Mr. Brown’s Message:

This week wrapped up all of the scheduled ISTEP testing for students in grades 3-6 for the remainder of the year.  I am very proud of the effort that we saw over the two weeks with our students.  They really did a nice job of giving their best on all tests.  Early indications are that we should receive the results back in the middle of June.  As soon as we have information about access to the results for your student, it will be sent home. 

As we conclude the school year, we have several exciting events coming up.  The first event is our inaugural STEAM family night open to grades K-3 on Wednesday, May 3rd from 5:00-7:00 p.m. This FREE evening will be run like an open house. You can come anytime during the hours of 5:00-7:00. Families will need at least 45 minutes to be able to really explore the centers.  Please RSVP with the form that went home with your student no later than Monday, May 1st.

Another exciting event will be our band, choir, and chimes concert on Monday, May 8th at 6:00 p.m. in the elementary gym.  Come out and enjoy an evening of great music featuring the talents of our Cowan Elementary students.

Finally, as we move into the final month of the school year please make sure that your students are finishing the year strong by being at school on time and completing all homework.    

“It’s a Great Day to be a Blackhawk!” 





Choir will practice May 1 from 3-4 p.m. on the stage. On May 8 there will be a band/choir/chimes concert at 6 p.m. in the elementary gymnasium.

Title I tutoring will meet May 2, 4, 9 & 11. Kindergarten and grades 1-2 students will meet on Tuesdays after school until 4 p.m., and grades 3-6 will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school until 4 p.m.

A school board meeting is scheduled for May 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Second grade students will go on a field trip to AMC Showplace Theater and the Ball State Planetarium on May 4.

Fourth grade students will visit Conner Prairie on May 4.

There will be NO chimes practice May 4. Chimes will participate in the May 8 concert at 6 p.m. in the elementary gym.

Who: Grades 3-6

What: Animal ice cream sandwich

When: Tuesday, May 9 during lunch

Where: Cafeteria

Why: Cowan Kids Care is raising money for ARF

How: Bring $1 to lunch on May 9 (please bring correct change)


Larry Battson and his animals will entertain all students on May 10 at a 1:30 p.m. convocation.

PTO will meet May 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the elementary library.

Kindergarten students will take a field trip on May 11 to All Wright Farms.

Cowan Kids Care will visit ARF on Thursday, May 11. We will also have a celebration for all of our great work this year to help others. Pick up will be at 4:30 instead of our normal 4:00. Thank you!

First grade students will visit Minnetrista on May 12.

Lost & Found: As we approach the end of the school year, please remind your students to check the lost and found table. All remaining items at the end of the school year will be donated to Goodwill.                                                                  

Athletics:          JH Co-Ed Track & Field

                        5/2        Selma M.S.       4:30 PM            Home

                        5/11      County              4:15 PM            Away

 A Look Ahead: 5/20      PTO Mother/Son Bowling @ Munsee Lanes

5/22      6th Grade Recognition @ 6 p.m. Cowan Jr./Sr. High School

                        5/23      End of 2nd Semester/Last Day for Students



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