School News – February 13

North students shine at contest

Columbus North High School band and orchestra students earned a total of 97 awards at the recent Indiana State School Music Association Solo and Ensemble Contest. North earned 82 golds and 15 silvers.

Also, 48 soloists and 11 ensembles qualified for the state contest at North Central High School in Indianapolis on Feb. 25.

Bullying awareness project

Columbus East student Lillian Hilderbrand has organized a cheer clinic as a way to increase awareness of bullying with her senior project.

The clinic, for ages 5 and older, is noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 25 at Purdue Extension Bartholomew County, 965 Repp Drive.

The cost to attend is $20 and includes lunch and a T-shirt. Register for the event online at

East senior collecting donations

For her senior project, Columbus East High School student Haley Hazard is seeking donations of items for an April 1 garage sale. The site of the sale will be determined at a later date.

All proceeds from the sale will go toward the Adoption Medical Fund at Animal Care Services to help with medical costs, pet care, pet food and to promote adoptions and educational programs. The fund does not use tax dollars and is funded by fines, fees and monetary donations.

From now until March 24, donations of old, gently used clothes, shoes, toys, desk chairs and other items can be given to Hazard.

To make a donation, contact Hazard by calling 812-447-3028, or sending an email to

Kindergarten roundup

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp.’s elementary schools will begin registration for students entering kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year from March 6 to 10.

Any child that is 5 years old by Aug. 1 is eligible for kindergarten.

Each BCSC elementary school will be open from 6 to 7 p.m. March 6 for a Kindergarten Round-up Night to register students. If parents are unable to attend, they can register their child at their home school’s main office from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily March 6 to 10.

All parents must present the following items to register their child for school:

  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Child’s immunization records
  • Proof of residency

The proof of residency can be a utility bill (not a cellphone bill), but the address reflected must match the student’s home address.

Parents should contact the school their child will attend if they have any questions.

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Kaitlyn Evener is an editorial assistant for The Republic. She can be reached at or 812-379-5633.