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Special Olympics Indiana Names Noblesville Schools as Unified Champions

Noblesville Becomes Only District in State to Have All Schools Receive Honor Special Olympics Indiana recently named all 10 Noblesville Schools as Unified Champion Schools, the only district in the state to have all of their schools receive this honor. The recognition is designed to highlight schools that make inclusion of students with disabilities a priority. Specifically, Special Olympics Indiana looks for schools that excel in inclusive student leadership, whole school engagement, Unified Sports® and fundraising.  “Noblesville Schools has been the shining example of what an inclusive educational culture can be and should be,” says Jeff Mohler, Special Olympics Indiana’s ...

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Nothing Bundt Cakes

New Cake Boutique Celebrates Grand Opening in Fishers Writer / Suzanne Huntzinger Photographer / Jamie Sangar It’s guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth. Nothing Bundt Cakes puts a new spin on the same old cakes and cupcakes, and it just opened. Right in the heart of Fishers’ retail district, adjacent to Five Guys and Target, the new Bundt cake boutique will wow you as soon as you walk through the door. If you haven’t had the pleasure already of trying a sample from owners Curt and Lisa Roberts’ Fishers location, stop in and try a sample of a Bundt cake ...

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Mark Booth: Empowering Noblesville Students and the Community

Writer  /  Kara Reibel Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer As Director of Student Services for Noblesville Schools, Mark Booth is creating authentic opportunities for special needs students in the community. Fostering independence and empowering students is what Mark Booth is all about. “We need to give students with special needs those experiences that normally wouldn’t be a part of their curriculum,” shares Booth, who has over 25 years of experience with 12 of those years at Noblesville Schools. Booth is head of the College and Career Support Services. This title is a major shift away from “Special Education Department.” “The trend ...

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Local Football Teams Volunteering at Geist Half

Writer / Janet C. Striebel Some of our local high school football teams are coming together to help at the 2015 St. Vincent Geist Marathon. These teams are from Fishers High School, Lawrence Central High School, Lawrence North High School and Warren Central High School. Although they may dress in full gear and compete against each other during football season, on Saturday, May 16, they will unite together to volunteer their time as course marshals. “Course marshals are crucial during the race,” said Aprill M. Shelburne, executive director of St. Vincent Geist Marathon. “We need to recruit over 100 course ...

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The HAWK Foundation Takes Flight

Writer  /  Janelle Morrison For families with children with special needs birthday parties, play dates or running errands can sometimes be challenging and require special planning in advance. The Helping All With Kindness (HAWK) Foundation was recently created by a group of Zionsville residents who came together and created some rather remarkable events for people with special needs and their families. Their mission statements spell out their purpose. “The HAWK Foundation is not focused on our little friend Hawk. Rather, the miracle we were able to create for him was an inspiration to do it again for other families with ...

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