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What is HSEngaged?

The goal of HSEngaged is to give participants a deeper understanding of Hamilton Southeastern Schools. Participants will learn about all facets of the district, including business management, academic programs, student services, operations and more.

Opportunities for Participants

  • Gain first-hand, "behind the scenes" knowledge of how HSE Schools functions.

  • Experience the unique, student-driven learning style.

  • Participate in an extended dialogue with leadership on education issues.

  • Develop an understanding of how decisions and programs are implemented to foster a culture of educational excellence.

Gain a deeper understanding of Hamilton Southeastern Schools

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HSEngaged is returning for a third year, bringing a new cohort of stakeholders from across the Fishers community together to gain a deeper understanding of Hamilton Southeastern Schools. The nine-month community engagement program launched in 2021 with 29 individuals. It has since expanded to include 41 participants who are either parents of current/former HSE students, alumni, or reside in the district boundaries.

“We hope the opportunity to have extended dialogue with leadership will help build a network of informed stakeholders that will be able to share their knowledge with others on how decisions and programs are implemented to foster a culture of academic excellence in HSE Schools."

Emily Pace Abbotts

Director of School and Community Relations

More than 100 people applied for this year’s HSEngaged program. Participants were selected through an application process based on their affiliation with HSE Schools, their understanding of issues and challenges, their involvement in the community and their desire to assist in sharing HSE Schools’ vision with others

Welcome OurĀ 2023-24 HSEngaged Cohort

Natalie Beane

Olivia-Anne Campbell

Michael Colby

Tabbatha Collier

Tiffanie Ditlevson

Beth Duncan

Shimaa Ebrahim

Jana Farris

Mya Fields

Jessica Finn

Kenelle Freeman

Maureen Greulich

Avery Hall

Ellen Hammond

Beth Hampshire

Christopher Hinders

Angela Hubbard

Amber Hudson

Kimberly Jackson

Jessica Jaworski

Saneta Maiko

Adan Malik

Lynsi McCarty

Jodi Meehan

Wyatt Merriweather

Jon Miller

Jenny Mosier

Jessica Murphy

Monette Nelson

Tony Nguyen

Ucheamaka Okonkwo

Sarah Orinion

Whitney Parker

Josh Rattray

Lynsey Rosencrans

Christina Stenske

Kelsey Sweet

Jody Valerio

Sri Venkatram

Michael Waitek

Sarah Whitely

Outcomes of HSEngaged

Below are what some of this past year’s participants had to say about the program:

“I am very pleased that HSEngaged was created, and I hope it continues.”
Travis Jensen
“Excellent group! It was amazing to see all the wonderful professionals who come together to keep our children safe and intelligent.” 
DeShanna Fitts
“This was a wonderful experience! As a result, I'm excited to say that I was selected to serve on the Board for the PTO for one of my son's schools next year. Participating in this program motivated me to move beyond simply volunteering on occasion to a more involved commitment.”
Amy Griffin
“This is a great program and learning from a different perspective is how we gain the best understanding of any topic.”
Josh Graves
“This is such an important program to get everyone on the same page and I learned so much through this experience.”  
Angie Morris

2023 - 24 Meeting Dates

There are nine class sessions (August-April) that alternate meeting from 9:00AM-11:00AM or 11AM-1:00PM once a month:

11:00a, Aug. 24Welcome to HSEngaged hosted at HSE Administration Building

9:00a, Sept. 28The Cost of Education hosted at Fall Creek Junior High

11:00a, Oct. 26Building A Foundation hosted at Conner Prairie

9:00a, Nov. 16Preparing Students for the Future hosted at HSE High School

11:00a, Dec. 14Mental Health and School Safety hosted at Sand Creek Intermediate

9:00a, Jan. 25: Educational Supports hosted at Riverside Intermediate

11:00a, Feb. 22Behind-the-Scenes hosted at Cumberland Road Elementary

9:00a, Mar. 28Tools for Success hosted at Deer Creek Elementary School

11:00a, Apr. 25End-of-Year Celebration at Fishers High School