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The third grade students at Sugar Creek Consolidated are busy preparing for the end of the year. They have been progressing in the area of reading by using the Scholastic Reading Counts program. The students work to improve their individual reading lexiles. Each grading period the students are expected to read and pass three quizzes on books at their lexiles. The Pizza Hut Book-It incentive program has helped to motivate readers each month! As well as becoming literate learners, the students are fine-tuning their mathematical thinking. Thanks to our local math liaison, Mrs. Sharon Kramer, the students have participated in various math stations to review important math skills that will be built upon in coming years. Those math station days are very productive and fun for the students! It is interesting to hear about how other classmates attack a problem! Finally, both classes will take a culminating trip to Indianapolis in May to visit the Indiana State Museum. The students will have a chance to review many social studies and science concepts there. They will participate in a museum tour, a hands-on forensic project, and an IMAX theater production. This field experience will provide an opportunity for the students to view how cultures use social and scientific content in order to make decisions in the real world.
— Third Grade News, Mrs. Enyeart and Mrs. Whitesell
In conjunction with our Family Involvement Committee, the 4th Annual Fine Arts Night will be held on Wednesday, April 14th, 4:30 – 5:30 pm. Our Davis Park students, staff, teachers, family and friends are invited to attend.
The downstairs hallways will become an art gallery to display artwork by all of Ms. Allen’s art students. There will be dancing, wall climbing and working at fitness stations in the gym with Mr. Frisz, a Strings Recital in the music room with Mrs. Ellison, and Mrs. Henry will present her 5th grade class PowerPoint Program in the Media Center Computer Lab. Come join the Family Involvement Committee for Bingo with in the cafeteria. Punch and fresh baked cookies, provided by Mrs. Moore and our cafeteria staff will also be served in the cafeteria. Kids don’t forget to bring along at least one adult.
The 43rd Annual Student Art Exhibition is coming to the Swope Art Museum. The school exhibit begins April 10th through May 15th. This year the opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 17th, from 1- 3 pm.
5th grade students Maya Archambeault, Ally Low, Alex Redd, Anthony Shaw II, Lauren Stephenson, Maddie Stuck, Courtney Craig, Corey Hayne, Monterrius Ridley and Malcolm Wilcox have FANTASTIC artwork on display.
Mrs. Henry’s and Mrs. Speth’s 5th grade classes will visit the exhibition and tour the museum with Ms. Allen on Wednesday, May 12th, during their annual art field trip to the Swope Museum.
Everyone is invited to visit the Swope Art Museum before the show ends, May 15th.
— Ms. Pauletta J. Allen, Art Teacher
The second grade has been very busy this nine weeks. Flat Stanley has visited so many places throughout the United States. He also visited Canada, Germany, New Zealand, and Australia. It has been quite interesting learning about all his adventures.
The second grade also spent a couple of weeks studying about Dr. Seuss and learned many valuable lessons through reading his books and doing activities. Our cafeteria staff also got involved by creating a Dr. Seuss menu for breakfast and lunch on his birthday, March 2nd. The recipes were taken from The Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook. It was a wonderful treat for the entire school and we would like to thank them for their efforts in making the day special.
Second grade students also read a story called The Best Friend’s Club. After reading this story, each second grade child was able to create his/her own clubhouse and brought them to school to share. There were many creative ideas and everyone enjoyed sharing with their peers.
We also took a field trip to the Vigo County Library and to the Children’s Science Museum. Our next field trip will be to the ISU Recycling Center to visit and learn more about recycling. We will be learning about the Earth and how we can make a difference.
— Second Grade Teachers Angie Foster, Michelle Jahn, Ashley Luken, Heather Meadors
Third grade students at Lost Creek Elementary attended a fabulous program put on by the Young Audiences Indiana, Arts for Learning. The program about printed and dyed fabrics was presented on Friday, March 19th, by artist Ms. Stephanie Robertson. The students learned about contemporary applications of historic textile techniques drawn from cultures around the world.
During the program, Ms. Robertson illustrated and then taught the students how to make a tie-dyed paper towel project. Along with the projects, Ms. Robertson used an Earth Day theme. Each student was able to make three of these and afterward, take them home.
