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Perspective: Maria Leon Buitrago, Elkhart Central

Perspective: Maria Leon Buitrago, Elkhart Central Let’s be honest, Elkhart Community Schools offers a truly unique and thoughtful path for students to succeed, something that I personally believe deserves more praise. I feel obliged to share my story and truly give you my perspective of the student life and the effects that this school [...]

Perspective: Maria Leon Buitrago, Elkhart Central 2018-05-31T14:52:47+00:00

District Spelling Bee

District Spelling Bee On May 21, students from around the district participated in the first district-wide spelling bee. Coming out on top in the individual competition were: Maya Ballinger, Mary Feeser Erick Becerra Valdes, Mary Feeser Christian Bloch, Roosevelt Leading the team competition were: Mary Feeser Pinewood Roosevelt STEAM Academy Each elementary school in [...]

District Spelling Bee 2018-05-31T14:52:57+00:00

Graduation walks provide a step back in time

Graduation walks provide a step back in time The class of 2018 has had a unique opportunity to take a walk down memory lane. Many of our seniors have had a chance to visit their elementary and middle schools dressed in their cap and gowns. The graduating seniors are greeted with cheers, clapping, and [...]

Graduation walks provide a step back in time 2018-05-31T15:37:54+00:00

Record Number of Students Walk with Ivy Tech Graduates

Record Number of Students Walk with Ivy Tech Graduates On May 11, 155 students from Elkhart Community Schools had the opportunity to walk across the stage with Ivy Tech Community College graduates in their commencement ceremony, held at the University of Notre Dame. The group of graduates includes 72 students from Elkhart Central, 47 [...]

Record Number of Students Walk with Ivy Tech Graduates 2018-05-31T14:44:41+00:00

Unified Track Team and the Special Olympics

Unified Track Team and the Special Olympics Elkhart Community Schools introduced the Unified Track Meet to high school students at Elkhart Central and Elkhart Memorial two years ago. This year, the Elkhart Memorial High School Unified Track team became the 2018 Sectional Champions and are heading to STATE after finishing as the regional runner-up! [...]

Unified Track Team and the Special Olympics 2018-05-31T15:45:27+00:00

Kathy Nusbaum, Teacher of the Year (Secondary)

  Kathy Nusbaum, Teacher of the Year (Secondary) Why did you choose to work in education/at a school? My parents were sponsored to America by a church in Demotte, Indiana 1980.  I remember both my mom, dad, and myself picking blueberries for money.  After-work, our sponsors made my dad take night classes so he [...]

Kathy Nusbaum, Teacher of the Year (Secondary) 2018-05-31T14:43:50+00:00

Hillary Harder, Teacher of the Year (Elementary)

Hillary Harder, Teacher of the Year (Elementary) Why did you choose to work in education/at a school? I chose to work in education because I wanted to work through music to build community and work with kids, especially those who may not otherwise have access to instrumental music. I love studying music and performing [...]

Hillary Harder, Teacher of the Year (Elementary) 2018-05-31T14:44:05+00:00

Tracy Kirts, Employee of the Year (Secondary)

Tracy Kirts, Employee of the Year (Secondary) Why did you choose to work in education/at a school? I have always enjoyed working with people/kids/students, of any age.   Being a mother of two school children, it allowed me to go to their sporting events, field trips and have the same breaks. What brought you to [...]

Tracy Kirts, Employee of the Year (Secondary) 2018-05-31T14:44:21+00:00

Elkhart County scores with $3.2 million in counseling grants

Elkhart County scores with $3.2 million in counseling grants Last fall all seven districts in Elkhart County were delighted to learn they had been awarded school counseling grants from the Lilly Endowment! The competition was stiff—over 250 grant proposals were received by the Endowment with only 57 grants awarded. Elkhart County counted for 7 [...]

Elkhart County scores with $3.2 million in counseling grants 2018-05-31T15:31:25+00:00

Cleveland Elementary school: Dreams for Riley’s

Cleveland Elementary school: Dreams for Riley’s What started as conversation between friends about the possibilities of making money with a lemonade stand quickly turned into a successful fourth grade service project. Three young friends, Autumn Cannon, Grace Towne and Camryn Clairday, while passing the time making bracelets on a rainbow loom, brainstormed ideas to [...]

Cleveland Elementary school: Dreams for Riley’s 2018-05-16T07:59:40+00:00