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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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BRISTOL — Elkhart Community Schools officials met with the community a second time to provide updates on the district’s financial status, initiatives and to receive input on ways to attract and retain students.

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ELKHART — Elkhart Community Schools held the first of four public meetings Monday night providing updates on the district’s fiscal status and priorities and collecting feedback on ways to attract and retain students

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ELKHART — School officials at Elkhart Community Schools are seeking the community’s input on ways to attract and retain students while being fiscally responsible.

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ELKHART — Eighth-graders in Elkhart County are taking field trips this week that have them exploring career opportunities in manufacturing.

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ELKHART — The Elkhart Education Foundation awarded 13 grants to teachers and students across Elkhart Community Schools for its fall grant cycle, giving away $22,536.

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ELKHART — Three families and an atheist group have complained to Baugo Community Schools that the schools, and one Jimtown High School teacher in particular, are failing to properly separate church and state, although others are coming to the teacher’s defense. 

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ELKHART — When Kevin Atlas walked onto the stage at Elkhart Memorial High School auditorium Monday morning, his towering presence at nearly 7 feet tall instantly caught the attention of students as eyes looked up.

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ELKHART — A local nonprofit will reduce the number of Elkhart County students who go hungry over the weekends this school year.

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ELKHART — As Elkhart Community Schools prepares to merge its two high schools into one, the district is seeking the public’s input on a new mascot.

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ELKHART — An annual back-to-school festival downtown not only kicked off the year with fun activities like bouncy houses and lip-sync battles but collected thousands of dollars worth of school supplies and struck a theme of unity before the two high schools merge next year.  

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

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

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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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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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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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DUNLAP — Start times and end times for all school buildings at Concord Community Schools will change this fall.

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ELKHART — Elkhart Community Schools best of the best educators had their night in the spotlight this week as the district hosted its annual awards night gala with an Academy Awards theme.

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ELKHART — Third-graders at Woodland Elementary School recently got their hands dirty to help create a positive environment for bees and other pollinators.

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ELKHART — Voters living in the Elkhart Community Schools district rejected a school tax hike that school officials said was needed to help offset lack of funds from the state.

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ELKHART — As Elkhart Community Schools consolidates its high schools next year, one field of study is set to have its own home. 

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ELKHART — Rehearsing for a concert can be challenging enough, but students from Roosevelt STEAM Academy and Pierre Moran Middle School have taken their preparation to another level.

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ELKHART — With the primary election now less than one week away, Elkhart Community Schools held its second and final community meeting Tuesday night as the district seeks voter approval on a referendum to raise property taxes.

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ELKHART — Voters in Elkhart County continue to express concerns about the Elkhart Community Schools referendum and who may be eligible to vote on the ballot question, but Circuit Court Clerk Christopher Anderson said the following statement should help clear up any confusion: 

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ELKHART —  A school funding referendum, and who is eligible to vote for the question, is causing confusion for some voters, according to local election officials.

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ELKHART — Voters in the Elkhart Community Schools district got a chance to get more insight this week on a tax hike referendum question on the May 7 ballot.

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ELKHART — Elkhart Community Schools, in response to a lawsuit alleging pay disparity, denies that female administrators were told they “just aren’t as good at negotiating their contracts as men.”

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ELKHART — Air Force Junior ROTC cadets at Elkhart Central High School recently took a field trip soaring through the clear blue skies.

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ELKHART — With voting scheduled to begin in a couple of weeks, Elkhart Community Schools officials are trying to spread the word about a proposed tax increase they say is needed to offset inadequate education funding from the state.

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ELKHART — The Elkhart Education Foundation achieved its goal of raising $40,000 at its fifth annual Trivia Night on Wednesday. The funds go toward grants that will enable teachers to be innovative in classrooms.

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