School News – August 28

Preschool has openings

First Presbyterian Preschool has openings in its Pre-K classes this fall.

Children must be age 4 to be in Pre-K or must turn 4 by Feb. 1 to be in the Young 4s class.

For information: Call 812-376-6277 or visit

Davis graduates from academy

Davis Bishop, Columbus, recently attended Advanced Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

The week-long educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and problem-solving.

Bishop was part of the Advanced Space Academy program, which is designed for trainees who are interested in space exploration. Bishop spent a week training with a team that flew a simulated space mission to Mars. The crew participated in experiments and successfully completed an extra-vehicular activity, or spacewalk, before returning to Earth to graduate with honors.

For more information about the program, visit or call 800-637-7223.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at or (812) 379-5631.