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 Malloy 2017-11-15T15:59:48+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 Change 2017-11-15T15:12:38+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 Side 2017-11-15T15:09:29+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 Beck 2017-11-15T21:34:32+00:00

Inside ECS – Cindy Irons, Woodland

Inside ECS – Cindy Irons, Woodland Walking into Woodland Elementary’s cafeteria, you’re almost certain to see one of two things: Cindy Irons hugging a student, or the food service team laughing and having a great time. As the food services manager at Woodland Elementary, it’s Cindy’s responsibility to keep the cafeteria running smoothly. But [...]

Inside ECS – Cindy Irons, Woodland 2017-11-15T15:11:54+00:00

12 Days of Giving

12 Days of Giving Between November 6 and November 21, Elkhart Community Schools is teaming up with Elkhart Education Foundation to celebrate 12 Days of Giving. This event encourages students, staff, and community to cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Last week, students and staff throughout the district spent time to writing notes of gratitude [...]

12 Days of Giving 2017-11-15T15:25:23+00:00

Air Force Junior ROTC cadets discuss their experience

Air Force Junior ROTC cadets discuss their experience “Welcome to Air Force JROTC. The mission of AFJROTC is to ‘Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.’” The first line found on Air University's website welcomes any and all to join their Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) program. The last [...]

Air Force Junior ROTC cadets discuss their experience 2017-11-15T15:23:48+00:00

Compassion learned through the Wonder of Reading

Compassion learned through the Wonder of Reading Osolo Elementary students have been introduced to a special character: Auggie Pullman, main character of the New York Times bestselling middle grade novel, “Wonder,” written by R.J. Palacio. The book follows the story of August “Auggie” Pullman, a 10 year old boy diagnosed with a severe facial [...]

Compassion learned through the Wonder of Reading 2017-11-15T14:40:25+00:00

Perspective: Student Swap by Morgan Gonsoski & Victoria Miller

Perspective: Student Swap by Morgan Gonsoski & Victoria Miller If you’re reading this, I’m sure that you’ve heard of Elkhart’s plans to restore Memorial and Central to the former “Elkhart High School” in upcoming years. If you haven’t, then welcome to Elkhart, and to one of the biggest changes we’ve yet to see. With [...]

Perspective: Student Swap by Morgan Gonsoski & Victoria Miller 2017-11-10T09:46:14+00:00

Inside ECS: Joshua Hren, Elkhart Memorial

Inside ECS: Joshua Hren, Elkhart Memorial Vocal jazz teacher, Joshua Hren is already preparing his students for another state competition appearance. In the 2016-2017 season, Hren lead his choir group “Gold Rush” to Elkhart Memorial’s first state appearance in its history. “It was an incredible experience - a first for me as well,” said [...]

Inside ECS: Joshua Hren, Elkhart Memorial 2017-11-10T09:53:34+00:00