Category: Scott County School District 1

Austin Elementary School BUG Party

The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club hosted a party for eighty-six Austin Elementary School third graders who made the BUG Honor Roll the fourth grading periodBUG (Bringing Up Grades) is a Kiwanis signature program designed to provide 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 others.  BUG Honor Roll students are thrown a party to celebrate their achievements and presented a certificate identifying the subject(s) they improved, a BUG T-Shirt the first time they make the BUG Honor Roll. snacks and prizes.  Pizza was provided at this partyBUG Honor Roll students in Ms Stagnolia’s class are Sloane Barrett, Briley Bary, Cole Bohlander, Jonmichael Bowling, Ryan Collins, Tyler Collins, Allyson Davidson, Gavin Earl, Kailyn Gibson, Shayna Hall, Elizabeth Hiler, Jared Kemper, Kaleb Kersteins, Ashlynn Madden, Emma Marlow, Brayden Morris, Wyatt Pruett, Xander Richie, Elijah Weddle and Jaxon WilsonBUG Honor Roll students from Mrs Coomer’s class are Chloe Blaylock, Joshua Blevins, Madalynn Buckel, Peyton Caplinger, Jeremiah Clay, Emaleigh Edwards, Cooper Hall, Lauren Hanner, Kailey Helton, Gauge Hubbard, Landon Keith, Brayden Konkler, Tracer LaMaster, Andy McIntosh, Kaidence McIntosh, Jordan Netherton, Jayleigh Schepman, Rakia Spellman, Billy Spicer, Abigail Terry, Khloe Watts and Hailey WhiteBUG Honor Roll Students from Mrs Stamper’s class are Jasmine Acuan, Kingston Begley, Woody Bowers, Ben Bowling, Braden Caudill, Brooklyn Coulter, Madison Hickman, James Johnson, James Kearns, Jackson Martin, Hailee McCormick, Micah McCoskey, Orlando Neace, Kaeda Orman, Madeline Pelston, Adalyn Shuler, Kaylie Spicer and Thomas Smith.   BUG Honor Roll students from Mr Carr’s class are Gabe Arevalos, Malikah Dean, Thomas McCormick, Jaden Owens, Rikelme Pinto-Herrera, Johnny Stewart, Hattie Strong, Samantha White and Audrey WilliamsBUG Honor Roll students from Ms Norton’s class are Nevaeh Barger, Kayleigh Brown, Kyler Collins, Kruz Dozier, Connor Engleking, Desiree Estep, Draken Galeucia, Tayliana Gipson, Grayson Ingram, Kloey Kallembach, Dustin Keith, Harrison Kilburn, Maggie Mosley, Bryson Mullins, Jessie Stacy, Levi Terry, and Allysson WassCongratulations to these outstanding students for their academic achievements.  We wish them the best of luck as they enter the 4th grade.

Johnson Elementary School BUG Party

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The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club hosted a BUG Party for eighteen third graders at Johnson Elementary School for making the BUG Honor Roll the fourth grading periodBUG is a Kiwanis signature program designed to provide 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 certificate identifying the subject(s) they improved signed by their teacher and Principal, a BUG T-Shirt the first time they make the BUG Honor Roll, prizes and snacks.  Pizza was provided at this partyBUG Honor Roll students in Ms Rose’s class are Braiden Castillo, Ali Couch, Ayden Crain, Isabella Davidson, Sara Elliott, Emma Engle, Kevin Moore, Nicholas Scott, Fable Smallwood, Jasiah Spears, Arya Stillions, Jacob Taylor and Beth McBrideBUG Honor Roll students in Ms Meadow’s class are Kaden Akers, Harlie Baldwin, Grady Duckwall, Broden Schoettmer and Henry TellezCongratulations to these students for their achievements and good luck in the 4th grade!

 

Scottsburg Kiwanis Club President Terry Davis presented $1,400 in scholarship awards to five students

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Scottsburg Kiwanis Club President Terry Davis presented $1,400 in scholarship awards to five students at a recent dinner/meeting at The Kitchen on The Square in ScottsburgScholarship recipients were Rachelle Jones from Austin High School who will be attending the University of Southern Indiana, Shelby Cole from Austin High School who will be attending Hanover College, Makalyn Brown from Scottsburg High School who will be attending Bellarmine University, Alexa Howser from Scottsburg High School who will be attending Indiana University and Kayla Morris from Scottsburg High School who will be attending Indiana State UniversityThe Kiwanis congratulated these outstanding students on their accomplishments and wished them the best of luck with their studies.

