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Education

  • 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.

  • Education Notes, Jan. 23

    PC preschool, kindergarten registration information
    LEOPOLD – Perry Central is accepting registrations for preschool and kindergarten for the 2012-13 school year. Children who will be 4 years of age by Aug. 1 are eligible to attend preschool. Children who will be 5 years of age by Aug. 1 are eligible for kindergarten.

  • Tri Kappa announces scholarship opportunities

    PERRY COUNTY – The State organization of Tri Kappa will award a variety of scholarships to college students throughout Indiana in the spring. 
    Each state scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,000. Tri Kappa has provided scholarship awards since 1914, acknowledging students on the local, province and state levels. 
    Chapters, provinces and the state organization combined currently give nearly $500,000 annually honoring academic achievement.

  • Sprinkle named to IU dean’s list

    BLOOMINGTON – Jason Robert Sprinkle has been named to Indiana University’s dean list for the fall semester of 2011.

    The dean’s list is reserved for students who have earned a grade-point average of 3.7 or better.
    Sprinkle is the son of Bob and Vicki Sprinkle of Tell City and is a graduate of Tell City High School. He will graduate in May with majors in English and political science, and minors in economics and public and environmental affairs. He will attend law school in the fall.

  • 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.