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School News

March 4, 2014

MEET THE TEACHER

Molly Craney

Van Buren Elementary School

Grade taught; 1st grade

Years of teaching: 13

 My husband Jason teaches at Plainfield Middle School.  We have three children and another due in April!  Our sheepdog Harry loves to have all of us in the same room.

 

My favorite part of teaching is watching my students grow as readers and writers.  There is nothing more rewarding than listening to a child read from a favorite book or his/her own writing.  The facial expressions of pure joy my first graders get when they realize they can read and write is amazing!

I am also blesses to be a part of such an amazing school.  My colleagues are my friends and I have always felt a sense of "home" at Van Buren Elementary.  Our staff has a wonderful time together during and outside of school.  Even parents and volunteers comment on how welcoming Van Buren is!

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  • Plainfield graduate makes dean's list Ravyne Barnett has been recognized as a dean’s list scholar in the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences for the spring semester at Gannon University in Pennsylvania.Barnett, a Plainfield High School graduate, has the highest grade po

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  • Verizon donates backpacks to local school children Area students are about to benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign.The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon premium wireless retailer in the U.S., in a joint effort with its customers, announced that it will be donating 100,000 backpac

    July 28, 2014

  • Students receive Kohl's scholarships Wesley Boone, 17, of Darlington, and Andrada Diaconescu, 17, of Brownsburg, were selected as regional scholarship winners of the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program.The program honors nearly 200 deserving volunteers with $1,000 scholarships toward highe

    July 28, 2014

  • Danville Public Library hosts art contest The Danville Public Library will present “Beneath the Surface Art Contest,” a competition for students entering or exiting grades six through 12. The artwork must have a “Beneath the Surface” theme.Entrants can submit stories (no more than 1,000 word

    July 22, 2014

  • Local students make freshman honor rolls Officials at University of Wyoming have announced the Spring Semester Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls. The honor rolls consist of regularly enrolled undergraduates above freshman standing who earned a 3.4 or better grade point average, and fre

    July 14, 2014

  • Mill Creek East honor roll Officials at Mill Creek East Elementary School have announced the names of students who made honor roll for the fourth nine weeks.Making the cut were:Fifth grade, all As — Halle Cansdale, Laney Collier, Dane DuBois, Isabella Eaton, Gage Franklin, Car

    July 14, 2014

  • Brownsburg student receives $1,000 Kohl's scholarship The Kohl’s Department Stores’ (NYSE: KSS) Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program honors nearly 200 volunteers with $1,000 scholarships toward higher education. Three youths from the Indianapolis-area were chosen from more than 37,000 nominees nationwide fo

    July 14, 2014

  • Danville library offers beginner genealogy The Danville Public Library’s genealogy experts are offering a Genealogy for Beginners class for students in grades six to 12 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. July 23.The program is for students going into or leaving grades six through 12 who want to learn more a

    July 14, 2014

  • Bondy graduates from Indiana St. Cynthia Bondy of North Salem graduated Summa Cum Laude from Indiana State University in May.She plans to begin her teaching career at Pittsboro Primary School in August.

    July 14, 2014

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