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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]