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ELKHART — In Elkhart as a guest performer for Sunday’s Elkhart County Symphony concert, internationally acclaimed violinist Wen-Lei Gu also took the time to visit area schools to teach young musicians a few tricks of her trade.

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ELKHART — Elkhart Community Schools officials held a grand opening for their new $3.7 million automotive learning facility on Thursday, hoping to meet a growing need for such training.

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ELKHART — Calling all volunteers. Elkhart and Goshen school corporations are in need of readers.

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ELKHART — Students at Elkhart Community Schools will be singing a new fight song next school year when Elkhart Central and Elkhart Memorial merge to become Elkhart High School.

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McDonald’s restaurants and Ivy Tech Community College are launching an alliance to make college more affordable and offer training for those new to the workforce that will be shared at more than 300 McDonald’s locations in Indiana and 18 Ivy Tech campuses with 40 sites.

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GOSHEN — Goshen College and Ivy Tech Community College signed articulation agreements recently that will allow students to transfer credits from Ivy Tech’s programs into Goshen College’s four-year bachelor degree programs in accounting, business and marketing, according to a news release iss…

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ELKHART — Indiana’s overall high school graduation rate for the Class of 2019 dropped a notch from the year before, according to results released by the Indiana Department of Education, and most schools in Elkhart County mirrored that trend.

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ELKHART — Elkhart Community Schools was the only district in Elkhart County with schools that didn’t meet federal school accountability expectations, and Wa-Nee Community Schools was the only corporation with a school to exceed expectations, according to a federal accountability ratings repo…

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ELKHART — With winter break still in session, hundreds of children and their families headed to the ETHOS Innovation Center on Monday for a few hours of some hands-on science during Open Museum Day.

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GOSHEN — West Goshen and Model Elementary Schools were placed on lockdown Tuesday following a “shots fired” police call in the Silverwood area.

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ELKHART — As Elkhart Central and Elkhart Memorial prepare to become one Elkhart High School, a new and expanded home for its music program will emerge.

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ELKHART— A small fire caused a brief evacuation at Monger Elementary School on Monday morning after a student lit a paper towel dispenser on fire in the school’s bathroom, according to the Elkhart Fire Department.

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GOSHEN— Goshen Community Schools’ classified, licensed classified and administrative employees will all receive raises next school year.

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ELKHART — It was a full day of celebration for The Elkhart County Crossing School of Business & Entrepreneurship on Friday as the group officially opened its new corporate offices in Elkhart and received a grant for its Entrepreneurial Training Center in Goshen.

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GOSHEN — For the second year in a row, an Elkhart County native has joined the ranks of Distinguished Alumni for the South Bend-Elkhart campus of Ivy Tech Community College.

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DUNLAP — It may not be Christmas yet, but that didn’t stop second-graders at Concord Community Schools from celebrating.

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GOSHEN — Bethany Christian Schools is kicking off the public phase of the Great Strides Capital Campaign to upgrade athletic fields, add a track, and increase safety and accessibility to the athletic complex.

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ELKHART — Students at Concord High School have many things they could do over a weekend: club events, sports, homework, hanging out with friends and family. Or, if they can find the time, just taking a break.

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ELKHART — The largest school district in Elkhart County is losing more than 1,500 students through transfers, a new report from the Indiana Department of Education shows.

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MILLERSBURG — A well-known member of the Fairfield community was being remembered Thursday after his vehicle was hit from behind and pushed into the path of a third vehicle in the opposite lane, police said.

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 ELKHART — Students at the E3Roboticsx Center have received grant funding for their robotics teams as they work to enhance their skills in science and engineering.

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ELKHART — More than 1,000 local elementary school students on Wednesday were invited to an exclusive premiere of Premier Arts’ latest production, “Frozen Jr.” 

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ELKHART — Thousands of teachers across Indiana convened at the Statehouse for massive Red for Ed rally Tuesday morning to champion for more government funding for public education.

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DUNLAP — After nearly 40 years of work at Concord Community Schools, the past year as superintendent, Tim Tahara has announced his plans to retire from the district effective June 30.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Two Elkhart County marching bands made their way to the Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday for the 47th annual ISSMA State Finals for High School Marching Bands.

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GOSHEN — Goshen Community Schools is the latest school district in Elkhart County to join a growing list of districts statewide that will close Nov. 19 so that teachers can participate in the Red for Ed Action Day in Indianapolis.

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Three school districts in Elkhart County are among a growing list of schools across Indiana that will not be in session a week from Tuesday due to a large number of educators requesting the day off to attend the Red for Ed Action Day at the Statehouse.

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ELKHART — Elkhart High School’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Raider team recently earned a Top 3 finish at state competition, according to Elkhart Community Schools.

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Two of eight marching bands in Elkhart County have punched their ticket to Indiana State School Music Association state finals.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Financial aid professionals will be volunteering at 37 sites in Indiana to help college-bound students and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal Sunday.

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ELKHART — Baugo school district leaders, staff, students and community members are dedicating the new kindergarten wing at Jimtown Elementary School with a long-range vision, naming the facility Hope Hall.  

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ELKHART — A Goshen native whose book about a girl dreaming to become an astronaut has been read at the International Space Station helped children at the ETHOS Innovation Center prepare their own dreams for blastoff this weekend.

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 ELKHART — Elkhart Memorial High School’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps has been selected as one of 81 units to receive the 2018-19 Air Force JROTC Outstanding Organization Award.

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 ELKHART — Shovels hit the dirt Thursday during a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the start of construction on Elkhart Community Schools’ new Engineering, Technology and Innovation School of Study building.

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