ECS announces superintendent selection

ECS announces superintendent selection November 20, 2018 – Elkhart, IN – Elkhart Community Schools is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Steve Thalheimer as the next Superintendent of Schools for Elkhart Community Schools. After an extensive search, the Elkhart Community Schools Board of School Trustees selected Thalheimer for his proven excellence as an [...]

ECS announces superintendent selection2018-11-21T13:54:36+00:00

PTO: Pathway to Involvement

PTO: Pathway to Involvement At each of the elementary schools at ECS, you’ll find a hardworking, dedicated group of adults who are committed to supporting the partnership between families and schools, through PTOs (parent teacher organizations, also referred to as PTAs: parent teacher association, or PACs: parent activity council). Each of them shares the [...]

PTO: Pathway to Involvement2018-11-21T14:49:19+00:00

New face brings new life to CARES

New face brings new life to CARES Earlier this year, Elkhart Community Schools welcomed Diane Lucchese as the CARES Volunteer Coordinator. CARES is a long-standing Elkhart Community Schools mentoring program that partners a community member with a child. For the past few years, CARES has focused on literacy in partnership with the United Way. [...]

New face brings new life to CARES2018-11-21T13:49:22+00:00

PTO: The Power of PTOs

PTO: The Power of PTOs Earlier this month, Mary Feeser PTO president Julie Tyrakowski had an idea. Every December, at Mary Feeser, and at many schools throughout the district, students collect items like non-perishable food and toiletries to help other ECS schools in need. “The student council at Mary Feeser usually coordinates a food [...]

PTO: The Power of PTOs2018-11-21T15:16:24+00:00

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