The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club recognized twenty-four students for making the BUG Honor Roll the third grading period. BUG (Bring Up Grades) is a Kiwanis signature program that provides incentives to third graders to improve their grades. To make the BUG Honor Roll a student must improve at least one grade in at least one subject and not go down in any other subjects. BUG Honor Roll students receive a BUG Certificate that identifies the subject(s) they improved, a BUG T-Shirt the first time they make the BUG Honor Roll, snacks and prizes. This grading period it was an ice cream party. BUG Honor Roll students in Ms Brunner’s class areJohn Abbott, Sophia Bruner, Silas Crook, Gracie Davis, Fredy Diaz, Macy Gibson, Kaylyn Grogan, Raegan Richards, James Salkeld, Kyra Smith, Damian Salkeld and Hunter Willey. Congratulations to these outstanding students. BUG is made possible through the support of Kiwanis Corporate member and sponsor Austin Tri Hawk.
The Lexington Elementary School K-Kids installed their officers and inducted their new members in a ceremony held in the school gym. The Bryanne Paris, Katie Montgomery and Dylan Best from the Scottsburg Middle School Builders Club installed the new officers. New officers for the LES K-Kids areAubree Eldridge, President; Emma Johanningsmeier, Vice President; Shelby Bennett, Secretary; Dessie Sandlin, Treasurer; Marlie Baker and Taylor Tankersley, 5th Grade Representatives; and Draiden Sheckell and Owyn South, 4th Grade Representatives. The LES K-Kids have been active ringing the Salvation Army bell for Clearinghouse, collecting donations for Riley Children’s Hospital and planning to support the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake. Congratulations to these outstanding students.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club recognized fifteen third graders at Lexington Elementary School for making the BUG Honor Roll the second grading period. BUG which stands for Bring Up Grades is a Kiwanis Service Leadership Program to provide incentives to students to improve their grades. To make the BUG Honor Roll, a student must improve at least one grade in at least one subject and not go down in any other subjects. BUG Honor Roll students this grading period in Ms Hale’s class are Molly Gregg, Josiah Gaffey, Joey Heacock, Macie Peyton, Sofia Riley and Hudson Smith. BUG Honor Roll students in Ms Brunner’s class are Gracie Davis, Macy Gibson, Kaylyn Grogan, Carson Jenkins, Amber Moore, Raegan Richards, James Salkeld, Kyra Smith and Marcus Wickey. BUG is made possible by the generous support of our Kiwanis members. Thanks to Austin Tri Hawk for sponsoring the BUG Program. Thanks to Wes and Betty Clark for donating the cupcakes for the BUG party and thanks to the Kiwanis volunteers who cheered on the students and celebrated their success with them. Congratulations to these outstanding students!
The LES K-Kids who helped with the Spaghetti Dinner for the first time. They made baked goods and held a bake sale for dessert to help raise money for Riley. They also did just an outstanding job helping with busing the tables and generally helping. Thank you so much to these outstanding student servant leaders.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Scott County Proactive with Hepatitis A Immunizations Scott County, IN—The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has been investigating an outbreak of acute hepatitis A virus since November of 2017. On average, Indiana has approximately 20 cases of hepatitis A in a 12 month period. Indiana is one of several states experiencing a hepatitis A outbreak, with outbreak-related cases being confirmed across the state. Experts indicate that the transmission is occurring from person to person, because no contaminated commercial food product has been identified. According to the CDC, populations who are homeless, transient, incarcerated or use illicit drugs and their close direct contacts are at increased risk of exposure to hepatitis A. The CDC recommends washing your hands with soap and water after going to the bathroom, after changing diapers and before preparing meals for yourself and others. They advise individuals not to report to work or school if they are experiencing symptoms of hepatitis A, which include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, tiredness, stomach ache, fever, dark-colored (cola) urine, light-colored stool and jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes). Symptoms may take as many as 50 days from exposure to appear. In order to reduce the risk of hepatitis A transmission, the Scott County Health Department has been proactive in immunizing Scott County first responders, school staff, restaurant workers, and other county residents, among others. Scott County residents who have not received two doses of hepatitis A vaccine yet may come to the health department or ask their healthcare providers. For over three years, the Scott County Health Department has been vaccinating those visiting the One Stop Shop and Syringe Service Program, as well as those with substance use disorder and illicit drug users, since these populations have a greater risk of exposure. For nearly 8 months now, they have also been vaccinating in the Scott County jail, another high risk of exposure population. The health department completed a mass vaccination clinic in the jail 8 months ago and returns every two weeks to vaccinate new inmates. The Scott County Health Department has given nearly 3000 adult hepatitis A vaccines in 2018. In order to make sure they reach as many residents as possible, the health department held off-site vaccination clinics in both Scott County School Districts 1 and 2, vaccinating most of the staff, in addition to vaccinating those who have been to soup kitchens and dinners where the homeless and others come into contact with food. They are also targeting the homeless, an additional risk exposure group. To date, Scott County has had 5 cases of hepatitis A, with most of these linked to cases outside the county. Currently, there have been no food worker cases reported in the county. The focus on hepatitis A community education has included sending letters to food establishments, as well as social media campaigns about hepatitis A transmission. The infographic below has been helpful in community education. For more information on receiving the vaccination, please call the Scott County Health Department at 812-752-8455 or go to their office at 1296 N. Gardner Street, Scottsburg, Indiana, between 8 am and 4 pm.