School News

County schools have high graduation rates

Once again, the county’s public high schools’ graduation rates exceeded the state average, with more than 90 percent of students finishing their high school careers with diplomas.

Deceased coach’s estate will receive part of his salary

In honor of and to compensate for all of the work he did on this year’s girls’ track team, members of the Southern Wells school board Tuesday night approved of paying the estate of Chris Killingbeck $1,500.

Board OKs contract for resource officer

Northern Wells school board members Tuesday unanimously approved a contract paying $51,728.50 for a school resource officer.

Food at NWCS: Fewer options, higher prices

The federal government has essentially banned Pepsi, snack cakes and Bosco’s pizza — and perhaps $250 in sales a day — from Norwell High School, Northern Wells school board members learned Tuesday.

Board delays BHES expansion

Vote on necessary HVAC, roofing repairs set for April 28

Bag full of health

Bag full of health

Volunteer Don Avey distributes one of many goodie bags to Wells County students during the first day of the Purdue Extension Office’s annual Kids Health and...

Norwell’s SRO gets OK from County Council

One final hurdle stands in the way between a school resource officer in Northern Wells Community Schools – its school board.

Plans call for deputy to be NWCS resource officer

County and school officials are one step closer in creating a school resource officer in Northern Wells schools.

Local teachers making grade, state reports

Virtually 100 percent of Wells County’s educators taught either effectively or highly effectively during the 2012-2013 school year, according to the data the Indiana Department of Education released Monday.

Bringing words to life

Bringing words to life

Author David Greenberg speaks to students at Lancaster Central Elementary School Monday afternoon.

Longer days, longer summer

Longer days, longer summer

Students, teachers in county’s schools stay in class an extra hour to avoid summer school

SW students visit Speedway

Southern Wells fourth-grade students once again toured the Indianapolis 500 complex Tuesday — kissing bricks, searching for answers in the museum and sitting in an actual race car.

NWCS board extends 14 more school days

Northern Wells students will add an extra 50 to 60 minutes of instructional time to an additional 14 days, after school board members voted 3-2 to adjust the calendar to compensate for canceled classes.

Searching for water

Searching for water

Cory Kaehr of Brickley Excavating searches for a broken water main beneath the Bluffton-Harrison schools’ practice field

NWCS delays vote on make-up days

NWCS delays vote on make-up days

At Superintendent Scott Mills’ recommendation, Northern Wells school board members delayed until their next meeting any adjustments to the school year to...

SWCS school year to end June 3

School board also reviews and approves several summer capital projects

Bluffton-Harrison board moves forward on BHES renovation

Bluffton-Harrison school board members Monday took a first, $12,500 step toward possibly renovating the elementary school.

Baker: Legislators left education alone, for the most part

Students statewide will not have to study black history next year, and they also won’t complete their assignments in cursive either.

New social studies standards adopted

Uniondale resident was among those voting in favor

Schools: 2 districts were closed, but 1 had no delay

Bluffton-Harrison Superintendent Wayne Barker said Wednesday morning he decided not to cancel school because the snow wasn’t falling when he had to make the decision.

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