— School staff
Grade One: Trinity Asher, Brody Fellows, Daisy Fellows, Malayna Haworth, Macy Johnson, Chloe Miller, Oakley Smith, Aireona White, Autumn Carpenter, Andrew Cecil, Austin Foster, Davia Griffin, Natalie Harkrider, Lindley Hobson, Kasyn Jones, Abigail Millan, Klayton Peacock, and Kayleigh Sanders.
Grade Two: Brice Gilman, Lorelei Gilmore, Mackenzie Kiner, Uriah Lang, Robin Mathas, Ashton Pate, Isabella Stutler, Tobi Tagney, Abby Williams,
Rebecca Berry, , Shane Branson, Nathan Buck, Dallas Delks, Gage Edington, Harlie Geissman, Amaya Hall, Braydan Harkrider, Carmen Ingram, Justin Lutes, Brycen Richardson, Lilly Sanders
Abby Cecil,Hayden Childress, Logan Clark, Danica Griffin, Bailey Kinne, Theron Lutes,Josh Marcum, Allison Oldham, Jonetta Overstreet, Grace Pharr, Dalton Powell, Morgan Presslor, Mackenzie Schermann, Brooklyn Thomas, Rusty Warner, Trystan Beck, Shakya Bruce, Joshua Cecil, Camryn Clapp, Alec Hall, Dakota Harney, Clayton Jones, Carly Keller, Dean Leverenz, Kirby Martin, Cain Meyers, Jalen Myers, Halie Petty, Robert Smith, and Tanner Stevens.
Grade Four: Brody Cobb, Haley Cooper, Alexis Duke, Kaitlyn Fellows, John Foster, Matthew Geissman, Kendall Gill, Alexis Guoli, Cierra Kouns, Jodi Marcum, Breana Rials, Brogan Sanders, Lexi Smith, Makayla Yockey, Dawson Beck, Brogan Bougher, Lane Boyle, Alexus Cox, Karlee Craft, Nathan Dickerson, Cassie Fellows, Lauren Francis, Taylor Gilbert, Marisa Hernandez, Tia Kite, Ethan Lientz, Tyler Metheny, James Sanders, Noah Volk.
Grade 5: Skyler Gilman, Lauren Haworth, Brisa Hernandez, Hannah Lambert, Kollin Mansinne, Olivia Morgan, Jordan Myers, Jaycee Shoemaker, and Kalie Thompson. Michaela Wickens, and Amber Marcum Amber Cecil, Zack Buck, Stormey Graves, Cloey Kinne, Jordan Leverenz, Kyler Mansinne, Addie Moore, Alexis Peacock, Brea Ross, Holden Stuck, Jarot Walters, and Hunter Wilson
Grade 6: Citizenship for 6A Kirsten Board, Marissa Bovair, Morgan Cardin, Kaitlin Clapp, Cheyenne Gibbons, Hannah Hall, Jonathon Hernandez, Nathan Oldham, Evan Reeves, Taylor Showmaker, Kirsten Board, Marissa Bovair, Morgan Cardin, Kaitlin Clapp, Cheyenne Gibbons, Hannah Hall, Jonathon Hernandez, Nathan Oldham, Evan Reeves, Taylor Shoemaker
Kea Silcock’s Class: Levi Leonard, Nathan Thompson, Michael Thompson
Grade 1: Malayna Haworth, Lindley Hobson, Macy Johnson, Abigail Millan, Kayleigh Sanders, Oakley Smith, Aireona White
Grade 2: Dallas Delks, Harlie Geissman, Brice Gilman, Lorelei Gilmore, Carmen Ingram, Uriah Lang, Isabella Stutler, Abigail Williams
Grade 3: Trystan Beck, Logan Clark, Danica Griffin, Clayton Jones, Bailey Kinne, Larry Dean Leverenz, Josh Marcum, Cain Meyers, Jonetta Overstreet, Hailie Jo Petty, Grace Pharr, Joseph Dalton Powell, Mackenzie Schermann, Robert Smith, Tanner Stevens, Brooklyn Thomas, Rusty Warner
Grade 4: Dawson Beck, Cassie Fellows, Kaitlyn Fellows, Lauren Francis, Kendall Gill, Alexis Guoli, Cierra Kouns, Tyler Metheny, Breana Rials, Brogan Sanders
Grade 5: Skyler Gilman, Lauren Haworth, Cloey Kinne, Jordan Leverenz, Olivia Morgan, Alexis Peacock, Kalie Thompson, Jarot Walters, Michaela Wickens
Grade 6: Marissa Bovair, Kaitlin Clapp, Brennan Cobb, Cheyenne Gibbons, Nathan Oldham, Ashlynne Overstreet, Evan Reeves, April Vore, Kyle Wickens
— Diana Bartlow, Technology Assistant
Turkey Run Elementary has named its honor roll students for the third nine weeks. These students include:
