Twin Oak fifth-graders are busily preparing for an April 4 trip to BizTown, a Junior Achievement program which provides students with a realistic opportunity to experience how basic economic concepts are applied in the real world.
On Tuesday, Wiggin Street Elementary third-graders joined Opera Columbus cast members on stage at the Memorial Theater for the Youth Enrichment Series performance of “Three Billy Goats Gruff” and entertained fellow third-graders from all around the county.
The Mount Vernon school board was very appreciative and grateful on Monday as more than $89,000 was recently donated to the district.
Christine Keaton’s Freshman Honors English class at Mount Vernon High School is reading “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and on Monday Knox County Common Pleas Judge Richard Wetzel welcomed them to his courtroom so students can better visualize and understand the trial of Tom Robinson in the book.
Centerburg High School on Friday received a call from a community member that their child had seen a posting stating that a young man made specific threats of violence in a Facebook messenger group discussion.
After an executive session to discuss the matter, the Knox County Career Center Board of Education on Thursday approved new three-year contracts for teachers and non-certified employees, and granted said employees a 2 percent raise in base pay.
Another Mount Vernon Nazarene University department will be moving into downtown Mount Vernon, and another venerable old building will be repurposed for 21st-century use.
An outdoor learning pavilion for Columbia Elementary, for both school and community use, will be built this summer thanks to the efforts of Columbia alumnus Logan Kaufman.