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Dixie Bee first graders visited Lieber State Recreation Area on Sept. 21. The day was a great learning experience for all involved. Students hiked to the marsh area and learned about raising fish and about bald eagles. Students participated in a predator versus prey game after the morning hike.
We learned about native animals that would be classified as either a predator or prey. The highlight of the day was learning about fire safety from Smokey the Bear. Smokey received many hugs from the Dixie Bee students. Tree necklaces were given to each student to remember their day at Lieber.
— Deborah Myers, first-grade teacher
Our physical education classes are off to a good start. A variety of activities have been going on. Kindergarten began by learning about personal space and general space and how to move in that space. Along with that they have been working on their loco motor skills of running, skipping, galloping, leaping, hopping and jumping.
First grade started with movement exploration. Now they are doing manipulative activities using a variety of balls, hula hoops, beanbags, and deck rings. Second through fifth grades began the year working on throwing and catching using a football. In addition the fourth and fifth have been working on invasion game concepts and the basic strategy of creating movement and space.
Also the fourth and fifth have set a fitness goal to achieve in December and are doing activities to help them achieve their goal. We look forward to the rest of the year and look forward to seeing the students improve their skills and fitness level.
— David Frisz and Amanda Adamson
Franklin Elementary's Student Council representatives have been chosen for the 2012-13 school year. Those students are: from Mrs. Norris' classroom - Alicia Burke and Patrick Sowards; from Mrs. Dunkin's classroom - Hogan Jeffery and Elizabeth "Grace" Delp; from Mrs. Bailey's classroom - Jaidlynn Flowers and Jose Gonzalez; from Mrs. Afdahls's classroom - Cameron Brown and Brooke Cottom; from Mrs. Hewitt's classroom - Hayden Tipton and Aryal Carney; from Ms. Garrett's classroom - Avantae Carson and Dionne Richardson; from Mr. Turpen's classroom - Amariyae Wilson and Alexis Baldwin; from Ms. Meier's classroom - Taylor Hill and Lucas Clark; from Mrs. Marrs' classroom - Cameron Weir and Jenna Whitney; from Mrs. Phegley's classroom - Ethan Salesman and Hailey Lawrence; from Mrs. Huey's classroom - Cheradyn Jeffrey and Brockton Jones; from Mrs. Earl's classroom - Aaron Whitecotton and Hayley Bennett.
Franklin Elementary's Student council is very busy throughout the school year hosting many fund raising and school spirit events. Students chosen to represent Franklin in Student Council are good students and citizens; they must have good attendance and good grades and are responsible school leaders. Check back here for Student Council sponsored events.
Union Hospital hosted their annual health fair on September 24th and 25th at Franklin. Union Hospital staff volunteered their time to take student's weight, height, blood pressure and provide healthy information to our students. All students were then given a health report card. This information will be shared with parents on October 2nd.
— School staff
Fourth grade students at Fuqua Elementary are off to a great start. Our school year has begun with smiling faces, great attitudes and students who are eager to learn. We are looking forward to a productive and rewarding year with this group of students.
Our year began with a well-attended parent meeting in August. Information regarding the school year was shared along with PTO information.
Open House was Aug. 20. Students and parents toured classrooms.
Indiana State University students are working in two classrooms. Miss Parrett is working with Miss Oricks and Mr. Sapp is working with Mr. Utterback. Both students have been a welcome addition and are working hard with our students while polishing their teaching skills.
The students will take a trip to Fowler Park on Oct. 18. We will spend the day experiencing life as a pioneer might have done in the past.
— Fourth-grade teachers Miss Oricks and Mr. Utterback
Meadows faculty and staff would like to welcome the new members to our Meadows family. This year we welcome Miss Biberstine, kindergarten; Mrs. Skeel and Mrs. Toney, first grade; Mr. Kirchoff, second grade; Ms. Aubin, special education; Mr. Sanders, special education assistant; Ms. Pitts, pre-school assistant; and Mr. Dwyer, custodian.
During the week of Aug. 20-24 students, staff and families of Meadows Elementary School walked, ran, and biked for the Run For The Fallen organization. Most students completed one lap around the playground each of the five days for a total of one mile. A few students did several laps in a single day. Some walked after school and brought a note from a parent to include mileage in the Meadows total.
