Friendship Bench to Honor Mrs. Spry

Friendship Bench to Honor Mrs. Spry When someone retires from a school they leave behind the students, the staff, their classroom, and in Cathy Spry’s case, the playground. Spry worked for Elkhart Community schools at Monger Elementary for 21 years. In those 21 years, she made an impact on many students lives. “Mrs. Spry [...]

Friendship Bench to Honor Mrs. Spry 2017-10-17T08:12:36+00:00

Technology brings new life to student announcements

Technology brings new life to student announcements Morning announcements at Woodland Elementary have become anything but the usual. In the last few weeks what had started as an afterschool program has evolved into something bigger—a learning opportunity where the student's work is hands on, educational and rewarding. Woodland’s unique morning announcements have become a [...]

Technology brings new life to student announcements 2017-10-02T12:11:43+00:00

Monger explores PRIDE with special guest program

​Monger explores PRIDE with special guest program With this year’s focused efforts on PRIDE throughout the district, elementary schools like Monger are getting creative with demonstrating fun ways to exhibit the characteristics of PRIDE: persistence, respectfulness, initiative, dependability, and efficiency. Last year, Monger Elementary School welcomed a special visitor to their school. Tim Hannig [...]

Monger explores PRIDE with special guest program 2017-09-18T15:08:06+00:00

Mary Beck IUSB Lab School & Early Childhood Center

Mary Beck IUSB Lab School & Early Childhood Center IUSB Lab School While the exterior of the building itself may not have changed, students are experiencing a different delivery of instruction inside the classrooms at Mary Beck Elementary.  Through a partnership with Indiana University South Bend School of Education, Mary Beck has become a [...]

Mary Beck IUSB Lab School & Early Childhood Center 2017-09-05T08:06:06+00:00

Ag Days

Ag Days This week, 1,500 grade school students participated in Ag Days at the Agriculture Community Center for Environmental Learning Lab (ACCELL) Farm. Elkhart Community schools agriculture program is growing by leaps and bounds.  Ag Days is not only an extension of what the students study in their classrooms, but also an opportunity for [...]

Ag Days 2017-05-19T16:13:19+00:00

Building friendships through track and field

Building friendships through track and field Last year, through the collaborative efforts of many individuals and groups, Elkhart Community Schools introduced the Unified Track Meet to high school students at Elkhart Central and Elkhart Memorial. This year, the program has grown to include kindergarten through grade 8 students with the Special Olympics: Unified Champion [...]

Building friendships through track and field 2017-04-19T15:02:15+00:00

WSBT’s I Love to Read Program

Hawthorne and Mary Feeser awarded through WSBT's I Love to Read Program Back in January, teachers and schools began signing up to participate in the “I Love To Read Challenge” through WSBT, as an exciting way to get students involved in reading and to let them set goals for themselves. Participating students would be [...]

WSBT’s I Love to Read Program 2017-03-23T09:24:55+00:00

Student-led co-teaching program at Feeser

Student-led co-teaching program at Feeser In two sixth grade classrooms at Mary Feeser, the lessons run much deeper than what they appear on the surface. In a unique classroom set-up, sixth grade teachers Courtney Bean and Amy Reglein Petersen, along with the partnership and support of Special Education teacher Jacque Moore, ESL teacher Elena [...]

Student-led co-teaching program at Feeser 2017-03-08T14:40:57+00:00