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Cowan Elementary School



Cowan Blackhawk families,

I hope this message finds you well. As we approach the month of March, I want to bring your attention to an important upcoming event for our second and third graders: the IREAD-3 state assessment.

We want to ensure that all of our students have the necessary tools and resources to excel. As part of the assessment process, all second and third graders will need to have headphones or earbuds that plug into their Chromebooks.

Having headphones or earbuds will allow your child to focus and concentrate during the assessment without distractions. It will also ensure that they can fully engage with the assessment materials and perform to the best of their abilities.

I kindly ask that you please ensure your child has headphones or earbuds available for use during the assessment period in March. If your child does not have headphones or earbuds, please make arrangements to provide them before the assessment dates. Third grade will test on March 6 & 7, and second grade will test on March 11& 12.

As we step into the month of March, I wanted to take a moment to share with you our focus for this month's character trait: Creativity.

Creativity is a powerful force that lies within each and every one of our children. It's not just about being artistic or imaginative; it's about thinking outside the box, problem-solving in innovative ways, and expressing oneself uniquely. At Cowan Elementary, we believe that nurturing creativity is crucial in helping our students become well-rounded individuals ready to tackle the challenges of the future. Throughout March, we will be dedicating our efforts to fostering and celebrating creativity in our classrooms.


Lendon D. Schwartz


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Spring pictures will be taken by Crabtree Photography on Friday, March 1. Order forms were sent home with students early in the week and should be returned on picture day. Please be sure to include exact payment in cash, check or money order. Checks should be made payable to Crabtree Photography. To pay by credit card go to www.crabtreephotos.com, click on Schools, choose the school type, select our school button, enter your email address, select package/items and follow the checkout instructions.

Cowan Elementary’s All Pro Dad chapter will meet on March 6 in the cafeteria from 7:15 a.m.-8:05 a.m. Please park by door #7 in the north parking lot and enter door #7. When dismissed, please exit our parking lot going east towards the high school and Olive Street so morning arrival traffic can continue to flow smoothly. All Pro Dad chapter meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month. If you are a dad, uncle, grandpa, male mentor, to our Blackhawk students please join us by going online to https://allprodadchapters.com/chapters/13267 to RSVP.

Cowan will host the first Math Bowl meet of the season on March 6 at 5 p.m. The team will travel to Union on March 13 for a 5 p.m. meet. Good luck to our team!

The next School Board meeting will be March 7 at 6 p.m.

March 8 marks the end of the third grading period. Grades will be live on PowerSchool on March 11.

The Honor Roll Ceremony for grades 4-6 is scheduled for March 14 at 2 p.m. in the elementary gym.

The next Big Idea giveaway will be March 21 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Please park by and enter door #7. All families with a child in Cowan Schools are welcome.

Attention Transfer Students: 2024-25 Transfer Forms are located on the school website and must be completed by every transfer student annually. Please be sure to visit cowan.k12.in.us to complete the 2024-25 digital form or download a printable form to complete. Forms are also available in the school office.

Cowan Baseball Softball League Registration is now open through March 13 for 4 years-13 years of age. The registration fee for tee-ball is $55 and baseball/softball is $75. Register online @ cowanbaseballsoftballleague.com. If you are looking to sponsor or would like to volunteer please reach out via email to [email protected]. Our Opening Day Parade is April27

Looking Ahead: 3/19-20   Star Lab

                          3/22-29   Spring Break

Non-discrimination Statement:  In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director,  Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.




Cowan Elementary School kindergarten enrollment for the 2023-24 school year will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Parents will be notified by letter as to what time they should attend.  Please bring your child, his/her birth certificate, and two (2) pieces of verification showing proof of residency in the Cowan school district. Examples of proof of residency are: driver’s license, state I.D., voter registration, insurance forms, lease agreement, purchase agreement (if it denotes residency), property tax payment, mortgage receipt, moving bill, or utility bill.  The document must show address.  Families living outside of the Cowan district may apply to attend as well and are required to complete a transfer application. If you know of a child who will be entering kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year, please pass this form along to them or ask them to call the office.  Children must be five (5) years of age by August 1, 2024.  Please return this registration form by March 13, 2024 to: Cowan Elementary School, ATTN: Mrs. Breedlove, 1000 West Co. Rd. 600 South, Muncie, IN  47302.  If you have any questions, call 289-7129.

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