School News – February 13

Students win DAR citizenship award

Two high school students have received an award for good citizenship.Ally Parramore from Franklin Community High School and Allie Boyd from Indian Creek High School won the The DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest.

The award recognizes and rewards individuals who demonstrate dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in their homes, schools and communities. These students are selected by their teachers and community members.

Elementary students in art competition

Student artists at Clark Elementary School are competing in an art competition.Students made artwork for the 65th Symphony in Color competition for grades 1 through 6. The contest is sponsored by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Association.

Rylie Clark, Noah Sample, Kameron Hacker, Brooklyn Shipp, Lanaysia Kohr, Tia Bui and ChyAnn Hefley’s art was chosen to represent the school in the contest. Adriane Gieseking’s art was selected as Best of Show at the school.

Autism support group planned for parents

Parents with a child recently diagnosed with autism can get help at a support group. Marci Wheeler from the Indiana Resource Center for Autism will present information on the next steps for families with a child recently diagnosed with autism.The meeting is co-sponsored by Special Services Johnson County and the Johnson County Autism Support Group.The meeting is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Earlywood Education Center, 500 Earlywood Drive, Franklin.

Parents are asked to RSVP to Kris Baker at or 317-738-5459

High school hall of fame seeking alumni

Franklin Community High School alumni have a chance to be in their school’s hall of fame. Franklin schools is accepting nominations for its 2017 Hall of Fame.The Alumni Hall of Fame was created to honor distinguished graduates. The nominee must exemplify the school district’s guiding principles of communication, individual student growth, collaboration, systemic continuous improvement and trust.

The nomination form is available at franklin The deadline to submit nominations is March 13.

Legislator looking for students to be pages

State Rep. Woody Burton, R-Whiteland, is encouraging local students to apply for the Statehouse Page Program.The program gives students ages 13 to 18 the opportunity to interact with lawmakers and see how the government works. Students will get a tour of the Statehouse, including the governor’s office and House, Senate and Supreme Court chambers. Pages also will get a peek at committee meetings and floor sessions.

Pages will help Burton with his daily activities.

Students interested in serving as a House page should call 1-800-382-9841.

Pages will have an excused absence from school and are responsible for finding their own transportation to and from the Statehouse.

Recommended days to serve are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays when the House is in session.

Volunteers needed for home-school bee

Volunteers are needed to organize a spelling bee for home-schooled students in Johnson County. The winner of the bee would serve as the home-school representative at the 2017 Johnson County Spelling Bee.Johnson County students in grades 3, 4 and 5 are eligible to participate.

The home-school spelling bee would need to be conducted before April 8, which is the entry deadline for the county bee.

The Johnson County Spelling Bee will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. April 18 at Creekside Elementary School in Franklin.

People interested should contact the Daily Journal at 317-736-2770.