School Information

Located on the far east edge of Elkhart, Eastwood Elementary is a small school that is warm and welcoming. This sense of community and family can be felt the minute you enter the building. The caring staff is like a large extended family, providing students, parents, and one another with support, acceptance, and encouragement. Students at Eastwood are supported not only by teachers and school administrators, but also by the strong PTA, volunteer base and CARES mentors.


School Hours

At Eastwood, school is in session from 8:35am to 2:55pm on Mondays and 8:35am to 3:35pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Eastwood’s office hours are 7:30am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.


School Address

Eastwood is located on County Road 15, between Bristol Street and County Road 6. Eastwood’s physical address is 2605 County Road 15, Elkhart, IN 46514.


Staff Directory

Office Staff
Dr. Melinda Higginson-Principal
Mrs. Jennifer Wakeman – Academic Dean
Mrs. Barb Rosenberry – Secretary brosenberry
Mrs. Nicole Stutsman – Assistant Secretary
Ms. Laura Miller – Nurse
Ms. Ashley Fehlberg- Social Worker
Mrs. Sarah Castleman-Supervisor of Cafeteria
Mrs. Marva Taylor-Head Custodian
Mrs. Aanika Papet
Mrs. Kim Haas
Mrs. Peggy DeLanghe
1st Grade
Mrs. Mary Genovese
Mrs. Victoria Culp
Ms. Michelle Bohlmann
2nd Grade
Mr. Victor Muniz
Ms. Cambria Rief
3rd Grade
Ms. Denise Demeter
Mrs. Billie Jo Etchason
Mrs. Andrea Welles
4th Grade
Ms. Elizabeth Ordonez
Mrs. Alicia Elbert
Mrs. Evelyn Muniz
5th Grade
Mrs. Lora Mulstay
Mrs. Megan Gutierrez
Mrs. Nicole Gernand
6th Grade
Mrs. Michelle Holderman
Mrs. Nicole Harris
Ms. Deb Frost
Special Areas & Special Education
Mrs. Christina Herrick-Mild SPED-Grades 4-6
Mrs. Erin Buczkowski-Mild SPED Grades K-3
Ms. Marlena Wolf-Intense Interventions-SPED
Mr. Christopher Hipsher & Mr. Asa Ennis-Mild Interventions ED

Mrs. Nicole Martinez-ELL
Mrs. April Sherwood-Library
Mr. Ted Miller
Mr. Endesha Bonner- PE
Ms. Anne Buckwalter
Mrs. Kaitlyn Stanley-Speech


Supply Lists

Eastwood’s school supply lists


PTA Information

Eastwood welcomes parental involvement in our school in many ways. One opportunity for parents to become involved is through our PTA. For information on Eastwood’s PTA, visit the Eastwood PTA Facebook Group page or email

PTA Calendar of Events:

August 13th- Kindergarten Ice Cream Social: 6:00-7:00pm

August 14th- Back to School Night- (Grades 1-6):  6:30-8:00pm

August 15th- First Day of School

August 22nd- August PTA Meeting: Art Room 7:00-8:00pm

September 5th- September PTA Meeting: Art Room 7:00-8:00pm

September 5th- Fall School Picture Day

September 7th- Fall Family Fun Fair: 4:00-7:00pm

September 7th- Mum Fundraiser Delivery: During Fun Fair 4:00-7:00pm

October 3rd- October PTA Meeting: Art Room 7:00-8:00pm

October 21st & 23rd- Parent Teacher Conferences (evening)

October 21st-23rd- Red Ribbon Week

October 24th, 25th, 28th- Fall Recess: No School

October 31st- Fall Festival (during regular school hours)

November 7th- November PTA Meeting: Art Room 7:00-8:00pm

November 7th- Fall Picture Retake Day & Fall Sport Pictures (Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball, LaCrosse)

November 11th-15th- Fall Book Fair

November 26th- Rise N Roll Pie Fundraiser Delivery (time TBD)

November 27th-29th- Thanksgiving Break: No school

December 5th- December PTA Meeting: Art Room 7:00-8:00pm

December 20th- Winter Sports Pictures (Boys Basketball, Cheerleading)

December 23rd-January 3rd- Winter Recess: No school

January 9th- January PTA Meeting: Art Room 7:00-8:00pm

February 3rd- Spring Book Fair

February 6th- Parent Teacher Conferences (time TBD)

February 13th- February PTA Meeting: Art Room 7:00-8:00pm

February 13th- Girls Basketball Pictures

March 5th- March PTA Meeting: Art Room 7:00-8:00pm

March 7th- Trivia Night (time TBD)

April 2nd- April PTA Meeting: Art Room 7:00-8:00pm

April 6th-10th- Spring Break: No School

April 16th- Kindergarten RoundUp

April 17th- Spring Sport & Club Pictures (Girls Soccer, Football)

May 7th- May PTA Meeting: Art Room 7:00-8:00pm

May 8th- Spring Flowers/Baked Goods (time TBD)

June 1st- 6th Grade Recognition: 7:00pm

June 2nd- Field Day

June 2nd- 6th Grade Student Party: 4:00-6:00pm

June 3rd- Last Day of School



Eastwood PTA Officers:

  • Anne McLane Bell & Megan Wilson-Hess – Co-Presidents/Vice President
  • Megan Hartman – Secretary
  • Jen Cline – Treasurer


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School Improvement Plan

To see our full Eastwood School Improvement Plan, please click here: Eastwood School Improvement Plan.