Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Crawfordsville Community School Corporation
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School Nursing

The Crawfordsville Community School Corporation is committed to providing professional nursing care in our schools. Our nurses are all registered nurses, licensed by the state of Indiana and specializing in the care of children and adolescents. We strive to help children to reach their educational potential by working to keep students optimally healthy. We work to provide individual care for children with special health conditions, as well as to provide a safe, healthy learning environment for all students.

Health News

In-School Shot Clinics-April & May, 2015

Hoover & CHS forms-click to download consent: FORM 



SENIOR YEAR REQUIREMENT New this year, the State of Indiana has added a requirement for all 12th grade students to receive a booster meningococcal vaccine, which protects against bacterial meningitis.  Bacterial meningitis is rare but exceptionally severe-infected people can die within 24 hours, and many suffer limb amputations due complications of to the disease.  Research has shown that protection that students receive at 6th grade entry wears off after a few years, which is why a booster dose is indicated, to extend protection into the years in which young adults are most at-risk of acquiring meningitis.

KINDERGARTEN REQUIREMENT All K/1 students now must have received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine.  This is not required yet at other grade levels.  Hepatitis A is a liver infection that is usually linked to improperly handled food.

SIXTH-GRADE REQUIREMENT  There are no changes at the 6th grade level; all incoming students must have had Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis), MCV-4 (meningitis), and varicella vaccine (or history of chickenpox disease).

Contact your health care provider NOW if your student does not yet have the required vaccines for school entrance.  Your child may be excluded from school. Those who have no health insurance, or who have Medicaid or Hoosier HealthWise insurance, may visit the Montgomery County Free Clinic, 116 Mill Street, 362-3244.  Shots are given at no charge to those who qualify every Tuesday morning.


Contact Info

CHS Health Services
Chris Amidon BSN, RN, NCSN
765-362-2340 x1099

TMS Health Services
Amy Bales RN
765-362-2992 x2145

Hoover Health Services
Amy Riggen  BSN, RN
765-362-2691 x4133

Nicholson Health Services
Leisa Prasser RN
765-362-2607 x5102

Hose Health Services
Kelly Harmon RN
765-362-2886 x3195

Willson Preschool                                                                                                                                 765-362-0005 x6111


Health Services Include

Health Information Required by Indiana

The state of Indiana requires us to inform families about meningococcal disease (all grade levels) and about HPV disease and the preventive vaccine (6th grade). 

HPV Vaccine is CANCER PREVENTION (video)

HPV (Human Papillomavirus):  English      Espanol

Meningococcal Disease: English      Espanol


"School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and life-long achievement and health of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety including a healthy environment; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy, and learning."
~National Association of School Nurses

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