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ELKHART — Next year, after their athletic programs merge, the Central-Memorial rivalry will be a thing of the past, but tonight, Elkhart fans celebrate with one final Mangy Lion football game.

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ELKHART — Organizers are welcoming children of all ages and their families to the fifth annual Elkhart Education Foundation Kick Off Classic, advertised as the city’s biggest back-to-school party.

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 DUNLAP — Former NFL player and motivational speaker Harvie Herrington told students at Concord High School on Friday that knowing their dream, their why and their purpose are the key ingredients to becoming a great leader.

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ELKHART — Nerves, excitement and curiosity were all on the faces and in the comments of students at Mary Daly Elementary School on Thursday as they headed back to class for the first day of school.

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GOSHEN — Substitute teachers with some experience are getting a raise at Goshen Community Schools this school year.

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GOSHEN — After a first successful event in April, Triple P in Elkhart County is bringing a second free community screening of “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” to Goshen Middle School, along with two Triple P workshops and a cyber safety presentation to help parents establish rule…

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ELKHART — Teachers and staff at Elkhart Community Schools in need of school supplies for their students and classrooms now have a store and website to shop free of charge.

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DUNLAP — Concord Community Schools has a new virtual academy for the new school year designed to offer high school students an option to a traditional brick-and-mortar setting, officials said.

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ELKHART— Hundreds of students and their families recently got an early taste of dining options that may be offered at Elkhart Community Schools for the upcoming school year.

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DUNLAP — The “weight” is almost over for Concord High School’s new $5 million fitness and performance center.

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GOSHEN — County officials and concerned parents hope to see school zone signs go up near Concord Junior High shortly after classes start this month.

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ELKHART — The Elkhart Education Foundation welcomes kids of all ages and their families to the fifth annual Elkhart Education Foundation Kick Off Classic on from 5- 9 p.m. Aug. 24. Presented by Centier Bank, the city-wide back to school event is has something for everyone.

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ELKHART — Elkhart Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Schoolhouse Supply Store, a program of the Elkhart Education Foundation, at 3 p.m. Monday, August 12. The Supply Store location is at the Elkhart Academy, near Mary Beck Elementary School, 1013 Tipton Street, Elkhart.

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ELKHART — Local bikers were stuffing their motorcycles with notebooks, pens and rulers on Saturday. They are not going back to school, but rather making sure that students in Elkhart have the supplies they need.

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ELKHART — With Elkhart Central and Elkhart Memorial high schools planning to merge into one Elkhart High School, the countdown is on, and school officials are offering a timeline to help alleviate any confusion.

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Former Fairfield High School student Halee Fisher, of Millersburg, is one of 24 to be selected by the World Food Prize Foundation to be sent abroad for the Borlaug-Ruan International Internship program at renowned international research centers and NGOs this summer. 

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GOSHEN — County redevelopment officials signaled support for helping Ivy Tech meet a nearly $1.5 million gap in its plan for an advanced manufacturing, automation and robotics lab.

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ELKHART — The E3 Robotics Center has a home of its own in Elkhart, a boon for students and the community alike, organizers say. 

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ELKHART — As the first day of school for Elkhart Community Schools quickly approaches, incoming kindergartners are getting some early exposure to the school life.

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ELKHART — Local school districts are offering pay raises and other incentives to combat an ongoing shortage of bus drivers.

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ELKHART — Heavy rainfall Sunday afternoon and evening resulted in flooding throughout the Beickman Performing Arts Center, as well as several classrooms and office spaces in the performing arts wing, officials said Monday. 

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DUNLAP — Bus drivers at Concord Community Schools will soon see a slight raise in their paychecks and have the option of applying for health insurance – a change officials say is needed to remain competitive with neighboring school districts.

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ELKHART — Hands-on learning activities? Check. Weekly camp themes? Check. Field trips and games? Check.

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ELKHART — Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary faculty, staff and students gathered for an all-campus meeting last week to hear the AMBS Presidential Search Committee’s announcement of David W. Boshart, of Wellman, Iowa, as the candidate of choice for the next president of the seminary.

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ELKHART — Music was in the air on Wednesday as aspiring young jazz musicians paired with local experts for a day of learning.

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ELKHART — Elkhart Community Schools is testing a new system that aims to keep students safe from cars and trucks that illegally pass stopped school buses.

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GOSHEN — Goshen Community Schools will expand its alternative middle school program from a half day to a full day for the 2019-20 school year, school officials said.

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DUNLAP — An initiative to fund the cost of several playground benches while helping keep plastic caps out of the landfill led to a project that will benefit Concord Intermediate School students and staff for years to come.

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GOSHEN — The new principal at Chamberlain Elementary School won’t have to go far when he moves into his office next month.

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SOUTH BEND — More than 400 Elkhart Memorial seniors became high school graduates Sunday afternoon, during the school’s graduation ceremony at University of Notre Dame’s Edmund P. Joyce Center.

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SOUTH BEND— For the first year, Concord High School’s graduating seniors formed a sea of green inside the University of Notre Dame’s Purcell Pavilion for commencement on Thursday night.

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ELKHART — Teachers at Elkhart Community Schools are often digging into their own pockets spending an average of $1,000 a year on school supplies and personal care items for their students, according to studies by the Elkhart Education Foundation.

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GOSHEN — Goshen school officials took a big step to help with overcrowding as crews broke ground on two of three projects on Monday for the corporation’s multimillion-dollar referendum project.

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ELKHART — Students and staff at Elkhart Memorial High School gathered in the hallway for a send-off celebration Friday to recognize several track athletes before they left for the state meet in Bloomington.

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ELKHART — Students at Elkhart Central High School may have more in common than they realized.

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GOSHEN — Goshen Community Schools is one of 14 school districts in the country to be honored with a 2019 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbons School District Sustainability Award, the U.S. Department of Education announced this week.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) and Star Financial Bank have named a fourth-grader Sydney McLaughlin as the National County Government Week essay contest winner for the AIC’s Northeast District.

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