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 [...]
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Summer Program Fair On Wednesday, April 25, families are invited to attend our first Summer Program Fair at Elkhart Central High School from 5:00 to 7:00pm. Over twenty organizations are scheduled to attend, highlighting summer programs featuring activities like art, music, swimming, dance, sports, theatre, technology, animals, and science. “Every year, we hear from [...]
New Spring Sports “We are excited about our new opportunities!” said Rod Roberson, District Director of Co-Curricular Programming. This spring Elkhart Community Schools introduced club Lacrosse to the High Schools. “The support and excitement from the students has been overwhelming. As for their first season, the boys team has already had their first wins!” [...]
Naming Committee Update The Elkhart community is making great strides in the process of unifying Memorial and Central High School. The naming committee has been hard at work for months, figuring methods and potential choices for school name, colors, mascot, and mascot nickname. Beginning in November of 2017, several meetings were held to determine [...]
Pinewood’s Cheryl Gough and her Jump Rope for Heart Success Pinewood’s Physical Education teacher Cheryl Gough has been teaching at Pinewood for 19 years, her dedication and passion reflected in her many endeavors, though most noticeably her efforts in leading her students in the nationwide educational and fundraising program, Jump Rope for Heart, led [...]
Nancy Perez: Elkhart Memorial Graduation Speaker Graduation is quickly approaching for Memorial and Central Seniors, and with this comes a list of things to do to get ready to prepare. Ordering a cap and gown, sending out invitations, and planning a graduation party is just the beginning, but for Memorial senior Nancy Perez, another [...]
ECS Hosts Elkhart Chamber Leadership Academy On April 11, eighteen participants from the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy visited Elkhart Community Schools for their “Education Day.” Each year, the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce offers a Leadership Academy to emerging leaders in the Elkhart community. The program is a nine-month long program, [...]
ECS Announces Record-Breaking Graduation Rate The Indiana Department of Education recently announced the final 2016-2017 graduation rates for Indiana high schools. Elkhart Community Schools is thrilled to announce the highest graduation rate – 91.7% – and the most graduates – 786 – in school history. Tremendous growth to the ECS graduation rate has been [...]
Students work with NASA, head to Washington, D.C. Three Elkhart Memorial students are making their way into the field of astronomy while still only seniors in high school. Students Gabe Efsits, Duncan Learman, and Aaron Russell, along with Memorial Physics teacher, John Taylor, and a team of high school researchers from all across the [...]
One School, One Book On January 16, Cleveland students finally got to open two large wrapped boxes that they’d been walking by every day for almost a month. The contents? Over 650 copies of “The World According to Humphrey” by Betty G. Birney were presented to students, one for each student to take home [...]