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News
Inside this week
Written by thillman   
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:06 PM

Splash in photos

Bill Rowling's memorable day

Foundation scholarships

SIRC-it racing returns to RS Saturday

New coaches at SD and Swiss

 
School bookstore opens Wed.
Written by thillman   
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:00 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:14 PM )

Students will report for a full day of school on Monday, Aug. 4, as another year begins at the Rising Sun-Ohio County Community School Corporation. Classes at the Elementary/Middle School and the High School will begin at 8 a.m. and dismiss at 3 p.m.

Lunch prices will be $2.35 for students in Kindergarten through grade 2 and $2.60 for students in grades 3 through 12 (a la carte items available at an extra cost). Breakfast will be available for $1 at the Elementary/Middle School and the High School. Deposits may be made into your student's account for breakfast and lunch during bookstore and open house. The Lunch Program deposits should be kept separate from textbook fees.

The 2014-2015 school fees can be paid at the corporation bookstore located at the high school in Room 2010. The bookstore will be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 30 and 31. Friday Aug. 1, hours will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. (Open House is 6 to 8 p.m.). Fees can be paid at the administration building beginning Monday, Aug. 4.

The applications for textbook and school lunch assistance are available on the school website (www.risingsunschools.com) and at the Superintendent's Office. Please return completed forms to the Superintendent's Office by July 25, 2014. If you do not have access to the internet and are not able to stop by the Superintendent's Office, please call the Superintendent's Office at 812-438-2655 to make other arrangements.

Kindergarten $36.60

Grade 1 $32.10

Grade 2 $38.70

Grade 3 $38.60

Grade 4 $38.90

Grade 5 $41.30

Grade 6 $43.35

Grade 7 $44.00

Grade 8 $48.35

Grade 9-12 $36.80

(Plus any Dual Credit or Family Consumer Science fees)

 
See what animal your child rides to school
Written by thillman   
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:00 PM

Bus routes have changed very little from last year. The starting time for each bus is listed below. Parents are encouraged to have their children waiting for the bus as the bus will not be able to wait for an extended amount of time. This is especially important the first few weeks as the student and driver become more familiar with each stop. Parents, please note that the high school and the elementary-middle schools will operate from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A reminder to kindergarten parents that kindergarten is a full day program. In addition to bus numbers, kindergarten and first grade students will be taught to identify their bus by an animal at dismissal time. Please note the animals are listed next to the bus driver's name.

If any questions call Branden Roeder at 812-438-2655.

Bus Route #4 - Driver, Mark Curry (Blue Dog)

Begin at Hall Residence on Downey Ridge Road, to Hwy 262. to Hartford Pike, to Akes Hill Rd., to Woods Ridge Road, to Hwy 262, to Salem Ridge Road, to Pleasant Ridge Road, to Craig Hill Road, to Kittle Residence (turn around), to Pleasant Ridge Road, to Phelps Road, to Phelps Residence (turn around), to Pleasant Ridge Road, to Hwy 262, to school.

Students on Salem between Hwy 262 and Cappel Road will ride Bus #16. Students between 2744 Hwy 262 and school will ride Bus #7.

Approximate time of first pick-up - 6:55 a.m.

Bus Route #5 - Driver, Nick Levi (Rabbit)

Begin at Lind residence on Poor House Hill Road, to Salem Ridge Road, to Schraeder Lane (turn around), to Salem Ridge Rd. to Thuermer Hollow Road, to Holmes Hill Road, to Sefton residence (turn around) to Thuermer Hollow Road, to Salem Ridge Road, to Pepper Hill Drive, to Blackberry Lane (turn around), to Pepper Hill Drive, to Salem Ridge Rd., to school.

Bus #5 will pick up students on Salem Ridge Road between Poorhouse Hill Road and Bellview Lane and at the North Ridge Apts.

Approximate time of first pick-up - 7 a.m.

Bus Route #6 - John Wilbur (Fish)

Begin at the Miller Residence on White Rd., to Bascom Corner Rd, to Split Oak Trail Rd. (turn around), to Bascom Corner Rd.,to Brown Rd. (turn around) and back to Hwy 56, to Dutch Ridge Rd, to Smith Rd., to Neff Residence (turn around), to Dutch Ridge Rd, to Old Hwy 56, to Bunger Residence (turn around), to Hwy 56, to Hwy 156, to North Landing Road, to Grants Creek Church Road (turn around), to Hwy 156, to Hwy 56, to school.

