Accolades

 

 

 

2015 Creekside Ranked As #1 Middle School in Indiana

2013 National Blue Ribbon School

2014 Creekside Ranked as #26 on Top 50 Middle Schools List

2014 Carmel Clay Support Staff of the Year: Lynda Smith

2013 National Science Bowl Champions

2013 and 2014 Carmel Clay Support Staff of the Year

Department of Education A Rating

2006 - Present  Four Star School Status

2004-present: Ranked at, or near, the top of middle school ISTEP scores

2011, 2012, 2013 Hamilton County Spellbowl Champions

2013 ISSMA State Contest Winners

2013 National Science Bowl Team Winner  

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Healthy Hoosier School Award, Silver Winner  

2010 Indiana State Geography Bee Winner

2010 Top Ten Finalist National Geography Bee

Multiple Lilly Grant Teacher Winners

2010 Jr. High/Middle School Athletic Administrator of the Year 

2011 Sertoma Student Essay Contest Third Place Grand Prize

2009 Sertoma Student Essay Contest Third Place Grand Prize

2011 Boys and Girls Creekside Tennis Invitational Champions

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2011 Girls Hamilton County Tennis Champions

Girls Tennis undefeated season for 2011

Carmel Clay Education Foundation Teacher Honor Roll: Multiple Teachers

2008 and 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee Top 20 Finalist

2009 Academic Bowl Team - Winners of Hamilton County Academic Challenge

2009 Hamilton County Spell Bowl Champions

2009 Mathcounts Team - First place regionals  and fourth place in state finals

2008 Lexus Eco Challenge $10,000 winners

Music in the Parks Festival of Cincinnati

Four first place students- American Mathematic Competition
Multiple VEX and Lego Robotics Awards

Creekside Wind Symphony- First Place and Overall Concert Band Grand Champion, Music In the Parks Festival, Chicago Illinois 2011 

Creekside Symphony Orchestra- Second Place Orchestra, Music In the Parks Festival, Chicago Illinois 2011

Creekside Concert Choir- First Place Choir, and Overall Mixed Choir Grand Champion, Music In the Parks Festival, Chicago Illinois 2011

Creekside Bands and Orchestras, Indiana State School Music Association Organizational Contest, Gold Rating, every year since the school opened 

Two Creekside Band Students selected as members of the 2011 Junior All-State Band

Twelve Creekside Band Students selected as members of the 2010 Indiana Bandmasters Association All-Region Honor Band

2007-CCEF Grant for books in Spanish

2010 United Planet Scholarship Winner

2011 Indiana AATG’s Rising Star Teacher of the Year Award

2007 Teacher Creativity Fellowship Grant Recipient from Eli Lilly

January 2013 Creekside Wind Symphony performs at Indiana Music Education Conference

·   July 2013 Creekside Wind Symphony featured in Current in Carmel News Magazine

·   November 2013 Ten Creekside Band students selected to perform with the Indiana Bandmasters Association All-Region Honor Band

·    December 2013  Creekside Wind Symphony performs at The Midwest Clinic:  An International Band and Orchestra Conference

·    December 2013 Creekside Wind Symphony presents a Rehearsal Clinic with Linda Gammon at The Midwest Clinic:  An International Band and Orchestra Conference

·    December 2013 Wendy Higdon awarded the 50 Directors Who Make a Difference Award by School Band and Orchestra Magazine. 

·    January 2014 Creekside Wind Symphony featured in Carmel Magazine

·    January 2014 Seven Creekside Band students selected to perform with the Indiana Jr. All-State Band

·    January 2014 Creekside Band featured in SmartMusic video shown nationwide. 

·    March 2014 Creekside Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras earn Gold Award at ISSMA Organizational Contest

·    March 2014 Creekside Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band earn Gold with Distinction at ISSMA Organizational Contest

·    November 2015 Two Creekside Band students selected to perform with the Indiana Bandmasters Association All-Region Honor Band

·    January 2015 Two Creekside Band students selected to perform with the Indiana Jr. All-State Band

·    January 2015 Wendy Higdon, Chris Grifa and Nicole Johnson all presented clinic sessions at the Indiana Music Education Conference

·    January 2015 Creekside Wind Symphony presents a Rehearsal Clinic at the Indiana Music Education Conference


 

 

Philanthropy:
Riley Kids Sharing and Caring

Annual Julian Center Charity Basketball Game

Annual Gleaner's Food Bank Food Drive

LiveSTRONG Walkathons

Creekside Big Give

The Giving Tree

Pay It Forward Club

Jeans for Teens

Pennies for Patients

CCS Dance Marathon to Benefit Riley Children' Hospital