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Summer Food Service Sites
Summer Food Service Sites

Owensboro Public Schools has announced the full lineup of mobile and permanent sites for the Summer Food Service Program.  These sites will provide free meals to any child 18 years of age or younger. The meals must be consumed on-site as part of the program. Locations of the mobile sites and permanent locations can be found on our social media outlets as well as in the links provided. Dates and times vary from site to site so be sure to check the fliers ahead of time. Should you need any additional information, contact Deanna Sanders at Central Office at 270-686-1000.

Register for Summer Youth Sports Camps
Register for Summer Youth Sports Camps

Owensboro Public Schools will hold a number of youth sports camps throughout the summer. The various camps will take place as follows: Volleyball - June 4-6 Football - June 4-7 Basketball - June 11-14 Baseball - June 18-20 Registration forms for each camp can be found online by clicking this link. For more information, please contact Jared Revlett, Public Information Officer for Owensboro Public Schools at 270-686-1000.

OHS to Add Girls' Lacrosse Program
OHS to Add Girls' Lacrosse Program

Owensboro High School Athletic Director Todd Harper has announced that the school will add a girls’ lacrosse program beginning this season. “Lacrosse is the fastest-growing sport in America,” said Harper. “We’ve already seen great success with our boys’ program in a few short years and we are excited to be able to grow the program with the addition of a girls’ program.” The program was made possible through a $3,000 “First Stick” grant from US Lacrosse. The grant provides 20 full sets of equipment for student-athletes to help start the program. This is the third grant from US Lacrosse that the district has been awarded. Although the sport is growing rapidly across the country, the OHS girls’ program will be just the 33rd program in Kentucky and the only in the commonwealth west of Bowling Green. Their schedule will be similar to the boys’ program in that many of the games will be played against teams from the Evansville, Indiana area. The first game is scheduled for May 7 at Boonville High School in Boonville, Indiana. Colonel Carl Fehrenbacher will serve as the ...

Summer Institute for Young Artists Schedule Announced
Summer Institute for Young Artists Schedule Announced

The schedule for the 2018 Summer Institute for Young Artists has been announced. The camp will run from 8:45 a.m. until 3 p.m. everyday from May 30 through June 8. The cost for attendance will be $150 for any student entering fifth through ninth grade. The tuition covers lunch each day, a t-shirt, transportation and materials. Students will have the option to select one "major" and one "elective". The majors are band, choir and orchestra. Electives include visual art, drama and dance. Scholarship opportunities are available for those who need financial assistance. Those wishing to explore scholarship opportunities can contact Tom Stites at Central Office at 270-686-1000. For more information, please view the registration materials for the camp.

Schedule Appointment for Vaccinations
Schedule Appointment for Vaccinations

Don't forget to schedule an appointment to get your child the required vaccinations for the upcoming school year.  Call the Green River District Health Department at 270-686-7747 or scan the QR code in the Green River District, Beat the Back to School Rush flyer to schedule an appointment. You can also contact the Daviess County Health Department at 270-686-7744 if you have any questions. The staff at both facilities can help you with any questions regarding immunizations.  The Health Department only has vaccines for children who qualify for the Vaccines for Children program. This means those who have Medicaid/state Insurance or no insurance coverage for vaccinations/self-pay.  Individuals that have private pay insurance that covers immunizations can utilize a variety of locations, including their primary physician, to obtain vaccinations. This includes multiple free standing clinic sites and several local pharmacies. Individuals on a Medicaid/state type insurance can also utilize their primary care provider in addition to the Health Department. If you have any questions about the necessary vaccinations for the upcoming school year, please contact Gay Lile at Central Office by dialing 270-686-1000.

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