New corporation mission statement adopted at West Washington School Board meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00
     At the recent West Washington School Board meeting William Van Cleave moved to adopt the following corporation mission statement: It is our mission of the West Washington School Corporation to insure all students a safe and caring environment while providing them an innovative, stimulating and positive education. We encourage all students to: Reach their highest potential academically; develop a positive value system that will promote responsible citizenship, a positive self-concept, a sense of community, and respect for cultural, religious and racial diversity; develop individual and group problem-solving skills necessary to be successful in an ever-changing world. The motion passed 7-0.
    Superintendent Jackson reported that Deputy Treasurer Amber Karr was terminated effective October 15 and recommended the board to hire Barb Davis as corporation treasurer to replace retiring Treasurer. VanCleave moved to accept Jackson's recommendation at the current salary of $33,700.00 with a $200,000 bond effective November 1, 2009. The motion passed 7-0 with a second by Tim Barksdale.
    Lee Barger addressed the board concerning comments made to him by the high school principal along with several issues concerning his son. Superintendent Jackson said he would address the issues and would return a call to Barger after he had time to look further into the matter. The board approved to adopt the 2010 budget passing 7-0.
    The following field trips were approved: Mr. Harkness with Spell Bowl to unannounced destination; Mrs. Tragesser and Mrs. Clements along with 3-5 Junior Prom Committee students to New Albany to select a location for the 2010 prom on October 22, 2009; Mr. Wilson and the Journalism class to the Annual IUS Journalism Conference on October 20; Mrs. Early and Health Careers to Spencerian College on October 30; Mr. Myers and BPA Video Production Team to Galt House to attend the Internal Student Medial Festival on October 31; Ms. Dillard and Mrs. Brown along with 9-12 students to Louisville to tour the Mega Caverns on November 4; Eighth grade students and teacher to Louisville Science Center on November 25; Elementary Dram students and sponsors to Derby Dinner Playhouse on December 17; Ms. Dillard and Mrs. Brown with 12 students to Falls of the Ohio on October 21; Ms. Dillard and Mrs. Brown with 9-12 students to Becks Mill on October 23 and Ms. Dillard and Mrs, brown with 11th and 12th graders to Louisville Science Center on October 28.
    The next school board meeting will be Monday, November 16.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 08:47
 
Washington County March for Babies was a success PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00
     Participating residents in Washington County raised over $15,000 for the babies by walking in the March of Dimes: March for Babies on Sunday, October 11 at Salem Speedway. Walkers participated individually or part of corporate, youth, or family team.
    This year’s top teams included:
   1. Washington County Substance Abuse Council
   2. 3 Little Blessings
   3. Trevor’s Troopers
   4. Morgan’s Raiders
   5. First Harrison Bank
    The Top Walker was John Fultz with the Washington County Substance Abuse Council. This year’s Top Youth Team was the Salem High School Spanish Club. And the Top New Team was 3 Little Blessings, the team of the 2009 March for Babies Ambassadors: Jenna, Rachel, and Will Little, who are the children of Jill and Lance Little.
    Thanks to our local sponsors Salem Lions Club, National City Bank now a part of PNC, First Harrison Bank, Mid-Southern Savings Bank, Hoosier Uplands, and Highland United Methodist Church.
    The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health.  With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 08:48
 
A Christmas Wonderland Tea at Tunnel Hill Christian Church PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 October 2009 00:00
    Tunnel Hill Christian Church will be having its 10th Annual Tea November 7, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Tunnel Hill Christian Church Activity Center, located at 5105 Old Georgetown Road in Georgetown.
    The Tea has become a well-known event and is open to the community. Though primarily women attend, young ladies are very welcome, along with men. This year the theme is A Christmas Wonderland. Guests will feel the spirit of Christmas and the season of winter as they enter the Center.  Each table will be decorated with a unique Christmas or Winter theme. A "donation voting" will be held to judge the favorite or best decorated table.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 07:34
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Tony Dungy to speak in New Albany, November 3 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 October 2009 00:00
    Super Bowl Championship coach Tony Dungy will be the guest speaker at the Chick-fil-a “Desire to Inspire” dinner series being held on November 3, at he Northside Christian Church in New Albany beginning at 7:30pm.  All proceeds generated by the event will benefit the work of ROCK to build stronger communities and families.
    General admission tickets for the event are $25 each.  Premium Experience packets are available for $800 which includes eight tickets, a sit down dinner with Coach Dungy and a table picture of your group with the former-Indianapolis Colts head coach.  In addition, all members of your group will receive an autographed copy of Dungy's new book Uncommon.
    To make reservations and/or receive additional information about the event, contact ROCK at (502) 297-9892.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 07:33
 
Floyd YMCA hosts public for Lights On After School PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 October 2009 00:00
    Please stop by the Floyd County Branch of the YMCA of Southern Indiana (33 State St. in New Albany) between 4 and 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 22, for the annual "Lights On After School," a special visitation time to draw attention to the importance of supervised programs and after-school settings for children.
    The Y and other sponsoring organizations (Ed Endres Boys and Girls Club, Bridges to Success of New Albany-Floyd County Schools, New Directions, After-School Alliance of the Step Ahead Council, 21st Century Middle School Program, and Our Place Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program) will join thousands of other Y sites across the country for the effort.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 07:36
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