Inside ECS – Dawn Ashton, Hawthorne

Inside ECS – Dawn Ashton, Hawthorne For Dawn Ashton, teacher at Hawthorne Elementary, her greatest passion and goal for her students is to grow up to be ladies and gentlemen. “Of all the things I teach,” said Dawn, “the most important thing is that they become good people, seeing them become the most they [...]

Inside ECS – Dawn Ashton, Hawthorne 2017-10-02T15:21:29+00:00

Inside ECS – DJ Rhoades, Tech Services

Inside ECS – DJ Rhoades, Tech Services At the age of 12, DJ Rhoades bought his first computer. Soon after… he broke it. Taking it to a repair shop, DJ gained his first experience with computer repair and technical understanding. This proved monumental for his future. As Elkhart Community Schools’ Tech Services Manager, DJ [...]

Inside ECS – DJ Rhoades, Tech Services 2017-10-02T12:09:41+00:00

Perspective – Tony England

Perspective - Tony England Throughout the district, if you’ve been in any of our buildings, there’s a good chance you’ve noticed signs, awards, notes, and banners highlighting our district’s new PRIDE initiative. Your children may have come home and talked about PRIDE. While the concepts held within PRIDE are not new concepts to our [...]

Perspective – Tony England 2017-09-18T14:47:33+00:00

Middle school teachers are all hands on deck for PRIDE

Middle school teachers are all hands on deck for PRIDE Middle School PRIDE teams, consisting of teachers, principals and support staff, recently dedicated their Friday to work together and unify what PRIDE and the Work Ethic Certification mean for seventh and eighth grade students at Elkhart Community Schools. The PRIDE initiative is an acronym [...]

Middle school teachers are all hands on deck for PRIDE 2017-09-18T15:10:55+00:00

Demonstrating PRIDE through instruction at Cleveland

Demonstrating PRIDE through instruction at Cleveland Elkhart’s new PRIDE initiative has officially made its way into the daily lives of our elementary students. Cleveland Elementary students and staff have embraced the curriculum, working to integrate the moral lessons of PRIDE (persistence, respectfulness, initiative, dependability, and efficiency) into the everyday standards of behavior and classroom [...]

Demonstrating PRIDE through instruction at Cleveland 2017-09-18T15:01:16+00:00

Inside ECS – Sheila Mravec, Cleveland

Inside ECS – Sheila Mravec, Cleveland In nearly every classroom at Cleveland Elementary, hand-painted chairs hold children as they explore lands of adventure within books. The chairs are designed after authors and well-known children’s books, and they are clearly well-loved by the students. At the heart of these chairs, and Cleveland Elementary, is paraprofessional [...]

Inside ECS – Sheila Mravec, Cleveland 2017-09-18T13:26:46+00:00

Inside ECS – Jeff Miller, Elkhart Memorial

Inside ECS – Jeff Miller, Elkhart Memorial “Dream so big that people make fun of you.” If you’ve ever been to Jeff Miller’s office in the Elkhart Memorial media center, you’ve seen these words. As the internship coordinator and student activities director at Elkhart Memorial, they’re important words for students. “Do you think [...]

Inside ECS – Jeff Miller, Elkhart Memorial 2017-09-19T14:49:03+00:00

Monger explores PRIDE with special guest program

​Monger explores PRIDE with special guest program With this year’s focused efforts on PRIDE throughout the district, elementary schools like Monger are getting creative with demonstrating fun ways to exhibit the characteristics of PRIDE: persistence, respectfulness, initiative, dependability, and efficiency. Last year, Monger Elementary School welcomed a special visitor to their school. Tim Hannig [...]

Monger explores PRIDE with special guest program 2017-09-18T15:08:06+00:00

PRIDE as a key component of Governor’s Work Ethic Certification program

PRIDE as a key component of Governor's Work Ethic Certification program In April 2017, the unemployment rate in Elkhart County was 1.9%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It’s been reported that Elkhart County currently has between 20,000 and 30,000 unfilled job openings. In The Elkhart Promise, Elkhart Community Schools commits to graduating [...]

PRIDE as a key component of Governor’s Work Ethic Certification program 2017-09-18T15:12:16+00:00