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Education

  • WTE first grade class organizes local food drive

    Kara Braunecker’s first grade class at William Tell Elementary organized a school-wide food drive Nov. 13 through 16, encouraging other students and staff to donate nonperishable food items to the local Council of Agencies in Tell City. 

  • South Perry Head Start visits the farm

    Students in Classroom 2 at South Perry Head Start enjoyed activities that focused on fire safety, fall, harvest and Halloween during October.

    The class took a field trip to Trunnell’s Farm Market in Utica, Ky. Students learned how pumpkins grow and each child got to pick their own pumpkin from the patch. They tasted apple cider slushies and played in the Family Fun Acre. Pictured from the left are Hailey Martin, Chloe Hale, Kenadie Ambrose and Skylyn Snively. For more information about South Perry Head Start, contact teacher Beth Cassidy at 547-9464.

  • Student accomplishments at Cannelton Elementary

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of columns sent to the News by the teachers and staff of Cannelton elementary schools, recognizing students for their work inside and outside of the classroom.
    CANNELTON – It’s time for the second edition of our column hailing the accomplishments of our students here at Cannelton Elementary. We wish to recognize those students who come to school every day and do a good job, but may not be recognized as we would wish. These students are as follows.

  • Tell City’s fall scholar athletic team

    This year’s fall Scholar Athletic Award goes to the boys’ tennis team. The award is given to a team which has the best overall combined grade-point average. Team members pictured in front from the left are Joshua Kimbril, Austin Groves, Zachary Fisher, Luke Thomas, Jake Swihart and Kevin Yeung. In the back are Assistant Coach Clarke Blackford, Jeff Yeung, Austin Paulin, Anjan Kashyab, Tyler Groves, Anthony Roberts and Coach Nick Weyer.

  • Family pumpkin painting day at Cannelton

    Children at Cannelton’s William Bennett Early Learning Center participate in an annual family pumpkin painting day Oct. 9.

    Preschool and kindergarten students went on a field trip to Reid’s Orchard Oct. 2 and each invited a family member to paint their pumpkin with them a week later. Pictured in the first picture are Gage Garrett, Allicyn Garrett, Judy Garrett, Bria Garrett and Jaci Garrett. In the second picture, Jaci Garrett watches as Bria Garrett paints her pumpkin.

  • TCJHS September students

    The Student of the Month program is one which recognizes students for going above and beyond what is required of them. One student from each grade is elected by the teachers.

    Students of the month for September are, from the left, Jessica Braun, Gant Miller, Kelsey Gowers and Logan Labhart. Each student will receive a gift card, a T-shirt and a breakfast from Julie’s Café.

  • Tell City Walking Club Challenge winners

    Tell City junior-high school students participated in a Walking Club Challenge towards the end of October and the homeroom with the most participants had the opportunity to help plan a five-day menu with Sheila James, the cafeteria manager, which would be served the first week of December.

  • Raise the Lid Award

    The Raise the Lid Award is given to a faculty or staff member who goes above and beyond their call of duty.

    The winner is voted on by students and chosen by the Renaissance Leadership Class. The winner this semester is John Smitson for his hard and dedicated work to the school.

  • Fun in the fall leaves

    Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Early Head Start children and their families enjoyed a day outside together recently. Early Head Start participants meet weekly for home visits and twice monthly for playtime, education and family activities.

    Pictured are Isaac Schwartz, Jeffrey Gomez, Ashley Renfrow, Devon Gomez, Seth Schwartz, Logan Rice, Gina Murphy, Samuel Applegate and Cain Whistle.  For more information, contact Kelly Luker at 619-1842 or 547-4850 Ext. 113.

  • North Perry Head Start celebrates Fudge Day

    During October, the children at the Lincoln Hills Development Corp. North Perry Head Start enjoyed activities centered around F.U.D.G.E. day: fathers, uncles, dads, grandpas and more. Family members and the students enjoyed a visit to the Perry County Public Library. Several books were read to the children, and the children got to check out books.