School briefs


Local students named to college honor lists

HANCOCK COUNTY – Several university students with Hancock County ties were recently named to dean’s list for high grade point averages in the fall semester.

Grace Burnell of Greenfield was named to the University of Evansville’s dean’s list. Nicole Lynn Wernimont of New Palestine made the Iowa State University list. Corina Jennings of Greenfield made the Indiana Wesleyan University list. Sadie Miller of New Palestine was named to the Belmont University list. Keryna Barrett of Greenfield was named to the Manchester University list.

Chamber to hear from four school superintendents

GREENFIELD – “The State of Education in Hancock County” will be featured Feb. 7 in a meeting of the Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

The event, at 11:30 a.m. at NineStar Connect, 2243 E. Main St., Greenfield, features all four superintendents of local school districts. Cost is $15 and includes lunch. Register at

MV schools, Gleaners partner for drive-through food pantry

FORTVILLE – A new drive-through food pantry is available for Mt. Vernon district residents.

Gleaners and Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation have partnered to distribute boxes of dry, non-perishable food, meats and more at Mt. Vernon High School twice per month. Cars should line up at door 20 of the school, 8112 N. 200W., Fortville. Upcoming dates are 9-11 a.m. Feb. 14; 4-6 p.m. Feb. 21; 9-11 a.m. March 7 and 4-6 p.m. March 28.

MV band program to host mattress fundraiser

FORTVILLE – The Mt. Vernon High School band program will host a mattress fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at the high school cafeteria.

The fifth annual sale features name brand mattresses with proceeds benefiting the program. For more information, text MVBAND23 to 765-244-6229.

Local scholarships available through Tri Kappa

GREENFIELD – Tri Kappa, a local service sorority, is offering several scholarships to current high school seniors, or adults with a gap in their education that want to further their training.

There are four scholarships, $1,000 each, for graduating high school seniors available. The application is at

Tri Kappa also will offer a scholarship to a female adult with a gap in her education who wants to further her education or training, through the the Mary Ann Strawmyer Picket Continuing Studies Scholarship. The application is at

Finally, a male or a female adult with a gap in their education who wants to further his or her education or training is eligible for the Helen Roath Memorial Scholarship. The applicant may complete an application at

All applications are due by March 31 to [email protected]. For questions, email Heather Seib, [email protected].

Middle school mentor program seeks help

FORTVILLE – The Marauder Mentors program is looking for more adults to commit to one hour a week to mentor a student in middle school.

Mentors are trained, given guidelines and goals, and supported. Interviews and background checks are required. Then next mentor training is Jan. 31. Email [email protected] for questions.

EH to host community meetings

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Eastern Hancock will host its next Community and Family Engagement events Feb. 8, featuring two meetings for the community.

The meeting at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 8 is for community partners, geared for business and leaders in the community to make sure graduates have the skills and attributes needed to be successful after high school.

The event at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8 is for parents and family members of current Royals, in an effort to collaborate and communicate to create an “exceptional school experience.” Both meetings are tentatively planned for the high school library. Pre-registration is encouraged; call 317-936-5444 or visit

Parks studio to host art classes

GREENFIELD – Greenfield Parks and Recreation Art Studio will host heart-themed art classes for children Feb. 8, 15 and 22.

The three-part class is for children in grades K-6 and will be at 5:30 p.m. each day. Pre-registration is required at