Hyeree Ellis is Recipient of the 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:00

One Scott County student has been named recipient of a full-tuition, four-year scholarship as the Scott County Community Foundation 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.

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SMS Archery Qualifies for Nationals PDF Print E-mail
 
The SMS Archery team scored a 14th place finish at the Indiana NASP State Championship in Indianapolis during spring break.
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Historic Tunnel Mill coming alive in the early Nineteenth Century this weekend PDF Print E-mail
Indiana Frontier Experience is an immersive living history event focused around the early Nineteenth Century in the frontier territory that would become Indiana. Prior to Statehood in 1816, Indiana Territory was a place where settlers could start a new life and was home to a wide array of wealthy entrepreneurs, farmers, frontiersmen, ruffians, and indigenous people. This weekend event shows a glimpse of that incredible and rich past!
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FC Students understanding of the Constitution helps them win We The People event PDF Print E-mail
The Floyd Central We the People Team won the National Invitational in Washington D.C. on April 7th.  They took a team of 15 students who showcased a profound understanding of American Constitutionalism. 
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Bradie Shrum to become one school PDF Print E-mail
Hoping to provide a more consistent, fluid school environment is one of the many reasons behind combining Bradie Shrum Lower and Upper Elementary Schools into one school: Bradie Shrum Elementary School.
Superintendant Dr. Lynn Reed said five years ago, when Jim Ralston was hired as the principal at the Upper Elementary School, the two schools were very different; both in philosophy and climate.
“We have come so far and it would not have been possible to do this without his leadership and team-building abilities,” said Reed.
She said Ralston and Lower Elementary School Principal Brent Minton have similar philosophies and they have done a great job in making the upper and lower more compatible.
“Both of these men are kid-centered, they are active and they communicate well with their staff,” she said.
That is one reason why, when Ralston announced his second retirement at the end of this school year, the board felt it was a great time to make Minton the principal for the whole school and go back to being one elementary.
“I’m sure Mr. Minton will meet and exceed our expectations,” said Reed. “I’m excited about having a K-5 elementary school.”
She added that she likes the idea of having the same leadership for students throughout their elementary school career.
“Stability is the key in everything; the key to student achievement,” she said.
Reed said it is her goal for students to be able to concentrate on school and not worry about who their principal is going to be.
“We want to have the right leadership so kids can come in and do their school work,” she said.
Although no one will lose their job due to combining the two schools, Reed said there will be some role changes. She said it will take some clerical time to figure out the details of merging to the schools.
There are approximately 900 students at Bradie Shrum.
Applications for an assistant principal were being taken through Thursday afternoon. Reed said there were 8 to 10 good applications and the decision will not be an easy one.
Minton is a graduate of Salem High School and has worked with Salem Schools for 20 years. Prior to becoming the principal at Bradie Shrum, he was the assistant principal at Salem Middle School.
By Monika Spaulding
Special Correspondent
 
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