Inside the New Indian Creek High School
On April 13, students and staff toured the brand-new Indian Creek High School. Students had the chance to see their new classrooms, gym, cafeteria and common spaces and appreciate the support from the community that made the new building possible.
“Everything in here is modern and I think it is going to make students more motivated to want to come to school because it is so nice,” senior Brooklyn Grant said.
She and fellow senior Jordan Hiles both play on the varsity volleyball team and Jordan noted that the new high school will be great for the school’s sports as well. At the old school, visiting teams had to use the art room as their locker room, but at the new building they’ll have a nice visitors’ locker room.
How Creek Helps Students Succeed
With new facilities designed for learning and engagement and a team of committed teachers and staff, Indian Creek is the best place for your child to grow and excel. They’ll receive personalized attention, utilize technology and build a foundation that helps them thrive not just in the classroom, but beyond!
Louie Retton is Creek to the core – a principal with roots in the community and a connection to the district that goes back decades. His father taught in our schools for nearly 40 years and passed that genuine care for students and community on to Louie, who was an integral part of the building process for the new Indian Creek High School.
“The day is amazing. It’s so exciting to come into an environment like this. This environment was made for high-quality learning, teaching and instruction – that’s how this environment was created and designed,” Louie said of the new building.
He’s thrilled for students and staff to use the new building and all of the great spaces for learning it offers. It’s engineered for education, incorporating technology and classrooms that facilitate engagement. Louie believes the new school will help prepare students for their next step, whether it’s college, the workforce or the military.
Louie and the rest of our district are incredibly thankful to our community for making this dream of a new building possible!
There are plenty of opportunities for Creek kids of all interests to compete in activities. On the field, court and diamond – and in the classroom, too! Here are just a few.
Baseball Notches Milestone Win
The Indian Creek baseball team blanked rival Edison 8-0 at home for the 300th win of head coach Mike Cottis’ tenure. Ty Householder pitched a gem, striking out 14 baters, allowing just three hits and issuing just one walk in the victory.
Through Rain, Wind and the Opposition
Neither the elements nor the bats of rival Edison were enough to stop the Indian Creek softball team from claiming a 4-1 win to remain undefeated on the young season. With the win, the Redskins moved to 6-0 on a day when wind and rain made it tough to grip the ball.
Students and teachers shared their favorite things about the new school:
“I love how much more open it is. The atmosphere is so much brighter and I feel like I am going to be more efficient getting work done because of how bright it is and because of the places we get to sit and work. There’s so many opportunities to do work here.”
-Reese Scott, Sophomore
“I think we are more like a family right now. It is more open and we can see each other and it will be better.”
-Dino Z., Sophomore
“I feel how the school is set up, there are more opportunities to communicate with people. In the old building everything was dark and dreary. The lights didn’t work.”
-Arnesa Shosi, Sophomore
“I feel like sporting events will be much better. The old gym had stuff that fell from the ceiling. The old building looked depressing.”
-Landon Hugerty, Freshman
“This is going to raise our expectations. They (students) can’t believe that they can have something so nice. This building shows them they are worthy.”
-Tom Mort, Intervention Specialist
Registration is now open for Pre-K and kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year.
Here are the in-person registration dates for each of our elementary schools:
Cross Creek Elementary
Monday, May 2 & Tuesday, May 3
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
587 Bantam Ridge Rd.
Wintersville, OH 43952
Wednesday, May 4 & Thursday, May 5
8:30 aa.m.-1:30 p.m.
2281 Wilson Ave.
Mingo Junction, OH 43938