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Perspective – Mark Mow “Welcome Back”

Perspective – Mark Mow “Welcome Back” This time of year, we hear the phrase “welcome back” quite a bit. We welcome our staff, our students, our parents, and our community back to our schools for an exciting new year of learning, growth, and friendship. For me personally, the phrase “welcome back” carries a special [...]

Perspective – Mark Mow “Welcome Back”2018-08-23T10:14:31-04:00

PLCs coming to Elkhart schools

PLCs coming to Elkhart schools This summer, 300 teachers and staff attended the Professional Learning Communities at Work Institute in Lincolnshire, Illinois. The institute was attended last year by 200 ECS staff members. According to the All Things PLC website, a PLC is defined as “an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively in [...]

PLCs coming to Elkhart schools2018-08-23T10:24:37-04:00

What’s New at ECS?

What’s New at ECS? Doors are open, kids are learning their ways to their new classrooms, and we’re all finding our rhythm of the new school year. So, what’s new at the district for 2018-2019? Curriculum: New course offerings for 2018-2019 high school students: Advanced Life Science, Finite Math, Sports Officiating, Mechatronics, Film Literature, [...]

What’s New at ECS?2018-08-23T10:13:55-04:00

Welcome New ECS Principals

Welcome New ECS Principals Elkhart Community Schools is excited to welcome four outstanding educational leaders to our schools as head principals. At Eastwood, we welcome Dr. Mindy Higginson. Higginson has been in education for 23 years, working the majority at South Bend School Corporation. She spent the first 13 years as a middle school [...]

Welcome New ECS Principals2018-08-23T15:07:07-04:00

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 Central2018-05-31T14:52:47-04:00

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 Bee2018-05-31T14:52:57-04:00

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 time2018-05-31T15:37:54-04:00
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