Bluffton

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.

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...

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.

Searching for water

Searching for water

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

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.

This is only (the) test ...

This is only (the) test ...

Ossian, Bluffton elementary schools rally around students before ISTEP week

‘Life is not over until you win’

‘Life is not over until you win’

Motivational speaker, who serves as Cincinnati Bengals’ chaplain, makes recommendations to local students

Schools to host kindergarten roundups

Schools to host kindergarten roundups

While schools are now replacing canceled days to end the 2013-2014 school year, they’re also preparing for the 2014-2015 school year for incoming...

Remodel of elementary school may cost $10M

Bluffton-Harrison Superintendent Wayne Barker told school board members Monday that he currently anticipates spending about $10 million to renovate the elementary school.

Bluffton schools add an hour to 12 school days

Bluffton-Harrison students will stay in school an extra hour for 12 days starting Monday, March 3, school board members unanimously approved during their regular school board meeting.

State proposes new education standards

State proposes new education standards

Wells County principal says standards will please opponents, proponents of Common Core

Schools get options on making up class time

The Indiana Department of Education will allow schools to lengthen the school day, teach class on Saturday or adjust holidays to compensate for cancellations, the DOE announced Thursday.

Educators weigh their options on cancellations

School leaders in Wells County say they will or expect to delay the ISTEP test as students and teachers catch up and cope with cancellations.

B-H calculates its upcoming tax rate

The Bluffton-Harrison school district tax rate dropped beneath the dollar mark this year, according to the 2014 budget state officials recently approved.

Could snowbound students attend a virtual classroom?

Bluffton-Harrison Superintendent Wayne Barker said he’s learned to never say “never.”

School districts get ‘A’ from state

The county’s three public school corporations each earned an A from the Indiana Department of Education for the 2012-2013 school year, officials announced Wednesday.

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