School News – October 10

School news

Students donate to C.A.R.E.

Third- and fourth-grade students from CSA-Lincoln served as project managers for their farmers market project and donated half of the money they raised to the Community Animal Rescue Effort (CARE). The students donated $100.

The third-grade students were responsible for making all products such as survival bracelets, scarves and spirit pins that were sold at the farmers market and the fourth-graders had to record all data about selling, including deciding on the prices of the products and how much each cost to make.

Students voted on a charity to support for the project and CARE received the most support, project manager Shawna Nester said.

New scholarship

The Commission for Higher Education announced a new scholarship program for Hoosier students looking to become a teacher.

The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship Program offers up to $7,500 for each year of college for up to 200 education students.

To be eligible a student must either:

Graduate in the top 20 percent of their class

Earn a score in the top 20th percentile on the SAT or ACT

Other eligibility requirements include:

Earning at least a 3.0 GPA

Completing 30 or more credit hours each academic year

Obtaining a teaching license

Committing to teach in Indiana for five consecutive years upon receiving their degree.

Applications open Nov. 1 and will be accepted through Dec. 31. Students wanting to apply must be nominated by a teacher and submit the nomination form to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Students can complete the nomination form before the application opens.

Information: learnmoreindiana.org/NextTeacher

Nature classroom certified

The Cummins Child Development Center’s new Nature Explorer Classroom received its certification through the Nature Explore program — a collaboration of the Dimensions Educational Research and Arbor Day foundations.

The classroom encourages outdoor learning and exploration to foster both respect for and knowledge of nature.

With their certification comes membership to 340 similar spaces throughout the nation.

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Kaitlyn Evener is an editorial assistant for The Republic. She can be reached at kevener@therepublic.com or 812-379-5645.