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Esports: A game-changer for Elkhart students

Esports: A game-changer for Elkhart students In a computer lab along the science hall at Elkhart Central High School, a group of 20 students regularly gather for hours after school and on weekends. Under the word “Arkadia” – the name they’ve chosen for their lab – the students equip themselves with headsets and keyboards [...]

Esports: A game-changer for Elkhart students2018-10-17T15:05:57+00:00

Perspective: Wes Molyneaux, Technology Integration

Perspective: Wes Molyneaux, Technology Integration As the Director of Technology Integration, my job puts me at the crossroads between instruction and technology. This is an exciting place to be!  Historically, technology was used in the educational arena as a tool to increase efficiency rather than truly change how students learn and demonstrate what they [...]

Perspective: Wes Molyneaux, Technology Integration2018-10-17T10:48:39+00:00

Designing a Corn Maze

Designing a Corn Maze Since the beginning of this school year, students in Britney Goff’s and Gio Ponciano’s fourth grade classroom have been using technology to re-imagine and redesign the corn maze at Kercher’s Sunrise Orchards. “As a Project Based Learning activity, our students have the task of redesigning the Kercher’s corn maze,” said [...]

Designing a Corn Maze2018-10-17T10:44:54+00:00

Student Tech Team tackles real-world troubleshooting

Student Tech Team tackles real-world troubleshooting With over 1,700 electronic devices being used every day by students and staff at Elkhart Memorial, there are bound to be technical issues. For a group of 13 students at Elkhart Memorial, these issues provide opportunities for hands-on learning. Known as the “student tech team,” this group of [...]

Student Tech Team tackles real-world troubleshooting2018-10-17T10:39:29+00:00

Exploring the World with VR Technology

Exploring the World with VR Technology While much of the talk around the district is focused on the one-to-one iPad technology, students in Jennifer Summers’ Environmental Science class at Elkhart Memorial are experiencing new worlds through a different type of technology: VR (virtual reality) technology using Google Cardboard and iPods. “Students are using VR [...]

Exploring the World with VR Technology2018-10-17T10:33:55+00:00

When Music Theory meets iPad

When Music Theory meets iPad When we think of music and iPads, our minds likely turn toward YouTube and Spotify. For students in Kyle Miller’s orchestra class at Pierre Moran Middle School, iPads are a tool for building their knowledge of the very fundamentals of music through an interactive website and app, via musictheory.net. [...]

When Music Theory meets iPad2018-10-17T10:28:04+00:00

Upcoming Event: Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Youth Depression Speaker

Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Youth Depression Speaker On October 7th, 2003, John Halligan lost his 13-year-old son, Ryan, to suicide. It was revealed in greater detail, after Ryan’s death, that he was ridiculed and humiliated by his peers at his middle school in Vermont and online. Just a few months after Ryan’s death, Halligan spearheaded [...]

Upcoming Event: Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Youth Depression Speaker2018-10-17T10:21:14+00:00

Perspective: Rob Haworth, Giving Back

Perspective: Rob Haworth, Giving Back Throughout this newsletter, you’ll see a few of the many ways our students give back to the community, including a donation drive for a local animal shelter, adoption of local families by our athletes, a fundraiser/donation drive for a local nonprofit, and by caroling out in the community. Projects [...]

Perspective: Rob Haworth, Giving Back2017-12-21T14:03:05+00:00

Bristol students romp to raise funds for ADEC

Bristol students romp to raise funds for ADEC Last December, Bristol PE Teacher Mike Pflugner came across some old ribbons with the words “Rudolph Romp” on them. The staff at Bristol did some research and found that the Rudolph Romp was an old tradition at Bristol, where the students would participate in reindeer races [...]

Bristol students romp to raise funds for ADEC2017-12-21T13:50:46+00:00