Knox Middle School students are being urged to be proactive when it comes to school safety. Principal Josh Pugh updated the school board last week on a recent school safety convocation led by Starke County Prosecutor Nick Bourff.
The Knox fifth grade class is moving to the middle school this fall. The move was officially approved by the Knox School Board Tuesday. Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart said it will help give students and staff the best learning environment and facilities possible. “We feel that’s critical to this move,” he said, “that when you look at the middle school and that environment, and the facilities that we have there are outstanding, compared to what our fifth graders have here at the elementary.”
The Knox School Board is expected to consider the relocation of fifth grade classes tonight. Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart brought the idea to the school board last month, after a recent facilities study found some extra space at Knox Middle School.
Board members will also decide whether to approve the hiring of a new corporation treasurer and business manager. According to the advance meeting agenda, Dawn Bailey has been recommended to replace Sherry Fort, who’s retiring at the end of next week.
In other business, the Knox School Board is scheduled to hear a park board presentation and get information about the Starke County Community Foundation’s Hardesty Memorial Endowment. Tonight’s Knox School Board meeting starts at 6:30 at the Knox Schools Administrative Office.
The Knox Community School Corporation is looking into moving the fifth grade from the elementary school to the middle school. “There is a rumor going around that fifth grade is moving, possibly, to the middle school, and I want to say that yes, that rumor is true,” Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart told the school board Tuesday. “We have lots of rumors that go around and that one we are looking at, based upon our facilities study by Schmidt.”
Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch will be making a stop in Starke County today.
This afternoon, Crouch will be visiting the SCILL Automation, Robotics and Equipment Maintenance Lab at Knox Middle School. Knox Mayor Dennis Estok will also be in attendance.
According to Communication Specialist Jessica Baker, the lab is the result of a grant received from The Office of Community and Rural Affairs, which is overseen by Lieutenant Governor Crouch. Baker explained that the OCRA grant was for $250,000 with a match of $118,277. Continue reading
The Knox Community School Board held a public hearing Monday night to gather comments on the corporation’s proposal for updates to the Knox High School and additional projects at the two other schools and corporation office.
The Knox Community School Board members will hear public comments on the proposed renovation and improvements to corporation buildings.
Starke Hospital will be holding their annual health fair tomorrow in the Knox Middle School gymnasium. WKVI will be broadcasting live from this free community event which will feature a number of interactive health exhibits, health screenings, healthy snack samples and more.
From 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. a number community vendors will be on site. “Ask a provider” is a feature of the fair where health care professionals from Knox and North Judson will be present to answer various questions.
There also will be CPR and self-defense demonstrations. Free flu-shots for adults will be available while supplies last. They will even hold some for individuals who won’t be able to attend until after 5 p.m.
For more information, visit starkehealth.com or call 574-772-6231.
Local job-seekers are invited to meet with representatives from several Starke County employers today. The Starke County Economic Development Foundation is teaming up with WorkOne to host a job fair. It’ll take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Knox Middle School Auxiliary Gymnasium. Continue reading
Starke County eighth graders will get a taste of the “real world” next week. The annual Reality Store event will take place next Wednesday at Knox Middle School. Continue reading
A North Judson business was honored for 100 years of operation by the Starke County Economic Development Foundation Thursday. American Oak Preserving Company was founded by Frederick and Charley Vorm in 1916, specializing in the preservation of oak leaves for decorative uses. Continue reading
Students interested in attending college will have a few chances this week to learn more about Ancilla College. As part of Indiana College GO! Week, Ancilla enrollment counselors will be visiting several schools around the local area. Continue reading
School registration begins today at the Knox Community School Corporation. The first opportunity for Elementary School registration will be today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration for all three schools takes place tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Continue reading
Hoping to develop successful careers as adults, students from Knox High school and some from the 8th grade will be meeting with college representatives and counselors today at the “Fall Career Fair.” Tomorrow junior high school students will participate in a “mini college fair” during the lunch periods. Continue reading