Perspective – Mark Mow “Welcome Back”

Perspective – Mark Mow “Welcome Back” This time of year, we hear the phrase “welcome back” quite a bit. We welcome our staff, our students, our parents, and our community back to our schools for an exciting new year of learning, growth, and friendship. For me personally, the phrase “welcome back” carries a special [...]

Perspective – Mark Mow “Welcome Back”2018-08-23T10:14:31+00:00

PLCs coming to Elkhart schools

PLCs coming to Elkhart schools This summer, 300 teachers and staff attended the Professional Learning Communities at Work Institute in Lincolnshire, Illinois. The institute was attended last year by 200 ECS staff members. According to the All Things PLC website, a PLC is defined as “an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively in [...]

PLCs coming to Elkhart schools2018-08-23T10:24:37+00:00

What’s New at ECS?

What’s New at ECS? Doors are open, kids are learning their ways to their new classrooms, and we’re all finding our rhythm of the new school year. So, what’s new at the district for 2018-2019? Curriculum: New course offerings for 2018-2019 high school students: Advanced Life Science, Finite Math, Sports Officiating, Mechatronics, Film Literature, [...]

What’s New at ECS?2018-08-23T10:13:55+00:00

Welcome New ECS Principals

Welcome New ECS Principals Elkhart Community Schools is excited to welcome four outstanding educational leaders to our schools as head principals. At Eastwood, we welcome Dr. Mindy Higginson. Higginson has been in education for 23 years, working the majority at South Bend School Corporation. She spent the first 13 years as a middle school [...]

Welcome New ECS Principals2018-08-23T15:07:07+00:00

Sandy Carnall: Phi Beta Mu Inductee

Sandy Carnall: Phi Beta Mu Inductee North Side Band Director, Sandy Carnall has recently been inducted into Phi Beta Mu, an International Honorary Fraternity for band directors. It is an organization that honors outstanding band directors whose dedication and devotion to their profession is paramount.   “In order to be inducted into Phi Beta [...]

Sandy Carnall: Phi Beta Mu Inductee2018-02-02T14:42:12+00:00

Vet Tech Students Find Success at Show

Vet Tech Students Find Success at Show Last weekend, seven Elkhart Area Career Center Veterinary Science and FFA members traveled to show their pigs at the Green and White hog show. It was held at the Michigan State University livestock pavilion, in East Lansing, Michigan. Students wanting to participate in the program are responsible [...]

Vet Tech Students Find Success at Show2018-02-02T11:17:22+00:00

Inside ECS – Linda Stofko, West Side

Inside ECS – Linda Stofko, West Side “We are all in.” If there is one message Linda hopes to leave with people, it’s this one. As the English Language District Coach at Elkhart Community Schools, Linda’s mission is to provide excellent service to students and families, and help our families know they are welcome [...]

Inside ECS – Linda Stofko, West Side2018-02-02T11:17:56+00:00