Community Forum Meetings

Dr. Matthew Shoemaker, our Superintendent of the New Castle School Corporation,  would like to invite members of the community  to attend a  forum meeting at the location and time most convenient to you. This will be a forum to discuss the educational priorities of New Castle as we work toward the development of our corporation’s Strategic Plan. This is your opportunity for him to receive your input and feedback. We look forward to seeing you there!


 James Whitcomb Riley Elementary School

 2017 National Blue Ribbon School

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It's A Great Day To Be A Bulldog!


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A Message from the New Castle Community School Corporation Food Service Office:  

Applications for the free and reduced price meal program from the previous school year will expire on September 13th, 2016.  If you do not have a current application on file students will be charged the full price for all school meals.  Households interested in the free and reduced price meal program must apply for the program every school year.  Applications are available online at or in any school office. 







 Red Ribbon Week Dress Days

October 23-27

Monday 10/23/17          Sporting the Drug-Free Lifestyle.  Wear a sports jersey or athletic wear to sport your drug-free look.

Tuesday 10/24/17         Put a Cap on Drugs! Wear your favorite hat to let everyone know that you are helping put a cap on drugs.

Wednesday 10/25/17    Too Bright for Drugs! World Unity day. Wear orange and come together in one giant message of support, hope and unity.

Thursday 10/26/17        Riley Color Wars!  Stick with drug-free friends:  1st/2nd grade:  Wear White

                                       3rd/4th grade:  Wear Red

                                       5th/6th grade:  Wear Black

                                        Staff:  Riley shirts

Friday 10/27/17             Sock It to Drugs!  Sock it to drugs by wearing crazy socks.



Boys and Girl 5th and 6th Grade Track Meet

Date will be announced - this spring





Skating Party 6:30-8:30









Registration must be returned to the Riley Elementary School Office no later than Monday, November 6th

You are invited to have lunch with your grandchild, get your picture taken and then shop our PTO sponsored Scholastic Book Fair.                    Adult lunches are $3.50, correct change is appreciated.

Monday, November 13th - Grades 1 and 3 will have lunch at the following times:

1st Grade will eat at 12:15 p.m.

3rd Grade will eat at 11:40 a.m.



Tuesday, November 14th - Grades 2 and 5 will have lunch at the following times:

2nd Grade will eat at 12:15 p.m.

5th Grade will eat at 11:05 a.m.


Friday, November 17th – Grades 4 and 6 will have lunch at the following times:

4th Grade will eat at 11:40 a.m.

6th Grade will eat at 11:05 a.m.






   PowerSchool Parent Logon



PowerSchool Parent logon is changing to Single Sign On.  You will still use the Parent Portal link on the left - but you will need to follow the instructions at this link to create your new account (this will open in a new window).  Everyone must create a new account.  You will now be able to use ONE log on for multiple students.



Riley PTO Facebook

Journeys Reading Program

Experience CCRA sample link

 Renaissance Place

        AR Book Finder (Quiz Availability and Book Level)

       Home Connect(Parent access to Student AR Progress)


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Our School Code is 29097





2016 Elementary & NCMS Feasibility Study

Riley Contact

Contact Us

1201 Riley Road
New Castle IN 47362
Phone: (765) 521-7211
Fax: (765) 593-6646