School News – November 2



Blue and Gold Day set at Franklin College

High school students and their families can get acquainted with Franklin College this week.

The school will have a Blue and Gold Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the college, 101 Branigin Blvd., Franklin.

The day is designed to give high school students a broad overview of the college. Students and their parents will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, talk with students, tour campus and eat lunch with other prospective students. Seniors also have the opportunity to apply to Franklin College during the day and will receive a decision by the end of the program.

Open house planned at local high school

Roncalli High School will have an open house Thursday.

Prospective students in Grades 5 through 8 can attend the open house from 6 to 8 p.m. at the school, 3300 Prague Road, Indianapolis.

Students can visit booths on academic, athletic and extracurricular programs at the school and will be able to speak to current students and educators. Tours of the school will be available.

Reception to honor longtime band director

Students, alumni and colleagues are invited to a banquet to honor a former band and orchestra teacher who taught at Center Grove and headed the Indiana State School Music Association.

Rusty Briel recently retired as executive director and is finishing his career at Harrison Middle School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was orchestra director and assisted with the marching band at Center Grove High School from 1996 to 2000.

The Rusty Briel celebration/alumni band will be Sunday at Center Grove High School.

Briel is aware of the banquet, but the alumni band performance will be a surprise.

For more information about joining the band, visit,

Roncalli announces students of the month

Roncalli High School has announced their September students of the month. They are:

Bethany Rodriguez, English; Sophie Daniel, math; Spencer Fears, religious studies; Eddie Foy, industrial technology; Justin Brown, guidance; Kameron Dreesen, world languages; Helen King, social studies; Kate McNulty, family and consumer science; Ainsley Flask, health and physical education; Shayla Cabalan, communication; Ali Fox, fine arts; Madalyn Jahnke, business and technology; Lindsey Corsaro, science and Rebecca McCabe, S.T.A.R.S. program.

Creekside teachers receive donations

Teachers at Creekside Elementary School will have an easier time buying supplies for their classrooms.

Wal-Mart donated $1,000 worth of gift cards to 20 teachers at the school. The cards will be used for classroom supplies and equipment.