Sunny Days Ahead!

Congrats, Class of 2024!

We came together to honor Indian Creek High School’s Class of 2024 at their graduation ceremony on May 21st, 2024 hosted at Franciscan University. Congratulations to our 2024 graduates! Your hard work has paid off and we’re so excited to see the bright futures ahead of you all!

Creek Cares

Our Mission:

Providing the Time and Support Students Need to be Successful.

Indian Creek Local School District is a public school district serving Wintersville, Bloomingdale, Unionport, Mingo Junction, the far western portion of Steubenville, and unincorporated areas in central Jefferson County, Ohio.

With new facilities designed for learning and engagement, a team of committed teachers and staff, a focus on social-emotional learning, and high-quality classes and programs that allow students to explore their passions and build their skills, Indian Creek schools are dedicated to helping every student succeed in the classroom and beyond.

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Creek Competes

The Indian Creek baseball team captivated the hearts and minds of their community, school and the Ohio Valley baseball community, advancing to the OHSAA Baseball Championship Division II semifinals on June 7. Opponent West Branch rallied from behind to win 4-2.

“These guys absolutely proved they belonged here, they played so hard,” Indian Creek head coach Mike Cottis said. “I’m so proud of these boys. “They made Indian Creek nation proud and they were out in full force.”

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ICMS Establishes STEM Club

Students at Indian Creek Middle School are gaining some true hands-on knowledge through the formation of its new STEM Club. About 30 fifth-through eighth-graders are involved in the afternoon program, which meets each Thursday from 2:45-4:30 p.m. and is led by science teachers Michael Minor and Greg Lewis. They spent their first session in separate groups preparing the ground for a new, 200-square-foot greenhouse and also viewing the trail onsite which they will clean up for use. The club was made possible through a $21,000 grant from the Martha J. Earp Charitable Trust in an effort to foster a more immersive learning experience.

Newly appointed food service director, Nicole Marshall

Hellbender Conservation Efforts at ICHS

More than 1,000 came out to enjoy “Healthy Creek, Healthy Hellbender,” an interactive and educational event at April’s ICHS Learning Fair which highlighted the significance of aquatics and the captivating hellbender species. The hellbender program kicked off last year when ICHS received an Aquatics Wildlife Education Grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and made a home for a three-year-old hellbender salamander named Chief, helping to bring the species back from the brink of extinction. At the “Healthy Creek, Healthy Hellbender” event, the community got to meet Chief, hear from wildlife officials, and be introduced to the Bags to Benches campaign, a year-long initiative crucial to hellbender conservation efforts. By collecting 1,000 lbs of plastic grocery bags, the district can earn dedicated benches placed throughout the community, with one near the newly constructed athletic field!

Creek Prepares All Students for the Future

We know that every student is unique. Our classes and programs are built with the goal of having every student as ready as possible for their chosen post-graduation path. From their early years to graduation, Creek is committed to helping every student prepare for their next chapter – whether they choose to enroll in college, be employed in a career job or enlist in service to our great nation.

Enrollment

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

Employment

Career Technology programs at Indian Creek High School include Engineering and Science Technologies, Information Technology, Interactive Media, Business and Administrative Services and others.

Enlistment

Creek helps students build skills, habits and attitudes that contribute to their success anywhere. This is perfect for military enlistment, where our young people see the world, and proudly serve our country.

Creek is a Healthy Worksite!

Earlier this year, the Indian Creek Local School District earned its second Ohio Healthy Worksite Award from the Healthy Business Council of Ohio (a division of the Ohio Department of Health). HBCO recognizes Ohio employers who demonstrate a commitment to employee wellness. This year, Indian Creek earned a Small Business Bronze Award for promoting health and wellness among students and staff.

“Most center around healthy food practices for staff and students, building environmental controls, health and exercise options for staff,” said district Assistant Superintendent John Belt. “This is the second year in a row that ICLSD has been recognized.”

Join the Creek Team!

The Indian Creek Local School District is a major employer in the region. We offer part- and full-time jobs, as well as hiring teachers and administrators from entry level to executive positions. See Creek job opportunities.

ICHS Receives Grant for Career-Tech Education

Exciting things are happening at Creek! Indian Creek High School’s career-technical education program recently received a $150,000 grant through the Ohio Career Technical Education Equipment Grant Program that will help prepare our students for the changing technological landscape. The funding will be used to acquire two FANUC robotic arms to expand learning and earn credentials for students in the engineering design and programming career pathways. A student repair academy, known as the “Creek Squad,” is also being formed to assist in the district’s buildings and prepare students for the workforce.

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Kara Bryan being recognized as Outstanding High School Teacher
Staff Member Spotlight:

Kara Bryan is Outstanding High School Teacher

Indian Creek High School

Our mission is to put children first – and it is reflected in our teachers across all grades. Creek is especially proud of Indian Creek High School educator Kara Bryan who has been recognized for her work in the classroom and received an Outstanding High School Teacher Award through the Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools (CORAS).

Principal Louie Retton congratulated Bryan and said she was an important asset to the school.

“Kara Bryan is an outstanding teacher. She is a leader among her colleagues as she leads multiple professional learning communities with her department and grade level intervention team,” Retton added. “Bryan is a student-centered teacher, she always puts the needs of her students first. Not only is Bryan a great teacher, she is an even better person. She is a great faculty member and approaches every day in the most positive way.”

Indian Creek Superintendent T.C. Chappelear said Bryan exemplified the spirit of an educator and the award was deserved.

“Kara has been a great teacher for Indian Creek. I believe the district is fortunate to have Kara and dedicated teachers like her in Indian Creek classrooms.”

New Schools, New Opportunities!

Creek prepares students for the future in our state-of-the-art facilities, including the new Cross Creek Elementary, remodeled Hills Elementary, and the new Indian Creek High School. Our students’ learning is already thriving in these spaces. Check out Indian Creek schools – thoughtfully designed to enhance educational experiences and foster creativity, collaboration, and growth!

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Hills Elementary
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Hills Elementary
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