Creating Opportunities for Success!

Kindergarten and Pre-K Registration Open

Chemo Care Bags

Volunteers at Creek

Why Choose Creek?

Through Our Eyes Art Contest

Teacher Spotlight

Creek Competes

ICHS Marching Band Earns Top Prize

Creek Prepares

Kindergarten and Preschool Registration Now Open!

Kindergarten and Preschool registration and screenings are starting soon for the 2023-2024 school year! If your child is eligible for enrollment, visit their future elementary school with their birth certificate, social security card, record of immunization, and income verification documents (Preschool only). 

Register at Hills Elementary

May 22nd and 23rd from 8:30AM – 1:30PM

Register at Cross Creek Elementary

May 24th and 25th from 9:00AM – 2:00PM

Child must accompany parent to registration/screening.
Call (740) 264-3502 Ext. 1005 with questions.
Current students do not need to register again.

Hills Donates Chemo Care Bags to Cancer Patients

You are never too young to make a big difference in the lives of others. Nearly 60 second graders at Hills Elementary School stepped up to help our community. Since January, they’ve been working on “Chemo Care Bags” for patients at the Tony Teramana Cancer Center.  

With help from the community, parents, and other classmates, these students happily surprised representatives of Teramana Cancer Center with more than 200 care bags filled with items that any patient undergoing treatment can use such as bottled water, hats, blankets, snacks and even playing cards.  

Director of the Trinity Health System Foundation, Catherine Poludniak, says the faces of their patients light up when they receive these bags.  Since the project started eight years ago, nearly 1200 bags have been donated to the Tony Teramana Cancer Center and hundreds of lives have been touched. 

Want the Best for Your Children?

Creek is the way to go. We are just the right size – able to give each student the personalized attention they need – with all the programs that empower students to climb as high as they want!

Volunteers Appreciated at Indian Creek


Indian Creek Local School District celebrated National Volunteer Appreciation Week! We are so thankful for our volunteers and all that they do to help our students to make the world a better place. About 50 volunteer mentors with the Share Time and Read Together (S.T.A.R.T.) were recognized at Cross Creek and Hills Elementary Schools.

S.T.A.R.T. involves retired teachers, professionals, community members and even current Superintendent Dr. T.C. Chappelear who spend time assisting youth one-on-one with reading, spelling, vocabulary and other literacy skills. Some of the volunteers have given themselves for more than 20 years or spend as many as four days a week working with the children. We are so thankful to these volunteers for dedicating their time to our students. You all are so appreciated!

Image via Herald Star

Through Our Eyes Art Contest


Indian Creek students participated in the Through Our Eyes art contest and connected with those with developmental disabilities. Students in grades three through eight collaborated on designs with PALS Chrysalis Health community program participants to create beautiful pieces of art. The contest seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of life and the barriers they still face in connecting to their communities in a meaningful way. The students and their PALS friends met to determine a unified design, with each student involved in drawing the design and PALS members painting or adding to the creation. The pieces were displayed at the Main Library and judged by a panel of community friends.

Give a big round-of-applause to Hills Elemenatry’s third and fourth grade first-place contest winners: Tiegan Chaffee, Anastasia Henderson, Leveynah Selman, and Katelin Moscato! Congratulations, ladies!


Danielle James

Teacher Spotlight at Cross Creek Elementary

Congratulations to Cross Creek kindergarten teacher, Danielle James, our teacher spotlight! It is her first year with Indian Creek Local Schools. She loves “being able to build the foundation of important skills that my students will need throughout the rest of their schooling and in life,” she shared. “Being able to help my kindergarteners learn and grow is what makes my job so worthwhile.” We are glad to have Ms. James with us. She is a great role model for our future leaders and we are so happy to have her!

Creek Competes

An Indian Creek Middle School team is headed to the Destination Imagination 2023 Global Finals competition in May. The team, Airheads, which includes seventh-graders Isabella Wilson, Harper Long, Khloe Buchanan, Sophia Tongate, and Arabella Brown-Hess, advanced to the main event after taking first place in the service-learning challenge during the state competition. In addition to the top trophy and medals, the group also earned the Da Vinci Award that was given to only seven out of the 105 teams competing.

Over the past two years, the group collected lotions, socks, puzzles, and other items and donated three-dozen care packages to the Tony Teramana Cancer Center. The team’s members, most of whom were part of the original group six years ago during elementary school, said they were eagerly awaiting their chance to be part of the worldwide contest.

Team Manager, Lisa Longo-Mayle, said the Airheads’ task was to engage in a public service that addresses real-life community issues. Then they must identify, design, carry out and evaluate a project that addresses a real need. The Da Vinci Award was given because of their talent to turn a space shuttle into an intergalactic scene. Longo-Mayle said the team was equally proud to earn the award since only a handful of recipients earned one.

The girls would love the opportunity to attend Globals but need your help getting there. Interested in donating and making their dreams come true? Visit their GoFundMe to donate now!

ICHS Marching Band earns top prize at Tennessee parade

Congratulations to the Indian Creek High School Marching Band! They recently took first place during a musical appearance in Tennessee. Band Director, Donald Llewellyn, said the band received first place in the large band group at the Smoky Mountain Music Festival Parade. About 88 members attended the event from April 12-16 and were among dozens of groups from around the country, including Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Mississippi and Florida. Indian Creek performed a medley of Dolly Parton hits including “9 to 5” and “Why’d You Come in Here Looking Like That?” during the parade. 

“We have not won before, and the band is really excited. We knew the competition would be tough with bands coming from all over the country,” Llewellyn said. What an amazing accomplishment. Congratulations!

#CreekPrepares All Students for the Future – No matter which path they choose.

Creek’s Career Pathway Success Plan is a binder that begins for every student in 6th grade. With input from the student, parents/guardians and teacher, this organizer helps students understand their skills, aptitude and passions.

Our goal is for every student to graduate with a solid plan to enroll in college or other training, be employed in a career profession or enlist in the military.


For college bound students, Creek offers students opportunities to earn credits while still in high school in College Credit Plus. Creek also provides ACT/SAT preparation and tutoring and other college admissions support.


Creek offers career technical options that include: Information Technology, Interactive Media, Business and Administrative Services, Engineering and Science Technologies and more.


Creek educators help students at every level continually develop skills, habits and attitudes that can contribute to their success – regardless of where their life journeys take them. For many students, this aptitude is perfect for military enlistment, where they continue learning, seeing the world, and proudly serving our country.

Providing the Time and Support Students Need to be Successful.

Choose Creek for your kids.