Extra Credit

“WE ARE ON A 15-MONTH WAITING LIST RIGHT NOW AND HAVE 96 KIDS, 20 EMPLOYEES, AND IT’S THE BEST DECISION WE’VE EVER MADE.”  –Jenny Hupp, who co-owns Cheerful Children Daycare/Preschool Center with her husband, Scotty Hupp

Cheerful Children, Happy Hearts

BY LAURA ROSS | PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN WATSON Jenny and Scotty Hupp are living the dream. Daily, they’re surrounded by nearly 100 toddlers and preschoolers and all the glorious mess, chaos, sticky fingers, tearful tantrums, dirty diapers, and boisterous cacophony they can stand. And, they love it. The husband-wife team own and operate Cheerful Children…Read More


Teaching Love

Clark County Youth Shelter, Top Dog Training and The Arrow Fund teach empathy and compassion BY REMY SISK | PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN WATSON ON A RECENT FRIDAY morning, the youth residents at the Clark County Youth Shelter in Jeffersonville received a special visitor: John Imler, owner of Top Dog Training, brought in an adoptable foster…Read More


Extra Credit | Linda DeRungs: A Story Three Decades in The Making

PHOTO & STORY BY MIRANDA MCDONALD IT’S WARM OUTSIDE. So warm, in fact, that the first thing Linda DeRungs, a former educator at New Albany High School, offers me is a glass of chilled wine as we walk through her Victorian-era home in the Highlands in Louisville. As we make our way out to the…Read More


10 Ways to Sneak Learning into Your Child’s Summer Vacation

The end of another school year is in the books and almost immediately your children will want to start the annual rites of summer vacation  By Toni Konz Whether it’s hanging out with friends, wanting to hit up local swimming pools or sitting in front of a television or smartphone for hours – odds are…Read More


School Success: Superintendent Gives Update on Progress

In late 2016, Floyd County voters passed an $87 million referendum that will fund renovations of nine schools. What’s the progress on these projects? By Josh Suiter | Courtesy Photo In November, Floyd County voters passed a referendum that will fund renovations of nine of the county’s 16 schools. The projects range from slight renovations…Read More


Weird School Down the Way

By Scotlyn McConnell I want to let all of you in on the best kept educational secret in Southern Indiana: Community Montessori. The non-traditional public charter school is currently nestled in a hideaway off St. Joseph Rd. in New Albany and the only real indication that the entrance is there is the beloved weeping willow…Read More