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 [...]
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Photo Gallery: ECS Students and Staff Giving Back
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: 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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: Tami Lapp, Bristol “One of the best things about working in the school system is having past students see you out in public and come over to visit, give you hug, and thank you for everything you taught them and did for them. “ Hearing a student say “Mrs. Lapp I’m really [...]
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 [...]