Southern Wells

SW students net honors

SW students net honors

Southern Wells members of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America received top honors at the group’s State Leadership Conference earlier this...

Website says state’s schools below average

Indiana lags behind many of its counterparts in other states in terms of maintaining strong public school systems, according to a recent study.

Empty classrooms, busy projects

Empty classrooms, busy projects

Superintendents, staffers catching up on things while students are on spring break

As ISTEP+ continues, so do the concerns

One round of state standardized testing is finished, and there is little faith among leaders of local schools an upcoming second round will be without problems.

Vocational: Back in vogue

Vocational: Back in vogue

Ehlerding: It’s what industries want; they’re seeking qualified people

He knows about bones

He knows about bones

Southern Wells students get a lesson in skeletons

Talented

Talented

Talented

Celebrating pollinators

Celebrating pollinators

Southern Wells Elementary fourth grade students recently participated in the Wells County Soil and Water Conservation District Poster Contest. The theme for...

Most Wells County graduates are ready for college

Eighty-four percent of Wells County high school graduates are prepared for college-level coursework by the time they graduate, according to a recent state report.

Southern Wells sets May 31 for commencement

Graduation ceremonies of the Class of 2015 at Southern Wells will be held Sunday, May 31.

Let the testing begin

Wells students to start ISTEP+ this week

Wells graduation rates better than state’s

High school graduation rates in Wells County again have exceeded the state average.

‘We need welders’

‘We need welders’

Area high schools will offer certified training

Waxing historically

Waxing historically

Sixth grade students took part in the elementary school’s Wax Museum

Schools emphasize flexibility in ISTEP+ planning

Indiana schools have instructions from state education officials on how to administer the ISTEP+ exam, just days before students can begin taking the test.

Proposed budget could give a funding boost to schools

Each of Wells County’s three public school districts would see funding increases under a proposed two-year state budget.

Water woes will cost Southern Wells big bucks

Water, while safe, has arsenic in it and the campus’ sewage treatment plant is failing. Connecting to Montpelier is an option.

ISTEP administrators say server capacity boosted

A company that administers the state’s ISTEP+ test has increased server capacity ahead of the upcoming exam, after a test run of the system last week led to problems locally and throughout Indiana.

School grades, ISTEP+ will stay linked

Despite a refusal by the State Board of Education to consider suspending education accountability, the idea seems unlikely to fade away.

State school board could defer grades

The State Board of Education will consider a measure to suspend education accountability for one year.

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