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Fort Wayne Police Department officer Joyce VanPelt leads Holland Elementary kindergartners in a traffic safety walk through Safety Village at Ivy Tech.
Education Notebook

Kindergartners learn street safety

Kindergartners Sean Miller and Elyana Casiano led the line of students up, down and around the streets of Safety Village on Thursday.

They stopped at each intersection and practiced their new skills before walking around the miniature buildings to the next street.

Two classes of Holland Elementary School kindergarteners visited the Public Safety Academy at Ivy Tech’s South Campus.

Sam, Elyana and their classmates practiced looking left, then right, behind and then forward before walking across the street.

“We have to look all four ways to see if there are cars coming because if we don’t, we might get hit by a car,” kindergartner Lyla Ward explained.

The group also discussed how to stay safe while visiting friends and walking to the park with Fort Wayne Police Department officer Joyce VanPelt.

“We don’t want you hurt, we don’t want you lost, and we don’t want you being taken,” VanPelt told them.

Students were told never to leave home without permission and to go only to the place where they have permission to visit – without stops at friends’ houses or the park.


•Bishop Luers High School will host a 5K Run/Walk, Run with the Knights on Saturday at Foster Park, 3900 Old Mill Road. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m. The cost to participate is $20 per person. Packets can be picked up from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the high school or before the race. For more information, contact Sarah Shank at Bishop Luers High School at 456-1261 ext. 3039 or or

•The Huntington Youth Leadership Academy at Huntington North High School will host a carnival to benefit the Boys and Girls Club from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the high school’s fieldhouse.


•Indiana INTERNnet recently received a $600,000 grant from Lilly Endowment to help with the service of helping Hoosier students and employers connect. Businesses and students interested in more information about the program can visit or call 317-264-6862.

Saint Francis

•University of Saint Francis scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors during Talent Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday in the university’s Mimi and Ian Rolland Center for Art and Visual Communication off Leesburg Road, the Fort Wayne Ballet at 300 E. Main St. and the university’s music technology facilities in the North Campus, 2702 Spring St.

•Five members of the John Duns Scotus Honors Program at the University of Saint Francis – Ayrianne Crawford, Emma Richey, Alexandra Meyer, Madeleine Richey and Carolina Flores – presented their research at the 2014 Mid-East Honors Association conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 4 to 6.

•The University of Saint Francis Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner program has been awarded the maximum of 10 years reaccreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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