First Grade- Taylor Carnes, Connor Davis, Riley Ferguson, John Flock, Logan Girdler, Jillian Gregg, Chloe Hardman, Gillian Jeffers, Jentre Jeffers, Natalie Jones, Ethan Long, Louis Monik, Austin Rice, Challenge Rossiter, Reece Simpson, Brogan Snodgrass, Cheyenne Tate, Trevor Thompson and Lindsay Whitlow
Second Grade- Trey Allen, Jaylen Crull, Wyatt Griffin, Harley Johnson and Brian Walls
Third Grade- John Brook, Lyllianne Ingalsbe, Emory Lowe and Sierra Norman
Fifth Grade- Reece Hightower, Braden Mitchell, Brock Mitchell and Jarrod Shaffer
All A’s and B’s
First Grade- Kaylie Hall, Sedona Harding, Destiny Irelan, Nikki Johnson, Lexi Jones, Perry Paxton, Taylann Peterson, Cooper Stites and Lucas Thomas
Second Grade- Alleesia Beach, Seth Bollinger, Kayde Brook, Mia Cade, Zander Fullingim, Mandy Girdler, Kaileigh Hybarger, Dakota Jones, RJ Nelson, Desiree Norman, Shelbi Pruett, Bryanna Reitsma, Max Sliz, Meghan Sliz, Vaelyn Smith, Curtis Stultz, Madison Whitlow and Christian Young
Third Grade- Jacob Brown, Keivan Clodfelter, Jarett Ferguson, Emily Gill, Karlie Hall, Cole Jones, Elyssa Lowe, Ben Lynk, Tristan Monik, Landon Newnum, Angel Norman, Quinton Norman, JW Overmyer, Audra Patton, Brittanie Paxton, Livian Smith, Tristan Smith, Rebecca Snodgrass, Mekella Stewart, Stormy Thomas, Sydney Trahan, Dalton Vandivier and Rachel Wirth
Fourth Grade- Jaci Emery, Josie Eslinger, Zavier Fullingim and Clifton Rivers
Fifth Grade- Tatum Earl, Luke Gill, Hallie Jones, Andrea Long and Royale Myers
Turkey Run Elementary has named its students with perfect attendance for the third nine weeks. To achieve Perfect Attendance, a student must be in school every day for the entire day. Students with perfect attendance for the third nine weeks are:
Kindergarten- Shane Carver, Brody Hastings, Colton Oxley, Nevaeh Pender, Braydon Reitsma and Trevor Surface
First Grade– Bailey Bollinger, Alan Carpenter, James Conrad, Connor Davis, Riley Ferguson, Brandon Grayless, Sedona Harding, Jentre Jeffers, Ethan Lamb, Damion Oak and Trevor Thompson
Second Grade– Aaron Anderson, Drake Carver, Zander Fullingim, Charity Guinn, RJ Nelson, Shelbi Pruett, Bryanna Reitsma, Hannah Schlatter, Dawson Seward and Vaelyn Smith
Third Grade– Trevor Eppert, James Fale, Emily Gill, Mesa Harding, Lyllianne Ingalsbe, Ben Lynk, JW Overmyer, Katelyn Pruitt, Berea Reitsma, Tristan Smith, Rebecca Snodgrass, Mekella Stewart and Rachel Wirth
Fourth Grade– Katlyn Conrad, Naomi Crowder, Jaci Emery, Nate Ferguson, Zavier Fullingim, Mallorie Gregg, Jacob Guinn, Quenton Hill, Lauryn Jeffers, Trenton Lawson, Wyatt Miller and Clifton Rivers
Fifth Grade– Hunter Allen, LaKrista Carver, Dylan Greene, Braden Mitchell, Brock Mitchell, George Munoz, Maggie Stites, Taylor Tidwell, Hunter Uplinger
— Lori Brown
Martinsville Elementary Honor Roll-3rd quarter ending March 19, 2010:
High Honors: Rebecca Blanchard, Garrett Branson, Mavy Gard, Erica Hardway, Braden Hook, Harlie Lawrence, Grace McNeil, Shiana Medsker, and Madolyn Wilhoit
Honors: Caitlyn Claypool, Aaron Fry, Jessica Goldsberry, Cody Hinkle, Mikayla Jodry, Kodi Morecraft, Jason Smith, Andrew Stout, and Audria Truelove
High Honors: Ashtyn Phillips and Austin Stamis
Honors: Kaitlin Conner, Noah Cribelar, Kiera Kern, Hannah Moore, Kaylee Mulkins, and Dancie Truelove
High Honors: Kaitlin Davis, Seth Davis, Austin Davison, Haley Elliott, McKenzie Gard, Austin Lowry, Alyssa Maxey, and David Piehl
Honors: Brianna Baird, Charissa Callahan, Jessica Goodwin, Caitlin Kannmacher, Haley Wilson, and Kaitlyn Zachary
Perfect attendance for the 3rd quarter-Jan. 5 through March 19, 2010:
