Community Closet Gives Students Access to Clothing

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A new initiative by Crothersville principals aims to prevent students from having to wear the same clothing items to school multiple days in a row. Junior-Senior high school principal Adam Robinson and elementary principal Drew Markel started Community Closest, which converted a classroom into a place where students can go to get clothes, toiletries and food items.

The projected first gained headway when the principals spoke about it at their community meetings, which is when they started to receive monetary donations.

One goal of the Community Closet is to keep it as anonymous as possible. There is a camera in the closest, but no one stays in the room to monitor the children. This way, students can enter the closet without fearing that their peers might find out.

Thus far, the most popular items is deodorant. Currently the other toiletries offered are shampoo, soap and toothpaste. The project and the items the closet provides will continue to evolve as the principals continue to learn the students’ needs.

High School Adds 3D Printer

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Thanks to a suggestion by student Noah Hoskins, a member of the Class of 2018, Crothersville Jr.-Sr. High School will have a 3D printer. After Noah informed one of his teachers how great it would be for the school to have a 3D printer, teacher Linda Meyers applied for and received an EcO Network STEM/Manufacturing Grant. At Crothersville, teachers value their students’ suggestions.

The Monoprice Mini Select 3D Printer will benefit students interested in a variety of STEM-related areas, especially engineering. It will also benefit the Crothersville robotics program, which can use the printer to help add parts and possibly functions to its robots.

Students at both the middle school and high school will have access to the printer with some supervision.


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Registration for the upcoming school year 2018-19 will be held on Thursday, July 26th from 8:00 – 8:00 in the High School Tiger Lobby. Everyone needs to attend this event so that all information is updated.