Designing a Corn Maze

Designing a Corn Maze Since the beginning of this school year, students in Britney Goff’s and Gio Ponciano’s fourth grade classroom have been using technology to re-imagine and redesign the corn maze at Kercher’s Sunrise Orchards. “As a Project Based Learning activity, our students have the task of redesigning the Kercher’s corn maze,” said [...]

Designing a Corn Maze2018-10-17T10:44:54+00:00

Student Tech Team tackles real-world troubleshooting

Student Tech Team tackles real-world troubleshooting With over 1,700 electronic devices being used every day by students and staff at Elkhart Memorial, there are bound to be technical issues. For a group of 13 students at Elkhart Memorial, these issues provide opportunities for hands-on learning. Known as the “student tech team,” this group of [...]

Student Tech Team tackles real-world troubleshooting2018-10-17T10:39:29+00:00

Exploring the World with VR Technology

Exploring the World with VR Technology While much of the talk around the district is focused on the one-to-one iPad technology, students in Jennifer Summers’ Environmental Science class at Elkhart Memorial are experiencing new worlds through a different type of technology: VR (virtual reality) technology using Google Cardboard and iPods. “Students are using VR [...]

Exploring the World with VR Technology2018-10-17T10:33:55+00:00

When Music Theory meets iPad

When Music Theory meets iPad When we think of music and iPads, our minds likely turn toward YouTube and Spotify. For students in Kyle Miller’s orchestra class at Pierre Moran Middle School, iPads are a tool for building their knowledge of the very fundamentals of music through an interactive website and app, via musictheory.net. [...]

When Music Theory meets iPad2018-10-17T10:28:04+00:00

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