Academic Programs

Character Education

HSE District Character Traits

  1. Honesty – Being truthful with myself and others regardless of the outcome.

  2. Caring – Kindly showing concern for others and my surroundings with my actions and words.

  3. Responsibility – doing what is expected of me and being accountable for my thoughts, words, and actions.

  4. Self-Control – Choosing to think, say, and do what is right in any situation.

  5. Trustworthiness – Being someone others can count on to do the right thing.

  6. Determination – meeting challenges courageously and never giving up regardless of the obstacles.

  7. Forgiveness – Accepting imperfection in others and myself with a willingness to move forward.

  8. Fairness – Treating others without favoritism or prejudice and expecting the same for myself.

SOAR Time

SOAR ends the day with:

  • Accountability/value for completed homework
  • Improve student opportunity for learning
  • Student/teacher – One on One time
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Reading time
  • Establishing good study habits
  • ISTEP prep
  • Intervention – extra help

Physical Education

All students must purchase a Fall Creek Junior High School physical education uniform (shorts and tee shirt), to be worn in class. Uniforms are sold the first week of class. Seventh graders may use the same uniform in grade eight.

Student Leadership

Students at Fall Creek Junior High School have opportunities to participate in several leadership-building activities. Student Council, class officers, peer tutors, office, technology and library aides all occupy positions of responsibility. Active involvement in extracurricular opportunities also enhances student leadership skill.

Enrichment Opportunities/Special Activities

Within core curriculum delivery, enrichment lessons and activities are offered. Many assignments and projects encourage student creativity and thought. All seventh graders are offered the opportunity to participate in our outdoor education program conducted at Camp Tecumseh. With over 95% participation since its inception, students attend 3 days and 2 nights at a camp near Lafayette, Indiana. Under the direction of teachers, camp personnel, and specially selected and trained high school student-counselors, FCJHS students complete a wide variety of environmental and ecological activities.

Within the core curriculum there are many activities that provide exciting, in-depth learning opportunities. Egg-drops, lab experiences, in depth disease studies as well as other environmental activities, CPR training, social studies debates and simulations, Rube Goldberg contests, literature circles, and cultural fairs are only a few of the activities that are woven through the curriculum.

DARE

The DARE program is taught in Wellness classes with the goal of deterring drug and alcohol abuse among our students.