The VFES K-Kids are 67 strong and have organized six teams to plan projects and fundraisers for their school and community. They have already donated goods and money to the Riley Children’s Hospital Kiwanis Parent Comfort Cart. Pictured are some of the students using their lunch period to plan a project. Kara Dulaney is the Faculty Advisor for the VFES K-Kids. The K-Kids learn leadership skills through community service.
The Vienna Finley Elementary School K-kids collected items and raised money for the Kiwanis Riley Children’s Hospital “Parent Comfort Cart”. The Parent Comfort Cart is manned by Kiwanis volunteers at Riley Children’s Hospital to provide toiletries, snacks, puzzles, etc for parents waiting while their kids are undergoing treatment at Riley. The VFES K-Kids raised the money and collected items to present to Al Riggle to handcarry to the Kiwanis Indiana District Mid Year Convention where they were donated to Kiwanian Marge Crouch who coordinates the Parent Comfort Cart.The K-Kids develop leadership skills while performing community service.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club and Vienna Finley Elementary School chartered the VFES K-Kids three years ago. The K-Kids learn leadership skills while planning service projects in their community and school. Kara Dulaney is the Faculty Advisor and Al Riggle and Eric Mullins are the Kiwanis Advisors. Student officers are President Chloe Mullins, Vice President Sophie Gricius, Secretary Tonya Huffman, Treasurer Cadee Hutton, 5th Grade Director Sophia Kirkman and 4th Grade Director Cason Owens.
Pictured are the students meeting during recess to form teams to work on various service projects. There are 67 students in the VFES K-Kids. The teams will meet to plan and organize their projects. One of the projects they’re planning is to participate in the Scott County Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake. They hope to enter two teams and are raising money for this project. Please let me or Eric Mullins know if anyone would like to donate to their efforts.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club recognized 116 third graders in Scott County for making the BUG Honor Roll the end of the second grading period. To make the BUG Honor Roll (Bring Up Grades) the students must improve at least one grade in at least one subject and not go down in any other subjects. Students earning this recognition are provided a party, a certificate identifying the subject(s) they improved, snacks, prizes and a BUG T-Shirt the first time they make the BUG Honor Roll. This grading period, sixteen students at Vienna Finley Elementary School improved their grades. BUG Honor Roll students in Ms Dulaney’s class are Hudson Garten, Gage Densford and Regan Kiefer. BUG Honor Roll students in Ms Lucas’ class are Izabelle Allgood, Porter Banister, Eli Combs, LeAndra Schooner, Emily Taylor and Hayden Thomas. BUG Honor Roll students in Ms Thomas’ class are Luke Arbuckle, Bella Crites, Addison Elliott, Charlie Garcia, Katherine Hancock, Jarin Luttrell and Alan Wilson. Pictured with the students is Kiwanian Tiffany Barrett, VFES Principal. Congratulations to each of these students for their hard work and success this grading period. The BUG Program is made possible by the sponsorship of Austin Tri Hawk who also provided the snacks. BUG is an academic incentive program provided by the Kiwanis Club in partnership with Scott County School Districts 1 & 2.
The Vienna Finley Elementary School K-Kids held their ceremony to install new officers for 2017-18 and induct new members into the club. President Rachel Pelfrey of the SHS Key Club and President Sarah Everett of the SMS Builders Club installed the new officers. There are sixty-seven members in the VFES K-Kids. Kara Dulaney and Alyssa Elam are the Faculty Advisors and Al Riggle and Eric Mullins are the Kiwanis Advisors. New members inducted into the VFES K-Kids areAbby Padgett, Abry Justice, Addy Akers, Aiden Cornelius, Alaina Lee, Alexsiya Scott, Bailee Amos, Bailee Loudermilch, Ben Nunley, Blayden Kimberlin, Brandt Kendall, Byrlee Busick, Cadee Helton, Caden Howell, Cameron Harrison, Camille King, Cason Owens, Chase Vaughn, Clayton Kock, Conner McDill, Daniel Jones, Danielle Nay, Danny McDonald, Desmond Hatton, Donnie Towne, Garrett McClellan, Jace Luttrell, Jesse Cochran, Jordan Lewis, Justus Jackson, Khloe Brown, Kinsey Juntunen, Lillian Jones, Lillie Broadus, Lily Siekman, Madilyn Holliday, Madison Brown, Marina Chandler, Marley Flennor, Mia Boiles, Myca Buckel, Neveah Witt, Paris Robbins, Sam Deshong, Scarlett Herald, Sophia Kirkman, Sophie Gricius, Taylor Busick, Taylor Hackett, Trevin Baldwin, Tristyn Beaver, Tucker Doriot and Wyatt Righthouse. The VFES K-Kids were chartered in February 2016 and were recognized by Kiwanis International as an Honor Club for 2015-16. They were nominated in 2017 for the Mayor’s Good Neighbor Award in the Youth Category. K-Kids is an international organization for elementary school students imbedded in the philosophy of building character and developing leadership through community service. The vision is to develop competent, capable, caring leaders through the vehicle of service. K-Kids is one of the Kiwanis family of clubs in the Service Leadership Program. These young students develop and carry out service projects for their school and community. They also participate in fundraising projects and use the money earned to support local charities or school concerns. Congratulations to the VFES K-Kids!
