North Dearborn Elementary School · 27650 Sawmill Road · West Harrison, IN 47060 · Ph: 812-576-1900 · Fax: 812-576-1901


Dear Parents,

Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation is accredited by AdvancED, formerly known as North Central Accreditation (NCA).  AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world.  They are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.

Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation is one of only two school corporations in Southeast Indiana, and one of only forty-five throughout the state of Indiana that receive corporation-wide accreditation.  AdvancED has scheduled their on-site external review for April of 2016.  In order to prepare for our on-site external review, we are asking for input from all stakeholders; community members, parents, staff, and students. 

One way to provide us with your input is through a survey.  We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey.  In order to complete the survey, please go to:

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous.  Your honest opinion is appreciated.


Jeff Bond

Check out the latest news on our Website

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 North Dearborn Elementary
  Named a 4-Star School
Second Year in A Row!



Thank you to all the members of our school community who played a role in our school attaining 4-Star status.  Students, parents, staff and community members should all be proud of this achievement. 

To gain 4-Star status a school's ISTEP+ scores must fall in the top 25% of the state for all grades tested.  A complete description of how these schools were chosen can be found at:

A complete list of the 281 schools in the state that received this honor can be found at:


Skatetime School Program

Beginning September 8th our 1st Grade through 5th graders will be participating in a skating program through Skatetime School Programs.   This program is being implemented because of its emphasis as a “Lifetime Activity”.   Skating provides a variety of benefits such as balance, coordination, and increased motor skills.

Mr. Theising along with an instructor will be teaching the kids skills such as starting, stopping, forward skating, backward skating, cornering and a number of safety tips to keep them safe.   The permission slip and fee of $9.00 is due no later than Friday,
September 4th.

(note:  the $9.00 fee includes skate rental, delivery, pickup & safety equipment)

Click here for permission slip

Music Notes

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A Note from Ms. Wilson

Auditions for the NDES Chorus will be held September 8-11.   Auditions are open to any student in 4th or 5th grade.    More information will be coming home with the children in the near future.  If you have any questions feel free to email Ms. Wilson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

As a friendly reminder, all recorder money should be turned in by Friday, September 11th.   The recorders should arrive at school the first week of October.   The 4th and 5th grade students have already begun playing their recorders, the 3rd grade students will begin after Fall Break.

School Picture Day

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School Picture Day – September 18th

Picture Packets will be sent home with the students soon.   Lifetouch will be here on September 18th taking those treasured photos.    You have the option to either send in the order form and exact amount for the picture packet or order them online.   The picture day ID is TF015235Q0    You can visit MYLIFETOUCH.COM for more information.

Other important picture dates to mark on your calendar
November 6thPicture Retake Day
January 13thGroup & Candid Yearbook Pictures (Note:  if you requested that your child not be photographed they will not be included in these photographs)
April 1stSpring Pictures

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Mission Statement

North Dearborn Elementary School strives to provide a positive, nurturing climate in which our students are empowered to become life-long learners and productive, responsible community members.

Contact Us!

North Dearborn Elementary School
27650 Sawmill Road
West Harrison, IN  47060

Jeff Bond, Principal

Phone: 812-576-1900
Fax: 812-576-1901