Manufacturing Days

Manufacturing Days Elkhart middle school students are exploring career opportunities here in their hometown. Students from North Side, West Side, and Pierre Moran middle schools spent the first week of October traveling to a different manufacturing business in order to gain exposure to local career paths and more career awareness. Founded by the Economic [...]

Manufacturing Days 2017-10-17T08:26:56+00:00

Inside ECS: Heidi Pawling, Woodland Elementary

Inside ECS: Heidi Pawling, Woodland Elementary “What can we do to help you and your child?” Heidi Pawling, head secretary at Woodland Elementary, has focused her job around this initiative: helping children and their parents in any way she can, by being proactive and involved. Whether it be a wake up phone call or [...]

Inside ECS: Heidi Pawling, Woodland Elementary 2017-10-17T08:41:18+00:00

Inside ECS: Tracy Borger, Riverview

Inside ECS: Tracy Borger, Riverview Most people can’t say they knew at five what they wanted to be when they grew up. But for Tracy Borger, first grade teacher at Riverview Elementary, the inspiration to become a teacher was sparked by her own kindergarten teacher. In a twist of fate, this kindergarten teacher would [...]

Inside ECS: Tracy Borger, Riverview 2017-10-17T08:36:18+00:00

Lilly Endowment awards $1.27 million grant to ECS

Lilly Endowment awards $1.27 million grant to ECS Elkhart Community Schools has received a grant of $1,277,000 from Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of the Endowment’s Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K-12 Students. Elkhart Community Schools is one of 52 public school corporations and five charter schools in Indiana selected to implement plans to [...]

Lilly Endowment awards $1.27 million grant to ECS 2017-10-17T08:06:52+00:00

Dollars for Scholars

Dollars for Scholars In 1958, in Fall River, Massachusetts, an optometrist had a simple idea. Dr. Irving Fradkin believed if everyone could give one dollar to an educational fund, it would be enough to help every student in his community to attend college. Dr. Fradkin called this plan “Dollars for Scholars”. Today, it is [...]

Dollars for Scholars 2017-10-17T08:14:09+00:00

Friendship Bench to Honor Mrs. Spry

Friendship Bench to Honor Mrs. Spry When someone retires from a school they leave behind the students, the staff, their classroom, and in Cathy Spry’s case, the playground. Spry worked for Elkhart Community schools at Monger Elementary for 21 years. In those 21 years, she made an impact on many students lives. “Mrs. Spry [...]

Friendship Bench to Honor Mrs. Spry 2017-10-17T08:12:36+00:00

Perspective: Tony Gianesi – Chief Operating Officer

Perspective: Tony Gianesi - Chief Operating Officer Students.  One simple word to define the essence and existence of Elkhart Community Schools. Students.  The reason every single employee is EQUALLY important to the Elkhart Promise. Students.  To know every student by name, supported by highly effective staff, not only teachers, substitute teachers, and principals but [...]

Perspective: Tony Gianesi – Chief Operating Officer 2017-10-16T16:26:43+00:00

Carpentry apprenticeship partnership expands opportunities for students

Carpentry apprenticeship partnership expands opportunities for students Students in the Construction Trades program at the Elkhart Area Career Center have a new and exciting opportunity this year. The EACC has entered into an agreement with the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (IKORCC) Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program. “This partnership allows our students to complete [...]

Carpentry apprenticeship partnership expands opportunities for students 2017-10-02T12:10:58+00:00

ECS continues to grow 1:1 technology program

ECS continues to grow 1:1 technology program If all instructors were to realize that the quality of thinking, not the production of answers, is the measure of education, John Dewey says, “something hardly less than a revolution in teaching would be worked.” “We have a unique opportunity to reimagine the way Elkhart students utilize [...]

ECS continues to grow 1:1 technology program 2017-10-02T12:10:48+00:00