Welcome to the East Allen County School’s monthly construction update, as it relates to New Haven. I would like to share the many improvements to OUR school district that are changing the look of OUR city. So many exciting things are happening in New Haven and I’m frequently asked “what’s happening now?”

New safety entrances have been added or are being added to ALL schools within the EACS’s district.

Improvements at the New Haven Primary School, in Highland Terrace, are completed. They have added classrooms for our special needs pre-school children. The addition truly highlights the pre-K through second grade school.

The intermediate school, which houses grades 3-6, is underway on the previous site of Park Hill. The demolition in that area is nearly complete, allowing the footers and cement block to commence. The installation of the masonry walls in Unit C (the classroom addition) has begun and the outline of the first floor classrooms is now visible.

The new Middle School wing, which is moving to the high school campus, is going up very quickly. It will have 7th and 8th grade students occupying the two-story building on the Green Road side of the high school.

New Haven High Schools’ renovations continue to proceed. The foundation for the new field house, located on the west side of the building, has begun; a majority of the interior is being remodeled, including the gym. Work continues on: the overhead mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) installation in the main gym and upper gym areas, painting of the walls and ceiling deck located on the 2nd floor of the gym are also in process, along with the installation of railing and glass along the 2nd floor. Installation of the turf football field will begin in late May and be ready for the next Bulldog football season. It will be incredible to see the “new” John Young Field.
Thank you for making this happen and tune in next month for the “What’s Happening Now” monthly update to OUR New Haven Schools.

Bob Nelson
President East Allen County School Board of Trustees.

The New NHIS Grades 3-6


NHMS 7th & 8th Grade Wing

NHHS Fieldhouse

NHHS Front

POSTED: 04/18/18 at 12:10 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

State Wrestling Competitors Honored by Board of School Trustees

The Board of School Trustees honored all the wrestlers that competed in the 2018 State Wrestling Competition! Those recognized were:

Jonyvan Johnson, senior, New Haven High

- 182# weight class – placed 7th at State
•2018 Sectional Champion
•2018 Regional Champion
•2018 3rd Place @ Semi-State
•2018 Record- 39 – 4

Jaxson Savieo, senior, New Haven High

- 190# weight class – Top 16 @ State
•2018 NE8 Conference Champion
•2018 Sectional Champion
•2018 Regional Champion
•2018 Semi-State Champion
•News Sentinel Scholar Athlete of the Week
•News Sentinel Wrestler of the Year
•2018 Record- 43 – 2

Ian Heath, freshman, Leo High School

-120# weight class – State Qualifier
•Regional and Semi State Runner Up
•Sectional Champion
•41-6 Record
•Set program record for Most Tech. Falls in a Season with 6
•Set program record for best Freshman Winning Percentage at 87%.


POSTED: 04/16/18 at 12:56 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

New Haven High Student Representing EACS At The National Youth Correspondent Journalism & Media Conference

Sherdell Baker, a junior at New Haven High School, has been selected to represent New Haven, Indiana as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2018 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.

Sherdell joins a select group of students from all over the country for an intensive study of journalism and media. She was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies.

National Youth Correspondents participate in hands-on, experiential learning through decision-making simulations that challenge them to solve problems and explore the creative, practical, and ethical tensions inherent in journalism and media. The week long program, held at George Mason University’s state-of-the-art campus, will encourage and inspire young leaders from across the country who desire a unique experience focused on successful careers in this dynamic industry.

The Washington Journalism and Media Conference will be held July 15 to 20, 2018 and our own Sherdell Baker has been selected to attend.

The Board of School Trustees recognized Sherdell for this great accomplishment!

POSTED: 04/16/18 at 12:52 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

New Haven High Wrestler Named ‘Wrestler of the Year’

Jaxson Savieo, Wrester of the Year from New Haven High

Jaxson Savieo, senior at New Haven High School was recently named the News Sentinel ‘Wrestler of the Year’! Jaxson’s achievements include:

•190# Top 16 @ State
•2018 NE8 Conference Champion
•2018 Sectional Champion
•2018 Regional Champion
•2018 Semi-State Champion
•News Sentinel Scholar Athlete of the Week
•News Sentinel Wrestler of the Year
•2018 Record- 43 – 2

POSTED: 04/16/18 at 12:49 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

High School is presenting Disney’s The Little Mermaid… April 20-21-22 in the NHHS auditeria.

