Education News Archive - August 02, 2008

By Nancy Bowman Staff Writer TIPP CITY -- A new Tipp City school district resident asked the Board of Education to reconsider the policy of not accepting homeschool students for classes or extracurricular activities.

By Jim Cook, Dothan Eagle, Ala. Aug. 2--Editor's note: This is part of a five-day series on the school systems of the Wiregrass describing what students and parents in each system can expect for the upcoming year.

Fingerprint technology in school canteens will be expanded to make buying lunch easier. Pupils at 10 more secondary schools will be able to set up accounts, topped up by cheques from parents, to pay for lunch. Youngsters will have their fingerprints read to take money from their account.

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Parents of children attending most Evansville public schools will be able to pay textbook rental fees at any Old National Bank branch in Vanderburgh County.

By Sarah Cassidy Education Correspondent The credit crunch has forced at least five fee-paying schools to close, as increasing numbers of parents struggle to afford the fees.

By FA Krift Age: 26 Residence: Ross Occupation: French teacher, North Hills Junior High School Education: Bachelor's degree in secondary education and French, Penn State University; master's degree in world language education, University of Pittsburgh Background: Taught French at Northgate High School, Westinghouse High School and Perry Traditional Academy before arriving at North Hills Junior High.

EVSC CALENDAR (for all schools except Lincoln Elementary) Aug. 7-8: Teacher meetings Aug. 11: First day of school Sept. 1: No school (Labor Day) Oct. 10: No school Nov. 11: No school (Veterans Day) Nov. 27-28: No school (Thanksgiving) Dec. 19: Last day of first semester Dec. 22-Jan.

Evansville parochial high schools Mater Dei 1300 Harmony Way, Evansville. Principal: Timothy Dickel. Phone: 426-2258. Calendar Aug. 4-8: teacher meetings Aug. 11: First day of school Sept. 1: Labor Day, no school Oct. 9: end of first quarter Oct. 10: no school Nov.

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. Superintendent Vincent Bertram is proposing increasing pay for substitute teachers during the coming school year.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.