School News – February 29

Academy seeks applicants for leaders experience at West Point

About 1,000 current high school juniors from across the nation will be accepted into one of two sessions for the annual Summer Leaders Experience at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.

The first session is May 28 to June 3 and the second is June 4 through 10.

The sessions consist of academics, military training, athletic and social activities. Applicants should have PSAT scores of 60 or higher or SAT scores of 600 or higher or ACT scores of 28 or higher, leadership abilities and athletic ability.

If interested in applying, contact Nate LaMar, military academy liaison officer for east central and southeastern Indiana, by March 15, by emailing

BCSC kindergarten enrollment to begin for children older than 5

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. elementary schools will begin registration for students entering kindergarten for the 2016-17 school year. Registration will be from March 7 to 11.Any child that is 5 years of age by Aug. 1, is eligible for kindergarten. Each BCSC elementary school will be open on Monday, March 7, from 6 to 7 p.m., for a Kindergarten Round-up Night to register kindergarten students. If unable to attend this evening session, parents are welcome to register their child at their home school’s main office during the week of March 7 to 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.All parents must present the following items to register their child for school — the child’s birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency. The proof of residency can be a utility bill (not a cell phone bill), but the address reflected must match the student’s home address.

For questions, please contact the school your child will attend.

Olympiad students heading to state

HOPE — Hauser students are gearing up for the State Science Olympiad competition after coming in fourth overall during the Bloomington regional competition.Hauser’s junior high students, along with their teacher, Deborah Gaff, are advancing to the state competition March 19 at Indiana University.Science Olympiad works to improve science education from kindergarten through high school.

The team, named the Hauser Jets, received medals in eight events at regionals, receiving first place in the Mission Impossible event. This category requires students build a Rube Goldberg-type device before the competition and then complete tasks during competition.

The Hauser Jets will compete in 19 total events at state.