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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

Indiana’s interconnected schools getting attention

Indiana is hot.

Where are all the new teachers?

Local school districts have a smaller pool of applicants to pick from

School days coming soon

Registration next week at Norwell; the following week at Bluffton, Southern Wells

NWCS will offer health insurance to bus drivers

Northern Wells school board members voted Tuesday to begin offering health insurance to district bus drivers.

Feds tell SWCS: Boost lunch prices

Officials with the USDA Child Nutrition Program have told Southern Wells that it’s not charging enough for school lunches.

Norwell students get published in book

Norwell students get published in book

Sam Pittman thought she might have a future in writing. A sophomore at Norwell High School last year, Sam enjoyed writing. There might be a career in it, she...

Bluffton-Harrison advances plans for e-learning

School board members on Monday moved forward with plans to implement e-learning at the Bluffton-Harrison Metropolitan School District.

Diploma proposals mean more math

Proposed changes to Indiana’s high school graduation requirements call for students to take more math classes and earn additional credits.

Schools’ grade change idea gets resistance

A pitch for a one-year change to the state’s A-F school accountability system could be a tough sell, despite the support of many educators across Indiana.

School grades will get a review

State Board of Education members will weigh options Wednesday for school A-F accountability for 2014-15.

National honor for 4 local schools

Four Wells County schools are among those chosen this week by the U.S. Department of Education to showcase students’ “achievement and hard work.”

Kindergarten Countdown to return soon

It is a successful program, one that is growing and aims to help prepare children to enter kindergarten.

Projects continue despite rainfall

Wells County schools are dealing with recent wet weather and flooding, though they have, for the most part, escaped its most damaging effects.

BHES will serve as model for special education staff

Local educators are hoping a new initiative at Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School will highlight efforts to help students with special needs learn.

NWCS teachers packing eBackpacks

A switch to a new digital workflow system will increase efficiency and make teachers’ Web-based interactions with students more user-friendly, Northern Wells Community Schools leaders say.

Water woes at Southern Wells, both in and out

A fried well water pump and a floating tank left members of the Southern Wells School Board a little frazzled Tuesday night.

What they’re doing this summer

What they’re doing this summer

School districts have a variety of projects planned and under way.

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