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club recognized twenty-three third graders for making the BUG Honor Roll the first grading period at Vienna Finley Elementary School. BUG (Bring 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 other subjects that grading period. BUG Honor Roll students receive a party thrown by the Kiwanis Club, a certificate identifying the subject(s) they improved, snacks and a BUG T-shirt the first time they make the BUG Honor Roll. BUG Honor Roll students in Mrs Dulaney’s class are Shelby Crone, Gage Densford, Hudson Garten, Cella Hutton, Kaylynn Overfield, Jules Paris, Jarred Richey and Michael Wolf. BUG Honor Roll students in Mrs Lucas’ class are Izabelle Allgood, Porter Banister, Eli Combs, Lillian Kaness, Brianna Leake, Aryana McCurry, Maddy McNeely, Treyton Roll and Jimmy Wimsatt. BUG Honor Roll students in Mr Thomas’ class are Dakota Burton, Charlie Garcia, Kylie Hunter, Jarin Luttrell, Isiah Roll and Alan Wilson. BUG is made possible by the generous support of our sponsor and Kiwanis corporate member Austin Tri Hawk. Snacks were provided by The Kitchen. Congratulations to these outstanding students!
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club hosted a BUG Party at Vienna Finley Elementary School to celebrate thirty students who made the BUG Honor Roll. BUG is a Kiwanis signature program designed to provide incentives to third graders to improve their grades. BUG stands for Bring Up Grades and a student must improve at least one grade in at least one subject and not go down in any other subjects to make the BUG Honor Roll. BUG Honor Roll students are provided a party to celebrate their achievement with snacks, prizes, BUG T-Shirts for the first time BUG Honor Roll students and a certificate that identifies the subject(s) they improved signed by their teacher and the Principal. BUG Honor Roll students for Ms Lucas’ class are Addy Akers, Noah Ault, Trevin Baldwin, Brylee Busick, Taylor Busick, Colters Campbell, Lola Hall, Scarlett Herald, Lillian Jones, Abby Padgett, Rhiannon Sieg, Lily Siekman, Hobie Spicer, Taeson Stutsman, Mathew Ross and Justin Jackson. BUG Honor Roll students for Ms Thomas’ class are Lillie Broadus, Tucker Doriot, Marley Fleenor, Sophie Gricius, Jace Luttrell, Ben Nunley and Cason Owens. BUG Honor Roll students for Ms Broady’s class are Addison Binkley, Cadee Helton, Olivia Spellman, Kyra Johnson, Anthony Mayo and Mia Voiles. Pizza was provided to the students for this BUG Party. Congratulations to all these students for their hard work improving their grades. The Kiwanis wish each of them the best as they move on to the 4th grade!
The Vienna Finley K-Kids were nominated for the Good Neighbor Award in the Church/SchoolCivic/Other Youth Group Category for 2017. K-Kids Briana Busick and Jaylee Chandler attended the Good Neighbor Award Banquet to receive their award and recognition on 16 June 2017. Since they were chartered in 2016, the K-Kids have been active in service projects both at Vienna Finley Elementary School and in the community including participating in the Scott County Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake where they raised over $400, setting up a pinwheel garden at VFES to raise awareness of Child Abuse during Child Abuse Prevention Month, collecting donations for UNICEF by participating in Trick or Treat for UNICEF, and learning about the Dwight Chamberlain Raptor Center as part of their effort to support the Raptor Center. Pictured are from left to right in the back row: Kiwanis Advisor Al Riggle, VFES Principal Tiffany Barrett, Matt Busick, Angela Busick, Scottsburg Mayor Bill Graham, Stephen Carey, VFES Faculty Advisor Katie Sawin. Front row: Taylor Busick, Fafe Busick, Briana Busick and Jaylee Chandler. The K-Kids is one of the Kiwanis sponsored Service Leadership Programs designed to develop leadership skills through community service. The students elect their own officers, form their own committees and determine what projects they would like to do. The VFES K-Kids earned Honor Club status in 2016.