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Education

  • Early Head Start fun

    Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Early Head Start children and their families enjoy a day out together recently. Pictured are Isaac and Seth Schwartz.

    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 619-1842 or 547-4850 Ext. 113.

  • Local students help UE earn award for highest combined grade average

    EVANSVILLE – The University of Evansville has announced that multiple local residents were honored at the Heritage Federal Credit Union Student-Athlete Academic Honors Breakfast Sept. 27 in UE’s Eykamp Hall.
    At the event, the University of Evansville was announced as the recipient of the 2011-12 Missouri Valley Conference All-Academic Award, which is given to the school whose student-athletes post the highest cumulative GPA.
    The following local student-athletes were recognized:

  • Tell City inducts new National Honor Society members during ceremony

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School announces seven juniors and seniors were inducted into the Tell City High School chapter of National Honor Society in a ceremony held Oct. 15 in the school auditorium.

  • Perry Central Physical Fitness Awards

    Students at Perry Central Elementary were recently recognized for earning physical education awards for the Presidential Physical Fitness test.

  • Free adult-ed classes begin Oct. 26

    TELL CITY – Free adult-education classes offered by WorkOne Southwest will begin Oct. 26 at the Ivy Tech Campus in Tell City.
    Those participating in the classes will be able to improve math and English skills, add a GED to their resumes, prepare for post-secondary training, pursue WorkIn certification in locally in-demand fields and increase wage earning potential.

  • Tell City parent-teacher conferences Oct. 25

    TELL CITY – Students at Tell City Junior-Senior High School will receive grade cards and parent-teacher conference information today. Parent-teacher conferences will be held from 4 until 7:45 p.m. Oct. 25, which will be a full day of school for students. School will not be in session Oct. 26 and Oct. 29 due to fall break.
    Appointments will not be scheduled, and conferences will be held on a first-come basis; however, it is important the teachers know which parents plan to attend so they can be prepared for the conference.

  • Voice of Democracy contest under way

    PERRY COUNTY – The theme for this year’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest is “Is our Constitution still relevant?”
    The Voice of Democracy is open to all students in ninth through 12th grades who are enrolled in public, private or parochial high schools or home study programs 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.

  • Cronin accepted into nursing program

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – James Derek Cronin has been accepted into the nursing program at Owensboro Community Technical College in Owensboro. He will begin the two-year program in January.

    After completing the program, Cronin plans to pursue his doctoral degree at Western Kentucky University. He earned a spot on the OCTC spring dean’s list.
    Cronin is a 1990 graduate of Tell City High School. He is the son of Rick and Joan Faucett and Ed Cronin. He and his wife, Ashley (Vonderheid) Cronin live in Tell City.

  • Cannelton elementary school staff hails student accomplishments

    Editor’s note: This column was sent to the News by the teachers and staff of Cannelton elementary schools.
    CANNELTON – Many students attend school every day, work hard and accomplish much. These same students often go unheralded.
    This is what we hope will become a monthly column in which we recognize some of these students and their efforts.

  • Annual elementary fall Fest Oct. 24

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Elementary-Teacher Organization will sponsor its 67th annual Cannelton Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Cannelton Community Center.
    Queen candidates for this year’s festival are kindergartner Kylie Anastasiades; first grader Katrina Rainbolt; second grader Kameah Warren; third grader Swan Paris; fourth grader Belle Ball and fifth grader Katie Fleming.