Several staff members did their part walking and biking. Meadows was very proud to add 400 miles to the total mileage for the Run for the Fallen. Ms. Goulding, event director of the organization, responded with the following note: “I express my gratitude to the Meadows family for their support of Wabash Valley Run for the Fallen. I am so touched that Meadows Elementary would embrace this cause and run, walk and bike for our brave men and women in uniform who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. I hope your youth never forget that heroes are not just in movies and comic books. We have real heroes today who think more of others than themselves and who courageously serve and sometimes die for what is true and just. May we all could be a little more selfless; a little more courageous and a little more true.”
— Meadows staff
Each month the classroom teachers have the opportunity to nominate one student for a Character Trait award. October's Character Award was for Cooperation: “Working with others in a friendly, sharing way.”
Congratulations to winner Eli Cunning in Ms. Raley's class.
Ms. Raley writes: Eli was voted the most cooperative student by his classmates, because they believe he is able to work together with others in a kind and generous fashion. He takes turns, shares and helps others. When he sees something that needs to be done, he takes action without being asked. He also willingly compromises when necessary and always gives support to his fellow classmates.
Others nominated listed with their teachers were: Addison Koie, Mrs. Jenkins; Sam Willey, Mrs. Arnold; Wyatt Crockett, Mrs. Duncan; Jacob Morris, Mrs. Hicks; Lilly Merk, Mrs. McKay; Morgan Friesner, Mrs. Jarvis; Emily Wilson, Mrs. May; Marissa Snyder, Ms. Pell; Kyle Mundell, Mrs. Bogle; Colin Lee, Mrs. Henry; Paige Crosby, Mrs. Mangin; Sara Mace, Ms. Ray; Matthew Baker, Mrs. Reed; Jacob Wilson, Mrs. Harden; Taylor Wade, Mrs. McFarland; Ayumi Aikawa, Mrs. Minderman.
— School staff
Terre Town Elementary School PTO has a wonderful surprise planned for the Terre Haute community. It’s a Country Rhodes Fish Fry taking place Nov. 8 at Terre Town which at 2121 Boston Ave. It will last from 4-7 that evening and features both eat-in and take-out. The meal will be served as an all-you-can-eat buffet and will include catfish curls, fried walleye, popcorn shrimp, chicken strips, potato salad, cole slaw, applesauce, baked beans and steak fries. The cost will be $8.50 for adults and $5.50 for children 12 and under.
In addition to the fish fry everyone will be invited to visit both the Terre Town Book Fair and more than 20 hands-on science exhibits. These science presentations will be provided by Indiana State University faculty and students. Advance tickets are on sale now at the school’s office. They are selling fast.
— School staff
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Bruce’s history lessons: Truman’s decision to recognize Israel
This week (May 14) in 1948, at the direction of President Harry Truman, the United States recognized the existence of the newly formed state of Israel, which had declared independence earlier that day. It was, Truman later stated, among the most important decisions of his presidency.
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Chances and Services for Youth to participate in food program
The Chances and Services for Youth recently announced plans to participate in the Summer Food Service Program.
South Latin students compete at convention
Terre Haute South Vigo High School Latin students competed with other Indiana schools at the recent state convention at ISU.
Southwest Parke School Corp. receives eLearning grant
Southwest Parke Community School Corp. has received an Imagining and Creating eLearning grant for the 2013-2014 school year through the Indiana Department of Education.
- Newsmakers: May 16, 2013
Otter Creek competes in regional Academic Super Bowl
The Otter Creek Academic Super Bowl teams competed in the regional Academic Super Bowl competition on April 27 at Sarah Scott Middle School.
Riverton Parke FFA teams compete at April 16 contest
Two Riverton Parke FFA Parliamentary Procedure Teams competed at the section competition for the Parliamentary Procedure Demonstration Contest on April 16 at the Indiana FFA Center in Trafalgar.
Parks offering summer day camp
The Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for its summer day camp.
State recognizes counties for improving college success
Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers recognized 26 Indiana counties for working to increase the percentage of Hoosiers with education beyond high school. The counties are members of Indiana’s College Success Coalition, a statewide network focused on improving college access and success.
