School News – November 27

Community for at-risk children now open

An educational community for at-risk boys and girls recently opened in Brown County.

New Song Mission is a 100-acre family-style campus community opened to kids who are struggling with mild behavioral issues.

The organization is enrolling children and youth.

To learn more about enrollment, interested parents, custodial grandparents and referring agencies may contact New Song at 812-372-1004 or info@newsong, or may visit

Roncalli publications win statewide awards

Roncalli High School student journalists won awards at a statewide convention.

Senior yearbook editors Rita Brockman and Maiya Mahoney accepted an award for the Reveille yearbook, which was named a Hoosier Star state finalist at the Indiana High School Press Association fall convention at Franklin College.

Senior newspaper editors Lizzy Hosty and Dave Schrader accepted an award for the “Rebel Review” which also was named a Hoosier Star state finalist.

Hosty received an honorable mention for newspaper news writing, and 2017 graduates Joe Schroeder and Meghan Beaver won second place for newspaper page design.

Walsworth Publishing Company selected the Reveille to be one of four yearbooks to be included in its Gallery of Excellence.

Students earn rank of Eagle Scout

Roncalli High School seniors Andrew Goebel and Kyle Carpenter have become Eagle Scouts.

Carpenter assisted the campus beautification efforts of St. Barnabas Catholic Church. He and his volunteers spent 200 hours building barriers to avoid erosion of a crushed stone walk and also built some storage areas for parish items. They moved more than three tons of retaining wall blocks to complete the stone-edging portion of the project.

Goebel built a mobile concession stand for the Franklin Township Soccer Club.

Apply for county REMC scholarship

Johnson County REMC is offering two $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors planning to attend an Indiana college or university.

A recipient’s parent or guardian must be REMC members.

Applications are available from high school guidance counselors, at the REMC office at 750 International Drive in Franklin and on the utility’s website,

Application deadline is Feb. 2.

Librarian wins statewide award

The media specialist from Clark-Pleasant Middle School has won a statewide award.

Stacey Kern has been selected to receive the 2017 Indiana Library Federation Outstanding New School Librarian Award.

The award recognizes a current school librarian who is making contributions to student learning.

Kern has worked for the school since 2014.

School earns award for credit program

Whiteland Community High School was honored for its dual credit program.

The school was named Dual Enrollment Partner of the Year by Ivy Tech Community College. About 4,561 credits were earned by students in 25 dual credit courses last year.

Greenwood schools hosting chili supper

A Greenwood elementary school is hosting its annual chili supper.

Isom Elementary School’s annual dinner will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 6 at the school, 50 E. Broadway St. A performance of the school’s honor choir will be at 6:30 p.m.

Adults are $5 and children are $3.

Local students collect for hurricane relief

A local chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America students collected items to help with Hurricane Harvey relief.

Whiteland Community High School students collected for the Alpine Independent School District in Houston, Texas.

The collection efforts took place throughout the month of September.

Roncalli names students of the month

Roncalli High School has named their October students of the month.

They are: fine arts, Sam Gervasio; social studies, Kathryn Witsaman; business and technology, Jack Naumovich; math, Garrett Huelskamp; industrial technology, Patrick McManama; religious studies, Brayden Lowery; English, Allison Patrick; science, Tim Adams; S.T.A.R.S. Program, Max Quebe; world languages, Addisyn Hill; health and physical education, Owen Volk; communication, Maiya Mahoney.