The Area Council PTA clothing solution - Hangers -- is planning an Open House on Friday, Oct. 24, from 3:30-6:30 p.m.  Hangers staff will be on hand to guide tours and answer questions.  Light refreshments will be served. 

Hangers is located in the AIS-Diamond campus building.  Entrance to Hangers is at the 800 block of Wedeking Avenue, just east of Stringtown Road.

A benefit for the Jacob Ball Wish Fund, Les Miserables, is planned Oct. 21 and 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy for Innovatives Studies-Diamond campus.

This Broadway musical is being produced to benefit the Wish Fund, establsihed in Spring 2013, when Jacob Andrew Schriber Ball passed away at the young age of 12.  The fund grants wishes of EVSC special education teachers to give their students extraordinary experiences and/or developmental skill builders that would otherwise not be available.

All of the actors in the production are donating their time and expertise to the fund.

The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation has seen “unprecedented and historic improvement” in its school accountability grades, said Superintendent David Smith. “Although the Indiana State Board of Education tabled their approval of school grades until its Nov. 5 meeting, we wanted to share with the community the general improvement the EVSC has seen.  This year, preliminary data shows an increase in schools receiving the letter grade “A,” and now half of our schools are receiving an A or B -- a 300% improvement over two years ago.”

Anyone wanting to learn more about career opportunities in our region, will want to take advantage of the Tour of Opportunity on Saturday, Oct. 18.  There are many locations to tour, and also businesses that can't be toured, will be on-site at cMoe, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To learn more, go to:

EVSC’s Early College is planning its College Quest Open House on Thursday, Oct. 16, from 5:30-6:30 Ivy Tech Community College, Room 115/117. The event is designed for current eighth grade students and their families, in preparation for next school year’s enrollment beginning students high school career.

EVSC students at AIS-First Avenue, and New Tech Institute have been named winners of the city's annual Operation Hot Mess competition. The event - which drew about 500 participants around the Wesselman Park area and other designated parts of Evansville -- collected trash throughout the area.

New Tech received the award for the largest student turnout while AIS-First received the award for the highest percent of its school enrollment participating in the event.  Click here to see coverage of the event.

Are you looking for a career change?  The EVSC Office of Transportation wants potential employees to know that bus drivers are “driving our future with part-time hours and full-time benefits,” said Director of Transportation Mike Mentzel. The EVSC is hosting a Bus Driver Career Fair on Wednesday, October 22, from 8 a.m. to noon at the EVSC Administration Building, located at 951 Walnut Street.

The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation is making preparations for enrollment to begin in November for the state’s new Prek pilot program, offered by the Family and Social Services Administration. The EVSC was one of five counties that were selected in June to pilot the new initiative set to begin in January 2015. 

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke is again challenging local high school students, families, friends and alumni to help clean Evansville on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m.- noon.

Schools are in a competition to see who can get the most individuals to participate and make a difference in their community.  To sign up, call your local high school; call Keep Evansville Beautiful at 425-4461; or at the Department of Parks and Recreation at 435-6164.

The new gymnasium at Perry Heights Middle School was dedicated today.  It is a 14,473 sq. ft. facility.  The new gymnasium has seating for more than 600, locker rooms with 21-double tiered lockers, and an elevator to service the gym and the first floor.  It also has a new intercom system for the entire school, as well as a new public address system for the gym. Also a part of the project were additional parking spaces in the north and south lots.