College Challenge program earns accreditation
Indiana State University’s College Challenge program for high school students has earned initial accreditation from the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships.
ISP offers youth an up close look at law enforcement
Most television viewers have seen at least part of a CSI or Law and Order episode. These shows seem to have spurred a new interest in law enforcement and forensics. For more than 40 years the Indiana State Police have been giving young people an up close look at law enforcement through its youth camps program.
Goals, Pride & Achievements: May 16, 2013
Alyssa A. Barnes of Clinton graduated from Purdue University on Sunday.
She has a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism management, with a minor in psychology.
Woodrow Wilson students collect funds for animals
The leadership team from Woodrow Wilson Middle School sponsored a week of giving to collect funds and supplies for the Terre Haute Humane shelter.
Riverton Parke academic bowl team finishes strong
The Riverton Parke English academic bowl team finished as runner-up at the state finals competition on May 4 at Purdue University, and the social studies team swept through all of its last eight questions without a miss to finish third in the contest.
Turkey Run High School names top 2013 students
Kaleigh Basan has been named valedictorian and Jeff Woods and Kendall Davies are co-salutatorians for the Turkey Run High School Class of 2013.
Graduation ceremonies will be in the high school gymnasium at 11 a.m. May 25 with 36 students receiving their diplomas.
Bruce’s history lessons: Spring Cleaning 2013
Time for my annual “Spring Cleaning” column, in which I address reader issues and answer “Frequently Asked Questions.”
Moats gets ISU Rankin Award
Indiana State University has honored Katelynn Moats of Terre Haute with the Rankin Memorial Distinguished Senior Award in recognition of her contributions to the betterment of the university.
Turkey Run to honor seniors
Turkey Run High School will hold its senior awards and recognition program at 7 p.m. Monday in the ELC room. A reception will be held from 6 to 7 p.m.
The program for freshmen to juniors will be held at 1:32 p.m. May 16 in the high school gymnasium.
Honey Creek math club earns gold status
Honey Creek Middle School has received Gold Level Status as a participant of the 2013 MATHCOUNTS Club.
Riverton Parke students bring home art awards
Students from 15 schools in west central Indiana competed in the 34th annual d’Arlier Trust Spring Art Show on April 19-25 in Veedersburg. Four Riverton Parke High School students won a total of nine awards in six of the show’s 20 categories.
Parke Adult Tutoring Service awards mini-grant
The Parke Adult Tutoring Service has awarded a mini-grant of $270 to Riverton Parke English teacher Mike Lunsford to purchase reading materials for his students.
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BRUCE’S HISTORY LESSONS: The Civil War: Means versus ends
The Civil War began this week (April 12) in 1861 with the shelling of the Union fort, Fort Sumter, by Confederate troops in South Carolina. Four years later that war ended with the total defeat of the Confederacy, and in the war’s wake many historians have concluded that a Union victory was inevitable given the huge advantages that the Union North had in terms of manpower, weaponry, manufacturing and industrial capacity.
SMWC honored for ‘Pomeroy Pride’
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College received a silver award from the “Higher Education Marketing Report” 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards. The full-page ad publicly announced the launch of the SMWC’s campaign to build a sports and recreation center, titled the “Pomeroy Pride Campaign.”
ISU students garner awards at ITEEA conference
A group of Indiana State University technology and engineering education students talked to each other over walkie-talkies as they recently went to Columbus, Ohio, in a three-car caravan.
Indiana State to be recognized for ‘Celebrating Sustainability’
Indiana State University will be recognized in two venues this month as one of 20 colleges and universities nationwide that exemplify the mission of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment to re-stabilize the earth’s climate through education, research and community engagement.
Pimento reunion dinner set for May 11
The Pimento School reunion dinner will be held May 11 at Hoosier Prairie School. Friendship hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. A meeting and program will conclude the evening.
ISU taking applications for Summer Honors program
Indiana State University is accepting applications from talented high school students interested in taking part in this year’s Summer Honors program.
ISU student selected as a Newman Fellow
Katelynn Taylor, a junior at Indiana State University, is one of 181 student leaders nationwide selected by Campus Compact as 2013 Newman Civic Fellows.
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