Thruston Elementary

DCPS Custodian Glenn Pierce Retires After 39 Years of Service
Monday, July 31st will mark the end of an era in the Daviess County Public School System.  Last week, East View Elementary School announced the formal retirement date of its custodian, Glenn Pierce.  Glenn, or Mr. Glenn as students refer to him, has worked inside the halls of East View since the doo…
Owensboro Gift Store Sells Thruston Signs [Photo]
I know a bunch of people who are going to want one of these.  My friend David Stone snagged this sign for me as a Christmas present.  And I absolutely love it.  It's a great tribute to Thruston Elementary (where I went to school) and the community I grew up in.  Wanna know w…
What Books Did You Read in Your Elementary School Library?
To get ready for the Read Across America event Saturday at Towne Square Mall, I stopped by to see librarian Patti Moore at Newton Parrish Elementary school.  As soon as I walked in the room and saw the shelves full of books, I had instant flashbacks to the library at Thruston Elementary School where…
Jump Rope Girl: The World’s Best Jump Roper [Video]
I remember Jump Roping for Heart one Saturday morning at Thruston School.  Dozens of us elementary school kids were there, back in the day, to jump rope and raise money for the American Heart Association.  Our gym teacher, Mr. Marx, put Irene Cara's "Fame" on the record player and off we w…