All students on Hwy 56 between Bascom Corner and town will ride bus #6. Students on Hwy 56 between Aberdeen and Bascom Corner will ride Bus #12.

Approximate time of first pick up - 6:55 a.m.

Bus Route #7 - Driver, Cliff Shanks (Tiger)

Begin at the corner of Milton-Bear Branch Road and Aberdeen Road, North on Milton-Bear Branch Road to South Fork Road to Downey Ridge Road, to Cass Union Road, to Hwy 262, East on Hwy 262, to Palmer Rd. to 262, to school.

Students who live between 2744 Hwy. 262 (Walton Residence ) and school will ride Bus 7.

Approximate time of first pick-up - 6:55 a.m.

Bus Route #8 - Driver, Bill Marksberrv (Elephant)

Begin at the Leisure residence on Nelson Road, to Hartford Pike, to Old Hwy 56, to Hwy 56, to Willow Trace Apartments, to Hwy 56 to Elliott's Landing to Hwy 56 to school.

Approximate time of first pick-up - 7:10 a.m.

Bus Route #9 - Linda Powell (Duck)

Begin at Saldivar Residence (turn around) on Aberdeen Road2 to Bear Creek Road, Bear Creek Road to Widmeyer Residence (turn around), to Aberdeen Road to Bear Valley Road, Bear Valley Road to Aberdeen Road, Aberdeen Road to Mexico Ridge, to (turn around), to Aberdeen Road , to Bells Branch Road, to T (adjacent to Sam's Residence) (turn around), to Aberdeen Road, to Milton-Bear Branch Road, to Bear Branch Community Center (turn around), to Aberdeen Road, to Hwy 56, to Dutch Ridge Road, to Hwy 262 to school.

Students on Hwy 56 between Bascom Corner Road and Rising Sun will ride bus #6. Students on Hwy 56 between Aberdeen and Bascom Corner will ride bus #12.

Approximate time of first pick up - 6:40 a.m.

Bus Route #12 - Driver, Vincent Owen (Raccoon)

Bus #12 will begin picking up on Cass Union Road at the Mike Robinson residence, from Cass Union Road to White Road, White Road to the Bovard Residence (turn around), to Cass Union Road, to New Hope Road, New Hope Road to Messer Residence (turn around), to Cass Union Road, to Hwy 56, to Chipman residence (turn around), to Hwy 56, to Dibble Road to Miscn residence (turn around), to Stewart Ridge Road, to Coy Road, to Stephenson residence (turn around), to Stewart Ridge Road, to Hwy 262, to Nelson Road, to Fairground Road, to Fourth Street, to school.

Bus # 12 will pick up all students on Hwy 262 between Stewart Ridge Road and Pleasant Ridge Road. Students on Hwy 56 between Aberdeen and Bascom Corner Road will ride Bus #12. Students at Fairgrounds and 41. Street Stop will ride Bus #12.

Approximate time of first pick-up - 6:50 a.m.

Bus Route #15 - Driver, Donna Bailey (Bee)

Begin at corner of Woods Ridge Rd. and Akes Hill Rd., Woods Ridge Rd to Hartford Pike Rd., Hartford Pike to Akes Hill Road to Hartford Pike to Hartford Ridge Road, to Salem Ridge Road, to Nelson Road, to school.

Students on Salem between Hwy. 262 and Cappel Road will ride Bus #16.

Approximate time of first pick-up - 6:50 a.m.

Bus Route #16 - Driver, David Bowman (Zebra)

Begin at Milton, to Milton-Bear Branch Rd., to Pate Rd. (turn around), to Milton-Bear Branch Rd., to Raiser Hill Rd. to Laughery Creek Rd., to Milton, to Hwy 262, to Salem Ridge Road, to New Road (turn around), to Salem Ridge Road, to Bellview Lane, Bellview Lane to school.

Bus #16 will pick up students on Salem Ridge Road between Hwy 262 and Cappel Road.

Bus #16 will pick up students on Salem Ridge Road between Nelson and Poorhouse Hill Road. Students on Hwy 56 will ride bus #4.

