Accolades

Accolades

  • 2016 Creekside Named an AVID School
  • 2016 Wendy Higdon, Music Department Chair, presented at Midwest Clinic-Chicago
  • 2014, 2015 County Spell Bowl Champion, Scripps Spelling Bee Paticipant in Washington D.C.
  • 2016 County Spell Bowl 1st Runner Up
  • 2015 County Spell Bowl Champions
  • 2015 Indiana Music Education Association's Indiana Outstanding Middle School Music Educator
  • 2015 Creekside Ranked As #1 Middle School in Indiana
  • 2013 National Blue Ribbon School
  • VEX Robotics- Mulit-year Winners
  • 2014 Creekside Ranked as #26 on Top 50 Middle Schools List
  • 2014 Carmel Clay Support Staff of the Year: Lynda Smith
  • 2013 Carmel Clay Support Staff of the Year: Scott Seright
  • 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 Conferenc
  • 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
  • The Giving Tree
  • GenerationON
  • CCS Dance Marathon to Benefit Riley Children' Hospital