Thank you for visiting the Hoosier Road Elementary website. We hope you find helpful information here and learn more about who we are, what we do, and why we do it. You will meet a highly talented and energetic staff, you will find out about hard working and enthusiastic students, and you will even learn about the support and generosity of our parents and grandparents. Blast off with us! You’ll find the Hoosier Road Elementary Rockets to be out of this world!
Mr. Will Hurst
Principal at Hoosier Road Elementary
Our normal school hours are 9:00 A.M. - 3:40
Our Mission is for all children of Hoosier Road Elementary School to become high achieving, respectful, caring students who enjoy learning. We believe:
he Hoosier Road Outdoor Classroom, located in the northwest corner of the school grounds, was established in 2004. The outdoor classroom includes a number of features that allow Hoosier Road students to learn about the outdoors through hands-on experience and observation. Many of the plants are native plants that would have been found in the area before colonization by Europeans. Fishers, located in the central part of Indiana, is a zone 5 region according to the United States Department of Agriculture and has a minimum temperature range of -10° to O° Fahrenheit. Plants and animals that lived in short grass prairies and mixed hardwood forest habitats historically dominated the Fishers, Indiana area. The Hoosier Road Elementary outdoor classroom has areas that contain the plants and animals of these 2 types of habitats.
In the short grass prairie area of the outdoor classroom there are plants that attract butterflies and birds. (Click here for a chart listing the plantings.*) Butterflies are attracted to areas where there are large colorful and fragrant flowers. They come to collect nectar from the flowers. The butterfly garden has plants that attract butterflies and provide a safe place for them to hide from predators, wind, and the hot summer sun. There are also plants for butterfly caterpillars to eat in the garden. The butterfly caterpillars like to eat leaves of herbs and vines, nettles and seeds from plants. The Butterflies of Indiana by Ernest M. Shull is a book with plenty of information about butterflies that might visit Hoosier Road butterfly garden.
Ground Preparation Day - September 24, 2004
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