Knox Third Grade Teacher Taking Part in IDOE’s Teacher Leaders Bootcamp

A Knox Elementary School teacher is one of 50 Indiana teachers chosen for the state’s inaugural Teacher Leaders Bootcamp. The bootcamp was developed by the Indiana Department of Education to help selected teachers develop their leadership skills and use what they learn to help their schools. The event officially kicked off last week.

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Pugh Named Assistant Principal at Culver Community Middle/High School

Culver Community Schools Superintendent Karen Shuman and Middle/High School Assistant Principal Josh Pugh (photo from Culver Community Middle/High School Facebook page)

A Knox school administrator has been named the new assistant principal at Culver Community Middle/High School. The hiring of Josh Pugh was announced on the school’s Facebook page Monday. The job became open when the school board decided to separate the assistant principal position from the athletic director position last month.

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No Major Concerns Voiced with Knox Schools’ Building Plans during Informational Meeting

Tom Neff with architectural firm Schmidt Associates discusses Knox Schools’ proposed building project during an informational meeting Monday.

No major concerns were raised during a public presentation on the Knox Community School Corporation’s proposed building project Monday. Current plans call for the demolition of the elementary school’s Palmer Wing, and the construction of a new addition extending south from the newer portion of the school.

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Knox School Board Receives Grants from Starke County Community Foundation

Starke County Community Foundation Director of Development Jessica Martinović presents checks to School Board President Kirk Bennett

More than $18,000 in grant funding was presented to the Knox School Board Monday. The school corporation is once again getting $15,000 for Kindergarten Countdown from the Hardesty Memorial Endowment Fund. Director of Curriculum and Instruction Peggy Shidaker told board members that the Countdown camp is designed for any incoming kindergarten student who hasn’t attended preschool.

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Knox Police Cracking Down on Cars Blocking Streets Near Elementary, Middle Schools

Yellow areas are where students are to be dropped off. Green areas are where traffic flow is expected. (graphic provided by Knox City Police Department)

Knox School officials are beginning to see some success with updated drop-off and pickup procedures. Previously, cars had been lining up on local roads around the elementary and middle schools. Knox City Police have asked elementary school parents not to arrive to pick up students before 2:20 p.m. Officers say any cars standing on Culver Road will be issued a ticket.

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