Aug. 24 Scoop Briefs

Center Grove food pantry resumes operations

The CARE Pantry has reopened for the year.

The student-run pantry will be open from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Fridays that Center Grove schools are in session. The pantry is at 2911 S. Morgantown Road, Greenwood.

Visitors to the pantry must have photo identification and show proof of residency in Johnson County.

Greenwood program looking for tutors

The Oasis tutoring program at Greenwood Community Schools is recruiting new tutors.

The program offers adults over 50 the chance to help students academically. No educational background is required; training is provided for all new tutors. Training will be in September for this school year.

The program provides a tutor for children who will meet at least one hour a week to provide academic assistance.

Information: 396-3751

Roncalli teacher receives grant

A Roncalli High School teacher has received a grant that will allow him to purchase college-level materials for his students.

Benjamin Grimes, a physics teacher, was awarded one of two $2,500 Catalyst for Quality grants from the Institute for Quality Education.

Grimes will use the grant to provide students with materials similar to those found in a college physics class. The materials used will cover three units and allow students to collect and analyze data for themselves.

The program will be implemented over three years.

High school librarian wins state award

A media specialist at Greenwood Community High School has won a statewide award.

Julia Reynolds won the Indiana Library Federation Outstanding School Librarian Award for 2015.

Recipients must be nominated and must submit recommendation letters from teachers, administrators, students, and other librarians. Nominees also must submit a resume documenting their contribution to the library field.

Winners receive a plaque and attend a dinner at the Indiana Library Federation annual conference in November.

Franklin Lions Club awards 2 scholarships

Two Franklin Community High School alumni won scholarships from the Franklin Lions Club. 

Kristin Leeds received the Robert H. Justice Spirit Award. Leeds will attend Ball State University to major in social studies and education.

Bethany Catlin received the Lloyd Hensley Community Service Grant. Catlin will attend Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she will major in English.