• Fun-filled fall break day camps planned

    PERRY COUNTY – Fall Break Day Camps are a great way for youth in grades 3-12 to have fun and learn new skills in a safe environment. Purdue Extension is offering two days camps during fall breaks for Perry Central and Tell City schools. The programs will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Daycare will be provided at 7:30 a.m. Youth must be picked by 5:30 p.m. Lunch, snacks, program materials, and enrollment in the 2018 4-H program are included in the fee.

  • Student financial aid seminar Oct. 4

    Tell City Jr.-Sr. High School will host a financial aid night for seniors and their parents/guardians on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. in the school library. A financial aid representative will go over the Federal Application For Student Aid process for college. The school’s staff encourage seniors to attend this important meeting.

  • Perry Central leads local ISTEP results


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    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Education released Wednesday the spring 2017 Indiana State Testing for Educational Progress results.

    Among the more than 360 districts assessed in the state, Perry Central Schools placed in the top 10 percent of combined scoring for students passing both the English-Language Arts and Math portions. Tell City Schools scored similarly well, placing in the upper 20th percentile.

  • Cooper joins CHS faculty


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    Cannelton High School has welcomed long-time Perry County educator Kurt Cooper into its classrooms. He will teach English.

    Originally from Plymouth, Cooper is a 1985 graduate of Manchester College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in English education whiling playing four years of football for the school. He then earned a masters degree from Indiana University – Bloomington.

  • Stepping Stones Preschool enrolling for 2017-18

    LEOPOLD – Stepping Stones Preschool, located in the lower level of St. Augustine Parish Hall in Leopold, is currently enrolling for the 2017-2018 school year.  The school seeks to provide a positive educational experience for children ages 3-5 years old and prepare them for elementary school.  Stepping Stones uses a combination of Zoo-Phonics, a multisensory language arts program, thematic units and project approach.

  • Backpack program begins new school year
  • Four join teaching ranks at William Tell Elementary School

    TELL CITY – The Perry County News is profiling new teachers in Perry County schools. Four new staff members have joined the teaching staff at William Tell Elementary School.


    Jessica Bunch is taking the lead as the elementary’s music instructor. From Rockport, she earned degrees from Indiana State University in elementary education and music education.

  • Transportation change requests at William Tell Elementary

    Due to an excessive number of transportation change requests and to ensure the safety of all elementary students, we will no longer be accepting transportation changes via phone at William Tell Elementary.

    We have always encouraged parents to choose one destination for their students. This destination should be where the student most frequently travels after school.

    We do understand that occasionally situations arise that require parents to alter that destination, and we do plan to allow for that.

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  • Hospital EMT class forming

    TELL CITY – Do you have interest in becoming an emergency medical technician?

    If so, now is your time to sign up for emergency medical technician classes beginning Oct. 10 and ending Jan. 27. The class will meet 6 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.

    Individuals must have proof of high school diploma or GED, be 18 years of age at time of enrollment, have a valid driver’s license, CPR certified to the health-care provider level and pass a background check.

    Cost is $1,000, which includes the cost of books. Payments are due Sept. 4.