 

Kiwanis Club presented Skyler Coomer a $500 scholarship check

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Terry Davis, President of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club presented Skyler Coomer a $500 scholarship check at a recent meeting of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club at The Kitchen on the Square in ScottsburgSkyler will be attending Indiana University where she will be studying English and Journalism.  She recently graduated from Austin High School where she was the Charter President of the Austin High School Key Club.  The Kiwanis members congratulated Skyler and wished her the best in her studies.

 

Johnson Elementary School BUG party

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The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club hosted a BUG party for ten third graders who improved their grades at Johnson Elementary School during the third grading periodBUG (Bringing Up Grades)  is a Kiwanis signature program designed 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 subjectsBUG Honor Roll students in Mrs Meadow’s class are Harlie Baldwin, Peyton Bruke, Carson Cravens, Josh Thomas and Broden SchoettmerBUG Honor Roll students in Mrs Rose’s class are Ali Couch, Emma Engle, Tina Sandlin, Nicholas Scott and Jacob TaylorSpecial thanks to Lake Point Village and Doris Marcum for providing the snacks.  Congratulations to these students.

 

K Kids visit to the preschool

One of the most successful efforts our Kiwanis Club has embarked on the past six years is the sponsorship of Service Leadership Programs in Scott County.  As Kiwanis, we believe the best way to improve a community is to improve the kids in that community. Our Service Leadership Programs do that
There are two different types of Service Leadership Programs we sponsor in Scott county, programs like the BUG Progrram and Clubs like K-Kids, Builders Club and Key ClubOur Kiwanis Club in cooperation with both SCSD1 and SCSD2 sponsor the BUG Program in all five elementary schools in Scott County (~300 Students)We also sponsor two Key Clubs (SHS and AHS), a Builders Club (SMS) and two K-Kids Clubs (VFES and LES).  All of these clubs develop leadership through community service.  We have outstanding Faculty Advisors, Angela Bray (SHS), Rusty Jones & Chandra Tally (AHS). Lisa Sutton (SMS), Katie Sawin (VFES) and Lee Anna Willett (LES).  We have a strong team of Kiwanis Advisors to help me with these clubs, Terry Davis (AHS), Monte Roth (SHS and LES), and Eric Mullins (VFES)
All these students are learning how to think about how they can improve their community and school, how to plan projects, how to organize and schedule, how to speak and promote projects.  They are all making a difference in our community and our schools and I couldn’t be more proud of the students and advisors.  Several of our graduates are now in Circle K (the college version of SLP) continuing their development as leaders and community servants
A great example is the project the LES K-Kids just completed at the end of the school year.  They volunteered to assist with the Lexington Good Faith Pre-School giving up their recess to volunteer with these young pre-school students.  Just look at the pictures to see how much fun these students had serving these younger members of their community.  These are our leaders of the future
Thank you for the opportunity to work with them!  Thank you to all our faculty advisors and Kiwanis advisors.  You are making a difference and I’m proud to serve with you!

Summer Feeding Program

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Tori Rone, Scott County Partnership, Inc.
P.O. Box 214
1092 W. Community Way
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Cell: 812.595.5198, Fax: 812.752-9380
 Scott County Partnership Serves Austin Through the Summer Feeding Program 
This summer the Scott County Partnership and SCSD 1 are partnering with the Department of Education and the USDA to provide healthy lunches to students while on summer break. Volunteers are needed to help serve lunches. Lunches will be served at Spicertown Park and Austin Community Park. The meals are provided free to students of SCSD 1, ages 18 and under. Meals will be served between 11:50 am to 1:00 pm via bus route from May 30 through July 28, Monday through Friday. (No lunch on July 4th.)
“We wanted to make sure students get a good meal for lunch but also wanted to assist families as a whole.” states Al Riggle, Chair of the Family, Health & Self-Sufficiency Committee for the Scott County Partnership. “Our hope is to help families that need some extra assistance. By providing the daily meals Monday through Friday, we have created the means to provide meals for the children all week long.”
The Lunch schedule will begin each day at the Spicertown Park at Campbell’s Mobile Home Park. Lunch will last from11:50 a.m. until 12:20 p.m. From there the bus will travel to the Austin City Park at the end of Broadway Street.  Lunch will last from 12:30-1:00 p.m. We hope youth will come out every day at both sites to EAT THIS DELICIOUS FOOD!!!
Volunteers are needed for both sites to visit and interact with the youth! For more information on the Summer Feeding Program or to volunteer for the Austin lunch sites please contact Tori Rone at tori.rone@scottcountypartnership.org or call 812-595-5198. 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Stan Wheeler, Assistant Dean of Instruction, Early College, Vincennes University

