School News – December 8

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. Tuesday.

Obtain a flier on the school’s Web page.

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. Tuesday.

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

$1,000 REMC 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 bringing

skills 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.

Spell bowl teams compete

at regional championship

Spellers at Sugar Grove Elementary School spelled their way to a regional championship.

The competition included eight rounds with one speller from each school having to spell seven words in each round. Sugar Grove won the competition by edging out North Grove Elementary by two points.

Creekside Elementary School spelled 28 words correctly, finishing tied for first place at the area contest in their division and finishing 34th out of 70 teams statewide.

High school mattress

fundraisers a success

Two local high school bands raised thousands of dollars selling mattresses.

The Franklin Community High School band raised $5,250 with its third annual mattress fundraiser. The Whiteland Community High School Band raised $6,400 in its fourth annual mattress fundraiser. Whiteland’s efforts earned the band an extra $1,000 from the company supplying the mattresses.

Students help hungry

with Thanksgiving meals

Students and staff from Roncalli High School spent the week of Thanksgiving helping the hungry.

Students from the Roncalli Cooking Club gathered to fix portions of Thanksgiving meals to take to Holy Family Shelter. They prepared up turkey, green bean casseroles, cornbread, stuffing and cranberries to serve 60 people.

Students and faculty gathered to load three trucks full of canned food to deliver to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Students were encouraged to donate 70 cans of food each.

Scholarships available

for local students

The Johnson County Community Foundation has several scholarships available for local students.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is a full tuition and required fees scholarship available to current Johnson County high school seniors. To be eligible students must have sustained a meaningful level of volunteer community service and plan to enroll full time at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana.

This scholarship is available to public, private, and homeschool high school seniors with a record of community service.

The Mitzi Harris Martin Healthcare Scholarship is available to adults who are at least 25 years of age at the time of application, and are pursuing advanced education or certification in the long term or geriatric health care field. Those who are already in their program of study must not have completed more than half of their program to be considered eligible.

The George and Marie Buckner Pitcher Charitable Trust Scholarship provides scholarships with first priority to Indian Creek High School senior students.

For students to be eligible, they must be planning to attend Franklin College for the 2015-16 school year, or planning to study or plan to teach family and consumer science classes at an accredited college or university in Indiana.

Applications for all the scholarships are on the community foundation’s website.