Wellness Committee presents info to NH board PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 June 2009 00:00
    The Wellness Committee at North Harrison had their annual meeting within a school board meeting Thursday when they presented the board with information on their activities from the past school year.
    Tonya Caffee is on the committee said, “We oversee and assist in projects that assist in the students being healthier.”
    One such project was to get cafeteria workers in the school corporation to offer two items with starches (such as corn and French fries) fewer times per month. Green beans instead of the corn would provide less starch when used.
    They also try to teach healthy eating choices in the classroom, in an effort to reduce obesity. It is what Caffee said were long term life choices.
    There was a program at the high school where fresh fruits and vegetables were made available to students and staff, and that has ended with the end of the 2008-09 school year, according to Caffee. The grant money for it ran out, according to Caffee.
    Another possibility is starting a Biggest Loser competition among the staff of the schools, and is a possibility in the spring of 2010.
    North Harrison Middle School teacher Ron Snyder wishes that physical education was more common at all grades in the corporation; he said when he was growing up in the early 1960s in upstate New York, PE was common in school on a daily basis.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2009 09:14
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Book rental fees set for grades K-6 at Lanesville PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 June 2009 00:00
    The book rental fees at Lanesville for kindergarten through grade six were set by the Lanesville Board of School Trustees in their meeting Tuesday (June 9).
    The new fees were set as follows: kindergarten-$92.70, grade 1-$141.45, grade 2-$113.85, grade 3-$86.10, grade 4-$93.70, grade 5-$104.40, and grade 6-$95.00.
    In grade 3, the increases represent the addition of the use of a reading text, while any increases in other grades reflect an increase in the costs of consumable materials, and also new Social Studies textbooks. Any decreases reflect the omission of consumable materials.
    The board also approved various contracts for personnel needed in the June intercession.
    June intercession contracts were signed for Lisa Hammond, Bethany Miller, Erin Green, Jerry Geswein, Brian Book, and Robin Wolfe.
    Peer tutor pay for the intercession is still set at $5.00 per hour, where it has been since the intercessions have been held since the district went to the balanced calendar.
    The exact number of peer tutors has yet to be determined.
    The board also approved pay for bus drivers for the June intercession.
    In other business, the board:

- Approved of a donation of $50.00 to the elementary library, and a like $50.00 donation to the junior-senior high school library, from the Lanesville Heritage Committee.
- Approved a facility use request from the Boy Scouts of America, to use the cafeteria on August 5, 2009, for a parent meeting and sign up night.
- Approved a contract for Marsha Himmelhaver as elementary principal, and contracts for Janet Paige and Matt Kellems as principal and assistant principal (respectively) at the junior-senior high school.
- Approved longevity compensation for junior-senior high principal Janet Paige in the amount of $1,500.
- Approved Driver’s Ed contracts for Mikel Miller and Jerry Geswein.
- Appointed both Pam Johnson and Sandy Tyree as Title I paraprofessionals.
- Approved the resignation (retirement) of Melissa Jackson as junior-senior high counselor.
- Hired Rebecca Kluesmeier as cheer coach at the high school level.
- Hired Dale Snider as a math teacher for one period per day for the 2009-10 school year.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2009 09:15
 
Floyd Central falls in softball state semi finals, 5-1 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 June 2009 00:00
    Floyd Central’s softball season ended Friday evening, when the Highlanders (23-7-1) fell 5-1 to West Lafayette Harrison in the Class 4A state semi finals at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis.
    It was the most dramatic play in the offensive book that did it, too. West Lafayette Harrison’s Megan Mitchell hit one over the center field fence with the bases loaded, and the Highlanders were unable to muster any offense after that.
    “We were trying to get back to the top of the (batting) order,” said Floyd Central coach Joe Witten. The Highlanders had batters seven, eight, and nine come up in the last inning, and Witten said “we just couldn’t get another base runner. We dug such a big hole and ran out of outs.”
    Floyd Central hurt themselves with fielding errors throughout the contest.
    “We kicked the ball around and didn’t make routine plays,” said Witten, “but we still had a chance to win as poorly as (we) played.”
Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2009 09:17
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Clean Up Greenville PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 June 2009 00:00
    The Town of Greenville is happy to announce this year clean up Greenville to be held on Saturday July 11, 2009.
    A dumpster will be located at 9351 US Hwy 150 Greenville (same location as last year). The hours of operation for this one day event will be from 8 a.m. until Noon and 1 until 5 p.m.
    Earth First located at 9251 US Hwy 150 Greenville will be accepting yard materials such as brush and tree limbs from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
    There will be no charge for this service.
    This service is for Town of Greenville residence only. Proof of address will be required (driver’s license or personal picture I.D.).
    Not all items will be accepted (car batteries, hazardous waste, liquids, toxic waste, yard waste, paint, chemicals, televisions, computers are some of these items) If you have any questions please call.
    If you have any questions or wish to volunteer you can contact Bob Wright at {812} 987-4992.

Look forward to seeing you there,

The Greenville Town Council
Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2009 09:18
 
Highlanders win softball regional; to play in state Finals Friday at Ben Davis in Indianapolis PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 June 2009 00:00
    The Floyd Central Highlanders won their own IHSAA Class 4A softball regional Saturday night. The team defeated Plainfield 3-1 in the title game Saturday night, and Columbus North 4-3 in the second semi final game.
    Floyd Central coach Joe Witten’s team will face Class 4A no. 15 West Lafayette Harrison Friday night at Ben Davis High School.
    Floyd Central last won  regional titles in softball in 1994 and 1995, when the tournament was still in a single class.
    Back in 1995, the regionals had Jeffersonville, and other teams of the same Class 4A size. Witten thinks that it is now harder to win a sectional or regional than it was then.
    “Now it’s so difficult,” said Witten of the tournament. “Winning the sectional is a big deal. (And) in our area, the Hoosier Hills Conference has been strong for years.”
    This years’ team at Floyd Central has been a standout for several reasons, not the least of which is the team’s strong belief that they will succeed.
    “This team has believed so much that they can do it. I wouldn’t bet against them,” Witten said. “You can have all of the talent in the world, but if you don’t believe in your coach, or believe and trust in your team mates, it hampers your team progress.”
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2009 10:31
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