School News – January 29

Deadline nears for dual language program

The application deadline is approaching for this fall’s Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. dual language program.

The program, offered at Clifty Creek Elementary School, will allow prekindergarten and kindergarten students to learn in a bilingual classroom. Under the voluntary program, students will be taught how to read and write in English and Spanish by a native Spanish speaker.

Applications for the program are available on the district’s website,, and will be accepted through Feb. 5. The district plans to charge a $160 weekly fee for students interested in the pre-kindergarten program, while a reduced rate of $60 will be offered for families meeting free/reduced guidelines.

There is no fee for students enrolled in the kindergarten dual language program. Families who are accepted into the program will be notified Feb. 9.

For more information, contact Clifty Creek principal Michael Parsons at or Denise Recarte, BCSC director of the English Language Learning program, at

Little Seeds preschool accepting applications

A preschool program Community Church of Columbus is accepting applications for this fall.

The Little Seeds preschool is enrolling 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds for the program at the church, 3850 N. Marr Road. Applications may be picked up from 8 a.m. to noon at the office Monday through Friday.

For more information, call Connie Radovanovic at 812-376-0721.

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Matt Kent is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at 812-379-5712 or