• Cannelton gearing up for Project ACES

    CANNELTON – If you feel the ground shake slightly May 6, don’t get nervous. It’s just millions of children all over the world exercising simultaneously. With childhood obesity on the rise and young children showing risk factors for heart disease, children are starting to fight back.

    Project ACES is an acronym for All Children Exercise Simultaneously. Len Saunders, a physical-education teacher from New Jersey, started it in 1989. Len and HJ Saunders, of The Youth Fitness Coalition, now organize the event each year.

  • Animal shelter gets student support
  • Cannelton schools release third nine-week honor rolls

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools have released honor rolls for the third nine weeks of the 2014-15 academic year.

    • First-grade students earning distinguished honors were Brianna Evans, Gage Garrett, Caleb Hulse, Jacie James, Brenna Smith ad Rylan Snyder.

    • Second-grade students earning distinguished honors were Taylor DuPont, Bria Garrett, Kylie Anastasiades, Makayla Hulse, Ian White, Carma Rapier and Dylan Ridener. Honor roll: Gabby Stowe, Keaton Walls and Caine Woodrum.

  • Jarboe earns Indiana Career and Technical Education award

    INDIANAPOLIS – Ian Jarboe, a student at Vincennes University, is one of nine recipients to receive an award from the Indiana Career and Technical Education Awards of Excellence.

    The awards were presented Feb. 26, at the Indiana Government Center in Indianapolis. 

    The Indiana Career and Technical Education Awards was initiated in 1984 to recognize exemplary program, students and partnerships that benefit the state.

  • Perry Central’s after-school program earns nomination

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Elementary’s Lights-On program was recently nominated as one of six finalists in the 2015 Out-of-School Champions Showcase, sponsored by the Indiana Afterschool Network. The winner will be announced April 14 during a two-day out-of-school learning summit in Indianapolis.

    Staff of Perry Central’s Lights On program will be in attendance for the event, which also includes keynote speakers, breakout sessions and networking with other out-of-school programs. 

  • Community’s youth raise funds for Horse Rescue South
  • Cannelton pre-kindergarten, kindergarten pre-registration event set for Wednesday

    CANNELTON – A pre-enrollment-registration schedule for prospective pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students for the 2015-16 school year will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 15.

    A parent or guardian of any prospective or currently enrolled pre-k or kindergarten student should visit the office at the William Bennett Early Learning Center at 411 Washington St. in Cannelton. 

    Pre-k students must be 3 years of age by Aug. 11, and must be toilet trained.

  • WTE disability-awareness fundraiser raises $5,000 for autism training

    TELL CITY – Because of successful Disability Awareness Month fundraisers and activities, Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. will be able to donate $5,000 for “Hands in Autism” training planned in Perry County this summer.

    The training will be for special-education teachers, with evening sessions for parents. School corporations in Perry, Spencer and Dubois counties are raising money to bring the training to this area. 

  • Grandparents Day brings hundreds to Perry Central
  • Perry Central announces snow make-up plan

    LEOPOLD – Due to the number of snow days experienced by Perry Central Community School this winter, the Indiana Department of Education has approved the following schedule for the remainder of the school year.

    School will be in session Monday, April 6 (today), with extended hours. Today through Thursday, May 7, school will begin 15 minutes earlier and buses will depart 15 minutes later in the afternoon. The morning bus schedule will remain the same since students arrive on campus earlier than the current instructional day begins.