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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.

Educators boost use of social media

Sara Mischke didn’t know she was joining a worldwide trend when she took to the Internet this year to seek funding for tech upgrades to her classroom.

Construction zone

Construction zone

Renovating the main entrance at Bluffton High School.

NWCS trims preschool plans for fall

Northern Wells Community Schools has — for now — scaled back its plans for preschool programs in the fall.

B-H board approves e-learning

The Bluffton-Harrison Metropolitan School District board on Monday voted to approve e-learning, making it the second school district in Wells County in days to OK a virtual option for its students.

With a surprise, Norwell sends off its Class of 2015

With a surprise, Norwell sends off its Class of 2015

Army Pfc. Beau Burke stood by himself Sunday in the hallway outside the gymnasium at Norwell High School, waiting.

All at the same place ...

All at the same place ...

As of Sunday, 5 consecutive generations of one family will have graduated from Ossian-area schools As an approximate 189 Norwell students make their way...

Northern Wells school board OKs e-learning

With little discussion Tuesday, school board members signed off on a plan to implement e-learning at Northern Wells Community Schools.

Cool carnival

Cool carnival

Cool carnival

71 graduate from Southern Wells

71 graduate from Southern Wells

Well before her granddaughter walked across the dais Sunday afternoon to accept her high school diploma, Sheena Hamilton’s eyes were watery.

BHS Class of 2015 takes its leave at ceremony

BHS Class of 2015 takes its leave at ceremony

A promise made, a promise kept. Although she had to pause a moment to say it, Bluffton High School senior Shelby Boyle explained how a sixth grade student who...

Honored induction

Norwell Middle School teacher Carey Smith presented Luke Rinehart with a medal during the school’s induction ceremony Thursday night for the first National Junior Honor Society members. Thirty-five students were...

One final goodbye until August

One final goodbye until August

Southern Wells Elementary School teachers, continuing a long-standing tradition, wave goodbye

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