School News – December 1

Restaurant meals to aid local elementary school

An upcoming dine-to-donate event will benefit the Center Grove Elementary School PTO.

Arby’s, 111 N. State Road 135, Greenwood, will donate a portion of sales from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9.

Central Nine planning college cost workshop

Families who want an idea of how much college will cost can attend a workshop.

Central Nine Career Center, 1999 U.S. 31 South, Greenwood, will present a college cost estimator workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9.

Parents and students can use the online tool, college cost estimator. The workshop will help families with the website and help them interpret results.

$1,000 scholarships available to local students

Johnson County REMC is offering two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors planning to attend an Indiana college or university.

To be eligible, a recipient’s parent or guardian must be REMC members.

Applications are available from a high school guidance counselor; at the REMC office, 750 International Drive, Franklin; and on the agency’s website,

Application deadline is Jan. 31.

Harlem Wizards coming to Whiteland

The Clark-Pleasant Education Foundation is hosting the Harlem Wizards.

The group will perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at Whiteland Community High School, 300 Main St.

The basketball group does tricks, coordinated ball-handling and fancy passing and performs other entertainment feats during a basketball game.

Advanced tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children. Tickets can be purchased at Clark-Pleasant schools and the Whiteland and New Whiteland town halls.

Students of the month announced

Roncalli High School has announced their October students of the month.

They are:

Annie Sullivan, family and consumer science; Nicholas Plahitko, world languages; Ethan Hommel, guidance; Quinn Cecil, industrial technology; Eric Townsend, business and technology; Molly Crosley, health and physical education; Emily Barron, English; Lindsey Overstreet, math; Nate Carpenter, science; Raelyn Watts , communications; Annie Wagner, religious studies; Rachel Barnhorst, social studies; Annie Schrader, fine arts; Khui Shing , S.T.A.R.S. Program.

Robotics team competes in exhibition

A local robotics team placed well at a statewide exhibition.

Red Alert Robotics 1741 of Center Grove High School Red Alert ranked fifth in the qualification rounds with a record of 5-2 and was captain of the fourth-seed alliance at the Cards and Goats Exhibition at Southport High School in October.

Red Alert also won the “Best Display” award for their pit display highlighting their success in the many community and STEM outreach events and activities their team puts on.

Local FFA  packed meals for food bank

Franklin FFA got philanthropic.

The group joined more than 4,200 volunteers that packed meals for Gleaner’s Midwest Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Indiana.

The Indianapolis Colts worked with Indiana Corn Marketing Council for a community program.

The Franklin FFA chapter donated the 216 meals they packed to the Johnson County KIC-IT program.

Local student chosen to serve on youth board

Roncalli High School junior, Shayla Cabalan, was selected to be a member of the Youth Advisory Board for the 2015 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.

Cabban was selected from students nationwide to be a corespondent.

As a correspondent, she participated in solving creative, practical and ethical problems inherent in journalism and media.

As a member of the board, she will talk with conference organizers about program development, speakers, curriculum, marketing and recruitment of students.