“CLASS OF 2022” Covington High School will be live streaming the Saturday, May 28th, 2022 student graduation. The event will be free. Viewers will not need a subscription to NFHS (broadcasting network). Live streaming will begin at 5:50pm with the graduation ceremony beginning at 6:00pm.
COVINGTON COMMUNITY SCHOOLS RESIDENTIAL TIF POSITION STATEMENT
COVINGTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION WAS PRESENTED WITH A RESIDENTIAL TIF PROPOSAL FROM THE CITY OF COVINGTON. PER INDIANA STATUTE, A SCHOOL CORPORATION MUST APPROVE A RESIDENTIAL TIF BEFORE IT CAN BE ENACTED. CCSC SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES VOTED AND REJECTED THE PROPOSAL. WHILE CCSC AND ITS BOARD FULLY SUPPORTS GROWTH IN THE COVINGTON COMMUNITY, IT CANNOT SUPPORT INITIATIVES THAT COME AT THE EXPENSE OF THE STUDENTS AND STAFF OF CCSC. LISTED ARE SOME OF THE STEPS AND CONSIDERATIONS THE CCSC BOARD CONSIDERED IN MAKING THEIR DECISION:
• THERE IS A COMMON MISCONCEPTION THE SCHOOLS ARE FUNDED SOLELY FROM THE STATE. WHILE SCHOOLS DO RECEIVE A PORTION OF THEIR FUNDING FROM THE STATE, IT ALSO RECEIVES A LARGE AMOUNT OF FUNDING FROM LOCAL PROPERTY TAXES, WHICH WOULD BE IMPACTED BY A RESIDENTIAL TIF.
• CCSC CONSULTED WITH MULTIPLE FINANCIAL AND ACADEMIC EXPERTS AS TO THE THEORETICAL IMPACTS OF A RESIDENTIAL TIF UPON THE SCHOOL CORPORATION. EVERYONE INDICATED IT WOULD RESULT IN A LOSS OR REDUCTION OF FUNDING TO THE SCHOOLS.
• CCSC ALSO CONSULTED WITH A NUMBER OF SCHOOL CORPORATIONS OF SIMILAR SIZE TO CCSC THAT HAVE EXPERIENCED THE EFFECTS OF A RESIDENTIAL TIF. ALL INDICATED THAT IT DID IN FACT RESULT IN A LOSS OF FUNDING.
• CCSC FULLY UNDERSTANDS THAT HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS POTENTIALLY INCREASE STUDENT ENROLLMENT AND ULTIMATELY INCREASED FUNDING WHICH CCSC FULLY SUPPORTS. HOWEVER, INCREASED STUDENT ENROLLMENT ALSO COMES WITH ADDED EXPENSES. IF A RESIDENTIAL TIF IS PASSED, THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF WAYS FOR SCHOOLS TO RECOUP LOST OR REDUCED FUNDING TO SIMPLY COMPLETE DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS.
AGAIN, CCSC AND THE BOARD FULLY ENDORSES COMMUNITY GROWTH AND INCREASED SCHOOL ENROLLMENT. IT, HOWEVER MUST ALWAYS CONSIDER AND MAKE DECISIONS THAT ARE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF PROVIDING THE BEST EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE FOR THE STUDENTS OF CCSC.
NHS: Raising Funds for Ukrainian Children and Refugees – April 4 to April 14
Beginning on April 4 and ending on April 14, the National Honor Society of Covington High School will be partnering with other Wabash River Valley schools Attica, Seeger, Parke Heritage, Riverton Parke, North Vermillion, and South Vermillion to raise funds for humanitarian aid for Ukrainian children and refugees. All proceeds collected will be sent to UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund). Donations can be made online at https://unicefusa.donorsupport.co/-/NSVERALT or in person at Juli’s Java, House with the Lions Antiques, Agave Azul, and Overpass Pizza in Covington.
All Covington Community Schools will be hosting a change/money drive during the same time period. Students will donate in their elementary classroom, middle and high school students will donate in their first period classes. All elementary donors will receive a sweet treat for donating. High school and middle school classes are competing for bragging rights and donuts. Any contributions would be greatly appreciated. Please help us make a difference.
CES Honor Roll – 3rd Nine Weeks
COVINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2021/2022 HONOR ROLL 3rd NINE WEEKS
Distinguished Honor Roll (All A’s) 2nd Grade – Abraham Al-Mansour, Liam Bostrom, Raegan Freeman, David Grissom, Aubrey Hoaks, Emerson Holley, Grant Hunt, Cruz Kempen, Elayna Kirts, Aysen Kovacs, Ian Krout, Quinn Martin, Lorelei Pearman, Addy Phelps, Addison, Schanlaub, Ella Tolley, Brady Vogel, Oliver White
3rd QUARTER – HONOR ROLL 9th Grade – Makenna Boersma, Emma Britt, Peyton Brown, Zamarah Chambers, Kyla Culotti, Katie Drollinger, Keegun Freed, Mackenzie Gassaway, Josef Goeppner, Eli Holmes, Angel Krout, Elee Lawson, Cian Moore, Rorie Ragsdale, Urban Roarks, Carson Schaeffer, Curt Slider, Austin Stein, Alex Sutherlin, Karly VanOstrand, Alana Wells 10th Grade – Andrew Bechtold, Trinity Cope, Haley Corray, Harlee Daniels, Coye Ferguson, Adison Garland, Lilly Hacquet, Tyra Hammer, Hailey Hoaks, Kourtney Hooks, Michael Jones, Brian Karrfalt, Karma Kingery, Braden Morgan, Dylan Siddens, Greta Smith, Rosemary Stump, Kobe Townsend, Oliver Wilderman 11th Grade – Shayla Dunbar, Zachary Eaton, Jackson Frieze, Karver Fye, Jackson Kindell, Brooke Kirkpatrick, Quinton Lancaster, Isabella Lynch, Zachary McConnell, Lily Mullins, Caleb Nemecz, Avery Norton, Luke Stewart, Lauren Vale, Wyatt Woodrow, Layton Wooster 12th Grade – Emily Bonner, Andrew Boyd, Trece Claypool, Ethan Dixon, Neil Ellmore, Luke Hanson, Shiann Haymaker, Alex Hicks, Alan Karrfalt, Chloe Martin, Zoie Martin, Paige Messmore, Chloe Nowicki, Aimee Pickel, Nolan Potter, Peyt Shumaker, Jack Stewart, Ethan Streuer, Savion Waddell, Katie Woodrow
Blood Drive, March 9th. CMS Gym.
Covington is hosting a Blood Drive on March 9, 2022 in the Middle School Gym from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Please contact Miss Davis at school to register.
Masks are required.
Boys Basketball Sectional Tickets Information
The boys sectional basketball game will be held at Attica. Covington will play Friday, March 4th at 7:30pm. There will be no pre-sale sectional tickets this year. All tickets will need to be purchased at the door. Tickets are $6.00 for a single session and $10.00 for tourney passes.
Covington Girls Softball Signups – Ages 4-18
SOFTBALL SIGNUPS Signups now through March 5, 2022 ALL GIRLS AGES 4 – 18 YEARS OLD
– Sign up online @ www.covingtonyouthsoftball.com – March 5th you can sign up @Juli’s Java from 9a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Youth Basketball Recognition Night – Boys & Girls Grades 3-8