North Harrison board tables accepting matching grants at meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 March 2010 00:00

The North Harrison Board of School Trustees had a light meeting Tuesday (March 11), which was dominated by acceptance of donations and some personnel decisions.
The board tabled accepting a donation of $11,498 (in the form of a grant) from the Harrison County Community Foundation to purchase a Yamaha Piano Lab at the middle school.
The amount in the form of a donation ($11,498) required a match from the board.
North Harrison Middle School choral teacher John Malone applied for a grant for this a year ago, and the board approved the initial application for the grant a year ago, with the knowledge that a match was required.
North Harrison Middle School principal Karen Lambertus said she thought the lab would be an asset to the music program at North Harrison.
“It’s just a way to encourage the students to enjoy the arts more,” she said.
In the set up as proposed, the teacher would be able to listen to each student from a central control as they practice. Each student would have their own individual head phones.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 March 2010 13:20
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Pre-enrollment for Morgan Elementary School PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 March 2010 00:00

Pre-enrollment of kindergarten students for the Fall of 2010 and first grade students (that are not presently enrolled in kindergarten) will be on April 6 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Morgan Elementary School. Parents and guardians are asked to go to the gym during the scheduled times. No testing of children will be done during pre-enrollment.
A child must be 5 years of age on or before August 1 to enroll in kindergarten and 6 years of age on or before August 1 to enroll in the first grade. Parents must bring an official birth certificate from the Health Department for their child at the time of registration. Hospital birth certificates cannot be accepted. Parents will receive dental and medical forms, which are to be filled out by the dentist and doctor and returned to the school before classes begin in August.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 March 2010 13:22
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Area American Legion Auxiliary members invited to Leadership Workshop PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 March 2010 00:00

All area American Legion Auxiliary members are invited to attend a Leadership Workshop, sponsored by Units 28 & 42, held at Floyds Knobs, with presentation by Department of Indiana Leadership Chairman Nancy Leighty
“It may say ‘workshop’ in the title, but it will be more fun than work!” That’s the way Floyds Knobs American Legion Auxiliary President Ann Carr describes the upcoming Leadership Workshop to be presented by Nancy Leighty, Department of Indiana Leadership Chairman and Past President of the Indiana organization, on Saturday, March 20 from 9 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m. Sponsored jointly by Bonnie Sloan Unit 28 and William Zeb Longest Unit 42 American Legion Auxiliaries, the day of discovery will be held at the American Legion Post 42, Floyds Knobs, 4530 Paoli Pike, and all American Legion Auxiliary members in District 8 are encouraged to attend.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 March 2010 13:34
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Most disagree with NA-FC school closings PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 March 2010 00:00
    A crowd of more than 800 parents filed into the New Albany High School auditorium Monday, most wishing to express concern over the school corporation's attempt at erasing a $6.6 million budget shortfall.
    The proposal, released late last week, includes closing four elementary schools, Children's Academy of New Albany, Pine View, Silver Street and Galena Elementary schools.
    Other cuts in the plan include 78 non-teaching jobs and assigning fifth graders from elementary to middle schools.
    School Superintendent Bruce Hibbard assured those in attendance that the changes would not affect academics in the school corporation.
    “We will still have a rich academic (environment),” he said.
    A Galena parent, Mindy Johnson, didn't agree.
    “I'm afraid it sends a message that hard work, commitment to excellence does not matter,” she said.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 March 2010 16:11
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Joe Hinton hospitalized before sectional semi-final game PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 March 2010 00:00
    Former Floyd Central High School and Providence High School boys' basketball coach Joe Hinton gave fans at Paoli a scare in last Friday's sectional semi-finals.
    Hinton, who is currently seventh on the states list of winningest active coaches, has ammased a 594-339 record in 44 years of coaching and just prior to tip-off of the Rams game against Eastern, Hinton collapsed in the locker room and was taken to the Orange county hospital.
    He was later transferred to Floyd Memorial Hospital where he is still undergoing tests.
    According to a Paoli High School Principal Jerry Stroud, Hinton is in good spirits, but the cause of his collapsing is still not known.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 March 2010 11:07
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