Kindergarten: Tori Ellington, Kaden Gard, Alex Ligget, Tyler Marcum, Jaceton Sweitzer, and Lane Wilhoit
1st Grade: Gavin Baird, Colin Branson, Ethan Lowry, and Carly Zachary
2nd Grade: Nicholas Craig, Avery Denney, Samual Keller, Jacob Ligget, Jesse “Lane” Ryan, Makhayla Skinner, Marcus Snearley, Ty Toner, Destanee Truelove, and Ashlei Wiley
3rd Grade: Ian Dean, Shelby Hinkle, Jackalin Kirby, Austin Perisho, Emma Plummer, Mallory Price, Bethany Sewell, Boyce Snearley, Dixie “Madison” Toner, and Curtis Wiley
4th Grade: Caitlyn Claypool, Mavy Gard, Blake Graham, Cody Hinkle, Braden Hook, and Harlie Lawrence
5th Grade: Hunter Higginbotham, Morgan Maxey, Hannah Moore, Zachary Pendleton, Ashtyn Phillips, Dancie Truelove, Haley Wallace, and Dawson Wilson
6th Grade: Brianna Baird, Charissa Callahan, Austin Davison, McKenzie Gard, Austin Lowry, Sierra Payne, David Piehl, Justin Smith, and Haley Wilson
— School staff
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BRUCE KAUFFMANN: Jews as scapegoats in the Civil War
Of the myriad problems besetting Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War, what to do about government anti-Semitism was not high on his list. But it confronted him, nevertheless, this week (Dec. 17) in 1862 when Union General Ulysses S. Grant issued his infamous General Order No. 11, expelling Jews from trading with the Union Army.
- Vigo County School Corp. High School Honor Roll
Vigo County DAR honors Good Citizens
The Fort Harrison Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored Vigo County DAR Good Citizens and their families at a December meeting. Following the reading of their essays, each student received a DAR Good Citizen pin, a certificate and a $100 scholarship.
The Woods launches RN to BSN completion program
For Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, a new year will mean a new major program. When students enroll in Woods Online to begin in January, an online option will be available — RN to BSN degree completion program. This program seeks to help women and men who hold an associate’s degree and nursing license complete a bachelor’s degree.
Harrison receives Campus of Year honors
Harrison College, a private sector college serving more than 4,000 students worldwide, announced recently that Brennan Randolph, campus president for Terre Haute campus, received recognition as Campus President of the Year and the campus received distinction as Campus of the Year during the Annual Harrison College Recognition Day in Indianapolis in November.
Apply now for Principal Leadership Institute
The Indiana Principal Leadership Institute at Indiana State University’s Bayh College of Education announced that applications are available for the second class, which will begin next summer.
The Indiana Principal Leadership Institute is a two-year experience designed to address the professional needs of Indiana public school principals with an emphasis on student success.
RP senior wins Voice of Democracy contest
Casey Dust, a Riverton Parke High School senior, recently won the Veterans of Foreign Wars 6th District Voice of Democracy contest. Dust’s recorded speech, “Why I Am Optimistic About My Country’s Future,” not only captured the local contest, but won out over entries from 14 other posts, including those in Terre Haute, Lebanon, Crawfordsville and Carmel.
Some Vigo schools out Nov. 12 for safety drills
Next Tuesday, Nov. 12, the Vigo County School Corp., in cooperation with local police agencies, will conduct school safety drills involving several elementary and middle schools.