Friday & Saturday @7:30, and Sunday @2:30.

Adults are $12.00 students k-12 $10.00.

POSTED: 04/16/18 at 12:41 pm. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News, Schools


Arts & Crafts area for Canal Days are currently looking for vendors. Complete information is available at: www.newhavencanaldays.org (under the forms tab)

POSTED: 04/14/18 at 10:37 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News, Schools

Come join the fun! Saturday May 19th will be the 3rd Annual Heroes versus Villains 5K Run / Walk at the Rivergreenway. Costumes are encouraged but not required. The run/walk will begin at 10am…with on site registration starting at 8:45am near the Rivergreenway boat dock just South of Kreager Park, the address is 7000 N River Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815. State of the art RFID chip on the bib timing will be provided by Timed Events. Timed-Events.com will have published results online including a Youtube video of the finish line. Awards to top runners. Special event T-shirts only guaranteed to a limited number of preregistered participants. $28 for adult preregistration and $18 for children 15 and under. Day of race registrations will incur an increased fee ($35 for Adults and $25 for Children). Signup at: heroes5krunwalk.com

POSTED: 04/11/18 at 4:53 pm. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News, Sports


Family-owned trucking company looking for OTR drivers in the Huntington area for dedicated tanker runs.

Requirements: Class A CDL, tanker endorsement, 2 years tractor-trailer experience, at least 25 years old. Payment per mile plus quarterly safety bonus. Assigned power unit, 2500-3500 average miles per week. Home weekly but can choose to stay out longer.

Clean inspection & referral bonus. Detention & breakdown pay.

Medical insurance & AFLAC, IRA with company match, paid vacation.

Call Mike or Ryan @ 800-627- 1308. Tom Gullickson Inc, Deerfield, WI

POSTED: 04/11/18 at 4:45 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, News, Real Estate

Nelson running for New Haven mayor

EACS board leader seeking to replace retiring McDonald

ASHLEY SLOBODA | The Journal Gazette

More than a dozen people crowded inside New Haven Bakery on Wednesday morning to support mayoral candidate Republican Bob Nelson.

“Under my leadership, we will focus not only on the next few years, but the next 40 years,” said Nelson, the East Allen County Schools board president. “I want to prepare the next generation of leaders in New Haven.”

Nelson, 60, joins Steve McMichael, Republican city councilman and business owner, in vying to lead New Haven. Longtime incumbent Terry McDonald, a Republican, has said he is not seeking re-election in 2019.

Nelson said several people encouraged him to run for mayor. He stressed he isn’t seeking a long tenure.

“I am looking to be a bridge to the next generation of leadership,” Nelson said, speaking to an audience that included his mother, his wife, a New Haven High School administrator and two city councilmen.

Nelson, who works in marketing and public relations, has lived in New Haven more than 30 years. McMichael moved to New Haven in 2003.

Nelson was first elected to the EACS board in 2012 and was re-elected for a second term in 2016. He has been board president since January 2017.

If elected as mayor, Nelson’s second term on the school board would be cut short a year. Fellow board member Chris Baker, who attended Nelson’s campaign announcement, didn’t view that possibility as a loss to East Allen.

The school district would benefit from a stronger relationship with the city, Baker said, confident Nelson won’t turn a blind eye to East Allen as mayor.

“I think it’s great for New Haven,” Baker said.

Education – along with community pride and safety and security – is an area Nelson would focus on as mayor.

Nelson summarized projects he has fought for in East Allen, including the high school renovation, the construction of a new intermediate school and the development of a vocational school. It’s time, he said, city leadership takes a stronger, more visible stand in education at the city’s private and public schools, which are doing amazing things.

“We need to tell our story,” Nelson said.

Nelson intends to be a mayor who is visible throughout the community, visiting businesses, churches and community gatherings. Everyone – elected officials, and business, community and educational leaders – will have a voice.

He promised monthly updates via print, video and social media and has formed an accountability group to hold him to his intentions.

“My leadership will be different,” Nelson said.


POSTED: 03/30/18 at 2:41 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

POSTED: 03/23/18 at 12:37 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Sports