Ferguson, and Brandon Harpe as they discuss building renovation, updates, vaccine availability, and a special song from Lisa. Thank you to all of the Seymour Community Schools family and may you have a wonderful winter break.  See you in 2021 !
December 18, 2020
Episode 23: Virtual Learning Schedule
Important information on Virtual Learning Schedule for Seymour Schools with Superintendent Brand Harpe, Asst. Superintendent, Dir of Special Education Mika Ahlbrand, and Athletics update with Mr Manns and and Mr Henkle.  Information on student expectations, food delivery, special needs services, and athletics are part of this episode.  Food delivery form: Spanish version of Podcast
November 19, 2020
Episode 22: Family chat about Scott Gymnasium, winter sports update, and Chamber of Commerce Festival of Trees
Join us court side for an intimate chat with the family members of Barney Scott.  Discover the family perspective on a great man and our historic gymnasium.  We then gear up for winter sports with Athletic Directors and winter sports coaches.  The episode wraps up with the Chamber of Commerce Festival of Trees event.
November 9, 2020
Episode 21: County Covid Level Orange and Hybrid School Model
Dr Eric Fish joins Superintendent Brandon Harpe, Director of Curriculum Lisa Ferguson and Troy Hubbard to discuss the recent County Covid level orange and how it impacts Seymour Community Schools with the new Hybrid classroom model.
October 15, 2020
Episode 20: PLC and PD with SMS along with Building Projects and eLearning Events
Troy chats with Kristen Bear and Laci Skidmore on how the professional development is coordinated within the middle school personal learning communities.   Mr Harpe shares much anticipated news about the upcoming building expansions and renovations to accommodate our growing demands.  Lisa Ferguson finishes up the podcast with information on how Seymour Community Schools is equipping staff to meet the challenges of virtual education.
October 5, 2020
Episode 19: Best Practices with Virtual Learning and professional development on Sept 15
Virtual Learning chat with teachers: Kristi Burbrink, Alex Zaring, and Tech Support Specialist, Shawn Mahoney.  Lisa and Troy join Smekens rep  Courtney Gordon for a chat about professional development on our Sept 15 eLearning day.
September 14, 2020
Episode 18: Seymour Schools Re-Entry plan for the 2020-21 School Year
In this very important episode, Lisa Ferguson breaks down the Seymour Schools re-entry plan for the start of the school year.   The covid-19 pandemic has touched all of our lives and Seymour Community Schools is working hard to ensure a safe start to the school year.  Be sure to share this episode with friends and families.
July 3, 2020
Episode 17: Family Survey and Athletics Update
Troy Hubbard and Lisa Ferguson share how important the Family Survey is to Seymour Community Schools.  Anna DeGante interprets the conversion for our Spanish speaking guests.  The second part of the podcast gives an update athletics and summer training with Dave Urbanski and Kirk Manns.
June 18, 2020
2020 Episode 16: Class Scheduling and Dyslexia
High School and Middle class scheduling can be a complex process.  Tune in to hear how Nikki Storey and Janet VanLiew prepare for scheduling classes for their students.  Mrs Catherine Dubois is also joining the conversation with insight on Dyslexia services at Seymour Community Schools.
May 22, 2020
Episode 15: Mental Wellness for all
Find out how our school counseling services are preparing for the future needs of our students and staff. Troy Hubbard, Samantha Browning, Meredith Henry, and Lisa Ferguson share insight to a topic that touches us all. Link Reference: Free School Supply request form
May 4, 2020
Episode 14: Cybe Savvy - Guardians of the Cyberverse with Office Williams, Mr Hubbard, and Lisa Ferguson
Tune in to this very important message on Cyber Safety and best practices for eLearning in the home.  Many practical steps are sharing to ensure your home learning environment is Cyber Smart and Cyber Safe.
