Perspective: Rodney Dale, Parent and Board Member

Perspective: Rodney Dale, Parent and Board Member The backbone to any student’s success is strong family support. It’s motivating to know a loved one will show up at their parent teacher conferences, extracurricular activities, help with homework, give career guidance, and even punishment for not doing their best. Family support also gives the student [...]

Perspective: Rodney Dale, Parent and Board Member2018-11-21T13:21:01+00:00

ECS announces superintendent selection

ECS announces superintendent selection November 20, 2018 – Elkhart, IN – Elkhart Community Schools is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Steve Thalheimer as the next Superintendent of Schools for Elkhart Community Schools. After an extensive search, the Elkhart Community Schools Board of School Trustees selected Thalheimer for his proven excellence as an [...]

ECS announces superintendent selection2018-11-21T13:54:36+00:00

PTO: Pathway to Involvement

PTO: Pathway to Involvement At each of the elementary schools at ECS, you’ll find a hardworking, dedicated group of adults who are committed to supporting the partnership between families and schools, through PTOs (parent teacher organizations, also referred to as PTAs: parent teacher association, or PACs: parent activity council). Each of them shares the [...]

PTO: Pathway to Involvement2018-11-21T14:49:19+00:00

New face brings new life to CARES

New face brings new life to CARES Earlier this year, Elkhart Community Schools welcomed Diane Lucchese as the CARES Volunteer Coordinator. CARES is a long-standing Elkhart Community Schools mentoring program that partners a community member with a child. For the past few years, CARES has focused on literacy in partnership with the United Way. [...]

New face brings new life to CARES2018-11-21T13:49:22+00:00

Inside ECS: Adam Homo, Elkhart Memorial

Inside ECS: Adam Homo, Elkhart Memorial Adam Homo never set out to become an educator. If you know Adam, it's likely unbelievable to think that the man who bleeds so deeply in crimson and gold could have potentially never landed in a school building for a career. Where did Adam have his sights set [...]

Inside ECS: Adam Homo, Elkhart Memorial2018-11-21T14:37:06+00:00

Inside ECS: Sharon Stout, Food Services

Inside ECS: Sharon Stout, Food Services ‘Expect nothing less than the best’ is the mantra of ECS’ Sharon Stout, the assistant to the director of food services for elementary schools. It’s with this mentality that Sharon ensures elementary lunches are the best they can be, but it’s also a guiding tenet with her own [...]

Inside ECS: Sharon Stout, Food Services2018-11-21T13:23:39+00:00

Secondary: Parental Involvement Beyond Elementary

Secondary: Parental Involvement Beyond Elementary For many parents, the transition from elementary to middle school can be tense as they leave the comfort of their small school and PTO for a larger building with more students and seemingly less opportunities to be involved. While it may seem as if there are less opportunities, in [...]

Secondary: Parental Involvement Beyond Elementary2018-11-21T15:15:03+00:00

PTO: The Power of PTOs

PTO: The Power of PTOs Earlier this month, Mary Feeser PTO president Julie Tyrakowski had an idea. Every December, at Mary Feeser, and at many schools throughout the district, students collect items like non-perishable food and toiletries to help other ECS schools in need. “The student council at Mary Feeser usually coordinates a food [...]

PTO: The Power of PTOs2018-11-21T15:16:24+00:00