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Stan Wheeler, Assistant Dean of Instruction, Early College, Vincennes University recently spoke at the Kiwanis dinner meeting at The Kitchen on the Square in Scottsburg.  Pictured with Stan is Al Riggle, Secretary of the Scottsburg Kiwanis ClubVincennes University is the oldest college in Indiana.  It offers career and technical education through two year programs and offers Bacalaureate on campus programs.  Prosser has been working with students in the career and technical education programs since 1969.  Through Vincennes University cost per credit hour is approximately $177 per hour.  There are sixty-four students from Scott County enrolled in this program currently.
 
Vincennes University and Prosser participate in an Early College Partnership.  The university has an enrollment on campus of 4,417 students and 18,920 system wide.  Vincennes prides themselves on being affordable, accessible and being transferable.  Enrollment at Prosser is 1,316.  Students come from twenty-one high schools an home schooled students.  Prosser has twenty-four college and career readiness preparation programs and they award 951 program specific certificates.  Last year students earned 6,481 college credits.  Their students have a 96% graduation rate vs 87% for Indiana. 
 
The Early College Program reflects a national initiative with goals to increase high school graduation rates, increase postsecondary entrance and graduation rates, remove barriers to postsecondary access and ease the transition from high school to college.  The Early College Program increases college enrollment without additional investment in bricks and mortar projects at traditional campuses.  It reduces the college costs for families of students who participate and it fosters the skill sets of high school students whose goals may not include a bachelor’s degree, but who wish to quickly acquire the credentials needed for immediate job opportunities. 
 
Vincennes University and Prosser have three Early College Programs:  Law Enforcement, Precision Machining, and Automotive Services.  Two hundred thirty-three students registered as Early College students (136 first year students).  They have six Project EXCEL Programs (84 total credit hours) plus Vincennes University Aircraft Operations/Flight for 18 total credit hours. 
 
The Early College Program works on certificate programs first (stackable credentials) then Associate Degrees.  Students are motivated and qualified.  General education electives are taken at home schools or through other means.  The Early College Program also offers community support such as internships, job shadowing, mock interviews and sharing information. 
 
For more information or a presentation on the Early College Program at Vincennes University/Prosser, contact Stan Wheeler, Assistant Dean of Instruction, Early College at 812-981-7680 or swheeler@vinu.edu.  The Kiwanis members thanked Stan for an informative presentation.

Congratulations to the new Austin High School Key Club

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Congratulations to the new Austin High School Key Club.  They were chartered in a ceremony held at AHS Charter Officers are President Skyler Coomer, Vice President Katie Lovell, Secretary Summer Squires, Treasurer Joseph Smith, Editor Kiley Birchwell, Senior Director Kaylin Carter, Junior Director Emily Pelston, Sophomore Director Olivia Miner and Freshman Director Luke Watts.  There are sixty-two charter students in the clubThe AHS Key Club is sponsored by the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club and hosted by Austin High SchoolTerry Davis is the Kiwanis Advisor and Rusty Jones & Chandra Tally are the Faculty Advisors.  Key Club is an international student led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.  Their vision is to provide caring, competent servant leaders transforming communities worldwide.  Key Club is one of the family of Kiwanis clubs in their Service Leadership Programs.  Some of the projects they’ve been involved in this year include fundraising for a student’s family, creating and providing Valentine cards for every student at AHS, assisting with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfasts, planning an Adopt a Grandparent Program and sending two students, Kiley Birchwell and Emily Pelston to the Indiana Key Club District Leadership Convention in Muncie, IN.  The Kiwanis congratulate the AHS Key Club on their charter and look forward to serving the community with them.