Education News Archive - July 23, 2008

The headteacher of Colyton Grammar School has retired after 32 years at the school. Barry Sindall, who has been headteacher since January 1991, has worked hard to help young people explore their potential.

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Schoolchildren with limited English skills need to be kept in traditional classrooms rather than pulled out and taught separately, two university educators said recently. The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp.

Judy Berry has been selected as Putnam County Teacher of the Year for 2008-09. Nominated by her peers at George Washington Elementary School where she teaches first grade, Berry was first named Elementary School Teacher of the Year before attaining county Teacher of the Year status.

By Richard Garner Education Editor FIFTEEN SCHOOLS yesterday became the first state schools to ditch A-levels in favour of a more traditional rival.

WINFIELD - After spending 25 years in middle school teaching and administration, Lexie Damous was a little apprehensive to move to elementary education. She need not have worried.

By Judy Kroeger The Mt. Pleasant Area School Board hired several people for the 2008-2009 school year. During a special meeting Monday, directors hired teachers and support staff. All hires were approved 8-0, with Director Carolyn Yoder absent.

IN TWO years' time the Government wants all primary schools to be teaching pupils a foreign language from the age of seven. But a teacher at one Yorkshire primary school is already helping to lead the way having spent five years giving French and Spanish lessons to children as young as four.

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com MOUNT VERNON, Ind. - Two Mount Vernon elementary schools with roots in the 1950s will look a lot newer when school starts next month.

Gov. Joe Manchin says county school boards and state lawmakers should begin investigating year-round schooling, a system he says could make for a stronger work force in the future.

Sarah Longfield, who graduated from Hempstead High School in May, was recently rewarded by the National Merit Scholarship Program for her academic achievements. She joined five other area high school graduates who were named National Merit Scholars in late May.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.