Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Hall Monitor

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Hall Monitor

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Russell Crocker, EVSC bus driver, and Vicki Morrison, bus attendant, are this month's recipients of the EVSC Cause for Applause Employee of the Month award. The award is designed to recognize individuals in the EVSC who go above and beyond their regular job responsibilities.

Crocker, driver of bus 139, and Morrison were nominated by Dana Funkhouser, an EVSC parent, for going above and beyond what is expected as a bus driver and attendant in helping her son. According to her nomination application, Funkhouser writes, "They are not just worried about getting kids from Point A to Point B. They have helped my son be more independent and successful." Funkhouser also writes that Crocker and Morrison are always cheerful, patient and understanding.

This is Crocker's third year with the EVSC and the fourth for Morrison.

Anyone can nominate an employee of the EVSC for the award. Deadline for nominations is the third Friday of each month. Go to and click on Community http:// for the nomination form. Paper forms are available at the schools for those without access to the Internet.


Students in Kendra Smith's social studies class at the Academy for Innovative Studies - Diamond Campus got a personal visit from Vivian Onano, a native Kenyan who is now a senior attending college in the U.S. Vivian spoke to the class via SKYPE about Kenya, her education and Africa as a whole. The visit is part of a two-week long study of the continent of Africa. For two weeks the class is studying each continent. The first week is spent learning about the continent/region and the second week is spent "living" that region. For instance, as part of their Africa study, students made hieroglyphics, learned African dance and ate traditional Kenyan food prepared by a local Kenyan student. …

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