School News – February 27

Cupcakes and Canvas event planned

Artists with a sweet tooth can work on a painting while eating a gourmet cupcake.

A Cupcakes and Canvas event will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Central Nine Career Center, 1999 U.S. 31, Greenwood.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 317-888-4401 ext. 268.

Money raised will go to help culinary students compete at a competition.

Roncalli names students of the month

Roncalli High School has announced its January students of the month.

They are:

World languages, Ally Dwyer; fine arts, Elijah Mahan; industrial technology, Stephen Strevels; social studies, Ryan Warren; business and technology, Aidan Burress; English, Jacob Bowman; S.T.A.R.S. Program, Katie Strange; math, Sarah White; health and physical education, Maddie Aldrich; science, Madeline Brown and religious studies, Elizabeth Woodruff.

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 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 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.