The Washington Times-Herald

Local News

January 16, 2013

ND sets 2013-14 school calendar

LOOGOOTEE — The North Daviess school calendar for next school year was set at Monday evening’s school board meeting, and several appointments were made.

School begins for students Aug. 13, with teachers reporting for a half day on Aug. 12.

School is closed Sept. 2 for Labor Day and Oct. 15 marks the end of the first grading period. School will dismiss Oct. 18 for fall break, and Thanksgiving break is Nov. 27 through Nov. 29.

The first semester ends Dec. 30. Christmas vacation is Dec. 23 through Jan. 3. The second semester begins Jan. 6.

March 7 is the end of the third grading period. March 24 through March 28 is spring vacation, and school is dismissed for Good Friday Apr. 18.

The last student day will be May 22, 2014, and graduation is set for May 23.

Snow days built into the schedule by priority include: Feb. 17,May 9, April 21 and May 23.

The calendar includes 180 student days with teachers attending an extra half day.


 Extracurricular activity appointments included: Chalee Swartzentruber, Mackenzie Clark and Dwain Joliff as volunteer assistant volleyball coaches for the spring; and Adam Carroll, assistant baseball coach.

Other business appointments were: Glenda O’Connor, corporation treasurer; Elizabeth Fitzgerald, corporation secretary and deputy treasurer, and board recording secretary; Grant Swartzentruber, corporation attorney; Robert Bell, Twin Rivers representative, special education co-op representative and special education authorization agreement; Marlene Swartzentruber, high school ECA treasurer; Annie Miller, elementary ECA treasurer; and Ronetta Bough, food service director.

The board also approved the certified retirement of Shelly Crooks effective Feb. 6. Crooks had served the corporation for 12 1/2 years.

A field trip to the National Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky., Feb. 13 was approved.

High School Principal Jed Jerrels reported that 55 percent of the high school body was registered for the dual credit course with Oakland City University in the spring semester. One hundred and fifty students were registered for the spring and were taking 1,828 credit hours.

Board members voted for present members Bud Woodruff to remain as president, Tom Nugent as vice-president and Rob Dove as secretary.

The board also voted to continue meeting on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

Text Only
Local News
  • citytowergraphic.jpg High but not dry

    The city of Washington is constructing a 600,000-gallon water tower east of the city. Here's some information supplied by the city on the new tower.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - WT041814 - CoatsMug - NBS GOP set for Lincoln-Reagan Day celebration U.S. Sen. Dan Coats will be the featured speaker at the annual Daviess County Republican Lincoln-Reagan dinner. The dinner is set for April 22 at the Padaco event center. "Senator Coats is always a big draw at Lincoln Day dinners across the state and

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Highway of dreams approaching final phase For decades community leaders in southwestern Indiana dreamed of an interstate highway that would connect Indianapolis and Evansville. Now, that project is one contract from becoming a reality. The Indiana Department of Transportation and the Indian

    April 18, 2014

  • Andrews to hold book signing on Saturday Southern Indiana author Sandy (Morris) Andrews will be signing books and meeting fans of historical fiction books at A Touch of Heaven Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Andrews, from Cynthiana, a small town just northwest of Evansvill

    April 18, 2014

  • Friday's Area Briefs Clarification In the April 16 story "Daviess County hires help for human resource issues" that the Times Herald reported, the human resources contract was one of several agreements made this week by the commissioners. The commissioners also signed tw

    April 18, 2014

  • Sports Briefs Hatchets fall to Jasper JASPER -- The Washington softball team lost 13-0 to Jasper Wednesday evening. The Hatchets get no rest with road games against Southridge Thursday night and Loogootee Friday night. Washington coach Bret Graber has cautioned hi

    April 18, 2014

  • 4H Extension services celebrate 100 years Extension services celebrate 100 years By Lindsay Owens Times Herald

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - WT041714 - LocalGraduationRates - NBS Local schools improve on graduation rates Every Daviess County high school improved on graduation rates for 2013, according to data from the state Department of Education released Wednesday. In fact, all the schools were over 90 percent of its students graduating. The state average for 2013

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Murphy FF pic SAVING lives While speaking at a national conference to fire trainers, Governor Mike Pence congratulated Washington firefighters and their role in Indiana's dedication to fire training. About nine years ago, the two firefighters, along with other members of their

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4 stars for Barr-Reeve Middle-Sr. High School MONTGOMERY -- The Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction has announced the Four-Star schools for 2012-13 and Barr-Reeve Middle-Senior High School is once again on the list. To receive the Four-Star designation a school must be in the top 25th p

    April 17, 2014