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All our Greater Clark students had a big first day! Check out their smiling faces, classroom interactions, and more by clicking here.

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Ground Breaking

Greater Clark County Schools officially broke ground for Pike Elementary, located next to W.E. Wilson Elementary, which is one of three new elementary’s anticipated to replace five of the oldest buildings in the district. Pike Elementary is expected to open for the 2025-2026 school year and will be replacing Thomas Jefferson Elementary and W.E Wilson Elementary schools. The state-of-the-art school is planned to be a 6-section school, providing each grade level with its own space and a central focus being the media center.

“It’s not often a Superintendent gets to build one new school, let alone three,” said Superintendant Mark Laughner. “This makes me, and the school board very proud, because of what we’re going to be able to do here for the students. And certainly, our staff who are also going to get to work in these schools. It’s going to be a great thing for this district and the communities that these new schools go in. We will no longer be the district that has all the old buildings. We’re going to be the district that everybody wants to come and see and look at our buildings for what we’re doing here for our students and staff in the community.”

For an inside look into the school, click here.

Jeff Alumni Firefighter

Local hero alert! Jeffersonville Fire Department’s Lieutenant Josh Stith, a 1999 Jeffersonville High School Alumni, rocked the 2023 World Police and Fire Games in Winnipeg, Canada. He’s a seasoned competitor, shining in the 2015 and 2017 games as well. This year, he’s bringing home Gold from the Greco-Roman event, along with Silver in Freestyle Wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu.

Not only an accomplished athlete, Stith has also shared his skills by coaching JHS Wrestling on occasion. Way to go, Lieutenant Stith – your achievements make us incredibly proud!

Photo Credit Tina Stith
Academy Update

Around this time last year, the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and Niagara Cares began collaborating with the Academies of Charlestown to focus on a cross-content initiative that would support healthy lifestyles, while also serving the needs of the school community. From this effort, an urban garden and outdoor classroom space became the focal point. Numerous volunteers donated their time and talent, which helped bring this idea to life. As a result of this endeavor, the students and staff are beginning to see the “fruits of their labor” from this transformational project. To check out the latest Academy Advocate, click here.

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