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A variety of student groups from throughout the EVSC, as well as members of the United Way Committee at EVSC, participated on Sept. 5 in the United Way Day of Caring.  Here are a few pictures from the event.

North Key Club

PreK Students at Culver

Working on the Adopt a Spot

Elaine Effinger, cafeteria manager at Stringtown Elementary School is this month’s Cause for Applause recipient. The award is given monthly to an EVSC employee who goes above and beyond his/her normal job responsibilities.

According to fellow employees – Kathleen Parson and Jean Butler – Effinger goes out of her way daily to make the students and staff at Stringtown feel special. According to their nomination, Effinger makes weekly specials for the staff and always has an encouraging word for students. She also has a bulletin board that she changes each month that includes student pictures and encourages students to try new, healthy foods. As a reward for cleaning their plates, students even receive congratulatory stickers.

Beginning September 1, nominations for EVSC’s biennial Hall of Fame awards will begin.  The EVSC Hall of Fame is sponsored by EVSC Foundation.  The deadline for accepting nominations for the 2014 Class of the Hall of Fame will be October 1, 2014, and honorees will be announced October 27.

Students from Bosse, Reitz, and Harrison High Schools were selected to sing and have formed a combined choir that will accompany the Liverpool Legends, this Saturday. Signature School student orchestra will also accompany the Beatles tribute band in their performance.

The concert is at 7 p.m. in the EVSC's Academy for Innovative Studies - Diamond auditorium, 2319 Stringtown Road. It is sponsored by the EVSC Friends and Alumni Association

Tickets to see the concert are available at for $25 prior to the concert; or $30 at the door.

Tim McIntosh, principal at Helfrich Park STEM Academy, was named “Educator of the Year” at Peabody Energy’s Leaders in Education Awards dinner Saturday night. Peabody Energy President-Americas Kemal Williamson and Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann announced McIntosh’s accolade at a celebration that included local academic, business and civic community members.

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four coming to America, “Come Together, Right Now with Liverpool Legends and EVSC” – a live concert featuring the Grammy-nominated Beatles tribute band of the same name – will take place on Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Academy of Innovative Studies-Diamond campus auditorium.  Doors open at 6 p.m. for the open seating event. Accompanying the Liverpool Legends during the performance will be the high school students from throughout the EVSC and Signature School.

Students in 12th grade from throughout Vanderburgh County are invited to apply for the $2,500 Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation scholarship that will be awarded on September 16, 2014, at William Henry Harrison High School by representatives of the Daniels Foundation.

Students interested in applying for the Daniels Leadership Foundation scholarship must be high school seniors in Vanderburgh County. Applicants can click on the following link to obtain a  Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation Scholarship Application. In addition, applicants must write and submit a 500-word (minimum) typed essay on the following topic:  “What is the greatest leadership challenge your generation will face as it relates to the State of Indiana?”

The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation will be rolling out a new visitor sign in system over the coming weeks, so that all schools and other EVSC buildings will have increased safety, and will expedite the sign in process for regular visitors and volunteers.

The Evansville Teachers Association (ETA) and the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) have reached a tentative agreement on the 2014-15 collective bargaining agreement.  Formal collective bargaining for teachers legally could not begin until August 1.

The tentative agreement:
•    Provides for a salary increase for the 2014-15 school year
•    Includes a compensation model that provides increases to base salary for teachers who qualify

Other details included in the tentative agreement will be held until they can be shared with all members at upcoming general teachers’ meetings.