Esports: A game-changer for Elkhart students

Esports: A game-changer for Elkhart students In a computer lab along the science hall at Elkhart Central High School, a group of 20 students regularly gather for hours after school and on weekends. Under the word “Arkadia” – the name they’ve chosen for their lab – the students equip themselves with headsets and keyboards [...]

Esports: A game-changer for Elkhart students2018-10-17T15:05:57+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

Students explore the country through summer programs

Students explore the country through summer programs Every summer, high school students at Elkhart Community Schools have a unique opportunity to study through breathtaking travel opportunities with courses in Earth Science (Colorado), Marine Biology (East Coast), and U.S. History (Washington, DC). Each of the summer field experience courses begins with classroom instruction and local [...]

Students explore the country through summer programs2018-09-14T15:13:38+00:00

Students go global through international travel program

Students go global through international travel program For Elkhart Central High School students Will Nolan and Amy Wyse, the opportunity to travel extended beyond the borders of the United States and into Spain and Chile. Both students traveled through the IUHPFL (Indiana University Honors Program for Foreign Languages) program. Nolan, a current junior at [...]

Students go global through international travel program2018-09-14T15:10:47+00:00

Graduation walks provide a step back in time

Graduation walks provide a step back in time The class of 2018 has had a unique opportunity to take a walk down memory lane. Many of our seniors have had a chance to visit their elementary and middle schools dressed in their cap and gowns. The graduating seniors are greeted with cheers, clapping, and [...]

Graduation walks provide a step back in time2018-05-31T15:37:54+00:00

Students work with NASA, head to Washington, D.C.

Students work with NASA, head to Washington, D.C. Three Elkhart Memorial students are making their way into the field of astronomy while still only seniors in high school. Students Gabe Efsits, Duncan Learman, and Aaron Russell, along with Memorial Physics teacher, John Taylor, and a team of high school researchers from all across the [...]

Students work with NASA, head to Washington, D.C.2018-02-02T11:45:16+00:00

Central students spread cheer throughout Elkhart

Central students spread cheer throughout Elkhart For the second consecutive year, Elkhart Central’s “Shades of Blue” choral ensemble took to the streets of downtown Elkhart to spread holiday cheer. According to Elkhart Central choral director Bill Niederer, the group has caroled inside the halls of Elkhart Central for many years, but principal Frank Serge [...]

Central students spread cheer throughout Elkhart2017-12-21T13:47:55+00:00

Elkhart Memorial Girls Basketball Adopts Local Families

Elkhart Memorial Girls Basketball Adopts Local Families As the girls’ basketball coach at West Side Middle School, Krista Hennings sees and hears a lot of the things happening at West Side and with West Side families. When she heard about a family who was struggling, she saw it as an outreach opportunity for Elkhart [...]

Elkhart Memorial Girls Basketball Adopts Local Families2017-12-21T13:42:00+00:00