Perspective: Olivia Haworth, Elkhart Central

Perspective: Olivia Haworth, Elkhart Central High School. It’s amazing how just two words can hold so much power in our world. Since the day I entered kindergarten, I began to dream about high school. So much of my world has been influenced by the idea of the four years spent in high school. It’s [...]

Perspective: Olivia Haworth, Elkhart Central 2017-05-19T12:47:46+00:00

Ag Days

Ag Days This week, 1,500 grade school students participated in Ag Days at the Agriculture Community Center for Environmental Learning Lab (ACCELL) Farm. Elkhart Community schools agriculture program is growing by leaps and bounds.  Ag Days is not only an extension of what the students study in their classrooms, but also an opportunity for [...]

Ag Days 2017-05-19T16:13:19+00:00

Over $3.48 million awarded to ECS graduates

Over $3.48 million awarded to ECS graduates This year, Elkhart Community Schools’ senior classes were awarded an estimated $3,489,176.00 in scholarship dollars. The scholarships are still being reported from students and will likely increase in the next few weeks. Broken down, the school's estimations are: Elkhart Memorial: $1,294,170.00 Elkhart Central: $1,681,206.00 Elkhart Area Career [...]

Over $3.48 million awarded to ECS graduates 2017-05-19T12:25:14+00:00

Over 20 EACC students graduate from Ivy Tech

Over 20 EACC students graduate from Ivy Tech Last Thursday, 22 students from the Elkhart Area Career Center walked in the Ivy Tech Community College graduation – over two weeks prior to graduating from high school. This is the second year for EACC students to walk with Ivy Tech through EACC’s Early College program. [...]

Over 20 EACC students graduate from Ivy Tech 2017-05-19T12:46:00+00:00

Project-Based Learning brings student ideas to Elkhart leaders

Project-Based Learning brings student ideas to Elkhart leaders When Elkhart Memorial social studies teacher Adam Meyers reviewed the Indiana state standards for instruction, one in particular stood out to him – World Geography, WG.4.3 – Human Systems: Hypothesize about the impact of push factors and pull factors on human migration in selected regions and [...]

Project-Based Learning brings student ideas to Elkhart leaders 2017-05-19T12:33:10+00:00

Inside ECS: Tim Lockhart, Transportation

Inside ECS: Tim Lockhart, Transportation Years ago, assistant supervisor of transportation Tim Lockhart met a young girl who was afraid of riding the bus. To help the girl become comfortable, Tim arranged a personal bus ride for the girl and her father, which ultimately eased her fears about buses. It’s experiences like this that [...]

Inside ECS: Tim Lockhart, Transportation 2017-05-19T12:01:06+00:00

Inside ECS: Jean Creasbaum, Instructional Leadership

Inside ECS: Jean Creasbaum, Instructional Leadership After 40 years of working in the field of education, one question still resonates and guides the choices of Jean Creasbaum, “is this best for kids?” As the director of elementary instruction, Jean’s focus is working in collaboration with teams to create curriculum that is impactful and the best [...]

Inside ECS: Jean Creasbaum, Instructional Leadership 2017-05-19T14:03:36+00:00

Over 80 ECS students graduating from Ivy Tech

Over 80 ECS students graduating from Ivy Tech For 81 seniors at Elkhart Central and Elkhart Memorial, the chance to walk in a graduation ceremony will come two weeks before they complete high school, as they walk across the stage at the University of Notre Dame as Ivy Tech Community College graduates. These students will [...]

Over 80 ECS students graduating from Ivy Tech 2017-05-04T09:28:33+00:00

ECHS Symphony Orchestra heading to state finals

ECHS Symphony Orchestra heading to state finals Throughout the halls of Elkhart Central, the music of masters greets students, staff, and guests – music of composers like Aram Khachaturian, Edvard Grieg, and Camille Saint-Saens – as it is masterfully performed by Elkhart Central High School’s Symphony Orchestra preparing for their performance at State Finals. [...]

ECHS Symphony Orchestra heading to state finals 2017-05-04T09:29:44+00:00