Rushville Republican


December 17, 2012

RCS looking at “balanced” calendar

RUSHVILLE — The Rush County Schools Board of Trustees recently met in regular session.

RCHS principal Matt Vance and RCHS Radio/TV instructor Ed Small reported on the RushShelby Energy Cooperative Project.

Vance indicated that in cooperation with RushShelby Energy, students were afforded the opportunity to work on feature length productions for RushShelby Energy.

This project came about through the vision of Dave Sheets of RushShelby Energy and in cooperation with RCHS. In partnership, RCHS produced feature length productions and received equipment for this project.

As a result, RCHS has five new video cameras, editing equipment, and built two new studios.

Six students went on location to document an electrical pole replacement. They also documented interviews with lineman and three RushShelby Energy facility interviews.

“This was a neat hands-on experience for our students,” Small said.

In one instance, a student shot video from a bucket truck. One of the major projects was shooting a High Voltage Demonstration. This was shot on location with four cameras in real time.

A portion of the end product (video) was shared with the board. Further, a demonstration of the AR Drone 2.0 was given; this is a computerized drone that shoots from the air.

A modified balanced 2013-2014 school calendar was shared. The potential calendar for next year will have at least 90 days per semester. The first semester would end by Christmas and spring break would be the last full week of March, with weather days built in.

In the modified calendar, there would be a full week for fall break and a full week for spring break. This proposed calendar also indicates two full weeks for Christmas break and a four day weekend in February. Fayette County may adopt the same calendar as consideration is given to vocational school students.

Final approval/adoption will take place at the January or February board meeting.

In further action, the board approved the overnight/out-of-state trip request for the RCHS U.S. Government summer school class to go to Washington, D.C. June 3 to 9, 2013 (under the direction of Jeff McDaniel).

It was recommended that the Arlington property sale to the highest bidder, Nancy and Jr. Newton, be approved.

The high bid for the combination of Tract 1 and 2 totaled $5,600. The board approved the closing on the property as well as any documentation needed for finalization of the sale. It was further recommended that the income from this sale be deposited into the Legacy Fund.

During board member comments, outgoing board member Jane Carter was praised by her peers.

Carter thanked her fellow board members for their kind words and said that eight years went by fast and a lot has happened.

“My biggest goal was to do something positive with the county schools and I’m pleased with what happened. It has been an enjoyable time and I appreciate all the board has done/and is doing,” she said.

The next Rush County Schools board meeting is 7 p.m. Jan. 8, 2013 at the RCS Administrative Office, 330 West Eighth Street, Rushville.


Text Only
  • How to deal with nuisance wild animals Most people enjoy watching wildlife and sometimes even interacting with critters on occasion. One of my favorite activities is keeping the bird feeder well supplied and seeing Hoosier song birds up close and personal. Sometimes there are situations w

    April 22, 2014

  • Briefs Obituaries Marvin Cox, 67 Larry Dean Maupin, 68 Michael Tungate, 60 Thanks! The Rushville Republican thanks the following persons for their subscription to and support of this newspaper: John Owen Alan Amos Events Not-for-profits may submit upcoming

    April 22, 2014

  • 1 nws rv 042214 dark aisles Library continues 'It's overdue, renew' campaign Since the Rushville Public Library opened its doors in 1910, the library has been through changes. The original library was a two-room facility located in the county courthouse. In the late 1920's, a combination of public and private monies funded th

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • 1 fd glenwood 042214 pic Improvements made to Glenwood Community Center Thanks in large part to a Rush County Community Foundation Grant (RCCFG), the Glenwood Community Center recently had new windows installed. The center was built in 1970 and has served the rural community since that time as a meeting site for the town

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 1 fd comms 042214 pic 'Chicken Ordinance' returned to BZA unsigned Meeting for the second time in their new home, the Assembly Room of the county courthouse, the county commissioners needed the additional space as a result of the number of those in attendance Monday. A number of those on hand came to voice their con

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 2 nws-rv-042214-Mohr candidacy pic Gerald Mohr announces candidacy for County Council District One Gerald Mohr is married to Anita (Smith) Mohr and they are parents to Brian (Katie) Mohr and Brett (Andrea) Mohr. They are proud grandparents to Hailey, Spencer, Carter and Asha Mohr. Gerald started his career in Rush County upon graduation from India

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Meal time request, 'May I be excused from the table please?' In a day and age filled with fast food dining and other meals consumed on the living room coffee table, I grew up in a different time. My mother and father were rigid about a number of things, but few things had my attention more than at meal times.

    April 22, 2014

  • sch-rv041814-school lunch pic More than half of local students get lunch assistance The share of students at Greensburg Community Schools who get free and reduced lunches has spiked by about a third in the last five years. Fifty-one percent of Greensburg students get help through the federal school lunch program, according to the In

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Purdue events calendar Events in this calendar, plus many others, are listed in Purdue's online calendar at ENTERTAINMENT • April 17. 7:30 p.m. Loeb Playhouse. Brad Mehldau jazz piano trio, presented by Purdue Convocations. Ticket holders are in

    April 18, 2014

  • Court appearances near for park vandals As the result of a news article in the March 14 edition of the Rushville Republican, officers from the Rushville Police Department arrested two individuals in connection with vandalism in South Veterans Memorial Park one day after the news article hi

    April 18, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video
Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Justice Dept. Broadening Criteria for Clemency Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers 'Miss Meadows' Takes Holmes Back to Her Roots Biden: Russia Must Stop Talking, Start Acting David Moyes Out As Manchester United Manager Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet Stowaway Teen Forces Review of Airport Security
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.