South Decatur Elementary School
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South Decatur Elementary School

Home of the Cougars

Welcome to South Decatur Elementary School, home of the Cougars! We are a K–6 school located in Greensburg, Indiana. We serve about 475 students in the Decatur County Community Schools district, preparing our students for secondary school and beyond.

Please take some time to get to know our school and our staff members. We have a wide variety of clubs and athletics programs available to our students, and we take pride in fostering a love of learning. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Return to Learn Plan 2021-2022

Decatur County Community Schools is offering options with regards to a safe return of students for the 2021–2022 school year. For this school year, we invite you to learn more about our return-to-school plan using the links below.

Return to Learn Plan 2021-2022

Online Registration

2020–2021 Kindergarten Registration

Coffee table with coffee mug, cookies, and an appleThe South Decatur Elementary School kindergarten round-up that was scheduled to be on April 13 has been canceled in adherence to Governor Holcomb's recommendations on school closures. 

We will still need to enroll and register all incoming kindergartners for the 2020–2021 school year. Any student five years of age by August 1, 2020, is eligible to attend 2020–2021 kindergarten at South Decatur Elementary School.

Please use the links below to enroll your child online.

A Message from Our Principal

Welcome to the South Decatur Elementary School webpage!

My name is Nicole Stone and I am the proud new principal of South Decatur Elementary. As we begin this new academic year, I am eager to begin working with the dedicated staff, students, and community. Though I am in a new position this year, my face around SDES is not; prior to becoming the principal of SDES, I served as a teacher, coach, and most recently the assistant principal here for the last 4 years. My family is built on educators and I mean every word when I say, I truly love school! I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Ball State University in 2009. I then received my Master of Education in School Administration degree from Indiana University in 2016. My vision for South Decatur Elementary is to provide students with a love of learning that inspires and motivates them to be lifelong learners, caring contributors to the world around them, and confident in all of their unique abilities to succeed.

My husband, Paul, is a business owner here in Greensburg. We have three boys, Luke who is 7, Cole who is 6, and Grant who is 1. We love spending time together and when I am not at school, I’m probably at a sporting event or spending time with family and friends. We love camping, boating, and spending time outside.

After serving as the assistant principal for the last four years, there are many things I know that ring true. South Decatur Elementary takes pride in our commitment to provide a quality education to all students in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. We are a 1:1 school with the use of our iPads and a focus on digital experiences that prepare our students for the future. We serve and support all students’ needs; including those in the general education classrooms, special education programming, speech and communication programming, physical and occupational therapies, high ability/gifted and talented education, ELL (English Language Learners), STEM, Response to Instruction focusing on literacy, math and behavior, music, art, physical education, library and media center services, and preschool are a few of the many things we have to offer. We also provide a variety of after-school activities including boys and girls basketball, Honors Art and Music, Spell Bowl, Math Bowl, and Robotics.

I look forward to the continued partnership with the SDES families and staff that is built on trust and genuine compassion. We know how important it is for us to work together as we have the same goal of each individual student’s success at heart. I encourage you to stop in or call me to share ideas, concerns, or questions. I wish your family, and especially your student(s), great success this school year!

Sincerely,

Nicole Stone

Nicole Stone
South Decatur Elementary School Principal