Local schools recognized for AP Programs

first_imgIndianapolis, In.— The Indiana Department of Education awarded Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception and North Decatur Jr./Sr. High School  for student success on AP exams for the 2016-2017 school year, according to State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville).During the 2018 Indiana AP Recognition Ceremony, the DOE and College Board recognized more than 70 schools for having 25 percent or more of their graduating class earn a score of 3 out of 5 or higher on at least one AP exam.“College-level classes are more rigorous than traditional high school coursework, and AP courses help college-bound students prepare for that change,” Ziemke said. “These courses challenge high school students academically and set them apart from others when applying to colleges. Our community is fortunate to not only have these courses available to our students, but also educators who are able to help them excel and give them the tools they need to succeed.”Ziemke said high school students take AP exams after they complete courses designed to demonstrate they are prepared to handle college-level work. With a successful AP exam score, a student can usually earn college credit. AP exams are developed by the College Board, a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization that connects students to success and opportunity in higher education.last_img read more

Federer Withdraws from Madrid Open

first_img“I arrived and I was OK,” said Federer. “Then I practiced on Saturday and hurt my back a little bit and stopped early. I was supposed to practice for two hours – I had to stop after an hour and 15 minutes.“At this point I don’t want to take more chances as I know I’m not going to be fully ready for Wednesday. I would rather play it safe and rest up now and get ready for Rome.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Roger Federer has withdrawn from this week’s Madrid Open tournament because of a back injury.Federer, 34, said he had sustained the problem during practice on Saturday and had pulled out as a precaution.The world number three hopes to play in the Masters event in Rome from 9-15 May, the last major tournament before the French Open.Federer, Madrid champion in 2012, returned to action in Monte Carlo in April following knee surgery.last_img read more

Tevez back at Boca, dreams of last World Cup fling

first_imgThe former Manchester United and Juventus striker — who turns 34 next month — last played for the national side in October 2015.But Tevez will be happy to settle for just playing after a lucrative but ultimately miserable 12 months with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.“I want to enjoy these next two years with Boca because it’s the last thing I have left,” he said as he was introduced by the club after his move last week.“I’m fine. It’s much easier if I’m happy and I’m happy,” Tevez said at his boyhood club’s training ground just outside Buenos Aires.Boca chairman Daniel Angelici said no money changed hands in bringing Tevez back to his former club.“I want to thank the Chinese club because it has made it easier for Carlos to be here with us. There was no economic compensation, neither from Boca to the Chinese club nor from China to Boca,” Angelici told reporters.Tevez said: “We went hand in hand with the Chinese club. Boca did not have to put anything in.”Tevez joined Shenhua in January last year on an estimated 730,000 euros-a-week salary, making him one of the world’s highest-paid players.Carlos Tevez main goal now is to win the South American Copa Libertadores club championship with six-time winners Boca © AFP / EITAN ABRAMOVICHIt may explain his comment at Tuesday’s press conference when he reflected on his return to Boca: “As I won, I also lost.”Tevez scored only four goals in the Chinese championship during an injury-marred season in which he missed the Chinese Cup Final which his team won.“I have no regrets. When I made the decision (to go to China) I took it knowing the consequences,” he said.Tevez’s main goal now is to win the South American Copa Libertadores club championship with six-time winners Boca. The Buenos Aires club last won it in 2007.“We all know the responsiblity of playing a Libertadores. I think it’s time to try to take that weight off us and win it,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Argentine footballer Carlos Tevez takes part in a training session at Los Cardales, Buenos Aires province, on January 9, 2018 © AFP / EITAN ABRAMOVICHBUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Jan 9 – Carlos Tevez hopes to turn back the clock and use his return to Boca Juniors as a springboard to get back in the Argentina team for this year’s World Cup in Russia.“I have a few years of football left, being in a World Cup for a player of my age would be something very nice,” Tevez said.last_img read more