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Education

  • Freshmen orientation at Tell City Monday

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will hold its freshmen orientation for the 2012-13 school year at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the high-school auditorium. All current eighth-grade students and their parents need to attend. High-school students will be on hand to give useful tips and information.

  • Sonshine announces up round up dates

    NEW BOSTON – The children at Sonshine Early Learning Ministry invited the public to their preschool round-up from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 23.

    The preschool is located just west of New Boston.

    Any parent or guardian interested in enrolling their 3- or 4-year-old in the Sonshine preschool program is asked to plan to attend this event.

    For more information, call 547-9620.

  • USI names local students to honors list

    EVANSVILLE – The University of Southern Indiana’s fall 2011 honors list has been released. Ronald S. Rochon, provost, reported that 2,102 students were named to the latest list.
    Students must achieve a 3.5 or better grade-point average on 4.0 system to be named to the list. Undergraduate students earning no incomplete grades for the term and earning letter grades of computable point value in 12 or more semester hours with a semester grade-point average between 3.5 to 4.0 are named to the list.

  • Williams attends educator conference

    CANNELTON – Charlena (Rudolph) Williams of Cannelton was one of five women chosen to represent Kentucky at the 2012 National Education Association Mid-Atlantic Women’s and Minority Leadership Conference in Arlington, Va., Jan. 25 – Jan. 29.

  • Perry Central Elementary’s Up in One, Down in None students

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Captains club had a pizza party and gave certificates to all students who raised at least one grade without letting any others fall for the second grading period compared to the first grading period. Students who received straight A’s for both quarters were also invited to attend the pizza party.

  • Tell City native to spend semester studying abroad in France

    EVANSVILLE – The University of Evansville has announced that Tell City native Nathan Ramsey, a graduate of Tell City High School, will spend the spring 2012 semester studying in Nice, France.
    Ramsey, who is majoring in civil engineering, will study at the Euro-American Institute in a program run by CEA Global Education.

  • PC to welcome freshmen

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central will host ninth-grade orientation Monday in the elementary cafeteria. A light meal will be provided at 6 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. 
    Students will plan for their four years of high school, learn about Upward Bound and have the opportunity to sign up for the 21st Century Scholarship program. RSVPs are encouraged, but not required. For more information, contact Jody French, guidance counselor, at 843-5121 or send e-mail to jfrench@pccs.k12. in.us.

  • Weatherholt makes dean’s list at EKU

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Loren Weatherholt graduated from Western Hills High School in Frankfort with honors in 2011.

    She is currently attending Eastern Kentucky University on a presidential scholarship. Weatherholt is a part of the nursing program and will graduate in 2015. She also made the first semester’s dean’s list with a grade-point average of 3.76.
    Weatherholt is the daughter of Crystal Byrd-Rust and Aaron Weatherholt. She is the granddaughter of Jerry and Mary Ann Weatherholt of Tell City and the late Fletcher and Caroline Byrd.

  • Stepping Stones taking registrations for 2012-13

    LEOPOLD – Stepping Stones Preschool, located in the St. Augustine Catholic Church Parish Hall basement, is accepting registrations for the 2012-13 school year.
    The preschool seeks to provide a positive educational experience for 3- and 4-year-olds, preparing them for elementary school.

  • Open Centers free program for children starts Thursday

    TELL CITY – Open Centers will offer the free program “Incredible Years” will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning this week at the Tell City Community Building, 16th and Franklin streets in Tell City.
    Incredible Years is open to any preschool age child, ages 3 to 6, and their parents or caregivers. There will be arts and crafts, story telling, socialization and parenting tips. The program is sponsored by Safe Schools – Healthy Students. For more information, contact Wendi Rich at 547-9727.