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Education

  • TC Schools excelling despite call for consolidation

    Guest Column by John Scioldo

    Superintendent, Tell City-Troy Township School Corp.

     

    In response to the recent opinion piece (Sept. 18 editorial, “By the numbers: Perry County should have one school district.”) I would like to offer some insight and clarifications that in my mind are pertinent to the claims made by the author.

  • Robotics grant enhances Cannelton school’s STEM

    CANNELTON – Students at Cannelton Junior Senior High School will soon begin a robotics program to bolster their science, technology, engineering and mathematics initiatives. The class was formed in part by a donation to the school.

    The Vex EDR robotics received were purchased via federal funds available through the Carl D. Perkins Grant.

  • Perry Central homecoming candidates

    LEOPOLD – The 2017 Perry Central Football Homecoming ceremony will be held at halftime of the varsity football game vs. West Washington on Friday evening, Sept. 29. Game time is 6:30 p.m.

    Their fellow senior classmates selected the queen and king candidates. The entire high school student body voted for the queen and king.

    The queen candidates are:

  • Field staged for 2017 Homecoming honors

    The Tell City Junior-Senior High School football homecoming ceremony will be Friday, Sept. 29, at approximately 6:30 p.m. before the Marksmen take on the North Posey Vikings at Legion Field.

    The crown carriers for this year’s ceremony are Ellie Teague and Gabriel Edmondson. Ellie is the daughter of Josh and Jennifer Teague and Gabriel is the son of Christopher and Natasha Edmondson.

    Freshmen representatives are Valerie Kehl and Kaden Chestnut. Valerie is the daughter of Eric and Amy Kehl, and Kaden is the son of Lee and Jennifer Chestnut.

  • Cannelton Schools enrollment steady

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – A graduation clock outside the offices of Cannelton High School gives precedence to the overall mission of those entrusted with educating the children who attend the city’s schools. The emphasis isn’t always about what the state says makes well-rounded students, but it’s an individual principle, one that balances modern academics to basic workplace skills.

  • TC senior a National Merit semifinalist

    TELL CITY – Leo Simpson, senior at Tell City Junior-Senior High School has been named a National Merit Semifinalist. Leo plans to attend Purdue University and major in Engineering and also pursue a graduate degree in Computer Science. Leo is the son of Kenneth and Sandra Simpson.

  • Fun-filled fall break day camps planned

    PERRY COUNTY – Fall Break Day Camps are a great way for youth in grades 3-12 to have fun and learn new skills in a safe environment. Purdue Extension is offering two days camps during fall breaks for Perry Central and Tell City schools. The programs will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Daycare will be provided at 7:30 a.m. Youth must be picked by 5:30 p.m. Lunch, snacks, program materials, and enrollment in the 2018 4-H program are included in the fee.

  • Student financial aid seminar Oct. 4

    Tell City Jr.-Sr. High School will host a financial aid night for seniors and their parents/guardians on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. in the school library. A financial aid representative will go over the Federal Application For Student Aid process for college. The school’s staff encourage seniors to attend this important meeting.

  • Perry Central leads local ISTEP results

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Education released Wednesday the spring 2017 Indiana State Testing for Educational Progress results.

    Among the more than 360 districts assessed in the state, Perry Central Schools placed in the top 10 percent of combined scoring for students passing both the English-Language Arts and Math portions. Tell City Schools scored similarly well, placing in the upper 20th percentile.

  • Cooper joins CHS faculty

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    Cannelton High School has welcomed long-time Perry County educator Kurt Cooper into its classrooms. He will teach English.

    Originally from Plymouth, Cooper is a 1985 graduate of Manchester College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in English education whiling playing four years of football for the school. He then earned a masters degree from Indiana University – Bloomington.