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Education

  • 1-2-3 Magic program coming to Perry Central Elementary

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Elementary is implementing the 1-2-3 Magic Program school wide starting this school year.
    This proven effective discipline program was developed by Thomas Phelan, internationally renowned expert on child discipline. Perry Central social worker Rob Moskos, who has trained under Phelan, expects it “will make a real difference in classrooms and with families.”

  • GED testing at Perry Central beings Sept. 14

    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 test and pre-registration is mandatory.
    Test sessions are available Sept. 10 and Sept. 14, Oct. 29-30 and Nov. 27 and Dec. 4.
    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.

  • Stepping Stones Preschool receives grant from Target for art workshops

    TELL CITY – Stepping Stone Preschool recently announced that its “Stepping Into Arts Workshops” program was awarded a grant from the Target Corp.
    In recognition of the efforts of Stepping Stones Preschool and the Stepping Into Arts workshops program, this grant will help with events such as the Christmas program, Grandparents Day and graduation.

  • Residents Stuff the Bus for local schools

    Residents of Perry and surrounding counties were generous in their support of this year’s Stuff the Bus program July 20-21 that provided back-to-school supplies to local students.
    The two-day event gathered more than 4,700 items valued at approximately $3,750. Additional cash donations of more than $1,800 were also received.

  • Ohio Technical College Partners with Jasper Engines & Transmissions

    JASPER – Ohio Technical College, a provider of specialized technical training in a wide variety of transportation fields, recently announced it has formed a partnership with Jasper Engines and Transmissions to use its products in the school’s Automotive and Auto-Diesel programs.

  • Ragan graduates from Oakland City

    TROY – Saffron J. Ragan of Troy, formerly of Kendallville, has earned an associate’s degree in business administration from Oakland City University.
    Graduation ceremonies were held in May.

  • Ivy Tech announces dean’s-list students from Perry County

    EVANSVILLE – Ivy Tech Community College-Southwest announces the following Perry County students for earned places on the dean’s list for the 2012 summer semester: Chelcea Elliott, Sharon Noble and Debra Shadwick.
    To be on the dean’s list, Ivy Tech students must achieve a minimum 3.50 grade point average in non-academic skills advancement courses with no D’s or F’s, must have earned six or more credits during the semester, and at least 12 non-academic skills advancement credits during their course of study.

  • Tots Lots enrolling for 2012-13

    TELL CITY – Tots Lots Preschool is still accepting enrollment for their 2012-13 school year.

    For a child to be eligible for the Wednesday, Thursday, Friday session of Tots Lots, the child must be 4 years old by Aug. 1. This session will run from 8 to 11:30 a.m. For a child to be eligible to enroll in the Monday-Tuesday session, they must be 3 years old by Aug. 1. This class is in session from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

    For more information, call 719-1899.

  • Janet James completes MBA program at WGU Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS – Janet James of Evanston is celebrating her June graduation from WGU Indiana, the state’s nonprofit, online university established for working adults.
    She is the first WGU Indiana graduate from Evanston and joins 289 students who graduated from Indiana’s eighth state university in its first two years of existence.
    James earned her MBA in management and strategy. As an instructor at Ivy Tech Community College, she hopes her degree will give her more opportunities for teaching and allow her to teach a broader range of courses.

  • Board spends student-activity money

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members voted at a regular meeting Thursday to spend $14,500 from the city’s junior-senior high-school extracurricular fund without getting the students’ permission.