WSBT’s I Love to Read Program

Hawthorne and Mary Feeser awarded through WSBT's I Love to Read Program Back in January, teachers and schools began signing up to participate in the “I Love To Read Challenge” through WSBT, as an exciting way to get students involved in reading and to let them set goals for themselves. Participating students would be [...]

WSBT’s I Love to Read Program 2017-03-23T09:24:55+00:00

Perspective: Cadence Lee-Elkhart Memorial High School

Cadence Lee-Elkhart Memorial High School As a sophomore, fellow students and graduates tell me, “enjoy the time you have left” and “it will go by so quickly.” My time in the ECS system has been well spent, but I still cannot imagine leaving it, even with two years left before graduation. Just to get [...]

Perspective: Cadence Lee-Elkhart Memorial High School 2017-03-22T15:58:29+00:00

Inside ECS – Kendra Wardlaw, Roosevelt STEAM Academy

Inside ECS – Kendra Wardlaw, Roosevelt STEAM Academy For three years, Kendra Wardlaw has worked with first grade students at their level. She believes in hands-on engaging activities, and working with students in small groups. Her favorite part about teaching is working with the kids and watching them grow. She likes the close knit [...]

Inside ECS – Kendra Wardlaw, Roosevelt STEAM Academy 2017-03-22T15:13:16+00:00

Inside ECS – Bradley Compton, Elkhart Central

Inside ECS – Bradley Compton, Elkhart Central Have you wondered how a library in 2017 compares to the libraries of yesterday? We sat down with media specialist Bradley Compton from Elkhart Central to get his thoughts and to learn more about him. For people in the community who might not know, can you tell [...]

Inside ECS – Bradley Compton, Elkhart Central 2017-03-22T16:08:06+00:00

Elkhart Memorial students earn Notre Dame Energy Award

Elkhart Memorial students earn Notre Dame Energy Award Two students from Elkhart Memorial recently brought home the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (Notre Dame Energy) Top Senior Award at the Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Romi Patel and Diego Reynoso’s project Artificial Photosynthesis sought to give a better understanding of [...]

Elkhart Memorial students earn Notre Dame Energy Award 2017-03-22T16:04:44+00:00

EACC partners with local businesses to host interviews

EACC partners with local businesses to host interviews For the second year in a row, the Elkhart Area Career Center (EACC) invited local business partners, who volunteer their time and provide staff, to participate in mock interviews. In the 2015-16 school year, 110 students participated with 21 business partners. This year, participation grew to [...]

EACC partners with local businesses to host interviews 2017-03-22T15:59:46+00:00

Catapults and Robots in the Classroom

Catapults and Robots in the Classroom Christina Morris was looking for something different to work on with her sixth grade students at Cleveland Elementary School. She decided to allow her students to vote on a set of science standards they would be most interested in. The students chose engineering. With the field of engineering [...]

Catapults and Robots in the Classroom 2017-03-22T16:06:00+00:00

Car club 40 years in the making

Car club 40 years in the making In 2009, Marty Hostetler accepted a position at the Elkhart Area Career Center as Lead Instructor of Automotive Technology. Interestingly enough, Hostetler himself was an EACC automotive technology student in the ‘70s and it is with this experience, he became the “car guy” he is today. Hostetler [...]

Car club 40 years in the making 2017-03-08T15:42:34+00:00

Student-led co-teaching program at Feeser

Student-led co-teaching program at Feeser In two sixth grade classrooms at Mary Feeser, the lessons run much deeper than what they appear on the surface. In a unique classroom set-up, sixth grade teachers Courtney Bean and Amy Reglein Petersen, along with the partnership and support of Special Education teacher Jacque Moore, ESL teacher Elena [...]

Student-led co-teaching program at Feeser 2017-03-08T14:40:57+00:00

Inside ECS – Pam Reid, Pinewood

Inside ECS – Pam Reid, Pinewood For over 15 years, Pam Reid has supported the needs of students in Elkhart as a paraprofessional. Pam’s career with Elkhart Community Schools started while she was volunteering as a parent at Mary Daly. During her time as a volunteer, a paraprofessional role in special education became open [...]

Inside ECS – Pam Reid, Pinewood 2017-03-08T16:13:27+00:00