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2008-08-29 00:00:32

By SUELLEN REED Special to the Courier & Press More than 1 million students across Indiana head back to school this month to begin another year of their K-12 education. Some will be going to school for the first time, while others will be anxiously looking forward to graduating this spring. At the same time, far too many Hoosiers will start school already trailing behind their peers. Many will find themselves struggling to catch up and some will become so frustrated with their...

2008-08-06 15:00:46

By Zach Spicer, The Tribune, Seymour, Ind. Aug. 6--CROTHERSVILLE -- Alex McFarland is ready for a challenge. That's exactly what the eighth-grader is going to get this year at Crothersville Junior-Senior High School. "It's going to be a new challenge with new teachers and new stuff to learn," McFarland said as he sat with four other students in Chrystal Street's afternoon eighth -grade writing class. Crothersville Community Schools were the first in Jackson County to start the new...

2008-06-26 15:02:58

By Zach Spicer, The Tribune, Seymour, Ind. Jun. 26--CROTHERSVILLE -- School meal price increases, hirings and resignations were all approved recently when the Crothersville Community Schools Board of Trustees met. For the fall ISTEP+ remediation, instructors hired for the junior-senior high school were Ashley Fountain for math and Clint Waskom for language arts. In the elementary, those hired were Becky Butler, Amy Crawford, Cassondra Dixon, Tina Kilgore, Rebecca Thomas and Chrystal...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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