School News – March 5

Foundation hires new fundraising coordinator

Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation has hired a fundraising coordinator.

Jess Schnepp will focus on raising community awareness of what the foundation has to offer to students and staff in the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. and as a community partner, said Suzi Bruin, foundation executive director. Schnepp, who also will help the foundation secure funding, most recently worked as fundraising coordinator serving on a committee for a playground project at Columbus Signature Academy Lincoln Elementary School known as the Linden Project.

4 local students advance in state competition

Four students from Northside Middle School have advanced to the Mathcounts state competition.

Matthew Liu, Sam Hobbeneydar, Rishi Rao and Aditya Banerjee will compete March 10 at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute. The Mathcounts Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Alexandria, Virginia, provides math programs to middle school students across the country.

Children’s choir concert to benefit Love Chapel

Students from the Columbus Indiana Children’s Choir will be performing in a concert to benefit Love Chapel.

The annual Love Chapel gift concert will be from 7 to 7:40 p.m. Thursday at Smith Elementary School. Individuals who attend are asked to bring a nonperishable item for the Love Chapel food pantry.

The concert is free and open to the public.

BCSC opens kindergarten enrollment for 2018-19

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. will have kindergarten enrollment for the 2018-19 school year this week.

Enrollment will begin today and continue through Friday, with each BCSC elementary school having an open house from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday to enroll students. Any child who is age 5 by Aug. 1 is eligible for kindergarten.

All parents must bring their child’s birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency for enrollment. Proof of residency can be a utility bill, but the address must reflect the student’s home address.

Individuals who are not able to attend the evening open house can enroll their child at their home school’s main office this week from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, parents should contact the school where they plan to enroll their student.

East club accepting T-shirt orders to support teacher

The Columbus East High School Key Club is accepting orders for T-shirts to support East social studies teacher Tony Pottorff, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last summer.

Key Club members will take orders for “Tony’s Fight” shirts during 5A and 5B outside the office areas. Only cash or checks made out to CEHS will be accepted for the shirts, which are $15 each, and must be paid at the time of the order.

Individuals who are unable to make it during 5A or 5B are asked to visit Michelle Burnett in room 245 to place their orders. The deadline to order a shirt is by the end of the day Thursday.

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