Supt. Message

Richard badge picOn behalf of South Spencer School Corporation and welcome to our web page and thank you for
taking the time to explore the information provided on this site. For those of you enrolled in one of
our many academic programs, thank you for your continued support and involvement in our
corporation. For anyone considering enrolling your child(ren), for the first time in South Spencer
Schools, thank you for joining what we believe to be one of the most excellent school districts in
Indiana. One key reason: the outstanding teachers and staff!

South Spencer has immense gratitude for your continued participation and support as we strive to
provide the best possible education for every child who walks through our doors.
We look forward to welcoming the students back from summer break on August 15, 2019.

South Spencer has implemented a program for K-12 Common Assessment, which allows us to
monitor our students’ progress. In the 2019-2020 school year, Dual Credit or AP classes will be
available to our high school students in Biology, Chemistry, US History, World History, Calculus, and
English. Both of our elementary schools at South Spencer offer daycare, full-time social worker, and
Rockport Elementary provides a Level 5 Pre-K program.  

All of our schools are one to one with all our students using i-pads in grades K-2 and chrome books in
grades 3-12. The use of these devices has enabled us to have e-Learning days, which allows the
teachers to provide instruction before I-STEP testing and possibly eliminating the need to add days at
the end of the school year.

South Spencer School Corporation not only strives for improvement and excellence in academics, but
there is also continued focus on improving our facilities. The completion of the Athletic complex last
fall and the renovation of our high school scheduled to be finalized by the start of the 2019-2020
school year are just a couple of examples. Our real strength as a school corporation lies in ensuring
that every one of our students is empowered to become highly successful contributors to society.

Whether you are a parent or a community member, you are encouraged to become involved in South
Spencer Schools. If you are a student, I encourage you to take a rigorous course load with a focus on
career preparation based on your interests as well as participate in extra-curricular activities, clubs,
and school events. With nineteen varsity sports and multiple clubs, there are many ways to stay
involved throughout your academic career.

It is truly a blessing to serve as Superintendent of the South Spencer School Corporation, and I
consider myself very fortunate to be able to live and work in this fantastic community!
I look forward to seeing you at our schools and wish everyone a fantastic school year.

Go Rebels!
Dr. Richard Rutherford, Superintendent


All Students All the Time