Statement from the East Allen County School Board
On behalf of the board of School Trustees, we would like to publicly thank Dr. Ken Folks for his service to East Allen County Schools and wish him the best of luck on his retirement. Ken, through his leadership, enthusiasm, and energy has returned EACS to a level of distinction that has not been achieved for some time. This Board would also like to thank Ken for being our friend and for always administering an open door policy. Thank you.
The Board takes the process of placing a new superintendent very seriously and is committed to conducting a search that is as open and transparent as possible. The Board will not rush this process as we strive to find the best candidate to lead the school district. Rather than adhering to a strict timeline, we have set timeframes for reasonable objectives we would like to see materialize.
EACS has an exceptional and dedicated staff in place and we are very confident in its ability to lead us through this process until another superintendent is named. This Board will conduct a search both internally and externally in an effort to secure the very best leader for EACS. The Board of Trustees, along with the administration team, will continue to work closely with Dr. Folks for the duration of his service.
Thank you to every member of the East Allen County school family. Through your professionalism, you have made EACS a sought-after school system.
Paulding Putnam Electric Brings Energy Experience to LEARN After School Program
Students in LEARN Resource Center’s after school programs at New Haven Intermediate and Heritage Elementary recently received a visit from Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative. Peter Niagu, Energy Advisor for Paulding Putnam, came to both schools and students competed against each other in an energy trivia game. They were asked questions about renewable and nonrenewable energy and identified different types of energy based on a given description. The competition ended in a tie, and both schools will receive a cookie party compliments of Paulding Putnam.
Students also had the opportunity to ride an energy bike. By riding the energy bike, the kids powered three different kinds of light bulbs: incandescent, fluorescent, and LED. This demonstration helped show students which kind of light bulbs are most energy efficient as the light bulbs required different amounts of peddling.
LEARN Resource Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving east Allen County that works to enrich the learning and well-being of children and their families by promoting personal, social and educational development for a lifetime. The organization operates two before school programs and three after school programs. LEARN Resource Center is currently taking registration for its summer program which will run June 5 – August 4. For more information, visit www.learnresourcecenter.org.
Bishop Dwenger High School production of Bye Bye Birdie is scheduled for performances on May 5, 6, and 7. The students involved in the Arts at Dwenger are a special group of kids and are extremely talented.
If you have interest, please go our facebook page: www.facebook.com/bishopdwengerchoiranddrama and select the “event” page for Bye Bye Birdie to see a few “behind the scenes” pictures and videos.
Central Lutheran School Congratulates Michael Mackin
Central Lutheran School is proud to congratulate 6th grader Michael Mackin on being named one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2017 Indiana National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at Indiana University, Purdue University in Indianapolis on Friday, March 31, 2017.
This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 29th year. School Bees were held in schools with 4th through 8th grade students throughout the state to determine each school champion. School champions then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. The National Geographic Society has invited up to 100 of the top-scoring students in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories to compete in the State Bees. With his invitation to the state competition, this places Michael in the top 1% in geographic literacy among the nation’s 4th through 8th graders!
Each state champion will receive $100, the National Geographic Concise Atlas of the World, 4th Edition and a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent their state in the National Geographic Bee Championship to be held at National Geographic Society headquarters, May 14-17, 2017. The national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society, including a subscription to National Geographic magazine, and an all expenses paid expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the new National Geographic Endeavour ll.
Congratulations to Michael, and best of luck at the state competition. We are so proud of you!
Michael is one of 400 students attending Central Lutheran School. Central Lutheran has been a part of the New Haven community since 1952 and offers classes for students in 3-year-old preschool through 8th grade. For additional information about enrolling your child, go to www.cluth.org or call us at 260-493-2502.
University of Indianapolis senior Miranda Braun, a New Haven graduate, will participate in the NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 11 in Birmingham, Alabama. Braun qualified by placing first in shot put during the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships. She was also named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division II All-Region Team and awarded the GLVC Indoor Track and Field Sportsmanship Award.
The EACS Board of School Trustees recognized the fall sports Academic All-State student athletes. The Academic All-State Award has been around more than two decades and honors student-athletes who are the best students in their sport, as well as key contributors on their varsity team. The following student athletes have been named as the 2016 Indiana Fall Academic All-State Athletes:
Leo Jr. Sr. High
Madi Detmers, Kate Setser, Palmer Stapler, Luke SanGiacomo, Matt Heck, Will Lengacher, Alijandro Flores, Tommy West, Dane Ousley, Lexi Baron, Alexa Allen, Logan Sagstetter, Raeanne Genth, Laurel Zwick, and Erik Fowerbaugh.
Heritage Jr. Sr. High:
Alex Feipel, Terry Lockwood, Rylie Schane, Jerome Lechleitner, Connor Simmons, Laura Franz
Renee Hare, Veronica Hare, Sara Strahm, Kaylie Till, Zach White, and Evan Knapke
New Haven High
Erica Miller, Jacob Birch, and Cameron Mason
Josh Gerig, Samantha Voors, Cassidy Wiedenhoeft, and Samantha Houser
CONGRATULATIONS STUDENT ATHLETES!
On February 26th, the fans of New Haven High School and Heritage High School came together to support their communities… Caring for OUR Community. A total of over 850 socks, hats and gloves were “tossed” onto the floor, collected up and will soon be distributed to people in need throughout both communities.
A very special thank you to event sponsor Parkview Sports Medicine and also to WHNH 101.3fm.
It was an amazing night of sharing, giving and caring. Thank you to the many fans that brought items, the staff at each school and the New Haven Cheerleaders.
Because of YOU… our community is a better place today.