Perspective: Steve Thalheimer, Superintendent

Steve Thalheimer, Superintendent of Schools I have always considered myself a teacher. In any role I have assumed in education, I have viewed it as an opportunity to work alongside students, staff, parents, school boards, community members, legislators, and policy makers to help all stakeholders understand public education, to strive for [...]

Perspective: Steve Thalheimer, Superintendent2019-02-21T11:25:54-05:00

Perspective: Rodney Dale, Parent and Board Member

Perspective: Rodney Dale, Parent and Board Member The backbone to any student’s success is strong family support. It’s motivating to know a loved one will show up at their parent teacher conferences, extracurricular activities, help with homework, give career guidance, and even punishment for not doing their best. Family support also gives the student [...]

Perspective: Rodney Dale, Parent and Board Member2018-12-20T15:10:59-05:00

Perspective: Wes Molyneaux, Technology Integration

Perspective: Wes Molyneaux, Technology Integration As the Director of Technology Integration, my job puts me at the crossroads between instruction and technology. This is an exciting place to be!  Historically, technology was used in the educational arena as a tool to increase efficiency rather than truly change how students learn and demonstrate what they [...]

Perspective: Wes Molyneaux, Technology Integration2018-10-17T10:48:39-04:00

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

Perspective: Nancy Perez, Memorial Graduation Speaker

Nancy Perez: Elkhart Memorial Graduation Speaker Graduation is quickly approaching for Memorial and Central Seniors, and with this comes a list of things to do to get ready to prepare. Ordering a cap and gown, sending out invitations, and planning a graduation party is just the beginning, but for Memorial senior Nancy Perez, another [...]

Perspective: Nancy Perez, Memorial Graduation Speaker2018-05-16T08:03:01-04:00

Perspective: Rob Haworth, Giving Back

Perspective: Rob Haworth, Giving Back Throughout this newsletter, you’ll see a few of the many ways our students give back to the community, including a donation drive for a local animal shelter, adoption of local families by our athletes, a fundraiser/donation drive for a local nonprofit, and by caroling out in the community. Projects [...]

Perspective: Rob Haworth, Giving Back2017-12-21T14:03:05-05:00

Levon Johnson, Perspective Change

Levon Johnson, Perspective Change Elkhart Community Schools is taking a calculated risk having someone who is less than two weeks away from leaving the system, write a perspective piece for the newsletter. In all seriousness, I appreciate this opportunity to reflect a little. If I had to title this perspective piece, I would call [...]

Levon Johnson, Perspective Change2017-11-15T15:12:38-05:00

Perspective: Student Swap by Morgan Gonsoski & Victoria Miller

Perspective: Student Swap by Morgan Gonsoski & Victoria Miller If you’re reading this, I’m sure that you’ve heard of Elkhart’s plans to restore Memorial and Central to the former “Elkhart High School” in upcoming years. If you haven’t, then welcome to Elkhart, and to one of the biggest changes we’ve yet to see. With [...]

Perspective: Student Swap by Morgan Gonsoski & Victoria Miller2017-11-10T09:46:14-05:00