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Solo & Ensemble Results 2019

Solo & Ensemble Results 2019 Orchestra performers who received a “Gold” rating in the solo category: Viola: Rachel Delauente Violin: Bianca Helfrich, Jeremiah Fisher, La'Roy Fisher, Sam Schweinzger, Casey Tweedy, Josie McCormick Orchestra performers who received a “Gold” rating in the ensemble category were: Rachel Delauente-viola, Bianca Helfrich-violin, Jeremiah Fisher-violin, La'Roy Fisher-violin, Sam Schweinzger-violin, Casey [...]

Solo & Ensemble Results 20192019-02-21T12:30:35-05:00

Giving Back

Giving Back November and the beginning of December, students at Monger Elementary worked together to fill Salvation Army baskets. “I think it’s important to give back because these small gestures of giving back can make a huge difference in someone’s life,” said Jessica Moreno, Monger teacher. “A lot of us take for granted what [...]

Giving Back2018-12-20T16:30:43-05:00

Perspective: Jacquie Rost, Athletic Director

Perspective: Jacquie Rost, Athletic Director Because I started my journey in education as an English teacher, I have always been enamored by the written word and the impact it can have on people who choose to examine and reflect on what those words mean. In my early years as a coach, I took my [...]

Perspective: Jacquie Rost, Athletic Director2018-12-20T16:32:27-05:00

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 Member2018-12-20T15:10:59-05:00

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 selection2018-11-21T13:54:36-05:00

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 Involvement2018-11-21T14:49:19-05:00

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 CARES2018-11-21T13:49:22-05:00

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 Memorial2018-11-21T14:37:06-05:00