Category: Scott County School District 1

Scottsburg Kiwanis Club Corporate Member, Austin Tri Hawk donated $2,700 to sponsor the BUG Program for 2017-18


Scottsburg Kiwanis Club Corporate Member, Austin Tri Hawk donated $2,700 to sponsor the BUG Program for 2017-18PIctured are Mike Murry and Dave Bailey from Austin Tri Hawk and Al Riggle, Secretary of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club.  Bring Up Grades (BUG) is a Kiwanis signature program designed to provide incentives to third graders to improve their grades.  BUG started in Scott County in 2010 at Lexington ES and within five years had spread to every elementary school in Scott County.  Approximately 300 students participate in the program each yearStudents who make the BUG Honor Roll receive a party to celebrate their improvement each grading period.  At the parties the student receives a certificate identifying the subject(s) they improved, a BUG T-Shirt the first time they  make the BUG Honor Roll, snacks and prizes.  BUG is a team effortAustin Tri Hawk’s support provides the certificates, T-Shirts and pizza.  Lake Pointe Village provides the ice cream, Hickory Creek,  Stock Yard Bank and Hampton Oaks provide the cookies and cupcakes.  C3BB prints the certificates.  These are all Scottsburg Kiwanis Club Corporate Members.  Kiwanian Doris Marcum donates cookies and Betty Clark and The Kitchen also donate cookiesThanks to all our sponsors for making the BUG Program a success in Scott County!  Your efforts are making a difference for our kids!


The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club presented $800 in scholarship awards to Madyson White, Tanner Craig and Josiah Croasdell


The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club presented $800 in scholarship awards to Madyson White, Tanner Craig and Josiah Croasdell at their dinner meeting at The Kithen on The Square.  Pictured with the students are Kiwanians Maryrose McWhirter and Darryl SmithMadyson is a graduate of Austin High School and will be attending Indiana University to study Resource Management and Marketing; Tanner is a graduate of Austin High School and will be attending Evansville University to study Mechanical Engineering; and Josiah is a graduate of Scottsburg High School and will be attending Taylor University to study Physics and Engineering.  Congratulations to these outstanding students and best wishes as they continue their studies.


High School Conquer

High School Conquer the CHAOS

September 25, 2017

Contact: LeAnn Walker

Scott County Partnership



Scott County Partnership Seeking 8 Adult Mentors for High School Conquer

SCOTTSBURG, Ind.—The Scott County Partnership is recruiting volunteers to be Adult Allies at Austin High School for students in grades 11 and 12. Conquer the CHAOS is an invaluable program that helps students to identify goals, the necessary steps to achieve them and support from the Allies along the way. Allies will help the students to build stability for themselves so that they are more likely to have a successful future. 

The students decide their own goals and plan what they want out of the program, high school, and their future. The adult Allies are there for support. “One of the most effective prevention strategies a community can institute is having adult role models collaborating with its youth,” asserts Lori Croasdell, Coordinator for CEASe of Scott County.

As an Ally, you will advocate, support and collaborate with your student by helping them set goals, stay on track with graduation, find resources for college applications, and much more. By offering encouragement, advice, and moral support, the Allies will not only help the student reach goals, but also overcome obstacles throughout the school year. 

Cindy Watts, Austin High School guidance counselor, applauds the program saying, “The students who participated in Conquer the CHAOS last year loved that extra attention and guidance they received to help them move forward and reach their goals. The students looked forward to their weekly meetings with Kim and LeAnn. The more we can connect them with the community and resources now, the more involved and successful they can be when they leave us.  I am very thankful we were able to partner with The Scott County Partnership to offer this wonderful program to our students.” 

The Austin High School Conquer group meets every Friday from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Interested volunteers should contact LeAnn Walker at at 812-752-0980 or email as soon as possible. This program starts right away.


Jessie Milan funeral expenses

I’m just reaching out to my community partners and Rick and Matt as pastors in the community.  You probably know one of our SES students, Jessie Milan, was killed in an accident on Friday afternoon.  He had no life insurance.  There are several Go Fund me accounts going and his mom is looking for any way to pay for the funeral expenses.  I have spoke to Leslie Adams with Adams funeral home and she said anyone can make donations towards his funeral directly to the funeral home (which is what I would advise).  She said donations can be dropped off or mailed in to the Adams-Scottsburg location.  This student was at LES for his KG and 1st grade year.  His brother was at VFES his KG year.  His brother is also a 4th grade student at SES.  I ask that you please have have continuous prayers for this family.


Holly Asdell, LCSW
School Social Worker, SCSD2/Vienna-Finley Elementary School
(812) 752-8925 | (812) 269-6125-text || | 445 Ivan Rogers Dr. Scottsburg, IN 47170 | (812) 752-5379-fax

The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club awarded Kami Owens a $300 scholarship


The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club awarded Kami Owens a $300 scholarship their recent dinner/meeting at The Kitchen on the Square in ScottsburgPictured with Kami is Kiwanis member Brent Inman Kami is a graduate of Austin High School and successfully completed enough dual credits to earn her Associates Degree.  Kami will study marketing and human relations at Indiana University this fall.  Congratulations to Kami and best wishes for her continued studies