Solo & Ensemble Results 2018

Solo & Ensemble Results 2018 Orchestra performers who received a “Gold” rating in the solo category: Violin:  Katie Huang, Randall Delafuente , Jeramiah Fisher Orchestra performers who received a “Gold” rating in the ensemble category were: Katie Huang, Randall Delafuente, Dazia Wilkins, Katelyn Hudson, Katie Weaver, Madison Baker, Josie McCormick, Jeramiah Fisher, Ashley Ochoa, [...]

Solo & Ensemble Results 20182018-02-02T13:11:38+00:00

Demonstrating PRIDE through instruction at Cleveland

Demonstrating PRIDE through instruction at Cleveland Elkhart’s new PRIDE initiative has officially made its way into the daily lives of our elementary students. Cleveland Elementary students and staff have embraced the curriculum, working to integrate the moral lessons of PRIDE (persistence, respectfulness, initiative, dependability, and efficiency) into the everyday standards of behavior and classroom [...]

Demonstrating PRIDE through instruction at Cleveland2017-09-18T15:01:16+00:00

Literacy is front and center at Elkhart Community Schools

Literacy is front and center at Elkhart Community Schools When Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest.” When it comes to children, statistics show [...]

Literacy is front and center at Elkhart Community Schools2017-09-05T08:15:45+00:00

Project-Based Learning brings student ideas to Elkhart leaders

Project-Based Learning brings student ideas to Elkhart leaders When Elkhart Memorial social studies teacher Adam Meyers reviewed the Indiana state standards for instruction, one in particular stood out to him – World Geography, WG.4.3 – Human Systems: Hypothesize about the impact of push factors and pull factors on human migration in selected regions and [...]

Project-Based Learning brings student ideas to Elkhart leaders2017-05-19T12:33:10+00:00

Reading and math brought alive through cooking

Reading and math brought alive through cooking In an intense intervention class at Elkhart Memorial, students learn more than information from a textbook – they learn the everyday skills to help prepare them for life after graduation, including cooking. Led by special education teachers Franki Hawkins, Don Knowlton, and a team of strong paraprofessionals, [...]

Reading and math brought alive through cooking2017-04-19T14:58:18+00:00

Catapults and Robots in the Classroom

Catapults and Robots in the Classroom Christina Morris was looking for something different to work on with her sixth grade students at Cleveland Elementary School. She decided to allow her students to vote on a set of science standards they would be most interested in. The students chose engineering. With the field of engineering [...]

Catapults and Robots in the Classroom2017-03-22T16:06:00+00:00

AgriScience changing the way students think about food

AgriScience changing the way students think about food In 16 classrooms throughout the district, students eagerly await the sounds of eggs hatching to have a better understanding of life cycles and where our food comes from. It’s part of the new AgriScience curriculum being incorporated in buildings throughout the district. Currently, 21 classrooms have [...]

AgriScience changing the way students think about food2017-03-08T15:45:51+00:00

Aquatics Center brings exciting future for Elkhart students

Aquatics Center brings exciting future for Elkhart students On Tuesday, February 14, the Elkhart Community Schools Board of School Trustees entered into an agreement with Beacon Health Systems and Community Foundation of Elkhart County on the development of the Elkhart Health, Fitness, Aquatics, and Community Center. What does this mean for ECS students? “The [...]

Aquatics Center brings exciting future for Elkhart students2017-02-22T11:31:04+00:00