School News

NWCS banks $100K in non- ‘confidential’ settlement

Northern Wells Community Schools entered into a confidential agreement worth $100,000 with a Georgia contractor in July after concerns were raised about renovation work at Norwell High School.

New look for B-H website

New look for B-H website

The Bluffton-Harrison Metropolitan School District has gotten a virtual facelift.

Construction continues

Construction continues

Crews continued work Tuesday on a renovation and expansion on the east side of Bluffton-Harrison Elementary

Late results draw B-H district’s ire

A delay in the delivery of this year’s accountability scores will hamper efforts by school leaders to make changes that could improve local schools, Bluffton-Harrison Superintendent Wayne Barker said.

Bluffton-Harrison plans $18.3M budget

The Bluffton-Harrison Metropolitan School District will advertise an $18.3 million budget for 2016.

Tracking vaccinations

Mandatory registration gives insight into what students need

Behind closed doors, SWCS gets sewer ideas

Aug. 20 is not a “hard and fast” deadline to decide whether or not Southern Wells schools should hook up to a new sewage plant at Montpelier, Superintendent Jim Craig said following a regular meeting of the school...

NWCS board ponders policy on facility use

A facility use policy is a work in progress for Northern Wells Community Schools leaders.

Schools crunching the budget numbers

With a new school year in full swing, district administrators are now working to put together 2016 budgets.

SW board must decide on sewage treatment options

During a work session at Southern Wells Wednesday evening, Superintendent Jim Craig laid out the costs of two options to solve the school complex’s sewage woes — and a third to try and keep the current plant running...

The school year’s under way

The school year’s under way

Classrooms filled up Wednesday with Northern Wells, Southern Wells students

First day introductions

First day introductions

First day introductions

Back at it

Back at it

Summer break ends for Bluffton-Harrison; SWCS, NWCS start Wednesday

First day of school

First day of school

First day of school

Here we go

Here we go

New school year, new teachers, new approaches With an influx of new teachers, The News-Banner takes a look at three local teachers who will be in a Bluffton...

ISTEP results delayed again

The news Wednesday that there were more problems surrounding the state’s ISTEP+ test was unsurprising to local educators.

They’re testing the waters at Southern Wells

Getting water from Montpelier was put on hold by members of the Southern Wells Community School Board early Tuesday morning.

App lets NWCS students contact administrators

Students will have a new way to communicate concerns to school leaders when they return to Northern Wells schools Aug. 12. For the first time, the school district this year will use a mobile messaging service called...

It’s the final countdown

It’s the final countdown

Schools prepare for first week of classes

Dancing for days

Dancing for days

Deanna Elzey leads children in a song and dance about days of the week Tuesday at Lancaster Central

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