Approximate time of first pick-up - 6:35 a.m.

 
School board hires; counselor resigns
Written by thillman   
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:58 AM

The Rising Sun Ohio County School Boad met Tuesday, July 15  and accepted resignations from Nanette Williams, OCEMS Library Aide, and Joe Hite, Bus Driver.

In a special meeting on Monday, July 21, the board accepted the resignation of high school counselor Leigh Ann Craig and will be looking for a replaceent as the start of school nears on Aug. 4.

The board hired the following:

Lynn Lozier and Jennifer Cloutier: Co-Cafeteria Supervisors

Faye Bruce: 7-Hour Cafeteria Worker

David Selmeyer: HS ROD Aide

Rebecca Dilts: HS Special Education Aide

John Wilber: Bus Driver

Mark Curry: Bus Driver

Jane Angst: OCEMS Library Aide and Substitute Coordinator

Erin Gregory: Middle School Volleyball

Nathan Pelohowski: Middle School Soccer

Alex Dennis: 5th-6th Grade Boys’ Basketball

David Brown: 7th Grade Boys’ Basketball

Jamey Romans: 8th Grade Boys’ Basketball

David Bowman: 7th Grade Girls’ Basketball

Jessica Peelman: 8th Grade Girls’ Basketball

Caitlin Sauerhage: Middle School Boys’ Track

Aryn Peters: Middle School Girls’ Track

The board signed the summer contract for Ron Eads, band director.

The board granted permission to change the underwriting company for the refinancing of the school bonds from City Securities to George K. Baum & Co. so that Damian Maggos would still be the consultant. The refinancing of the bonds will save the school at least $375,000.

The textbook fees for the 2014-2015 school year were approved as presented.

The following calendar for approving the 2015 budget:

Aug. 21: First Publication

Aug. 28: Second Publication

Sept. 2: Public Hearing

Sept. 16: Budget Adoption

The board passed a resolution to place 100 percent of the school’s debt on the tax roles as approved in 2006 due to the decrease in riverboat funding. The board asked superintendent Branden Roeder to draft a letter to the State Gaming Commission which would ask them to discuss the negative impact of Rising Star’s request for a lower assessed valuation on the citizens of Ohio County.

Roeder was given approval to start a school Facebook page.

 
Don't forget: Ind. 56 closing temporarily, Thuermer Hollow will stay closed until Nov.
Written by Staff   
Friday, July 18, 2014 2:08 PM | Updated ( Friday, July 18, 2014 2:13 PM )

While Ind. 56 between Aurora and Rising Sun is slated to be closed for only 14 hours Monday, July 21, Thuermer Hollow Road will remain closed at its intersection with Ind. 56 until the realignment project is completed.

INDOT's contractor J.R. Jurgenson, Cincinnati, will shut down Ind. 56 from 7 p.m. July 21 until 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 22. Representatives from Jurgensen and INDOT met with Rising Sun city officials, Ohio County officials, as well as business and Rising Star casino representatives Friday, July 18, to discuss the closure.

Wedges on new pavement around the construction zone will be put in during the overnight closure, and when the road reopens it will be on new pavement, said Jurgensen representatives.

Thuermer Hollow Road will be closed from July 21 until the project is completed. The completion date is Nov. 7 per the contract. For more details on the project, click the link below.

The official INDOT detour calls for motorists to use the wide load detour through Switzerland County taking Ind. 129 to U.S. 50, however casino officials asked if there was an alternate route. INDOT said not officially, but police and Rising Mayor April Hautman suggested drivers to through French to Holmes Hill Road then to Salem Ridge and down Bellview into Rising Sun. Other routes also were mentioned.

Casino representatives said they would print maps for patrons, employees and others to use if they had to travel through the area during the closure period.

Meanwhile, any other work on Ind. 56 after the realignment at Thuermer Hollow is not in the picture over the next five years. The Grants Creek bridge however may be closed this winter and fixed, since it has a hole in it and is deteriorating.

Hautman asked about any plans for U.S. 50, and INDOT officials said the only project on the radar is for next year at the Tanners Creek bridge in Lawrenceburg. However, only half of the eastbound bridge will be shut down at a time, and should not have a major impact on traffic.

RELATED: 56 to close Monday evening, Thuermer Hollow until work done

 
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