School briefs


Kindergarten 101 registration open

GREENFIELD – Registration is open for Kindergarten 101, a free, week-long program for incoming kindergarteners that will teach basic skills for a successful school year. The program is sponsored by Purdue University Extension Hancock County.

The Greenfield-Central K101 program is July 18-22 with morning and afternoon sessions. For questions, contact Alisha Savage, GCSC early childhood coordinator, at [email protected] or 317-462-4491 ext. 41212. Register at

Eastern Hancock’s K101 is July 25-29. Register by June 15 at For questions, contact Mandy Gray, [email protected] or 317-462-1113.

Savides to graduate from USU

GREENFIELD – Greenfield resident Kimberly Savides is a candidate to graduate from Utah State University with a graduate certificate in geographic information science. She is among the 6,588 students eligible to receive degrees and certificates from USU’s statewide campuses or USU online.

Johnson earns nursing degree from BJU

GREENFIELD – Anna Johnson of Greenfield was among over 600 students who graduated from Bob Jones University May 6. Johnson graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in nursing. Located in Greenville, South Carolina, BJU offers an accredited Christian liberal arts education.

MVHS seeks host families for exchange students

FORTVILLE – Mt. Vernon High School is seeking host families for incoming foreign exchange students for the 2022-2023 school year. Students will be arriving from Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Japan and Brazil. Those interested may contact [email protected]

Children’s choir to host summer camp

GREENFIELD – Hancock County Children’s Choir will host a one-day summer camp June 13 called “The Music in Me.” Guest clinician Ruth Dwyer will be at the camp for children ages 5 to 18. No experience or commitment is necessary; a $10 assessment fee is optional for prospective students into the choir. For details, visit, email [email protected] or call 317-620-0096.

Youth sports programs available

GREENFIELD – Several youth sports programs are available this summer.

Students in grades kindergarten through sixth can take part in a free Mini Cougar Track Camp 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 21 at Greenfield Central Junior High School. Participants can try several track events. Early registration is recommended; email [email protected] An optional $10 t-shirt is available for pre-order.

A boys basketball summer camp is May 31-June 3 at the Greenfield-Central High School Fieldhouse for incoming first- through eight-grade students. Cost is $50 and registration can be sent to the Greenfield-Central Athletic Office, 810 N. Broadway St., Greenfield. Email Luke Meredith, [email protected] for details.

A summer youth tennis class will be June 6-July 14 at New Palestine High School through National Junior Tennis League of Indianapolis. The program is for youth ages 5-18 aid is $75; scholarships are available. Call 317-429-9965 or visit for more.

Teacher mini grants available through credit union

NEW CASTLE – Teacher mini grant applications are open to local teachers. Eastern Indiana Federal Credit Union is starting a “People Helping People” mini grant program for certified elementary education teachers at public schools in Hancock, Henry, Delaware and Madison counties and are members of the union. Grants are up to $200 and are to help engage students or facilitate classroom learning.

Applications are due June 30 and may be found at or in the lobby of EIFCU, 801 S. Memorial Drive, New Castle.


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