Southern Wells

E-rate plan could hike phone bills

The latest proposal to revamp a government program that provides discounts for Internet access and telecommunications for public schools would include a hike in consumers’ phone bills.

Southern Wells’ principals explain schools’ grade drop

Explaining how the state decides how it will grade schools was a challenge facing Southern Wells Junior/Senior High School Principal Chad Yencer and Elementary School Principal John Purcell Tuesday night.

Teachers here bringing technology into classrooms

Teachers are using technology more frequently than their students, according to a recent study.

SWES announces first quarter honor roll

Southern Wells Elementary School has announced its first quarter honor roll.

Thank you

Thank you

Lt. Cmdr. Josh Wagner, a Navy flight instructor, spoke at a Veterans Day program Tuesday at Southern Wells Junior/Senior High School.

Only four ‘A’ schools in Wells this year

Only four ‘A’ schools in Wells this year

Just four of nine public schools in Wells County received “A” grades for the 2013-14 school year, according to information released by the Indiana...

In Southern Wells, Westfall and Scott are new board members

In Southern Wells, Westfall and Scott are new board members

There will be two new members representing Southern Wells on the school board come January — Aaron Westfall and Kevin Scott.

Pence draws criticism on refusal of federal funds

School administrators and advocates of early childhood education in Wells County have kept a close eye on Gov. Mike Pence’s recent decision to back off seeking $80 million in government preschool funding for Indiana.

SW board OKs new windows and doors

An issue that has been discussed and debated for months among members of the Southern Wells School Board came to a resolution this morning.

Schools fret cost of E-rate subtraction

A government plan to make changes to a program that provides discounts for Internet access and telecommunications could cost Wells County schools thousands of dollars.

SW board candidates address issues during forum

On a night that was great for harvesting corn and soybeans, it was probably no surprise to anyone in the agriculture-dominated Southern Wells community that the school board candidate forum was sparsely attended —...

Evaluating the superintendent

Adherence to state-mandated rubric limits the way school board members do the job

Preparing more for kindergarten

Preparing more for kindergarten

UW’s Countdown program will expand offerings at BHES, Ossian, and Lancaster

Southern Wells asks for study of options for its water system

Members of the Southern Wells School Board agreed Tuesday evening to use Commonwealth Engineers of Fort Wayne to determine what the next step forward should be in dealing with the school corporation’s aging sewage and...

Grades delayed

State’s school accountability system on hold until Nov. 5

Help wanted

Area school corporations in need of bus drivers

County teams to open grid sectional with road contests

Wells County high school football fans will have to fill up their cars’ gas tanks or car pool when the state tournament begins.

Students without homes concern school officials

A record number of homeless children were enrolled in U.S. schools in the 2012-13 school year, according to recently released data from the U.S. Department of Education.

SWCS approves ’14-’15 contracts

Southern Wells teachers did their part Thursday. Friday, the school board did its part.

Injured SW student released from hospital

The eighth-grade Southern Wells football player airlifted Tuesday has been released and is reportedly fine.

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