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Education

  • Cannelton gearing up for Project ACES

    CANNELTON – If you feel the ground shake slightly May 6, don’t get nervous. It’s just millions of children all over the world exercising simultaneously. With childhood obesity on the rise and young children showing risk factors for heart disease, children are starting to fight back.

    Project ACES is an acronym for All Children Exercise Simultaneously. Len Saunders, a physical-education teacher from New Jersey, started it in 1989. Len and HJ Saunders, of The Youth Fitness Coalition, now organize the event each year.

  • Cannelton schools release third nine-week honor rolls

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools have released honor rolls for the third nine weeks of the 2014-15 academic year.

    • First-grade students earning distinguished honors were Brianna Evans, Gage Garrett, Caleb Hulse, Jacie James, Brenna Smith ad Rylan Snyder.

    • Second-grade students earning distinguished honors were Taylor DuPont, Bria Garrett, Kylie Anastasiades, Makayla Hulse, Ian White, Carma Rapier and Dylan Ridener. Honor roll: Gabby Stowe, Keaton Walls and Caine Woodrum.

  • Animal shelter gets student support
  • Jarboe earns Indiana Career and Technical Education award

    INDIANAPOLIS – Ian Jarboe, a student at Vincennes University, is one of nine recipients to receive an award from the Indiana Career and Technical Education Awards of Excellence.

    The awards were presented Feb. 26, at the Indiana Government Center in Indianapolis. 

    The Indiana Career and Technical Education Awards was initiated in 1984 to recognize exemplary program, students and partnerships that benefit the state.

  • Perry Central’s after-school program earns nomination

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Elementary’s Lights-On program was recently nominated as one of six finalists in the 2015 Out-of-School Champions Showcase, sponsored by the Indiana Afterschool Network. The winner will be announced April 14 during a two-day out-of-school learning summit in Indianapolis.

    Staff of Perry Central’s Lights On program will be in attendance for the event, which also includes keynote speakers, breakout sessions and networking with other out-of-school programs. 

  • Education Pays to offer fall loan awards

    TELL CITY – The Board of Directors of Education Pays student loan fund of Tell City-Perry County, is accepting applications for interest-free loans to be awarded to students pursuing post-high-school education for the fall 2015 semester. 

    Applications are available in the guidance counselors offices at Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City high schools and at Fifth Third Bank. The deadline for submitting applications is June 1. 

  • Perry Central preschool, kindergarten round-up dates set for April 10, 17


    LEOPOLD – Perry Central is accepting registration for preschool and kindergarten for the 2015-16 school year.

    Children who will be 4 years old by Aug. 1 are eligible to attend preschool. Children who will be 5 years old by Aug. 1 are eligible for kindergarten.

    Preschool round-up will be Friday, April 10. Kindergarten round-up is scheduled for Friday, April 17.

  • Perry County Learning Academy enrolling students

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Learning Academy is currently enrolling high school students and adults who wish to earn a high- school or a general-equivalency diploma. 

    Interested individuals who were unable to graduate high school with their class but would like to earn a diploma may call Perry County Learning Academy  at (812) 547-6942 or visit from 8 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

  • Community’s youth raise funds for Horse Rescue South
  • Cannelton pre-kindergarten, kindergarten pre-registration event set for Wednesday

    CANNELTON – A pre-enrollment-registration schedule for prospective pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students for the 2015-16 school year will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 15.

    A parent or guardian of any prospective or currently enrolled pre-k or kindergarten student should visit the office at the William Bennett Early Learning Center at 411 Washington St. in Cannelton. 

    Pre-k students must be 3 years of age by Aug. 11, and must be toilet trained.