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Education

  • Perry Central Elementary students recognized for grade improvements

    Perry Central Elementary is using the mCLASS testing system in kindergarten through second grades to assess foundational skills of students as well as provide teachers with instructional suggestions based on student performance. This assessment is given at the beginning, middle and then at the end of the school year.  Perry Central teachers and testing coordinators used this data as well as first and second quarter standards based report cards to determine student growth. Students who showed improvement were then honored by the Captains Club with a pizza party Feb. 28.

  • Luau at South Perry Head Start

    During the month of January the children at the Lincoln Hills Development Corp. South Perry County Classroom 3 Head Start Center enjoyed luau-themed activities. Pictured here are Claire Daughtery and Jillian Post in their hula skirts and leis doing a hula dance. Activities from the lesson plan included making Hawaiian leis. The students were able to learn about the leis and other Hawaiian traditions, culture and living. For more information about South Perry County Head Start, contact Yvonna Holmes at 547-9457.

  • Dollars for Scholars accepting fall 2013 loan award applications

    TELL CITY – The Board of Directors of Dollars for Scholars of Tell City-Perry County has announced it is accepting applications for interest-free loans to be awarded to students pursuing a post-high school education for the fall 2013 semester. Applications are available at the offices of the guidance counselors at Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City high schools and at Fifth Third Bank. The deadline for submitting applications is June 1.

  • Read Across America celebrated at WTE

    Last week, students at William Tell Elementary celebrated Read Across America Day with various activities. Read Across America is celebrated each year on the school day closest to March 2, which is the birthday of Dr. Seuss. The students marked the occasion in various ways throughout the week. On Thursday morning, they were served “green eggs and ham” for breakfast. Enjoying the breakfast in the photo above are Maggie Davis, Jenna Harris and Corey Waninger.

  • Henrickson earns spot on Western Kentucky’s dean’s list

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Eric Henrickson has been named to the fall 2012 dean’s list at Western Kentucky University.
    To be selected for the dean’s list, a student must attain an academic standing of a 3.4 grade-point average or better on a 4.0 scale for the semester.

    Henrickson is the son of Brad and Sandy Henrickson. He is currently in his senior year at WKU and will graduate in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in teaching, with a major in physical education and a minor in health.

  • Kindergarten enrollment at William Tell Thursday

    TELL CITY – Kindergarten enrollment for the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday for all children entering school for the first time.
    Parents and children should enter through the main door and follow signs. All children registering for kindergarten will be given a folder.
    To enter kindergarten for the 2013-14 school year, a child must be at least 5 years old on or before Aug. 1. A child does not have to enroll in kindergarten at age 5. If parents believe the child is not ready, the child may enter at age 6.

  • CCC Preschool hosting open house March 14

    TELL CITY – Community Christian Church preschool will open registration for the 2013-14 school year at its open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. March 14.
    Parents will have the opportunity to tour the preschool, visit classrooms, review the curriculum, meet the staff, and take advantage of this early enrollment. A registration fee is due at time of enrollment.

  • WTE’s Family Fitness Night

    William Tell Elementary School families are encouraged to attend the free Family Fitness Nights, held at the school for families to exercise together. A new bicycle with a helmet, healthy snacks and other prizes are given away each night.

  • Cannelton elementary schools announce preschool, kindergarten pre-registration date

    CANNELTON – A pre-enrollment and registration schedule for prospective pre-school and kindergarten students for the 2013-14 school year will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 17.
    A parent or guardian of any prospective or currently enrolled student should come to the office at the William Bennett Early Learning Center at 411 Washington St. in Cannelton.  
    Preschool students must be 3 years old by Aug. 1 and must be toilet trained; 4 years or 5 years old. To be eligible to enroll in kindergarten, a child must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1.

  • Kast earns 2013 Indiana University Founders Scholar honor

    BLOOMINGTON – Jeffrey Andrew “Andy” Kast of Tell City has been named an Indiana University Founders Scholar for 2013 in recognition of his exceptional academic work. He achieved this distinction by earning a cumulative grade-point average of 3.8 or higher, which places him in the top tier of Bloomington undergraduate students.