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Education

  • Patriots Pen contest under way

    PERRY COUNTY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 and its ladies auxiliary announce this year’s Patriots Pen essay-writing contest.
    Students in sixth through eighth grades are eligible for the contest. Home-schooled students are encouraged to enter as well.
    This contest gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on democracy with the prospect of winning U.S. savings bonds. The top national prize is a $10,000 U.S. savings bond.
    This year’s topic is “What patriotism means to me.”

  • Voice of Democracy contest open to students

    PERRY COUNTY – The theme for this year’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest is “Why I am optimistic about our nation’s future.”
    The Voice of Democracy is open to all students in ninth through 12th grades who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home-study program in the United States. Foreign-exchange students, students age 20 years or older and previous Voice of Democracy first-place state winners are ineligible to participate.

  • Perry Central Schools to host Rachel’s Challenge Oct. 31

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central community schools will host a series of assemblies Oct. 31 as a part of Rachel’s Challenge, a program that promotes individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying and negativity with acts of respect, kindness and compassion.
    The event will take place in the Perry Central main gymnasium beginning at 8:45 a.m. with preschool through third-graders, followed by fourth- through sixth-graders at 10 a.m., seventh- and eighth-graders at 12:30 p.m. and freshman through seniors at 2 p.m.

  • TC high school Academic Kickoff

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior-Senior High School Renaissance program will host its annual Academic Kickoff at 8:15 a.m. Oct. 24 in the high school auditorium.
    This year’s theme is “Academic Plant: Surprisingly Brilliant.” Renaissance will reward students for their academic achievement and staff for their dedication to the school.
    The public is invited to attend. Those attending are asked to sign-in in the front office and sit in the upper balcony of the auditorium.

  • Students with Perry County attend technology conferences

    EVANSVILLE – Matthew Hafele, the 12-year-old son of Jeremy and Beth Hafele of Evansville, and Christina Muller, the 11-year-old daughter of Aaron and Gina (Ramsbottom) Muller of Evansville both participated in several technical conferences with the Oak Hill eLeaders group this summer.

  • Parent-teacher conferences Oct. 24 at Tell City Junior-Senior High School

    TELL CITY – Students at Tell City Junior-Senior High School will receive grade cards and parent-teacher conference information Thursday.
    Parent-teacher conferences will be held from 4 to 7:45 p.m. Oct. 24. School will not be in session Oct. 25 and Oct. 28 due to fall break.
    Appointments will not be scheduled, and conferences will be held on a first-come basis. However, it is important that teachers know which parents are planning to attend so they can be prepared for the conferences.

  • William Tell conferences set for Oct. 24

    TELL CITY – The afternoon and evening of Oct. 24 are the designated times for William Tell Elementary School’s parent-teacher conferences.
    Three meeting times will be available Oct. 23 as well if needed.
    There will be no school Oct. 25 and Oct. 28 as the students will be on fall break.
    Parents will be notified of their scheduled time by Oct. 21. If parents need to make any changes with their appointment, they are asked to contact their child’s teacher at 547-9727.

  • University of Evansville announces new physician assistant program

    EVANSVILLE – The University of Evansville announces it will launch a new physician assistant program, the first in the Tri-State area, to build on its existing strength in health professions education and help meet the growing need for health care providers. The masters-level program is slated to begin classes in 2016.

  • KWC to host science day Saturday

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – Students interested in science, health, engineering and math will be the focus as Kentucky Wesleyan College will host science day Saturday.
    Students can meet with faculty to explore majors and see presentations from current professionals in biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy and more.
    Current KWC students will participate in demonstrations and presentations.

  • Tell City High School 2013 Academic Kickoff

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior-Senior High School Renaissance program will host its annual Academic Kickoff at 8:15 a.m. Oct. 24 in the high school auditorium.
    This year’s theme is “Academic Plant: Surprisingly Brilliant.” Renaissance will reward students for their academic achievement and staff for their dedication to the school.
    The public is invited to attend. Those attending are asked to sign-in in the front office and sit in the upper balcony of the auditorium.