There will be no school Wednesday, November 23rd through Friday November 25th due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Support Your Child’s Education from Home

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Volunteering in the classroom is not always something parents can do. Luckily, it isn’t the only way to foster your child’s education. According to the National Education Association (NEA), here are four tips for what parents can do outside the classroom to help their child succeed. 

  1. Create a home environment that encourages learning and schoolwork. Establish a daily routine of mealtimes with time for homework, chores and bedtime.
  2. Reinforce learning at home and show your child the skills they’re learning are applicable to everyday life. For example, if your child is learning about measuring, bake with them in the kitchen and bring that skill to life.
  3. Let your child see you reading, writing, using math and technology.  
  4. Read all information that comes from school (emails, flyers, etc.) to help you stay on top of what your child is learning.

March is Reading Month

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Reading is celebrated across the nation during the month of March. Crothersville has many activities planned in our buildings, but you can also celebrate at home with your child. Here are some great ways to incorporate reading into the month of March, and beyond.

  1. Go Book Shopping. This can be done anywhere from Barnes & Noble, Amazon or the library. Ask friends, librarians and teachers for some great book recommendations.
  2. Get Comfortable. Designate a special spot in your house for reading. Fill it with pillows, blankets and books. It doesn’t have to be big.
  3. Set Aside Family Reading Time. It is a lot easier to get everyone reading if everyone is doing it together. Set aside a designated amount of time each night. This may include reading a book as a family or everyone reading on their own.
  4. Celebrate With a Movie. As a family you can choose a book that also has a movie. After you read the book together, you can all settle in and watch the movie together. You can even have a discussion about which one you thought was better and why.

Crothersville Welcomes Interim Superintendent

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The Crothersville Board of Education has approved the hire of Rob Hooker. Hooker is a former teacher with experience in grades 4, 5 and 6 for 10 years. After that he worked as an assistant principal and a principal before moving into the central office for Jennings County School Corporation. Hooker spent 10 ½ years as superintendent of Scott County School District 2 before retiring. He came out of retirement in the fall of 2012 to serve as interim superintendent of Seymour Community School Corp. and had the interim tag removed in the spring of 2013. At the end of 2018, he retired for the second time.

During his time in Seymour, the district expanded programs, including special education and vocational offerings, upgraded academic and athletic facilities, including the addition of the new agriculture building, and improved safety at school buildings. Hooker shared his thoughts about his new position “This is just an opportunity and a challenge to do something in retirement,” Hooker said. “I am excited and nervous to take this on. I can’t think of anything I haven’t been challenged to do in education. Education is one of the greatest professions in the world.”

Hooker plans to work for the district two days a week. He will help pave the way for a permanent superintendent come July 1.