The “hostile intruder” drills will require the buildings involved to dismiss school early that day. Elementary schools affected will be dismissed at 1:45 p.m.
The Woods launches new brand initiative
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College today launched its new brand initiative focused on advancing the image and reputation of the College. The brand will launch with the important strategic goals of enhancing student recruitment, fundraising and overall brand awareness.
VIDEO: Enter Red Ribbon Week 'A Healthy Me is Drug Free' contest
The National Family Partnership® (NFP) announces the national contest for its 28th annual Red Ribbon Week®, Oct. 23-31. Here’s how to enter to win $1,000 for your K-12 school and an iPad for the home:
Rose-Hulman: 15 years in the lead
For the 15th consecutive year, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has been ranked the nation’s top undergraduate engineering college.
Woods climbs in U.S. News rankings
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College has moved up to No. 18 from No. 27 as one of the Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report in its 2014 Best Colleges Guidebook.
Dr. King’s ‘Dream’ speech an ad-lib
Fifty years ago this week (Aug. 28) Martin Luther King, Jr., put a historic exclamation point on the Civil Rights movement’s “March on Washington” when he stood before the Lincoln Memorial and delivered to some 250,000 people, and millions watching on television, the most famous and important American speech since — well, since the Second Inaugural Address given by Lincoln himself.
BRUCE’S HISTORY LESSONS: Lincoln, Douglas, and slavery in America
The famous Lincoln-Douglas debates, which centered on the future of slavery in America, began this week (Aug. 21) in 1858.
Bruce’s History Lessons: FDR’s most important domestic program
Of all of President Franklin Roosevelt’s many domestic achievements, none exceeds the one that became law this week (Aug. 14) in 1935. The Social Security Act was the centerpiece of FDR’s vision to provide financial security to millions of Americans devastated by the Great Depression.
BRUCE'S HISTORY LESSONS: The cagey, but never caged, White Mouse
Few have lived a life as meaningful or full as did Nancy Wake. While she lived in France in 1940 when Nazi Germany subjugated that country, she became a leader of the “maquis” groups — the French resistance fighters — who sabotaged the Nazi occupation of France at every opportunity. Wake was so good at her job, and so good at escaping capture, that the Gestapo nicknamed her “The White Mouse” because she avoided every trap.
BRUCE’S HISTORY LESSONS: Writing the ‘Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant’
When the autobiography of Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War hero and 18th president of the United States, was posthumously published in 1885 it was a literary tour de force.
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BRUCE’S HISTORY LESSONS: Becoming the House and Family of Windsor
In the summer of 1917, Great Britain’s King George V had something of a public relations problem. His country was at war with Germany — World War I as it would be known — and the fighting was so fierce, and British casualty rates so high, that King George’s British subjects were increasingly resentful of all things German.
GOALS, PRIDE & ACHIEVEMENTS: July 18, 2013
The following local students graduated from Anderson University, in Anderson, on May 11. They are Hing Sing Chan and Aaron Joseph Hoff, both of Terre Haute.
The 45th reunion of the Honey Creek High School class of 1968 is scheduled for Aug. 9 at the VFW at 1111 Veterans Square, 12th and Mulberry streets.
Vigo County School Corp. middle school honor roll: fourth grading period
BRUCE’S HISTORY LESSON: The birth of the disposable razor blade
What millions of Americans (including me) have dreamed of — staring at your bathroom mirror when suddenly you’re hit with a brilliant idea destined to make you rich — actually happened to the man who died this week (July 9) in 1932.
REUNIONS: Published July 11, 2013
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Vigo students to perform ‘Tarzan’
Students from the Vigo County School Corp. Performing Arts Workshop will present “Tarzan” at 6:30 p.m. today in the West Vigo High School auditorium. Admission is free.
BRUCE’S HISTORY LESSONS: President Nixon makes Dean’s list
One of the two critical events that resulted in Richard Nixon becoming the first U.S. president to resign the presidency in disgrace occurred this week (June 25) in 1973 when former White House Counsel John Dean testified before the Senate’s Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities.
- Vigo County School Corp. High School Honor Roll
BRUCES’ HISTORY LESSON: The Civil Rights Act of 1964
This week, (June 19) the U.S. Senate passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and to appreciate the magnitude of this achievement you need to understand the obstacles in its path.
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