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Education

  • William Tell Holiday donation

    Autumn Maffia, Claire Franzman and Penny Gehlhaus-en, third-grade students at William Tell Elementary, came up with the idea of having a special “holiday wear” day just prior to Christmas break. 

    They asked students to make donations to the Perry County Animal Shelter. The total amount collected was $162.82 and will be donated to the Perry County Animal Shelter.  Doing this project made the girls feel “like good people, because we all love animals” Claire added.

  • Perry Central, Tell City schools financial-aid workshops Wed.

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry Central High School and Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host financial-aid workshops Wednesday.
    Tell City’s workshop will begin at 6 p.m. in the Red Apple Inn cafeteria. Perry Central’s will kick off at 7:30 p.m. in the high-school library. The meeting is for seniors and their parents.

  • November activities at South Perry Head Start

    Students of South Perry 2 Head Start participated in activities with the themes of bears, nursery rhymes, Thanksgiving and the five senses in November. The children participated in a read-aloud featuring the book “The Three Bears.”

    Lucy Whistle, Christa Wroe and Hailey Martin, pictured here, are retelling and acting out the story as the bears taste their porridge that is too hot or too cold. The children used this activity to learn how to retell a story in the correct sequence.

  • Local students perform in Fairy Tale Festival for elementary students

    EVANSVILLE – A princess, an ogre and a grinning cat were among the characters into which University of Evansville students - including local residents - transformed at UE’s fifth annual Fairy Tale Festival for elementary school students.
    The event, designed to spark children’s interest in reading, took place Dec. 6 in the Carson Center large gym. Andy Chinn of Tell City and Taniesha Shelton of English, both majoring in elementary education, participated in the program.

  • Education notes, Dec. 22

    McEntarfer graduates medical school
    ANGOLA – Dr. Ross McEntarfer of Angola graduated with highest honors from Indiana University School of Medicine in May and accepted a residency in orthopedic surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital in Hanover, New Hampshire.
    McEntarfer received his bachelor’s degree from DePaw University in Greencastle. He is a 2003 graduate of Tell City High School.

  • Perry Central to host financial-aid workshop

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central High School will host a financial-aid workshop at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 in the high-school library.
    The meeting is for seniors and their parents. Tracy Adams, a financial-aid adviser at the University of Southern Indiana, will ex-plain the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid process, provide tips and answer questions about applying for financial help from any college.

  • Singing rhymes

    South Perry Head Start Classroom 1 enjoyed learning about nursery rhymes during November. The children learned the rhyme Humpty Dumpty and were able to practice rhyming words. Pictured here is Keira Woodrun singing the nursery rhyme into her microphone.

  • Student shares heritage with classmates

    Second-grader Tomo Tsuge recently read the story “The Breman Town Musicians” in Japanese to his classmates. The story is one the class is currently studying. Mary Jane Beckort, the class’ teacher, said the students enjoyed hearing the story in Japanese.

  • North Perry Head Start celebrate Thanksgiving

    LEOPOLD – Students at Lincoln Hills Development Corp. North Perry Head Start participated in activities based on the theme of Thanksgiving in November.

    Each child invited a special person to attend skits, which the students performed, and then ended a special day with an ice cream social.
    The children recited the Pledge of Allegiance and then presented a tribute to the Native Americans and pilgrims first Thanksgiving.
    The tribute was performed by the students and narrated by teacher Cindy Lewis.

  • VU to start aid for middle-income families

    VINCENNES – Middle-income families who have struggled to qualify for college financial aid will receive a major boost this fall thanks to a new scholarship being introduced by Vincennes University. The scholarship will offer a 15-percent reduction in tuition fees for students from middle-income families in Indiana.
    According to VU officials, the new Middle-Income Hoosier Scholarship will provide needed financial assistance to under-served families and students in Indiana and reduce the debtloads of graduates.