An Exceptional Year Starts Here

The 2021-2022 school year will be unlike any other, especially for our elementary school students. Opened in August, the recently renovated Hills and newly constructed Cross Creek Elementary Schools will open, offering a fresh start and innovative learning opportunities for all.

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It’s Finally Here!

Creek kids love their new learning spaces! Both the Hills and Cross Creek Elementary Schools are buzzing with classes, activities and the excitement of a new era of education in these beautiful, modern buildings!

Brand New Cross Creek Elementary

September 8, 2021

School board member Dr. Ted Starkey cut the ribbon for the all-new Cross Creek Elementary and Ohio state representative Ron Ferguson spoke in dedication of the new building. Pastor Jeff Greco offered inspirational words. 

“This is a time for celebration for students, staff, alumni, and parents, stated school board member Dr. John Figel. “This is a great moment for Indian Creek.”

“This is a dream come true,” declared Cross Creek principal Dr. Nicole McDonald, who added that during this year’s first meeting, the staff had tears in their eyes and shared words and prayers of gratitude. 

Superintendent Dr. T.C. Chappelear celebrated the cooperative effort between school and community.  “This paints the picture of what a team effort this was.”

Completely Renovated Hills Elementary

September 9, 2021

School board member Danny Bove cut the ribbon for updated Hills Elementary. Teachers, students, families and supportive community members all celebrated the complete renovation of the school building.

Second grade teacher Amanda Roach, who has taught 18 years in the building, loves how the classrooms are set up in the new layout. 

“Each one is a little bit different,” she stated, “which allows us to be unique and instead of a cookie-cutter school. We are able to be individuals!”

Robb Townsend (Creek class of ‘94) last attended Hills in 1988 and served on the committee that helped pass the 2020 levy which created funds for these new and renovated buildings.

“The students have what they need finally,” he said. “New technology, new security, modern facilities. It’s unrecognizable – in a good way!”

Third grader Charlie McElroy says the new gym is his favorite part of the renovation. He also likes the fidget chairs that rock and the textured hallway walls.

Parent Jessica Zarisky helped celebrate the renovated building. “I’m happy that my daughter is able to attend a nice facility and that the kids have what they need.”

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!

Michael Minor

6th Grade Science Teacher / Middle School / Creek class of 2000

Creek Cares… that’s why Mike returned to teach in 2014.

Mr. Minor’s Favorite Questions

“How will I use this in real life?” Mr. Minor loves showing students how science and technology are relevant to their lives and careers. Plus, how many labs can make both rockets and table salt?

Community Is Important

To Michael, school is family – his parents both taught here. He also believes that people who grow up together, stay and raise families that make healthy communities for children. “It’s a cool time to be at Creek. The communities are more united than ever.”

Creek Competes

Athletics are a big deal at Creek. And our district is just the right size to provide students with the opportunity to play a team sport. Our student-athletes possess the discipline and dedication to excel both on and off the field. While putting in hard work and practice to compete, students gain valuable skills like teamwork, self-confidence, and sportsmanship.

This year offers a fresh start for all our teams. Our football team has worked hard this summer and expects to be even better this upcoming fall. We also look for our Girls Soccer and Basketball teams, Wrestling, and Baseball to continue their winning traditions. And of course, we’ll be cheering on those who play in the other IC sports like volleyball, swimming, track, cross country, and tennis.

We’re so proud of our student athletes. Go Creek!

New School Year + New Facilities = Great Future for Creek Students!

Creek Prepares

Our annual Student Future Pathway Fair – hosted by the ICSD Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) – lets Creek students meet representatives from higher education, tech schools, apprenticeships and local businesses. 

Future preparation begins the moment our youngest students enter the Indian Creek School District. As they grow, we help them understand their skills, aptitude and passions…then provide the resources they need to pursue them.

Our goal is for every student to graduate with a solid plan to explore the pathway that best suits them: enrollment in college, employment in a meaningful career, or enlistment in service to our country.

Providing the Time and Support Students Need to be Successful.

Choose Creek for your kids.