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Education

  • Posey County Right to Life launches scholarship

    Posey County Right to Life, a non-profit anti-abortion organization based in Poseyville, is launching a new scholarship for local residents.

    The Martha Jean Breeze Scholarship will select one Posey County resident age 17 to 25 years old to receive $500 for their education. The scholarship was created to honor and remember Breeze, a life-long Posey County resident who was an active pro-life supporter and prominent figure in the community.

  • North Posey receives $30,000 technology grant

    The MSD of North Posey received a $30,000 technology education grant from the state last week that will help assess the needs of teachers and students in the district.

    Angela Wannemuehler, Assistant Superintendent of the MSD of North Posey County, said the grant is extremely beneficial to small, rural school districts like North Posey.

  • Mount Vernon School Board holds public hearing

    The Mount Vernon School Board held a public hearing Oct. 17 and approved an $18 million project resolution.
    The resolution is for a massive energy efficiency renovation project that will take place at every school in the district over the summer of 2018 and 2019.

    The project will focus on replacing equipment and facilities - such as boilers, chillers and windows – that are outdated or inefficient.

  • Posey parent voices concern about bully reports

    A patron expressed concerns about how bullying is reported at district schools at a North Posey a school board meeting Oct. 11.

    Julie Mitchell, a parent with children at the junior and senior high schools, inquired about how students can report bullying anonymously.

    “I think there’s maybe a lot of things that are going unreported because kids are afraid to say something,” Mitchell said. “They would like to see an easier and more anonymous way to report these incidents.”

  •  Mount Vernon Marching Band grows larger and stronger

     

     

    Parents and teachers like to joke that Joe Stone, 24, doesn’t look much older than the high school marching band students he instructs.

  • Students travel to Denver tech conference

     

    Julie Kissinger had no idea what Minecraft was, but she heard students at Mount Vernon Junior High talking about it constantly.

    So when it came time for her sixth grade language arts class to write their how-to speeches, the educator decided to educate herself.

    “I threw it out there that if anyone wanted to write their speech on Minecraft so I could learn about it, they were welcome to do so,” she said. “From the beginning, there was so much excitement about it.”

  • Mount Vernon teachers to receive $50,000 IU scholarships
  • West teachers think outside of the box for classroom funding

    The classrooms public school students walk into the first day of school look far from the classrooms public school teachers see on their first days. A lot of preparation goes into a functional classroom, and for West Elementary school teachers, Allison King and Abbey Mitchell, Donors Choose has mad this process a little easier.

  • Students, parents voice safety concerns at school board meetings

    Mercedes Angel, 17, went before the Mount Vernon school board Aug. 15 and asked for a formal apology from administrators.
    Angel’s Mustang was one of eight vehicles severely damaged in the high school parking lot during a flash flood Aug. 10.
    Angel said she knew the administration couldn’t control the weather, but thought they could have offered m ore assistance and sympathy to her and other students.  

  • 4G coverage no longer offered due to program budget cuts

    The beginning of the 2016-2017 school year brought a big change to the iPad policy at Mount Vernon junior and senior high schools.

    Students are no longer provided 4G data coverage access on the devices.

    The change was a direct response to federal funding cuts, according to Loren Evans, director of business at MSD of Mount Vernon.

    The Universal Service Fund is a federal program that provides learning institutions half price rebates on technology services like Internet access and data plans.