Son and mom standing next to each other reading a sign

On Tuesday, November 7, 2023, the South Harrison Community School Corp. School Board of Trustees convened at Corydon Elementary for its monthly meeting to discuss educational issues and act on items requiring Board approval. Below are the highlights of the meeting. 

Special Presentations

  • Corydon Elementary School academic presentation - During their presentation, Mrs. Ellett showed the Board how CES is working to improve reading comprehension and writing skills among students using the Science of Reading techniques, literacy groups, writing extensions and RTI benchmarks. Examples of activities they showed were daily vowel and consonant work, blended letter tasks, choral reading to build confidence, encoding action and more.
  • Corydon Central High School Student Council - This month the CCHS Student Council highlighted community events the student body hosted in October and athletic and band achievements. October was a busy month but a great one for CCHS Panthers.

A group of students huddled together in front of a bus for a group photo

  • South Central Jr.-Sr. High School Student Council - There were plenty of things for the SCJSHS council to share this month, including a successful senior carnival night and the completion of an off-campus project in Mr. Ledford’s construction class.

  • George Link, VPS Architecture - Facility review update, project plans and construction timeline.

  • Framing and finishing project at South Harrison Park - While Mr. Ledford was not able to share this project with the Board in person, he did share a presentation for the Board to learn what students accomplished and their work within the Construction Pathway program.

Student standing on scaffolding

Special Recognitions

  • Corydon Central High School - Girls Cross Country team finished 22nd at State.

Group of Corydon Cross Country runners standing in front of a sign

  • South Central Elementary School - The 5th-grade Girls' Basketball team won the Harrison County Tournament; Addison Hess, grade 6, won the Harrison County & SAC Cross Country meet.

A line of girls in basketball jerseys waiting to cut a piece of the net down

Brooke Stewart (far left) holding a trophy

Agenda Highlights

  • Several new hires were approved by the Board and several resignations were accepted. To view newly open positions at South Harrison, check out our career dashboard.
  • A notice to taxpayers was also passed by the Board to issue general obligation bonds to finance a portion of the district’s upcoming construction projects. 

Upcoming Events

  • Corydon Intermediate School - Veterans Day breakfast and program on November 10; Choir Concert at 7 PM on December 14.
  • Heth-Washington Elementary School - Veterans Day program on November 10; Christmas Program at 6 PM on December 12.
  • New Middletown Elementary School - Veterans Day program on November 10; Christmas Program at 6 PM on December 14.
  • South Central Jr.-Sr. High School - K-12 Fine Arts Christmas Showcase on December 10 featuring artwork displayed in the lobby by students for attendees to view during the intermission between the K-3rd grade concert, 4-6th grade band and choir and junior and senior high band. The first show begins at 1:30 PM and the final performance is at 3 PM. 
  • Corydon Central High School - Winter Band Concert featuring students in grades 6-12 at 6 PM on December 12.

The Board works as a team to build community support for our schools and educational programs. We welcome parents and community members to take part in various committees, task forces, focus groups, and volunteer activities that strengthen school, home and community partnerships. Click here to review upcoming board meeting agendas and minutes, policies, calendar and members.