Perspective: Rob Haworth, Giving Back

Perspective: Rob Haworth, Giving Back Throughout this newsletter, you’ll see a few of the many ways our students give back to the community, including a donation drive for a local animal shelter, adoption of local families by our athletes, a fundraiser/donation drive for a local nonprofit, and by caroling out in the community. Projects [...]

Perspective: Rob Haworth, Giving Back2017-12-21T14:03:05+00:00

Bristol students romp to raise funds for ADEC

Bristol students romp to raise funds for ADEC Last December, Bristol PE Teacher Mike Pflugner came across some old ribbons with the words “Rudolph Romp” on them. The staff at Bristol did some research and found that the Rudolph Romp was an old tradition at Bristol, where the students would participate in reindeer races [...]

Bristol students romp to raise funds for ADEC2017-12-21T13:50:46+00:00

Central students spread cheer throughout Elkhart

Central students spread cheer throughout Elkhart For the second consecutive year, Elkhart Central’s “Shades of Blue” choral ensemble took to the streets of downtown Elkhart to spread holiday cheer. According to Elkhart Central choral director Bill Niederer, the group has caroled inside the halls of Elkhart Central for many years, but principal Frank Serge [...]

Central students spread cheer throughout Elkhart2017-12-21T13:47:55+00:00

Riverview students team up to help Pet Refuge

Riverview students team up to help Pet Refuge A few weeks ago, Riverview Elementary third graders, headed by third-grade teacher Kerry Mullet, took a field trip the local pet care and adoption center Pet Refuge where students toured the facilities, learned more about the animal shelters, and ultimately were inspired to begin a school-wide [...]

Riverview students team up to help Pet Refuge2017-12-21T13:45:34+00:00

Elkhart Memorial Girls Basketball Adopts Local Families

Elkhart Memorial Girls Basketball Adopts Local Families As the girls’ basketball coach at West Side Middle School, Krista Hennings sees and hears a lot of the things happening at West Side and with West Side families. When she heard about a family who was struggling, she saw it as an outreach opportunity for Elkhart [...]

Elkhart Memorial Girls Basketball Adopts Local Families2017-12-21T13:42:00+00:00

Elkhart’s PRIDE: Our Promise – Max Malloy

Elkhart’s PRIDE: Our Promise - Max Malloy Fifth Grader, Max Malloy from Pinewood Elementary has been recognized as the first recipient of Elkhart’s PRIDE: Our Promise award. Created to “acknowledge and celebrate extraordinary co-curricular achievements within our student population at Elkhart Community Schools,” this award embodies the school’s newest district-wide initiative, P.R.I.D.E. Through nominations [...]

Elkhart’s PRIDE: Our Promise – Max Malloy2017-11-15T15:59:48+00:00

Levon Johnson, Perspective Change

Levon Johnson, Perspective Change Elkhart Community Schools is taking a calculated risk having someone who is less than two weeks away from leaving the system, write a perspective piece for the newsletter. In all seriousness, I appreciate this opportunity to reflect a little. If I had to title this perspective piece, I would call [...]

Levon Johnson, Perspective Change2017-11-15T15:12:38+00:00

Inside ECS: Tim Pedley, North Side

Inside ECS: Tim Pedley, North Side Ten years ago, Tim Pedley never saw himself teaching in Elkhart, Indiana. A native of Australia, Tim had his first experience in Michiana as an exchange student in Niles, MI. It was during his time as an exchange student that he met his future wife, whom he reconnected [...]

Inside ECS: Tim Pedley, North Side2017-11-15T15:09:29+00:00

Inside ECS – Shaun McAllister, Mary Beck

Inside ECS – Shaun McAllister, Mary Beck Growing up, becoming a teacher was the last thing on Shaun McAllister’s mind. Her father was a teacher, and despite his efforts to encourage her to work in education, a rebellious streak led Shaun away from education and into criminal justice, with a focus on at-risk kids. [...]

Inside ECS – Shaun McAllister, Mary Beck2017-11-15T21:34:32+00:00