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Education

  • North Posey School District focuses on personnel matters

    The MSD of North Posey met last week to handle a number of items; however, the majority of attention was placed on personnel matters. Members also approved a classroom pet.

  • New Farmersville Principal wants to bring students "joy in learning"

    Dr. Elizabeth Johns, new Farmersville Principal, has previously spent 25 years in the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation, or EVSC: eight years as an elementary teacher and 17 years as an administrator. As the Evansville native begins her eighteenth year of administration at Farmersville, she expresses gratitude for her new environment. Johns appreciates and welcomes the “different pace of life” in rural Posey County, where she and her husband, Matt, plan to settle within a couple of years. “I feel very blessed,” she says.

  • City Council tables action on updated flood plain ordinance

    Mount Vernon City Council member Andy Hoehn effectively put the brakes on any action regarding the Area Plan Commission’s request for council to pass an updated flood plain ordinance. During council’s August 7 meeting, Hoehn requested a financial impact statement on the ordinance. City Attorney Beth McFadin Higgins clarified a financial impact statement accompanies all city ordinances to state the impact on the city budget—the cost to the city.

  • Posey County schools ace the ISTEP

    By Pam Robinson

  • Board recognizes bus driver, handles regular business

    Horace “Buddy” Greathouse was honored again for 50 years of dedicated service as a bus driver for the MSD of Mount Vernon. This time, the Mount Vernon School board presented him with a plaque, “a school board salute,” and heartfelt good wishes for a much-deserved retirement at the Monday, June 2, meeting.

  • North Posey corporation gets $15,000 school safety grant

    The North Posey school corporation is among more than 250 recipients of more than $9 million in grants recently.
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence today announced those who will be awarded through the Secured School Safety Grant Program. The Indiana Secured School Safety Board approved the grants.
    North Posey was awarded $15,500 to employ an SRO and to purchase equipment.

  • 100 percent of St. Wendel students pass ISTEP in English, LA, math

    Principal Hallie Denstorff has a contagious enthusiasm for her St. Wendel Catholic School. In her first year as principal, Denstorff has celebrated remarkable achievements with her staff and students. Awarded an “A” grade from the Indiana Department of Education, St. Wendel is one of only five schools in Posey County to have received the state’s prestigious Four-Star school designation this year—for the second year in a row.

     

  • School board celebrates graduates and new hires

     The Mount Vernon School Board wished MVHS students good luck on their finals this week at the Monday night board meeting. Graduation ceremonies are on schedule for this coming Friday at 7 p.m. Board members are as excited as this year’s graduating seniors about the festivities.

  • North Posey student wins Lilly award

     Olivia Goebel, North Posey High School senior, says she was completely surprised when representatives from the Posey County Community Foundation came to her class the morning of Thursday, April 3, and awarded her the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. The scholarship pays for four years of tuition at any Indiana college or university Goebel chooses and carries an extra stipend for books.

  • State honors North Posey School Board

     School board members and administrators from around the state, including representatives from the MSD of North Posey County in Poseyville, Ind., attended the Indiana School Boards Association Regional meeting on Wednesday, March 19, at the Huntingburg Event Center in Huntingburg, Ind. ISBA is conducting meetings in each of its 10 regions across the state to discuss the effect the 2014 Indiana General Assembly will have on the operation of Indiana’s public schools.