One School, One Book

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 [...]

One School, One Book 2018-02-02T11:15:58+00:00

Bristol students romp to raise funds for ADEC

Bristol students romp to raise funds for ADEC Last December, Bristol PE Teacher Mike Pflugner came across some old ribbons with the words “Rudolph Romp” on them. The staff at Bristol did some research and found that the Rudolph Romp was an old tradition at Bristol, where the students would participate in reindeer races [...]

Bristol students romp to raise funds for ADEC 2017-12-21T13:50:46+00:00

Riverview students team up to help Pet Refuge

Riverview students team up to help Pet Refuge A few weeks ago, Riverview Elementary third graders, headed by third-grade teacher Kerry Mullet, took a field trip the local pet care and adoption center Pet Refuge where students toured the facilities, learned more about the animal shelters, and ultimately were inspired to begin a school-wide [...]

Riverview students team up to help Pet Refuge 2017-12-21T13:45:34+00:00

Compassion learned through the Wonder of Reading

Compassion learned through the Wonder of Reading Osolo Elementary students have been introduced to a special character: Auggie Pullman, main character of the New York Times bestselling middle grade novel, “Wonder,” written by R.J. Palacio. The book follows the story of August “Auggie” Pullman, a 10 year old boy diagnosed with a severe facial [...]

Compassion learned through the Wonder of Reading 2017-11-15T14:40:25+00:00

Elementary – Real Men Read

Elementary - Real Men Read Every fall for the last four years, our elementary schools have welcomed business professionals, police officers, Kiwanis members, everyday dads and grandfathers into their classrooms to read books to the students. Real Men Read is a program sponsored through a United Way grant, which helps pay for training and [...]

Elementary – Real Men Read 2017-10-31T08:26:30+00:00

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