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Education

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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-teach 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.

  • Brescia University hosts Law School Day

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – Brescia University will welcome representatives from all three law schools in Kentucky from 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 15. The Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, and the College of Law at the University of Kentucky will each have representatives on campus for a presentation and question and answer session.

  • Local Ball State dean’s list student announced

    MUNCIE – Ball State University has announced the names of students who graduated or were included on the dean’s list during the summer 2013 semester.
    Deidra Dickerson of Leopold was named to the dean’s list for the summer semester.

  • Craft time fun at Early Head Start

    Children at Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Early Head Start recently enjoyed a day filled with crafts.

    Pictured making their creations are Caden Stafford and Delilah Smith. Early Head Start participants meet weekly for home visits and twice monthly for playtime, education and family activities. For more information, contact Kelly Luker at (812) 619-1842.
     

  • GED testing available at Perry Central

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School Corp. will offer GED testing to Indiana residents who need their certificate for employment, college classes or personal satisfaction.
    Two evenings are required for completion of the entire set and pre-registration is mandatory. Testing is offered on a first-come, first serve basis Oct. 21 and Oct. 22.
    Those wishing to test must be at least 16 years old and show proof of Indiana residency.
    The cost is $70 for the complete examination. For more information, contact GED chief examiner Susie Knox at 547-3347.

  • William Tell students enjoy new goal, football posts

    Fourth grade students enjoyed a football upright-soccer goal combo sets during recess at William Tell Elementary. 

    The parent-teacher organization purchased the sets with money from fundraiser sales and they were installed last spring in an existing play area nearly the size of a full-size soccer field. Staff said the students have enjoyed the new equipment and play area, especially the large group of fourth grade students pictured below, who ran and played hard and had a great time during recess.

  • GED testing available at Perry Central

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School Corp. will offer GED testing to Indiana residents who need their certificate for employment, college classes or personal satisfaction.
    Two evenings are required for completion of the entire set and pre-registration is mandatory. Testing is offered on a first-come, first serve basis Oct. 21 and Oct. 22.
    Those wishing to test must be at least 16 years old and show proof of Indiana residency. The cost is $70 for the complete examination. For more information, contact GED chief examiner Susie Knox at 547-3347.