April 10, 2020
Episode 13: A Bit of Sunshine Online with Mr and Mrs Hubbard, Lisa Ferguson, Lisa Freeman, and Shawn Mahoney
Our first episode with eLearning at the primary method of instruction.  Tune in to hear an elementary and secondary perspective of how our students and staff are adjusting to online learning at home.   Troy brings the counseling feel and Mrs Ferguson share her administrative insight.  Shawn announces "Curbside Tech Support" for our community who need Chromebook repair.   The following links were also mentioned during the podcast: SCSC eLearning resources for parents and students: Add text to any website with Parent University eLearning resources for Staff: Video of this episode:
March 31, 2020
Episode 12: 6gc anti-vaping club, Mayor Nicholson, Jackson Elementary news
Students from the 6th grade center join Officer Keith William to share the dangers of vaping.  Tune in to hear how our students went to the State House to educate our students.  Mayor Nicholson visited with Mr Harpe and Mrs Ferguson to discuss the future of Seymour schools and the city.  Be sure to stay near to hear about all of the exciting events at  Jackson Elementary.
February 20, 2020
Episode 11: Cortland update, WIDA testing, New Student Information System, and Strategic Planning
Tune in as we chat with  principal, Lori Lister for an update on Cortland Elementary.  Diane Altemeyer joins in the conversation to share WIDA and "Testmester".  Learn more about  the new student information system with assistant Superintendent, Lisa Ferguson and Director of Technology, Brian Rodman.  We wrap this episode as Mrs Ferguson and Superintendent Mr  Harpe share  Strategic Planning goals for Seymour Community Schools.
January 17, 2020
Episode 10: Timberline Marketing, Counselors, Dyslexia, and Emerson
This episode features the Marketing team from Timberline.  Tune in to hear what they have discovered about Seymour Community Schools.  We then check in with our school counseling team and find out what is on our student's minds.  Our last stop is at Emerson elementary where we learn about Dyslexia services from Mrs. DuBois and then wrap up this episode with the latest news from Mrs. Kelly and the  Emerson team.
December 17, 2019
Episode 9: Mellencamp Mural, eSports, and Transportation
This episode starts off downtown by This Old Guitar as students help paint the John Mellencamp mural. We then take a deep dive into HS eSports in Indiana and finish up with Tim Fosbrink, Director of School Transportation.
November 26, 2019
Episode 8: Multilingual Certification, Redding Elementary Update, and SHS News Podcast
Tune is as Diane Altemeyer shares how to become Multilingual Certified.  We will drop in at Redding Elementary  to hear about "Hornet pride" and current events.  We will then wrap up with the Seymour High School yearbook class as they begin their own podcast adventure.
November 25, 2019
Episode 7: Red Ribbon Week, Food Services, and Protocol for Pests
Join us as we kick off Red Ribbon Week around Seymour.  We will also find out what's yummy with food services and hear how our experts eradicate pests.
October 9, 2019
Owl Pellet - eLearning
This "pellet" of news explains the expectations for the planning day on October 3rd and the eLearning day on April 24th.
September 19, 2019
Episode 6: ILP, IEP, PBIS - helping staff and students
Language learning plans, Elevation, Special Education, and Positive behavior strategies.
September 9, 2019
Episode 5: Start of School 2019-2020
Tune in to hear from Mr Harpe and our administrators share what's new for this school year.
August 30, 2019
Episode 4: Student Interviews and Dyslexia Services
Tune in to hear MS students writing to make a difference, catch Emerson teachers taking a swing and reading and baseball, cheer on the Champions Together track meet, and find out how Seymour Schools will be serving our students with Dyslexia.
July 5, 2019
Episode 3 - Professional Learning Communities
 Guests:   Jackson Staff, Live from a PLC Meeting Jackson Elementary 3 grade staff discuss professional learning communities. Find more resources at the OWL360 Resource page (link)
April 19, 2019
Episode 2 - Summer Professional Development
 Guests: Greg Prange, Steve Bush, Justin Brown, Tony Hack, Lori Lister, Karla Bohle, Brandon Harpe Discuss professional development opportunities for summer 2019
April 19, 2019
Episode 1 - eLearning
  Guests: Brian Rodman, Lisa Ferguson, Mika Ahlbrand, Dianne Altemeyer, Troy Hubbard A look at eLearning opportunities for Seymour Community Schools
April 19, 2019
Episode 0 - Welcome
Welcome to our very first pod cast episode.
April 19, 2019